There is no legit reason for us to share this, other than the sheer absurdity of it all. So here goes. What would Freddy Krueger of “Nightmare On Elm Street” infamy and Jason Voorhees of the “Friday The 13th” franchise look like as women. Well, a toy maker in Japan has created their female counterparts and they are even MORE terrifying (for different reasons) than the original psychopathic killers themselves.
Just in time for Halloween 2014, Kotobukiya, Japan’s #1 collectible toymaker, plans to release a Freddy vs. Jason set within its popular series of Bishoujo figures. What’s a Bishoujo figure? We had no idea. But this is what we learned… the term “Bishoujo” literally translates to “pretty young girl” (not old enough to go to university). The collectible figures or dolls made under this name are a bi-product of Japanese manga (comic books) and anime (cartoons), and are typically made in the likeness of superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings that play up cuteness and sexiness.
Who’s buying them? “I assume the primary market is men who live in their parents’ basements, but I’ve never really verified that,” said a comic savvy guy we know. That seems like a fairly reasonable and solid assumption.
On its Facebook page, Kotobukiya says of its upcoming Bishoujo set of gory slashers, “This new Freddy may wear the same iconic striped sweater, hat, and bladed glove, but that’s where the similarities end. A blonde vixen, this Krueger is a beauty with torn clothing, mismatched stockings, and even lacy undergarments peeking out from under her sweater!”
So THIS is what they came up with as the female incarnation of the iconic disfigured psycho who uses a razor tipped glove to terrorize and kill his victims in their dreams?
Not sure what we’re supposed to fear if Ms. Krueger shows up in our nightmares… death by booty shorts… suffocation by lap dance… strangulation by fishnets… butchery by Lee Press On Nails?
The Jason doll is not quite finished yet, but we assume from the sketch that Ms. Voorhees’ kill skills will have something to do with her exposed 12 pack abs or bone crushing inner thighs.
AMAZING that EVEN in the world of fictitious, American horror movie serial killers, the female versions are depicted as “SEXY” versus scary. ARGH!