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Friday, April 05 2013 23:28

EVIL DEAD is out... and now it's getting CUTE for the kids (and bringing frightful friends)

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The headline to this post is completely misleading. Yes, the much-touted remake of the EVIL DEAD has hit theaters, but no - there is no kids' version on the way. But characters from the third installment of the original trilogy (ARMY OF DARKNESS) are getting a pretty cute makeover when they become a part of Funko Toys' ever-growing line of Pop! Vinyl Figures later this year. Bruce Campbell will be there as ASH, and you might find a DEADITE or two. But they won't be alone come September...

The latest previews of the Pop! Vinyl collection reveals cute versions of frightful characters from a variety of movies like SCREAM, the SAW Trilogy, Rob Zombie's HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, TRICK 'R TREAT, CHILD'S PLAY, and Stephen King's IT. There's been a ton of Halloween-y news this week (MUNSTERS Toys, Universal Horror Hot Wheels) and maybe it's because there's only six months left 'till Halloween... and these new Funko figures will be hitting stores just in time.

ARMY OF DARKNESS ASH

FU3407lg

ARMY OF DARKNESS DEADITE

FU3410lg

CHILD'S PLAY - CHUCKY

FU3362lg

HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES - CAPTAIN SPAULDING (Sid Haig)

FU3364lg

IT - PENNYWISE THE CLOWN

FU3363lg

SAW - BILLY THE PUPPET

FU3365lg

SCREAM - GHOSTFACE

FU3360lg

TRICK 'R TREAT - SAM

FU3361lg

There's even MICHAEL JACKSON as a Werewolf from THRILLER coming out.

Funko's Pop! Vinyl has some ridiculously awesome licenses coming up in the months ahead. BACK TO THE FUTURE, 1966 BATMAN, DISNEY, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, JAY AND SILENT BOB, ANCHORMAN, KILL BILL, ... they're all getting the Pop! treatment, and they can all be pre-ordered over at Entertainment Earth.

What do you think of these new figures?

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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