Dark Horse has announced a few more of the items it’ll be debuting at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, and they include an exclusive limited edition print version of the Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! digital series and an adorable SDCC variant vinyl Hellboy mini Qee figure.
Stay up-to-date on what else Dark Horse has up its SDCC sleeve via the Dark Horse Newsfeed and Dark Horse Comics on Twitter (@darkhorsecomics), and keep it here for more San Diego Comic-Con 2013 news as it comes.
Plants vs. Zombies Print Edition:
PopCap’s immensely popular Plants vs. Zombies game finally gets the plant-filled, zombie-zapping comics treatment it deserves! Crazy Dave helps fend off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon!, the new digital series from Dark Horse. Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures) and Ron Chan (The Guild) join the botanical battle to deliver a hilarious, all-ages zombie romp to your neighborhood. Stop by the Dark Horse booth or the PopCap booth to snag an exclusive print edition of #1.
Production Run: 1,000
Availability: Two per person / all days
500 copies will be available for sale at the Dark Horse Booth, 500 at the EA Booth.
Hellboy Mini Qee Variant:
In conjunction with the anticipated release of the all-new 5″ vinyl figures based on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, Dark Horse is proud to present this special Comic-Con variant edition. This version of Toy2R’s interpretation of the popular character comes dressed in an officially licensed Comic-Con logo t-shirt and stands 5.5″ tall. This special Qee is only available at the Dark Horse booth with a limit of two per person at a price of $20 each. With only 350 produced, these are sure to go fast!
Production Run: 350
Availability: Two per person / all days
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Will Turner’s Custom Horror Dolls Transform Your Favorite Scream Queens Into Display Figures
Horror fandom isn’t limited to simply watching your favorite films — more than any other genre, we have seen inspired fans take their appreciation for these films to the creative realm, whether by crafting their own masks or paintings — or by going on to become writers, directors, or special effects artists.
Because of the popularity of mask creation, for example… when referring to the artistry that comes with being a fan, few would point to the creation of dolls. In that sense, Will Turner has carved a niche for himself. As the creative force behind Custom Horror Dolls, Turner transforms the likenesses of your favorite heroines into figures you can display, ensuring the design is fairly representative.
In the last fifteen years or so, we have seen an outpouring of merchandise dedicated to the likes of movie villains… but where’s the love for the scream queens? While Freddy and Jason seem obvious choices for the big toy studios, many have lamented on the fact that final girls such as Laurie Strode and Nancy Thompson have never received the official action figure treatment.
Turner notes, “I started making custom dolls a little over a year ago. I had always wanted a Nancy Thompson doll to go with all the Freddy Krueger action figures I had. I found a Barbie doll that I thought would make a good Nancy, and I bought a small sewing kit. I taught myself to sew and I made her iconic pajamas. [So] I finally had a Nancy to go with my Freddy. After posting a pic online, people started messaging me and wanting to buy the doll, so I sold her and made more. Then I decided to make a Laurie Strode doll and pretty soon, I was making a different doll each week and it took off from there.”
Turner’s collection consists of the femme fatales from such franchises as Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream, as well as from other films like Psycho, Black Christmas, Carrie, and many more. “I would say the set of dolls I’m most proud of is the Death Becomes Her set. They were complicated to do and I wasn’t sure that I could pull it off, but I think they turned out pretty good.”
Turner’s creations aren’t limited to the leading ladies either; he has also crafted dolls based on The Evil Dead‘s Bruce Campbell and Candyman‘s Tony Todd.
But as for Turner’s favorite final girl? “[Scream]’s Sidney Prescott for sure. She’s like a combination of Nancy Thompson and Laurie Strode. She’s a smart and tough final girl.”
As a convention vendor across the States, Turner has showcased some of his work to the respective ladies whose likenesses he has drawn from. “I made an Alice doll from Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and I got the opportunity to give it to Lisa Wilcox in person. She loved it. I’ve also made dolls of Toy Newkirk’s character from Nightmare 4, Jill Schoelen from Popcorn, Adrienne King from Friday the 13th, and a few others and had them delivered to the actors; and they were all impressed and honored.
“The best reaction was when I gave Amanda Wyss a Tina doll from A Nightmare on Elm Street. She loved it and took it to Robert Englund’s table at the convention. He said it was amazing. I almost fainted.”
Every month Custom Horror Dolls features a giveaway, and starting today, December 12th, Turner will be running a holiday sale lasting though Christmas. With dolls typically priced at $50, Turner’s creations will be going for only $29.99 plus shipping! Considering the craftsmanship, I’d say that’s a pretty good steal. For any character that you don’t see, Turner also does commissions… I may or may not have already picked up my own version of Lindsay Lohan in Machete…
“I’m getting ready to start work on some characters from Halloween III, Pet Sematary, Terror Train, Dawn of the Dead, and The Walking Dead. And I’m working on making a Rocky Horror set to be introduced during the sale.”
There Are Stranger Things to Be Mailed This Holiday Season
Holiday cards… the mailing of them is a sadly dying tradition that continues to endure despite the digital age. The reason for their staying power is simple: Few things are as personal as sending out a note of holiday cheer to your friends and family.
If you’re one of those sentimental few who still love sending folks some cool holiday-themed tokens of your affection, then why not send them from the Upside Down?
If you head on over to AlonDesigns.com, you can nab yourself some really cool holiday cards that celebrate Netflix’s “Stranger Things” in the most collectible way possible!
“This set featuring your favorite ‘Stranger Things’ characters is a perfect way to let the special people in your life know that, like Barb, this Christmas they too have not been forgotten,” reads the site. “So before the bad men come and take them away, let these sentimental mementos light up your Christmas brighter than Joyce Byers’ house.”
So, how much will these badboys cost ya? You can get a pack of all 8 cards for just $8.00! Neat!
NECA Announces Ashy Slashy Puppet Replica
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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