31 Days of Toy Terror: Skeletober continues with what might be the most frightening figure on the countdown thus far: Nathan Grantham from the "Father's Day" segment of the 1982 horror anthology Creepshow. Creepshow is one of my favorite horror movies of all time and it's always a crowd please with its unique mixture of thrills, chills, and laughs. Amok Time Toys has released quite a few action figures from non A-list horror properties and in 2016 they releases this figure as the first Creepshow based figure under their Monstarz line. The figure is called Father's Day, after the segment of the film, but the character in the movie is the vengeful, skeletal corpse of Nathan Grantham, the cruel and abusive patriarch of the Grantham family. Murdered by his daughter, Nathan comes back for revenge and the Father's Day cake he was denied in life! If you've never seen Creepshow, you really need to check it out. Stephen King, George Romero, and Tom Savini team up with a fantastic cast to create a fun, atmospheric movie that pays tribute to the old EC Comics. I received this as a birthday gift last year and decided to save it for a future 31 Days of Toy Terror. Well, here we are! Let's check out the star of Father's Day after the break...
Height: 3 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, a swivel neck, and a hinged jaw.
Accessories:2 hands, alternate hands holding a cake, and a stand.
Year of Release: 2016
Original Retail Price: $20-$25 dollars
* Nathan Grantham looks really creepy here! He's a 1/18th scaled figure and while these days that usually means figures that are intentionally done in a faux Kenner style that's not the case here. This is a 1/18th figure that feels like something from NECA or McFarlane in the 2000s. The sculpt is quite good with lots of detail on Nathan's grungy, decaying suit. The paintwork is intentionally messy looking which adds to the rotten look of this guy. It's a solid sculpt and it looks quite accurate to the film.
* The headsculpt is also fun. Again, the figure uses a mixture of a decent sculpt (at 3 3/4ths inches it's pretty small) with paint applied a certain way to make this look like a rotting skeletal revenant that's just crawled out of a moldy tomb. The jaw is hinged as well, so you can have Nathan ask for his cake all you want!
* He's not going to do ninja moves or anything but the figure is solidly built and has enough articulation to get some fun poses out of him. With swivel wrist and hinged elbows you can definitely have some fun posing this guy in different terrifying ways!
* Here's another shot to admire the paint and sculpt on the Father's Day figure. Nathan Grantham looks truly hideous here, doesn't he?
* To help keep him standing (Nathan's an old man!) the figure comes with a black plastic disc stand. There's a small peg which can plug into either foot. You can stand him on his own but he's much more stable with the base.