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The CD recording of the play Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood is now available. Click here to visit the MPI site to purchase it.
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Mardi Gras Doubloon
In 1972, two years after they lit up the silver screen together in House of Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid and Nancy Barrett were immortalized on a Mardi Gras doubloon as their characters in that film. This is not an official, licensed item, and there are several color variations, including purple and gold.
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Several cardboard displays were used to promote the DS Paperback Library books while they were on the market -- including this free-standing version and a similar counter-top one.
Horror Head Pillows
Not really toys...these odd "Dark Shadows Horror Head Pillows" are a little difficult to classify. They were sold separately, and marketed with a TV commercial. With his spiked hair, the vampire looks a bit like Barnabas, and a werewolf is a werewolf, but the witch doesn't look anything like Lara Parker's lovely portrayal of Angelique. Because the pillows aren't very closely related to the show, they aren't particularly sought-after, but they are extremely rare, so a completist may have this on their "want list" for a while.
In 1991, Action Kits International released a "Barnabas Bust" which strongly resembled Jonathan Frid's portrayal of the vampire.
MPI, the company that has released the DS videotapes and DVDs, has also marketed a variety of items including boxer shorts, keychains, t-shirts, checkbook covers, and Christmas ornaments. (They've also re-issued a couple of popular collectibles -- Josette's music box and Barnabas' onyx ring.)
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Together Again; Angelique and Barnabas bobbleheads are the newest MPI-Produced DS collectors' items. Besides releasing the show on DVD, MPI Video has issued a bunch of cool new collectibles, including the bobbleheads and Barnabas Boxer Shorts.
LINK: VISIT THE MPI MERCHANDISE SITE.
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