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Offline MetalJedi

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Amok Time Toys
« on: March 2, 2008, 12:52 PM »
Are you a fan of George Romero's Dead films? Always wanted a Bub action figure? Well here's your chance. Amok Time Toys is jumping into the toy making business this year and starting off with a bang.

First you have the 12" Cemetary Zombie from Night of the Living Dead



Which will then be followed by a 12" Barbara figure



As well as a 12" Ben figure



They are also making this in regular 7.5" action figure style.



They also have plans to make a Dr. Tongue zombie figure. These look great! I'm amazed on how well the 12" figures look. I can't wait for them.


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Re: Amok Time Toys
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 04:45 PM »
I'm really digging these lines.  They're also doing the Karen 12" figure and (as you mentioned) the 7" Dr. Tongue, both in handsomely gruesome detail.  :)





They've also started work on what is possibly three of the most obscure franchises imaginable - Killer Klowns from Outer Space, IT! (the 50s movie, not the Stephen King story) and Blacula.

http://www.toytraderz.com/News/article/sid=1650.html

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Re: Amok Time Toys
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 02:17 AM »
I love the NotLD figures...  The movies hold a special place in my heart because they were filmed around where I live...  Hell, the TV even shows my local firehall as a safe place to go (Gilpin and Leechburg VFD's...  Gilpin is on my road about a mile out from my house.  Cool eh?).

This is easily a line I'd be into if I were a rich man with ample space to display them. ;)

I'm curious though, why no Dawn figures?  The Monroeville Mall's one of my routine shopping places, though the ice rink's gone (now the foodcourt).  Is the Dawn license to another company, John?
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Re: Amok Time Toys
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 12:37 PM »
Is the Dawn license to another company, John?

NECA has the license (or at least had the license) for Dawn of the Dead.  They've released three figures from the movie for their Cult Classics line - Plaid Zombie, Flyboy Zombie and most recently the Hare Krishna Zombie.  Given that the Krishna was a recent release, I'd say they probably still have the license.  Regardless, I'll check with the folks at Amok Time and see if it might have changed hands.

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Re: Amok Time Toys
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008, 01:25 PM »
NECA has dropped the license of Dawn due to "poor selling". Not sure who is going to pick it up. The were all ready to start on a Roger zombie too.
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Re: Amok Time Toys
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 03:33 PM »
That's interesting...the Hare Krishna Zombie was the only figure that I never saw at retail from that series.  I always got the impression that the DotD were some of the more popular Cult Classics.

Just heard from Amok - no Dawn of the Dead license for the time being.

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