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.
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
One thing that I love more than horror movies are bargains and when I get the chance to combine these two passions, how can I lose?
All of these specials are current, but are bound to go out of stock soon, so get them while they’re hot!
-Ebay seller galactictoysllc currently has a huge Funko Pop sale. Of note to horror fans are the following:
Godzilla $14.99 (This is the 6″ jumbo version, worthy of the big guy)
Multiple fans around the country have been snapping pictures of toys and action figures based on the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot with clearance stickers on them.
This is a surprising move, as the film won’t be released until July 15th of this year. All pictures that can be found on the internet are from Target. There have been no reports of mark-downs at other national retailers such as Toys ‘R Us or Walmart at this time. Many are attributing the drop in price due to the backlash against the new film by hardcore fans of the original films and cartoon series. read more
If you are a fan of “The Twilight Zone” (and who isn’t, really) and are going to SDCC, you will want to check out these sweet Pin Mate exclusives from Entertainment Earth. Entertainment Earth is a bit different than other vendors at SDCC in that they accept pre-orders for their exclusives and if they don’t sell out at the convention the company will then ship them to you giving non-attendees a chance to buy them other than on eBay.
Each figure showcases episode-specific characters, which are individually numbered within the series (included on the packaging as well as the bottom of each figure). read more
It’s that time of year once again when the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives start coming out in force. Beginning with Preview Night on July 20 and continuing through July 24, SDCC is known for getting some of the most amazing exclusives from all the major manufacturers. While there are still lots to be announced, Funko has announced these very groovy Haunted Mansion exclusives, each limited to only 1000 pieces. Can we line up yet?
From Dynamite Entertainment.
You’ll be grinning maniacally as you pop open your tasty beverages with this fully sculpted bottle opener of Smiley the Psychotic Button! Everyone’s favorite demonic flair from Chaos! Comics is coming to a kitchen near you, made of sturdy zinc alloy and stainless steel, measuring approximately 3.75 inches tall, and shipping in a full-color box. Plus, a magnet on the back will keep him stuck to your fridge, on full display for your jealous friends and family. read more
From Brew Factory and Dynamite Entertainment.
Only 49 of these black-and-white statues exist in the world The extremely Limited Edition Purgatori statue, based on the work of comics sensation Michael Turner and sculpted by Jason Smith is hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Purgatori statue stands approximately 12? in height (14? to the tip of her wings) with a 6? base.
This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite: Purgatori statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. read more
Limited to only 1,993 pieces these poseable figures of Jack Skellington (16′) and his true love Sally (14′) in their Santa Claus outfits feature real cloth costumes over articulated bodies, and come packaged in a double-wide coffin-shaped window box.
Look for them to be released in October 2016.