At the latest New York Toy Fair Diamond Select Toys was in attendance and dazzled collectors with a new line of figures for the 1967's Mad Monster Party which are based off of the clasc stop-motion animation films by Rankin/Bass (Rudolph, and the Island of Misfit Toys, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.)
"The Rankin/Bass Christmas specials have gotten a lot of merchandise over the last decade, but there have been almost zero collectibles made for Mad Monster Party," said Chuck Terceira, director of Diamond Select Toys. "Now that the movie has been released on DVD and seen by a whole new audience for the first time, it feels like the right time to give fans new and old the toys they deserve. The film combines all of the clasc monster archetypes with the timeless appeal of Rankin/Bass animation, and we want our toy line to represent the figures you see on the screen as closely as posble. "
You can look for these awesome renditions to begin shipping this September, the first set will include Baron Von Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Monster.
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