Last year, Art Asylum hooked up with Mike Markowitz, and Aztech Toys was
born. Aztech produced a series of unusual horror figures, based on
the early silent films, and called them Silent Screamers. Knock
Renfield was the psychotic gopher of the infamous vampire, Nosferatu.
These figures are currently going on clearance at several places, and
will be in many more. The best spot right now is from www.kbkids.com
where they are $4.99. There are two versions of each - a 'color'
version and a 'black and white' version.
Packaging - ***1/2
The only thing lacking here is the ability to remove the figure from the
card without destroying it. Otherwise, this packaging is absolutely
perfect - the graphics are beautiful, the design eye catching and
The small 'Silent Screamers' logo is also loose in the package, and
makes a great display item. By the way, the terrific package art was
done by none other than Alex Ross!
Articulation - **
There are 8 points of articulation on Renfield, and the ball jointed
shoulders are nice. But the lack of elbows and knees hurt the
figure, particularly since the lower body is forced to remain in a single