Oct 15, 2018

Headless HorseMonday - Roblox

Being a 40-something geek, I'm only passingly familiar with Roblox. I know kids are about as addicted to it as Minecraft and I've seen the toys in stores. They have some fun looking figures like Bigfoot Boarder and Circuit Breaker so I always browse to see what weird things they have going on. 

Imagine my surprise on finding a Headless Horseman figure! A while back, I found a Headless Horseman Scooby-Doo set in TRU and passed on it. It's now very hard to find and people are asking crazy money for it so I made sure this one wasn't getting away from me.

He's dressed in a purple and black uniform with a tricorn hat. His 'headless"-ness is accomplished with a translucent featureless head. That makes it a little difficult to tell where he's "looking" but the hat does turn so you can point his head in the right direction.

He's also got a wicked little hand axe for when he's out looking for a top to chop! I'm not sure why there's a bandage wrapped around his head. I think the figure would look a bit more striking without it.

The grinning Jack-O-Lantern he comes with isn't just a Halloween decoration.

You can swap out his ghostly head for it! Sadly the hat doesn't fit on the pumpkin head. 
How fun would that have been?

Overall, this is a cool little figure. The transparent head and swap option really make it worth picking up. The only thing that would have made it better is if it was a 2-pack and came with a creepy looking horse for him.

If you want to pick one up, you should be able to find him in Target or similar stores. Failing that, you can order from Amazon. Just check the prices and don't pay over $8.

Headless Fact of the Day
The Horseman may be the most well known spirit without a skull but he's by no means the only one. In 1978, Warren Zevon wrote “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner” about a merc fighting in Africa who was murdered by his comrades and returns seeking revenge.
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  1. What a fun toy find!! I love your background wallpaper too.
    I am so excited to find the list of the Halloween countdown. So many of them though are not active. Oh well, its a better surprise when I come across one with a real post such as this one. Happy Halloween

    1. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween to you as well!

  2. I like this guy, too! I reviewed him earlier in the Countdown as someone let me know about him back in August. I'd never heard of Roblox before seeing these toys on the shelves and have never paid any attention to the at all until I learned about this guy. There definitely aren't enough Headless Horseman toys out there, for sure.

    By the way, I'm a huge Warren Zevon. Enjoy every sandwich! Words to live by, indeed.

  3. Cool figure. I keep eyeing the Roblox stuff but have no clue what it is about, but they look like so much fun.

    1. I don't either but there have been a couple times I've almost picked up a Roblox figure just because they're weird.

  4. nice my kid collects these I will have to seek these out. It's the one thing Toy's r Us had that we would pick up.

    1. Shouldn't be too hard to find, I still see them. But if you do have trouble, I have an extra one still sealed for cost + shipping.