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DIY Monster Makers: Retro-Style Classic Horror Figures by Distinctive Dummies

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Most fans and collectors of vintage action figures have a soft spot for the toys turned out by Mego Corporation in the '70s. Their 8” action figure collections included classic monsters, Marvel and DC superheroes, and TV & movie characters based on everything from The Wizard of Oz to Charlie's Angels and Planet of the Apes.
 
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While Mego rode off into toy history in the early '80s (and we let out a collective sigh of mourning), custom artisans have taken it upon themselves to resurrect that company's style, from figure designs and costumes to the vintage box art. One of the new players in the retro-figure game is Thailand-based outfit Distinctive Dummies, who create limited-edition series of 8” retro-style horror movie figures, in addition to their original 12” figure line.
 
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Distinctive's limited editions include incredible likenesses of Vincent Price's characters in The Abominable Dr. Phibes and House on Haunted Hill (including a black & white variant on the latter); figures from classic British horror include Peter Cushing from the Amicus anthologies Dr. Terror's House of Horrors and Tales from the Crypt, alongside legendary Christopher Lee as Hammer's The Mummy; and what collection would be complete without the great William Marshall as Blacula?
 
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Be sure to visit Distinctive Dummies' official site for more images and ordering info... but be sure to check in often, as their limited-edition stock rotates frequently.
 
Do you dig vintage-style horror figures like these? Then you'll love NECA's latest additions to their new retro line, which include old-school Evil Dead and Friday the 13th figures!
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