Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I Want My Mummy!

Okay, this is the last one, I promise! It’s almost Halloween, and I just can’t get it off my brain, so this week’s challenge for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is… — Movie Monsters — REMEMBER!: The League is always open to new members! Got a blog? Write a post in response to the weekly challenge!
I've had mummies on the mind lately. It all started with this great Goodwill find. You see how I tied this right in with the League challenge?

So dang cool!

Included in a 2 dollar grab bag I found this magnificent Playmobil Mummy! Let's risk a deadly curse and take a peak inside.

Note the little scorpion friend inside.

Would ya look at that, my very own Playmobil skeleton! Something must've gone horribly wrong with the mummification process! What this mummy needs is a fresh mummy minion.

Rise my child!

What the crap!?
The newest Playmobil "mummy" is very strange, to say the least. He looks more like a bandaged up hospital patient. His staff looks like a crutch and his hands and feet don't even match his glow-in-the-dark face. He looks like he choked to death. Perhaps his neck brace was a little too tight.

The new mummy head works rather well for custom figures.

I really wish I had some LEGO Adventurers Desert Expedition or Pharaoh's Quest sets, but I don't have a single LEGO mummy!

After I found this mummy of a find, I really wanted to watch the original 1932 classic, The Mummy. I was delighted to find it is on Netflix. If you haven't seen it and you have Netflix then watch it tonight, it's great!

Look at Karloff's creepy Mummy mug! (Source)
This Halloween we're having a movie mummy marathon. My brother owns copies of all the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies, which are loosely based on the original classic. I know they're totally corny, but that's why we love them so much! I remember watching the Mummy Returns at the dollar theater with my brother and my friend Landon and busting out laughing at the sight of that ridiculous dirigible! I also love when The Rock turns into a giant scorpion. After his transformation he strikes a pose with his signature eyebrow raise. Pure cheese!

Now go check out what other Leaguers are bloggin' about:

Grey talks about his favorite creature, the Creature, at Achievements In Gaming.

Erik Johnson, Illustrator extraordinaire, sketches up a Killer Croc inspired Jason!


  1. Replies
    1. Happy Halloween John! And a Merry Creepsmas!

  2. Happy Halloween! I can't believe you opened it. I've heard playmobile curses last a lifetime. Or a few minutes... somewhere in between I suppose.

    1. Happy Halloween! I just had to open it, curse or no curse! I do it all for my adoring fans! :D

  3. Playmobil! I love this! Love love love it! Love the switching of the heads ;)
    And I have to say it, I hate those movies! And my husband loves them so much, I make fun of them while he's watchin them. But I did buy him the box set for his bday a couple years ago and now suffer it's viewing more frequently because that's what marriage is all about. Making allowance for the other person's shortcomings. ;)

    1. I really lucked out with this Mummy, he's so cool! He's from a rather expensive set, the Egyptian Pyramid set #4240. At least I don't think this is sold separately, I could be wrong.

      LOL, ain't that the truth! My poor Laura puts up with all my crazy man-child nonsense. Did you guys have a Mummy marathon for Halloween then? We like to MST3K the series when we watch it. :P

  4. Quite cool! Hope you have a great Halloween!

    1. Thank you Joe, we had a great Halloween! I hope your Halloween was swell as well!