Toys of Terror #61: San Diego Comic Con 2015 EditionBooks/Art/Culture,Features/Interviews,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…
While San Diego Comic Con has become synonymous with comic book movies, nerd culture icons and even the occasional creepshow, the enormous pop culture convention has also been the longstanding home for collectible companies from across the globe. Luckily for fright fans, that means attendees have the chance to pick up some exclusive figures and toys, and get the first look at some creepy collectibles that won’t be available for quite some time. So without further ado, here’s some of the highlights of SDCC 2015’s Toys of Terror!
The first Toy of Terror this week is the first of its kind, and an awesome slam dunk from the folks at Bif Bang Pow! Collectibles: The Creature figure from PENNY DREADFUL! One of the several PENNY DREADFUL figures premiered as a part of their Comic Con exclusives, this 6-inch figure comes with 18 points of articulation and is made of a soft, bendable PVC plastic. Limited to 2,400 pieces, there are still a few of these bad boys remaining after SDCC, which you can order for $22.99 here.
Next up is something special from NECA, building upon their excellent reputation for ALIEN collectibles: the ALIEN Series 6 figures, featuring characters from ALIEN: ISOLATION! The series features two versions of Amanda Ripley (spacesuit and jumpsuit) as well as the Isolation Xenomorph, and each is not only screen-accurate but highly articulated. Accessories include motion detector, flamethrower, handgun, removable helmet, backpack accessories and a bendable Xenomorph tail. Figures range from 7 to 10-inches tall, and you can expect the ALIEN: ISOLATION series to hit the marketplace later this year…
Our third entry this week comes from the rarely-featured Mattel, whose expiring license on the GHOSTBUSTERS franchise yielded one hell of a swan song: Courtroom Egon from GHOSTBUSTERS II! This 6-inch figure is fully articulated and comes with a wealth of accessories, including a proton pack, oversized magnet, toaster and other other exhibits featured in GHOSTBUSTERS II memorable trial sequence. Unfortunately, this figure truly was a Comic Con exclusive, so good luck finding an affordable figure on the auction sites, GHOSTBUSTERS completists!
Coming in at number four is something that will grab the eyes of Living Dead Doll collectors, as Mezco revealed a limited number of Walpurgis Living Dead Dolls! Previously exclusive to a German Close Up Convention, this figure stands at 10-inches tall and featuring 5 points or articulation, real cloth clothing, and a removable mask. Entombed in her own coffin and complete with a death certificate, Walpurgis went quick at San Diego Comic Con, so LDD lovers should scour the auction sites for this limited edition figure.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is an exclusive that will cheer up any broken-hearted Fannibal: the Funko POP! take on the personable HANNIBAL mastermind Bryan Fuller! That’s right, the only guest editor in FANGORIA’s history received a limited edition run of 144 Funko POP! figures, which were only sold at an exclusive signing event at San Diego Comic Con! And while they’re long gone, you might as well spend the time waiting for one to pop up on an auction site by reading FANGORIA #343, edited and curated by Bryan Fuller and available for pre-order here.