Vigo the Carpathian, Klaus Kinski, and Mr. Potato Head

Writing about the 30-year anniversary(!) of GHOSTBUSTERS 2 last week got me to thinking. Upon rumination I began to wonder if they had ever made any action figures of Vigo the Carpathian. I didn’t recall that there were any, but perhaps I missed them. If they did in fact exist, as Vigo was inspired by Vlad Dracula, I figured I ought to own one. A quick eBay search revealed that not only had Vigo figures been produced, but there was one available for purchase in its original packaging, never opened, for a mere twenty bucks. Score! Vigo now stands scowling on my bookshelf, where he rightfully belongs.

I also never knew they’d made Mr. Potato Head Ghostbusters figures, either. But they did, and now I much possess them. One of them, anyway. The Mr. Potato Head Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. But which do I prefer? The toasted or pre-toasted version? I ain’t buyin’ both of ‘em, dammit!

The Mego figure for Nosferatu looks more like the version played by Klaus Kinski than the original portrayed by Max Schreck. Which sucks, since I have a Nosferatu figure that resembles Schreck but not one that resembles Kinski. Add that one to the ol’ shopping list, too. I’m gonna have to start a second job (which would actually be a third job) just to pay for toys!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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