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Our cohort Nomad just scooped up some bitchin’ images of a few new figures from NECA that are bound to end up in your collection at some time or another. Read on for the skinny on new Carrie, Prometheus, and Gremlins collectibles.

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NECA continue their domination of the horror plastics universe with two new action figures from the upcoming Carrie remake (releasing March 15, 2013) with Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit Girl) in the title role. The 7-inch figure duo make up a sort of before and after…one depicting the moment just before being crowned Prom Queen…and one right after, drenched in pig’s blood and gearing up TO tear some students apart with her freaky mind powers. The latter is sure to be a sought after piece for horror fans…unless they are King/De Palma purists, in which case they can sit there with their frowny faces and leave the plastics for the rest of us. The pair are said to drop (individually) late January. That’s late Feb/early March for those in the US.

Take Your First Look at New Carrie, Prometheus, and Gremlins Action Figures From NECA

Take Your First Look at New Carrie, Prometheus, and Gremlins Action Figures From NECA

Next up, we’ll get a refresher look at the second wave of Prometheus action figures. We first saw these at San Diego Comic-Con, but the pre-orders are beginning to drop so the official images are now available…and honestly, do the ladies reading need an excuse for me to show more pics of Plastic Fassbender? I think not. Nothing changed from SDCC apart from the release order. We’ll be getting David with his alternate helmeted head and Deacon, that lovable Alien baby, with a dissected Engineer head and Hammerpede accessories. Halloway has been bumped to a later series. We can also expect to see that David head (pulled off his body) with a Series 3 figure (my bet is on Shaw). These should drop around late February. Series 3 will include Vickers and Shaw.

Take Your First Look at New Carrie, Prometheus, and Gremlins Action Figures From NECA

Take Your First Look at New Carrie, Prometheus, and Gremlins Action Figures From NECA

Last up is the girl you’ve been dreaming about ever since Robert Picardo had a makeout session with her. It’s Greta..that lovely Gremlin vixen from Gremlins 2. NECA would never be content to JUST give you wave after wave of Gremlins action figures…so here’s a full-size Greta stunt puppet prop replica as a bonus! Gentlemen, start your credit card machines.

From the second Gremlins movie, this Greta stunt puppet prop replica is full-size and so lifelike you’ll swear you were at the Clamp Center! Cast directly from an original film-used stunt puppet! Hand painted! This prop replica is an absolute must-have for any Gremlins collector! Rubber & Latex Replica Gremlin stands nearly 30″ tall and includes a custom metal stand. Limited to 1,000 pieces WORLDWIDE.

Take Your First Look at New Carrie, Prometheus, and Gremlins Action Figures From NECA

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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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Gremlins 2 Blind Bag Is Adorable and Awesome

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“G2, baby. G2!”

I’m not going to lie to you guys and say that I know what this Blind Bag Collection is. It seems from the slick name that one shouldn’t know what’s exactly inside… but maybe I’m missing something.

Anyhow, none of that really matters as long as the Blind Bag Collection boasts such awesome shite as this Gremlins 2: The New Batch one from Monogram International does, then it’s all good.

The set seems to include a collection figural keyrings that include such classic Gremlins characters as Combat Gizmo, Brownie, Penny, Phantom, Stripe, Greta, Gizmo, Flasher, George, and Lightning Gremlin and Bat Gremlin.

You can check out pics from the “Gremlins Series 2 Blind Bag Collection” below as well as a fun unboxing video. After all that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think!

For more cool stuff, make sure to check out Monogram International on Facebook HERE.

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Diamond Select Ghostbusters Rooftop to DIE For!

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When it comes to Ghostbusters themed collectibles, few companies do it better than Diamond Select. Our intrepid purveyor of all that is plastic, Paul “Nomad” Nicholasi, has put up a genius look at one of their newest pieces and more over at his Idle Hands blog; and if you ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts, we suggest you read on for details.

Diamond’s Deluxe Ghostbusters Figures come with a piece of a rooftop that once you collect all figures assemble into a rooftop climax diorama scene in which to place your plastic! To get the full Build-a-Rooftop diorama set, you need to collect:

  • Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore, and Louis Tully
  • Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dana Barrett as Zuul
  • Slimer, Janine Melnitz, and Quittin’ Time Ray
  • Gozer the Gozerian, Walter Peck, and Slimed Peter
  • The Library Ghost, the Taxi Driver Zombie, and a Terror Dog

Check out some sample images below, and then head on over to Paul’s Idle Hands blog to see even more! He has some pretty interesting “things” joining our 4 heroes, and it’s a lot of fun!

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