Funko's Mystery Minis are not just limited to The Walking Dead - they've also done The Nightmare Before Christmas, Game of Thrones, Disney, Hello Kitty, Marvel, TMNT, How to Train Your Dragon... basically, all sorts of cool things. Including Horror Classics.
There were a few specific minis that I was after, but since these are blind-boxed, you don't know what you're getting until you open it. You can kind of guess based on weight, so just by virtue of this being one of the heaviest boxes available, I should have known this was going to be Leatherface.
Well, him, Pennywise, or Captain Spaulding. Anyway.
Leatherface has always been a bit of a giant, so this figurine is nearly 3" tall (as opposed to the average 2½" of the others). His pose is very reserved, just him standing there with his chainsaw in front of him, not brandished above his head or anything.
He has the same blank white eyes as most of the Mystery Minis, despite the fact that he's wearing a mask - I guess the implication is that we can see his real eyes through it. There are stitches sculpted on the surface, and wrinkles painted. He's wearing a grey shirt and a black necktie beneath his dingy apron. His pants are darker, his shoes are black, and there's a bit of dried blood splattered on the apron (though there's also a 1:72 "bloody" variant that really ups the red stuff). His yellow chainsaw has tiny teeth on its blade, and there's hair painted on his arms. It's the weird horse teeth that really make him look creepy, though.
The Horror Classics Mystery Minis were apparently produced in smaller numbers than the Walking Dead ones were - a lot of retailers had their orders allocated (meaning they didn't get as many cases as they wanted). Because of that, I couldn't take advantage of my store's trade-in policy to swap him for a different figure.
I think I know an explanation for the smaller run too- The Walking Dead, alongside Disney, Marvel, and GoTG- had mass-market retailers carrying them. I'd wager dollars to donuts Horror Classics wasn't. It's also part of why I'm worried about two of the Sci-Fi Classics line. Funko, in their infinite wisdom, decided to make two characters EXCLUSIVELY 1:72 variants- the Martian from Mars Attacks and The Rocketeer.
Why, it's almost like they want people to buy a lot of figures before they get the ones they want. Madness!
What mass market retailers were carrying those? The biggest place I've ever seen anything is a chain bookstore...
I seem to think I just saw a rear-facing endcap at Target that had them--and much of other Walking Dead merch--just the other day.
I realize, but given a case of these guys is 36, I think that's a bit too much for unique characters.
My comicshop got in more of these, so I grabbed another box. It turned out to be... Leatherface. But bloody variant Leatherface this time, so that's nice. I was able to take this LF back and trade him for somebody else...