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Toys of Terror #18Fearful 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…
This week’s first chilling collectible may be most expensive of the bunch, but also just might be the most unique: Hollywood Collectibles’ accurate prop replica of the T-Virus from RESIDENT EVIL! Including replicas of both the virus and the antidote from the video game adaptation, this collectible includes an aluminum display case with a clear top adorning the Umbrella Corporation logo for exhibition purposes. Each vial is a little over 5-inches long, and includes internal LED’s for individual illumination. You can pick up the whole package for $199.99 here, but act quick: this set is limited to 1,250 pieces, making it a tried-and-true collector’s item essential to any RESIDENT EVIL die-hard.
Our second Toy of Terror is for any zombie or George Romero completist: Amok Time’s “Bub” figure from DAY OF THE DEAD! Standing at 7 and 1/2 inches tall, “Bub” features seven points of articulation, including ball-joints in his head and neck for maximum screen-accurate posing! Accompanied by a deluxe diorama and multiple accessories—including a “reward bucket,” headphones, tape recorder, gun and razor—you can add “Bub” to your undead collection for $29.99 here.
This week’s Toys of Terror sees the debut of one of the genre’s premier toymakers, the Living Dead Dolls, with their unique take on Norman Bates and Marion Crane from PSYCHO! Standing at 10-inches tall apiece, this set of two includes both a removable wig and knife for Norman, as well as a Bates Motel towel for Marion. Furthermore, Bates also comes with the screen-accurate pants underneath his dress, as well as collectible box artwork customized for each character! You can pair up with these PSYCHO characters for $89.99 here.
Coming in at number four this week is a collectible from Tim Burton’s beloved film about bio-exorcism and undead mischief, BEETLEJUICE! Courtesy of NECA, the ghost with the most is finally available as a head-knocker (a/k/a bobblehead), adorned with the officially licensed image of Michael Keaton for the first time! Sitting atop the Maitlands/Deetzes house at 6-inches tall, the BEETLEJUICE head-knocker is available for $18.99 here.
Our fifth and final Toy of Terror this week is the cheapest and newest of the bunch, as it’s another contribution from Funko POP! Recently, Funko announced a line of AMERICAN HORROR STORY POP! figures, and we decided to feature the most iconic of the bunch: The Rubber Man from AMERICAN HORROR STORY: MURDER HOUSE. Standing at the standard 3 and 3/4 inch tall, this vinyl and latex replica of the first season apparition brings the character in its most adorable form yet. For $9.99, you can get this figure just in time for Halloween here.