In celebration of it actually being Friday the 13th and in honoring the film series based on the unlucky day, I figured I do a little something different here and talk about merchandise. Not just any merchandise, because if I were to include everything such as T-shirts, or minuscule items like cheap bobble heads, this article would be ridiculously long.
I've been a collector of high-end movie statues and action figures for about 12 years now, and from experience, there's a ton of good and genius things out there that a lot of people don't know about. In 1980, Friday the 13th changed a lot of things we knew about horror. And not only were we blessed with a series that is monumental to the horror genre, but we've been complimented with a lot of top quality merchandise over the years as well, due to the series becoming a pop culture phenomenon.
And although most of the products listed in this article are very pricey, it shows you that there's a market out there for people willing to spend big bucks. If there's one thing that aggravates me about collecting, it's people looking at someones collection and disregarding it like they're cheap flea market bargain toys. So here's a list of the good stuff. The museum quality stuff, the stuff that starts conversations and takes outsiders breath away due to the beautiful craftsmanship and paint work.
Yes, there are some things listed that are from more affordable manufacturers, like Neca, but they're all above par for what you'd pay for the price, and they're all long sold out by now, and going for at least double their original retail value.
Let your eyes widen and your mouth drool as you take a look at the collectibles that celebrate and cherish the Friday the 13th franchise in the highest fashion possible!
7-inch action figures
Friday the 13th Part 2: Jason and Pamela Voorhees diorama set
Freddy Vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger set
Friday the 13th (2009): Jason Voorhees hockey mask and sack-head version
Friday the 13th Part III: Video game Jason Voorhees
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood: Jason Voorhees Scream Scene
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter: Life-size collectible Jason Voorhees bust
Friday the 13 Part III: Jason Voorhees Premium Format Figure
Freddy Vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees on bed
Freddy Vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger Scream Scene
Freddy Vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees Premium Format Figure
Friday the 13th (2009): Jason Voorhees Machete
Friday the 13th Part III and IV: Jason Voorhees hockey masks
Friday the 13th (2009): Jason Voorhees hockey mask
Freddy Vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees hockey mask and Freddy Krueger glove in display box
Friday the 13th: Snow globe
18-Inch Action Figures
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood: Jason Voorhees with motion activated sound
Freddy Vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees 19 inch action figure
Friday the 13th (2009): Jason Voorhees
12 inch (1/6 scale) Action Figures
Friday the 13th (1980): Pamela Voorhees
Friday the 13th Part 2: Jason Voorhees
Friday the 13th Part III: Jason Voorhees
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter: Jason Voorhees
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives: Jason Voorhees
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood: Jason Voorhees
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday: Jason Voorhees
Jason X: Jason Voorhees
Freddy Vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees
What collectibles do you own from the Friday the 13th series? I can say I proudly own several of these pieces.