Wes Craven

Since late last evening, horror and film fans have been mourning the loss of Wes Craven. The iconic horror film director was known to the masses for films like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream. Longtime horror movie fans will also remember is chilling films such as Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, The Serpent and the Rainbow and so many more.

As toy fans, many of his characters and films have inspired countless action figures, prop replicas, statues and other collectibles. So let’s celebrate the life of Wes Craven. Stop on in to the Discussion Thread and share photos of your favorite Wes Craven inspired collectibles, or if you have one, a Wes Craven collection. We’ll round up the posts and share them with everyone later this week. If you’re using Twitter, tag @Toyark or use #Toyark to share your own photos with fans the world over.

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Art Asylum has posted up news that Thomas Sasser, model maker and sculptor for the Diamond Select Toys Star Trek electronic starships, has passed away at the age of 51. Here’s what they posted:

Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum are saddened to let everyone know that Thomas Sasser passed away last week. A professional model maker and consultant, Thomas had been one of the creative minds behind the Starship Legends toy line for the past decade.

Art Asylum first started to work with Thomas back in 2005 on the Classic Enterprise, and Thomashad worked on every single Diamond Select Toys electronic starship since then in some capacity. His last job for DST was painting and creating the printed details for this year’s SDCC exclusive ship, the USS Defiant.

Thomas’s talent, as well as his extensive knowledge of ships from the Star Trek universe, was invaluable. He will be missed both professionally and personally, and our thoughts are with his family.

The staff at Toyark would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Sasser.

Star Wars Koto Countdown

On the official Kotobukiya Website, they have a countdown clock running. They are planning to launch a new Star Wars website, and the clock points towards a Force Friday reveal! Could we be seeing all new The Force Awakens ARTFX, Bishoujo and/or Fine Art statues? I guess we’ll find out in 3.5 days!

We’ll update when the site goes live. You can check it out Here.

Star Wars Model Kit Boba Fett 002

Just over a week ago, Bandai revealed their upcoming Star Wars Boba Fett and Slave I Model Kits. Fans have been waiting for more info on the two collectibles, and Bandai has finally updated with more details. Both are due out September 30.

The Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – Boba Fett 1/12 Scale Model Kit is priced at 2,916 Yen (about $24 USD). It features a jetpack, which features movable thrusters and a moveable targeting eye piece. The figure will include a blaster rifle, a blaster pistol, a figure stand, and multiple interchangeable hands.

The Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – Slave I 1/144 Scale Model Kit is priced at 4,104 Yen (about $34 USD). It features moveable wings, a hatch that opens, and the ability to display in either flight mode or landed mode. It includes blast effect pieces, a stand Boba Fett, a seated Boba Fett and a Han Solo in Carbonite, all in 1/144 scale. A display stand is also included.

Read on to check out the new photos.

PCS Evil Lyn Statue 1

In this weeks Pop Culture Shock Newsletter, they shared a few new Masters of the Universe images. They revealed the fully painted Evil-Lyn 1/4 Scale Statue. There will be both standard and PCS Exclusive versions.

Evil-Lyn 1/4 Scale Statue
Will be available through quality collectibles retailers

Price : $340.00
Edition Size : 500 pcs
Size : 16.5″ (41.2cm) tall
Est Ship : 3rd Qtr 2016

Evil-Lyn 1/4 Scale Statue – PCS EXCLUSIVE
Will be available through popcultureshocktoys.com

Price : $345.00
Edition Size : 200 pcs
Size : 16.5″ (41.2cm) tall
Est Ship : 3rd Qtr 2016
Pre-Order Discount : Up to 10% for pre-ordering

Features: Alternate un-helmeted head and broken staff

PCS expects a full gallery to be available on Monday. We’ll update and bump this with the new images when they go live. Also, as a bonus, they shared a 3D head sculpt render for the upcoming Princess of Power Hordak 1/4 Scale Statue. see them all after the jump.

ThreeZero Fallout 4 Power Armor Preview 1

The official Fallout Twitter account posted up a few new preview images. It shows off the prototype of the ThreeZero Fallout 4 Power Armor 1/6 Scale Figure. The figure is unpainted at this time. Expect further info very soon. We’ll have those new photos and info as it becomes available. For now, you can see these preview photos by reading on.

Retro NES Freddy Krueger 052

NECA has been teasing that a few surprise items would be dropping without any prior warning. They like to do this from time to time so that fans can actually be surprised once in a while when going into a toy store. Well, this weekend, a new entry into their Retro Mego Style series will begin hitting the West Coast. The figure will be available exclusively at Toys “R” Us Stores. Much like when they dropped the surprise 8-Bit Friday The 13th Retro 8″ Jason Voorhees in stores, we’re getting a matching horror icon. Say hello to the Retro 8-Bit Nightmare On Elm Street Freddy Krueger 8″ Scale Figure! Toysrus.com has it IN STOCK NOW.

While visiting the NECA studio last week, I was keen to spy this Freddy on display with many other Retro Figures. Randy Falk of NECA wanted us to share the news with fans, and provided us with a sample to photograph and review! Read on to check out over 55 high resolution photos of the NES Freddy Retro Figure.

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Jason Lives Ultimate Figure 015

When NECA revealed their Retro Mego Style Friday The 13th Part 6 – Jason Voorhees, fans were wondering if they would see new 7″ scale version in the Ultimate line. At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, NECA answered those questions by revealing the new figure. Now they have posted up details and new photos of the Friday The 13th Part 6 Ultimate Jason Voorhees 7″ Scale Figure. The figure is scheduled for release this December. Here’s more info direct from NECA:

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part 6, we present the definitive collector’s version of Jason as he appeared in the 1986 film Jason Lives!

This deluxe 7” scale action figure features a gruesome, freshly unearthed sculpt and over 25 points of articulation. It’s loaded with accessories, too: removable mask, a machete and a knife that both fit into sheaths on his belt, the fence post that reanimated him and his tombstone. Packaged in a collector-friendly Deluxe 30th Anniversary window box.

You can see all of the new photos by reading on.

NECA Alien 3 Accessory Teaser

For , NECA is teasing an all new figure for 2016. The photo, which shows a flashlight and a torch from Alien 3, seems to strongly hint at a new Ellen Ripley figure. Expect to see more in the coming weeks and months. We’ll be sure to update when new info is released.

For now, you can see the photo after the jump.