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William Stout’s “Tarman” Gets A Japanese Toy Makeover In This Pre-Order

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | News

The oily black bituminous star of The Return of the living dead film has reemerged as an officially licensed new toy produced in Japan. William Stout‘s famous “Tarman” is available as a painted “film version” ($70 USD) and as a blank  “Marsh” coloured vinyl version ($45 USD). Both sofubi “Tarman” versions stand 4 inches tall and have two points of articulation (arms and waist). This undead toy was sculpted by Japanese artist PicoPico and expertly produced in Japan by SciencePatrol. Both versions of this toy release come with freshly acquired “More Brains” brain accessory. 

These vinyl Tarmen will be available through artist Justin Ishmael’s brainchild ISH. Justin Ishmael is a lifelong fan of pop culture and draws great inspiration from the things he loves. His creativity and natural talents find focus in his company ISH. These pre-order items have an estimated shipping time of Q4 2020.

See all the great horror-themed merchandise that the ISH website has in stock and also follow Justin Ishmael on Facebook for updates.


Chris Hammond
The Curator of the Creepy collectibles. I've been an avid horror fan for over 3 decades. Meeting and writing about some of the finest artists from all over the world is a pure joy. I've written for multiple websites on the art and collectible front. The horror bug that lives inside me is well cared for and has been going strong since I watched my first introduction to horror through a grainy VHS copy of John Carpenter's 1978 classic film Halloween.