One of Rue Morgue’s favourite artists, Jason Edmiston, will be one of the many illustrators on-hand for this year’s big show and he’s cooked up something special for your eyeballs’ enjoyment, to be unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Brace your peepers and click the link.
Though it manufactures a variety of merchandise, including board games, masks, stationary, replica props items and “Head Knocker” bobblehead figures, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) is perhaps best known for putting out fantastically detailed and ultra-realistic action figures derived from various film, television and video game properties. The company has made horror collectors very happy over the years with plastic renderings of such iconic characters as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, the Tall Man, Chucky, Ash, Pinhead, Ghost Face, Jigsaw and his puppet, Billy, The Exorcist’s Regan, Hannibal Lecter, Bubba Ho-Tep, and many others.
Now, NECA has tapped into the very hot retro toy market with its recent release of 8-inch tall horror film-themed figures created in the same vein as the classic Mego dolls of the 1970s and early ’80s.
With WOLFCOP making the rounds on the convention circuit (including our very own Festival of Fear Vancouver this weekend ), it seems only fitting to give you the heads-up on a wicked-cool side project: An Indiegogo campaign has been started to get a WolfCop action figures in your grubby little mitts!
A little over a year ago, I posted a piece here about an upcoming set of retro-styled Alien-themed action figures. Now, while Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 film has spawned numerous figures and other collectibles through the years, what made these particular items noteworthy is that they were based upon prototypes created by iconic toy manufacturer Kenner in 1979 for a proposed Alien toy line that was never produced.
Well, these “lost toys” have now since been released, and they are pretty darn fantastic.
At Rue Morgue Manor, we’ve seen our fair share of horror tees, but Liz Deagan Designs has created something really special with this simple-yet-artsy T-shirt, featuring those adorably doomed moppets of The Overlook, The Grady Twins.
First introduced to audiences in the 1989 direct-to-video hit Puppet Master, the film’s living, lethal marionettes – which includes the knife and hook-handed Blade, the drill for a head Tunneler, the poisonous leech-vomiting Leech Woman, super-strong Pinhead and Jester – have been featured in a multitude of sequels and also turned into action figures and other collectibles over the years.
Now, fans of the diminutive but deadly puppets can pick up some new Puppet Master collectibles, including bobblehead figures, plush dolls, statues, limited-edition full-sized replica dolls and more, courtesy of the merchandise division of Charles Band’s Full Moon Features.