Showing posts with label zombies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zombies. Show all posts

Monday, October 20, 2014

Zombiezz Series One: Captain Maggot

There really aren't enough zombie themed action figures out there. Sure, there are the Walking Dead zombie figures, but there's not much else out there in regular production. That's why I snatched up one of these Zombiezz figures when I discovered them in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart.

Zombiezz are a series of collectible figures produced by Entertoyment. There's 20 different Zombiezz in the first, and as far as I can tell, only series released so far. They range from the salty sea captain we have here, to superheros, ninjas, and clowns. Each figure has its own hidden feature, which, if I go by the packaging, can range from an eraser or stamp hidden under their scalp, to a pen hiding under the Zombiezz head. I can hardly wait to see what sort of surprise Captain Maggot has in store for us.

Here's the rottenest scourge of the seven seas, Captain Maggot. At some point in his career he lost a hand, as well as an eye. That's fine though, because he saw fit to replace the hand with a gaff hook, and some maggots took up residence in the empty eye socket. Otherwise, he doesn't look too bad for a waterlogged member of the undead. Ol' Captain Maggot looks like he's still ready to kick ass and rumble with the best of them.

Oops..I take that back. The good Captain Maggot seems to have lost a sizable chunk of his skull, along with most of the top of his hat. I'm betting it was probably the same musket shot that took out his eye. It looks like the maggots have made themselves at home up there too. It has to be mighty inconvenient having an exposed brain and all. I imagine it gets especially uncomfortable during a thunderstorm. There's nothing more annoying than big fat raindrops hitting you directly in the motor center of your cerebral cortex. I imagine that's why Captain Maggot prefers to pillage from the land. His head kept filling with salt water on the rough days.

That brain also happens to be Maggot's hidden special feature. Pop off his hat, and the brain shaped power ball falls out. Yeah, it's not much, but I count myself lucky that I didn't get a zombie with a stamp under its head. Stamps are lame.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered there's actually a commercial for these guys on their website It has some decent production value, and it reminds of the sort of ad I would see during afternoon blocks of cartoons in the 90's. Between the kids showing off the action features and the custom built set, I'm reminded of the days when I would plop down and enjoy some animated goodness with a snack in hand. I always wanted to be one of those kids that played with toys in commercials. In my head, you got to take them home when you were done filming. I would just tell everyone it was for research.

Speaking of done, after that little tangent, I think this post is finished. I'll just be over here, bouncing Captain Maggot's brain until I lose it down a vent, or one of the dogs eats it.

Then I'll just use his head as the world's smallest salsa bowl.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Countdown: A bad sign..

This is the last thing you want to see when the sun is going down, and you're still walking on a trail in the woods. There weren't any zombies this time, but next time I may not be so lucky..

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween pics? Sure, why not.

I'm not feeling so hot today, but I didn't feel right about not posting something. So here are a few pics from the past couple Halloweens.

Here's my beautiful girlfriend and I from our 2010 party. She went as Alice in Wonderland (Oh my!), and I was supposed to be The Mad Hatter. I think I look more like Hipster Joker.

This is Grey, and she was not happy about wearing that tie. As strange as it sounds, I could kind of picture her standing at the fax machine, having a sip of coffee, talking to her coworkers whilst wearing that tie. She's all business. As a cat. On her hind legs. I told you it sounded strange..

Man, it never fails. There's always someone that drinks too much, acts like a fool, and then vomits all over the food. It was pretty tasty though.

Here's my costume from last year, Occupy Zombie. You can't tell from this angle, but the front of my shirt says "Spread the wealth BRAINS" I also carried a sign around all night, but that ended up getting lost at some point. Don't blame me, the punch was some potent stuff.

Ah! So there was more photographic evidence of Occupy Zombie after all. Unfortunately red lighting and red blood don't work so well, but that sign says "Will trade stocks for BRAINS!". I know, not very original, but it got a few laughs that night, so..mission accomplished.

Well there you go, just a short post tonight, but hopefully I'll be able to scrape up some good stuff for all 7 of my readers this weekend.  Speaking of, I encourage anyone who reads this blog to leave me comments, feedback, insults, etc. If I suck, let me know, though I doubt I could suck any less. If you don't say anything, then you will only have yourselves to blame.
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