Living Dead Dolls

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Living Dead Dolls is a line of horror dolls designed in the United States by Ed Long and Damien Glonek and manufactured by Mezco Toyz since 2000.[1]

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Origins[edit]

The first Living Dead Dolls appeared for sale in USA in 1998.[2] They were craft dolls individually customised by either Ed Long or Damien Glonek. These customised dolls are called "handmades" by fans and collectors. The first doll was made by Long using one of his mother's doll kits. He showed the doll to Glonek, and they worked together to make 12 more. After the dolls sold out immediately, Long & Glonek decided to make more for sale.[3] These original handmade dolls were sold exclusively through Glonek's horror memorabilia mail order company Unearthly Possessions, as well as at horror conventions along the East Coast. It was at one of the Chiller Theatre conventions that Mike "Mez" Markowitz, the founder of Mezco Toyz purchased one of the dolls.[4] Mezco subsequently contacted Long and Glonek about manufacturing and distributing the dolls commercially.[2]

The first commercial series of Living Dead Dolls, Series 1, was released early in 2001.[4] Since then, new series have been released roughly twice a year.

Handmades[edit]

Handmades(1998–2001)[edit]

These customised craft dolls were individually created by Ed Long and/or Damien Glonek. The original handmade dolls did not have names, but can be identified by their design and costuming. The following dolls can be linked to dolls which were put into mainstream production:

  • Sadie: A black-haired female doll dressed in a black dress with a white collar resembling Wednesday Addams. The handmade Sadie is perhaps the most commonly seen handmade.
  • Posey: A long-haired, usually blonde, female doll in a long nightgown.
  • Sin: Very similar to Sadie, but with a red dress, devil horns and a tail.
  • Bad Habit: A tall doll dressed as a nun.
  • Eggzorcist: A doll wearing a bunny suit. She was first made as a gift to Ed Long's former girlfriend, who returned the doll after they broke up.[3]

These early handmade dolls have not been made as mainstream Living Dead Dolls as of January 2009:

  • Unnamed witch doll: A doll dressed as a witch, with a pointed hat.
  • Tall Lady: Some handmades used a taller, more adult-figured craft doll. Due to their height, these dolls are called Tall Ladies by collectors.
  • Candy Rotten: The only handmade to have a name, this was a punk doll with a burning heart tattooed on her chest and candyfloss-coloured hair, Five Candy dolls were produced with 5 different colors of hair depicting five different cotton candy flavors: blue, purple, pink, yellow & red.

Handmades (post-2001)[edit]

After the dolls went into production, it was possible to request custom handmades directly from the creators. These custom handmades originally cost $666 each, later increased to $800. A custom handmade was the prize available to anyone who opened one of the five Series 5 blood-spattered chase dolls. In 2004, Long & Glonek announced on the Mezco message boards that they would no longer accept commissions or make handmades to order, but would instead occasionally offer handmade dolls on eBay to the highest bidder.

Living Dead Dolls[edit]

Living Dead Dolls are 10" (28 cm) tall plastic dolls which are sold in coffin-shaped boxes. Most of the main series dolls come with a death certificate, except for the showbiz-themed Series 5, which had coroner's reports. The death-date on the certificate is typically that of a significant historical event, or somebody's birth or death. There is also a short poem about each doll printed on the coffin packaging and/or the death certificate.

Series 1 (March 2001)[edit]

  • Sadie
  • Sin
  • Posey
  • Eggzorcist
  • Damien
Damien closely resembles his namesake from The Omen, a classic horror film trilogy.
This series was originally released in the United States, with a second edition released in Japan.
Limited to 40,000 sets.[4]

Series 2 (October 2001)[edit]

  • School Time Sadie
  • Kitty
  • Deadbra Ann
  • Lizzie Borden
  • Lou Sapphire
Lizzie Borden is the first doll to be explicitly based on a real person, in this case Lizzie Borden. While many of the dolls may appear inspired by specific individuals, only three in the main line are explicitly based on real people. See also Dahlia (series 5) and Bathory (Elizabeth Bathory)(series 15).
Limited to 75,000 sets[4]

Series 3 (March 2002[5])[edit]

  • Bride of Valentine
  • Sheena
  • Lilith
  • Lottie
  • Schitzo

Limited to 80,000 sets

Series 4 (September 2002[6])[edit]

  • Inferno
  • Sybil
  • Lulu
  • Ms Eerie
  • Macumba
With Macumba, Series 4 was the first series to have an ethnic doll.
Limited to 90,000 sets.
This series led to the Living Dead Dolls being banned in Greece.[7][8]

Series 5 (March 2003[9])[edit]

  • Jezebel
  • Siren
  • Dahlia
  • Hollywood
  • Vincent Vaude
Dahlia is the second doll from the main line to be explicitly based on a real person, in this case Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia victim.
Limited to 10,000 sets
To commemorate Series 5, a chase doll in a closed-casket version was randomly inserted into factory-sealed cases. This contained one of the regular Series 5 dolls in a black-and-white colorway. Unless the casket was opened, the doll it held was a mystery. One of each chase doll was blood-spattered. This was a golden ticket that won the finder a free handmade doll. A limited edition of 500 sets of sealed open-casket versions was made available only to members of Mezco's online club.

Series 6 (2003)[edit]

  • Jinx
  • Dottie Rose
  • Hush
  • Revenant
  • Calico
  • Isaac
Dottie Rose was available with or without eyebrows, in a 50:50 ratio. Each doll came with a pet.
Isaac is the only main series doll to be stuffed.

Series 7 (2004)[edit]

  • Lust (Mistress Demonika)
  • Vanity (Madame Dysmorphic)
  • Wrath (Bad Bette Jane)
  • Envy (Eve-A-Go-Go)
  • Sloth (Bed Time Sadie)
  • Greed (Miss McGreedy)
  • Gluttony (Vulgar the Obscene)
This series was inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins.

Series 8 (2004)[edit]

  • The Lost
  • Hollow
  • Grace of the Grave
  • Faith
  • Angus Littlrot
The Lost was made in two versions. The "Black Lost" wore a black dress, and the "White Lost" wore a white dress. There were two "Black Losts" to each "White Lost". Each doll also carried a miniature rag doll of the opposite color.
Angus Littlrot was made in three versions. A sack over his head concealed one of three alternative head moulds.

Series 9 (2005)[edit]

  • Elisa Day
  • Toxic Molly
  • Dawn
  • Blue
  • Purdy
Elisa Day was based on the song "Where the Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds featuring Kylie Minogue.
A set of limited-edition glow-in-the-dark variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store.
This was the first series to have a re-designed body articulation system, with ball and socket joints at shoulders, hips and neck.
Until Series 26, this was the only all female series.

Series 10 (2005)[edit]

  • Mildread
  • Demonique
  • Arachne
  • Tina Black
  • Wolfgang
To mark the tenth series, the lettering on the clear coffin lids was red.

Series 11 (2006)[edit]

  • Maggot
  • Killbaby
  • Jubilee
  • Rain
  • Isaiah

Series 12 (2006)[edit]

Series 13 (2007)[edit]

  • Evangeline
  • Iris
  • Morgana
  • Simone
  • Jacob
To mark Series 13 each doll was based on a different superstition. For example, Evangeline had a broken mirror.

Series 14 (2007)[edit]

  • Alison Crux
  • Jasper
  • Daisy Slae
  • Dee K
  • GreGORY

Series 15 (2008)[edit]

  • Death
  • Bathory
  • Gypsy
  • Flamingo
  • Judas
Bathory is the third doll from the main line to be explicitly based on a real person, in this case Countess Elizabeth Báthory.
A set of limited-edition variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store. Only 300 sets were available worldwide.

Series 16 (Halloween 2008)[edit]

  • Eleanor
  • Pumpkin
  • Mishka
  • Squeak
  • Isabel
This series was based on Halloween trick-or-treaters.
A set of limited-edition orange-and-black variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store. Only 300 sets were available worldwide.

Series 17 (2009)[edit]

This series is based on urban legends.

Series 18 (Halloween 2009)[edit]

  • Calavera
  • Ingrid
  • Gabriella
  • Jingles
  • Ember
This series was based on Halloween trick-or-treaters.
A set of limited-edition orange-and-black variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store.

Series 19 (2010)[edit]

  • Sabbatha Blood
  • Sanguis
  • Haemon
  • Agana
  • Orchid
  • Claret Winter (available only in variant set)
This series is based on vampires.
A set of limited-edition black,-white-and-red variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store. (275 sets)

Series 20 (2010)[edit]

  • Camilla
  • Catrina
  • El Luchador Muerto
  • Savannah
  • Santeria
This series is based on the Mexican Day of the Dead and sugar skulls.
To mark the twentieth series, the lettering on the clear coffin lids was red.
A set of limited edition black-and-red variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store.

Series 21 (Things with Wings) (2011)[edit]

  • Pixie
  • Sunday
  • Desmodus
  • Tenebre
  • Absynth

Series 22 (2011)[edit]

  • Peggy Goo
  • Roxie
  • Ava
  • Goria
  • Menard
  • Patient Xero (limited to 900)
This series is based on Zombies.
A set of limited-edition black-and-white variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store. Only 275 sets were available worldwide.

Series 23 (July 2012)[edit]

  • Teddy
  • Agatha
  • Quack
  • Jennocide
  • Betsy
This series represented a doll's tea-party. Each doll had a skull-shaped tea-cup except for Betsy, who had the teapot. They also came with legs which clipped to a box-lid to make a table.

Series 24 (September 2012)[edit]

This series is based on traditional ghosts and demons.

Series 25 (2013)[edit]

  • Gretchen
  • Asa
  • Sospirare
  • Cracked Jack
  • Luna

Series 26 (2013)[edit]

This series is based on witches and many of the names reference pagan holidays.
It is the second all-female series.

Series 27 (2014)[edit]

This series is based on myths and legends from around the world.
It is the first series to contain three boy dolls.

Series 28 (2014)[edit]

  • Tina Pink
  • Sweet 16 Sadie
  • Ruby
  • Onyx
  • Hayze
This series commemorates the sixteenth anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls.
After Series 9 and 26, this is the third all-girl series.

Living Dead Doll Exclusives[edit]

A number of Living Dead Dolls were made as exclusive issues to various distributors and retailers.

  • Chiller Eggzorcist (April 2000): Limited to 30 pieces. Only available from the 2000 Chiller Theatre convention. These were regular Eggzorcist dolls which had been blood-spattered and re-sealed. Only 24 sold.
  • Died and Doom (May 2001): Limited to 3,996 pieces. Exclusive to Tower Records. Retailed for $49.99 each.[10]
  • Penny (June 2001): Limited to 666 pieces. Exclusive to Toy2R/Easy Finder in Hong Kong. This doll is usually called Hong Kong Penny to distinguish her from the 2002 version.
  • Sinister Minister and Bad Habit (black; August 2001): Limited to 4000 pieces. Exclusive to Spencer's Gifts.[4]
  • Sinister Minister and Bad Habit (red; October 2001): Limited to 999 pieces. Exclusive to Toy2R in Hong Kong.[4]
  • Sinister Minister and Bad Habit (white; December 2001): Limited to 4000 pieces. Exclusive to Spencer's Gifts.[4]
  • Tragedy (2002): Exclusive to Hot Topic. She was based on a non-Living Dead Dolls ragdoll called Tragedy Anne (a parody of Raggedy Ann) sold through Hot Topic stores.
  • Penny (2002 version): Limited to 3000 pieces. This doll was only available through Club Mez. This doll is usually called Club Mez Penny to distinguish her from the 2001 version.
  • Hazel and Hattie (May 2002): Limited to 3000 pieces. Exclusive to Tower Records.[10]
  • Mr Graves and Abigail Crane (2002): Limited to 3000 pieces. This set was available only to members of Club Mez, at a cost of $59.99.[11]
  • Blue Eggzorcist (July 2003): Limited to 3000 pieces. Only available from the San Diego Comic Convention for that year.[12] There were 100 chase figures spattered with blood.
  • Doctor Dedwin and Nurse Necro (July 2003): Exclusive to Previews. Suggested retail price was $45 USD.[13]
  • Jack The Ripper (August/September 2003): Limited to 4000 pieces. Exclusive to UK-based distributor Star Images.[14]
  • Psychobillies (Billy and Jilly; late 2003): Exclusive to Tower Records. Based on the psychobilly culture.
  • Misery (late 2003): Exclusive to Hot Topic. As with Tragedy, Misery was based on a ragdoll sold through the Hot Topic store.
  • Trick and Treat (Hemlock and Honey; Halloween 2004): Limited to 3,996 pieces. Exclusive to Marz Distribution.[15]
  • Walpurgis (2003): Named for Walpurgis Night, this doll was exclusive to Close Up Exclusive to Germany.
  • The Great Zombini and Viv (2004): Exclusive to Tower Records.
  • Cookie (2004): Exclusive to Spencer Gifts.
  • Jack and Jill (black and white; July 2004): Limited to 1500 pieces. Only available from the San Diego Comic Convention for that year. 200 chase figure sets were made in a glow-in-the-dark blood-spattered variant version.
  • Jack and Jill (red and black; August 2004): Limited to 1500 pieces. Only available from the Mezco online store. As with the earlier set, 200 chase figure sets were made in a glow-in-the-dark blood-spattered variant version.
  • Captain Bonney (2005): Exclusive to Hot Topic. Based on Anne Bonny
  • Jeepers (2005): Limited to 1666 pieces, 250 of which were variants. This doll was made available only to members of Club Mez. The character had appeared previously as a Living Dead Ragdoll in 2004.
  • Resurrection Series 1 (July 2007): Limited to 400 pieces. Only available from the San Diego Comic Convention for that year, plus 100 sets from Mezco. This set contained all-new versions of Sybil, Posey, Kitty, and Lottie. There were 50 chase figure sets in an alternative design.
  • Resurrection Series 2: The Second Coming (July 2008): Limited to 525 pieces. Only available from the 2008 San Diego Comic Convention, Mezco Direct and Club Mez. There were 75 variant sets available through Mezco. This set contained all-new versions of Lou Sapphire, Sadie, Lilith, and Lulu.
  • Resurrection Series 3 (July 2009): Only available from the 2009 San Diego Comic Convention, Mezco Direct and Club Mez. This set contained all-new versions of Bride Of Valentine, Ezekiel, Sheena, and Sin. A variant set in an alternative design is also available.
  • 10th Anniversary Eggzorcist (USA) (October 2008): Limited to 666 pieces. This doll was only available in America and Canada. It wears a red & black bunny suit.
  • 10th Anniversary Eggzorcist (UK) (October 2008): Limited to 666 pieces. This doll was only available in Europe. It wears a grey bunny suit.
  • 10th Anniversary Eggzorcist (Japan) (October 2008): Limited to 666 pieces. This doll was only available in Japan. It wears a yellow & green bunny suit.
  • Twisted Love Set: Rose and Violet (January 2010): Rose, dressed in red, Violet in blue. Each doll is sold separately and includes a unique charm that can be worn; combine both charms to create a symbol of star-crossed love. Packed in special edition coffins.
  • Resurrection Series 4: Attack Of The Dead Doll Two Packs (July 2010): Only available from the 2010 San Diego Comic Convention and Mezco Direct. This set contained all-new versions of Hazel & Hattie and Died & Doom. A variant set in an alternative design is also available.
  • Living Dead Dolls: Nohell (November 2010): She is dressed for the season in a festive red and white holiday dress with real bells on her boots. She comes in a specially colored coffin and has a removable holiday hat. A variant version of Nohell was released through Mezco Direct and came with a limited edition stocking.
  • Resurrection Series 5 (July 2011): Only available from the 2011 San Diego Comic Convention, Mezco Direct and Club Mez. This set contained all-new versions of Damien, Deadbra Ann, Penny, and Inferno. A variant set was also released limited to 95 sets worldwide.
  • The Thirteenth Anniversary Series(December 2011) This series is the updated and re-released version of Series 1 Living Dead Dolls, Sadie, Eggzorcist, Sin, Posey, and Damien. Each doll has a Thirteenth Anniversary tattoo on the back of their necks with new repaints and Ball-Joint bodies just in time for the Thirteenth Anniversary. There is also a Variant set available limited to 240 sets worldwide.
  • Rotton Sam and Sandy(January 2012) Based on Raggety Ann and Andy these dolls are ready to play in their own individual coffins.
  • Resurrection Series 6 (July 2012): Only available from the 2012 San Diego Comic Convention and Mezco Direct. This set contained all-new versions of Schitzo, Blue, Ms. Eerie, and Demonique. A variant set was also released limited to less than 100 sets worldwide.
  • Living Dead Dolls: Toy Soldier (October 2012): As light fades away and the air grows colder, he silently stands guard, the Living Dead Dolls Toy Soldier.
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (October 2012): This set contains Famine, War, Pestilence and Death. The set is based on the biblical tale of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Each doll comes with a hobby horse.
  • Resurrection Series 7 (July 2013): Only available from the 2013 San Diego Comic Convention and Mezco Direct. This set contained all-new versions of Killbaby, Lust, MDahlia, and Revenant. A variant set was also released limited to less than 100 sets worldwide.

Living Dead Dolls Presents[edit]

The Living Dead Dolls Presents... line is a spin-off from the main line. The dolls are based on well-known characters from horror and gothic art, film, and literature. Nosferatu was the first Presents... doll to be released in 2003.

  • Nosferatu (2003): Came in a double coffin with a Victim doll. Based on the 1922 film Nosferatu. Exclusive to Diamond Previews.
  • Edward Scissorhands (Summer 2005): Exclusive to San Diego Comic Con and other conventions that summer. Came in a box rather than a coffin. Based on the title character of the Tim Burton film Edward Scissorhands.
  • American Gothic(2004): Came in a double coffin. Based on the painting American Gothic by Grant Wood. Exclusive to Spencer Gifts.
  • Jason Voorhees (2006 version): Based on the character from the Friday the 13th horror films. He was the Summer Exclusive for the 2006 San Diego Comic Con and Wizard World Chicago conventions. He was also available through the Mezco Direct Store and Club Mez.
  • Leatherface (2007): Based on the character Leatherface from the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Romeo and Juliet (2007): Loosely based on the tragic leads of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is presented as a punk and Juliet as a Goth.
  • Otis and Cindy (2007): Came in a box rather than a coffin. Available worldwide. Based on characters from the film House of 1000 Corpses.
  • Edgar Allan Poe and Annabel Lee (2008):Came in a double coffin. Based on author Edgar Allan Poe and the subject of his last poem, Annabel Lee.
  • Captain Spaulding (2008): Came in a box rather than a coffin. Available worldwide. Based on a character from the film House of 1000 Corpses.
  • Jason Voorhees (2009 version): Based on the character from the Friday the 13th horror films.
  • American Gothic (2009 version): Came in a double coffin. Based on the painting American Gothic by Grant Wood. Exclusive to Spencer Gifts.
  • Michael Myers (2009): Based on the infamous maniac from the Halloween films. Featuring the new 2009 Halloween II by Rob Zombie. Dressed in film-specific costume, and comes with a bloody knife.
  • Michael Myers: Glow In The Dark Limited Edition (2009): Based on the infamous maniac from the Halloween horror films. Featuring the new 2009 Halloween II by Rob Zombie. Dressed in film-specific costume, and comes with a bloody knife. Limited to 666 pieces and exlcusive to Mezco Direct.
  • Saw Puppet Doll (2010): Based on the character from the Saw (2004 film) horror films.
  • Living Dead Dolls In Wonderland (February 2010): Living Dead Dolls reimagined as characters from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Sadie as Alice, Sybil as The Mad Hatter, Eggzorcist as The White Rabbit, and Inferno as The Queen of Hearts. A variant set of the dolls which included an orange version of the Cheshire Cat was exclusive to Mezco Direct.
  • Freddy Krueger (2010): Based on the character from the Nightmare On Elm Street series. Featuring the 2010 remake version of the Nightmare on Elm Street horror film.
  • Freddy Krueger: Classic Version (2010): Based on the original character from the Nightmare on Elm Street horror films.
  • Beetlejuice (2010): Based on the character from Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. The doll came wearing his trademark black and white striped suit from the movie.
  • Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz: Wedding Set (February 2011): Based on the characters from Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. The dolls came in boxes and were sold individually. The dolls came in their wedding attire from the movie. A Hot Topic exclusive. For every four Beetlejuice dolls there are only two Lydia dolls. Sold for $34.00 each.
  • Living Dead Dolls In Wonderland: The Cheshire Cat (January 2010): Exclusive to Japan, UK and Hot Topic in the U.S. Living Dead Dolls' Jinx reimagined as the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
  • Living Dead Dolls In Wonderland: 13 inch & Mini Alice (July 2010):Sadie as Alice returns with a never-before released design, a 13 inch tall body and 4 inch mini Alice Living Dead Doll. Exclusive to the 2010 San Diego Comic Con and Mezco Direct.
  • Scary Tales: Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf (March 2011) Inspired by one of the most famous of the Grimm Brothers' stories. Each is packed individually in their own coffin. A Red Riding Hood Variant was released as an international exclusive. Having dispatched the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red claims his hide as her prize and wears it like a true champion.
  • Scary Tales Vol 2: Beauty and the Beast (November 2011) Inspired by one of France's famous fairy tales.
  • Scary Tales Vol 3: Hansel and Gretel (March 2012) Inspired by the classic childhood fairytale of Hansel and Gretel.
  • Scary Tales Vol 4: Snow White and The Evil Stepmother(The Queen) (May 2012) Inspired by the original story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Hit-Girl (June 2012) Inspired by Hit-Girl] from the film Kick-Ass. Hit Girl was a Previews exclusive.
  • Scary Tales Vol 5: Little Bo Creep and Miss Muffet (September 2013) Inspired by the original Little Bo Peep ans Miss Muffet.
  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein (Jan 2013): Inspired by the film Bride of Frankenstein this set was released in separate window boxes. A Black and White variant of Frankenstein was also released.
  • Chucky (August 2013): Inspired by the film Chucky
  • Psycho (October 2013): Inspired by the film Psycho this set featuring Norman Bates as mother and Marion Crane was released in separate window boxes.
  • Universal Monsters: Dracula (October 2013): Inspired by the film Dracula (1931 English-language film). A Black and White variant version was also scheduled to be released - later cancelled.
  • Chucky and Tiffany (2013): Inspired by the film Bride of Chucky
  • Sadako (October 2013): Inspired by the Japanese film Sadako 3D. Sadako is a Japanese exclusive.

Living Dead Dolls Miniatures (2002–2009)[edit]

Between 2002 and 2005, scaled-down versions of Series 1 to 4 were produced, along with a number of exclusives. The first three series of minis corresponded to the first three series of the main line, with one exception. As a miniature School Time Sadie had been offered with the Living Dead Dolls Stationery Set, a new version of Sadie was designed specially for the Series 2 minis. This was Bed Time Sadie.[16] This version of Sadie eventually became a full-size doll in Series 7 due to popular demand. The miniature dolls came in small coffin boxes with separate miniature nooses to enable them to be used as key fob attachments. In 2009, it was announced that a sixth series of miniatures, depicting full-size Series 16, would be released.

Miniatures Series 1 (2002)[edit]

  • Sadie
  • Posey
  • Damien
  • Eggzorcist
  • Sin
As well as being available individually, the complete set could be bought in a Mausoleum I box set exclusive to Spencer's Gifts with miniature versions of the red-dressed Sinister Minister and Bad Habit.

Miniatures Series 2 (March 2003)[edit]

  • Bed Time Sadie
  • Kitty
  • Deadbra Ann
  • Lizzie Borden
  • Lou Sapphire
These dolls were only available individually.

Miniatures Series 3 (late 2003)[edit]

  • Bride of Valentine
  • Sheena
  • Lilith
  • Lottie
  • Schitzo
As well as being available individually, the complete set could be bought in a Mausoleum II box set exclusive to Spencer's Gifts with miniature versions of that year's San Diego Comic Con exclusive, Blue Eggzorcist and a variant Bedtime Sadie.

Miniatures Series 4 (2004)[edit]

  • Doom
  • Died
  • Doctor Dedwin
  • Nurse Necro
  • Penny
These dolls were only available individually. Unlike the original full size versions, these dolls were not exclusive to certain distributors. Mini Penny was based on the 2003 "Club Mez Penny".

Miniatures Series 5 (2004)[edit]

  • Inferno
  • Sybil
  • Lulu
  • Ms Eerie
  • Macumba
Although the fifth set of miniatures, this set depicts the full size Series 4. They were only available individually. They were the last full series of Living Dead Dolls miniatures to be manufactured and widely distributed until the release of the miniature set depicting Series 16 in 2009.

Miniatures Series 6 (2009)[edit]

  • Isabel
  • Pumpkin
  • Squeak
  • Eleanor
  • Mishka
Although the sixth set of miniatures, this set depicts the full size Series 16. A set of limited-edition orange-and-black variants was exclusive to the Mezco Direct store.

Miniatures Series 7 (2010)[edit]

  • The Lost
  • Rain
  • Frozen Charlotte
  • Death
  • Morgana

The newest series of minis were put on permanent hiatus. Though they seem to have a fan base, there was no interest by retailers.

Exclusive Miniatures[edit]

  • Hong Kong Toy2R Miniatures (2001): Limited to 999 sets. Exclusive to Toy2R and the Plug In Toys 2001 convention in Hong Kong. This set featured Sadie, Posey, and Eggzorcist in black & purple outfits. This set had glow-in-the-dark eyes.
  • Hong Kong Club Mez Miniatures (2002): Limited to 500 sets. Exclusive to the Asian division of Club Mez. Near-identical to the above set, but with glow-in-the-dark heads rather than just glowing eyes.
  • Japan Toy2R Miniatures (2002): Limited to 999 sets. Exclusive to Toy2R in Japan. This set featured Sadie, Posey, and Eggzorcist in red outfits. This set had glow-in-the-dark eyes.
  • Japan Club Mez Miniatures (2002): Limited to 500 sets. Exclusive to the Asian division of Club Mez. Near-identical to the above set, but with glow-in-the-dark heads rather than just glowing eyes.
  • Bloody Eggzorcist (2003): Limited to 3000 pieces and solely available at the 2003 FX Extravaganza convention, this was a variant of the Eggzorcist miniature spattered with blood. Each mini doll also includes a hand-autographed Certificate of Authenticity.[17]
  • Tragedy and Misery (2004): Exclusive to Hot Topic. This was the only double-coffin miniature set to be produced.
  • Jeepers (2005): Exclusive to the goody bag given to new members of Club Mez. This doll was never sold commercially.
  • Damien and Sierra (2003): Limited to around 50 sets. These dolls represented creator Damien Glonek and his wife Sierra, and were made as a wedding favour for the guests at their wedding. They were never sold commercially.[18]
  • An X-mas Carol Minis Boxset (November 2009): Exclusive to Mezco Direct in the U.S. and Forbidden Planet in the U.K. Based on the four ghosts from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Living Dead Dolls Figurines[edit]

The Living Dead Dolls Figurines: There are five main characters, and another five variants. You are guaranteed 1 complete set per case, but your chances of getting any one figure vary from 2%-16%. These figures are individually blind-boxed. Blind-boxed figures come sealed in “body bags”, without any clue as to which of the series is inside. The surprise stays secret until you open the box.

Figurines Series 1 (2012)[edit]

  • Eggzorcist
  • Pumpkin
  • Jingles
  • Calavera
  • Dawn
  • Eggzorcist Blue Variant
  • Eggzorcist Black Variant
  • Jingles Variant
  • Calavera Variant
  • Dawn Variant

Figurines Series 2 (2013)[edit]

  • Damien
  • Frozen Charlotte
  • Grace of the Grave
  • Schitzo
  • Walpurgis
  • Damien Variant
  • Frozen Charlotte Variant
  • Schitzo Variant
  • Walpurgis Red Variant
  • Walpurgis Masked Variant

Figurines Series 3 (September 2013)[edit]

  • Deadbra Ann
  • Sybil
  • Ember
  • Posey
  • Dee K.
  • Deadbra Ann Variant
  • Sybil Variant
  • Ember Variant
  • Posey Purple Variant
  • Posey White Variant

Figurines Series 4 (Fall 2014)[edit]

  • Hush
  • Isabel
  • Killbaby
  • The Lost
  • Vincent Vaude

The promo of Series 4 was released early 2014 but Mezco confirmed that they were cancelled due of no interest from the retailers.

Living Dead Dolls Fashion Victims(2003–2004)[edit]

The Fashion Victims were 13" (33 cm) tall fashion dolls made of soft vinyl over a wire armature. They were based upon dolls from the original 11" line. They did not come with death certificates or poems, but did have a second change of clothing. The line was discontinued after Series 2.

Fashion Victims Series 1 (2003)[edit]

  • Sadie
  • Kitty
  • Sheena
  • Lilith (black dress)
  • Chiller Theatre Exclusive Lilith (red dress; limited to 666): The Chiller Theatre Exclusive Lilith was available only during Halloween 2003 at the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey.
  • Hot Topic Exclusive Lilith (white dress): Unknown number in existence. The white version was never released into Hot Topic stores as originally planned.
Sheena came with one of two eye paint versions. Lilith was also made in a non-bloody variant version.
This series came with "Deadmate of the Month" (a parody of Playmate of the Month) posters showing the dolls posed provocatively.

Fashion Victims Series 2 (2004)[edit]

  • Inferno
  • Hollywood
  • Sybil
  • Lulu
Series 2, released in 2004, was redesigned with smaller breasts, making it markedly less provocative. There were no Deadmate posters, and no variants.

Living Dead Dollies (2004–2005)[edit]

The Living Dead Dollies were horror baby dolls similar to Krypt Kiddies and based on main series dolls. The line was discontinued after Series 2.

Living Dead Dollies series 1 (2004)[edit]

  • Posey
  • Hush
  • Sybil
  • Lulu

Living Dead Dollies series 2 (2005)[edit]

  • Sheena
  • Eggzorcist
  • Inferno
  • Schitzo

Living Dead Dollies exclusive[edit]

  • Lilith: The Lilith Dollie was a San Diego Comic Con exclusive released in Summer 2005. She came in a sealed black bag, with 600 'normal' dolls in a black dress, and 200 chase figure glow-in-the-dark variants in red.

Living Dead Ragdolls[edit]

Series 1 (2004)[edit]

  • Jeepers
  • Moana
  • Orchid
Unlike all other Living Dead Doll spin-offs, the Ragdolls were all-new characters.[19] Jeepers was later remade as a Club Mez exclusive Living Dead Doll, and a Living Dead Doll version of Orchid forms part of Series 19.

Living Dead Ragdolls exclusive[edit]

  • Dementia: Summer Exclusive for the 2005 San Diego Comic Con. She was also available through Club Mez. She came in a sealed black bag. There was a black-and-white chase figure variant.

Other Official Merchandise[edit]

Barware[edit]

From May 2002 to 2004, three sets of drinking glasses were produced by Crystal Etching Co as part of their Drink With The Living Dead series of horror-themed barware. They featured original Living Dead Dolls artwork by Damien Glonek. In production order, they were:

  • I Ate My Mommy boxed set of 4 tumblers. Limited to 333 sets.
  • Series One set of 5 glasses with 17oz capacity, with coasters. Limited to 666 sets.
  • Series Two set of 5 pint glasses. Limited to 666 sets.

Lunch Tins (2002)[edit]

At least three Living Dead Dolls lunchboxes were made in the following designs:

  • Series One lunchbox which used the photograph from the original trade advertisement for Series 1
  • Series Two lunchbox which used the photograph from the original trade advertisement for Series 2
  • Gravestone with the Living Dead Dolls logo and nine dolls peering from behind it

Stationery Set (2002)[edit]

This was a set of Living Dead Dolls themed stationery including a 6.66 inch ruler, erasers, writing paper and envelopes. A miniature doll of School Time Sadie was included in the set.[16]

Pencil Sharpeners (2003)[edit]

Two novelty pencil sharpeners were made based on the heads of Posey and Sadie. The pencil was inserted in an eye socket and the shavings came out of the mouth. The Posey pencil sharpener appears in a scene in the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.[20]

Head Knockers (2003)[edit]

Resin bobblehead figurines were made of four early series dolls. These were produced by NECA rather than by Mezco. The first two, Posey and Eggzorcist were released early 2003.[21] Lizzie Borden and Lou Sapphire were released later the same year, but no others were made.

Living Dead Dolls Board Game (late 2003)[edit]

The board game was designed by Matthew Nuccio and released in late 2003.[22]

Porcelain Dolls (2003)[edit]

In 2003, 18 inch porcelain dolls of Posey and Abigail Crane were made. They had porcelain heads, hands and feet. The porcelain Abigail Crane was exclusive to Mezco Online while the porcelain Posey (limited to 4000 pieces) was distributed worldwide.

Party Lights (2003)[edit]

This was a string of lights, similar to fairy lights. The bulb shades were transcluent vinyl heads with rooted hair depicting LDD characters Posey, School Time Sadie, Kitty, Schitzo, and Lulu.

Jewelry (2010)[edit]

A limited edition version of the necklace featured in the Twisted Love set. The necklace features heart and dagger charms designed in inky black with blood-red highlights. Each hangs from 17” individual, adjustable chains that can be worn solo, or paired together with the dagger piercing the heart. It is a limited edition of 200 pieces and is exclusive to Mezco Direct.

Pencil Toppers (2010)[edit]

A set of three individually packaged pencil toppers featuring Sadie, Sybil, and Schitzo.

Vinyl Banners[edit]

Printed on durable 10 oz. vinyl, the banners measure 18 inches wide by 36 inches tall (approximate).

  • LDD Series 18 Limited Edition Retail Banner (2009) Only 200 pieces made. Features the series 18 dolls with and without their masks.
  • Living Dead Dolls In Wonderland Vinyl Banner (2010) Features four of the most popular LDDs reimagined as characters from Wonderland.
  • LDD Series 19 Limited Edition Retail Banner (2010) Features Series 19: Children of the Night.

Living Dead Dolls in Wonderland Book (Feb 2010)[edit]

A limited edition hardback book, limited to 1500 first edition printings, which re-imagines Alice's adventures in Wonderland with full color digital illustrations featuring some of the most popular Living Dead Dolls as Alice characters.[23]

  • Living Dead Dolls In Wonderland Ex Libris Victus Mortuus Set (2010) Accessories for your LDD In Wonderland book, limited to 666 sets. This exclusive set contains 1 limited edition LDD bookmark, 1 limited edition LDD Wonderland bookplate with pre-printed signatures of Mez, Damien, Ed, and Mike “Gorilla” Pasquale, and 1 set of four art cards.

LDD Retro Halloween Set 2010 Full Set of 3 (2010)[edit]

Three retro Halloween-themed boxsets that include an old school-styled plastic mask, exclusive 10" doll and a coordinating T-shirt designed by artist Dave Cook. The set includes Calavera, Pumpkin, and Gabriella.

Living Dead Doll Plushes: July 2011[edit]

Mezco Toyz launches Living Dead Dolls Plush. Each plush measures 8 to 9 1/2-inches tall; the first assortment includes two of Series 1s most popular characters - Sadie, sporting her signature black dress, and Eggzorcist featuring her fluffy bunny costume and noose. The second assortment includes two of Series 2s most popular characters - Sin and Posey.

External links[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SD Comic-Con 2010: Exclusive Collectibles Checklist
  2. ^ a b Interview with Ed Long & Damien Glonek, July 4th 2004 Accessed 23-2-2010
  3. ^ a b Interview with Ed Long & Damien Glonek, 2002 Accessed 23-2-2010
  4. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.toymania.com/columns/spotlight/sinminldd.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  5. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/1512.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  6. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/2261.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  7. ^ Goodbye Barbie, hello Inferno the 'dead doll', 20 November 2002, IOL News. Accessed 1 March 2012
  8. ^ News in Brief, 21 Nov 2002, The Telegraph. Accessed 1 March 2012.
  9. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/2897.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  10. ^ a b http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/1911.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  11. ^ http://www.toymania.com/columns/spotlight/lddgraveabigail.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  12. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/3423.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  13. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/3078.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  14. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/3737.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  15. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/4662.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  16. ^ a b http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/2893.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  17. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/2809.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  18. ^ ToyFare Magazine #83, July 2004 Accessed 23-2-2010
  19. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/5005.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  20. ^ The Living Dead Dolls Archive: Pencil Sharpeners Accessed 23-2-2010
  21. ^ http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/2583.shtml Accessed 23-2-2010
  22. ^ Goth designer creates Living Dead Dolls game Accessed 23-2-2010
  23. ^ Living Dead Dolls in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Released Accessed 23-2-2010