I bought a (questionable) “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” ‘advent calendar’ from one of those sketchy ads on X (formerly known as Twitter.) Naturally, I didn’t have huge expectations about what would be inside it.
This blog is a work in progress as I go through the ‘advent calendar’.
As you may have noticed, the ‘Advent Calendar’ started with Day 1 – and ended on Day 24. I’ve no idea why that happened, but my best guess is that whoever designed this kind of gave up after running out of room for the little boxes.
This little plastic figure came out of the Day One box. I don’t remember this character from “Nightmare Before Christmas”! To me, it looks like Frankenstein is holding a knife that is bloody. The figure itself is made of a hard, sturdy plastic. UPDATE: This is Michael Myers.
This figure came out of the Day Two box. It has a light brown body with dark brown hands and boots. Its face has two dark, black, eyes and a smiling mouth. The hands on this figure resemble those of a Lego character. Unlike the Day One figure, this one has a soft texture to it. UPDATE: I think this is an attempt at the Werewolf in “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
The Day Three figure looks a lot like the figure from Day One. Both of them have silver colored skin. This one is wearing clothing that looks gold or yellow around his neck and shoulders. The rest of his clothing is covered in what might be blood. He is carrying a chainsaw, and wearing black boots. I wonder how many of the boxes left to open will produce more of these little guys. UPDATE: This is Leatherface.
Day Four gave me a gray colored hard plastic figure that looks a lot like Oogie Boogie from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” movie. This is the first one that actually fit the theme of the ‘advent’ calendar.
UPDATE: Day Five gave me Jason Voorhees. He is wearing a hockey mask and holds some kind weapon. For some reason, he is wearing a red and green sweater that looks like something Freddy Kruger might wear.
UPDATE: Day Six gave me this little guy. He has green hair and two red circles around his eyes that are unconnected – they are not glasses. He appears to have a small black mustache. His clothes are black. This figure’s hands and feet look like LEGO parts. I have been informed the Day Six figure is Barrel from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” movie.
Day Seven gave me The Pumpkin King! He is wearing a carved jack-o-lantern on his head. His clothing is a dark blue/grey color. His hands are orange. This could only be Jack Skellington! This little hard plastic figure makes me very happy.
Day Eight gave me a hard plastic figure of a mummy. The texture on this figure is rough, as though its bandages have been wrapped around him a long time ago and are now stuck. There just so happens to be a “Nightmare before Christmas” mummy in the movie. It’s an odd shape, and only has one eye. I think this tiny mummy is adorable.
Day Nine gave me Lock. He is one of the three kids that make mischief in the “Nightmare Before Christmas” movie. This soft plastic figure has hair that looks like devil horns. His clothing is the same reddish color as the horns. His face is a light color, with orange eyebrows and yellow eyes. Lock’s hands look like the LEGO ones. His boots are black.
UPDATE: Day Ten is Freddy Kruger. He is wearing a red sweater with thin green stripes. His pants and boots are black. One of his hands looks like a metallic claw. His face is brown with a lot of pockmarks.
Day Eleven gave me Jack Skellington himself! He looks like a knock-off version of the one in the movie, but it’s still him. He has the black, recessed eyes of Jack Skellington, a darkened space where his nose should be, and white hands. For some reason, his head is a mix of white and grey. This hard plastic figure is wearing dark brown clothing.
Day twelve gave me Santa Jack Skellington. He wears a red Santa-like suit that has a white, frilly collar at the top. He is sitting with his arms holding him up and with his legs outstretched. This time, Jack’s face looks very close to the movie version.
Day thirteen gave me Sally! In the “Nightmare Before Christmas” movie, she has red hair. This soft plastic figure has black hair. I think they tried to give her a multi-colored dress. Her skin is a light blue.
Day fourteen gave me Jack Skellington. There are several versions of him in the ‘advent’ calendar, but this one looks the most like him. This is a soft plastic figure that has LEGO hands and a head that might glow in the dark. His face is the clearest Jack Skellington face of the bunch.
Day fifteen gave me the girl from The Ring movie. She is wearing a dark green dress with some stitching on the front. She has brown hair. This hard plastic figure has the same sliver colored face and hands as the rest of them.
Day sixteen gave me Ghostface (from the Scream movies). This hard plastic figure is carrying a knife that is appears to have blood on it. He is wearing black clothing and a hoodie. His face is white, with facial features that look like Ghostface.
Day seventeen gave me The Headless Horseman. This hard plastic figure is wearing a black cape and white clothing. His shoes are also black. His head is missing (hence the name of this character). But, don’t worry! He is carrying a carved jack-o-lantern that appears to be smiling. I guess that counts as a head?
Day eighteen gave me a scarecrow with a jack-o-lantern for a head. The jack-o-lantern is carved with two black eyes, one black nose, and a smiling mouth. He is wearing a black shirt that has two orange x-shaped stitches holding the front of the shirt closed. His boots are black. His hands and pants are tan.
Day nineteen gave me a ghost who appears to be ready to go trick-or-treating. This ghost is wearing a sheet that looks like it needs a wash. The ghost has summoned a hand so it can hold onto a plastic halloween pumpkin (with a handle). This hard plastic figure is adorable, and feels like the kind of decoration that someone would set out on their porch in October.
Day Twenty gave me an interesting take on a “Jack-O-Lantern”. This hard plastic figure looks like a lantern. For some reason, the part of the lantern that should have a glowing light inside is, instead, substituted with what might be an old “trick-or-treat” bucket. That part of the lantern is orange, and has what appears to be a painted on face.
Day 21 gave me a Cenobite from the “Hellraiser” movies. This hard plastic figure appears to be Pinhead. If you look closely at his head, there are holes where the pins should be. For some reason, he is wearing a greenish-grey, sweater. I don’t remember him wearing that in the movies! He is wearing black pants and boots. This figure has the same silver color as several other movie monsters from the ‘advent’ calendar.
Day Twenty-Two gave me Zero, Jack Skellington’s ghost dog pet. This soft plastic figure has a head and face that resemble’s Zero in the movie. The body of this figure is not dog-like. This figure has arms that end in LEGO hands, and is wearing black shoes for some reason. I guess they tried?
Day Twenty-Three gave me another Ghostface figure. This one looks much more like the character than the one the ‘advent’ calendar gave me earlier this month. Ghostface is wearing a black robe with a hood. He carries a knife in one of his hands. His face is covered by an elongated white mask that looks like the one in The Scream movies. This one is a hard plastic figure.
Day Twenty-Four gave me Barrel. This hard plastic figure resembles the character in the “Nightmare Before Christmas” movie. He is wearing black clothing that has indications of bones printed on the shirt and pants. For some reason, his feet are green. Barrel has a grey face (as do some of the other figures in from this calendar). He is smiling.
NOTE: This “The Nightmare Before Christmas” ‘advent’ calendar stopped at Day Twenty-Four, despite the fact that October has 31 days in it.