If You’ve Been Looking For A Life Size ‘Alien’ Egg And Facehugger Replica…….

I was in my apartment yesterday and I was thinking to myself that I needed a giant life size Alien egg replica to spruce things up in my place.  Random thought, I know – but how cool would it be to have a guest walk in and be startled by seeing a giant egg from Alien almost hitting them in the knees?  Well now that cool random thought is a reality!  Because NECA has released a prop replica of the Alien egg WITH a facehugger!  And for only $500!!!  WTF???  $500?!?!


Why yes, random Asian girl – it is a pretty ridiculous price.  And also, are you scared of that facehugger or are you about to eat it?  I wonder what a grilled facehugger would taste like btw.  That is an actual picture associated with the product listing which is as hilarious as the price.  If you want to check out more info on this, you can go HERE.  If should be noted that for that $500 price, the replica egg lights up!  But the 3 AAA batteries aren’t included.  For shame, NECA.  Is it just me btw, or is that pic just the best thing that you’ve seen all week?

Do You Like Your Alien Facehugger Eggs Scrambled Or Over-Easy?

CFpAn1tWoAA0GpF.jpg-largeMmmmmmm……those look delicious.  And they’re cage free to boot!  NECA posted up this pic on their Twitter account over the weekend, prompting all Alien facehugger enthusiasts to take immediate note.  Yes, this is a real toy that they’ll be releasing sometime before the end of the year and no, you cannot actually eat the eggs.  What you will get to do is play a fun prank on your friends or family members when they get a craving for a late night omelette.  It looks as though there will be three hatched and three unhatched in the egg package for your enjoyment.  Stay tuned for more details and a price point soon!

Dirty Horror Memory Lane: My Pet Monster (1986)

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a total sucker for retro 80’s toys, especially when they have any type of horror theme associated with them.  Case in point: My Pet Monster!  Oh sure, he wasn’t that scary looking in my opinion (minus the fangs) and the mostly purple face wasn’t helping the cause.  He was still a monster though, and apparently had to be handcuffed because of his ill-tempered behavior.

According that commercial, My Pet Monster was indeed pretty scary when he wanted to be – but take off those handcuffs and he would help push you on a swing!  So overall, not a bad guy at all.  If you happen to still have one of these from 1986, you could be about $150 richer because that’s what they’re going for on Ebay.  Here’s some news I didn’t know regarding My Pet Monster:  It had it’s own short-lived cartoon that aired on ABC for one year.  And as a special treat, here’s one of the episodes below titled ‘The Masked Muncher’. I’ll let you giggle on your own about that title…..   

Creepy Toys I Wish I Would Have Gotten For Christmas…….

Throughout my Christmas years as a child, my parents always came through on the present front for me.  Whether it was some Transformers pajamas or the innovative Atari 2600, I was usually left with a smile on my face when Christmas morning was all said and done.  My horror mind started young though, and when I think back to past holiday presents, I realize that I didn’t ever really get anything too creepy.  This realization got even deeper when I found this amazing creepy toy from 1975:


That creeper fucker is none other than Hugo: The Man Of A Thousand Faces!  Granted, I was born in 1976, one year after this incredible specimen was released, but I’m sure my parents could have found one at a garage sale for me since Ebay and Craigslist didn’t exist back then.  If you look closely at that pic by the way, Hugo is actually staring straight into your soul.

Now, the schtick here is obviously to change Hugo’s face to make him a completely different person each time.  This is apparently where the fun begins, because you can make Hugo:  a pirate, a Fu Manchu, a Fu Manchu pirate, or even a Fu Manchu pirate with fangs.  The possibilities are endless!  Actually, due to the name of the product, there are apparently only 1000 possibilities.


Not only could you have hours of creepy fun changing Hugo’s face and hoping he didn’t come kill you in your sleep, you could also stick your hand up his ass and make him a puppet!  Such a shame that toys like this don’t exist anymore. I’m sure Mr. Potato Head was pretty pissed by the way that Hugo came out and stole his thunder for a year.  The good news is that even though creepy face Hugo didn’t last long, he can be bought and abused off Ebay for hundreds of dollars.  Hugo: The Man Of A Thousand Faces lives on!

Dirty Horror Memory Lane: Madballs (1980’s)

I think I can speak for most guys who are into horror and say that it wasn’t uncommon to get caught playing with your balls when you were younger.  What I meant to say was that it wasn’t uncommon to get caught playing with your Madballs when you were younger.  There – that sounds much better.  Yes, Madballs!  The gross-out 80’s foam ball toy that had a variety of names like Screamin Meemie, Slobulus, and of course Crack Head.

Catchy little jingle in that commercial.  Madballs were all the rage for about a year or two and actually made a comeback in 2007.  They even spawned comic books, video games, and their very own cartoon.  I have fond memories of taking my Madballs to church with me, which might be sacrilegious to some and awesome to others.  I even still have my original Screamin Meemie on the premises and he’s resting comfortably in my closet as we speak.

Madballs were so popular in the 80’s, they even had their own crappy knock-offs that to this day earn more money than the originals on Ebay auctions.  That’s right – if you find a Blurp Ball, Weird Ball, or Wacki Ball at the flea market, make sure you pick it up because it could net you some sweet cash if you do.  The bottom line is that Madballs were about as 80’s as 80’s toys could get.  And they added a horror element as well, which made them a necessity for me.  I tried to pass my collection down a generation to my nephews, but they were scared shitless of them.  Pshhh.  Kids nowadays.


Retroband Does It Again: C.H.U.D. Figure On Sale 4/30

After artist Aaron Moreno released his Farmer Vincent ‘Motel Hell‘ figure via a special lottery a while back, I thought that I had seen it all as far as what he would come up with next.  And then I get wind that Aaron and his Retroband brand have taken it straight to the sewers and to 1984’s guilty pleasure of mine, C.H.U.D. for his next release.

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The figure has been unveiled and looks great!  It even has UV glowing lights and the package card alone is enough to get the excitement juices flowing!  In the past, Retroband’s figures have been very limited, but no word on how limited this C.H.U.D. release will be or how much it will cost. EDIT:  55 figures will be available at $80 a pop.  They go on sale today (4/30) at 7PM CST so follow Retroband on Instagram for more details HERE.

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Horror Holiday Gifts: ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’ Figure From Retroband!

The last minute Xmas horror gift to end all last minute Xmas horror gifts is here:  a Billy action figure from Silent Night Deadly Night.  Yes, it’s for real and yes it will sell out in less than 2 seconds.  If you’re not already familiar with Retroband, you should be.  They make the horror toys that you always wanted as a kid, but thought would never become a reality.  And this Sunday, an action figure based on the Billy character from 1984’s cult slasher Silent Night Deadly Night will indeed become a reality.

Granted, that’s just the package card above that the figure will appear in, but trust me, the figure will be just as awesome.  But check out the detail up there! And if that doesn’t get you into the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will. Other than some delicious fruitcake from your Aunt Cindy of course. These figures are going to be extremely limited and should sell for around $60. Go over to Retroband’s Instagram page HERE for more details on the Silent Night Deadly Night figure and to keep you salivating in the meantime, here’s the back of the package card below including a pretty accurate drawing of Linnea Quigley’s 1984 breasts.

How The Hell Did I Miss This? Night Of The Creeps Packaged Toy!

*Slaps forehead*

Sometimes I see something that makes my eyes bulge out of my head.  It can be something as simple as gigantic breasts.  Or it can be something a little more obscure like a replica in toy form of a ‘Creep’ from one of my favorite horror movies of all time:  Night Of The Creeps.  I came across this site called Retroband and they have amazingly created a packaged toy based on the infamous ‘Creep’ from the 1986 horror/comedy.

Drool.  This company looks like it’s mission is to create one of a kind toys for the hardest of hardcore horror fans out there.  And for that, I’m eternally grateful.  Not only have they shown Night Of The Creeps some love, but Creepshow has gotten the bloody red carpet treatment as well!  You can check out their full product line-up HERE, but I’m sorry to say that a lot of the toys are already sold out.  You can still pick up the Night Of The Creeps “Thrill Me Edition” toy for $45 though or some Creepshow “Killer Roaches” for a mere $25.  I love seeing dedication like this and what makes Retroband even cooler, is that these pieces are extremely limited and no two are the same.

Looking forward to see what Retroband has up their sleeve next.  And can we talk about the old school cardback packaging?  Only enhances the nostalgic feel that these toys bring.  So if you’re looking for that perfect gift for that perfect horror fiend in your life, you’ve hit the jackpot here!  Hint Hint.