New Collectibles Company Takes on DARK SHADOWS
Figures of Barnabas Collins and Angelique to launch new line this summer...
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Introducing Spectre Toys (spectretoy.com), a new collectibles company led by Rick Phares, the brains behind Majestic Studios, best known for such collectibles as the 12-inch Battlestar Galactica Cylon and the Zuni Fetish Warrior Replica from Trilogy of Terror.
Spectre's first release come June 1st will be a series of 8-inch action figures from the original 1966-71 ABC-TV gothic horror serial, DARK SHADOWS.
"In keeping with our retro theme," Rick Phares said, "our Dark Shadows line will be sculpted and clothed in the '70s MEGO style. They will look exactly how 8-inch articulated figures of the day would have looked during Dark Shadows initial TV run, but with just a few extra modern technical touches. We've come a long way in manufacturing since then."
Spectre Toys has partnered with EMCE Toys, the company that brought back the 8-inch classic MEGO format, to bring their Dark Shadows figures to life. "The resurgence of Dark Shadows and 70s style figures have come together at the right time," Phares added. "It's been widely reported that a new Dark Shadows theatrical film will be shot this fall by director Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins.”"
Spectre's first Dark Shadows release will include the brooding, 175 year old vampire Barnabas Collins and the woman who put the vampiric curse upon him - the beautiful but deadly witch Angelique. Each figure will be limited to a 3,000 piece run.
Spectre will also have a convention-exclusive figure premiering at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 21st to 25th. Only 500 pieces will be available at the Entertainment Earth booth at San Diego. That exclusive will be the shape-shifting werewolf Chris Jennings, a descendant of Quentin Collins from the 1890s who was likewise afflicted with lycanthropy. At the Comic-Con, Spectre Toys will be making a few announcements regarding further Dark Shadows and Spectre Toys releases. Plus, attendees will meet a special surprise guest from the show.
Source: Edited Spectre Toys PR