Friday, October 14, 2011

Skull Envy

I really REALLY want one.

Image by martina.manfra.


Mantan Calaveras said...

I've got one of these. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.

It's teeny though.

Mr. Macabre said...

Ahhh, a Randotti skull! Sold in Disneyworld and Disneyland in the early 70's. They glow in the dark (however dimly).
Got this one...bought it on Ebay, paid dearly for it but worth it!

Marrow said...

That is one beautiful skull.

Regarding the new header:
you said you decided on a new photoshoot location for you scarecrow. Is the forest pictured in the header the old or new location?

Jay's Shadow said...

I can never find good foam skulls anymore when I need to.(I'm sure this one probably is'nt foam)

Sean Covernton said...

Awesome! my parents bought me one as a souvenir when we went to Disneyworld in the 80's. I was very disappointed when I went to Disneyland many years later and found they only seem to sell much less stylish Spencers Gifts skull keychains and the like. That skull sits proudly on my shelf to this day. It was also the main "feature" skull prop from my very first haunted house when I was 8. Still glows nicely too!

Martina said...

Thank you so much for crediting me!

Jeff Smith said...

My parents started Randotti Products (Randy and Dotti Smith). The photo shows an 817 Large Skull. They glow in the dark, but never should have been dimly as stated by Mr. Macabre. My apologies for that. If we happen to be at our plant in the evening, After a day of spray painting skulls, the plant rooms would glow so brightly that we didn't need the lights on! After locking up and leaving the windows had an eerie green glow coming from them.

Randotti started in 1958 and closed in 1995. Randotti skulls have become a collectible and reach high prices on eBay. It would certainly tickle my parents (now passed on) to know that their souvenirs continue to make so many people happy.

Jeff Smith

Rot said...

Wow...thanks so much for posting.

That's really fantastic to learn!