Opening the Dino Drac Funpack, Aug 2014

Most of you may already recognize Dinosaur Dracula as the preeminent nostalgia blog on the web. (If not, you may recall its previous incarnation, X-Entertainment) Matt, the guy that runs the site, puts on quite a show every year for the Halloween season, and I must say 2014 is already off to a great start! Watching his videos and reading his reviews has become sort of a Halloween tradition in our family, something we look forward to every year.

This year Matt has decided to establish a special monthly subscription program to help him fund the site, as it requires a tremendous amount of his time during the holiday season. For twenty-five bucks a month you get a box full of surprise goodies, and they do not disappoint. Seeing the expressions of anticipation and excitement on my kids' faces as they open a new month’s pack is alone worth the cost of the subscription. It’s about the closest you can come these days to the thrill of receiving a shipment from the old Johnson Smith catalog, or from an advertisement in a comic book. (Do they still have those, by the way?)

Here’s what we got for August:

This was our first funpack and honestly it felt like a tremendous haul. The kids and I really appreciated all the little personal touches, too — the poster, the little sticky note with the monster face, the letter; all that stuff combined made us feel like we were getting so much more than our money’s worth. Matt, I’m not sure how you do it, but keep it coming, buddy!