Toys of Terror #3Books/Art/Culture,Fearful Features,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 selection this week is one of the latest from Diamond Select, and it’s one hell of a culture clash. Presenting the Marvel Select Zombie Magneto Action Figure, bringing one of the Marvel Universe’s most revered supervillains to life, or rather, back from death. This 7” scale figure of the undead X-Men villain Magneto, inspired by the cult favorite Marvel Zombies, comes in a Select-Style packaging with spine artwork, sure to be the envy of both horror and superhero collectors alike. Currently anticipating an August 2014 release, you can pre-order this Zombie Magneto figure for $20.99 here!
Next up brings an infamous, controversial moment in horror history to shelves for the first time. I’m speaking, of course, of Regan MacNeil’s “spider-walk” in the Director’s Cut of THE EXORCIST. One of the scariest moments initially excised from one of the scariest films of all time, the “spider-walk” is now in figurine form thanks to NECA, who offer a 6” replication of Regan and the stairs as a part of their Cult Classic series. With opposable limbs for the full “spider-walk” effect, EXORCIST completists can get this figure for $27.95 here!
Speaking of classic horror, our friends over at Distinctive Dummies offer another excellent toy of terror in their Roy Ashton set. For those unfamiliar, Ashton worked as a prolific make-up artist for both Hammer and Amicus, and Distinctive Dummies has a doozy in their 12” THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA figure. Based on the Hammer PHANTOM star Herbert Lom, the custom toymaker once again offers hand-made clothing, a pro-print box, a hand-sculpted likeness and even a removable mask, all authorized by the Roy Ashton Estate. For $99.99 (which includes worldwide shipping), this rare figure could be yours if you order here while supplies last!
Also returning again this week, Funko Pop! returns to TOYS OF TERROR, once again making another icon of fright into an adorable vinyl figure. This week, we present Funko’s take on TRICK ‘R TREAT’s own Sam! As per usual, the sack-headed spirit of Halloween stands at 3 and ¾ inches, and will be a treat to all who order when it arrives in May. You can preorder the figure here for a measly $9.99!
Lastly, THE WALKING DEAD fans can commemorate the end of the fourth season with a figure of its most ardent antagonist: The Governor. This 5” replica of David Morrissey’s vengeful megalomaniac features 20 points of articulation, as well as a hunting knife, Beretta handgun, hip holster, wrist watch and a necklace with keys upon it. Fans of the show can acquire their Governor action figure here for $14.95!