Toys of Terror #39Books/Art/Culture,Columns,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…
As a change of pace this week, Toys of Terror is going to focus on a very specific kind of accessory; the kind that only belong on a shelf in your kitchen, and should only be a plaything if you’re 21 or older. In case your mind is in the gutter, fret not: this week, we’re focusing on drinkware of the dead!
Our first diabolical drinkware comes recommended to those who party harder than a mallet to the head: the Skull Shot-Tube Holder! Brandishing five 6-inch test-tube shot glasses, this painted plastic skull comes with holding spots for each glass on top and a flat bottom perfect for any surface. So whether you’ve concocted a chilling cocktail or if you celebrate Halloween more than once a year, you can pick up this Skull Shot-Tube Holder for $7.99 here.
Next up is something that’s perfect for mad scientists who play as hard as they work, as we have the laboratory shot glasses! This 4-piece glass set contains two miniature beakers, one miniature Erlenmeyer flask and one miniature Florence flask, and can hold one ounce of any brutal beverage you so choose. Better yet, the set also comes with four pipette-styled stirrers for eerie accuracy! So for those who prefer lucid libations, you can pick up this set for $15.99 here.
For our third terrifying bar tool, NECA somehow found its way on our list with something for hardcore party monsters: the official SWEENEY TODD flask! Featuring the logo from the Tim Burton film adaptation, fans of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street can treat their throats anywhere, anytime with this officially licensed and collectible flask. So for fright fans who want to flask up, you can get this bad boy for $13.99 here.
Our next Toy of Terror this week is the most expensive of the bunch, but also the most fascinating: Horror in Clay’s Cthulu Tiki Mug! Standing at 7.5 inches and holding 16 ounces of liquid, this Kristina Lucas Francis-sculpted mug features the visage of Lovecraft’s most chilling creation in its very design! Microwave and dishwasher safe, this Tiki Mug comes with a Hints and History cocktail recipe card, and can be acquired for $40.00 here.
Last, but certainly not least, is the mother of all brutal barware, and features the face of one ugly motherfucker: the unmasked PREDATOR bottle opener! Coming from Diamond Select, this metal accessory will open any bottle cap put between its iconic mandibles, and features a magnet on the back for easier storage. Packaged in a full-color slipcase, you can get the PREDATOR bottle opener for $15.99 here.