Saturday, December 29, 2012

McFarlane Toys' Faces of Madness Figures

This Erszebet Bathory action figure comes in a bloody bathtub. She wields a blood-filled goblet, and a candlestand behind her displays three severed heads. Also available on eBay.

From the same series, Jack the Ripper peers maniacally around a street corner.

Swinging his sword, Vlad the Impaler truly embodies the spirit of the "action" figure.

Rasputin looks like he doesn't mind that he's in quite a bit of pain, hanging from his back flesh. He stands in front of his poison vials and potions.

My 5 Favorite Custom OOAK Monster High Dolls

This Alice in Wonderland "Queen of Hearts" Monster High one-of-a-kind doll was made from a Draculaura doll. Her gorgeous red gown was made by Fantasysculpts.

This Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas repaint made me smile, but for $199 she should come dressed in a fabulous hand sewn outfit pretty identical to the one shown in the movie.

Here's a gorgeous custom Ice Princess doll, with a fabulous headpiece and costume. The props and staging for the photos are really cool, too.

Oh how sad! This is A Lonely Ghoul. She's made from an original Lagoona Blue doll.

I love the gothy look of this black-and-purple themed Nightshade OOAK doll. Check out her cool black wings!

Cute Vinyl Walking Dead Figures from Funko

While we wait for the continuation of season 3 of the Walking Dead, we can dress up our cubicles or decorate our desks and offices with Funko's Pop Vinyl Walking Dead figures. Here's Sheriff's Deputy Rick Grimes.

Let's not forget my dream boyfriend, Daryl Dixon. Swoon!

The set includes the infamous "Bicycle Girl Zombie." She was the one of the first zombies Rick puts down.

"RV Zombie" depicts one of my favorite scenes in the show: when Andrea kills a zombie in the RV by stabbing a screwdriver through its eye.

Funko's Walking Dead figures, along with some Walking Dead bobbleheads, are also available on eBay.

For more info on these Walking Dead figures, visit Funko.com.

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, February 10.

Great 2013 Calendars for Goths and Other Creatures of the Night

This 2013 mini wall calendar celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gashlycrumb Tinies. Of course, there are 12 months in the year and 26 characters in the Tinies, so not all of the Tinies are depicted here. Also available on Amazon, as well as the full size 12x13 2013 wall calendar.

This Edward Gorey calendar for 2013 features colorful artwork (and just a couple black-and-white images) from his books.

Keep Buffy fandom alive by proudly displaying your 2013 Buffy the Vampire Slayer calendar in a prominent place in your home. (Also available on eBay).

Have a tween or a teenager? Indulge them with an obnoxiously pastel Monster High calendar.

Gaze upon Sookie, Bill, Eric and the other residents of Bon Temps while you wait for the next season of True Blood to air. (Also available on eBay).

This Walking Dead 2013 calendar features 13 images from the comic series. (Also sold on eBay).

Prefer a calendar from the TV show? Here's the AMC Walking Dead calendar for 2013.

This is a cool concept! Haunted Hearses features various types of antique hearses.

Every year Sir Simon Marsden creates a beautiful black-and-white artistic photography calendar, The Haunted Realm. Also sold on Amazon.

"A Light in the Darkness" is the European version of the 2013 Alchemy Gothic British calendar. It features spiders, skulls, mermaids, dark gowned ladies, and dragons.

The Anne Stokes calendar for 2013 features dark fairies, dragons, unicorns, and other fantasy art.

If you like dark faeries, you might enjoy Nene Thomas' beautiful 2013 calendar.

This Stephen King calendar features milestones, such as the 30th anniversary of certain stories and novellas, including Pet Sematary.

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This is awesome! This 2013 zombie calendar comes with twelve months of papercraft zombies, plus a pocket to hold them in. Each month you can assemble the particular zombie paper craft of the month, then in December you can put together a paper zombie army and make them duke it out!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Post-Christmas Sales on Goth Movies

This week is the perfect opportunity to fill in gaps in your Blu-Ray movie collection!

If you're a goth, or at least a Tim Burton fan, you probably already own Edward Scissorhands on DVD. But if in the past few years you've upgraded to a Blu-Ray player, here's your chance to add the film to your Blu-Ray collection for just $7.99 on Amazon.

Beetlejuice is currently on sale for just $6.99!

The Corpse Bride was a disappointing movie for me, but I can't pass up the chance to add it to my Tim Burton movie archive for just $7.99.

The Rite wasn't all that great of a movie, but I do try to own just about every film by one of my favorite actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins. Currently this sells for just $7.99.

I'd also like to pick up Red Dragon since it's just $8.99 (I have plenty of friends I can give my Red Dragon DVD to). Sadly, Silence of the Lambs is such a good movie, the Blu-Ray is nearly $20 on Amazon.

Similarly, I have a weakness for anything with Gary Oldman in it. Also, I enjoy dark fairy tales. Red Riding Hood wasn't so bad that it deserves this bottom bin bargain price of $4.99. The visuals are lovely, with lots of eye candy. And Amanda Seyfried is lovely to look at and a decent actress, too.

Speaking of Gary Oldman, I'm a bit perturbed that it will cost me $9.85 to pick up Bram Stoker's Dracula, despite Keanu's horrid acting and Winona Ryder's annoying voice in this film.

No collection of goth Blu-ray movies would be complete without The Crow, available for $7.99 right now.

It's sequel, The Crow: City of Angels was so bad, Amazon is trying to dump all their Blu-Ray copies for just $3.99. Laughable!

Now I'm delighted to see The Lost Boys on Blu-Ray for just $4.99. I will pick up several copies as gifts for various cousins who are dark minded enough to really enjoy it, but were too young to have seen it in the theater or even at home on DVD until recently. (By the way, Amazon Prime members can currently stream this film for free).

Now, if you feel like creating a goofy drinking game and getting really trashed, you can pick up the 3 movie Lost Boys set for $9.99. Drinking games are about all Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst are good for.

Should you feel the need to feast your eyes on lavish sets and costumes, and revisit the concept of Tom Cruise as Lestat, you can pick up Interview with the Vampire for just $7.99 this week.

I enjoyed the first Prophecy film. Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz and Viggo Mortenson. Awesome! The three followup films.. well.. painful. However, I just wanted to point out the incredible deal of getting all four of them (for someone who can stand the last three films) on the same Blu-Ray for $9.47. I prophesize you won't watch more than the first two ever again, though!

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi fans will probably want to prioritize getting ahold of The Evil Dead on Blu-Ray for just $9.99.

And Army of Darkness for $8.99.

While we're thinking about 1980s cult horror movies, here's Clive Barker's Hellraiser for $9.49.

28 Days Later is my personal favorite zombie movie of all time. It's being sold right now on Amazon for just $7.99.

Insanely Expensive Unintentionally Steampunk Watch

This lucite watch was made by Pacific Bay Watch. It features a "skeleton" face, which doesn't mean it's all goth and death-oriented. It just means you can peer inside to see the gears working. Amazing, but costly.

Adorable Stuffed Dracula Doll

If only I'd seen this stuffed Dracula in time to drop Santa a wildly blatant hint or two. I love that it comes packaged in a coffin-shaped box!

Colorforms Playsets for Goths and Horror Fans

This Beetlejuice Colorforms set has never been opened!

This Addams Family Colorforms set has fabulous vintage artwork on the box. But inside, the plastic dolls and outfits are disappointingly pastel and bright colored.

The same pastel colors are sadly present in the Munsters Colorforms, too.

Stick 'n' Lift Monsters is a different brand than Colorforms, but is basically the same. I love that this creepy set was created back in the day!

The Colorforms company didn't quite have the guts to make this Creepy Glow Forms set actually creepy.