Showing posts with label Inflatable. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inflatable. Show all posts

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween in the City - Manchester 2020

The Halloween in the City Monster Trail is up and running until Sunday 1st November.

There are seven giant inflatable monsters to track down around the city centre.

Halloween in the City - The Printworks, Manchester
The Halloween in the City Dragon at The Printworks last year

Check out the Visit Manchester website for more information and to download the location map.

Take a look at my blog posts from last year's Halloween in the City:


Monday, June 08, 2020

Happy Ghostbusters Day

Ghostbusters was released in the USA on this day in 1984.


This photo was taken at the Eden Square shopping centre in Urmston, Greater Manchester last Halloween.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Ecto-1a in Urmston
Celebrating Halloween in Urmston last year

I'm so glad I went along to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Ecto-1a.

Who knows when the next retailtainment event like it will take place...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween in the USA - Part VII

A look at some fantastic Halloween decorations from the USA.


Halloween decorations at Home Depot
A range of haunted inflatables at Home Depot

Emily was recently in the US and while there spotted some awesome Halloween decorations.


Haunted Halloween Computers at Target
Haunted computers at Target

Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any back.


Halloween decorations at Target
Scary inflatables at Target

Halloween decorations at Walmart
Halloween inflatables at Walmart

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
Haunted inflatables at Home Depot

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
A haunted pirate ship at Home Depot

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
Skellington Pumpkin at Home Depot

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
A headless horseman at Home Depot

Haunted Computer at Target
The brilliant Haunted Computer at Target







Check out my blog post about Halloween-themed minigolf courses and events to see what's been happening in the scary world of minigolf.

Our friends Tom and Robin at A Couple of Putts also created the hashtag #Puttober to share all things Halloweeney at miniature golf courses.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloween in the City monster at Screamfields in Manchester

A look at the Halloween in the City monster at Spinningfields in Manchester.


The tentacled monster at Spinningfields
The tentacled monster at Spinningfields


One of the monsters on the Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters art trail is at Screamfields, aka Spinningfields.

Halloween in the City monster at Screamfields in Manchester
Some very find gardening

Halloween in the City monster at Screamfields in Manchester
Pest control will need a lot of bug spray to get rid of this monster

'Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters' continues until Halloween night. Visit the Halloween in the City website for more information.

Manchester's Halloween in the City

Following the Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters art trail.



We had a brilliant day out in Manchester yesterday and followed the Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters art trail around the city.


Look up! Look out! Beware!

The Mayfield Depot monster

The Royal Exchange monster

A monster on Ducie Street

Halloween in the City is a brilliant way to get people out and about exploring Manchester.


The entrance to the Poisonous Maze!

A grim sign for MCR

'Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters' continues until Halloween night. Visit the Halloween in the City website for more information.




Friday, October 25, 2019

Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters

Halloween in the City is up and running.


Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters
This Manchester street scene looks a little different to normal

It was very nice to see one of the invading monsters appear above the Treetop Adventure Golf sign at The Printworks in Manchester city centre.


Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters
A brilliant inflatable

There are ten monsters to spot as part of Halloween in the City.


Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters
Some of the monsters I saw on my trip into Manchester

Check out my blog post for a look at Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks.


Related blog posts:
Halloween in the City 2019
Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks in Manchester

Ghostbusters in Urmston

Seeing Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston, Greater Manchester!


Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters were on display at the Eden Square Shopping Centre in Urmston, Greater Manchester today.


I had to go along for a look.



Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
Uh oh!

What a brilliant way to kick off Halloween celebrations.

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
What a sight!

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
What a scene!

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
What an inflatable!

Ecto-1a in Urmston
What a car!

Ecto-1a in Urmston
Who ya gonna call?

If you've seen - or got - any BIG Halloween inflatables do let me know!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Wacky, Waving, Inflatable, Arm-Flailing, Tube Man in Luton

An airdancer from the archives.


We saw this Wacky, Waving, Inflatable, Arm-Flailing, Tube-man at a funfair in Luton's Wardown Park back in August 2010.

A Wacky, Waving, Inflatable, Arm-Flailing, Tube-man at a funfair in Luton's Wardown Park

Halloween in the USA - Part V

A look at some brilliant Halloween decorations from the USA.


Emily was recently in the US and while there spotted some excellent inflatable Halloween decorations.


Inflatable Halloween decorations at Walmart in New Jersey
Inflatable Halloween decorations at Walmart in New Jersey

There are now only 7 days to Halloween!


Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any back to decorate our house with.

Check out my blog post about Halloween-themed minigolf courses and events to see what's happening.

Our friends Robin and Tom at A Couple of Putts have also created the hashtag #Puttober to share all things Halloweeney at miniature golf courses.

Halloween in the City 2019

A look at some of the monsters that have invaded Manchester city centre.


Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
The first monster I saw was atop the old Mayfield Station

Halloween in the City has kicked off and the city centre has been invaded by ten monsters.


Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
A monster on top of Next at the Manchester Arndale

I was in Manchester yesterday afternoon and managed to spot five of the beasts.


Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
Two of the monsters at Selfridges in Exchange Square

Emily and I are looking forward to finding them all this weekend.

Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
The Depot at Mayfield monster


Halloween in the City is a superb idea to get people out and about exploring Manchester.

Halloween in the City 2019
There's a dragon at The Printworks


Visit the Halloween in the City website for more information and to download the Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters map.

Pretty much every tree in the city centre is full of pumpkins!
Pretty much every tree in the city centre is full of pumpkins!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween in the USA - Part III

A look at some awesome Halloween decorations from the USA.


Emily was recently in the US and while there spotted some great inflatable Halloween decorations at Home Depot.


Inflatable Halloween decorations at Home Depot in the USA
Halloween inflatables at Home Depot

There are now only 13 days to Halloween!



Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any back to decorate our house with.

Inflatable Halloween decorations at Home Depot in the USA
Halloween inflatables at Home Depot

I did however get some packs of the new Garbage Pail Kids Halloween-themed Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible trading cards!

Garbage Pail Kids Halloween-themed Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible trading cards
Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible trading cards

Check out my blog post about Halloween-themed minigolf courses and events to see what's happening.

Our friends Tom and Robin at A Couple of Putts have also created the hashtag #Puttober to share all things Halloweeney at miniature golf courses.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Halloween in the USA - Part I

A look at some brilliant Halloween decorations from the USA.


Emily was recently in the US and while there spotted some superb Halloween decorations.


Inflatable Halloween decorations at Target in New Jersey, USA
How cool are these inflatable decorations!

Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any back to decorate our house with.


I did however get some packs of the new Garbage Pail Kids Halloween-themed Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible trading cards!

Garbage Pail Kids Halloween-themed Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible trading cards
These are super trading cards - with 24 cards in the big packs!

There are now only 16 days to Halloween!

Check out my blog post about Halloween-themed minigolf courses and events to see what's happening.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Ashton-under-Lyne

Spotting a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Ashton-under-Lyne.


A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne
A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne

On my travels last month I saw three wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men. They're always fun to see and I'd gone quite a while without seeing any.


A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne
It's always fun seeing airdancer advertising

So it was a nice surprise to see one advertising Albion Mill Carpets while we were exploring Ashton-under-Lyne.



Last month I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, another advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester and an airdancer advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Inflatable advertising at Domino's Pizza in Manchester

We're on a bit of a run in seeing inflatable advertising on our travels.


Yesterday I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man promoting Stockport Powder Coating Ltd and a few weeks ago we saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and another wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester.


While having an evening out in Manchester on Tuesday we spotted an inflatable piece of advertising at Domino's Pizza on Grosvenor Street. The takeaway was doing a booming trade.


A happy piece of Domino's Pizza inflatable advertising in Manchester
A happy piece of Domino's Pizza inflatable advertising

Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube air-dancers and other inflatable advertising are some of the most fun and eye-catching ways to promote a business. They certainly stand out!

Related blog posts:
- Inflatable advertising
- Advertising
- Marketing
- Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Stockport

Spotting a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Stockport.


I've gone years without seeing any wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men and then I've seen three so far this month!


Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd on Brinksway Trading Estate
What a sight to behold

While walking to Stockport town centre today I turned a corner and heard the trademark flapping sound of an airdancer and saw the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd on Brinksway Trading Estate.


Video of the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd


Earlier this month I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and another wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester.

Other inflatable advertising I've seen in Stockport borough include a Father Christmas wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Cheadle Heath, an inflatable advertising man at United Carpets and Beds in Hazel Grove and an inflatable at Toyota in Stockport.

I wonder where I'll see one next...?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Crazy Golf Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man

There's a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on one of the holes at The Clubhouse Stoke Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.


The 18-hole indoor minigolf course was the 925th we've visited and 527th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006. It was the first we've seen an Airdancer on.


Related blog posts:
- Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Airdancer

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Leicester.


The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubble car wash in Leicester
There are few finer things in life than finding a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on your travels

You go years without seeing a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man and then you see two Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men in two days!


The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on hole 10 at The Clubhouse Stoke minigolf course
The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on hole 10 at The Clubhouse Stoke minigolf course

The first Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man we found on our latest road-trip was on hole 10 of the indoor Crazy Golf course at The Clubhouse Stoke in Newcastle-Under-Lyme last Thursday night.



We spotted the second Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubbli's car wash as we were driving out of Leicester city centre on Friday afternoon.

The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubble car wash in Leicester
Mr Bubbli?

We've seen quite a few wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube menwindy menairdancers and other assorted inflatable advertising on our travels.

Related blog posts:
- Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
- Inflatable advertising
- Windy Men
- Airdancers