Michael Dougherty’s 2007 horror anthology, Trick ‘r Treat has only grown in popularity in the years since it exploded onto the horror scene. Although the movie was originally released direct-to-video, it has become a steadfast Halloween staple in many horror households and fans of the film are committed to scooping up any related merchandise they can get their hands on. Due to limited availability, original Trick ‘r Treat trinkets have become very valuable in the aftermarket, and difficult for hardcore fans to obtain. Fortunately for us, Mezco Toyz has released an ultra-detailed 15″ vinyl figure of the movie’s popular pumpkin-headed lil’ monster: Sam!
This weekend, the Jacob Javits Center in New York City played host to the cultural phenomenon known as Toy Fair 2018. For four glorious days, national and international toy producers, re-sellers and developers converged on the West Side of Manhattan to display their current products and provide a glimpse of what the future holds for their catalogs as well.
Horror continues to play an integral part in the toy market, and Horror News Network was there to cover all of the excitement and wonderfully-gory products that both casual and hardcore collectors (and their kids!) can expect throughout 2018 and even into next year. Staff Journalists Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin made the trek ready to report, and thanks to an assist by our friends at Action Figure Collectors (www.actionfigurecollectors.com) we were able to provide thorough coverage of all announcements and news relevant to the horror masses. 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
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
Welcome to another thrilling installment of Horror Hunting! In this edition, we recap some of the highlights (and major announcements) that affect horror fans and the horror toy market coming out of last weekend’s Toy Fair 2016 in New York City. Quite a few goodies and surprises were presented to the collectible-hunting community, and we’ll touch upon a few of the biggies here in this column courtesy of our friends over at Action Figure Collectors (http://actionfigurecollectors.com/). Of course, I’ll also be showcasing a piece of vintage horror goodness as well, for all of the purists out there. Big things are in store, so away we go….. read more
Welcome all to the latest installment of the world’s most riveting and significant column in the horror geek universe, Horror Hunting! In this edition we’ll examine in-depth one of the original scary monsters in literary and film lore, an iconic ghoul that was at the forefront of the undead revolution. Of course, it’s none other than the Frankenstein Monster! Throughout the decades, Frankie has been depicted in various forms and images in movies, books, comics, television, nightmares…..you get the picture. Lined up in this installment we have two classic and pop-culture relevant toys that would make Mary Shelley jump in the air with excitement. Maybe she wouldn’t be that crazy, but you should be….. read more
Welcome to a new edition of Horror Hunting! for this first week of September! Autumn is right around the corner…..which, of course, means the beginning of Halloween season. For all of us horror fiends, killer new movies, conventions and creepy new collectibles usher in the witching season with ghoulish flair. And while we’re on the topic….THANK YOU to all HNN fans and all-around horror fanatics that graced us with their presence at CT HorrorFest! A great time was had by all (attendees and celebrities alike), and we can’t wait to do it all again! If you haven’t yet, please check out the official CT HorrorFest Facebook page for updates and announcements as we speed into 2015 (https://www.facebook.com/CTHorrorFest?fref=ts)
Without further adieu, check out what we have in store for you….. read more
Welcome to another fine week of Horror Hunting! Independence Day is just a few short days away, so “let’s kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy.” This week we’ll check out a couple of cool current auctions that both comic and doll (sorry….ACTION FIGURE ha ha) collectors are sure to dig. Without further adieu, away we go…….
“We have such sights to show you!” – Pinhead
DC Horror Comics Collection (5 Discs)
Over at online auction site iOffer, you have the opportunity to own five (5) discs worth of classic DC Horror Comics, everything from the 1970s “Tales of Ghost Castle” to 2012’s “Ghosts”. Apparently, ghosts are a pretty prevalent horror theme with the folks over at Detective Comics. These retro comics have a serious grindhouse feel, and this is a good collection for any comic collector who doesn’t mind not having the actual hardcopy magazine. This listing will set you back $25.50, but that includes free shipping. Check it out: read more