Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are hands-down two of the horror genre’s true cinematic icons. From the adventures that began in Sean S. Cunningham’s FRIDAY THE 13th (1980) and Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984), these two titans of terror quickly achieved legendary status, moving far beyond their “slasher” roots, and into a realm of superheroic Gods. It was in 2003 that the duo would come face-to-face in FREDDY VS. JASON, and that’s where I’m drawing inspiration for today’s entry into my annual 31 Days of Halloween here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine… in sort of a spudly form. My friends at PPW Toys have recently issued the first horror additions to their ever-growing PopTaters collection of officially-licensed Mr. Potato Head characters (created under license from Hasbro). So which one of these PopTaters is going to get mashed first?
Freddy Krueger: One, two, Mr. Potato Head is Coming for You… Do you like your potatoes well done? Our favorite spud got a little “overcooked” and became Freddy Krueger! This scary-cute figure stands 6″ tall and includes the iconic hat, sweater and bladed glove of everyone’s favorite nightmare. The “Fried-dy” Krueger PopTater is great for playing or displaying, just don’t fall asleep with him around!
Jason Voorhees: “Don’t press your luck on “Fry-day the 13th”. Mr. Potato Head takes on the guise of Camp Crystal Lake’s most infamous resident, Jason Voorhees! This 6” figure was designed with collectors in mind and includes the iconic hockey mask and machete made famous in the “Friday the 13th” films.”