(Not exactly) from the Back Room of Misfit Toys…

§ June 16th, 2010 § Filed under misfit toys § 6 Comments

…in that this is part of a collection that someone dropped off at the shop:

Even though we’d since given up carrying McFarlane Toys (after too many series of selling the one figure from the set everyone wanted and having to blow out the rest of the shelf-warmers at bargain prices), I remembered that we did carry this particular “Six Faces of Madness” series, featuring such charming folks as Attila the Hun and Elizabeth Bathory. However, I did not recognize the “Accessory Pack,” which, since it says right there “Collector’s Club,” was apparently only available via mail order from the manufacturer. (The webpage for this particular item lists where you can buy (or rather, where you could buy) the toy, but I think that’s just a boilerplate for the series in general, and not this item specifically. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong.)

Here’s a better look at the fine selection of tchotchkes available in this assortment:

That you get an actual chunk of a body on a stake is kind of funny in a gruesomely over-the-top way. And as a pal pointed out when I showed this to him, Attila gets kind of screwed in the accessory department. I mean, everyone else get guns or lab equipment or a custom base or…a lamppost for Jack the Ripper? Well, it’s thematically appropriate, at least, and I suppose it was either that or a piece of a prostitute. Anyway, Attila gets diddly squat. Which, you know, it’s fine. Attila’s a travelin’-light kind of guy, he doesn’t need any special treatment. I-it’s (sniff) it’s okay.

6 Responses to “(Not exactly) from the Back Room of Misfit Toys…”

  • Flossin says:

    More misfit toys please, Mike!

  • Heli says:

    I’d almost buy that for the guns and lab equipment, but I have no idea what I’d do with the body parts.

    Man, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve ended a sentence with “but I have no idea what I’d do with the body parts,” I could probably afford to buy that set off ebay.

  • Bendrix says:

    I think that carafe is Attilas. With the Dragon as a handle, and him being Asian.

  • philip says:

    I wonder if “fake pool of blood and severed heads” will ever catch on the way “fake vomit” did. Imagine the look on Grandma’s face!

  • Trinity Moses says:

    Was Atilla mad? I admit that I am no expert on the subject, but I was always under the impression that his brutality was pretty much standard for the time, and served a utilitarian purpose (i.e., making his enemies fear him).

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