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Tonner Doll Company, a mainstay in the high-end collectibles industry for more than 20 years, announces its 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: Zombie Boy. In addition, the tattooed wonder known as Zombie Boy will be in attendance for two special signings in the Tonner booth.

The two signings will take place in Booth 4149 on Friday, the 13th of July, at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

From the Press Release:
Featured in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” music video, model and performer Rick Genest (Zombie Boy) is a human canvas, with 80% of his body covered in tattoos. Genest’s body art depicts the human form as it decomposes into a corpse, flesh-eating insects and all. His special art display has earned him two admissions into the Guinness Book of World Records: one for the most bones tattooed on the body (134) and one for the most insects tattooed on the body (176).

“My tattoos symbolize life through death, or death through life,” Genest said in a “Meet Zombie Boy” article featured on Dermablend’s website, where he is a brand ambassador. “They’ve been a part of me forever – before I even got them done. They reveal how I feel on the inside. I’m so used to how I look now that I don’t see them anymore.”

Discovered by Lady Gaga’s personal stylist and Creative Director of fashion powerhouse Thierry Mugler Nicola Formichetti, Genest first appeared on the fashion scene when he was featured by Mugler in the Paris fashion show in January 2011. In addition to walking runways for Mugler and other designers in Milan, Berlin, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Rio, New York, and Toronto, Genest has become the face of Dermablend in its award-winning “Go Beyond the Cover” video, which attracted more than 15 million views and 650,000 likes on Facebook. In the process he has become a social media phenomenon with more than 66,000 Twitter fans and 66,000 likes on Facebook.

“When I first saw Rick in a magazine, I was instantly fascinated,” said Robert Tonner, CEO and celebrated doll artist and designer. “There was something so visually arresting about his super edgy look juxtaposed with sophisticated, tailored clothes.”

The Zombie Boy Character Figure™ will be 17″ tall, boasts hand-painted details, and will feature a replica of Genest’s intricate body art and also his facial piercing between his eyes. With Tonner’s multiple points of articulation for dynamic poses and quality craftsmanship, this Zombie Boy Character Figure™ pulls out all the stops. Check out the sneak peek below!

“This was one of the most challenging and fun projects I’ve worked on in a long time,” said Tonner. “We are really excited that Rick is going to be joining us at Comic-Con; it’s going to be a real treat to have such a special guest in our booth.”

You can get the Zombie Boy Character Figure™ at the 2012 SDCC in Tonner’s booth (#4149) as well as on their website (mid July). He is a limited edition of just 500 pieces.

Tonner Doll Announces Zombie Boy as 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive

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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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