I think grown-up horror fans are attracted to genre-themed toys for one reason: Action figures simply weren’t this cool when we were kids! I mean, I’d have scooped up Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Pinhead, and Freddy Krueger action figures in a heartbeat—had they been available in the 1980s. G.I. Joes and Transformers had some edge, but there wasn’t much back then for budding horror fans.
Related Article: Artist Gives “Masters of the Universe” Characters Horror Makeovers!
I’d go broke if I bought every horror-themed toy that made me feel like a kid again, but a new line from Funko (revealed at this weekend’s Toy Fair) had me racing for my credit card! Savage World takes iconic horror villains and reimagines them as Masters of the Universe action figures! It’s a perfect mix, considering Masters was one of the aesthetically darker cartoon franchises of the 1980s.
Masters of the Universe has been back in the news recently following news that another reboot is in the works; read more about it in the link below.