Toys of Terror #2Books/Art/Culture,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 offering this week is Round Two’s 1/18 scale die-cast Plymouth Fury from John Carpenter’s adaptation of Stephen King’s CHRISTINE! This limited edition replica of the homicidal vehicle sports CHRISTINE’s iconic red body and interior tinted windows, as well as actual working headlights. Round Two even went as far as to include chrome hub caps, white wall tires, the golden Commando 350 V8 engine, front and rear screen accurate license plates, detailed dash panels and authentically finished exterior trim. For the price of $79.99, Carpenter and King die-hards can get their own CHRISTINE here!
Next up, big spenders with cult-minded tastes can find a truly wonderful rarity from Distinctive Dummies with their 8” retro BLACULA figure! Detailed from William Marshall’s character in William Crane’s film of the same name, there are only 50 hand-numbered BLACULA figures available, each of which including artwork from Robert Aragon and specialized pro-print inner cards. The figure runs a little pricey at $80, but with the limited number produced, these figures are sure to be a desired collectible for any horror fan. Get yours while you can here.
For those with a more limited budget, fret not! Funko POP! has another vinyl figure that’s as cute as it is creepy: IT’s Pennywise the Clown! Standing at 3 and ¾ inches tall, this Pennywise won’t be available until May, but its adorable frame makes this figure perfect for scaring even the younger horror fans in your life. You can add Funko’s Pennywise to your collection for a measly $9.99 here!
If you’re a horror fan who prefers their collectibles to be a bit more interactive, then you’re in luck! Coming courtesy of Accoutrements is a Remote Control Zombie, who moves and groans at your command! Guided by a 2 and ¾ inch brain-shaped remote, this 7 and ¾ inch is articulated at the head, shoulders and hips, and makes for great entertainment. Currently available here for $24.95 (plus the price of three AAA batteries, which are not included), the Remote Control Zombie makes freaking out your friends easier than ever.
Lastly, we have a killer desk accessory from NECA in the form of a Pinhead “Head Knocker” (a/k/a Bobblehead)! Standing 7” tall and hand-painted, you’ll see Pinhead like you’ve never seen him before: with a ceramic-type resin head that jiggles all around at the slightest touch. For the HELLRAISER fan with a sense of humor, you can get this collectible for $24.99 here.