On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020! The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses. For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse of all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future. Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different. Check out all of our coverage over the next few days!
Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective Jason Voorhees figure perfectly captures the iconic slasher from his very first appearance where he sported the signature hockey mask we’ve all grown to both fear and adore. Based on Jason’s clothing, makeup, and instruments of death featured in Friday the 13th Part III, the folks at Mezco have meticulously replicated every detail in such a small scale that it makes their undertaking seem almost impossible. Yet, somehow they did it, utilizing a variety of high quality materials and lifelike textures to bring this beast to life! read more
HNN’s Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin once again invaded the Jacob Javitz Center in Manhattan for Toy Fair New York, the annual international convention of toy manufacturers, distributors and retailers. And once again, all horror fans have a LOT to look forward to in 2019 and beyond.
The usual suspects of horror industry heavyweights such as NECA, Mezco and McFarlane Toys (among many others) did not disappoint with their impressive displays and product announcements, which are covered in the event pictures posted here. While the genre standards like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Chucky were of course well-represented, several new exciting licenses were unveiled as well. Our favorites are They Live, which saw multiple companies announce brand-new figure lines, and the anticipated upcoming film The Curse of La Llorona. Mezco appears to be knocking it out of the park in respect to the latter. read more
The 2019 New York Toy Fair is only a few days away, and the gang at HNN is ready to once again invade the Javitz Center in Manhattan and partake in all of the fun.
Staff writers Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin preview what to expect at this year’s event, and shed some light on the companies and exhibits that will be of particular interest to horror fans. The boys cover all of the favorites like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and many others.
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Halloween fans have been begging for a screen-accurate Michael Myers action figure from the 1978 original film for years. Thankfully, Mezco Toyz has stepped up to deliver a premium collectible that’s incredibly detailed for its size. From the high-end packaging, to the incredible likeness of the portrait, to the bounty of accessories, this figure is sure to make any Halloween fan happy!
I’ve pretty much stopped collecting statues and action figures under 12″ years ago because the quality isn’t always there with the paint aps and the sculpts can be hit or miss. Frankly, there’s only so much area to work with on a small action figure, and fans can only reasonably expect so many details on such a format. However, Mezo is defying all expectations with their One:12 Collective offering of Michael Myers. It simply has details on it that even figures twice its size can be lacking. As I posed the figure and swapped out hands and accessories for these photographs, I was surprised at the tiny details my camera was able to pick up. The figure’s signature coveralls are painstakingly stitched to cover the body and fit like real clothes. This is an incredible feat for the format, and I’ve seen costumes like this look like garbage bags on similar figures. Mezco have always been interested in detailed clothing since the dawn of their Living Dead Dolls line, and their expertise in the format transfers over beautifully to this figure. read more
Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! This year, Mezco Toyz’s booth was jam packed with tons of incredible properties in a variety of different formats. Featuring 12″ figures, puppets, dolls, and even jack in the boxes, nearly every popular horror franchise was represented, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Ghostbusters, Evil Dead 2, Dawn of the Dead, The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Kong: Skull Island, Living Dead Dolls, It, The Nun, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Annabelle, The Exorcist, Chucky, Beetlejuice, Trick ‘r Treat, and Hellraiser, there was literally something for everyone! You can check out all of our photos from the event below: read more
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! read more
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