The Crow, 18 inch talking doll by Spencer Gifts, 2001I have several 18" talking dolls but my favourite is The Crow in the likeness of Brandon Lee. It was made by Spencer Gifts (a Universal Studios Company) in 2001 and is awesome! I can't believe what a great job they did on this one. It has very cool detailing in the sculpting (face, hands, boots) as well as the costume. I think the rooted hair is perfect for it too! The face painting is amazing and the sculpting looks exactly like Brandon Lee. He even has tape wrapped around his waist and leg. It's easily the coolest 18" talking doll that I've ever seen. Often, when I talk about my doll collection I'll say "this is one of my favourites", but this is one is my favourite! I'm so happy that this doll was made, I keep it out on display always!
The Crow, 6.5 inch action figure by Real Toys / NECA, 2005
Here is a 1.5 inch Crow button with an awesome picture of Brandon Lee. When I bought this one I also saw another similar button with just the Crow logo on it. This one has a copyright date of 2004 on the back edge, therefor it was produced about a decade after the movie was in theatres.
This 3.3/4 action figure of The Crow/Eric Draven was released in 2014 by Funko Toys. The above image was used to advertise the toy online and shows a prototype that is lightly different from the actual figure, shown below.
This figure is so cool, I just love it! Not only am I a huge fan of this movie but I also adore Brandon Lee! I wish Funko had also made a version of the Crow with his trench coat that included a small crow bird! They could have also made a shirtless version of Eric Draven that comes with his guitar, along with other characters from the film such as Sgt. Albrecht, Top Dollar, Funboy, and Sarah. That would have been a really cool series to see!
Here is a closer look at the figure itself which, along with the packaging and "ReAction" logo, is styled after the original Star Wars Kenner action figures from 1978.... because retro stuff is cool! :) This Eric Draven figure comes with the decorative rod (lighting rod?) that he swiped from the Church roof during his climatic fight scene with Top Dollar at the end of the film. The 2005 NECA figure shown above on this page was the first to included the rod as an accessory.
Above is the back of the card. This figure was released as part of a "Horror Series" which I find odd as The Crow movie wasn't a horror film. There were a couple of scenes involving eyeballs that were a bit gross, but to me that doesn't make this a horror flick. The film is certainly stylized to have a dark, gothic look, but if that qualifies The Crow as being a horror movie then so were the Batman / Dark Knight movies! In any case, I've very happy to finally add this awesome little figure to my collection!
More "The Crow" Collectables:
These are items that I've found online that I think are awesome but don't yet have in my collection.....
Here is another awesome action figure. I don't know the year this one was made, or how tall it is, but it's definitely an awesome looking figure! Below is how the figure comes packaged.
Here's another view of the figure.
Here is another action figure set based on The Crow. Again, I'm not sure what year this was from. The box packaging for this figure set is shown below.
...and another action figure. This one shows the Crow with his long leather jacket and comes with a tombstone. It looks like this is the same figure that was included in the Reflections set shown above.
This is the large 18 inch action figure that was made. It has motion activated sound.
This is a small PVC figure which looks to have been very well made. Below is another figure from the same set.
In 2014 Hot Toys produced this amazing doll of The Crow. The costuming on this dolls is phenomenal! The amount of detail is too awesome for words!!! I wish I had one!
Here is the Hot Toys web site page about this item:
Here are some closer views of the face on the Hot Toys doll.
It doesn't look much like Brandon Lee but is awesome none the less.
This is a magnet set made by NECA, the same company that made the 12 inch talking doll shown above, as well as the 6.5 inch figure set of The Crow and Top Dollar. Therefore, it's likely this magnet set was made around the same time, between 2002 and 2005.
This is an amazing poster of Brandon Lee as the Crow!!! Bask in the awesomeness of this black light poster! The illustration and the way it is coloured are perfect! Brandon Lee looks like a God emerging from the heavens!!! Super cool! :) This image was found on e-bay. I believe this poster is from the 1990s or early 2000s. There is a second black light poster in which the image is just the logo with the words "The Crow". Both are very cool!
I love the look of this movie poster.
Crow Wannabe: WWE Wrestler Sting
In the mid 1990's due to the popularity of Brandon Lee's version of the Crow, the character was essentially copied by the former WWF wrestling company (now called WWE) when they introduced the character Sting. Above is a 6 inch action figure that I have of the character that came with a fabric "leather" trench coat, the same type of coat that The Crow wears. This version of the action figure is a collectable variation that shows Sting with a red face, however the character typically had white face makeup with black details just like the Crow. Oddly enough there doesn't seem to have been any legal issues raised by Mr. O'Barr or the studio that owns the movie, Miramax Films. At least I haven't heard of any, and as such the character is still in use today.
Here's the back view of the coat.
Here's the Sting figure without his coat to show that he even has the same length and style of hair as Brandon Lee's version of the Crow. I only wish that some toy company would make an action figure of the Crow that is as well done as this one! This figure was made with an action feature in which you squeeze the figure's legs to make the arms move. Awesome!
Movies and TV Series
This section is from the Brandon Lee page but I copied it here too as the different home movie formats have now become collectables.
The above DVD set has all four Crow movies and is the deal of the century. I bought it in Feb 2014 at HMV for only $10. It includes the original Brandon Lee film "The Crow" (1994), and all of the film sequels that have ever been made: "The Crow: City of Angels" (1996), "The Crow: Salvation" (2000), and "The Crow: Wicked Prayer" (2005). However, this set doesn't include the Brandon Lee interview that was included on the VHS release of the first film, or any other extras.
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Original photos of collectables © Mike Artelle, Dec 2013
Other images were found everywhere online, or on Pinterest, or at the links provided.