Nobody could argue that Sideshow Collectibles haven't raised the bar in recent years as far as action figures created exclusively for the adult collectors' market goes, with their staggeringly good movie likenesses and attention to detail. In today's economic climate, however, there's still plenty of room for companies such as McFarlane, who also manage to render celebrity sports stars' or actors' likenesses brilliantly, but at a more affordable price for the average collector. In creating … [Read more...]
Elvis Presley at 75!
Elvis Presley's much maligned but undeniably astute business manager "Colonel" Tom Parker understood better than anybody else very early on in Elvis' career how to market the King of Rock 'n' Roll as a commodity. Elvis memorabilia and gadgets of every type were essentially the brainchild of Parker who never ever missed a chance to make a dime. Today, on what would have been Elvis Presley's 75th birthday and more than thirty years after his premature death at the age of only 42, millions of … [Read more...]
Horror movie action figure icons for Halloween!
October 31st will soon be upon us so here's a timely look at some spooky vintage action figures and a few of the best horror movie icons to have been immortalized as toys over the years. Happy Halloween! Hannibal Lecter NECA have to be hands down one of the best action figure producers for really nailing movie likenesses. The wonderful 7 inch Silence of the Lambs action figure of Anthony Hopkins in his Academy Award-winning performance as Hannibal Lecter was issued as part of their Cult … [Read more...]
Happy Birthday Elvis!
More than thirty years after his death millions of Elvis Presley fans the world over still celebrate the anniversary of his birth in Tupelo, Mississippi on 8 January 1935. Certainly, McFarlane Toys which works officially with Elvis Presley Enterprises to produce Elvis Presley action figures, has marked all recent historic anniversaries in Elvis' life with some highly collectible action figures such as the 50th anniversary of the release of the King's first record in 2004, the Aloha from Hawaii … [Read more...]