Inspired by Brother Midnight's post for this week's League question, I've decided that I want to gear my League responses more so in line with covering toys. That's not to say they won't be personable, or ingrained with a story or two. It just means that it will be inspired by a specific toy (or toys).
This week's Pop Culture League Challenge - Are you scared?
I could go the easy route on this one. I could say that I'm scared that I won't have enough money to buy a hard to find collectible when it finally crops up. I could say that I'm scared that I'll one day come home to a waterfall in the center of my display room. Heck, I could even say that I'm scared that my external drive will crash, and I'll lose my entire database for The Toy Box.
Nah. Like I said. That would be the easy route.
Instead, I'd rather talk about a thing that has scared me since my childhood. So much to the point that to this day I won't watch it. What could be so horrific you ask?
The thing that scares me the most is....Michael Jackson's Thriller.
The makeup on the zombies was so realistic that my young mind truly believed they were real. It didn't matter that I had even seen the making of the video. The damage was done.
Just thinking about them as I type this gives me the hebbie jebbies - Seriously. Why were they dancing with Michael Jackson, and why, why, why, did he turn into one of them, and then go after his girlfriend? Terrifying!
From the box to the figures, this thing is 100% pure beauty. A truly magnificent piece of artwork.
The front of the package folds open, book style, to reveal form fitted foam where the figure and additional "accessories" are embedded.
The package features a regular Michael Jackson doll dressed in his iconic Thriller garb, and packed in next to it was a detailed zombie sculpted MJ head with an altered / dirty set of clothes for when he turned in the music video. If this weren't enough, the package also featured multiple hands for you to choose from.
This thing is spot on!
As I said above, Hot Toys made other Michael Jackson 1/6 scale figures. These included a Bad and Beat It version. Unfortunately they're incredibly difficult to track down - To and include the Thriller one I've been talking about.
For other scares, check out;
Green Plastic Squirt Gun
Mr. Smiths Plastic Bubble
2 Minute Toy Break
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