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.
Before Peter Jackson was doing some crap called the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, he was making what quite possibly the bloodiest, goriest, most enjoyable horror/comedy ever called Dead Alive a.k.a. Braindead in 1992. But even before that, he had a bad taste in his mouth in 1987. And that bad taste was a sci-fi/horror/action/comedy hybrid called…..Bad Taste! I still don’t know what the hell is going on when I watch it, but I know that I like it. And now someone has actually made a Bad Taste action figure based on the character Lord Crumb!
Yeah – that’s for real. Goodleg Toys just put these up today, so if you act quick you might still be able to grab one. Only 10 of the regular version were made (pictured above) and there were 5 ‘green border’ variants made as well with a different overall color. Obviously since there are only 15 total, these are rare and will make a great addition to your Bad Taste collectible roster. Not sure what that would consist of, but it’s a great addition nonetheless. The regular version is going for $65 and the variant is $70. Head on over HERE and see if there’s any left to pick up. And while you’re at it, go blow up a sheep with a rocket launcher.
Over the last few years, I’ve become a bit of a collector when it comes to horror items and figures. So imagine my pleasant surprise when a post popped up on my Facebook page from Jack’s Attic announcing that they will be releasing 20 limited ‘Kill People 8Bit13’ on April 25th at 12:00 PM EST.
Damn. Those take me back to my Fisher Price toy days. And also my Nintendo days, so Jack’s Attic gets double points for that! Now as I mentioned, these are extremely limited to 20 pieces (hand numbered and signed), so they are going to go fast. But if you are one of the lucky ones to grab it, you will also receive a scratch off trading card where you could win a super-duper rare ‘Bloody Gold Variant’ figure. It just keeps getting better, right? Get on the Jack’s Attic site HERE this Saturday at 12:00 PM EST and get your clicking finger ready!