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Horror Icons Become ‘Madballs’ for Upcoming Toy Line!

These really should’ve been a thing when I was a kid.

Straight out of the 1980s (and my own childhood), the Madballs line of squishy monster balls (get your head outta the gutter!) returned to toy shelves earlier this year, which made me feel all warm and nostalgic inside. One of the companies behind the multi-company revival is Kidrobot, who soon delivers on a promise they made a while back…


Yes, Kidrobot is in the process of whipping up a line of gross-out toys that reimagine our favorite horror villains as Madballs characters, with six icons being made as part of their first (and hopefully not last!) Horror & Sci-fi Series. The 4″ series of foam balls includes a Xenomorph and Face Hugger from the Alien franchise, along with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Predator.

They’re set for release in January 2018.

Check out mock-up concept art below, via Japanese shop Mamegyorai!



  • dukeblues

    Michael Myers always gets the shaft

    • MODOK

      Probably because his smooth, blank face wouldn’t lend itself well to the over-the-top details of a Madball.

      These look pretty cool. As long as they’re reasonably priced I might have to get a couple.

  • Creepshow

    My preference would have been to play with Chucky’s balls.

  • Gray Michael

    Nice. Loved these when I was a kid.

  • Necro

    Cool. These I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection.

  • Ima Badlady

    Shoot, I might have to get the xenomorph.

  • Blast_Action

    No Pinhead?

  • Bunny Darko

    This really made me happy today

  • Where do I give my monies?

  • Tor from Yucca Flats

    already did it. I chewed a hole in my jason madball when i was 5.. unless it was another toy line that stole their idea.

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