Reviews, articles, rants & ramblings on the darker side of the media fringe


Jason by Sideshow Collectables

Sideshow Collectibles’ Jason Voorhees – Legend of Crystal Lake Premium Format Figure will be available for Pre-Order on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at their webpage HERE


The Walking Dead – Vinyl Idolz

New The Walking Dead’s Rick, Daryl and Michonne Vinyl Idolz at the Vinyl Sugar booth from New York Toy Fair. Check out their facebook page HERE


2001: A Space Odyssey – Dave Bowman – Figurine

2001_Dave-Bowman_Keir-DulleaCheck out this incredible one-sixth scale model of Keir Dullea as astronaut Dave Bowman in the Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Available in late 2015 from Executive Replicas HERE


Big Trouble in Little China – Funko Action Figures

Funko is delivering two great series that pay homage to Big Trouble In Little China. John Carpenter’s 1986 action flick, stars Kurt Russell as truck driver Jack Burton, Kim Catrall as Gracie Law, and James Hong as Lo Pan.



Alien – Neca Series 4

Alien_Ripley_Neca_series-4Neca are releasing Alien series 4 next year, featuring Ripley in Nostromo Jumpsuit comes with flamethrower and Jonesy the cat. Dallas in Nostromo Spacesuit comes with removable helmet, pistol and flashlight. Ripley in Nostromo Spaceuit comes with removable helmet, harpoon gun with two different attachments, and a frightened version of Jonesy the cat. Each fully articulated figure stands approximately 7″ tall and comes in special 35th Anniversary packaging.


Fisher Price Slasher Toys

008-LEATHERFACE-FISHER-PRICE_ADVENTURE_PEOPLE009-LEATHERFACE_VICTIM-FISHER-PRICE_ADVENTURE_PEOPLEIt’s a BLAST FROM THE PAST with the Fisher-Price adventure people. Made by Phil Postma: “Some of you might remember these from your childhood but probably don’t remember them being so bloody gory. That is my fault, this mash-up just popped into my brain one afternoon and I just had to make them. It is a literally my youth mashed together with toys I have played with as a kid and my love of the horror movies from teen years.”

“I also chopped up some Backgrounds from “Scoody-doo: Mystery Incorporated” and put them in the illustration to make my drawings look better since My BG skills are lacking. And before anybody asks, they are done entirely in Photoshop and are not real custom figures.”

Check them out and more at Minion Factory HERE



















NECA – 30th Anniversary Freddy Kreuger

Freddy-Kreuger_NECANECA has given us a closer look at their A Nightmare on Elm Street 30th Anniversary “Ultimate Freddy” tribute figure honoring 30 years of dream-stalking terror! The 30th Anniversary “Ultimate Freddy” features:


Three new interchangable head portraits (closed mouth, open mouth grimace, and skull face)
All new fully articulated legs (ball-hinged thighs and knees)
Alternate severed fingers left hand, Removable fedora, New tongue phone and New dead skin mask

Check it out HERE

Universal Monsters

Universal-MonstersThe newest assortment of Universal Monsters action figures is out now at Toys”R”Us and is coming soon to comic shops and specialty stores, as well as an all-new figure of the greatest monster hunter of all time.

Frankenstein’s Monster as he appears in Son of Frankenstein, and a super-poseable version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Both feature entirely new sculpts by Jean St. Jean, and both come packaged on a blister card with a small display base. Additionally, the Monster comes with the prosthetic arm of Inspector Krogh.

As a bonus, hanging alongside the Creature and Monster is Diamond Select Toys’ original take on the famous monster hunter, Van Helsing. Also sculpted by St. Jean, Van Helsing stands around 7 inches tall, and comes armed with an axe, a sword, a crossbow and a rifle, all of which can be carried on his back. Definitely not based on Van Helsing as portrayed by Edward Van Sloan in the 1930’s Universal classics… Now make a Hammer series and give us Peter Cushing, by far the best Van Helsing.

Escape From New York Toys

Escape_From_New_York_ReAction02__scaled_600Escape_From_New_York_ReAction01__scaled_600In 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent. The once great city of New York becomes the one maximum security prison for the entire country. A fifty-foot containment wall is erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across the Harlem River, and down along the Brooklyn shoreline. It completely surrounds Manhattan Island. All bridges and waterways are mined. The United States Police Force, like an army, is encamped around the island. There are no guards inside the prison, only prisoners and the worlds they have made. The rules are simple: once you go in, you don’t come out.

But wait…The President of the United States has been involved in a plane crash that has left him in the treacherous prison! This sounds like a job for…SNAKE PLISSKEN!

Look for these to be released in August 2014. Available HERE

Ringu – Sadako Figurine

Ringu_The-Ring_Sadako-YamamuraBandai S.H. Figuarts series is releasing a new figure, Sadako Yamamura from 1998′s Japanese classic horror movie, The Ring.

The movie features a cursed video tape that will kill everyone who watches it in 7 days.  The movie is such a hit in Japan, it even has a US remake.

The figure will come with spare hands and heads.  There will even be a television set and VHS tape.  A perfect collection for all horror movie fans. The figure is set to come out in July for 4.

The Twilight Zone 3¾ Inch Action Figures

Bif Bang Pow! presents 3 3/4-inch scale action figures of your favorite characters and creatures from The Twilight Zone. The new collection includes William Shatner’s Bob Wilson and the Gremlin; the sly alien Kanamit; the Invader; Burgess Meredith’s Henry Bemis; and Talky Tina, the doll that spells doom for Telly Savalas. These plastic figures are individually carded and most include accessories. Each is available in classic black-and-white with 4 or 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. Get them HERE 


1/6 Scale Batman Armory with Alfred & Batman

Pre-Order now for next Christmas… If anyone wants to get me one for my new office you can check out the stats HERE




Han Solo in Carbonite – Door Sticker

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Door Decal; a life-size $140 sticker that you place on your door… late Christmas gift. Available HERE.


Avengers Memory Sticks

Prometheus – NECA Figurines

Whatever you may think of Prometheus, one thing is certain, visually it is a stunning film…  We all want the toys! Now the inevitable NECA figurines will make their appearance in September of this year. Here are the prototype models for the first two, The Engineer (Pressure Suit) and Engineer (Chair Suit).

LEGO – The Hulk

LEGO – The Avengers

More cool LEGO images, this time for the forthcoming movie of ‘The Avengers’ from

The Walking Dead

Two series of ‘The Walking Dead’ toys will be released by MacFarlane later this year.

There will be a series based on the graphic novels which will feature Rick Grimes, Michonne, Lurker Zombie and Roamer Zombie.

Then in November they will release a series based on the acclaimed AMC television series which will feature Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Zombie Biter and Zombie Walker.

They look fantastic, priced at US$14.95 each or series sets at US$55.95. Ideal gifts for the kiddies!

Transformers 3 – A review by my 5 year old son

Another review by my 5 and a half year old son. “Transformers is about giant robots; good robots fighting bad robots. The good robots are Autobots, the best ones are called Optimus Prime and Bumblebee; the bad robots are called Decepticons, the really bad ones are Megatron and Sentinel Prime. It’s about soldiers fighting the bad robots. Sam is Bumblebees best friend; Sam helps the Autobots to fight the Decepticons. There is a lot of fighting and it is fun and I liked it and the fighting parts were really loud and I thought it was too scary in the loud parts. And I saw a little kid in the movies and he looked scared. But it was good.”

4 out of 5 stars

I was concerned when he gave this 4 stars, however when I asked him to rate in order what were his favourite movies of the last few months he came up with the following list:

  1.   Thor
  2.   X-Men
  3.   Pirates
  4.   Super 8
  5.   Transformers

He really struggled to explain what the movie was about when he dictated his review on Sunday afternoon. He struggled to say anything other than “It was about robots fighting robots”; that pretty much nails the entire 2½ hour running time.

Possessed Regan Electronic Deluxe Boxed Set

A mate just sent me info on this, can’t believe I hadn’t seen it before as it was released in October 2010… NECA’s Regan Possessed Deluxe Boxed Set, based on the iconic scene from 1973’s The Exorcist movie! The bed is over 7″ long, almost 6″ across and over 5″ tall, and Regan herself is articulated at the neck, shoulders, and forearms! And if that’s not enough, motorized action allows the head to rotate 360 degrees timed in sync with the actual movie scene! Presented in window box packaging, the Possessed Regan Electronic Deluxe Boxed Set, encompassing the demonically-possessed Regan and the bed to which she was restrained, features motorized 360-degree spinning head function along with the various growls and demonic grunts from the movie.

Also released this July 2011 is the Regan Bobblehead. Awesome.