For a certain type of horror fan, collecting toys based on horror's most iconic villains is just as much fun as watching the movies. And there has never been a better time to be a fan of horror movie toys. For the past few decades, companies like McFarlane, NECA, and Sideshow Collectibles have been pumping out high-quality horror movie action figures depicting just about any character imaginable. Some of the rarest horror movie toys have even become collector's items - which means they cost a ton.
With some of these toys, it's obvious why they cost so much - they offer a level of craftsmanship and detail that you just don't see at your average toy store. With others, they're valuable because they're rare and difficult to find for various reasons. Either way, these sought-after collectibles can go for hundreds of dollars on the secondary market. Here are some of the rarest and most valuable toys from horror movies for when you win the lottery.
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1979 Kenner 'Alien' Action Figure
What It Costs: $225 used; up to $2,000 new.
Why It's Worth So Much: Back in 1979, Kenner and 20th Century Fox made a curious decision. Even though Ridley Scott's sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien was rated R in the United States and X in the UK - and thus not seen by many children - Kenner still decided to release a line of Alien-themed merchandise for kids, including this 18-inch Xenomorph action figure. Almost immediately, parents innundated Kenner with complaints that the toy was too scary for their children. Additionally, the toys were poorly made and pieces would often break off. As a result, sales slumped and the Xenomorph was pulled from the shelves. Today, it's a rare collector's item. And since it's so prone to breaking, it's even rarer to find one in mint condition.
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Morbid Enterprises Life-Size 'The Exorcist' Doll
What It Costs: $270
Why It's Worth So Much: Considering that this doll stands at five feet tall, it's actually reasonably priced at under $300. This Morbid Enterprises collectible features fully posable arms, light-up eyes, and realistic jaw movement. It can play six musical tracks from The Exorcist. And, of course, the head can rotate a full 360 degrees, just like Regan's does in the movie.
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Mezco Toyz Cinema of Fear 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Nancy Bathtub Figure
What It Costs: $130 used; $329 new.
Why It's Worth So Much: Most action figures based on the A Nightmare on Elm Street series depict the movies' most recognizable character, Freddy Krueger. This one, on the other hand, primarily features the first film's protagonist, Nancy Thompson. Freddy is only represented via his infamous glove. In 2008, in the second series of their "Cinema of Fear" line, Mezco Toyz released this action figure set that recreated the infamous moment when Freddy attacks Nancy in the bathtub. For completionists - and Nancy Thompson fans - this one is a must-have.
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NECA 'Friday the 13th' Pamela And Jason Voorhees Set
What It Costs: $500
Why It's Worth So Much: This pair of eight-inch action figures was released by NECA as an exclusive item at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con in honor of the 35th anniversary of Friday the 13th. The toys were never available in stores, but NECA did briefly offer them online for just $50. If you missed that opportunity, they'll set you back several hundred dollars today. The set featured a young Jason Voorhees, modeled after actor Ari Lehman, and Jason's mother Pamela Voorhees, modeled after the late Betsy Palmer.