Unbox Industries statue of director Alejandro Jodorowsky as The Alchemist from his 1973 film, ‘The Holy Mountain.’
Hong Kong-based Unbox Industries is a cult favorite among figure collectors, and I should know as I am one myself. The company is well-known for working with fringe artists such as Japanese manga and horror film hero Hideshi Hino to bring some of his ghoulish characters to (so-to-speak) life. Other collaborations forged by Unbox include Argos Films and a figure based on the 1973 masterpiece, Fantastic Planet, and a series of figures in the uncanny image of David Firth‘s creepy character Salad Fingers, from his wildly popular Internet series of the same name. Recently, Unbox worked with San Francisco sculptor Andrea Blasich to produce two rather stunning statues of director Alejandro Jodorowsky in character as El Topo (from his 1970 film) and The Alchemist from his 1973 mindfuck, The Holy Mountain (pictured at the top of this post). Blasich worked with Jodorowsky to ensure the likeness was up to the legendary director’s standards.
Most figures made by Unbox are not playthings but works of art with hefty price tags. Despite that fact, many of their creations sell out quickly thanks to their dedicated fan base. If you’re interested in picking up one of the Jodorowsky statues, the fourteen-inch El Topo will run you $200 (limited to 200 pieces), and The Alchemist will hit your wallet for $225. I’ve posted various images of both statues below as well as the trio of fully articulated Salad Fingers figures below which retail for 25 bucks a pop.
The Salad Fingers ‘Red Water’ version.
The Salad Fingers ‘Curious’ edition.
The Salad Fingers ‘Teeth’ edition.
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‘Reservoir Dogs’ action figures and blood-soaked accessories (including Marvin Nash’s ear!)
‘The Warriors’ action figures: Nunchucks, chains and knives included!
Action figures of Misfits Jerry Only & Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein packaged in cardboard coffins
Anton LaVey, Son of Satan & Vampirella make for fantastically weird ‘Illegal Mego’ action figures
Covetable action figures based on classic and obscure 80’s horror films up for grabs!