As with most major toy manufacturers, Funko made quite a splash at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with the reveal for several convention exclusives. However, for horror fans they may have saved their best announcement for afterwards. On Monday afternoon, Funko announced (via their Facebook page) that they will be releasing four different Pop! vinyl versions of IT‘s most lovable little rascal, Pennywise the clown. While we’re sure that the members of the Losers’ Club aren’t far behind, Funko is putting its best (and scariest) foot forward in unleashing the cosmic shape-shifter upon the collecting masses.
Mondo and USAopoly announced today the release and provided images for “The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31.” The game will be released in October and both a regular and an exclusive version will be available.
The regular version of the game will feature artwork and designs by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. For the collectors out there, Mondo will be releasing an exclusive version of the game, sold exclusively through MondoTees.com. The exclusive version of the game will be limited to 1,982 copies, and feature different packaging artwork by Jock. The limited edition game will also come with a Mondo print, enamel pin, and two additional sculpted movers: the Norwegian character and the Palmer Thing. read more
This past weekend, the Jacob Javits Center in New York City hosted the annual celebration of both kid and geek culture known as New York Toy Fair 2017. All of the big boys in the world of plastic fun were on hand exhibiting the present and future of everything from action figures to VR entertainment (and everything in between). Once again, our friends over at Action Figure Collectors (www.actionfigurecollectors.com) have provided HNN with prime coverage of the event. Check out their comprehensive coverage on their website, complete with videos on their YouTube channel (“AFCollectors”). read more
Toy heavyweights Funko, the company behind the popular re-Action and Pop! vinyl lines, announced on Monday that they will be producing a line of Pop! vinyl figures for the surprise hit Netflix series Stranger Things. The dolls are due to hit toy stores and online merchants in early 2017.
Funko made the announcement via their website, after successfully gauging fan interest for a possible line based on characters from the show. Last month, the company posted concept images of Eleven and Barb online and were overwhelmed by the amount of interest they generated on social media. Funko’s Director of Marketing, Mark Robben, shared the same sentiment while expressing gratitude for the positive response from the show’s rabid fanbase. read more
Welcome to the latest and greatest installment of Horror Hunting! After a long hiatus, we’re excited to bring the world of horror toys and collectables directly to your computer screen. And what better place to pick up again then…..New York Comic Con 2016! Thanks to our partners-in-crime over at Action Figure Collectors (http://www.actionfigurecollectors.com/), we can bring you all of the cool exhibits and images of upcoming horror action figure and statue products from heavyweights Mezco (producers of the genius Living Dead Dolls) and NECA (who continue to acquire interesting licenses of beloved video game and movie franchises). So let’s get to it! read more
Fans of Alan Robert’s Horror Comic winning Killogy will be interested the announcement that this October, Robert and his friends from Skelton Crew Studios will be having a Killogy “headhunting” contest. For those not familiar with the masterfully constructed horror comic mashup, I originally described it as what would happen if George Romero and Martin Scorcese had a baby.
Beginning on October 1st, a plush zombie head from the hit comic will be hidden at a comic shop somewhere from Maine to California, yours free for the taking… you just have to get there first. By 8 p.m. EST each night, the location of the next day’s shop will be posted on http://goheadhunting.com Robert told Horror News Network, “October has always been my favorite time of year, for the obvious reasons. So, I really can’t think of better way to celebrate the days leading up to Halloween than searching for zombie heads for 31 days. It’s like a psychotic version of Pokemon Go!” read more
Our friends at Funko are at it again with their third series of horror-movie themed Mystery Mini figures. With over 50 versions of Mystery Mini toys, including four series’ of The Walking Dead, two series’ of Horror Classics and two WWE series’, Funko has built quite a following among genre fans and toy collectors who eagerly await the next big release.
Both previous series’ of the Horror Classics sets were wildly popular as they included figures of famous horror characters like Hellraiser’s Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Frankenstein’s Monster and many more. The folks over at PopVinyls got the skinny on set three which looks to include not only alternate versions of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger but also a host of other horror goodies such as Jack Torrance and the Grady twins from The Shining, American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman, Universal’s Mummy and The Wolfman, The Exorcist’s Regan MacNeil and more! read more
Hello again horror cheapskates…I mean financially conscious individuals. The bargain list starts with a new type of collectible (although it may not be new to you, as I think I am a little late to the party on this one) called a Hakiri Sofubi. You may be asking yourself (as I did) what a Hakiri Sofubi is. Is it a new film by Takashi Miike? A forgotten Kaiju from the Gamera franchise? In reality, it is Funko’s latest line of collectibles. While not nearly at the level of the Pop! juggernaut that dominates convention table space around the country, this new style of plastic figure (which roughly translates as “light soft vinyl’ figure and measures about 6” in height) which originated in Japan is making a slow climb up the Funko collector ladder. And while it makes that slow climb, there are bargains to be had for the pricier collectibles. Most retail in the $40 to $50 range, which varies based on the production size and popularity of the piece. Hikari’s are released in different variants from the same original mold, with hand painted and air brushed color schemes and effects. For horror fans, especially Universal Horror fans, two sculpts stand out: Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Each is available in a variety of styles, ranging from metallic to “mystic powers”. One solid bet is the Metallic Frankenstein available from Gemini Collectibles for $29.99 (reduced from $43.00). In terms on the Creature, the ole’ Gill-Man will run you $34.99 (hey, seafood is expensive these days) for the Creature Apocalypse version. Check ebay for more deals on these figures, as the varieties fluctuate in terms of price and availability. read more
From Dynamite Entertainment.
Fiends, rejoice! With the Chaos! Comics Pin Set, you can customize your apparel and maximize your awesomeness. Four enamel-covered, wearable pins that feature classic characters Evil Ernie (by Dan Brereton), Lady Demon (by Mike Mayhew), Purgatori (Michael Turner), and — of course — Smiley the Psychotic Button! Each pin measures approximately 1.25″ wide, and comes with a durable “butterfly cap”-style zinc alloy pin back. The entire set is packaged in a deluxe clear-top acrylic display box detailed with a gold foil Chaos logo stamp. Show off this demonic flair, and knock ’em dead… perhaps literally! read more
New screen shots of ‘The Walking Dead – The Telltale Series’ Season 3 were unveiled today at Comic-Con. You can view them all, along with the full press release below.
More of ‘The Walking Dead’ Third Season from Telltale
Revealed During San Diego Comic Con
New Season in Critically-Acclaimed Series Premieres This Fall
In celebration of SDCC this week, Telltale joined our friends at Skybound Entertainment live on stage to discuss a few more details on our upcoming season of The Walking Dead. read more