Toys of Terror #10


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…This week marks Toys of Terror’s ascension into double digits, and we’ve got a great selection to celebrate the occasion. Our first abominable accessory comes from the mind of Joss Whedon and his BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER universe: The “Conversations With Dead People” Board! Fans of the long-running series know Whedon’s self-aware supernatural communication device all too well, and now you can add this definitely-not-a-Ouija board to your personal collection as well! You can pick up this interactive piece of macabre merch here for $26.99!


We’ve featured busts of horror hosts in the past, including Elvira, but this week, we have a very special figure of the horror host that started it all. That’s right, resident Chiller Theatre host Zacherley (a/k/a The Cool Ghoul) has his own action figure, standing at 12″ tall and fully articulated. However, only 500 of these 1:6 scale limited edition figures were put into production, so grab them while they’re available for $69.99 here!


Our third Toy of Terror is one every horror fan would love to have, especially those with blood-soaked bookshelves: The EVIL DEAD II “Book of the Dead!” Sculpted by Tom Sullivan, the SFX artist who sculpted the original prop, this officially licensed replica of the Necronomicon was created with high quality latex and foam for an authentic EVIL DEAD feel. Furthermore, the “Book of the Dead” is 20″ long, 16″ wide and 3″ thick, but unfortunately does not open to reveal its sinister contents. However, for EVIL DEAD completists, this prop is more than just a creepy collectible, and you can add it to your library for $49.99 here!


FANGORIA definitely understands the irony in exhibiting a licensed product from THEY LIVE, but our fourth Toy of Terror does so nonetheless! Painstakingly sculpted with fine detail by artist Russ Lukich and based on the actual masks used on-screen, this THEY LIVE mask offers fans the first chance to bring the alien agenda from John Carpenter’s cult classic to life.  So whether you’re shopping early for Halloween or surprising a midnight screening of the film, you can own the official THEY LIVE mask for $59.99 here!


We’ve saved the best for last. Rounding out this week’s selections is the first ever licensed replica of one of horror’s most unforgettable practical creations: The Tarman from RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD! Standing 7″ tall on a uniquely crafted platform featuring a Trioxin container and a bitten brain, Tarman comes with a ball-jointed neck as well as articulated shoulders and jaw. Impress even the most hardened zombie figure collector, and add Amok Time’s Tarman figure for the low price of $21.99 here!


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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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