Well, Here we are again… now in 2020!!! In 2011 we had a Tagline saying ‘New Decade New Rules.’… In this case, its more like, New Decade, New GhostFace…
As always Fun World have attended the Halloween Expo Show at New Orleans, an event which happens every year, either in January or February, this time it ran from January 17th-19th.
This is always anticipated by fans who normally get to see online images posted, either by RJ Torbert, or other fans who manage to attend, but it is not a public event, its trade only!
Even so, this opportunity gives the fans a first glance at what is due to come in the following Halloween season, last year we saw the reintroduction of the Fluorescent’s (Green, Pink and Orange) as last seen in the very late 90’s, and we also had Metallics back again, along with the EL GhostFace and also a selection of other masks that included Scary Movie types…
This year however we seem to have much less, The Devil Face has returned (After being discontinued before) and this is due to the masks popularity in the #DeadByDaylight game, and sadly we seem to have lost the Fluorescent’s, AND Metallic’s !!! No sign of them anywhere.
There was another new type though, one that on first glance made fans think it was the 25th Anniversary mask again, but then when you looked closely it was similar, but different, this time with a rainbow reflective finish, which has been named (According to Frank McGovern- Fun World Designer) the ‘Oil Slick’ GhostFace mask… Frank did add some pictures for us all to see, but it looks really bare compared to previous years when seeing the selection as a whole.
Pictures that surfaced are below.. Picture Credit : Frank McGovern
So… its that time of year again, which is basically Fun World’s time to shine and rent the biggest booth at the New Orleans Halloween Party Expo show, most of the time we see RJ Torbert snap various images of the booths construction phases and also pics of many of the ranges whether its GhostFace or something from other licences they may have got… But in the past we have also seen pictures from fans who have been to the show, last year Louise from the MadaboutHorror website attended, and a year or so previous a brother of a known GhostFace collector (Alex Jones) was sent images to share of what i believe was Devil Faces first appearance there too… This time, we see Alex’s brother is there again and he has snapped some pictures for us all to see, so full credit to him for sharing…
What remains a mystery this year though is the fact that the Devil Face, Skele Face and the Hard White PU Ghostface masks are missing?!? On one of the pictures we see a hard white PU GhostFace mask but it has the ‘Bib Style’ material on it, thus confirming its still used in costume packages… but none of the plastic assortment are seen here as the normal shrouded masks.. So have they been discontinued??
One other mask that DOES appear in the pictures is the EU Stamp mask, although no fans ( That i know of ) found it last year it is still seen at the show.. so WHERE do we find it as fans for sale this year?? Hopefully we may find some eventually..
The last piece of news here is from RJ Torbert, i spoke to him twice recently on the phone and he confirmed that the Metallic Masks WILL BE part of the normal mask lines from now on, so ALL retailers can order these again and they are no longer an EXCLUSIVE type… so USA fans may be able to find these again this year in many retail stores… Images below, Thanks to RJ for the new Metallics picture, and Thanks to Alex Jones and his brother for sharing the expo show pictures…
As New Year starts again i always know i will be seeing images like below of Fun Worlds attendance at the Halloween Party Expo Show… Last Year it wasnt until February but this year its back to being in January again, RJ Torbert has already been Tweeting the pics of the progress of the displays going up..
Its in New Orleans, and again its at the ‘Ernest N. Morial Convention center.. housed in a million square feet of space… More pictures to come as time goes by… RJ did say the box for the 25th anniversary Silver mask would be shown 24 hours before the show started also.. and last year fans had a chance to win Gold Masks in Gold hoods briefly for poems wrote.. also sent over to fans were Ties made for the expo show, Ties that will again be appearing this year… Keep an eye on RJ’s Twitter for more..
The Show runs from January 22nd – 25th …. The website is HERE!
(‘See Floorplan’ as always Fun World has the biggest possble plot again.. )
Check out THIS LINK for Google Streetview! Cant believe how big it is! (Linked last year also)
UPDATE: Front of 25 Year silver GhostFace mask packaging now below.. Rear of the box coming on January 22nd… which will have some GhostFace hostory on it too….
UPDATED with Wes Craven Tribute picture, and box rear containing GhostFace History, and Cerificate… Also… seem to be newer version TV Series masks too..
Thanks to Rodrigo for posting this on Facebook… What we have here today is a fan made video from the recent Monster Mania 31 Horror Convention which was on from July 31st – August 2nd… We have here Neve, Skeet, and the voice of GhostFace, Roger L Jackson too…. Filmed by someone called William Smith..
Similar to the other video further down the page this lasts almost 52 minutes.. Enjoy…
In a quick E mail to RJ Torbert regarding the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend, i asked about the involvement of GhostFace and when the Gold mask pictures will be coming for fans to see.. You have to remember he is a VERY busy man, but he did get back to me as always.. He has been working with Texas Frightmare people on the Poster and T Shirt designs.. what he says is below..
I was approached for permission to use GHOST FACE in both designs, and it was granted, as long as I had final approval, and that a donation was made to one of FUN WORLD charities, Fun World did not accept any money for licensing fees, for either the poster, t shirt, and allowing photos to be taken with Neve Campbell, and SKEET ULRICH,with FANS and the Mask. —this way , fans gain, and so do the charities, in this case THE BROOKE JACKMAN FOUNDATION
RJ assures me that the Gold Mask pictures will be arriving soon.. Only 9 of this type ever made!
Keep an eye on RJ’s Twitter for announcements and pictures..
Today’s snippet was known by fans a while back and i held it back a bit here as its a few months away yet. but then again its always good to have more time than having less time… so here we are.. UK fans will be happy to know that Neve Campbell will be attending ‘Showmaster’s’ London Film & Comic Con which will be held on July 17th-19th this year… It actually takes place at the ‘London Olympia’… Links below will help you out..