One thing we know for sure is that horror fans don’t shy away from hero worship. With that in mind, it’s pretty astounding there aren’t more collectibles featuring the legends of our genre immortalized in cold cast resin or even MEGO-ized! Dark Horse is looking to change that…one famous monster at a time.
Forrest J Ackerman, commonly known to fans as “Forry,” comes to life in this colorful 13″ tall statue. Forry was the creator, editor, and principal writer for Famous Monsters of Filmland, a magazine that influenced generations while spreading the love of the horror genre. He was also known for his “Ackermansion,” a sprawling house in Los Angeles that held his extensive horror book and memorabilia collection. For fifty years Forry shared his collection with fans during open-house events. As an agent, writer, editor, and actor, he had far-reaching influence in the science fiction, horror, and fantasy community. The statue includes a nameplate on the base with one of Forry’s most popular nicknames, “Dr. Acula.”
So, what do you think? Want more like this? Dark Horse certainly listens to what the fans want so be loud (contact them here), and maybe this can be the start of something great!
Click here to pre-order your little Forry from TFAW today; he’s expected to start shipping this September.
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