Monday, September 19, 2011

Boney Banjo Player

K-Mart.  There, I said it.  I'm not proud.

We went to K-Mart Sunday just to see what sort of Halloween goodies might be on the shelf and found the little gem you see below:

Yes, it is a skeleton, sitting on a tombstone, holding a banjo.
Now lest you think, "Why, that's quite nice, but it could be much better, couldn't it?" I must relate that it plays music.
It plays Dixie whilst "strumming" the banjo.
Feast your eyes and ears upon the evidence below:
video

How's that for your pre-Halloween entertainment?  (Elizabeth the "Spooky Kitten" is a bonus feature of Punkinhaus and does not come with the actual item)

Until next time, keep your pumpkins lit.

8 comments:

  1. Full credit to Kat for wanting it. Even though it creeps her out.

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  2. I missed out! They didn't have any of those at out local K-Mart.. I don't usually go there but they had a pretty nice selection of Halloween goods.

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  3. Mark, that is a shame. Perhaps another K-Mart...

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  4. HA! I love it! You know it might be worth a lot of money one day. Today's Dollar Store Halloween junk is tomorrow's vintage Halloween collectibles! I now have two Dollar Store Halloween snow globes...well, one is a replacement for the one my cat pushed off the mantle last year so...Beware of Spooky kitty!

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  5. Cats will do that. It's like they are operating on an aesthetic that would put a New York art critic to shame.

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  6. Wow....you know what Herr Punkinstein? I thought I had hit up every store here in FL that had any possibility of stocking Halloween merchandise. But I FORGOT about K-Mart! I forgot that K-Mart even existed until I read this post! Most of ours our long gone down here....but there is one lone hold out that I think is still there. Now I have somewhere to go tomorrow....thank you! Banjo playing Skeleton is just bizarre enough to garner my attention.

    And I agree that if you keep that baby 'MIB' (mint in the box) for another 20-40 years, one of your relatives may have a treasure on their hands to carry in to that 'Antiques Roadshow' for an appraisal!:o)

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  7. Good luck, Wendy. It is rough, these things we do for Halloween.

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