Halloween

The Halloween Grab Bag!
Foy's Halloween Store!
by: -RoG-

If there's one thing I can appreciate come September and October each year, it's independent Halloween stores. Sure, you can go check out the Spirit and Halloween Adventure shops, but those places are a dime a dozen and tend to carry the same items from season to season. Independent shops always seem to have more love poured into them and you're likely to find items you wouldn't see anywhere else at 'em. Not long ago I received an email from I-Mockery reader "Kitsa" about her favorite independent shop: Foy's Halloween Store, located in Fairborn, Ohio. While I was unable to make the trip out to see the store in person, Kitsa was nice enough to send some interior and exterior photos of Foy's fantastic Halloween setup. Foy's is actually split up into several shops that take up an entire block; some are open year round, while others are only there during Halloween season. So here's a nice pictorial of what Foy's has to offer to some seriously lucky people in Ohio.


Outside Foy's, skeletons gargoyles and more wait on the rooftop to pounce down upon unsuspecting victims.


Gotta appreciate that they took the time to decorate the top of the store instead of just the lower front area.


Don't know why, but I like how they split the "Foy's Haunted House Store" in half to make room for the big arrow.


A skull rests upon some shingles with a crystal ball in head. Psychic Skull?


A bonetastic doorway if I've ever seen one.


Well, now we know who's responsible for decorating the exteriors of all the Foy's shops.
Well done sir! Hope they're paying you in brains for all your hard work.


When a store has an animatronic barfing guy sitting on the sidewalk, you know it's gonna be good.


When a store has a second animatronic barfing guy sitting on the sidewalk, you know it's gonna be great.


Psycho Farmer Gorilla is aok in my book.


Quite the snazzy Mr. Pumpkin hanging out in front of Foy's diner.


I guess the Phantom of the Opera is out for lunch.


I LIKE CHOOOOOOOOOCOLAAAATE!


Good to see somebody dressed up for the occasion.


I know it's trivial, but I love that they painted the mannequin green for the Incredible Hulk costume.
It's the little details that matter most to me.


They have plenty o' weapons 'n costumes to suit your needs.


You just don't see enough hairy moles for sale these days. Granted, they'd be easy to make yourself,
but then you wouldn't be able to tell people, "Hey, guess what I bought today? MOLES!"


Thanks to Foy's, you can finally have the ass you always dreamed of.


First off, everything about this costume is just wrong to me. It looks like an infant stuffed into a cock 'n balls costume.
Also, upon first glance, I thought it said "Peanut Arachnid" which would be so much more awesome.
Somebody, please take a peanut, googly eyes and some pipe cleaners and make me a Peanut Arachnid.


This 666 makeup kit was found in the children's section of Foy's.
That's right kids, now you can apply one of three color makeup varieties all in the name of your almighty ruler, Satan!


Masks or Candies. Tough choice.


Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Leatherface hanging decorations.
I love how Leatherface comes with a miniature chainsaw that's as big as his hands.


A variety of Freddy & Jason masks along with more novelties.


For those of you not old enough to get into a bar, allow me to suggest one of these U.F.O. fake ID cards.
Works every time!


Poo pigs. Poo pigs! POOOOOOOOOO PIIIIIIIIIIIGS!


The only better duck mask than the one in this picture belongs to Howard the Duck.


If you're having trouble deciding on what to be for Halloween, consult Zoltar. He is wise in the ways of 'ween.


Question: What do you do when you run a Halloween costume shop and have an extra dirt bike?
Answer: You drape it with some evil looking cheese cloth and hang it from the ceiling.


Masks, masks, masks galore!


I wonder what the difference between 59 cent and 99 cent body parts is. Probably depends on how vital they were.


I don't care if it's not Easter, if you came to Foy'sHalloween store,
you wouldn't be able to help yourself from buying a lucky egg or two.


I don't think Superman likes being a piñata.


You really don't see many places with functional video demos of those cheesy old Crystal Ball Illusions DVDs any more.


I can find Jamaican cannabis anywhere, so I gotta go with the Dragons Blood in this case.


Yep, they actually have floating novelty eyeballs in their fruit punch dispenser machine. I love this place even more now.


Foy's understands that timeless old lesson: When you run out of floor space, use the ceilings.


Animatronic Hannibal Lecter still wants his fava beans.


Shock treatment!


Is it me, or does Frankenstein's Monster look really proud of himself here? Proud that he's fetching such a high price.
It's ok though, I think he's earned it by now.

And that about does it for the photographs of Foy's Halloween stores. If you happen to live anywhere near Fairborn, Ohio, this is definitely one place you'll want to pay a visit to before Halloween comes around. Big thanks again to Kitsa for sending in the pics. Really hope I can make it out to Foy's sometime to see it in person, because my thirst for all things Halloween can only be quenched with a cup o' eyeball fruit punch.

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Reader Comments

Kat Kat is offline
Breathes Comics
Oct 21st, 2010, 07:30 AM
I can't believe I live in Ohio and I've never seen this place.
Honey Badger don't care!!
Oct 21st, 2010, 08:09 AM
The awesomeness is beyond....beyond!!!!
pickled
Oct 21st, 2010, 09:31 AM
I absolutely adore independent shops. :D
hanging out
Oct 21st, 2010, 10:47 AM
Perhaps I should get so photos of Man-Ghoul-sen's, which is what local craft-hobby-party store Mangelsen's calls itself during halloween.
Member
Oct 21st, 2010, 12:14 PM
Looks like pure heaven!
Commarade General
Oct 21st, 2010, 01:36 PM
Once again I envy that, in the US, you have stores that not only sell all this kinds of items, but have a blast doing it.

-Commanderraf
MLE MLE is offline
CHIEF OF POLICE
Oct 21st, 2010, 01:38 PM
I want to go :<
4 Eyes, No Brain.
Oct 21st, 2010, 04:12 PM
I am so jealous, I have just murdered in a jealous rage of jealousy.
filthiest soap dish
Oct 21st, 2010, 04:21 PM
I WAS THERE TOO!!!
Riot Control
Oct 21st, 2010, 05:37 PM
You want a Peanut Arachnid, -RoG-? I've got you covered.

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9...utarachnid.gif
Riot Control
Oct 21st, 2010, 05:38 PM
Yikes! Sorry for not providing the link in the proper option. My bad.

The Claw of Justice
Oct 21st, 2010, 05:51 PM
The second animatronic barfing guy looks kinda like Tommy Wiseau...
It's about time
Oct 21st, 2010, 07:51 PM
Foy's looks amazing and I love their commercials. The web site looks like it's from 1995 though.
teacup of sunshine
Oct 21st, 2010, 08:14 PM
I have a feeling his kid(s?) do the site. It's the only reasonable explanation I can come up with.

It's an interesting place, that's for sure.

No Beer Boobs pics, RoG?
MLE MLE is offline
CHIEF OF POLICE
Oct 21st, 2010, 08:22 PM
How could you leave out beer boobs? ;_;
Pickled Patriarch
Oct 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat View Post
I can't believe I live in Ohio and I've never seen this place.
I can't either. In fact, I don't believe you're allowed to call yourself a resident of Ohio until you pay a visit to it. This is your new Halloween homework, Kat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Julio View Post
You want a Peanut Arachnid, -RoG-? I've got you covered.
Haha, nice drawing Julio! Somebody else already told me they're making a real one as soon as they track down some shelled peanuts, so your picture is a great way to tide me over until I get a photo of a real peanut arachnid!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dextire View Post
Foy's looks amazing and I love their commercials. The web site looks like it's from 1995 though.
Haha yeah the web site looks like Geocities barfed on Halloween. It's kind of endearing though. Foy's lives by their own set of rules and design standards... no outside influences! And yeah, the commercials rule:



Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsa View Post
No Beer Boobs pics, RoG?
Whoops, I totally thought I included those in the article. That's what I get for working on this stuff at 3am. Allow me to remedy that grievous error:


Yes indeed... you too can drink your frothy brew from the ample boobs of the male St. Pauli Girl.
Freelance Artist
Oct 21st, 2010, 10:59 PM
I haven't seen a Lucky Egg machine since I was 6 years old - we used to have one in the mall in front of Kmart, & that was 23 years ago D:
I kinda want to go just because of that. Too bad getting across the border is such a hassle :P
teacup of sunshine
Oct 22nd, 2010, 05:39 AM
Ah, Bar Boobs. Foy's is there to PARTY.

I wonder if it makes the liquor taste like vinyl?

In Ohio, Punk Hippie, there is also a Lucky Egg machine at Ulbrich's grocery store in Piqua. It's functional and right by the doors. There's also a Flintstones version (nonfunctional) by the produce section. Remember the Flintstones ones? Fred or Dino revolve in the middle instead of a chicken and it says, "Yaaaaaabba Dabba Doo! Yaaaaaaabba Dabba Doo!"

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