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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 entry from the good folks at NECA, featuring their “Ultimate Edition” of Jason Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 3! Measuring in at 7-inches tall, this fright figure comes with 25 points of articulation and myriad accessories, including interchangeable heads, masks and weapons. Featuring a lenticular window flap in honor of the film’s 3D release, you can order this freaky figure HERE.
Next up this week is a collectible from Sideshow Collectibles, who offer a new, incredible version of Lon Chaney Sr. as The Man in the Beaver Hat from LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT! Standing at nearly 14-inches tall, this new design comes from Jeff Yagher of Quarantine Studios and is crafted from high-quality polyresin and a classic black-and-white paint job. Fully licensed by Chaney Entertainment, you can pre-order up this Gothic ghoul HERE.
Coming in at number three is another entry from NECA: the ALIEN3 four-pack! Including Prisoner Ellen Ripley, Weyland-Yutani Commando, Gray Dog Alien and Brown Dog Alien, all of which are fully articulated and stand at least 7-inches tall (with the Dog Aliens standing at 9-inches apiece). Anticipated to arrive in August, you can pre-order these terrifying toys HERE.
Our fourth Toy of Terror this week comes from the people at Trick or Treat Studios as they bring a sneak preview of an upcoming creature from AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING! Sculpted by Josh Wasylink, this officially licensed “Jody the Pig” mask was approved by The Weinstein Company and helps link the reboot to the original AMITYVILLE lore. Whether it’s an early Halloween investment or something to creep out fellow fright fans, you can pick up this petrifying plaything HERE.
Last but not least is another horrific offering from the team over at NECA, who present the retro-style action figure of Captain Spaulding from HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. Measuring in at 8-inches tall, this fully-poseable replica features a real-fabric design and resealable protective clamshell packaging. Hitting shelves this August, you can pick up this creepy collectible HERE.