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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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New Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party Coming To Disney California Adventure Park

Trick or treat! Disneyland Resort is bringing a new event to guests of all ages this Halloween season: Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park. This separate-ticket party treats guests to multiple new experiences that are fun for the entire family, from the new “World of Color” spectacular – “­Villainous!,” to an interactive “Descendants”-inspired dance party, a stage show with Mickey Mouse, and a mysterious Disney villains walk-through experience. 

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will add to the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, celebrated from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019.

Highlights of the new separate-ticket event include:

“Villainous!” – The new “World of Color” show weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us.

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Transformed into a wondrous and ethereal world of Disney villains unlike anything seen before, Redwood Creek will be tricked out in a dreamlike environment. This new experience unfolds in a series of scenes, each creating a hauntingly beautiful dream-space of color, sound, light and shadows, as stories emerge from the darkest night to create an enchanting world.

Immersive Treat Trails – Enjoy trick-or-treating at the new, wonderfully wicked treat trails throughout the park. Iconic characters such as Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” or even Oogie Boogie himself will surprise and delight. Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for all guests to enjoy.

DescenDance – A new pulsing party in the Backlot area of Hollywood Land is inspired by the popular “Descendants” franchise from the Disney Channel. As the DescenDance begins, a spell is cast, summoning the greatest dance crew from the Isle of the Lost to throw down and lead everyone in moves that are set to the biggest hit songs from the “Descendants” films.

“Frightfully Fun Parade” – The guest-favorite parade is coming to Disney California Adventure park for the first time! The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow starts the procession, followed by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who lead the cavalcade of characters and many mischievous Disney villains who are ready to stir up some trouble along the parade route.

Mickey’s Trick and Treat show – Perfect for young guests, this new, interactive stage production invites kids of all ages to join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they throw a one-of-a-kind Halloween party! Enjoy dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales, and candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.

Character encounters – Meet beloved Disney characters ­– and villains, too. You may be surprised at who you discover at this Halloween party, ready for photos and greetings!

Take note of these important dates and mark your calendars:

April 23: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa card holders

April 30: Tickets on sale to general public

Oogie Boogie Bash 2019 dates: Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 22, Sept. 24, Sept. 26, Sept. 29, Oct. 1, Oct. 3, Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 10, Oct. 13, Oct. 15, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, Oct. 22, Oct. 24, Oct. 27, Oct. 29 and Oct. 31

More info HERE.

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Hallmark’s 2019 Keepsake Ornaments Include Peter Venkman, Batgirl & Jurassic Park

I have been decorating a pop culture themed Christmas Tree for years and 2019 offers some fun new Hallmark Keepsake ornaments to add to my collection. The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Superheroes, Willy Wonka and more are all represented. 

Here are some of my favorite upcoming ornaments.

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Christmas 2018 Carpool Karaoke

James Corden and Michael Buble kick off a holiday mashup of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” with the musicians who joined James for Carpool Karaoke in 2018, including Migos, Cardi B, Paul McCartney, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Barbra Streisand, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera.

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