Another year, another sneak preview of the Asda Halloween 2016 range!
Last year many of us had trouble picking up the most desirable products that Asda had on offer, and it seemed that there was a big variation on the quality and quantity of goods depending on which store you visited.
In 2016 hopes are high that Asda will reclaim the reputation of being the number one UK supermarket for Halloween wares and that they will have all sorts of horrible treats to scare and delight us in equal measure.
Asda Halloween 2016 Sneak Preview
So far we have some early scraps of information to tease you with. It might not seem lot at first, but as Halloween 2016 approaches, we’ll add more content to this post, filling it with more images, further information and hopefully some video footage of the products that you’ll be able to find at your local Asda store.
Asda’s Halloween props always prove popular, particularly when they are big, fun and preferably battery/mains operated!
At the time of writing, we don’t have any info on the bigger props and show stopping inflatables. But we can give you an idea of what smaller items you can expect to see.
The spooky telephone is back for a third year and I’m hoping to finally get my hands on one. For two years I’ve been left disappointed, after missing out on them. They really do appear to be one of the most popular Halloween items Asda stocks.
The eyeball doorbell also looks like a fun item, giving your trick-or-treaters a scare when they come knocking. And the Skellie-rina music box will be a super creepy trinket to sit in the corner of your room. Lets hope that it’s motion sensitive or starts to play by itself at unexpected times to spook your guests.
As always there are lots of things to dangle about your homestead, and which you choose to opt for – glam, grotesque or cute – depends on the kind of audience that you’re catering for. The big Reaper is worth noting because of its size. At over 1.8 meters it’s the perfect item to cast an intimidating shadow in dark corners. But coming in at £60, this potential buyer would need to get up close to judge the quality of it before shelling out.
If you’re a fan of Halloween props of the singing/dancing variety you’ll have a few to choose from this year with the Singing and dancing skull and Skeleton twins promising some light-hearted entertainment.
The Zombie Parrot also has potential depending on the size of it. Going on the strength of these first items it looks like a it’ll be easy to put together a gothic theme in your home, with more dark items than carnival colours (as seen in last year’s selection).
Ghastly Halloween garlands
Garlands are a great way to transform a room and can hang over doorways and open spaces (both inside and out) to create an atmosphere.
The giant black spider is the stand-out item in this bunch of Halloween garlands. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but it looks to be a big improvement on the cardboard/paper giant spider that I picked up last year for the garden. This eight legged menace looks far more chunky and will transform a room if hung from the ceiling or over a door. Arachnophobes beware!
If you want something with a bit of class the rose garland looks like a steal at £4, but you may well need a few of them if you want them to be noticed.
If you want a garland to brighten up the room, you could choose the colourful Mexican ‘day of the dead’ style skulls, go bold with the shimmering black and gold, or opt for something different entirely with some pumpkin lights (we’re hoping to see more of what will be on offer where lighting is concerned very soon).
We’re yet to get much detail on the Halloween themed food that you’ll be able to get in Asda stores this year. What we can show you is a couple of cute cakes that will be on sale.
These cartoon style cakes are simple in style and will probably be best placed at a children’s party as opposed to an adult one. Both will make a great centre-piece for your Halloween spread and we can only hope that the ‘pumpkin smash‘ cake has some treats lurking inside and you’ll need to break it open to get to them.
In recent years there’s one thing that Asda hasn’t failed to deliver on and that’s a great choice of Halloween costumes at reasonable prices.
Looking through the initial images it looks like the usual suspects will be there again, with a ‘Frankie’ costume, vampire and even the odd cute toddler outfit.
But looking through the selection, one new fun addition jumps out – a Ghostbusters costume complete with proton pack. It’s unlikely that you’ll be mistaken for Peter Venkman when wearing it but it still looks great fun with added slime patches for effect. And although you will be paying a premium for this officially licensed product, you should get a good level of quality in return, meaning that this costume will see you busting ghosts in style for years to come.
There are a few items of headwear that will attract your attention too.
With a good, varied collection of headbands lined up those of you with flowing locks will be spoilt for choice. These items will be essential for anyone that will be braving the outdoors on Halloween. Those pesky witches hats have a tendency to get caught by the wind and take off. A witches hat headband will overcome this problem.
The light-up pigtails look like the perfect choice for anyone wanting to stand out from the crowd.
And if you want something truly elegant, these reasonably priced accessories could be just the thing that you’re after. The perfect accompaniment if you’re attending a macabre ball or mystery masquerade.
That’s all the news that we have for the time being. We will update this post over the coming weeks with more news and sneak peeks, including bigger items and details on when you can expect to see these items in store. If you spot any of the Asda Halloween 2016 range in your local Asda, be sure to let us know.