Toys of Terror #13Fearful Features,Game and Toy Reviews,News Ken W. Hanley
Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…
Typically with Toys of Terror, FANGORIA likes to provide the action figures in their constructed, finished format. However, in doing so, we’ve unfortunately neglected the horror hobbyists who pride themselves on their hand-painted resin models. So for our first featured figure this week, our mea culpa comes in the form of a Minion Demon resin model kit from the cult horror film THE GATE! Built by Jim Bertges and easy to assemble, this 10-inch unpainted replica of the Minion Demon is screen-accurate and can be yours for $79.99 here.
Our second Toy of Terror comes for those who desire a little Edgar Allan Poe in their life. Made out of hard vinyl and standing at 5 and 1/4-inches tall, this collectible Poe figure from Archie McPhee shows the famed author in a ghostly pale replica and comes complete with perched raven. For $14.99, Poe completists can literally add the iconic Gothic poet to their collection here.
Next up is a special collector’s item for board game enthusiasts. But be warned: this game just might bleed your wallet dry. We’re talking about Hasbro’s THE SIMPSONS: TREEHOUSE OF HORROR Monopoly, which comes with six collectible SIMPSONS-themed Monopoly tokens, custom TREEHOUSE OF HORROR illustrations and an eternity of bragging rights. A perfect treat for horror comedy fans and a must-have for tabletop game collectors, this super-limited item comes in at a steep $159.99 here.
Funko POP! makes their way onto the list with another adorable figure for horror fans: this vinyl version of A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ Oogie Boogie! Coming in at 3 and 3/4th-inches tall, this figure is one of the few officially licensed collectibles of this particular character and should be welcome on any NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS die-hard’s mantle. Whether you’re a Funko collector or a NIGHTMARE aficionado, you can find this figure for a cheap $7.99 here.
Our last Toy of Terror is also on the cuter side, but it may just be dark enough to seep into a horror hound’s heart: Mezco’s plush figure of Mother from Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO! Standing at 14-inches tall and featuring a soft, posable cloth body, this screen-accurate version of the original Norma Bates also comes with a rotocast head, feet and hands. If you’d like to meet Norman Bates’s Mother for yourself this September, you can pre-order her plush replica for $40.00 here!