Figure: The Thing: Blair Monster and The Thing: Norris Creature with Spider
Company: McFarlane Toys
Series: Movie Maniacs Series 3
Property: The Thing
Availability: Secondary Market
Welcome to AFJ's 31 Days of Horror Figures. 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. #AFJ4LIFE
If you have been following along with AFJ's 31 Days of Horror Figures, we usually have a solo shot to the right (>>>). Well this time, we will feature the poster for a property. Why? This is such a great combination of horror that McFarlane Toys sculpted 2.5 figures out of John Carpenter's ever-changing "Thing". Below you will find both "The Thing: Blair Monster" and "The Thing: Norris Creature with Spider", they are as beautiful, to a toy collector, as they are hideous to a non-toy collector. Monstrous in their creation, both on screen and as toys, we had to put both figures our 31 Days... list. Without a doubt, some of the finest figures that McFarlane Toys has ever released. If you have never seen them before know this, they were released in the year 2000!
At New York Comic Con in October of 2018, Todd McFarlane announced the return of the Movie Maniacs line. We can only hope that there will be more renditions from The Thing and of course a Kurt Russell MacReady!
See a clip from the film below and check out AFJ's full list of figures as it evolves HERE.