Welcome to 31 Days of Horror Figures 2019. For the month of October, we will be spotlighting the very best of the macabre, bizarre, monstrous, and villainous action figures the industry has to offer. There will be both old and new figures here and perhaps even a significance to why we picked that figure for that day (and perhaps not). This is NOT a ranking list, just full-blown horror fun for the greatest month of the year.
It seems like an almost forgotten gem, John Carpenter's The Fog (1980). I say that because it always surprises me how many people have not seen it. It doesn't have the classic or iconic figurehead like Halloween's Michael Myers, but nonetheless, it does feature ghost zombie pirates with a touch of leprosy. I was introduced to it, years ago, by a friend and it has easily become one of my top 10 horror films. A perennial classic, if ever there was one.
Imagine my surprise when NECA revealed at Toy Fair that the film's antagonist, Captain Blake was getting an action figure, an 8-inch clothed action figure. Well, I had to have it, and it did not disappoint. I posted my full review below, however, I want to take this additional time to thank NECA for reaching out into the netherworld of horror properties and making those offbeat characters that fans, such as myself, hold in such high regard. Having Blake out and on display only opens up the discussion even further... "What, you've never seen The Fog"?
See the film's trailer below our review of NECA’s Captain Blake. Be sure to check out the full list of figures as it evolves HERE.