The Asda Halloweeen 2011 stock is finally being placed on Asda shelves up and down the country, and ahead of the full launch early next week, we have a little sneak preview of some of the products that you’ll be able to buy.
Along with the usual costumes, decorations and tableware (at great low prices) this year’s Asda Halloween collection contains a fair amount of fun toys and props to keep party guests entertained. There are plenty of skulls, spiders, ghosts and ghouls to choose from.
Asda Halloween products for 2011
First up is the Gargoyle Fountain. Similar to the ‘rolling eyeball skull fountain’ that we covered a couple of years back, this nasty looking fellow is battery operated and after filling him with water and blood red food colouring he comes alive when activated by movement or sound. The ‘blood’ pours from his mouth and into the bowl in his stony claws, giving any Halloween party a gothic feel and bloody water feature. Just hang him on the wall somewhere and he’s sure to impress. He comes in at a reasonable price too, just £15.
Fancy Witches Hat
Our next new Asda Halloween product is this funky looking witches hat. Rather fetching though it is, with orange and black stripes and a nice bell dangling on top, there is more to this enchanted head-piece.
Once on your head (or someone elses) simply press the discreet button and the hat plays a tune and twitches in time to the music – making it look as if you’ve got some kind of party going on in your head.
Next up are two similar products that are equally entertaining.
The Enchanted Broom, once activated will prance and dance around the room as if by magic and all accompanied by a jolly Halloween tune. Similarly the Wandering Ghost will whirl around the place making sounds and generally causing a few jumps and giggles. Both are a reasonable height (2-3 feet high) and are easily assembled.
At £15 each, they offer a decent prop at reasonable value. Whether or not the music will prove too much for your Halloween party guests is yet to be seen.
Ear Flapping Dog
There’s always something a bit cute for the younger Halloweeners and this year is no exception. This cute little battery powered puppy is dressed in full witch attire and looks ready to accompany any kids on trick or treating tips. When a button his pressed it sings and moves with its little ears flapping eagerly to some festive music. His little bag can even be used to carry sweets.
You’d be barking mad not to want one! (sorry)
If you want something a little more disturbing how about a zombie baby to place in a dark corner somewhere? Although this little guy doesn’t do much, his evil glare and horrible green skin with give any unsuspecting party guest a fright. At just £5, he’s a great way to add a more menacing atmosphere to your Halloween gathering.
Giant Inflatable Pumpkin
If you’re not much good at carving pumpkins, then this inflatable one could be the perfect solution. Once inflated, this bright orange jack-o-lantern is an impressive 4ft tall. There’s a similar inflatable ghost (if inflatables are your thing) and both would make great outdoor decorations. However, the £25 price tag may put people off.
Whilhemina the Witch
Finally, do you remember Wanda the Witch last year? She was a life-sized animatronic spell caster that proved to be hugely popular causing scares a plenty.
Well this year there’s a new witch on the block (no doubt related in some way) Whilhemina the Witch to be precise. Although a lot smaller than last year’s offering, Whilhemina looks very impressive with her realistc latex skin, haunting eyes and knarled hands. Clasped tightly between her fingers is a large bowl that you can fill with treat and snacks. When a hungry reveller or trick or treater takes something from the bowl however, they’re likely to get a shock as the little witch cackles and chatters with her little crinkled chin wagging about.
Her smaller size also means a saving in cost – at £45 she’s around half the price of last year’s witch. This means that you don’t need to break the bank to have your own animated Asda Halloween hag at your party.
If that didn’t get your interest, why not check out these videos of some of this years Halloween products:
Yet more Asda Halloween stuff
There’s only so much that you can fit into one sneak preview post, so here’s some images of yet more Asda Halloween items you can expect to see on your shelves over the next couple of weeks.
Make sure you get down do your local Asda store to check them out, or if you don’t have one locally, why not shop from the comfort of your home?
We’ll be following up our Asda coverage with yet another entertaining video rating our favourite tried and tested Halloween products. So keep an eye on Halloweenerrific for yet more Asda Halloween news!
We now have a new Asda Halloween hub area.