My original goal for the Countdown to Halloween was to do one post a day, and to have a unique horror theme for each week. I've missed a few days here and there, but I've also posted two or three posts in one day on others, so over all, I'm still ahead. However, as we head into week 5, I'm having a tough time keeping it up. Work and other things have gotten in the way a bit, and eaten up more of my blogging time than I anticipated they would. So for the rest of the week, I'm going to change it up a bit. Instead of doing a theme (this week was supposed to be "Supernatural Evil: A week of Ghosts, Demons, and Mythological Creatures") I'm just going to be doing a catch-all horror week. This will allow me to finish up some of the posts that were supposed to be done earlier this month, but didn't get finished in time. Also some of the posts will be a little shorter than usual, just a few pics and some brief text. I currently have 12 unfinished Halloween toy features, although a few of them I will probably combine into group features. I'm going to have to drop my last couple of movie reviews I had planned, though, for now (those take too long to write and edit all of the screencaps). Still I've got plenty of stuff to finish out the week, and my plan is to do two posts a day until Halloween. So week 5 of my countdown, now known simply as "Halloween Week," begins now...
I've been using a variety of different playsets in the backgrounds of my Halloween action figure photo shoots. Several of them were McFarlane Toys playsets, which I also reviewed. I also used a few Fisher Price Imaginext playsets that I picked up at thrifts stores. One of my playsets is unique, though. It's my "Phantom Hellscape" playset, which I made by combining a couple of preexisting playset pieces, with a few cheap add-ons I picked up at the dollar store, and giving them a custom paint job. Read more about it after the break!
|Tim Mee Toys Battle Mountain and Playmobil Pirate Island|
|Pieces of the Playset|
|Foam Board Base Wrapped in Black Plastic|
|Adding the Skull Island and Black Battle Mountain|
|Decorated With Skulls|