Horror toys

HNN’s Coverage of The 2018 New York Toy Fair

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

Rue Morgue Unveils New Horror Subscription Box

In the wake of the Nerd Block scandal, many horror fans were left without a monthly surprise in their mailbox along with the latest issue of the best horror magazine for the past twenty years in the form of Rue Morgue.

If you have been missing your Horror Block and a copy of the bi-monthly magazine, fear not!  Rue Morgue has announced a new subscription box for horror fans called Rue Morgue’s “Coffin Box” (exclusively from Horror Pack).

The bi-monthly box will include the latest issue of Rue Morgue, a specially selected movie by Horror Pack, and other various items such as pins, toys, clothing, etc.  The box is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2018.  No orders are being taken at this time, but you can sign up on the magazine’s website for updates. read more

Horror Block Parent Company Nerd Block Files for Bankruptcy

Have you been anxiously waiting by your mailbox for the latest Horror Block to arrive?  Well, it is probably time to go back inside because after months of missed shipments, uncertainty, and delays, Nerd Block (the makers of Horror Block) have filed for bankruptcy.

Kotaku UK is reporting that the subscription box company filed for bankruptcy, stating that “As the company has filed for bankruptcy, and has massive debts to numerous stockists, those with subscriptions will not receive any further items, and should contact their bank about preventing any further charges.” read more

Funko Announces New Line of Pennywise Pop! Vinyls

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. read more

Mondo Reveals Board Game Based on John Carpenter’s The Thing

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

HNN’s Coverage of The 2017 New York Toy Fair

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

Funko to Release Stranger Things Line of Pop! Vinyl Dolls in 2017

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

Horror Hunting! 2016 NY Comic Con Edition

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

Killogy Headhunting Contest Coming in October

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

Funko Teases a Third Edition of Horror Mystery Minis

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