Toy Fair 2012: Diamond Select Toys to Host a Mad Monster Party

By Steve Barton
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Diamond Select Toys has announced the latest property to join its horror line-up of fully poseable action figures: Mad Monster Party, the classic film by Rankin/Bass which brought all of pop culture’s most famous monsters to the big screen in 1967.

From the Press Release:
Diamond Select Toys knows monsters — after all, the Maryland-based collectibles company has been making toys and statues of vampires, aliens and werewolves for almost 13 years.

“The Rankin/Bass Christmas specials have gotten a lot of merchandise over the last decade, but there have been almost zero collectibles made for Mad Monster Party,” said Chuck Terceira, director of Diamond Select Toys. “Now that the movie has been released on DVD and seen by a whole new audience for the first time, it feels like the right time to give fans new and old the toys they deserve. The film combines all of the classic monster archetypes with the timeless appeal of Rankin/Bass animation, and we want our toy line to represent the figures you see on the screen as closely as possible.”

Mad Monster Party hit theaters in the spring of 1967 and featured the vocal talents of legendary horror actor Boris Karloff and comedienne Phyllis Diller as well as parodies of many of the famous monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Hunchback, the Invisible Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Bride of Frankenstein, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. First released on DVD in 2003 and receiving a special edition in 2009, the film has only added to its already sizable group of dedicated fans.

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