...And that folks, is just the tip of the iceberg.
My favorite Line to come out during this micro-obsession was Mighty Max. Over the weekend I managed to stop at a garage sale that was chock-full of the tiny playsets. I was ecstatic and bought most of what was offered...On the way home through my excitement I begin to think about the 'what-if's' of the toyline. For example; What if Mattel was able to strike up a deal with Universal Studios? Think about it, Mighty Max taking on a veritable army of famous monsters. How cool would that be!? Well kids you can take off your thinkin' caps because I've went to the trouble of mish-mashing the famed toy line with not just some of the Universal Monsters, but a few other famous horror icons.
While a ton of talented actors have donned fangs and a cape I think Bela Lugosi's performance of the cursed count is the most memorable. This playset would open to reveal a Transylvania castle complete with a dungeon, coffin, and the count's vampiric brides.
Next poor Max would find himself in an old haunted opera house. This playset would open to reveal a lavish opera set with trap doors, a piano/organ, and the Phantom.
Max transports to a small run down asylum where he must escape the unstoppable killing machine known as Michael Myers. This one is special as it includes not just the shadowy murderer, but a mini Dr. Loomis!
This playset would open up to become a big forest with a campground and a small cabin. There would definitely be an action feature allowing you to swing a sleeping bag into a tree. There's a good chance it would have been banned from KB Toys soon after it's release.
No horror series is complete without at least one zombie. Lucio Fulci's undead masterpiece featured a slew of the most disgusting rotted zombies to ever grace theater screens. This playset would be no different. There would be a lever allowing a number of zombies to raise from their graves. The front of the base would feature an underwater section complete with a shark to reenact everyone's favorite battle scene.
Which famous monster would you turn into a Doom Zone? Be sure to let me know and maybe your idea can find it's way into Vol. 2!