The Daily Blabber Blog

  • Search the blog


The Jumping Boo!

What the hell?

Ah cheap Halloween novelties. Sure, they're a dime a dozen around this time o' year, but every now 'n then you'll find something that was worth every penny of that whopping dollar you spent. I picked up this "Jumping Boo" and "Jumping Bat" set from the local Halloween Adventure seasonal shop and boy am I ever glad I did. At first glance, you'd think they're your basic toys that leap into the air when you give the hand-pump a squeeze. Well, yeah, they are... no doubt about that. The bat in particular is nothing we haven't seen before, but what about that other creature? Just what in the hell is a "Boo" anyway?

Aww... Death is depressed

Before we get to the mysterious product inside, I have to draw your attention to the image of Death that appears on the back of the package. Is that not one of the saddest depictions of the Grim Reaper you've ever seen? I mean look at him... if he wasn't already dead, I'd say he's completely lost the will to live. I suppose having a hyperactive skeleton jumping on your head doesn't help matters much. Maybe he's just jaded with his line of work. I imagine it's pretty hard to not get a bit downtrodden here 'n there when your job is killing people 24/7. Cheer up Death, we still love ya... and hey, at least you look much better than this thing:

What the hell? Is that Michael Jackson!?

AIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! What the hell is that!?!? It looks like Michael Jackson's unholy fetus! Well, forget about sleeping peacefully tonight, because there's no way you're gonna be able to erase that nightmare of an image from your mind. And since you're gonna be up for a while anyway, I might as well show you the Jumping Boo (brrrr) and the Jumping Bat in action...

They're almost creepier when turned upside-down, aren't they?

On an unrelated note, some extremely generous I-Mockery reader recently bought me both the Blind Dead Collection DVD set and the Campy Classics Fright Pack DVD set off of my Amazon wishlist. Unfortunately, when I received them in the mail, Amazon didn't include any information about who it was other than providing me with a first name - Michael. So, if you happen to be reading this Michael, drop me an email so I can thank you properly. Definitely looking forward to viewing all these classic horror flicks!


User avatar

I-LOVE-ROGER-BARR on 10/27/2008 5:23 am

omg the "boo" is so cute!!

User avatar

I-LOVE-ROGER-BARR on 10/27/2008 5:24 am

i have a broken jumping spider he's hairy

User avatar

XtinaxFan on 10/27/2008 8:14 am

the boo is just perfect! the mouth, those spindly little arms...
awesome music vid too


Kyle Harkes (Guest) on 10/27/2008 9:57 am


User avatar

MS-DOS4 on 10/27/2008 10:28 am

I have one of these things, only it's a spider.

User avatar

blacksamster on 10/27/2008 12:34 pm

I might as well be the first to say... there's something, er, perverse about these jumpers on their backs...

User avatar

Arioch on 10/27/2008 12:42 pm

I need some clarification here...

You said Halloween novelties are a dime a dozen this time of year, but in the next sentence you mention "every now 'n then you'll find something that was worth every penny of that whopping dollar you spent".

So would you then go on to say this a situation of price gouging? I'm afraid to spend my money now!

User avatar

DavidFullam on 10/27/2008 12:43 pm

Instant boner toys?

User avatar

Relaxing Dragon on 10/27/2008 12:43 pm

Boo seems like some kind of strange, surprisingly cute combination of the Billy puppet from Saw and Ledger's Joker. Just at first glance, mind you.

And kudos for making them fight.

User avatar

Silver on 10/27/2008 5:01 pm

That video depicts the gayest thing I've ever seen for a Halloween related item.

User avatar

Ronin S on 10/27/2008 9:26 pm

This thing is so lame, it makes those cymbal playing gorillas at the flea market look like Faberge eggs.

I wouldn't mind the commercialization of Halloween so much if there was actually some stuff of quality. I wasn't able to make a costume this year and wound up blowing 40$ to buy one. The things I do for my friends.

At least it'll be a decent Halloween party...

User avatar

All Hail Duke on 10/27/2008 11:46 pm

Boo seems like some kind of strange, surprisingly cute combination of the Billy puppet from Saw and Ledger's Joker.

well you're right about the Joker,but have Jack Skellington in place of that jerk ass puppet

User avatar

bountyhunterseven on 10/28/2008 12:12 am

THAT shoulda ben the actual viceo for Rockwell's song!!

User avatar

Ferrit on 10/28/2008 12:31 am

YouTube clips are - of course - blocked by BigBrother at work, so I read this article there and finished my shift then drove home and poured a nice big glass of milk and sat here and watched the now unblocked clip as my last rational act before crawling into bed. I'll have you know I'm sure to either dream of those silly things, or Rockwell, or prob'ly both at the same time.

Thank you RoG, for not getting a flipping spider.

User avatar

-RoG- on 10/28/2008 1:27 am

The bat is honestly a bit depressing. It looks like it injured one of its wings and it keeps trying to take off whenever it hops, but it never happens. Poor lil' guy...


ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/28/2008 6:22 pm

Well we know what a boo is of course, those shy ghosts from Mario that forget to be shy whenever it's time to play tennis or something...

but THAT thing? Looks like something outta Okami's cursed sunken ship level... and yeah, the underside is even creepier... XD

User avatar

Bad Mr. Frosty on 10/29/2008 10:57 am



jason (Guest) on 10/29/2008 4:00 pm

boo resembles a nightmare you would have after watching "Toy Story" and smoking marijuana at the same time.

User avatar

ScaryRedMonster on 10/29/2008 11:34 pm

Jumping Boo really seems to capture the essence of seesawing the booey.


Debonair Sophisticate (Guest) on 10/30/2008 2:28 am

I hate Rockwell. Michael Jackson singing in this song is like trying to cover bullshit with chocolate syrup. It still stinks like crap with some sweetness that gets canceled out by the nastiness.


scythemantis (Guest) on 10/30/2008 7:35 am

Aw man...what a year to be stuck in Florida. They had Halloween adventure in my old state, but they don't seem to get them here at all, and I freaking LOVE the Jumping Boo. I run my own weird, cheapo toy collecting blog every year and this guy would have been a major highlight for me. Glad you brought it to my attention anyway, maybe next year...


jason (Guest) on 11/01/2008 7:02 pm

i just realized RoG,about the jumping looks like there IS more WTF balls out there.D:>

Leave a Reply

Available BBCode: [b] = bold, [i] = italics, [u] = underline,
[img] = insert image, [url] = insert hyperlink. See the full list.

Previous post: Dr. Giggles Splattrax With I-Mockery Coming Soon! Get The DVD Pronto!
Next post: The Latest Spooky Sodas.