Monday, January 30, 2017

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (Amok Time)

Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Amok Time

Amok Time gets the Official Seal of Awesomeness for their 2013 renditions of Shorty and Tiny from the 1988 cult classic, Killer Klowns From Outer Space. While this wasn't the first time these characters have received a plastic rendering, it was certainly one of the more accurate to their actual movie counterparts (in terms of sculpt and paint job).

The movie starred...Well, nobody really. John Vernon is really the only person most people will recognize, and even then they won't know him by name. The film is your typical "B" movie horror flick. It has corny dialog, cheesy special effects, and a cast that (mostly) went on to do very little, never seeming to break out in Hollywood.

So what makes the film so great? Well...It's one of those so bad it's good movies. You know the kind. The ones that you'd never sit through alone, but yet when you're with your buddies, possibly a case of beer, and a night of doing nothing, it turns out to be great.

The movie actually had sixteen different clown klowns in it, so it's rather disappointing that only two got produced. This of course was most likely due to poor sales at best. Let's face it, we don't know to many fans of the film in general - Let alone ones that collect action figures. It probably didn't help that Amok Times went out of business in 2014.

Honorable Mention

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State Of The Art Toys

State of the Art Toys gets an honorable mention for being the first company to produce figures based on the movie. Much like Amok Time, only two figures got produced. Because none of the klown characters were given  names officially on screen, these figures were only entitled "Klown".

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