As a big MST3K fan, I’d jump at a chance to own high quality action figures of some of MST3K’s most memorable characters, not just the Best Brains cast, but characters and monsters from the riffed-on movies themselves. I’ve only been successful in tracking a few of them down, but apparently, there are way more out there than I originally thought.
The 8" Universal Monsters figure sets released a few years ago, contain three classic monsters featured on MST3K, which also happen to be the perfect scale to display alongside your Tom Servo and Gypsy figures, if you bought the deluxe Shout Factory DVD sets. This includes:
The Creature (technically from Creature from the Black Lagoon, but they used the same suit for Revenge of the Creature)
A Mole Man from The Mole People (and Wild Wild World of Batwoman!)
And a Metaluna Mutant from This Island Earth (Which even comes with it’s own Interociter in the deluxe Diamond Select version.)
They’ve also done a few werewolves, bit nothing that looks like Michael Landon’s Teenage Werewolf, the werewolf from Mad Monster, or any Warwilfs that may be lurking around.
Of course, there are plenty Gumby and of Godzilla toys out there.
Not just the big G himself, but Jet Jaguar (who is just about in scale with the MST3K figures in his small form), Megalon, and even the “Sea Monster”
And Bandai released a whole series of Daiei Gamera figures, which include Gamera, Gurion, Gyaos, Barugon, Zigra and the rest.
Of course, you can buy an El Santo figure, but it’s built like He-Man with a miniscule waist, and doesn’t look much like the character from Samson vs. The Vampire Women.
There was also an insanely expensive “Rocketman” figure, better known to MSTies as Commando Cody, which now goes for about $600.
And a Diabolik figure, which is also incredibly overpriced, but it’s based on the comic that the 1968 movie is based on, and doesn’t look much like John Phillip Law.
And that’s about it that I’m aware of in action figure form.
Note that you can find busts and resin kit models of Tor Johnson, Gorgo, and a few others, but I’m limiting this to just figures that have at least a few points of articulation.
Has anybody else found any other action figures based on MST3Ked movies?
(I did search eBay, but sweet mercy, nobody appears to have made any Mac & Me figures… yet.)