Over the past few years, I’ve been a bit of a custom horror toy collector. Some might call it an addiction, whereas I call it ‘mind your own business’. So needless to say, I was pretty blown away when I first stumbled upon a company called Death By Toys – and more specifically a custom toy they did for the John Carpenter movie, The Fog. What made it so special, you ask? Because it was unapologetically just some cotton labeled as ‘Some Fog‘ on the front cover of the package. Some might say it was lazy, but I say it was absolutely genius. And from then on, I was a Death By Toys fan and started to build my collection.
Now as you can see from the pic, there is a Happy Birthday To Me kebab playset and also a ‘bunch of pieces’ from the movie Pieces. Again, a fairly simple (and I mean that in a good way) idea that is executed so well that it deserves all of the praise I’m giving it and more. Still not convinced? Go over to the Death By Toys online store HERE and look at some of the other creations and also look at the fact that they are all SOLD OUT. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to any future releases from this company and if you’re a horror fan (or just custom toy fan in general) you should be too. And now I have some spare cotton if I ever need it too.
One of my favorite resin horror-themed artists is Jack’sAttic,and easily one of my favorite purchases from him was his ‘Friday The 13th‘ video vame resin figure (fully attached to a mock-up Nintendo cartridge for added effect). And next Friday, August 19th, he will be releasing his newest figure ‘Headcheese’ in multiple variants!
I love the packaging he does for his figures. Each one of the ‘Headcheese’ variants will be limited (some more than others) and it has been announced that there will be a glow-in-the-dark version, as well as a version dedicated to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Atari video game! The latter I’m most excited about. Oh – how could I forget the variant modeled after the old M.U.S.C.L.E. toys? Bottom line – you will have many to choose from, but choose fast because they won’t be around long. The sale date is August 19th at 12:30 EST. Go to Jack’s Attic’s page HERE for more info.