McFARLANE'S MONSTERS 3: REAL EVIL ON YOUR SCREEN
Six Faces of Madness Action Figure Photographs Unveiled
Friday, March 05, 2004
We've been counting the hours and days, mumbling and cursing, waiting for the arrival of the official McFarlane's Monsters 3: Six Faces of Madness photography.
It's here. Let the, uh, madness begin.
The third series of the McFarlane's Monsters action figure line focuses on the past: A historical -- if artistically fictionalized -- look back at some of the human race's most notorious blood-letters and miscreants. Incredibly detailed and fully accessorized, McFarlane's Monsters 3 gives new meaning to the term monster. Here's the lineup:
Jack the Ripper
One of the world's most notorious serial killers, noted more for the mystery surrounding his identity than his body count. Brutally killed and mutilated at least five ladies of the night with a straight razor on the dark, foggy, dangerous streets of 1888 London. Although it's the subject of much speculation, to this day, Jack the Ripper's true identity remains unknown.
Vlad the Impaler
The true Prince Dracula, known as Vlad Dracula (translated as Son of the Devil), Vlad Tepes and Vlad the Impaler. An important figure in 15th-century Romanian history, Vlad Dracula is known as a patriot, but he was also bloodthirsty, slaughtering between 40,000 and 100,000 of his subjects -- usually by impalement -- during his reign.
The Blood Queen of Hungary, who struck terror throughout that region in the late 1500s and early 1600s, and is said to have killed more than 600 young women. A member of the ruling class, Bathory tortured servants throughout her life. Later, with concern for her fading beauty, she began bathing in the blood of slaughtered young girls as a perverse form of a fountain of youth.
A debauched, illiterate Siberian peasant who turned his sinful life into that of a quasi-religious faith healer and fortune-teller in 19th-century Russia. By "curing" Tsar Nicholas II's son of hemophilia, the "mad monk" became a powerful political and social force in St. Petersburg. This led to an assassination attempt in which Rasputin was poisoned, shot, beaten and eventually drowned.
Billy the Kid
One of the most noted gunfighters of the American Wild West, Billy the Kid is described as both a cold-blooded murderer and a modern-day Robin Hood. Billy was at the epicenter of the New Mexico-based cattle wars and saw a lifetime of violence before his own demise at age 22. He's said to have killed more than 20 men in his short life.
Attila the Hun
Infamous leader of the bloodthirsty Huns, fifth-century inhabitants in modern-day Hungary, who led devastating plundering raids into western Europe. Known as the Scourge of God, Attila led a vast and merciless mounted army, which left a swath of devastation and death across much of Europe. Attila is said to have died of a nasal hemorrhage on his wedding night.
That's the official lineup and photography, but you might want to keep your eyes peeled for a little surprise addition. McFarlane's Monsters 3 is scheduled for a June release. Until then, enjoy the pictures.