Stan Winston's Creatures
| Included in set:
Quentin, The Visitor, Evilution Demon, Queen of the Lair,
It looks like Stan Winston, the man whose special monster
effects were present in films like Aliens, Terminator,
and The Relic, has taken a cue from Todd McFarlane
and decided to create his own toy line. Of course, his first
toy line is a series of monsters based on the series of movies
he did for HBO and Cinemax, which were reduxes of classic
monster flicks by Samuel Z. Arkoff during the 1950s. This
is the first time that the people behind the monster effects
also have a hand in the sculpting of the subsequent figure
The initial line of five figures are well sculpted and come
with their own sets and additional items to litter about.
Much like many of the McFarlane toy lines, the figures are
less about playability and more about collectibility. It's
obvious that the toy line is aimed at older collectors and
especially towards fans of the old science fiction and horror
flicks. I would say that Stan Winston has come out of the
gates running and once he manages to get some volume to his
line-ups, he might give McFarlane Toys a serious run in terms
of quality. The only thing that might hold him back is subject
matter. If he sticks with monster lines, he might not garner
such a widespred collector base.
If you are looking for any of these, the only way you'll
be able to get one is to go to Toys R Us, who seems to have
an exclusive deal to carry this line of toys for the time
being. Apparently, to be able to afford shipping this toy
line out, Stan Winston had to make an exclusive deal with
the retail chain for the time being. Considering the marketing
bent for this toy line, I would assume this exclusivity will
not last too long as other toy lines seem to be in development.
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