Toylanta was this weekend—it’s a big annual toy convention held in Atlanta over a weekend. It started as a hub for GI Joe collectors but expanded to include vintage toys across the board. I have friends that attend, friends who are vendors, and friends who attend with me, so it was an all-around fab time Saturday! Here are some highlights:
I shoulda written about this sooner; now things are picked over and if you like what you see here you might not be able to get them.
We have several Dollar Tree stores in our area; generally I haven’t been too thrilled with their holiday offerings; it always seems like everything looks too “kiddie” themed or just as if it were made by the lowest-paid designers, which of course is how they keep things cheap. But this year I was really pleasantly shocked at the designs of some of Dollar Tree’s Halloween Wares, from glowing gloves to decorated treat boxes!
Friends, I go to one of two Targets in my area EVERY day. No, I’m not driving there on a special trip; it’s simply that my daily morning errands always end right at a Target. So,I’m able to really keep up with what’s shakin’ in their Halloween department, or “Booporium”, this year.
This is one of my favorite artists from the 80s, one of my favorite songs and one of the quirkiest little videos from that decade. Featuring mummies going about their daily lives in our world and sharing a darling romantic relationship, the video and song proves that love can indeed be everlasting. ❤
This is the Mummycorn, a character I used to draw on occasion.
The Mummycorn also exists as a scarecrow made for an exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. He didn’t win a prize, but I was very proud of him. I later gave him to my friend Shane.