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Title: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on December 19, 2017, 11:59:19 AM
Here's a look at Trick or Treat Studios catalog cover for 2018 by artist David Hartman. As usual it hints at new franchise characters for next year. Right off the bat I see Chop Top (a favorite of mine) from TCM2 and Tarman from Return of the Living Dead. I like the spook show theme.

(https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25348630_10156025398774853_7767011983848631122_n.jpg?oh=420587e56eccfb3aea63017ef41d60b3&oe=5ABE17DC)
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: The Maskahuna on December 19, 2017, 01:03:00 PM
'Fun post, great cover art.
I love D Hartman's work. I actually saw him at a Monsterpalooza convention
some years back and purchased one of his volumes ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/538/kUFNHH.jpg)       (http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/EZDAaf.jpg)

Thanks for posting, GoryGlenn.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on December 19, 2017, 02:29:39 PM
Cool pics Maskahuna! You always have fun pics. Thanks for sharing. I was informed by a UMA member that the cover also includes another franchise character called Shrieker from the movie of the same name by Full Moon Studios. I had to look that one up as I wasn't familiar with it.

(http://www.fullmoondirect.com/assets/images/shriekernew.jpg)
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Another Symbiote on December 20, 2017, 01:53:28 AM
This popped up in my FB feed shortly after it was posted...what can I say? David Hartman knocked it out of the park, once again. I almost exploded upon seeing Shrieker and Tarman on the cover!...Fortunately, I was able to reign it in before it got too messy.

(http://gifimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/scanners-head-explosion-gif-10.gif)
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on December 20, 2017, 02:23:54 PM
This popped up in my FB feed shortly after it was posted...what can I say? David Hartman knocked it out of the park, once again. I almost exploded upon seeing Shrieker and Tarman on the cover!...Fortunately, I was able to reign it in before it got too messy.

(http://gifimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/scanners-head-explosion-gif-10.gif)

Scanners. That scene was always shocking but seeing it loop like that...Yuck!
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Doh! on December 21, 2017, 12:58:04 AM
I just hope they don't muck up the hair on Tarman...
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Kidagain on December 21, 2017, 08:18:53 AM
Anybody for chocolate pudding?
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 09, 2018, 01:33:59 PM
Some new pics of the upcoming 2018 masks.

Shrieker
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26229380_10156095764579853_990587772152509270_n.jpg?oh=51a8dbae2eaafdafd51327bca97b56e9&oe=5AB909E4)(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26231541_10156095764584853_2513021672923669843_n.jpg?oh=797f7fe7f10ff095b606d443209a2bb1&oe=5AF510E5)

Tarman
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26196199_10156095769324853_479667337257487946_n.jpg?oh=99f9a6eebd3fc2faebf4ffc081755c6b&oe=5ABB9867)

TCM3
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26219535_10156094608689853_3839599202333329789_n.jpg?oh=ed03fc7e2a522f1abc9c51468d538dbe&oe=5AB55F14)(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26169022_10156094608684853_3076181670701765715_n.jpg?oh=da1d6b22ac94cede3277a6501566506b&oe=5AFD3D35)(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26219215_10156094608679853_5865826312264442142_n.jpg?oh=a9eacf27627c9b35b5fb711e25114526&oe=5AECC288)

Vertigo
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26230129_10156093096659853_1846266502474379364_n.jpg?oh=cca15ec769e496b7030d9c24b1fa9b2c&oe=5ABC4AAA)
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Kidagain on January 09, 2018, 03:44:11 PM
Thanks for the update Glenn.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Doh! on January 10, 2018, 12:23:20 AM
Thanks for those, Glenn! But something seems off about Tarman to me. Like maybe the eyes need to be bigger or something. For me, this is classic Tarman:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/f9/d6/87f9d6da29738960266af61033a5c96f.jpg)
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 10, 2018, 11:58:37 AM
Yeah, I see what you're saying. I think it's just the expression. Wider eyes and jaw open further in your pic.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Doh! on January 10, 2018, 03:08:09 PM
Hopefully, they don't make the hair curly...!
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 10, 2018, 10:07:04 PM
Trick or Treat Studios full 2018 catalog now available.

You can go to ToTS home page and click "Download Catalog" at the top of the page...

https://www.trickortreatstudios.com/

...or click on this link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/owdbsu2t5ego809/2018_TRICK_OR_TREAT_CATALOG_V2.pdf?dl=0

The scope of this thing is incredible. Of the new products I'm definately on board wirh Chop Top from TCM 2 and Tarman from Return of the Living Dead. They even have the Party Skeleton from RotLD and check out the full size TCM Nubbins prop! Cool stuff.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Doh! on January 11, 2018, 12:25:49 AM
Thanks for that, Glenn. I might pick up their chainsaw, assuming it makes noise.

And that Willie prop puppet from Twilight Zone looks quite promising!
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: The Maskahuna on January 11, 2018, 12:43:26 AM
Wow, what a line this year! I've already picked out six favorites.
Thanks for the links, GoryGlenn.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Josh on January 11, 2018, 05:18:17 PM
I know some people will think its blasphemy, but that line up might be as good as a golden age DP catalog! That Choptop, Party Skeleton, Tarman, Phantom Creep, The new Iron Maiden masks! I can't wait for the Somewhere in Time and Aces High pieces. The Andre the Giant! ROCKY (Finally!). And all the great stuff from previous years thats still available. But...they have to ship out masks that look like the catalog photos. Gotta get the hair right on production copies.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 11, 2018, 07:17:44 PM
I know some people will think its blasphemy, but that line up might be as good as a golden age DP catalog! That Choptop, Party Skeleton, Tarman, Phantom Creep, The new Iron Maiden masks! I can't wait for the Somewhere in Time and Ace High pieces. The Andre the Giant! ROCKY (Finally!). And all the great stuff from previous years thats still available. But...they have to ship out masks that look like the catalog photos. Gotta get the hair right on production copies.

Have no problem completely agreeing with you on all your points.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Doh! on January 11, 2018, 09:52:02 PM
Too true. Theater Jack is the only one of theirs I'm disappointed with regarding the hair, but I know that Glenn had issues with their Deer Walker awhile back. Luckily, the sculpt and paint usually match the catalogue pictures.

Still, I'm quite pleased with the vast variety of their wares!
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Kidagain on January 12, 2018, 08:26:59 AM
TOTS is one of the best mask makers around for variety and price. Always fun to see what they come up with every year. Again a big shout out to Glenn.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 12, 2018, 11:59:23 AM
Too true. Theater Jack is the only one of theirs I'm disappointed with regarding the hair, but I know that Glenn had issues with their Deer Walker awhile back. Luckily, the sculpt and paint usually match the catalogue pictures.

Still, I'm quite pleased with the vast variety of their wares!

The issue with the Dear Walker was that the supplier ran out of the hair that ToTS was using so they went with a substitute that didn't look very good. However, their CEO Chris offered replacements to whomever wanted them when the regular hair became available. I've since gotten a replacement copy with the nice hair (for a zombie anyway  ;) ). They do have a disclaimer on their web site that addresses issues like this. So technically they weren't obligated to replace the masks but did anyway so a big thumbs up for that.

Quote
Please keep in mind that due to the hand made nature of the masks, variations in size, weathering, color and hair can exist and do not qualify as defects.

TOTS is one of the best mask makers around for variety and price. Always fun to see what they come up with every year. Again a big shout out to Glenn.

Agreed. Thanks Jeff, my pleasure.  :)

One last thing, I noticed this under their licenses list.

The Wolfman, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Phantom of the Opera - Chaney Entertainment

They do have the Chaney Entertainment license so where's Wolfman? Hopefully on the way but there is a hair nightmare if there ever was one unless they did a sculpted hair version but I think people would be disappointed if they went that route. Better to do a nice haired version and just charge more for it.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Kidagain on January 12, 2018, 12:32:19 PM
Hey,The Wolfman! Things are getting even better.I hope they don't do the hair like Forum did,too long and falling all over the face.Thanks Glenn,now only if...........
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Doh! on January 16, 2018, 01:10:59 AM
Put me down for a TOTS Wolf Man! Even though I wasn't a fan of the remake, I am disappointed that nice Rick Baker mask was never produced (to my knowledge). I only saw a molded hair one at the time.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 16, 2018, 11:28:13 AM
Put me down for a TOTS Wolf Man! Even though I wasn't a fan of the remake, I am disappointed that nice Rick Baker mask was never produced (to my knowledge). I only saw a molded hair one at the time.

While the 2010 Wolfman wasn't a great film I thought it was the closest Universal ever came to successfully making a modern film based on one of the classic monsters. I have that Rubies full head mask with the sculpted hair that was based on that film. Not a great mask but it does look like Benicio in make up. If ToTS made a Wolfman mask it would be the Chaney version, not the 2010 since it's Chaney Entertainment they have the rights to.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Kidagain on January 16, 2018, 03:25:58 PM
Would love to see a 1941 Wolfman version with the shorter hair on face and head.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Doh! on January 17, 2018, 01:51:02 AM
Oh, I'd prefer the Chaney version for sure! I'm just saying a Baker wouldn't have been so bad.
Title: Re: Trick or Treat Studios 2018 catalog cover
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 17, 2018, 11:35:08 AM
Oh, I'd prefer the Chaney version for sure! I'm just saying a Baker wouldn't have been so bad.

I know you love your Chaney Wolfman Doh!  :)