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McFarlane Toys Teaming Up with The Jim Henson Company to Release Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal Figures

Earlier this week, Netflix channeled the magic of ’80s nostalgia by announcing a new prequel series to The Dark Crystal, and now McFarlane Toys will also help bring Jim Henson's magical worlds to life by releasing official figures based on characters from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, including a figure of David Bowie's Goblin King, Jareth, which is teased in a new image ahead of its November release.

Press Release: Tempe, Az and Hollywood, CA - May 19, 2017 –The Jim Henson Company has partnered with McFarlane Toys, which will harken back to its roots of “Movie Maniacs” to create figures of classic characters from two of Henson’s most well-known features Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Directed by visionary Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, Labyrinth is a fanboy favorite and wonder of puppetry. Stuck babysitting her brother, teenager Sarah, resentfully wishes The Goblin King (memorably portrayed
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Check Out This Intriguing Captain America: Civil War Deleted Scene

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Captain America: Civil War will be arriving on store shelves, in the form of blu ray and DVD discs, in two weeks. But fans dying to see some of the bonus content not included in the film's theatrical cut don't have to wait until then.

Below, there's a deleted scene titled "Not Used To The Truth," which centers on an interesting exchange between Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).

You can see the Captain America: Civil War deleted scene right here:

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson
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#SDCC14: Todd McFarlane Talks The Walking Dead Construction Line; New Images; Spawn Update!

With Sdcc 2014 bearing down on us, Todd McFarlane took some time out from preparing for the big event to answer our geekiest questions and give a teaser of a new line we'll be seeing on the show floor.

McFarlane Toys will always be known for bringing horror back to the world of action figures with its now legendary Movie Maniacs line and has further cemented its place in toy history with an excellent run of "The Walking Dead" action figures.

We started out with a question that's been eating away at us for a good long time. When you establish a line of incredibly popular 7-inch horror figures, why switch over to a 5-inch world of zombies? Todd explained that not everything is always an artistic choice. Sometimes things simply come down to what a retailer asks for... be that price, style, or, in this case, scale. Retailers expressed that
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10 Horror Icons That Deserve Action Figures

On a recent episode of Killer Pov, the podcast I co-host with Fangoria’s Rebekah McKendry and Inside Horror’s Elric Kane, we tackled the topic of “Childhood Obsessions,” and that led to discussing our desire as young budding horror fans to obtain any toys we could get our hands on based upon some of our favorite genre properties. There weren’t that many horror toys when I was a kid, except for the talking Freddy doll, but as an adult, everything pretty much changed when McFarlane Toys unleashed their Movie Maniacs line back in 1998 and proved that there was in fact a huge market for these kind of collectibles. I remember distinctly hunting for the “bloody variant” Leatherface figure at all the local Kay Bee stores, much to the surprise and shock of the clerk’s face when I brought it up to the counter to buy. “We sell this here?
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10 More Must-Own Horror Toys

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10 More Must-Own Horror Toys
Last month we took a look at 10 must-own horror toys, and this week we add to that list with another 10 that no horror fan’s collection should be without. So let’s get right to it, shall we?!

Given how iconic he is in the world of horror, it’s quite surprising that only two companies have ever released a toy of Norman Bates. The first of those companies was McFarlane, which added the ultimate momma’s boy to Series 2 of their Movie Maniacs line, back in 1999. A major spoiler for anyone who hadn’t seen Psycho and had been living under a rock, the toy came with a removable wig and essentially depicted both Norman Bates and ‘mother,’ based on the infamous shower stabbing scene. These typically sell for around $10-20, but can oftentimes be found for even cheaper.

More recently, Mezco released a Psycho-inspired Living Dead Dolls two pack,
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10 Must-Own Horror Toys

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10 Must-Own Horror Toys
Over the past couple months here on Fearnet, we’ve taken a look at the top 10 must-own toys from most of the big horror franchises, including Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, Evil Dead and, most recently, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Though that still leaves a couple franchises left to cover, we take a break from franchise horror today, to talk about toys based on either standalone films, or smaller franchises that haven’t even been given ten toys over the years.

So here are 10 more horror toys that no fan’s collection should be without!

We’ve talked about McFarlane’s Movie Maniacs here in this feature several times, which was the line that gave us the very first figures of many of our favorite horror icons. It was in 2001 that they released Series 4 of the Movie Maniacs line, which included a deluxe boxed set in tribute to Jaws.
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The Top 10 Must-Own Horror Toys: 'The Evil Dead' Edition!

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The Evil Dead has been the talk of the horror community over the course of the past couple weeks, a tumultuous period of time full of ups and downs, excitement and disappointment.

First we found out that Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi would be returning for Army of Darkness 2, and then Campbell himself debunked the rumor he started – chalking it up to fanboy fantasy. Then we learned that Fede Alvarez wouldn’t be directing the sequel to this year’s remake, followed by the news that he in fact would be returning to the cabin in the woods.

Honestly, I don’t even know what to think anymore. About any of it. I’ve kind of had enough of the rumors and reports about the franchise, and I think we all need a break. So let’s all take one together, while soaking in the glorious sights of the top
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The Top 10 Must-Own Horror Toys: Chucky Edition!

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The Top 10 Must-Own Horror Toys: Chucky Edition!
This week is a pretty big one for fans of the Child’s Play franchise, with today marking the release of not only the latest installment in the series, Curse of Chucky, but also a Blu-ray box set that includes all six of the films Chucky has slashed his way through. I’m going to have to take it upon myself to dub this week "Chucky Week" within the horror community, and I’ve decided to get in on the fun today with a look at the Chuckster’s top must-own toy releases to date. Like all of the big time horror villains, Chucky has seen release in action figure form from all of the major horrror toy companies - including McFarlane, Neca, Sideshow Collectibles and Mezco. Though the toys made in his likeness aren’t as varied as the ones we’ve seen of Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and the like,
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The Top 10 Must-Own Horror Toys: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Edition!

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The Top 10 Must-Own Horror Toys: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Edition!
[Be sure to check out our previous Must-Own Toys installment: The Michael Myers Edition!] The toy rights to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise have changed hands many times over the years, and ol' Leatherface has seen release from most of the major companies that we all love, including Neca, Mezco, Sideshow Collectibles and McFarlane. Of the seven films Leatherface has starred in, four of them have been given the toy treatment by those companies, with most of the focus being placed on his two different looks in his original outing. That said, we've gotten a few fun surprises over the years which offered an exciting break from the norm. Needless to say, given the wealth of different toys to choose from, it was a bit difficult to cut this list down to only ten – a painstaking process I've spent a couple hours deliberating about. Though there are quite frankly more than ten Texas Chainsaw Massacre toys that diehard fans of the franchise should probably own,
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The Top 10 Must-Own Horror Toys: Michael Myers Edition!

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The Top 10 Must-Own Horror Toys: Michael Myers Edition!
Over the years, all of the big horror franchise icons have been immortalized in toy form countless times, usually by many different companies. Toy licenses are constantly running out and changing hands, and as a result we collectors have ended up with a wealth of vastly different toys depicting our favorite cinematic slashers. In this new feature, we'll dig into the toybox and pluck out the best of the best from each of those big-time horror franchises. Today, we kick Halloween off early by shining the Jack o'Lantern spotlight on the best Michael Myers toys ever made!     In 1999, Myers joined previously released icons Freddy, Jason and Leatherface in the second series of McFarlane's "Movie Maniacs," still to this day one of the coolest toy lines ever made. Packaged with McFarlane's trademark poster stand as well as a Jack o'Lantern and kitchen knife, this original Michael figure has gone up in value in recent years,
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Ten Monster Toys from the Past We Need Back in Our Lives!

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Ten Monster Toys from the Past We Need Back in Our Lives!
It's not all that uncommon for toy companies to re-release or make new versions of popular toys from the past, to satiate the desires of nostalgic nerds like ourselves. In fact, it's something that's been happening more and more often, in recent years. Just to give a couple examples of what I mean, Hasbro recently released a line of Jurassic Park toys, done up in the vintage style of their original line, and '90s gross-out icon Doctor Dreadul even made a triumphant return not too long ago, unleashing a whole new batch of gooey and disgusting drinks and experiments. Yum. Snots.   But though it's not uncommon for toy companies to dip into the vault, and exhume the rotten corpses of vintage treasures, it's still not nearly common enough. Here are ten horror themed toys from the past that I'd love to see Herbert West inject with his special green serum,
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Friday the 13th - A Pictorial History in Plastic

While Leatherface is busy getting all of the love lately, our man Nomad has put together a stunning pictorial history of everyone's favorite mama's boy, Jason Voorhees, for his Idle Hands blog that's nothing short of a must see! Dig it!

To get started looking at this collectible goodness, just click on the image below. It's all there from McFarlane's Movie Maniacs series to Gentle Giant's Animaquette stylized statue. Get ready for a true feast for the eyes, kids, and to keep up with everything plastic related, watch Nomad's Idle Hands blog. For a more up close and cinematic look at Mr. V, you may want to revisit our Many Guises of Jason Voorhees article here!

Enough talk! Feast your eyes and glut your soul on his accursed ugliness.

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Movie House of Worship: Glendale, California’s Alex Theatre

“Movie House of Worship” is a regular feature spotlighting our favorite movie theaters around the world, those that are like temples of cinema catering to the most religious-like film geeks. This week, guest submitter Ethan Schaeffer shares one of his favorite theaters. His comments are those quoted. If you’d like to suggest or submit a place you regularly worship at the altar of cinema, please email our weekend editor. Name: Alex Theatre Location: 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA Opened: September 4, 1925, as a vaudeville and movie house called the Alexander. Reopened on December 31, 1993, as the Alex Theatre Performing Arts & Entertainment Center. No. of screens: 1 Current first-run titles: none Repertory programming: The Alex Theatre doesn’t play movies too often anymore, but when they do it’s usually repertory events. The last screening on the calendar appears to have been an annual Three Stooges showcase presented by the theater’s Alex Film Society (reportedly regularly attended by relatives
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The Dark Corner of the Toy Box: McFarlane returns to horror with The Walking Dead

In the mid 90′s, Todd McFarlane reached new heights of fame with his iconic comic character Spawn. Though the series had been around for a little while, by 1994 the anti-hero who made a pact with the Devil had finally grown popular enough to warrant a line of collectibles. Thus, McFarlane Toys was created. At first the company simply released figures from the Spawn comics. Then as popularity grew, the company branched out creating new lines of figures; one of which caught the eyes of rabid horror collectors. In ’98, “Movie Maniacs” was released giving fans figures from such films as Species, The Thing, Psycho, and many more. After an amazing 7 series run, multiple boxed sets, and deluxe figures, it seemed McFarlane had closed his door on the world of horror. Now, with the highly popular The Walking Dead, it seems the man has returned to the blood-drenched toy shelves that have been long abandoned.
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Ranting & Slashing: How Wes Craven And Kevin Williamson Successfully Delivered A Second Scream

What a difference a year makes. Opening less than 365 days after its predecessor, Scream 2 was perfectly poised to rake in the big bucks. For starters opening night at the local theater was no longer a "fans only" event. Instead of screening in the corner auditorium (the one with the damaged screen and crackling speakers) like the original, GhostFace’s return had carved out a spot on the biggest screen with the most deafening sound.

Curiously, my acquaintances who’d initially balked at Wes Craven’s slasher outing were expressing their interest in coming to see the next go ‘round. And they weren’t the only ones. It was an event, walking into that auditorium to catch the eagerly-awaited sequel to 1996’s biggest sleeper hit.

The theater played into the hype and anticipation perfectly, with poster giveaways, scary music and patrons in full-on GhostFace regalia all contributing to a truly memorable opening night.
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Week Of Coolest Toys Ever: McFarlane Toys Movie Maniacs Series 1

GeekTyrant's 'Week of Coolest Toys Ever' continues with McFarlane Toys started out as Todd Toys back in 2004 with a bang and what would soon change the action figure world forever with Movie Maniacs Series 1 which included: Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees, Leather Face, Eve and Patrick from Species II

Action Figures would change forever with detailed likeness, size and articulation. Thank you Todd McFarlane for creating some fo the coolest actions figures/toys ever! Th going rate/average price for these series 1 figures average $35 and up. I'm happy to say that this is one set that I still have, actually I have all of series plus some!  What's been your favorite McFarlane toy line so far?


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Meet the New Ghost Face, Courtesy of Neca!

Meet the New Ghost Face, Courtesy of Neca!
There were a lot of rumblings about two new figures based on Ghost Face from Wes Craven's Scream franchise. Today, Neca unveiled the first that is quite an upgrade from the old "Movie Maniacs" version from years back. Mostly, it features a new cloth/leather combo, potentially the new costume from Scream 4>? What do you think of it? Dimension Films' Scream 4 arrives in theaters April 15. The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 Million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Scream trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with a group of new stars - Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, and Marielle Jaffe - who can hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise.
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What A Horror Geek Wants: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sheriff Hoyt Scene Action Figure, Relive The Hilarity And Horror!

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If you've had the pleasure of seeing the debatably awesome Platinum Dunes TCM remake then you'll have to remember the awesome character Sheriff Hoyt (played by R. Lee Ermey). The infamous scene where the group of teens meet the Sheriff for the first time.

The figurine includes Sheriff Hoyt 7 1/4 inches tall on base. Comes with a twopart van base. Fully detailed action figure includes handgun and full sheriffs uniform.

For the horror geek inside you! Recreate a key scene in the film for only $26.99 Us dollar -- buy off Amazon for the best deal! Or look around the net for a cheaper price.

Check it out here: McFarlane Toys Movie Maniacs Series 7 Action Figure Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sheriff Hoyt

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Sweet! Neca will Release 'Scream 4' Ghostface Figure in 2011

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You know we here at HorrorBid are horror collector junkies so we couldn't pass this news up. With Scream 4 hitting theaters next year you knew it was only a matter of time before the merchandise rumors would get out. Well, thanks to the boyz at Scream-Trilogy we've got confirmation on the upcoming Ghostface figure compliments of Neca. Read more.

Seems the head of Neca's product development, Randy Falk, got the interview treatment at Comic Con and he briefly mentions that they will be coming out with a new Ghostface figure next year to coincide with the release of Scream 4.

As Scream-Trilogy pointed out, in the late 90's McFarlane Toys put out an 8 inch figure(pictured below) as part of their Movie Maniacs series. Let's see if Neca can top it.

Source: Scream-Trilogy

Original post blogged on b2evolution.
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