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Toy Fair 2012: A Sneak Peek of Emce Toys' Working Stiffs, Shock Puppets, and A Very Scary Christmas Snowglobes
Joe Sena took a few minutes out of his very hectic Toy Fair schedule to drop us a line with some early info on what Emce Toys will be showing off during the annual event, and if you're a fan of either zombies or snowglobes (or both), you should be quite pleased!
Diamond Select Toys has announced the latest property to join its horror line-up of fully poseable action figures: Mad Monster Party, the classic film by Rankin/Bass which brought all of pop culture's most famous monsters to the big screen in 1967.
Toy Fair 2012 runs February 12-15 in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, but you many have noticed that we've gotten a bit of a jump on things. On tap for you now we have a look at JAKKS Pacific's "The Walking Dead" Deluxe TV Game and its S.L.U.G. Zombies line.
We've seen some extremely cool packaging for DVD and/or Blu-ray releases over the years, but we have to say that the case designed by McFarlane Toys for "The Walking Dead" Season 2 Special Edition Blu-ray pretty much takes the cake.
Seriously, man. When something dies, why not play with it? You can make it do anything you want! We should be taking advantage of situations like this!
Our man Nomad just checked in with some more madness coming out of this year's Toy Fair, and let's just say that fans of monstrous collectibles are about to feel their wallets start twitching in their pockets! Ready for some eye candy? Bring a tissue; some of this stuff is drool worthy!
Harry Potter & the House of Hammer Battles The Adventures of Super Carrie for Box Office Championship
At the time of my writing this box office report, we still don’t know how close the score will be in the big game between the New England Patriots and “the New York football Giants” (as Howard Cosell used to call them), but at the movie Super Bowl this weekend, a one-point difference is about all that separated The Woman in Black and Chronicle for the box office championship.
IT'S NECA TIME! Yes, kiddies, those fine folks who brought you Lost Boys, Robocop, 60 Freddies, 70 Jasons and 200 Gremlins are now tackling a film near and dear to our hearts and inexplicably overlooked by the toy gods: EVIL DEAD 2!
NECA has been fulfilling dreams for some time now, and if you think that sentiment is silly, you are NOT a hardcore horror fan! What other company would do the leads from Lost Boys, Robocop, the first Terminator AND an entire line of Gremlins in both cute 'n fuzzy and mean 'n scary forms?!
I'm always amazed at how casually monsters and horror have worked their way into media seemingly made for "kids". The Pirates of the Caribbean films (from Walt Disney) have had zombies, fish monsters AND unkillable skeleton pirates. Hell, those lovable Ewoks from Star Wars set out to EAT our heroes when they first met. Never forget what the "Luka Luka Luuuuka" song really means.
We are full swing into Toy Fair time now with the festivities under way in the UK this week. We caught up with Mezco for a peek at their creepy plastics for 2012 and got an eyeful of Living Dead Dolls art! On tap we have...
The first wave of "Munsters" figures was a collector's dream with each one capturing the essence of the character perfectly. In addition to these fantastic representations of Grampa, Herman and Lily, you also got a killer collection of accessories AND a Build-A-Electric Chair!! Now Diamond Select looks to finish off its "Munsters" family portrait with a two-pack of Marilyn and little Eddie!
IT'S TOY FAIR TIME! Well, not really, but we are starting now anyway because we're rebels. When we last heard about NECA taking on Left 4 Dead action figures, it was during San Diego Comic-Con, and we'd seen nothing more than some art on a teaser card. Now NECA gives us an excellent look at their first figure...the Deluxe Boomer!
Update Mar 30, 2012: Simon Pegg Pushes for Shaun of the Dead Lego on Conan O'Brien Show. Earlier this week we featured an insane Legos rendering of the Winchester from Shaun of the Dead erected by a guy who goes by the handle of Yatkuu. The creation has been so well received that there is a possibility it could become an actual set produced by Lego...and you Dread Central readers can help put it over the top.
We've been on the fence as far as covering the wildly popular "Game of Thrones", just mentioning the show here and there as it's seemed appropriate, but this latest news to cross our desk is just too cool to ignore: Dark Horse Deluxe is partnering with HBO on a vast "Game of Thrones" product line debuting in the spring of 2012, leading up to the show’s second season premiere in April. Read on for the details!