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#SDCC15 Exclusives: Supernatural Swan Song Variant Metallicar & Road Trip to San Diego T-Shirt

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CineQuest always brings some cool “Supernatural”-themed items to the San Diego Comic-Con, and this year is no exception. They’ve announced their first two 2015 SDCC exclusives that are now available for pre-order: a “Swan Song” Variant Metallicar plus their annual “Road Trip to San Diego” T-shirt.

A limited number of each exclusive is being made available to non-attendees and attendees for a short period of time. After that, they will only be available in limited quantities each day at the CineQuest.com Booth #4539 during the convention.  ATTENDEE PRE-ORDER INFO: If you are attending, order your item for pickup at Booth #4539 during regular show hours July 9-12 (they will NOT be filling pre-orders during Preview Night).

The “Swan Song” variant Metallicar comes complete with a replica of Sam Winchester’s toy Army man. This licensed four-door 1967 Chevy Impala SS 1:24 scale die-cast car is being done in association with GreenLight Toys and will premiere July 9-12 at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Product Description:
This licensed die-cast car is a replica of the Impala as it appeared on the Rainbow Motors lot, where it was purchased by John Winchester. It features Rainbow Motors dealer plates, the price and year as marked on the windshield in paint, and all the dust it gathered while sitting on the used car lot.

“The Impala, of course, has all the things other cars have… and a few things they don’t. But none of that stuff’s important. This is the stuff that’s important: The Army man that Sam crammed in the ashtray – it’s still stuck there. The Legos that Dean shoved into the vents – to this day heat comes on, and they can hear ’em rattle. These are the things that make the car theirs – really theirs. Even when Dean rebuilt her from the ground up, he made sure all these little things stayed ’cause it’s the blemishes that make her beautiful.” – Chuck Shurley, #5.22 “Swan Song”

That quote appears on the back of the blister-package that includes the variant 1967 four-door Impala Super Sport and a replica of Sam’s Army man. Limited to 2,500 pieces, this variant is only available through CineQuest.com at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. (A limited number will be made available first to members of Club CQ and then to the general public.)

Attendees click here to pre-order; non-attendees click here, and good luck!

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This year’s annual “Supernatural: Road Trip to San Diego” T-shirt features a portrait of Sam and Dean in salt.

Product Description:
10 years gone, more to come!  We’re marking the coming 11th season of “Supernatural” with a tribute to the Winchester brothers:  a great portrait in salt! This limited edition licensed T-shirt will be the perfect commemorative of San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

While these are considered men’s sizes, we are using a T-shirt that is more European in design and much less boxy than the standard U.S. men’s tees. Here are some details on the shirt:

  • 4.5-ounce, 100% cotton (pre-shrunk)
  • Deluxe 30-singles Softstyle yarns
  • Seamless double-needle 7/8″ rib knit collar
  • Tapered neck and shoulders
  • Slim, Euro style fit in collar, shoulders, and sleeves
  • Double-needle sleeves and hem
  • NOTE: Image above is subject to licensor approval

Attendees click here to pre-order; non-attendees click here, and good luck! Quantities are limited!

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Will Turner’s Custom Horror Dolls Transform Your Favorite Scream Queens Into Display Figures

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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.

Halloween (1978)

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.”

Carrie (1976); A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987); The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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 PsychoBlack 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.” 

Death Becomes Her (1992)

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.”

Scream (1996)

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. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4’s Lisa Wilcox and Will Turner; Popcorn’s Jill Schoelen

“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

SPOILER: I did.

“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.”

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift or simply want to keep tabs on Turner’s upcoming creations, be sure to check out the official Custom Horror Dolls website as well as its Facebook page!

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

 

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There Are Stranger Things to Be Mailed This Holiday Season

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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!

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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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