Lego takes the consumer’s best interests to heart. So much so that they have started a Lego Ideas page, where people can submit their ideas for possible creation and sale. One such submission: Lego Jaws. And yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
As a lifelong collector, I’ve come across some pretty nifty items over the years. Among the more unusual horror collectibles I’ve seen recently have been two books of paper dolls: Great Horror Movie Villains Paper Dolls: Psychos, Slashers & Their Unlucky Victims! and Vampire Paper Dolls, both released by Dover Publications, Ltd.
If you’re a Stephen King and John Carpenter fan (and who isn’t?), then there’s a recently-released model kit that will look great on your shelf beside those Michael Myers figures: the titular terror on wheels from Carpenter’s 1983 film adaptation of King’s novel – Christine.
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.