Stunning New Nosferatu Print from Sideshow

Only One Question: To Hang This Above the Fireplace or in the Monster Cave?

Nosferatu Fine Art Print Sideshow

Most collectors know Sideshow Toys for their incredibly lifelike statues and maquette, but the company has commissioned quite a few fine art prints over the years. Now they’ve added Count Orlok to the mix with this spooky but stunning print by artist Dan Colonna.

Pre-Orders for this 150 piece limited edition giclee will begin on Friday, October 26, 2018.

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/photo.php?sku=500683&size=feature
From their website:

Behold the horror that is Count Orlok! Replicated from an original oil-on-canvas painting, Dan Colonna’s Nosferatu Fine Art Print captures the haunting countenance of one of the most iconic vampires of the silver screen, rendered in astonishing, terrifying detail. Partially inspired by a design from Paul Conner for the “Timeless Terror” series by Quarantine Studio, this fine art collectible breathes new afterlife into the dreaded vampire count with glistening, bloodshot eyes, yellowed fangs, and wrinkled, sallow skin. Shadowed in dark tones, Count Orlok summons an air of menace and mystery that makes an unforgettable addition to any horror fan’s collection.

Print details:

  • Hand-numbered limited edition of 150
  • 18 x 22″ fine art giclée print
  • 100% cotton, acid-free, matte Museo Rag 300GSM
  • Epson archival links
  • An authorized, automated penciled signature
  • Embossed seal of authenticity
  • $250 unframed with framing option offered

Prints will ship starting December 2108 and are available now for pre-order at Sideshow Toys 

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(Book) Horrormania ’79: Journal of a ’70s Monster Kid

Horrormania ’79: Memoirs of a 10 Year Old Horror Fan is a Great Read

Horrormania 79 book

I’m always honored when a creator reaches out to me about a new project they are working on to ask my opinion or feedback. While I understand that I provide a media forum to promote their project, at the end of the day, I’m simply a fan like everyone else. That said, I am a big fan of the new book Horrormania ’79: Memoirs of a 10 Year Old Horror Fan by Kevin Doherty.

Self published in 2018, Kevin’s book perfectly captures a period of time at the tail end of the great pop culture Monster Boom, just as Star Wars was changing fandom and horror was stepping fully into the slasher/gore realm of the 1980s.  The similarities to my own late ’70s monster kid childhood are striking and ten year old Kevin and his motley crew of friends are all kids I would have loved to have known back in my grade school days.

Kevin drew stories from his childhood journals to craft a well-written, engaging and heartfelt story of a boy teetering between childhood and the oncoming train of adolescence through the lense of a fully dedicated horror fanatic.  Complete with Frank Langella’s Dracula, Star Wars, Dawn of the Dead, KISS, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Fangoria, the Incredible Melting Man and more, Kevin perfectly captures this moment in time. His chapters read as short stories that all wrap together into a broader arc of personal growth, family, friendship and fandom. With chapter titles such as Horror of Nosferatu, The Amityville House of Horrors and The Horror of Dracula (and Evil Knievel) you know this a book you can relate to your own childhood. Here’s his opening paragraph of the Prologue of Horror:

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kevin Doherty. I’m forty-eight years old. And I’m a horrorholic. I love everything and anything horror. Movies, books, magazines, music, toys and well..as I said, anything horror. I consider myself a bit of an aficionado on the subject and can comfortably say that I’m a walking, talking, living and breathing horror encyclopedia.

Sound like anyone you know, dear reader? I’m guessing it does and I highly recommend you read this charming walk down nostalgia lane. I’m sure glad I did!

Grab your copy on Amazon and for you Halloween reading list:
You can follow Kevin on Twitter @magictoasterfi1

Let him know we connected you and share your thoughts here on this post after you read his book.

 

Classic Monster Trading Cards: Topps Marvel Monster Stickers

Topps Comic Book Heroes Sticker Sets Included The Marvel Monsters

Topps Comic Book Heroes Sticker set box

Released by the Topps Company in 1975 and 1976, these stickers showcase just how much monsters were in the mix at the House of Ideas. Marvel Comics was in a golden era of creativity and had their own legion of monsters, grounded in the Universal Monsters archetypes but firmly planted in the Marvel Universe, alongside their own macabre creations. So it’s no surprise that when Topps released sticker sets titled Comic Book Stickers featuring characters from Marvel Comics, that monsters were in the mix.

Comic Book Heroes 1975

The 1975 set was just called “Comic Book Heroes Stickers”; it wasn’t until 1976 that the mighty Marvel brand got its name on the pack as “Marvel Super Hero Stickers”.Topps Comic Book Heroes Sticker Checklist 1975 Fantastic Four Puzzle

Topps Comic Book Heroes Dracula Sticker 1975

Topps Marvel Sticker Dracula 1975

Topps Marvel Sticker 1975 Frankensteins Monster

Topps Marvel Sticker Ghost Rider 1975

Topps Marvel Living Mummy Sticker

Topps Comic Book Heroes Sticker Man-Thing 1975

Topps Marvel Sticker Morbius 1975

Topps Marvel Son of Satan Sticker 1975

Topps Marvel Werewolf by Night Sticker 1975

 

Marvel Super Hero Stickers – 1976

While not nearly as monster-focused as the 1975 series, the 1976 Marvel Super Heroes stickers included the addition of Blade and repeat performances by Dracula and Son of Satan.  The checklist included in each pack also assembled into a large puzzle of Conan the Barbarian.

Topps Marvel Super Heroes sticker checklist Conan puzzle 1976

Topps Marvel Stickers Blade 1976

Topps Marvel Dracula Sticker

Topps Marvel Stickers Son of Satan 1976

Collector Notes:

These stickers are easy to find individually, so it’s not unrealistic to set a goal of collecting a complete set. For completists, there are further variations of the stickers than shown above. Card backs can be found in both tan and white. Tan backs are believed to come from a test run. Some cards can also be found with subtle differences in the copyright info.

A quick scan of current eBay listings comes up with empty wrappers, individual stickers ranging from $3-$10 based on condition, sticker lots, a sealed sticker set for $50 and an display boxes ranging from $100 (empty) to $500 (full).

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Amazing X-Plus Destroy All Monsters Vinyl Figure Collection

The Greatest Monster Mash Movie Gets The Greatest Collectible Figure Release

X-Plus-1968-Destroy-All-Monsters-Vinyl-Figure-Set

The Japanese collectible company,  X-Plus, has announced the Monster Total Advance 50th Anniversary Set (Destroy All Monsters), an 11 figure set, and a new Large Monster Series Flying Ghidorah.

Japanese vinyl is a highly specialized area of collecting that I haven’t ventured into, as a collector or on this website. I frankly lack the expertise to discuss these figures in the detail they deserve. But when I saw this accumulated collection from one of my very favorite Toho kaiju films, I had to dip my toes in and share the news with my fellow monster kid collectors.

X-Plus is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and the company strives to provide high-quality statues and figures at ‘affordable’ prices. They make unbelievably realistic movie-accurate figures from our favorite  kaiju movies. These figures are striking in their movie-accuracy but they are not cheap.

The 11 piece set includes Godzilla, Minya, Baragon, Manda, Anguirus, Kumonga, Varan, Mothra (larva), Rodan, Gorosaurus, and a new Flying King Ghidorah.

All of these figures, except Ghidorah, have been released previously, and all are Large Monster Series figures, which means they are approximately 10 inches high.  X-Plus collectors often refer to this line as the “25cm Series”. These figures are being re-issued in the United States by Diamond so you can pre-order them at your local comic or collectible shop.

Below, I’ve included links to pre-order some of these figures through Entertainment Earth and I’ve also included links to current eBay auctions and Amazon for previous releases of these same figures.


Large Monster Series X-Plus Flying King Ghidorah

Plus Flying King Ghidora

Ghidorah is 18 inches tall and comes with a base and background. The set ships in three boxes. It’s typical that some assembly is required with X-Plus figures.

Select versions of this figure will include a fabric Mount Fuji backdrop (the location of the final battle in Destroy All Monsters). No word on the size of the backdrop, but it looks pretty big (see lead image of this article). Make sure you are clear from any seller if the item you are ordering includes the backdrop or not prior to purchasing. This vinyl will have a limited run so it is possible that it will sell out before the scheduled end date. X-Plus says, though, that if there is enough interest in more, they will follow up with a second run.  Preorders  will end on October 2, 2018 as long as they don’t reach the maximum number for the run. It is expected to ship November 2018.

The Flying King Ghidorah figure is available now for pre-order:
current eBay listings

Large Monster Series X-Plus Rodan

X-Plus Rodan Destroy All Monsters 1968 Figure

Originally a stand-along Kaiju character separate from the Godzilla franchise, Rodan is a powerful Pteranodon that allies with Godzilla to save Monster Island and the world from monstrous threats. Here, this Rodan 1964 Version Kaiju Vinyl Figure – Previews Exclusive recreates Rodan as he appeared in 1964’s kaiju film Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. In excellent detail, Rodan measures about 24-inches wide x 15 3/4-inches tall x 7-inches long!

Currently available on Amazon

Large Monster Series X-Plus Manda & Mothra Larva

Mother Larva and Banda Vinyl Figures

Manda measures about 18-inches long and comes with a faux rock to help support its upraised head and also serves to reproduce his pose in that final scene at Mount Fuji at the end of the film. The Mothra Larva is a little over 9-inches long, and also comes with a rock base of its own.

Available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth with November 2018 expected ship date.

Large Monster Series X-Plus Kumonga

Kumonga 1968 Vinyl figure

X-Plus captures the look of the monstrous Kumonga as he appeared in the 1967 film, Son of Godzilla! Also known to Western audiences as Spiga or Spiega, the leg span of this vinyl figure is a massive 20-inches long!

Available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth with February 2019 expected ship date.

Large Monster Series X-Plus Baragon and Varan

Varan Baragon 1968 Destroy All Monsters Vinyl Figures X-plus

From classic 1968 film, Destroy All Monsters, comes this Godzilla Kaiju 8-Inch Series Baragon and Varan 1968 Version Sofubi Vinyl Figures – Previews Exclusive! This 2-packl includes your favorite kaiju from the movie. Baragon stands about 12-inches tall and Varan is sculpted in scale and comes with a rock base for display.

Available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth with September 2018 expected ship date.

Large Monster Series X-Plus Gorosaurus

X-Plus Gorosaurus 1968 Vinyl Figure

As a gigantic dinosaur resembling a Tyrannosaurus Rex, this Gorosaurus is based on his appearance in 1968’s kaiju epic, Destroy All Monsters! The Godzilla Kaiju Series Gorosaurus 1968 Version Sofubi Vinyl Figure – Previews Exclusive stands approximately 10-inches tall with an overall length of over 15-inches to the tip of his tail. This beautifully sculpted, hand-painted vinyl figure captures every detail of this supporting kaiju in all his glory.

Available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth with February 2019 expected ship-date.

Also earlier release version currently available on Amazon

Large Monster Series X-Plus Anguirus

Anguirus 1968 Vinyl Figure

Godzilla’s spiny nemesis lives again! Once one of Godzilla’s most fearsome foes, the monster Anguirus became the mighty Godzilla’s trusted ally. This Previews Exclusive Godzilla Anguirus 1968 Version 12-Inch Vinyl Figure sculpts Anguirus based on his appearance in 1968’s Destroy All Monsters and measures 12-inches long, 24-inches long with his tail attached!

Available to ship now on Entertainment Earth 

Also currently available on Amazon

Large Monster Series X-Plus Godzilla & Minya 1968

X-Plus Large Monster Series Godzilla and Minya

image courtesy of kaijubattle.net

Apparently, no re-issue has been announced for the Large Monster Series Godzilla figure, which was originally released November 2011 and is super cool! He stands 9 inches tall. There is a version that also includes  an in-scale Minya figure (6 inches tall).

current listings on eBay


I have to admit that the super realism of these figures really intrigues me because they look so much like the movie versions of the characters. As a collector of mostly vintage toys, I have a deep affection for some degree of whimsy in my less-than-accurate designs. I respect the immense level of talent that goes into designing and sculpting these modern figures and it there’s any collectible category I’d be tempted to wading into it’s these remarkable movie-accurate Toho kaiju. What are your thoughts on these types of collectibles?

For more on collecting X-Plus, I recommend this article on KaijuAddicts.com, an expert source on collecting vinyl figures: Introduction to Collecting X-Plus Vinyls

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(News) New Book: The Monster Art of Basil Gogos

Kickstarter Campaign For the Ultimate Tribute to Basil Gogos

Monster Art of Basil Gogos by Linda Touby cover
There were other cover artists who contributed to the zeitgeist that was Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine in the 1960s and early 1970s, but none had the same impact as Basil Gogos.  His covers were garish in their use of color and made the magazine seemingly leap from the rack into the waiting arms of young monster fans during the golden years of the Monster Boom.
Unfortunately, Basil passed away in 2017 leaving behind a legacy of creative work that inspired generations. Now the fine folks at Fantaco have teemed up with Basil’s wife Linda Touby to release the ultimate collection of his life’s work.
The Monster Art of Basil Gogos
Planned for release in April of 2019, this book will be available  in both hardcover and softcover. The softcover will have 3 variant covers produced exclusively for Kickstarter backers. Here is the hardcover edition:
Monster Art of Basil Gogos Bride of Frankenstein variant soft cover

The Kickstarter Campaign:

Basil Gogos Monster Art Feature Image

 

FantaCo’s Kickstarter is now live and will run for 25 days during September 2018. with both hardcover ($99.95) and softcover ($40) editions available to fans that want to get their orders in early. The Kickstarter campaign begins the first week of September, and will run for 25 days.

During that time, fans can pick up the book for a reduced rate, and hardcover versions can be signed by Touby. After the Kickstarter ends, the price of the book will increase, and the project is slated for publication in late spring of 2019. Additionally, the hardcover version will feature 16 pages of material that will not be available in the softcover editions.  Linda will be signing a limited number of the hardcovers for the Kickstarter campaign.

About FantaCo

FantaCo specializes in horror books and comics and is celebrating their 40th year in business.  Visit them at their website here.
In 2017, FantaCo published an updated edition of the Famous Monsters Chronicles, a massive 246 page book is loaded with images and art, articles and interviews and the only complete index to every Warren Publishing issue of FM. Contains an exclusive brand new interview with Jim Warren in his own handwriting)This book was beautifully designed by Jim Whiting and is THE ultimate Famous Monsters of Filmland guide. And, of course, the front cover painting of Bela Lugosi as Dracula is by none other than Basil Gogos. Grab a copy of this while you’re waiting for the Monster Art of Basil Gogos to arrive next spring!!

                                                     Available on Amazon 

Collecting Playmobil: Take-Along Haunted House Playset & Monsters

Playmobil Releases Updated Haunted House & Monster Figures

Playmobil Take-Along Haunted House Box

Founded in 1974, Playmobil is the largest toy company in Germany and a favorite of kids and collectors for generations.  While monsters and spooky characters have been offered by the company over the years, there seems to be a more concentrated effort for Halloween-themed playsets from the company now with the announcement at Toy Fair 2018 in New York earlier this year of a brand new Playmobil Haunted House Playset.

Playmobil Take-Along Haunted House Playset

Playmobil Take-Along Haunted House Playset Pieces

The playset is available now wherever toys are sold. I found  it online at Amazon for $39.99

Playmobil Monster Figures

The playset includes 2 figures, an updated Vampire and “Monster” which looks more like the Frankenstein Monster than earlier iterations. Playmobil does not hold a Universal license and so bases it’s characters more loosely on public domain monsters of lore and fiction.

In addition to the two figures included in the playset, Playmobil has released 4 new spooky characters, including a Mummy, Grim Reaper,  Witch and updated ‘Wolfman.’

Duo-Packs Available Soon

Available now for pre-order at Entertainment Earth, the following dual blister packs will ship in October 2018:

9307 Vampire & Monster

9308 Mummy & Grim Reaper

9309 Wolfman & Witch

Playmobil Duo-pack Monsters Blister Packs

Previous Monster-Themed PLAYMOBIL Products

PLAYMOBIL has offered previous versions of the haunted house playlet as well as spooky character figures through the years.

The Playbox Haunted House (5638) was released in 2015 and included an earlier iteration of the Vampire and Monster figures.

Playmobil Haunted House Playbox 5638

Playmobil Playbox Haunted House 5638 Box

Playmobil Playbox Haunted House Box 5638 Back

This playlet is still widely available at retail price of $19.99. At this writing, I found new sets of the Playmobil Haunted House on eBay and on Amazon.

Previous versions of the monster figures have been available as well in different series through the years:

Vampire Duo-Pack (5239) from 2013

Playmobil Vampires Duo Pack 5239

Available on Amazon for $34


Playmo-Friends Werewolf (6824) from 2016

Playmobil Werewolf Blister Pack 6824

Available on Amazon for $11.99


Fi?ures Blind Bag Series Ghoul Butler (9946) from 2017

Playmobil Fi?ures Ghoul Butler


Fi?ures Blind Bag series Zombie (9446) from 2017

Playmobil Fi?ures Zombie 9446

While unopened Fi?ures blind bags are easy to find online, you take the gamble that you will get some other random figure. The easiest way to add the monstrous figures is to buy them loose, which you can easily do for $5 or so for these newer figures on eBay:

Playmobil Fi?ures Zombie on eBay

Playmobil Fi?ures Ghoul Butler on eBay

Playmobil Ghost figure (3317) from 1983

Playmobil Ghost 3317

Available for over 20 years, this figure is the first ‘spooky’ character from Playmobil and as a result isn’t hard to find. Mint in box figures show up for $20-$30 on eBay and loose figures are easy to find for $10 on eBay.

Playmobil Ghost figure on eBay


While I’ve never collected Playmobil, I did love these toys as a kid and I really like both Haunted House playlets. I’ll be adding at least one of these to my Halloween decor this year and maybe even keep it on display year-round. We’ll see!

Do you collect Playmobil? If so, what else should we know about these fun toys? Would you add these to your monster or Halloween collection now that you know about them? Let us know your thoughts!

 

Monster Cereal Fun & Games

Target Exclusive Monster Crunch: The Breakfast Battle Game & Monster Cereal Puzzle
Monster Cereal Mascots

Summer is winding down and for us monster kids that means we’re edging closer to the most wonderful time of year, Halloween. And in the grocery aisle, that means the General Mills Monster Cereals will soon make their annual appearance.  Boo Berry, Count Chocula and Franken Berry should start creeping around cereal aisles across the U.S. at the end of this month.

New this year, the trio also will be appearing in the game section of the store (along with Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy) in “Monster Crunch: The Breakfast Battle Game.”  

Monster Crunch game

Between last year’s cool Universal Monsters Halloween costumes and decor,  the new Mego action figure launch and now the General Mills Monster Cereal games, Target continues to be a new go-to retailer for exclusive retro monster goodies!
Monster Crunch Game

Starting August 26, Target will stock the Monster Crunch game. It also will be available on Target.com.

“We loved the idea of bringing Monster Cereals fun beyond breakfast or a midnight snack. Monster Cereals are only available for a limited time for Halloween, so the retro game gives us an opportunity to share these beloved characters with families and cereal fanatics year-round,” says Taylor Roseberry, assistant marketing communications manager for Monster Cereals.   “It’s been a few years since Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy cereals have been available, so this year we are excited to introduce these characters through fun game play and activities.”  

Fruity Yummy Mummy cards from Monster Crunch game

So, what made the Monster Cereals game-worthy?   

The characters now span generations, and the concept of eating a bunch of delicious cereal is relatable and simple enough to adapt into a family-friendly game.  Big G Creative describes Monster Crunch as follows:

In this fast-paced game of luck and strategy, players collect as many Cereal Cards in their Bowls as they can. Each Monster has special powers to give you an advantage and help you gobble up the most cereal. Use Milk Tokens to combine Cereal Cards and take bigger bites. The Monster Cereals character that munches the most wins the game! Fruit Brute Cards from Monster Crunch game

Want more of the Monsters?  

All five of them are featured in a 500-piece Monster Cereals puzzle, also appearing first at Target, this month.

The official launch of the Monster Cereals games was earlier this month at Gen Con Gaming Convention, and as a result, both Monster Cereal Puzzle and Monster Cereal Crunch Game are already available on eBay along with a wide variety of vintage monster cereal collectibles,  if you don’t want to wait for them to roll out at your local Target store.

The Monster Crunch board game will be available for $19.99 and the puzzle retails for $12.99, both are exclusively available at Target.    

It’s great to see so much licensed activity with these classic Monster Cereal mascots. Earlier this summer, Beeline Creative released a collection of Monster Cereal Tiki Mugs and Funko released this SDCC exclusive set of Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy Funko Pops

Everything Old is New Again: Mego Is Back with Retro Action Figures

Officially Licensed Bela Lugosi Dracula Included in Wave 1 Mego FiguresDracula Bela Lugosi Mego Packaging

image courtesy of MegoMuseum.com

Amidst all the fun new classic monster merchandise to be found at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, nothing is more exciting to me personally than the return of Mego action figures! It isn’t overstatement to say that Mego was the defining toy brand for many a 70s childhood with their lineup of super heroes, Planet of the Apes and classic monster dolls, I mean, action figures!

Mego figures are highly collectible and there are passionate communities on the internet with great expertise on these classic toys. These groups have been abuzz about the return of Mego and it’s iconoclastic founder, Marty Abrams, since Mego Meet earlier this summer.

At Comic-con, Mego revealed its Wave I  line-up which will be sold exclusively at Target stores in the U.S. starting this summer. Decidedly retro in it’s lineup, the single figure that has our rapt attention is the new Bela Lugosi Dracula figure. Officially licensed by Lugosi Enterprises, this is

 

Bela Lugosi Dracula Mego figure

images courtesy MegoMuseum.com

This figure is eight-inches and true to the original Mego stye. Sold exclusively at Target, it will retail for $14.99.

Mego Mad Monster Figures

The fact that Mego officially licensed Lugosi’s likeness is intriguing simply because Mego’s previous run at classic monster action figures, the much loved Mad Monsters lineup from 1974, were intentionally public domain versions of the classic Universal Monsters. Dreadful Dracula, The Human Wolfman, The Horrible Mummy and the Monster Frankenstein drew influence from the literary world rather than the Universal characters and were a huge hit with 70s kids then and collectors today.

While a dedicated article about Mego’s Mad Monsters is well past due on this website, there is little I could add that isn’t included in this well-done video from the Mego Museum and Plaid Stallions gang.

Watch the Mega Mad Monsters documentary:

The Mad Monster figures are tremendously collectible and can be quite expensive. A quick survey of eBay shows the several current auctions averaging around $75 for loose figures and several hundred for figures in package.  Figures Toy Company re-issued these figures a few years back and they can be easily found online for $15 at EntertainmentEarth

Mego is planning a Wave 2 release this October so we have reason to hope that more classic monsters will be included in the lineup. Which monsters do you most hope to see? Do you want licensed or unlicensed figures?

Universal Monsters & Super 7 BOOdega at Comic-Con

Super 7 Expands Licensing with Universal with Loads of SDCC Exclusives

Super 7 Boodega SDCC 2018

Super7 always pulls out all the stops for San Diego Comic-Con and this year will be a Monster Kid’s delight!

In collaboration with the legendary Universal Monsters, Super7 announced that the abomination will begin after sunset on Friday, July 20. The location will be changed into a “monstore”, where attendees who still by will be treated to haunting exclusives and “spine-tingling special things created especially for this horrifying event”.

The store will feature exclusive release of items available only at the Boodega event: Unique versions of the Wave 1 Universal Monsters 3.75″ ReAction Figures:

Universal Monsters ReAction Figure exclusives SDCC 2018

SDCC exclusive ReAction Metaluna Mutant

SDCC exclusive ReAction Mummy

SDCC exclusive ReAction Wolfman

Exclusive limited edition signed and numbered prints by artist Ed Repka:

Frankenstein Print Ed Repka

Bride of Frankenstein Print Ed RepkaMummy Print Ed RepkaCreature Print Ed Repka

Other items will only be available at the Boodega:

Universal Monsters Enamel Pins Super 7Universal Monsters Pennants Super 7Super 7 Frankenstein Lighter

Super 7 Universal Monsters Soda

In addition , Super 7 will offer up an extremely limited edition shoe collaboration with Saucony as well as a new line of apparel:

Super 7 Universal Monsters T-Shirt

Super 7 Metaluna Mutant T-Shirt

Super 7 Frankenstein T-Shirt

Super 7 Creature Crew

The San Diego Super7 Store is located at701 8th Avenue SD California 92101.

Universal Monsters Boodega Hours:
Friday – July 20th: 5:00pm to Midnight
Saturday – July 21st: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday – July 22nd: 11:00am to 5:00pm

No SDCC badge is needed to visit the Boodega and it will be open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

I’m expecting a complete sell out of this merchandise at SDCC, so the only way to get your paws on this stuff will be through the reseller market and I would expect items to be popping up on eBay the same weekend.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You KONG… from Mezco!

Kong Gets New 7″ Action Figure from Mezco ToyzKing Kong Mezco FigureThe King Kong of Skull Island figure stands approximately 7” tall, is designed with over 25 points of articulation, and includes interchangeable hands and head portraits.

Mezco Toyz is known for their incredibly detailed figures but their classic horror / science fiction offering has previously been limited to their fantastic Frankenstein’s monster 1:12 Figure.

So it’s welcome news that they are adding the King of Skull Island to their lineup with this beautifully detailed 7″ figure.  As a huge fan of Kong, I’m excited they included multiple head options to capture his personality beyond that of a raging beast.  I would have liked to see a more gentle/emotionally expressive option for the closed mouth face, but that’s only a nit-pick on my end. In general, I think this figure is pretty great and will definitely be adding it to my Kong collection!

THE KING KONG OF SKULL ISLAND FIGURE FEATURES:

  • 17.78cm tall, highly detailed King Kong sculpt
  • 28 points of articulation
  • Two (2) interchangeable head portraits
  • Five (5) interchangeable hands including a holding hand for figurine accessory
  • One (1) set of shackles with real chains
  • One (1) scaled Ann Darrow figurine 

King Kong Mezco Action Figure

King Kong Mezco 7" Action Figure

This cool figure is available now for pre-order with shipment  estimated just in time for the holidays (December 2018).

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