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This year’s Halloween Funpack is extra special. Each contains Dino Drac’s Treat Sack, an adorable fabric pumpkin bag that’s overstuffed with spooky collectibles, candy and other awesome goodies.
Let’s see what’s inside! (Stop reading here if you don’t want to be spoiled!) Read More…
Welcome to the fourth edition of 2021’s Best Halloween Junk Food, which isn’t even gonna be the last one. I’ll need the benefit of hindsight to be sure, but I can’t remember another year when we got sooo much great stuff. From a foodie perspective, this has gotta be in the running for Best Halloween Ever.
Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets!
(Available at Burger King)
Even without any special packaging, Burger King’s Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets might be my favorite food of the entire Halloween season. They’re that good!
The heat isn’t daunting, exactly, but it’s pretty severe by fast food standards. It’s that sneak-up-on-you kind of heat, too, which leads me to believe that there’s some capsaicin extract in the mix, along with whatever “real” peppers the King diced up.
Beyond that, they’re just good nuggets in general. Can’t remember the last time I had BK’s chicken nuggets before this week, but they’ve evolved into the perfect midpoint between Applebee’s chicken tenders and McDonald’s McNuggets.
GRADE: A+. I noticed that Burger King is using shadowy ghosts in the online promo images. If those end up in restaurants as window displays, I promise you that I will steal one or die trying. Read More…
Hey, you. Tonight’s video is about a random Halloween store in New Jersey. Not a Spirit Halloween, and not a store that’s part of any big chain. That’s what made it beautiful. The stuff I found at this place could not have been found at any other store. (Seriously, they had giant squeaking cockroaches from 2001 in this joint.)
In the video, I’ll show you footage of the store and tell you about the wonderful treasures I found there. (And yeah, if you couldn’t tell by the thumbnail, stupid contact lenses were among my finds.)
I hope the vid encourages you to seek out some of the weirder Halloween stores in your town. Whereas a chain like Spirit has consistent stock no matter which location you go to, these one-off shops are completely unique, and if you dig around them long enough, you’re sure to find some awesome goodies.
Enjoy the vid! I’m gonna let this one sail through the weekend, but I’ll be back early next week. In the meantime, drop by Dino Drac After Dark for late night fun, and follow me on Twitter or Instagram to keep tabs on what I had for lunch. Talk soon!
Gosh, I haven’t posted a new edition of Five Random Action Figures since… well, since last year’s Halloween Countdown. I don’t know what my problem is. I have plenty of old toys, and these are easy enough to write. Hopefully this is the start of a brighter future. If not, I’ll see you next year.
Because it’s the Halloween season, I’m exclusively featuring SPOOKY figures in this edition. (Are McNuggets dressed like clowns spooky? I think they are.)
McDonald’s McNugget Buddies (1996)
This one’s from the final wave of McDonald’s Halloween McNugget Buddies, which was definitely the weirdest wave. That was the set where you had McNuggets dressed like octopuses and Godzilla. And also Ronald McDonald.
Ronald isn’t the “coolest” figure from that set, but he’s still my favorite. While the logical explanation is that some random McNugget chose to dress like McDonaldland’s top dog, my headcanon states that this is the actual Ronald McDonald, who through a series of mishaps mutated into a Chicken McNugget.
The McNugget looks cute with the wig and shoes, but when he’s naked, that clown mouth is pure terror. I keep waiting for him to pull a Poltergeist-style scam on me. I’m not stupid, Ronald. The second I look away, I know you’re gonna kill me. Read More…