Feb. 27, 2005, 3:13 a.m. CST
Feb. 27, 2005, 3:38 a.m. CST
Can't wait for The Thing, Frank the Bunny, Kill Bill 2 figures, I hope we get the long awaited Bill...NECA and SOTA are kicking ass all over the place, maybe they will get all of the Licenses that McFarlane had, I'm dying for a movie-accurate Snake Pliskin from NY, not that shitty amalgam they did several years ago. I want the MAC-10 with silencer and scope, some of the other characters would be nice too. Colonial marine figures, particularly Hudson and Vasquez, and a Ripley box set with a very posable Power Loader, I dug the Hicks figure, but the head was too small and the muscles too exagerated. The Ghostbusters, all four from the first film, a Terminator figure from the first film would be cool, I'm T2/3ed out. A Shaun of the Dead line would rule! I can't wait to see what figures and statues we get for King Kong, I want my Kong VS. Rex's sculpt TODAY!
Feb. 27, 2005, 3:58 a.m. CST
a figure of your mom and/or dad freaking out when they realize you've used their credit card to buy a bunch of $30 dolls. Whee! I kid, I kid. How about some toys/figures of, say, the dude from Gates of Hell who inflates the blowup doll and gets the drill through his head?
Feb. 27, 2005, 4:03 a.m. CST
Man, that Bateman looks kick ass. Now if the could just do the actual Ghostbusters to go with the baddies my life would be complete.
Feb. 27, 2005, 4:27 a.m. CST
Finally, an affordable figure of Dr Strange. How long have we waited for THAT baby ?. Also included in the series are War Machine, Bullseye, Dr X and a few others. The real coolness here though (apart from Dr Strange in an awesome sculpt) is that in the packaging of each figure, you get a component part that builds up to make a figure of Galactus. Drawback is that you have to buy the whole series to complete him. I'd guess that they'll be on Ebay eventually though...everything is nowadays. Of the Cult Classics series - I have "Jason" on pre-order. This is the Kane Hodder pt VII sculpt, and should look awesome on a shelf alongside my McFarlaine "Jason Takes Manhattan" figure. (Some people have the most bizarre bookends).
Feb. 27, 2005, 4:29 a.m. CST
by Drunken Fugitive
But to answer your question Quint. The figures I would love to have on my shelf would be Jules and Vincent, but apparently will never be released because Travolta won't let his likeness be used in a Fiction line of toys. Whats he thinking, this was the movie that resurrected his career!?!
Feb. 27, 2005, 5:21 a.m. CST
Wait... what about Battlefield Earth? Didn't he do a toy for that?? Oh wait,... but that's NON-fiction isn't it.
Feb. 27, 2005, 5:35 a.m. CST
Don't hold your breath for any Stephen King figures. He's not interested in licensing them at all. While McFarlane may have "dropped the ball" - the figures he made for ALIEN VS PREDATOR which came out a few months ago in a huge retail release now clock in at over 80 dollars individually on eBay because of their popularity. There also won't be an O-Ren Ishii coming from NECA, they released images of one at last year's Toy Fair that weren't approved by the Lucy Liu who didn't agree on the likeness and was ultimately yanked. This is the last line fo Kill Bill figures as far as I understand which is being held off until August to coincide with the next DVD release, since they seemingly don't have faith teh figures will sell otherwise. SOTA is where it's at, once they get some good licenes, they should take off, what hurts them is their stuff is so hard to find, basically only Hot Topic and Spencer's Gifts and Suncoast carry SOTA's stuff and SOTA is content with that. McFarlane has Bram Stoker's Dracula and will be doing fgiures base don that in 2006 along with Movie Maniacs 8 and its pretty much a given that they will be doing figures for The Ring Two although it hasn't been announced as yet.
Feb. 27, 2005, 6:59 a.m. CST
by xavier masterson
I've been waiting thirty years!!!
Feb. 27, 2005, 8:10 a.m. CST
I mean really, does anyone actually want a Donny Darko bunny or American Psycho toy? How weird! They must sell at least 2 or 3 dozen world wide. To future mall shooters and regestered sex offenders.
Feb. 27, 2005, 8:16 a.m. CST
Feb. 27, 2005, 9:35 a.m. CST
by Rex Manning
The Slimer, Gozer abd Stay Puft fugures were great but why aren't there any actual GHOSTBUSTERS toys of the four guys? I've been waiting since 1984.
Feb. 27, 2005, 9:45 a.m. CST
McFarlane has definitely "dropped the ball" on their Jason figures...all they've produced is a "Jason Goes to Hell" Jason (which was a just "ok" sculpt) and a "Jason X" Jason (which was a pretty good sculpt, but who really wants that version of Jason?). NECA is making the "Part 2" Jason, which totally kicks ass and the "Part 7" Jason which is pretty cool too, but where's the boxed set of Jason as a boy jumping out of the water to pull Alice under? Where's "Part 3" Jason holding out the harpoon, or laying on the floor of the barn with the axe in his head? And of course, where's Tom Savini's "Part 4" Jason, the best Jason of them all? Man, the Jason possibilities are endless, hopefully NECA has success with the one's they have made so they keep churning more of them out.
Feb. 27, 2005, 10:24 a.m. CST
I wanna know. And is there a pic of this somewhere?
Feb. 27, 2005, 2:05 p.m. CST
by Logo Lou
Word is Murray, like 20 years before, does not want his likeness on a figure and it is holding up the second proposed line of the series with all the guys. Rumored word is Aykroyd and Hudson have given the okay, Ramis a maybe, and Murray a huge no, possibly due to wanting a bigger cut of the profits. It was thought that perhaps NECA might go ahead and do version based of the hot selling new Ghostbusters comic, to avoid the likeness issues, but nothing offical has ever really come out.
Feb. 27, 2005, 2:11 p.m. CST
if its a bust, just do the freakin head. Without the arms, they look creepy. Check out this Mace Windu bust as an example. http://cargobay.starwars.com/misc/statues/minibusts/mace_bust.jpg looks like he's screaming in pain, like "ARRRGGGHHHH!! SOMEONE CUT OFF MY ARMS!"
Feb. 27, 2005, 2:15 p.m. CST
This thing is comedy gold, I tells ya http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/id.1130/dn/default.cfm "Lord Vader . . . FRIES"
Feb. 27, 2005, 2:55 p.m. CST
Speaking of Jason figures, did you ever notice that the Movie Maniacs Jason came with the "Jason Goes To Hell" poster backing but the sculpt itself was Jason Takes Manhattan ?? I remember the fiasco of that first wave of maniacs...the jason figure was short packaged here in UK - on top of that, there were two versions, blood splattered and non. The bloody versions were aimed at the Forbidden Planets, Infinitie and other speciality outlets, whereas the non could be sold at Toys R Us. Naturally, finding the blood splattered Jason became like a quest for the Holy Grail. The sculpt, I thought was pretty good, especially the face. The mask was supposed to be removeable but I never bothered trying - it seems superglued in place. Still, I'm looking forward to the Pt VII version. My son has the Jason X figure - but I never liked the look of it myself.
Feb. 27, 2005, 3:10 p.m. CST
I've been waiting for a Tall Man figure for years! But what I want the most is a line of Re-Animator figures. Those would be THE coolest toys ever!
Feb. 27, 2005, 4:41 p.m. CST
You're right, the sculpt of the "Jason Goes to Hell" (or "Jason Takes Manhattan") Jason was pretty good, maybe I'm just biased because I've always liked the earlier pre-zombie Jasons in the first 4 movies and it seems like all that these toy companies (McFarlane and NECA included) have made until now are the later Jasons. I'm supremely happy that NECA is stepping up and giving us some "early Jason" action now. And yeah, I remember the bloody versions vs. the non-bloody versions, they had those here in the States as well. I had to search high and low to seek out the bloody Jason (and the bloody Leatherface and Freddy Krueger) back then. Thank God McFarlane dropped that whole policy. And speaking of Forbidden Planet, I visited the one in London back in September and I was so jealous you guys have a store that cool there. There might be stores like that somewhere in the U.S., but nothing like that anywhere near where I live. It was like walking into movie-geek heaven. I could've spent my whole vaction in there.
Feb. 27, 2005, 4:58 p.m. CST
Well, in the Donnie Darko club we... we talk about Donnie Darko , properties of Donnie Darko, Donnie Darko figurines, Donnie Darko's IMDB rating...
Feb. 28, 2005, 5:13 a.m. CST
by Captain Dobie
There is a Hartigan figure (both a colour and B&W version), it was on display at the Nurenberg Toy Fair a couple of weeks ago, for me it was the best one as well, really superb Bruce Willis likeness which surprised me.
Feb. 28, 2005, 8:23 a.m. CST
I'd love a Hannibal Lecter in police uniform with removable face "mask." Will from Manhunter, NOT Red Dragon. Kinda fringe, but Sydney from Sydney (Hard Eight)... he's just a cool cat. I think one of the most obscure but coolest figure sets ever would be Ladyhawke. Navarre in armor with Isabeau hawk, and Isabeau in a dress with Navarre wolf. That would be so god damn slick. In the "That will never be made" department, a playset of the board room with ED-209 and Kinney (?) blown away on the table. Electronic. Press a button and there are gunshot FX with ED's guns recoiling and his body bouncing on the table.
Feb. 28, 2005, 3:35 p.m. CST
You're dead on. I already pre-ordered a Darth Tater for *ahem* my 5 year old. I think the thing is freaking hilarious.
Feb. 28, 2005, 8:03 p.m. CST
richard kelly. one trick pony. it was an entertaining trick, but god damn girl, move the fuck on.
March 1, 2005, 12:05 p.m. CST
by Big Bad Clone
But then all Rutguer Hauer movies need a toy line.
March 1, 2005, 2:06 p.m. CST
Cool list, Q. Thanks for the pix. Here are a couple figures I'd like: Pam Grier as Foxy Brown; Dyanne Thorne as Ilsa; Shirley Eaton as Sumuru. And in the future, I'll thank you not to refer to toll takers on the New Jersey Turnpike as "nasty beings with suction cup fingers." That's a hard job, spitting for distance AND accuracy at moving cars.
March 2, 2005, 8:44 p.m. CST
I would pay 400 dollars for a polystone of Jim Sting slapping Malvin. Make it happen WETA.
March 3, 2005, 11:54 a.m. CST
Starfighter figs and vehicles would be incredible....busty female elf figures and more from the JAK series would sell incredibly well too!!!! One last gripe...it's Myers NOT Michael Meyers IT'S Michael Myers! Life's too short to be anal retentive, I know, but at least get it straight next time. Michael is to be honored and respected.
March 4, 2005, 2:20 p.m. CST
March 7, 2005, 4:26 p.m. CST
Actually, we need a whole line of Ichi The Killer figures and while we're doing great Japanese film characters, we'll need Noriko, Shuya, Chigusa, Mitsuko and of course Kitano from Battle Royale...I could also handle Asami (equipped with piano wire) and Shigeharu (with removeable foot) from "Audition"
March 12, 2005, 7:46 a.m. CST
Playmates got the rights to do the Kong figures, which is pretty sad since there were some major players who do killer sculpts bidding on the line. Playmate does great TMNT figures, but they as of yet haven't pulled off the McFarlance level of detail the line deserves. I'm so afraid to see what they have come up with.
March 12, 2005, 10:07 a.m. CST
--Seth Brundle from The Fly (both in half human/half fly and Full Fly) --Michael Ironside's character from Scanners (with removable head) --Max Renn from Videodrome (with removable gun arm and chest plate) Debbie Harry from VIdeodrome as well --Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone and there's many many more...