Toys of Terror #14
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…
Our first Toy of Terror comes from deep within cinematic history, and is one of the most famous of Lon Chaney’s faces: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! A seven-inch replica of the Phantom from the 1925 film, this figure comes sculpted by the esteemed Jean St. Jean and is fully articulated. Furthermore, the figure from Diamond Selects also comes with an exclusive organ accessory, making it a must-buy for any PHANTOM fanatic. You can add this classic PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to your collection for $22.99 here.
Here, we’re jumping ahead to a more modern specimen that should appeal to this column’s underrepresented Whedonites: the Funko POP! replica of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER villains, The Gentlemen! Despite only appearing in one episode, The Gentlemen are considered to be among the scariest and most memorable creatures in the BUFFY universe, with this three and 3/4-inch figure revealing exactly why! You can preorder a Gentleman of your own BUFFY collection for a mere $9.99 here.
The next Toy of Terror is likely to grab the eye (and heart) of any Hammer Horror fan, as we feature Titan Merchandise’s mini-bust of Ingrid Pitt as Countess Elizabeth Bathory! Taken directly from Hammer’s 1971 classic COUNTESS DRACULA, this eight-inch mini-bust comes at a three-quarter inch sculpt with an immaculate replication to capture the beauty of Pitt’s wicked blood-bather. Limited to 1,000 pieces, Hammer fans can get this mini-bust while it lasts for $63.99 here.
Coming in at number four this week is a timely Toy of Terror, considering the film’s 40th anniversary 4K re-release is currently touring the U.S.: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE’s Leatherface action figure! Standing at eight-inches tall, this articulated Leatherface from NECA comes fully equipped with his signature meat hammer, chainsaw and the original clothes from his 1974 debut! Releasing October 2014, just in time for Halloween, you can acquire the original Leatherface for $27.99 here.
This week’s last Toy of Terror is the priciest yes, but also one of the most collector-friendly: the limited-edition prop replica of RE-ANIMATOR’s Finger Creature! Standing at six-inches tall, Amok Time’s life-size replica is to scale with the actual creature from the film, with both a movie-accurate sculpt and a realistic paint decoration. With only 200 made, each coming with their own Certificate of Authenticity, you can get yours while supplies last for $106.99 here.