Category Archives: Holidays

Banksy Installs Two Stenciled Reindeer Next To Bench To Raise Homelessness Awareness

In the spirit of the holiday season, the mysterious Banksy stenciled a couple of white reindeer directly next to a bench in Birmingham, England, so it appeared like they were attached. The reindeer look like they’re ready to take flight and bring both the bench and the sleeping man along for the ride.

The artist stated that this installation was to bring awareness to the homelessness issue that has been growing around the area.

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The 2019 LEGO Employee Christmas Gift Has Been Revealed

Since 2008 LEGO employees have received a surprise gift at Christmas time in the form of an exclusive set.

Matthew Ashton, VP of Design, tweeted a picture of this year’s set which is  Star Wars themed. Employees will receive a 1,038 piece Christmas X-wing set!

LEGO is paying tribute to the legendary Star Wars X-wing Fighter as it celebrates the debut as an official LEGO tie-in set 20 years ago. This current, festive version of the iconic Rebel starfighter comes in as a larger, upscale model decked in red and white just in time for the holidays.

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Gallery 1988 Announces Pop Toppers Art Show By Blain Hefner Opening On November 15

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles announces their upcoming exhibit Pop Toppers (Christmas 2019) from Blain Hefner. Blain created the Die Hard tree topper awhile back and now we have learned that he was working on 17 more!

Some of the toppers are based on Christmas movies, some are not. There is a nice variety of genres represented in the show. They’ll all debut Friday, November 15th at Gallery 1988. Join them from 7-9 PM and start your Christmas shopping early!

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Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House Kit 

Get the family together this winter for some afternoon fun! This kit includes everything you need to build and decorate your very own Oreo holiday chocolate cookie house. It comes with pre-baked chocolate cookie pieces, pre-made icing, Oreo Cookies, Oreo Mini Cookies, fruity gummies and candy jewels. Just open the box and start building!

The kit, which has already been spotted at several stores, retails for about $10. The kit is available online at Big Lots and can be ordered HERE.

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Get Free Comic Books During Halloween ComicFest On October 26

On Saturday, October 26, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 28 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops. The annual event is a great way to welcome curious, first-time readers as well as longtime comic book fans into local shops to experience all the horror comics and spooky delights comic shops have to offer.

Twenty-eight free comics, including 19 full-size comics and 9 mini comics can be picked up. This year’s titles include Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider: King of Hell #1, Iron Man: Road to Iron Man 2020, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0, Star Wars: Boba Fett #1; DC Comics’ DCEASED #1, The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid/ Black Canary: Ignite, and DC Superhero Girls: At Metropolis High; and Pokémon Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Spook House, among other spooktacular titles for comic readers of all ages.

Halloween ComicFest also features “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!”, running now through November 1st at 2pm EST.  Fans can enter one of five categories – Superhero/Comics, Video Games, TV/Movie, Horror, or Original – just by taking a picture of themselves in costume and submitting the photo on the Halloween ComicFest website. Six winners will be selected at random: five first prize winners who will receive a $50 shopping spree to their local comic shop and one grand prize winner who will receive a $500 shopping spree to their local comic shop!

For more information about Halloween ComicFest, the free comics, costume contest, and to find a participating comic shop, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com. It’s time to get in your Halloween costume and take your family and friends to check out the free comics and fun at your local comic shop!

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Freeform’s Halloween House Returns To Hollywood On October 2 In Celebration of 31 Nights of Halloween

For the second year, Freeform opens its ghoulish gates to Freeform’s Halloween House, an interactive experience in the heart of Hollywood and the ultimate destination for Halloween lovers. Bringing cult classics to life including “Hocus Pocus,” “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “The Addams Family” and other fan-favorite movies from Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming stunt, the network will transform the historic Hollywood Athletic Club into an immersive, multiroom Halloween sanctuary. Open to the public from Wednesday, October 2, through Monday, October 7, the limited time encounter will bring back buzzed-about photo opportunities, as well as new activations that will surely give guests the chills. Tickets are now available HERE.

Going bigger and bolder, Freeform has created new environments, heightened interactions and unexpected twists. The Halloween House will resurrect the iconic Sanderson Sisters’ cottage, where virgins (or not) can test their purity with the notorious black-flame candle, recreate the moonlit photoshoot on a vacuum and visit hallowed ground next to an updated Winifred statue. Oogie Boogie returns to incite a wild night of gambling and the scenic spiral hill reappears for the photo opportunities that are simply meant to be.

Once guests enter through the Halloween Town tree portal, they can explore their favorite worlds and new must-see additions. Interact with an animatronic Thackery Binx, call for another glorious morning from Winifred’s window, and climb even deeper into Billy’s Grave. Plus, guests can explore the Mayor’s town while driving his car or visiting the green fountain, get into trouble with Lock, Shock and Barrel as they chute down from their treehouse into Oogie’s lair, and even make themselves feel at home in the Addams Family living room.

Tickets begin at $27 at 31NightsofHalloween.com. A special 21+ Sanderson Sister drag-themed night will be hosted on Oct. 3, which will allow the biggest “Hocus Pocus” fans to enjoy witchy cocktails while being serenaded by Winifred, Sarah and Mary. Visitors will also enjoy tricks and treats by presenting sponsors Butterfinger and Party City. 

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Super7 Halloween SuperBuckets

Get your Halloween candy in style with these officially licensed retro plastic buckets for trick or treaters of all ages from Super7.  Choose from Frankenstein, Mummy, Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Alien. $20 each.

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Funko Marvel Pocket POP! Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with a line of themed pocket Pop! mini-figures featuring the superheros of the Marvel universe. Including 24 Pocket Pop! Mini-Figures from Avengers to Guardians, villains to anti-heroes, this calendar is a heroic celebration of the holidays!

Pre-order HERE ($55) for an October release.

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Funko Announces 2019 Marvel Holiday Pop! Figures

Deck the halls and fill the stockings with these 2019 Marvel Holiday Pop! figures arriving soon in stores. 

Take your pick from Apron wearing Deadpool with turkey in hand, Captain America Snowman, Ugly Sweater wearing Thanos, gun toting Rocket on a snowmobile or Baby Groot decorated like a Christmas tree.

   

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Harry Potter Fans Will Be Spellbound By This Magical Hallmark Hogwarts Castle Musical Tree Topper

Whether sorted into Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, every young witch and wizard earns their place in the world of magic through their studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Bring the enchantment of Hogwarts to your holiday celebrations with the Harry Potter Collection Hogwarts Castle Musical Tree Topper with light.

Plug it into the included power adapter for constant illumination, then press the button—either on the included Hogwarts crest remote control or on the back of the tree topper—to start a sound and light show scene featuring music from Hedwig’s Theme.

Connect one or more Harry Potter Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately for $29.99) to unlock additional exclusive performances from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that you can’t access with the ornaments alone!

– Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree topper. Connect this tree topper to the power adapter (included) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button on the remote control or on the back of the tree topper to watch it illuminate and hear music from “Hedwig’s Theme.” No batteries necessary.
– Artist crafted by Orville Wilson, this Christmas tree topper comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2019 in copyright.
– Add other Harry Potter Collection ornaments to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
– Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.
– Plastic Christmas tree topper is lead-free and measures 8.4″ W x 9.5″ H x 6.9″ D.

Available July 13, 2019 at Hallmark for $119.99.

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