Fans of Freddy Krueger may need to rush to stores and pick up a certain action figure, as it’s about to go out of production much sooner than expected.
Mego Corp. just announced on their Facebook page that their Freddy Krueger figure is about to be halted from hitting stores this summer. While there is not a ton of specific info they were able to share, likely due to legalities, they ultimately know the license just ended abruptly and they have no choice but to cancel future figures of Freddy from being made.
Here is what Mego had to say about the Freddy:
Some of you may have heard rumblings that our new Freddy is a Limited Edition run, but haven’t seen pictures showing it to be a variant. The issue is a little more complicated than a limited production variant run. While there are a couple of small changes to our new Freddy, the reason this will become an extremely limited item is that the licensor (Warner Bros) is not allowing us to ship any more goods after June of this year. Though we don’t know the reason for sure, we believe that either the actor has pulled his likeness or they have lost the license. Again, we don’t know why…all we know is that this is Freddy’s last run within our licensing rights!
There will be two versions of Freddy on the market by June. The first version has a green glove and is currently available, while the second and last version will have a brown glove according to Paul Clarke and is part of the Wave 6 distribution scheduled for June release. *
Freddy fans and toy collectors better start stocking up on the figure, as it could be a valuable item one day. The figures are already limited to a small run, and this news could make the Freddy a very hot commodity.
We dare you to say his name five times! Over on their Facebook page, NECA revealed a new eight-inch action figure of Tony Todd as the infamous “Candyman”.
This iconic horror character is now being given the MEGO-style treatment by NECA, complete with fabric clothes and his notorious hook hand.
NECA’s clothed action figure features the likeness of legend Tony Todd in two forms – interchangeable heads allow regular and bee-covered expressions. The figure also has an elaborate soft goods coat and comes with an attachable “bee swarm” chest.
The photos you see here are all pending licensor approval, which means these are not necessarily the final sculpt you will get once it is released. I am sure we will see more updates as we get closer to the time period these hit shelves.
The figure will be packaged in a window box, which has yet to be revealed.
NY Toy Fair 2019 is just a few weeks away, but the reveals have already begun for many companies.
Mezco is one of those companies that come out strong during the show, with loads of new products on display at the event. Before the doors of the Javits center have opened, the company has given us a sneak peek reveal of a new item that will be on display.
The toy, which will be a part of their acclaimed “Living Dead Dolls” series, was revealed in their blog:
While the LDD line is littered with creepy and bloody characters, this one may be the most chilling. The stark facial expression of Jack Torrance from “The Shining” film is certainly shocking, and will be a fine addition for collectors of horror toys.
Equally important, this means Mezco may hold the license to this film for other toys, including One:12 – imagine a One:12 Jack Torrance! This could also potentially open the door for other Stephen King properties in Mezco’s repetoire – fingers crossed!
Jack Torrance is the main protagonist of Stephen King’s The Shining (1977). Jack was nominated as the 25th greatest film villain of all time by The American Film Institute.
Mezco has promised another reveal coming soon before Toy Fair kicks off, so stay tuned for what is next!
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