Monday, October 29, 2012
Canceled Action Figure Cavalcade: House of the Dead & Resident Evil
In 2000 the now defunct Palisades Marketing released a wave of action figures based on the zombie light gun game, The House of the Dead. The figures seemed to be specifically based on The House of the Dead 2, whose Sega Dreamcast port I can personally vouch as being a pretty awesome game. I liked the figures when they came out, but I passed on them. Like so many other collector focused lines in the early Aughts, they were just too dang expensive for younger me. That sounds like a pretty silly excuse when you take into consideration the prices we pay for toys today. I suppose too many other people passed on Palisades figures, because a second wave never made it to shelves. The second series would have includes Zeal and Kuarl who together are the first boss in HotD2. Also in the wave was zombie Bob who looked like he had a removable stomach feature, Magician who was the game's fifth boss, who I didn't recognize because I never got that far in the game, and lastly is Chariot who is actually a boss from the first House of the Dead game.