This is probably an obscure Throwback Thursday — although these kinds of products are still sold today, the one below is an early 1980’s variation that seems mostly lost to history. What you see below is a … “safety light?” It’s just a simple flashlight with a crude molded plastic head when you screwed it on tight enough to close the simple circuit with the Size D batteries. So the skull lit up.
I’m pretty sure variations were sold with ghosts or jack-o-lanterns, either at King Kullen Supermarkets or Genovese drug stores. (My friends in the United Kingdom are a little puzzled at the term “drug store;” I wonder now if even some of my younger countrymen have ever been in a mom-and-pop “drug store,” instead of a CVS or a Walgreens.)
I still remember my mother bringing this home for me after a shopping trip. Good LORD did this thing bring joy to a little boy.