There's quite a bit of savage news out of Funko lately, and the latest is seasonally-perfect. On the heels of their Savage World Thundercats announcement comes an assortment of action figures that reimagines some of the biggest icons of horror in an unexpected way - buffed-up and ready for battle! The Horror Savage World collection will launch with Freddy Krueger from ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, Jason Voorhees from ‘Friday the 13th’, Leatherface from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Michael Myers from 'Halloween' and Pinhead from 'Hellraiser' - each presented in the muscular 5.5" action figure style that was made famous by Mattel's Masters of the Universe line back in the 1980s. As Funko points out, these horror villains are "ready to haunt your dreams and chase you down." If you want these in time for this Halloween, get your pre-orders in via my affiliate, Entertainment Earth!
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are hands-down two of the horror genre's true cinematic icons. From the adventures that began in Sean S. Cunningham's FRIDAY THE 13th (1980) and Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984), these two titans of terror quickly achieved legendary status, moving far beyond their "slasher" roots, and into a realm of superheroic Gods. It was in 2003 that the duo would come face-to-face in FREDDY VS. JASON, and that's where I'm drawing inspiration for today's entry into my annual 31 Days of Halloween here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine... in sort of a spudly form. My friends at PPW Toys have recently issued the first horror additions to their ever-growing PopTaters collection of officially-licensed Mr. Potato Head characters (created under license from Hasbro). So which one of these PopTaters is going to get mashed first?