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Toys of Terror #17Columns,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…
Our first Toy of Terror this week is a motion statue replicating one of the most recognizable villains in horror history: the Great White Shark from JAWS! Referencing the original construction models for the mechanical “Bruce” shark used in production, this motion statue from Factory Entertainment is crafted from heavyweight polyresin and hand-painted. Measured at 7 and 1/2 inches long by 4 inches tall and 4 inches wide, you can add this flesh-eating fish to your collection for only $34.99 here.
Our friends at Funko, who recently revealed their line of Universal Monster POP! toys at San Diego Comic Con, are next. While each of the monsters look adorably awesome in their Funko form, none appears as impressive as their Phantom of the Opera replica! Standing at 3 and 3/4 inches tall, this figure represents Lon Chaney in Rupert Julian’s 1925 film, making it the oldest on-screen character in the entire Funko POP! line. And luckily for you, this figure is available for pre-order for the low price of $9.99 here.
Our third Toy of Terror may be much more expensive than the previous two, but is nevertheless a must-have for any horror gamer: Play Arts Kai’s Isaac Clarke figure from DEAD SPACE 3! Standing at a whopping 9 and 1/2 inches tall, this replica comes with a slew of accessories for customization, including interchangeable hands, a Plasma Cutter, a Pulse Rifle and a presentation stand. With the limited amount of DEAD SPACE figures available to fans of the video game franchise, Isaac Clarke comes at a steep $79.99 here, but it also carries the benefit of free shipping!
Coming in at number four is a second monster from the Universal library: Diamond Select’s replica of the Metaluna Mutant! Painstakingly modeled from the 1955 film THIS ISLAND EARTH, this 8-inch figure comes complete with its signature Interocitor device and special oversized packaging. Whether you’re familiar with the Universal cult classic or the MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 riff on the film, you can proudly stand the Metaluna Mutant on your own private island Earth for a mere $19.99 here.
Last, but certainly not least, is a welcome obscurity from our friends over at Distinctive Dummies: Boris Karloff’s Hjalmar Poelzig from THE BLACK CAT. Officially licensed by Sara Karloff and Karloff Enterprises, these 8-inch Megostyle figures are hand-painted and come with custom handmade clothing as well. Sculpted by the renowned Joe Hope, these bad boys are limited to 100 pieces, so get your Poelzig while you can for $80.00 (which also includes worldwide shipping for our international readers) here.