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Mystery Muñecas: Mezco Celebrates 20 Years of Living Dead Dolls

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Mezco Toyz adds a veil of mystery to their 20th Anniversary Living Dead Dolls Series.

Two Score and Thirty-four Series Ago…
Global warming aside, summer 2018 may prove to be chillier than normal as the dank winds of the grave spin forth to heralds the 20th Anniversary of Mezco ToyzLiving Dead Dolls. It seems like only a moment ago we acknowledged these collectibles turning sweet sixteen with a series of unique events and now they’re nearly drinking age. The deadly little darlings have matured like fine spirits themselves, and Mezco has just announced a special package to mark the milestone.

Black Box…
Like previous LDD packages Series 35 will consist of 5 dolls. In keeping with the current trend toward mystery boxes the anniversary edition will include 4 new designs – Eve, Candy Rotten, Galeras and Legion – joined by one of 5 as yet unknown family members. The fifth doll will be hidden from sight in an opaque coffin. Mezco notes that the 5 mystery dolls are all new creations, not variants of previous LDD’s and should prove to be highly collectible. I can imagine a deluge of unboxing videos as collectors share their unveilings online.

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A quartet of your favorite characters from Mezco Toyz’ Living Dead Dolls Presents… series.

Lugubrious Licenses…
During their recent Toy Fair reveal Mezco also showcased several licensed LDD Presents properties to expand the post mortem universe. Cat Woman will be available in two flavors. First in her stitch laden Batman Returns film incarnation, and next year in a DC Universe version with green goggled cowel. The Conjuring’s demonic Nun Valak makes me glad my folks sent me to public school, while Michael Myers reminds us that Halloween is not just for treats. Nightmare on Elmstreet fans get a talking Freddy Krueger to sing them to sleep and the 2017 version of Pennywise from It will see a 2019 release. They join the ranks of the equally evil Excorcist and Annabelle dolls.

Also on display was the pumpkin toting bat-winged beauty that will materialize as a Halloween 2018 limited edition.

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Terror Eyes your art class pals with this Living Dead Dolls pencil sharpener.

Ya Gotta Look Sharp…
Probably the most outre of Living Dead Doll collectibles is the branded pencil sharpener. Even if you’ve become inured to the leftfield nature of the coffin kept cuties, this one’s gotta give you give you a shiver as you insert a pencil into its eye socket. That will be quickly followed by a giggle as the shavings emerge from her mouth.
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Limited Edition Halloween 2018 Living Dead Doll was revealed by Mezco at Toy Fair.

SkeletonPete Says…
Mezco also revealed an impressive array of One:12 Collective characters set to join the already bursting ranks of detailed six inch action figures. A full gallery of those will appear here shortly.

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Hide – Go – Bleak: Mezco Toyz’ Annabelle Scavenger Hunt @ Ripley’s Odditorium

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Dolorous Dollies…
The Mills Brothers once sang “I’d rather have a paper doll to call my own, then a fickle-minded real Iive girl.” They may have had second thoughts had they met Annabelle. Not since The Twilight Zone’s Talky Tina has there been such an unholy host. Introduced to audiences in The Conjuring (2013) the doll has become a pop culture icon warranting a self titled film in 2014. On August 11, 2017 New Line Cinemas and Warner Brothers will reveal the backstory of the menacing muñeca with the release of Annabelle: Creation, directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out & the upcoming DCU Shazam).

Finders Weepers…
To celebrate the film’s imminent arrival Mezco Toyz – sole authorized maker of the official Annabelle prop replica – and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square – the fine folks who pride themselves on displaying all things weird and wonderful from across the globe – partnered for a special scavenger hunt. On August 4, all intrepid Ripley’s visitors had chance to track down 13 Mezco Annabelle replicas hidden throughout the maze-like Odditorium complex.

Of course Ms. Annabelle was in fine company surrounded by the over 500 unique items on view at the Believe It Or Not! exhibition. The collection of curiosities now known worldwide began in the 1920’s as a newspaper feature created by illustrator Robert Ripley.

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Polk Salad Annie (belle) – Gators got your granny. Chomp! Chomp!

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Hellish Glare and Inference: Mezco “Living Dead Doll” Series 31

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This little fellow gives a whole new meaning to blood, sweat and tears.

The Light That Never Warms…
What’s that wheezing under your bed? Peering, gape mouthed, from that crack in your closet door? Tap, tap, tapping in your crawl space? It’s likely Mezco ToyzLiving Dead Dolls Series 31 figures. This group of five represent the theme of all the things that thrive in the dark. Night lights won’t help as these nocturnal kiddies dart from shadow to shadow.
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Mezco’s Living Dead Doll Series 31. When darkness falls these creepy kids emerge from their hiding places.

They Are Legion…
Series 31 features, Umbral, Kreek, The Dark, Bea Neath, Thump, who join the legion of LDD’s brought forth from the twisted creative minds at Mezco over the last 18 years. Collectors can expect this individually coffin boxed group of 8 inch tongue tied and tongue eyed spirits to emerge from their pitch black sanctum later this spring.
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Nacht, Nacht. Who’s There? Mezco’s Exclusive Walpurgis LDD

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San Diego Comic Con exclusive, Walpurgis joins Mezco Toyz Living Dead Doll ranks.

Our friends at Mezco Toyz have just released a look at their exclusive San Diego ComicCon 2015 (SDCC) Living Dead Doll. From behind her mask Wicked Walpurgis will invade your dreams leaving bloody footprints on your brain.

Germanic Panic…
Previously available only in Germany where Walpurgis Nacht (also known as Witches Night) is celebrated on April 30, Walpurgis is now being offered in this limited edition “re-imagining.” You can add her to your Living Dead Doll collection whether or not you’re attending the convention. Mezco will open preorders on Monday May 18th at Mezco Walpurgis Pre-Order. Items are expected to ship the week of July 6, 2015.

All photographs courtesy of Mezco Toyz.

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“You will preorder.” Unmasked Walpurgis casts a spell on you.

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50 Shades of GREEN: Mezco LDD “Creach” Gets a Makeover

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Mezco’s Living Dead Doll Creature gets a new design.

Tipping the Scales
Last year at this time we were treated to a look at Mezco Toyz’ early prototype for a Creature from the Black Lagoon Living Dead Doll which quickly went on my must have list. Since then the company has done a design rethink on the figure and gave us another early look during last week’s Pre Toy Fair press event.
Mezco Toyz' LDD Creature in original un-produced retro "jump suit" style design

Mezco Toyz’ LDD Creature in original un-produced retro “jump suit” style design

The little Creature’s head sculpt still presents a child like look in keeping with his Living Dead Doll siblings but he has lost the Mego style cloth jump suit that represented his scales in the original design. The rethink gives the doll a nicely sculpted fully molded body more in line with Mezco’s stylized lagoon monster released last year. I was lucky enough to score an all white pre-production “test shot” of that guy, seen in the photo below, at Mezco’s vault clearing sale.
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At the Mezco “Vault” sale I grabbed this unique all white “test shot” of their stylized Creature.

Due in July 2015, the “creach” will join the Mezco’s other Universal Monster LDD’s Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride. Preorder the prehistoric gill-boy here.

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Mezco Toyz Living Dead Dolls Series 29, the Nameless Ones

Damned If I Know…
What’s In A Name? Well, that which we call a rose might wither in the hand of any of one of Mezco’s long running and award winning Living Dead Doll line. New Series 29 will introduce us to the The Nameless Ones. Fresh from interment these 5 children of the damned are garbed in a variety of togs from party dresses to morning and mourning gowns.

Follow the Jaundiced Brick Road…
Along with their original LDD designs, like the new Grim Reaper kissing booth ghoul, Mezco continues to spin up licensed merchandise in some of the most sort after fan franchises. Leafing through their beautifully laid out 2015 product catalog reveals some interesting surprises ahead. In addition to Child’s Play‘s Chucky (design still pending licensor approval) and The Conjuring’s Annabelle, I’m most excited to see the announcement of Wizard of Oz themed dollies joining the Living Dead roster. Dorothy and her companions The Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man dolls are first up, but I’m hoping for an LDD Flying Monkey easing’ on down the road.
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