Friends, have you heard of Funko’s upcoming Savage World line of action figures. They are no less than an amazing series of toys being produced to mimic the original run of 5.5″ Masters of the Universe figures. Bear in mind that the whole point of this series is to have action figures that will fit right in with your original collection of MOTU toys and playsets. But just as He-Man had Skeletor and the Evil Horde to contend with…Funko’s Savage World Horror shows that a fantastic toyline also needs great villains. And I believe it is safe to say that the first wave of the Savage World Horror has cherry picked some legendary horror icons to get the ball rolling in the villain department.
Before we go any further let me tell you of a little theory I have been harboring for a couple of years. Quite simply I believe that Funko is intent on ruling the entire world by way of their many outstanding collectibles. Obviously that includes the Savage World Horror figures but the likes of Freddy Kreuger and Jason Voorhees aren’t the only icons that have been secured. Entire other franchises are being produced for Funko’s Savage World line, such as Thundercats, Conan the Barbarian and even Mortal Kombat X. Apparently the Mortal Kombat series debuted back in February and thanks to Pixel Dan you can check out a video review, detailing the quality of the toyline.
Now that is pretty awesome to say the least but if you have ever listened to the Saturday Frights podcast you know one of my favorite genres is horror. And the Savage World Horror line has that in spades starting off with Freddy Krueger. While the Springwood Slasher is missing his trademark fedora – he still has shreds of his trademark sweater as well as his signature glove.
Next up is Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise. Part of his iconic hockey mask remains, but the lower right portion has been shattered to reveal his damaged and grisly visage beneath. It certainly looks like Voorhees is sporting a machete but he has also picked up a bone handled ax to carry into battle!
The infamous Leatherface from Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre appears to have had a tough go in the Savage World Horror universe. While he still sports a mask of human skin, his right hand has been removed so that he can attach two different implements of destruction for the right occasion. One is an heavy wooden mallet to knock his victims senseless and naturally he can switch to his beloved chainsaw…to whittle his foes down to size.
From Haddonfield comes Michael Myers of Halloween Resurrection fame, the silent killer is wearing a patched up version of his blue overalls and carries two butcher knives into this Savage World. Um…am I wrong or did they accidentally misspell Michael’s name in the toy packaging mockup?
Last but certainly not least is Pinhead, but not just any version of the Clive Barker character, the one from the Savage World Horror is 1992’s Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. Pinhead comes with a serrated knife and hook…as well as the infamous Lament Configuration puzzle box!
Now all that Funko needs to do is provide us with a Savage World Horror commercial similiar to this vintage Masters of the Universe version!
[Via] Mike Black Funny