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Collecting Monsters => Modern Monster Toys => Topic started by: Anton Phibes on January 23, 2019, 03:27:44 PM

Title: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 23, 2019, 03:27:44 PM
M has told me a few ideas.  I have to say, the inaugural figure (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark) is one of my favorite DD releases. I really like the boxed design, the character choice, the insert...just everything about it. So, I was wondering....what TV Terrors exist that I don't know of. These were my brainstorming session with M, but what else is out there that you think would make a good figure? Here are my choices:

RICHARD LYNCH VAMPIRE, 1979:
(http://www.comingsoon.net/assets/styd/assets/uploads/2012/06/file_168159_0_vampire_richard_lynch.jpg)

NORLISS TAPES MONSTERS:

(https://i0.wp.com/horrorpedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/norliss-tapes-yellow-eyes-1973.jpg?ssl=1)

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/4130/2862/1600/norliss_sargoth%20lives.jpg)

TRILOGY OF TERROR (MORE OR LESS ALREADY CONFIRMED):

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/1r7UcKm2xnk/maxresdefault.jpg)
(https://tvmayhempodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/screen-shot-2016-03-17-at-9-11-13-pm.png?w=549)

ROD SERLING TWILIGHT ZONE:

(http://blankobtest-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2-1.jpg)

DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW:

(https://scontent-msp1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/1c90d32c556c00739661b9f9c3904458/5CCCBD43/t51.2885-15/e35/44865146_147426169560597_8723666302819599230_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-msp1-1.cdninstagram.com)

I would also love to see these two guys, but dunno how they could be done, as they are fairly intricate:

(https://s3.drafthouse.com/images/made/gargoyles3_756_426_81_s.jpg)

(https://i1.wp.com/genresnaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ngpickmansmodel33.jpg)
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Type3Toys on January 23, 2019, 06:41:19 PM
The monster from The Norliss Tapes is a great idea, but not without David Norliss. Some more night stalker monsters, say the zombie, werewolf and sentry would be great. I STILL believe dark shadows would be huge, Barnabas, Quentin, professor Stokes, Potffie.
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Wolfman on January 23, 2019, 09:53:25 PM
The Twilight Zone offers up many possibilities. Personally, I'd like to see the wax figures that formed murderers row from the episode, The New Exhibit.

JP
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on January 23, 2019, 10:24:47 PM
I agree wholeheartedly, Richard.  A fantastic launch of TV Terrors with Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.  Here is my top ten list I would love to see DD tackle.

1) Possessed Karen Black/Zuni Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror (1975)
2) Gargoyles (1972)
3) Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
4) Other vampires from Salem’s Lot (1979)
5) Other monsters from Norliss Tapes (1973)
6) Other monsters from Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1963)
7) Jack Palance/The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1968)
8) Vincent Price as Count Sforza/F-Troop (1967)
9) Lizard’s Leg & Owlet’s Wing monsters/Route 66 (1962)
10) The Possessed (1977) or Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)



Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: videoaddict on January 23, 2019, 11:03:28 PM
I'll add to the chorus of Kolchak monsters: the Rakshasa, the Spanish Moss Murders boogieman, the zombie, the succubus from Demon in Lace, Mr. Ring... As a kid I'd have loved to have these.
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Spock on January 24, 2019, 07:11:16 AM
I agree wholeheartedly, Richard.  A fantastic launch of TV Terrors with Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.  Here is my top ten list I would love to see DD tackle.

1) Possessed Karen Black/Zuni Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror (1975)
2) Gargoyles (1972)
3) Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
4) Other vampires from Salem’s Lot (1979)
5) Other monsters from Norliss Tapes (1973)
6) Other monsters from Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1963)
7) Jack Palance/The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1968)
8) Vincent Price as Count Sforza/F-Troop (1967)
9) Lizard’s Leg & Owlet’s Wing monsters/Route 66 (1962)
10) The Possessed (1977) or Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. No
5. No
6. No
7. Maybe
8. Maybe
9. No idea what that is
10. Very good chance on 1.

As for Dark Shadows, I have no interest in it whatsoever
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Mord on January 24, 2019, 11:39:56 AM
 No one cares for "The Outer Limits"?
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Jim Bertges on January 24, 2019, 03:03:41 PM
What? No Outer Limits?
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on January 24, 2019, 04:12:25 PM
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. No
5. No
6. No
7. Maybe
8. Maybe
9. No idea what that is
10. Very good chance on 1.

As for Dark Shadows, I have no interest in it whatsoever
3 Yesses (and my top 3, nonetheless!), and 3 Maybes...I'LL TAKE IT!!!  The Route 66 episode features an older and heavier versions of Karloff, Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre.(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p399/Joe_Baeza/Trio2_zpseaxooxvn.jpg)][URL=http://s345.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Baeza/media/Trio2_zpseaxooxvn.jpg.html](http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p399/Joe_Baeza/Trio2_zpseaxooxvn.jpg) (http://[URL=http://s345.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Baeza/media/Trio2_zpseaxooxvn.jpg.html)[/url]
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: The Batman on February 17, 2019, 09:33:18 PM
The Galaxy Being from Outer Limits !


- else I will make my own as it's already on my project list


(http://i.ibb.co/Gnx3VxL/jk-bk.jpg)
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: 1/6thtoyz on February 20, 2019, 02:14:11 PM
Some I would like to see:
1. Linda Blair “The ”Exorcist”
2. Son of Dracula
3. Hammer hotties
4. Dr Frankenstein Basil Rathbone
5. Michael Myers “boy w/clown mask
6. Lionel Atwil
Love to see 1/6 but I know that won’t happen so 9” will be fine too
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Robert W on February 23, 2019, 08:28:37 PM
The Night Galley/ Pickman's Model Ghoul is an inspired choice.
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: aura of foreboding on March 02, 2019, 10:31:38 PM
I STILL believe dark shadows would be huge, Barnabas, Quentin, professor Stokes, Potffie.

Yeah, I'd buy two of each of every character from Dark Shadows.  I know Martin's not interested, but I wish someone were.
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 02, 2019, 11:34:56 PM
I would buy Dark Shadows characters too. Apparently there just aren't enough of us to warrant it, because Specter Toys lost their shirt. They had prototypes ready for Adam, Willie, Josette, and Quentin that never saw production.
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: Mord on March 03, 2019, 12:25:00 AM
Possesed Karen Black w/  Fetish doll and 12"Kharis. Then I can rest in peace.
Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: aura of foreboding on March 03, 2019, 02:10:43 AM
I would buy Dark Shadows characters too. Apparently there just aren't enough of us to warrant it, because Specter Toys lost their shirt. They had prototypes ready for Adam, Willie, Josette, and Quentin that never saw production.

Not really sure what happened with Specter.  They'd gone under when they were another company too.  Remember the old Vincent Price 12" figures?  Then they came back as Specter.  The sales seemed good for the MEGO style DS characters, as the figures were sold out pretty much everywhere, especially Barnabas.  The owner of Specter even mentioned that the 12" DS figures sold well.  It was kind of weird that they went away without a word.  If someone could confirm sales were the issue, I'd accept it, but I just can't help but feel there was something else going on there.  Production issues?

Title: Re: TV Terrors Distinctive Dummies: what do you want to see?
Post by: 1/6thtoyz on March 03, 2019, 09:23:39 PM
I would buy Dark Shadows characters too. Apparently there just aren't enough of us to warrant it, because Specter Toys lost their shirt. They had prototypes ready for Adam, Willie, Josette, and Quentin that never saw production.
Love to see Dark Shadow figures too.😔