|My first Pocket Screamer, "Ripper"!|
Little did I know how far the Pocket Screamers rabbit hole can go! I am now obsessed with these things, when I would otherwise be totally indifferent. I tend to become obsessed with toy lines that are shrouded in mystery, and these things are on of the greatest toy mysteries ever!
"The figures pop up each fall in random stores from Walgreens to Menards and Big Lots, Party City, CSV to online resources such as eBay and Spirit Halloween. While not 100% certain it's believed that they have been on the market since the turn of the century. No one really knows who produces them and despite all of my research I've yet to find a manufacturer or designer. That in itself is a little creepy.... why do they just appear each fall, where do they come from and where do they go?
We've searched the interwebs high and low and have only found a few people with the same sized collection (a couple larger ones). We've been on a mission to collect every known Pocket Screamer that has ever existed and will not rest until that mission is accomplished. If you share this same love please drop us a line, we'd like to meet you and know that we're not alone in this dark and twisted obsession."
I checked out my local Halloween City and found this gnarly guy known as "Ripper" for $2! I will likely never own all of them, there are A TON!
Here's a video of "Ripper" in action, from the Pocket Screamers site.
Do you have any Pocket Screamers lurking in long forgotten Halloween bins? Wanna get rid of them? Can I have them? PLEASE!!!
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