Posts Tagged ‘Nightmare Before Christmas


Toy Stories: A Nightmare (in Vinyl) Before Christmas

As we move from counting the days until Christmas to counting the hours, I decided it would be nice to check in on an old-fashioned Toy Stories post. I’m a fan of the Disney Vinylmation toy series, but in the past my chanced to collect the figures have been somewhat limited by the fact that they were only sold in the Disney Parks and at their New York store. This year, though, they expanded and have begun selling the toys in the Disney Stores across the US of A, including the one in New Orleans. One of the toy lines you can get at the Disney Store now is their set based on the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas (which I’m just realizing I haven’t watched yet this year, so I’ll add that to the DVD queue).

These figures are unique from other Vinylmation figures in an interesting respect — most figures are blindboxed, so you don’t know exactly what you’re buying. The Nightmare figures, though, come in a window box, where you can clearly see the figure. I imagine this is because Disney recognizes that a lot of people who don’t collect the figures in general will want some of these, either to add to their Christmas decorations or just because they love the movie. It will appeal to the usual toy-buying demographic, but to other buyers as well. At any rate, I got these three figures at various times over the last month: Santa Claus, Jack Skellington, and Jack’s dog, Zero. They’re certainly amongst the most iconic characters from the film, and among the coolest looking figures in the set. You’ve still got a little time to get them, if you’re brave enough to face the crowds.


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 184: Kick-Ass, the Losers, and Listener E-Mail

We’re going mano-a-Blakeo this week as your valiant host flies solo. But that doesn’t mean we’re bereft of content! This week Blake gives his thoughts on the new-to-DVD films Kick-Ass and The Losers, talks about a couple of recent events from Wizard World Chicago and the Green Lantern movie, and answers your e-mails! In the picks, Blake doubles up with the surprisingly awesome Life With Archie: The Married Life #1 and the not-at-all-surprisingly awesome Darkwing Duck #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 184: Kick-Ass, the Losers, and Listener E-Mail

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