The “Injury to Eye” toys kids have been demanding!

§ May 12th, 2023 § Filed under golden age, misfit toys § 10 Comments

Just a quick post to let you know that some swell new toys are coming from Super7/Reaction in a couple of months, based on classic pre-code horror comic covers, like Baffling Mysteries #7 (1952), art by Frank Giusto:

and Chilling Tales #13 (1952), art by Matt Fox:

and Ghostly Weird Stories #122 (1954), art by L.B. Cole…an L.B. Cole action figure, can you believe it?

and best of all, Black Cat Comics #50, art by Lee Elias:

Comes with its own stick of radium, it does!

These are some wild figures with beautiful packaging, and I hope they do more. I wonder if there’s some way to do the “Colorama” story in figure form?

10 Responses to “The “Injury to Eye” toys kids have been demanding!”

  • Sean Mageean says:

    Wow! Those Super7/Reaction Pre-Code Horror figure are great! They should also do some Pre-Code Golden Age superheroine stuff, like Matt Baker’s Phantom Lady and Rulah, Jungle Goddess,Tarpé Mills’ Miss Fury, Fletcher Hanks’ Fantomah.

  • Snark Shark says:

    “They should also do some Pre-Code Golden Age superheroine stuff”


    “We’re gonna need a LOT more plastic for Phantom Lady!”

  • Thom H. says:

    That Baffling Mysteries cover design is stunning. Not a line out of place.

    The Black Cat cover is disgusting. Was he trying to eat radium? Ugh — total nightmare fuel.

    Either way, great choices for action figures!

  • Sean Mageean says:

    It would be cool if they would add a mini-comic with each toy, reprinting the specific story which each toy is based on.

  • Chris Gumprich says:

    Holy goodnight, these are real?

  • Argh Sims says:

    I want Chilling and Black Cat. Bought from a local store.

  • skinslip says:

    When I saw these in my email I was so excited. I am definitely going to have to get a set of them. Thanks for the side by side comparisons!

    I picked up those Shogun Warriors style ReAction figures recently and really like their presentation also.

  • Tom W says:

    Entirely unrelated to this post, but was reading an Eddie Campbell comic at the weekend and did you know his bag was once sent by Greyhound to Oxnard and he had to spend the night in your hometown, IIRC? Happens in The Dance Of Lifey Death I’m pretty sure. Another alt-comics claim to fame.

  • Mikester says:

    Tom W – I have that Eddie Campbell comic…I think I mentioned the Oxnard connection (and I even know exactly where he was!) at the time, somewhere!

  • Tom W says:

    Should have known you’d have spotted it already… thanks