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 didnât 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 theyâd 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 ainât buyinâ both of âem, 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 olâ shopping list, too. Iâm gonna have to start a second job (which would actually be a third job) just to pay for toys!
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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