Toys of Terror #5


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 an action figure near and dear to the FANGORIA family: the 8-inch replica of DR. SHROUD! Based on the cult animated series character of the same name, this limited-edition vinyl figure of the vampiric vigilante is a one-of-a-kind and earns FANGORIA’s seal of approval. You can get your cold, dead hands on this creepy collectible for the low price of t$10.00  at Dr. Shroud’s official website.


Next up is a little something for the ladies who like to look good while stopping hearts and turning heads, figuratively and literally. For the wicked women out there, you can keep one eye open on yourself with the help of none other than the Mistress of the Dark herself, ELVIRA! Currently available for pre-order in her “Kreepsville 666” line, Elvira’s Lay-down Compact Mirror is about 4 inches in length and contains both a real-sized mirror and one magnified mirror. So for you vicious vixens who take pride in both beauty and fright fandom, the Elvira Compact Mirror is available here for $12.00!


While our next entry isn’t a game, it may inquire as to your interest in playing one! Of course, it’s one of horrors most recent icons, Billy the Puppet from SAW! This 12-inch scale replica of Billy comes fully articulated on his signature red tricycle, and when you push his button, Billy recites actual dialogue and sounds from the film. For $49.99 here, you too can be one small step closer to being a disciple of Jigsaw!


Our penultimate Toy of Terror is the most expensive on this list, but for good reason: you literally can’t find it anywhere else. We’re talking about our friends over at Distinctive Dummies and their one-of-a-kind figure of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN’s Dr. Septimus Pretorius! Mentor to the cinematic Henry Frankenstein in the classic James Whale film, the character made famous by Ernest Thesiger is now available in both color and black & white versions. Standing at 12-inches tall with a custom crafted box and clothing, Dr. Pretorius runs for $110.00 (which includes worldwide shipping) and is only available in very limited stock here.


Lastly, Toys of Terror has another special treat for fans of the revered sequel ALIENS: NECA’s brand new replica of Private Hudson with Battle-Damaged Xenomorph! Complete with every film-accurate accessory, from pulse rifle to combat headsculpt, this set is exclusive to NECA and features over 30 points of articulation between the figures. Available now for $34.99, you can get yours here before they sell out, which may be sooner than you think!


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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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