Woolworths was always a good place to go to get nice Halloween bits and pieces. They were generally cheap, had a lot of stock, and their strong points were kids costumes and creepy sweets.
But as we’re all aware (in the UK at least) Woolworths became one of the biggest names to die as a result of the economic crisis.
People were sad, and many of the stores now lie empty, derolict and haunted looking.
But purely by chance when browsing the web the other day, I discovered that the Woolworths web-site is has been resurrected to make sure that none of us miss out on Woolworths Halloween treats!
Well, it may not be quite as good as it was once, but that is usually the case with things that are re-animated. The main thing is that their love of Halloween remains.
They had loads of things to check out, ranging from the cheap and cheerful to the over-priced and weird.
First off, it was good to see that they’re still selling their sweets. Now caled the Trick ‘n’ Mix, you can go into the virtual treat shop and choose all of your favourite snacks, including a decent number of ghastly delights.
The postage costs aren’t too bad either.
The costumes are still great, and you have plenty to choose from whether you’re young or old.
Special mention has to go to the Evil Eye Skull Robe which has a mask with glowing eyes. Very cool.
I also liked the particularly bored looking man wearing one of the capes. Looking for like Dave from Dagenham than Count Dracula. He really doesn’t look like he wants to be there… 🙂
There are a bunch of impressive looking lights and other props. They even sell black light bulbs, which always come in handy. However, it’s worth pointing out that a bulb doesn’t come near the tube light when it comes to brightness. If you want UV effects, I would recommend spending that little bit more on a decent lamp .
Other props and decorations worth looking at are the severed fingers, and the cute little bats, which I think are pretty decent value at just £3.99.
There is also a rather extensive range of grave-stones on offer.
Add to that some eyeball balloons and you’re already pretty well stocked for the big night. Although be careful with the balloons as you only get six in a pack.
Finally, the weird stuff. They also sell personalised banners which look pretty good, but are a bit of a strange idea.
You’re supposed to put your own message and/or photos on them. I’m not sure why you’d want to do that, but there you go.
Finally, I noticed that they sell a skull fogger which is similar (although not as good looking) to my Asda one. But for some crazy reason they’re charging £59.99 for it!!! I’m sure my Asda one only cost me £15! Perhps it’s made from a precious metal or something…