Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Get Along Gang (1985) Haunted Badger Mansion Tour

Almost 30 years on, I still think the Get Along Gang was awesome!

From time to time I obtain artefacts, especially from the toyline. The figures are still collectable and here in the UK there were some exclusives that surfaced after things wrapped up stateside.

Aside from 4 exclusive figures (Ketchum Crocodile, Lealand Lizard, Pocus Possum and Hocus Hare) there was an exclusive playset - The Haunted Badger Mansion!

 For what its worth, the mansion never featured a badger, let alone a haunted one. It was pretty much a generic haunted house with traps and the Get Along Gang branding.

Whilst there isn't a physical playset to showcase, I came into possession of the packaging after acquiring a Clubhouse Caboose on ebay. The box was used to keep that inside and was a nice bonus!

 The appearance of a skeleton in a universe of anthropomorphic animals calls the authenticity of a Get Along Gang item into question. Did humans once inhabit Green Meadow?

If you look very close, you'll find the wallpaper is haunted and covered in eyes!

Montgomery Good News Moose is here to test the mansion booby traps. The ghost is the figure exclusive to the playset.

 There's a Weerwolf here, but still no sign of the Lord of the manor. The piano has an attached resident goblin on guard.

 A trap door full of nasties awaits.
As the old saying goes - That last step is a doozy!
If you survive the steps of doom, a working fun house mirror next to a vampire portrait awaits.

That for now completes our tour of sorts of the UK exclusive Get Along Gang Haunted Badger Mountain. The only mystery that remains is that of the badger... Perhaps an unused character.

As for Monty. Its not been his day.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Christmas MOUSERs part 3

Christmas MOUSERs featured (around 12mins in) on Blind Bag Madness, hosted by married duo 'Pixel' Dan and Christina Eardley.

Pretty awesome to see one these little guys on a popular Youtube channel subscribed by 80k+ spectators. More MouserMas Awesomeness to come..

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Krispy Kreme UK elbows Ghostbusters promotion

When Krispy Kreme announced special edition Ghostbusters donuts to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the movie, many were happy to receive the news.

The unveiled donuts in two different variants: A Slimed Logo donut, and a Marshmallow Mr Stay Puft donut had been given a good reception. The eventual release has been positive overall.

Sadly, it would seem the promotion is limited to a USA and Canada only deal. An email made its way to Figured Out HQ this morning confirming that the UK won't enjoy these spooky treats.

Thank you for contacting Krispy Kreme!

Unfortunately, the Ghostbusters promotion is only taking place in the US.

We have lots of exciting campaigns coming to the UK very soon such as Halloween inspired doughnuts.

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We do sincerely appreciate your interest in Krispy Kreme.

With best wishes
Krispy Kreme Customer Support

Somehow, the Halloween donuts don't seem to be worthy substitute. Feel free to comment and reply with opinions.