It’s been nearly 30 years – 28, to be exact – since we met killer doll Chucky in the original CHILD’S PLAY, and the franchise is still going strong to this day. Two direct sequels followed in the early ’90s, and series creator Don Mancini subsequently gave the pint-sized terror a wife in 1998, and a son in 2004. Going direct-to-video in 2013, CURSE OF CHUCKY got the franchise back on track, tying all continuities together and wonderfully reminding why we all fell in love with the foul-mouthed doll in the first place.
Soon, Chucky will again return in CHILD’S PLAY 7.
While we wait for the next installment in the franchise, today we wanted to look ahead not at the film but rather at a handful of upcoming CHILD’S PLAY toys that Mezco will soon be stocking our shelves with. All of these are set for release before 2016 comes to a close, and we’re hoping that once the calendar switches over to 2017, we’ll be able to play with them while watching Chucky’s return to the screen.
So let’s look ahead to the near future, shall we?
*Several photos below courtesy of Figures.com.*
1) STYLIZED GOOD GUYS VINYL FIGURE
Last year, Mezco offered up a 6″ stylized vinyl figure depicting Chucky as he was seen in sequels BRIDE OF CHUCKY and SEED OF CHUCKY, meaning his face was badly damaged, and their first CHILD’S PLAY offering of this year is a similar toy that’s based on the Chucky design in the franchise’s earlier installments. Looking more like a traditional Good Guys doll, but with a decidedly sinister look on his face, this stylized collectible just went up for grabs this month, and features seven points of articulation and comes with a knife accessory. It’s the perfect companion piece to last year’s vinyl figure.
2) 15" TALKING TIFFANY DOLL
Mezco arrived at Toy Fair earlier this month with a handful of upcoming CHILD’S PLAY offerings, and the first to go up for pre-order is this 15″ talking Tiffany doll, as seen in BRIDE OF CHUCKY. Available for pre-order on Mezco’s website as of last week, and shipping out in either August or September, Chucky’s lovely bride is detailed to the point that she looks just like the screen-used doll, and she speaks six phrases pulled directly from the film. The doll features nine points of articulation, and she’ll be housed inside of a collector-friendly window box. You can grab yours for $94, while supplies last.
3) 15" GOOD GUYS TALKING CHUCKY DOLL
Speaking of 15″ talking dolls, Tiffany isn’t the only one Mezco has released in recent years. Previously, the company put out two different 15″ dolls of Chucky, one based on BRIDE OF CHUCKY and the other representing the cleaner, earlier Chucky – without all the gnarly battle-damage. Whereas the latter doll still had a sinister grin on his face, this year’s 15″ Chucky doll is all smiles, looking like a fresh out of the box Good Guys doll – before Charles Lee Ray’s evil soul was infused into it. The doll, which features a brand new head sculpt, will ship out in September – just in time to join his bride on the toy shelf.
4) 5" CHUCKY ACTION FIGURE
Understanding that not every collector is into large-sized dolls and/or vinyl figures, Mezco will also be releasing a traditional action figure of Chucky this coming October, which will measure 5″ tall. The figure, based on BRIDE OF CHUCKY, will feature two sets of arms, allowing Chucky to either hold a gun or a knife. Like many of these upcoming toys, the 5″ figure was shown off at Toy Fair earlier this month, and a specific pre-order date has not yet been announced.
5) MINI MEZ-ITZ THREE PACK
Standing just 2″ tall, Mezco’s Mez-Itz are nothing if not adorable, and the beloved villains from the CHILD’S PLAY franchise get the small-scale treatment this coming September. Collected together in a three-pack, the set features a traditional Good Guys doll, battle-damaged Chucky from the latter sequels, and of course, Tiffany. Whether you dig these or not, you simply have to appreciate Mezco for bringing us CHILD’S PLAY toys that are large, small, and almost every size in-between.
6) PLASTIC CHUCKY MASK
And last but certainly not least, Mezco will also be putting out a plastic Chucky mask in August, allowing you to become the killer doll as he was seen in BRIDE and SEED OF CHUCKY. Trick or Treat Studios will also be putting out a couple of different Chucky masks this Halloween season, but what makes this one different is that it’s done up in the vintage-style of companies like Ben Cooper and Collegeville, with large eyeholes and a string that attaches the plastic mask to your head. Gotta love it.
Which of these toys are you most excited for? Let us know!