Yeah, I said it... so what? If you've got a problem with that, I have five new undead friends on my fingers that will gladly devour your beefy brains without even blinking. I stumbled onto these guys mixed in with a bunch of other cheap toys at one of my favorite novelty shops here L.A. and immediately fell in love with 'em. Unfortunately, nowhere on their rotting torsos does it say what company produced them, but a quick search on the Internet (oh Internet, what can't you do?) for "zombie finger puppets" turns up plenty o' results and it turns out they're made and sold by Archie McPhee. Anywho, being a big fan of those classic rubber monster finger puppets that we all know so well, I was happy to see these new zombie-themed ones... especially since they glow-in-the-dark!
Don't let the camera shot fool ya, these zombies glow extremely well, and if you wear a black glove or cloth while using them in the dark, the effect works that much better. It may not seem like much, but it's the little things you stumble on during the Halloween season like these simple zombie finger puppets that make it all the better.
Survey: What are some of your favorite novelty items that only seem to come out during the Halloween season each year?
jo8136 on 09/14/2008 2:06 pm
wow really cool peice -rog- yay first comment
jo8136 on 09/14/2008 2:07 pm
sorry I meant to say piece and as always pure genuis
Ruinne (Guest) on 09/14/2008 2:12 pm
Have you seen the remote control zombie? Sweeeet.
Crash (Guest) on 09/14/2008 2:53 pm
At least jo didn't triple post to correct the spelling of "genius" (wow, I'm being a grammar nazi). Cool little puppet zombies. My favorite Halloween articles are all of those cheap costumes supposed to look like horror icons. Most of them just look like crap, and it's hilarious.
MissEvie on 09/14/2008 2:56 pm
I love those cheap plastic vampire teeth. If you can find the wax ones it's even better.
XtinaxFan on 09/14/2008 3:59 pm
I found this awesome zombie toy in Harrods, when you pushed the button it moved and growled and was pulling itself out of its grave. Can you post pics in the comments? If so, how? dunno how to work the thing. I want to show you all.
I love finger puppets and those ones are cool. You could reenact movie scenes... or Thriller.
-RoG- on 09/14/2008 4:32 pm
Ruinne, can't say I have seen the remote control one. Who makes it? If any creatures are susceptible to electronic mind control, it would have to be zombies.
Crash, oh yeah, I have several of those cheap-ass costumes, so hopefully I'll have the time to review at least one of 'em this season. They're always ridiculously bad.
MissEvie, oh yeah, wax teeth/lips are always a must have... they can be pretty tasty too actually.
XtinaxFan, yes you can post images in the comments... look right above the comment reply box below and you'll see instructions for how to insert images.
MS-DOS4 on 09/14/2008 4:39 pm
I've always wanted to finger a zombie. I think I'll go buy some of these.
grimmperson on 09/14/2008 7:30 pm
I read the title of this post and my roommate looked at me for 10 seconds and then turned around again. another classic moment brought to me by rog.
Hangie on 09/14/2008 7:39 pm
You're gonna love them until they start eating your eyes as you sleep.
Nick on 09/14/2008 9:58 pm
Aw, man. My state almost never has anything interesting for Halloween. It's usually the same old cookie cutter candies, outfits, and decorations.
Geminate on 09/14/2008 10:02 pm
One has hair like Alfalfa, and I see Spanky and Buckwheat too! Our Gang o' Zombies.
Coryjonc on 09/14/2008 10:06 pm
Man, I need these.
Here's hoping I stumble upon them. If I can get 'em online, post a link RoG!
-RoG- on 09/14/2008 10:39 pm
grimmperson, glad I can help you make your roommate sleep with one eye open at night.
Coryjonc, no problemo. A quick Google search for "zombie finger puppets" shows that you can purchase them here.
CarpetGnome on 09/14/2008 10:54 pm
Hey -RoG-, you can buy "pickle bandages" there too!
SunnyD on 09/14/2008 11:23 pm
recently while passing through and glimpsing at the halloween stuff at wal-greens, I saw a candy.
Not just any candy, but an authentic looking IV drip bag filled with 'blood'
oh but how I rued my lack of money that day!
danth3man73 (Guest) on 09/15/2008 12:41 am
here is where to get an R/C zombie
They is brain gnawingly awesome!!!!!
danth3man73 (Guest) on 09/15/2008 12:43 am
also here are some cool glow in the dark zombie action figures!!
JakeOfAllTrades on 09/15/2008 8:01 am
Aw man, Halloween is always a lonely time for me since in Australia because trick or treating isn't as big down under. At least I can order some zombie puppets to cheer me up on that unreasonably empty number of visitations time of the year.
KoMoDo (Guest) on 09/15/2008 1:32 pm
I've seen that remote controled zombie at my halloween bootique(the spencers seperate halloween store at my mall)that my brother worked at last year. Basically its a rc car attatched to a badass foam latex torso. I think it cost in the $80 range but it was by far one of the best props i've seen.
The Big Lots I work at got probably the most innovative black cat variation i've seen in years. MUMMY CATS! Its basically like a cat dressed in gauze but I like the fact they tried!
AllHallowSteve on 09/15/2008 1:52 pm
These are great!
What's your "favorite novelty store" in LA? (I want to go to it and spend more than I should...)
Mockery on 09/15/2008 2:57 pm
CarpetGnome, yep, they also have the Yodeling Pickle, which is something I purchased months ago but haven't had a chance to write about yet. But it does yodel and it is a pickle, so yeah... pretty rad.
danth3man73, haha, that remote control zombie is pretty awesome. I might have to get one of those sometime.
SunnyD, thanks for the head's up on the dripping blood IV candy, I'll be sure to go out and find some. I think there's a Walgreens not too far from what I live.
JakeOfAllTrades, yeah don't let your local shops get you down if they don't carry much Halloween stuff, you can always buy plenty online to keep the festivities going strong in your home.
KoMoDo, that must be a different / far more elaborate remote control zombie, because the one I'm seeing online is just a small one with a remote control shaped like a brain and it usually sells for 25 bux tops.
AllHallowSteve, it's a store called "Wacko" in Los Feliz (on Hollywood Blvd.) and they have an amazing book selection along with tons of fun novelties. They also have the "La Luz De Jesus" art gallery in there which always has something cool on display. Definitely worth checking out if it's within driving distance for ya.
monkra on 09/15/2008 4:37 pm
anyone notice one of them looks like Eddie Maiden from the Piece Of Mind album?
Coryjonc on 09/15/2008 8:00 pm
Thank you so much, man!
Coryjonc on 09/15/2008 10:30 pm
^ For the link to order them, I mean (that was vague).
What kind of packaging do they come in?
Dungeonbrownies on 09/16/2008 12:06 am
I actually own those monster puppets.
and those puppsets are kickass
i hope i see more later on
Crash (Guest) on 09/21/2008 10:54 pm
Thanks for taking the time to reply to my post RoG! Reviewing those costumes sure would be awesome, but in my mind, nothing will ever top Count Pop and his friends. I can't wait to read about his next adventures, especially after last year's Halloween dance.
Shadow40000 on 09/22/2008 4:11 am
My buddy has that Zombie Bush on the left.
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