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New Jack Pierce Figure to Sculpt Horror at MonsterpaloozaEmce Toys, the brand that revived the classic Mego style 1/9-scale “retro cloth” action figures of the 1970s, is partnering with the Monsterpalooza convention to create limited edition handcrafted Mego-scale exclusives for the April 2012 event in Burbank, California.

To honor legendary Universal makeup maestro Jack Pierce, Emce is creating a very small number of 8” tall figures of Pierce, complete with barber’s tunic and likeness-accurate head sculpt. An even smaller number of MEGO-scale replicas of Pierce’s famous makeup chair will be created as well. Pierce’s head was sculpted by Mike Hill, world renowned portrait sculptor and artist whose career runs the gamut from privately commissioned work to Hollywood blockbusters.

Monsterpalooza fans know Hill from his hyper-realistic statue of Boris Karloff being made up in Jack Pierce’s chair (on display
at the 2009 show).

The chair is a replica of the brand of barber chair that Pierce used throughout his career, digitally recreated by Emce designer Carolyn Seyster, with handsculpted fittings by makeup artist, sculptor and garage-kit veteran Shane McGowin. Heads and chair replicas will all be cast, assembled and painted by hand in the US at the Emce workshop in Long Island, New York.

With six, going on eight Mego-scale Universal Monsters we’ve designed for Diamond Select Toys, this is the perfect unique addition to any collectors’ Mego Monsters display,” said Joe Sena, president of Fourth Castle Micromedia, the parent company of Emce Toys. Diamond Select Toys has released four Emce designed Mego-style monsters: Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Dracula. Two more, the Bride of Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, were recently unveiled at the New York Toy Fair.

Prototypes of the Bride and the Creature will be on display at Monsterpalooza as well. “Some people are unaware that one man not only created the look of the iconic Universal Monsters but also painstakingly applied the make-ups in transforming actor into creature,” said Eliot Brodsky, Monsterpalooza President. “Makeup master Jack Pierce’s work has passed the test of time going on to inspire future generations of makeup artists. As a Monsterpalooza exclusive, created by Emce Toys, we are excited to have this wonderful collectible of Jack Pierce and his makeup chair available for young and old to enjoy.

The Pierce figure is limited to 50 pieces and the replica of the chair is limited to 25 pieces. Photos of the progress on both items can be viewed on the Emce Toys Facebook page and also on the pre-order pages on Emce’s sister company FearWerx – The Scary Mall.

The Pierce figure is available for $74.99 and the chair replica is available for pre-order at $199.99. Both items can be pre-ordered now and can either be picked up at the Monsterpalooza event in Burbank April 13-15 or shipped directly from the Emce warehouse.

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NECA Announces Ashy Slashy Puppet Replica

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One of our favorite horror TV shows is Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” and one of our favorite moments from the first two seasons is when Ash brings out his “Ashy Slashy” puppet.

If you’re like us and have been wondering when you could get your hands on an Ashy Slashy puppet of your own, today we have good news.

NECA has just announced its prop replica!

You can check out pics of the packaging reveal NECA did over on Facebook below, and then let us know if you’re going to be buying your very own Ash Slashy puppet.

We’ll let you know when the item becomes available for pre-order!

Rundown via NECA:
Every day can be demented play day with your very own Ashy Slashy puppet from Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead! We’ve replicated Ash’s potty-mouthed little doppelganger from the asylum episodes for your (hopefully G-rated) entertainment.

This is a working puppet – insert your hand, and you can move the mouth; plus the arms are poseable thanks to inner articulation. 

Ashy Slashy is approximately 15” tall.

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New Stranger Things Season 2 Merchandise on the Way as BoxLunch Teams with Netflix

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Today is momentous for two reasons: First, it kicks off the last weekend before Halloween 2017; and second, “Stranger Things” Season 2 is now available for streaming on Netflix! If you’re the type who likes to wear clothing pertaining to your favorite movies and TV shows or if you’re a collector of memorabilia, then read on for how you can show your love for the best damned horror series to come along in quite some time!

From the Press Release:
Just in time for its highly anticipated second season, BoxLunch partners with Netflix to unveil brand new officially licensed merchandise from the critically acclaimed series “Stranger Things.” Inspired by scenes and styling cues from the show’s previous and forthcoming episodes, BoxLunch presents an extensive collection of apparel, accessories, and collectibles.

Exclusive BoxLunch-only apparel items include the “Stranger Things” Holiday Sweater, Hawkins High Crewneck, and Duffle Bag; the ‘80s arcade styled Pixel Tee and Merrill’s Farm Tee; and three additional shirts – the Sketch Tee, Longsleeve, and Teaser Tee – that feature imagery from Season 2. A trio of limited edition Madrid Skateboard decks and a full line-up of Funko Pop! vinyl figures round out the comprehensive merchandise selection from BoxLunch.

Officially licensed Stranger Things merchandise is available NOW at BoxLunch stores and BoxLunch.com.

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Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Xenomorph Getting Their Own 8-Bit Pop Vinyls

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Funko has released some delightful horror-themed products over the years, but this just takes the cake. They’ve announced a new line of 8-bit Pop Vinyl figures, which will feature pixelated versions of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Xenomorph. I never thought I’d say it, but even Freddy Krueger looks cute.

Freddy and Jason will both come in standard editions, in addition to GameStop exclusives based on how they both appeared in their own NES video games. The Xenomorph will also have a Previews exclusive edition depicting it smeared with acid blood. Have a look at the images below to decide which versions you like best. Most of us would probably like to purchase all six!

These adorable (but still horrible) figures will be available in January, so make sure you don’t go bankrupt over Christmas.

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