Saturday, November 21, 2009

UB Funkey Rastro Costume

Here are some pictures of a Rastro costume sent in by Judi C. of Indiana. Her 6 year old son, Aaron C., is a fan of UB Funkeys and really wanted to go as Rastro for Halloween. His mother was up for the challenge even though she's not a seamstress, but she's made his costumes for him in past years.

If you're curious about how Judi made this, as I was, here is what she wrote: "I don't know how many hours I put into it, but the head did take the longest. It was paper mache using a punching ball as the base. I used a pattern for a super-hero costume for the body, just altering it a bit for the belt, arms/hands, and the feet. I probably would have used a pair of sweats as the base but couldn't find the darker gray. It probably would've saved some time."

Aaron has already told his mom he wants to go as Nectar next year, so I wish her good luck on that! ;)
We'll look forward to seeing more pictures next year!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Master Lox Costume

Here are some awesome pictures sent in by Jennifer L. of Troup Texas. Her 7 year old son, Alex L., was Master Lox for Halloween.

His dad put in about 20 hours making the mask. They used football pads for the large shoulders and different black capes they had from previous halloweens, other than that he was dressed in a black jogging suit.

That was a great costume, Alex!

If you all want to see another Master Lox costume, you can visit Frogboy's blog where he posted a picture of his brother's costume from a previous year's Halloween.

Please check back in the next day or two because I will be posting pictures of a Rastro Halloween costume.

Funkey Fever Clearance Sale

Tristan F. sent me an email about Funkey Fever closing. I didn't know that! That's sad news. They are closing on December 30, 2009 and are having a clearance sale on their UB Funkey merchandise.
Here's the message posted by Tamara, the owner:

Due to loss of interest from children and collectors, we are closing our website for good. I'm sorry to those of you who still show interest and help support our site but we cannot afford to continue. We will officially close December 30, 2009 and we will be selling all products cheap!! everything left will be on ebay after that date. I'm very sorry!

Goodbye and I will miss you all!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What's up with Zhu Zhu Pets?

I just read an article that these little pet hamsters called Zhu Zhu Pets are flying off the shelves of Walmart and ToysRUs, they are hard to find, and that people are buying them for higher prices off of and eBay. Sound familiar? It reminds me of UB Funkeys after every new release!

Just saw on eBay, I think it's worse than UB Funkeys because there are pages & pages posted every day! Walmart supposedly sells these things at $8 and they are selling on eBay for around $26 and up. But eBay is so flooded with, I wonder how soon it will stabilize and the winning bids will be only .99 cents.

These are cute little critters and Liam does want a pet! :)