It looks like there will be a third big boy in the 'Horror Movie Figure' game. Sota toys has just announced a line of figures that will feature many of the Men, Mutants, Monsters, and Maniacs from cinema cult classics. Including characters that McFarlane has basically said will never be done. Series 1 will include Toxie (Toxic Avenger) Dr. Peyton Westlake (Darkman), and a Nightmare Demon Nazi (American Werewolf in London). Hopefully they'll be able to do a figure of David Kessler in Werewolf form with Meatloaf also.
http://moviemaniacs.net/news.htmA MovieManiacs.net EXCLUSIVE: NOW PLAYING by SOTA
They are characters that have found a following among the fans. Fun flicks
full of Men, Mutants, Monsters and Maniacs, they are all simply cool and cult classics! And courtesy of SOTA Toys, they are NOW PLAYING!
Beginning this year, SOTA Toys will be turning the characters of classic and cult movies into dynamic action figures. The figures are approx. 7 inches scale and each character comes with character specific bases.
“NOW PLAYING is really a labor of love for me, “ said SOTA Toys President
Jerry Macaluso, “I’m a fan just like everyone else when it comes to horror
and genre films. So I’ve heard all the request and ‘wish lists’ over the
years and thought, ‘Why can’t these be made?’ NOW PLAYING has been almost a year in development and I’m really proud of the lineup of movies we’ve got for NOW PLAYING… and even more titles are to come!”
NOW PLAYING’s first series of action figures will include characters from
the movies DARKMAN, THE TOXIC AVENGER and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, with three more NOW PLAYING lines due in 2005.
NOW PLAYING Finished Prototypes will be debut at the SOTA Toys booth (#4129) at the Comic Con International in San Diego, July 21-25, 2004
NOW PLAYING SERIES 1 will be available through retailers in November 2004.
*NOW PLAYING Series 1 Descriptions:
-Dr. Peyton Westlake (Darkman)
Dr. Peyton Westlake was a brilliant scientist working on a temporary
synthetic skin for temporarily help burn victims. A confrontation with a
greedy businessman and his gangsters leaves Westlake’s lab destroyed, his
face horribly scarred, body burned and unable to feel pain. Using the
synthetic skin to appear as almost anyone, Peyton exacts his revenge upon
those who took his life from him. Because he is no longer Peyton Westlake…
He IS Darkman.
-Toxie (The Toxic Avenger)
Pity Melvin Junko! He’s the ultimate nerd-a 98 lb weakling abused by
everyone he meets. But when punks chase Melvin into radioactive toxic
waste, he is now longer just himself-He’s the Toxic Avenger! Now Toxie’s
fighting crime, reaping revenge on those who persecuted him and becoming a
true hero… from New Jersey!
-Nightmare Demons (An American Werewolf in London)
Poor David Kessler. Not only is he dealing with his best friend’s savage
murder on the moors of England and the fact that he might be a werewolf-he
is also having strange and terrifying dreams. The worst involves the attack
of his peaceful family by horrific, militaristic demons! The terrifying
creatures ransack his home, kill his family members, set fire to his home
then finally slit his throat! But for David, the nightmare doesn’t end
Keep watching MovieManiacs.net for more info on Now Playing and other great SOTA toys.
MTFBWY and HH!!
Jar Jar Binks