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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Countdown to Halloween 2013 Day 13: Thrift Store Finds: Frankie McDonald In Haunted America

Yesterday's thrift store hunt netted me two interesting items for only a buck fifty plus tax. The first is a book entitled Haunted America by Michael Norman and Beth Scott (Tor; October 1995). I had to pick it up since it was only a dollar.
Front of Frankie McDonald with Haunted America book
From the back of the book:

"Flying Dutchmen, poltergeists, vengeful wraiths, child ghosts, phantom trains, houses of evil, headless horsemen...

Haunted America takes you on a grand tour of ghostly hauntings through the U.S. and Canada, sweeping from terrifying battlefield specters at Little Bighorn to a vaudeville palace in Tampa, from ghostly apparitions in President Garfield's home in Ohio to the White House in Washington, D.C."
Back of Frankie McDonald with Haunted America book
The second item was Ronald McDonald wearing a Frankenstein monster costume. The costume itself is in two parts with a hole for his eyes. This was part of the Halloween Happy Meal toy set from 1995 that also featured Grimace as a ghost, Hamburglar as Dracula and Birdie as a pumpkin. Unfortunately, I didn't find those three figures.
Front of Frankie McDonald
Back of Frankie McDonald
I think Ronald McDonald is scarier without the Frankenstein costume:
Front of Ronald McDonald without Frankenstein costume
Back of Ronald McDonald without Frankenstein costume
I really love the Frankenstein costume even if he does have a goofy grin:
Front of Frankenstein costume without Ronald McDonald
What makes the costume is the details like the spider, hole and patch on the back:
Back of Frankenstein costume without Ronald McDonald
Not a bad Halloween toy find for fifty cents.

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Both great! Love books like that, bet it is a fun read. And the toy is cool - never saw that before! Wish they did more like this.