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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.
In this month’s issue of Rue Morgue, there’s a piece by yours truly on the resurrection of General Mills’ two long deceased Monster Cereals: Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy. In addition to the products’ reintroduction to the marketplace, fans can also pick up all five Monster Cereals – which of course also include Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry – in both contemporary and retro-styled packaging.
If you’re a Hammer Horror fan, you’ll definitely want to take a look at a new series of custom-made collectible figures that are just being made available for sale. The figures – which are produced by an independent company named Distinctive Dummies – are part of a line dubbed “Mego Style,” and are made in the vein of 8-inch tall figures released by iconic toymaker Mego during the 1970s and early ’80s.