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Sideshow’s Snake Plissken Sixth Scale Figure Shipping this Month!

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plisskensThe Dread Central office is full of horror figures and collectibles, and a good portion of them are from Sideshow. With its release date fast approaching, we thought now would be a good time to remind you about Sideshow Collectibles’ upcoming badass Escape from New York Snake Plissken Sixth Scale Figure, which will be shipping this month.

We have all the details below, including a look at the company’s Exclusive Edition with Snake’s hand holding the nuclear fusion information cassette tape.

Click here to pre-order the Sideshow exclusive Snake Plissken Sixth Scale Figure (there’s a waitlist if you want to take your chances) and here to pre-order the regular version. Each is just $159.99, and you can expect our unboxing video/review as soon as we get our hands on him.

Product Summary:
“Call me Snake.”

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the 12″ Snake Plissken Sixth Scale Figure, leading anti-hero of the 80’s cult classic Escape from New York.

Chock full o’ attitude, we’ve brought the all-American escape artist to life with a highly detailed likeness of Snake, as portrayed by actor Kurt Russell. Sporting his full abdomen cobra tattoo, Plissken is decked out in his trademark duds, including eyepatch, muscle shirt, distressed leather jacket, urban camo pants, catcher’s shin guards, and combat boots.

Ready to take on the Duke, we’ve armed the one-eyed warrior with a complete arsenal of modified firepower. Holstered at his side is the USPF-issued sub-machine gun with detachable silencer, scope and spare mags, his sidearm revolver with scope, and an array of throwing stars. Cigarette in one hand, Snake is fully equipped with a radio and homing device – and just so there’s no funny business, he’s shackled up with wrist time-clock and tracker.

To complete the mission, the Sideshow Exclusive Edition includes an additional accessory – the cassette tape containing the President’s top secret nuclear fusion information.

The Snake Plissken Sixth Scale Figure is an ultimate tribute to the 80s cult classic legend and a must-have for fans of John Carpenter’s “Escape” saga!

Features Include:

  • Fully articulated new Snake Plissken body
  • Detailed portrait of Snake Plissken with movie-accurate eyepatch, facial features, and hair
  • One (1) Revolver with scope
  • One (1) SMG with removable silencer and scope
  • One (1) Sculpted pistol and SMG holsters
  • One (1) Wrist timer
  • One (1) Wrist tracker
  • Three (3) Shurikens
  • One (1) Homing device
  • One (1) Radio
  • One (1) Cigarette
  • Detailed jacket and clothing
  • Various alternately posed hands

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Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can

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It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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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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