Today I’ll be sharing an update from the Kikaku Guys’ Shogun!
Hello! It’s Shogun from the Kikaku Guys!
Today I’m going to show you our latest ARTFX statue, which is available for pre-order now!
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master FREDDY KRUEGER ARTFX STATUE
1/6 Scale, Available August 2018
Freddy Krueger is my favorite horror character!
In terms of looks my favorite is Chucky, and in terms of overall aesthetics it’s Pinhead, and for the zombie category it’s Standartenführer Herzog from Dead Snow.
(I have a lot of favorites…)
But enough of that! Let’s get into the introduction of today’s statue!
As you probably know, the Nightmare on Elm Street series has seven films!
On top of that there’s also Freddy vs. Jason and the 2010 version of A Nightmare on Elm Street starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy. This time we decided to create Freddy from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master!
You’re probably wondering why we chose the fourth movie!
It’s because this version of Freddy is the scariest, coolest, and most attractive version!
Other than being almost completely invulnerable in the dream world, unlike most of the other horror characters of his time, Freddy has no supernatural powers.
On top of that, he has a chatty, more cheerful side, but when he’s angry, it’s pretty horrifying.
(Talking about it makes me want to cosplay him, haha.)
We felt that the version of Freddy from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master showed off these unique aspects of his personality the best. (The special effects used to make Freddy’s face look a little different each time but Part 4 is my favorite.)
When developing our horror products, we try to look at the series as a whole and see things from the fans’ point of view. The more films there are in a series, the more costume variations and important scenes there are to choose from. As a fan, I enjoy the Nightmare on Elm Street films, but I also rewatched them a lot when planning the Freddy Krueger Bishoujo, so at this point it feels like I’ve really seen them a lot.
I wanted the posing to look good displayed together with the first horror ARTFX, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 ver. JASON VOORHEES ARTFX STATUE.
We decided to use a more subdued posing to fully bring out the characters’ unique traits, and to capture the menacing feeling of being chased by Freddy. I also think the twisted angles of his body are really attractive!
The amazing sculpt for this statue was made by Naoya Muto! Below I’ll go over a few features that stood out to me even from the earliest stages of the sculpt.
Since he is often compared to Jason, Freddy is usually considered to be quite slim, but in reality, he actually has a pretty sturdy body type. He even has special effect makeup on his torso in the films.
It’s a bit hard to see in these pictures, but the surface of his sweater is textured!
It was sculpted to look a bit thin and threadbare. (Check it out in person to see for yourself!)
Depending on the film, Freddy’s signature red and green sweater has more noticeable ribbing, but the version from Part 4 is surprisingly flat.
The claws are made of thin sheets of actual metal for added realism!
Although it’s still a work in progress, the claws have been pounded and distorted to give them a warped aura.
The red fasteners on the gloves are unique to Part 4.
When I put on the prop replica for the gloves, the opening on the palms made it really easy to move my hands around, which made me think that picking this version was the right choice.
The painted sculpt was created by Franken!
As the series goes on, the color of Freddy’s sweater gradually gets darker, but in the earlier films it’s more of a vermillion color than a deep red.
The lighting in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master gives the red in Freddy’s sweater a more vivid tone depending on the scene, so we made a lot of subtle adjustments to the paint to recreate the feel of the movie while also maintaining the image of Freddy’s iconic red and green sweater.
Franken also put a lot of effort and subtle detail into Freddy’s burn scars.
It was important to maintain their unique quality of looking dried out and yet slimey at the same time.
The scars took a lot of adjusting to get just right! And don’t forget to take note of the detail in his creepy smile.
Not only can the angle of the hands be adjusted, but the hat is also removable!!!
You can see how his aura changes depending on the angle of the right hand.
When it’s facing down, he looks ready to strike, but when it’s facing up, he’s a little more inviting.
Since the hat is removable, you can also display him like this!
(Be aware that the paint may be damaged when displayed like this. There’s no designated peg for the hat so it can’t be attached securely.)
Overall, I think the subtle details and the tendency for Freddy’s appearance to change based on the viewing angle make this statue especially interesting! I hope you’ll check it out!
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s18)