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#SDCC15: The 10 Coolest Horror Toys Unveiled at the Show

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There are many reasons why Comic-Con weekend is a great time to be a horror fan, as big reveals are the name of the game at the annual show. This year alone we were treated to countless trailers and tasty news tidbits that got us excited about the future, but we can’t forget about the toys.

Toys are as much a part of Comic-Con as movies, TV shows, and comic books, and this year was particularly awesome when it came to the unveiling of upcoming horror toys. Companies like NECA and Sideshow Collectibles gave us peeks into the future, and oh boy is it looking bright.

Now that Comic-Con has sadly come to an end, let’s reflect on the 10 coolest horror toys unveiled at this year’s event!

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1) Easily the most unique toy NECA showed off this past weekend was an upcoming Leatherface action figure based on Wizard Video’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game, which hit the Atari 2600 back in the early 1980s. Due out in October, the repaint depicts the horror icon as he was in the wacky video game, his entire body (and chainsaw) painted a nauseating shade of green. It’s the latest in a long line of video game-inspired toys from the company, which started with their Comic-Con 2013 release of NES Jason Voorhees.

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2) Speaking of NES Jason, NECA later this year will be releasing an upgrade of that original Comic-Con exclusive toy, and this time purple and baby blue Jason will be packaged alongside Mrs. Voorhees’ 8-bit severed head. But that’s not the only change they’ve made to the fan-favorite toy, as the packaging has also been slightly modified. When you lift open the front flap on the packaging of this particular Jason toy, you will hear music from the NES video game, which makes this one extra special. It will be out in October.

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3) NECA recently released an ‘Ultimate Edition’ Freddy Krueger toy, and in addition to a similarly deluxe upcoming figure of Leatherface, they’ve now added Jason Voorhees to the mix. Based on his appearance in Jason Lives, the Ultimate Jason Voorhees figure is still in the prototype stage, which would explain why this one doesn’t yet have a fresh coat of paint on it. Ultimate Jason will include a handful of weapons and even Mrs. Voorhees’ headstone. A release date hasn’t yet been provided.


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UK Toy Fair 2018: Entertainment Earth Unveils a Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure

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Toy Fair 2018 is officially under way in the UK, and we’re honored to team up with Entertainment Earth to reveal their exclusive Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure. It’s a variant of the “regular” Nosferatu, which is the most popular figure in this line.

We have the full details and a few images below so dig in!

About the Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure:
Count Orlok comes complete with eerie green glow. The Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure – Entertainment Earth Exclusive takes his inspiration from years gone by, bringing the famous monster to “life” as a 3-3/4-inch scale action figure – but with an evil aura.

Packaged on a retro 6-inch x 9-inch cardback, classic figure collectors can’t miss this awesome figure! Ages 14 and up. It’s being produced in a limited quantity.

CLICK HERE for more info and to pre-order yours now! It’s scheduled to arrive in February 2018.

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Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can

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It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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Vintage Toy Finder ALERT! If You Collect This Is a MUST-READ!

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Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to collectibles, I’m like a moth to a flame. Especially vintage toys. I, like many of you, grew up in a dysfunctional family circus. When I reached a certain age, my parents saw fit to take my most beloved toys and give them away to younger kids or just trash them completely. I’m still devastated. My childhood was pretty much nil, and I’ve been swimming in chaos ever since.

Once things finally “calmed down” a bit, I began reclaiming these relics of happier times. Damned straight I got an 18″ Kenner Alien, a Stretch X-Ray doll, a Mighty Men and Monster Maker, the Bermuda Triangle board game, etc. I revel in them as few items make me as happy as they do. As a result I always keep my eye out for things, specifically horror related toys I may have missed.

Enter 1967’s Ka-Bala, the most insane and intricate Ouija board I’ve ever seen. I don’t use Ouijas, but once I saw this, it was love at first shiver. The problem with collecting toys like this is that rarely can you find them complete. For Christmas Debi tracked down Ka-Bala for me, BUT we were missing the instructions. There’s not much sense in playing or having a board game if you don’t know said rules.

I scoured the Internet but only came up with a few sites that were charging astronomical prices for replacement parts and/or instructions. It was ludicrous. So I busted out my Creepy resources and asked our resident board game loony David Hahn, who writes Last Meeple Standing for us, for some help. Within days he and his wondrous wife, Tiffany (who also works with David on Meeple), led me to a site called Lost and Found Vintage Toys maintained by Brenda Roudabush.

Brenda, who says she has “gotten to play happiness broker several times reuniting vintage kids with their old long lost toys,” got right to work and sent me some amazing scans of the instructions and more.

After piquing my interest with her knowledge of such things, I can’t recommend her more. If you’re a collector, and chances are very good that you are because, well you’re reading this, make sure to check out the site listed above. It’s like an encyclopedia of happiness! Enjoy, and tell her Creepy sent ya!

For even more fun check out my other go-to toy site, Raymond Castile’s Gallery of Monster Toys. Quick trivia re Ray… He’s the spitting image of Coffin Joe and played young Zé do Caixão in José Mojica Marins’ 2008 film Embodiment of Evil. How friggin’ cool is that? It’s a small and sometimes wonderful world, I tell ya!

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