SIDESHOW TOY UNVEILS NEW HOLY GRAIL ACTION FIGURES
by Hans ten Cate
Wednesday, 26 June 2002

Sideshow Toy, Inc. has added a number of new figures to their Monty Python & the Holy Grail line-up. Set for release later this year, the new figures are rapidly expanding this very successful series. Soon, we might be able to re-enact the entire film in our living rooms. Now suppose we build a small wooden badger...

Knights of the Round Table - Series 2

Series 2 of the Knights of the Round table feature 'muddied' figures of the five knights of Camelot: King Arthur, Sir Robin, Sir Galahad, Sir Bedevere, and Sir Launcelot. This time, the knights do have shit all over them, giving them that well-traveled look. What do you expect when they run around the countryside on pretend horses?

As before, each figure comes with an accessory. This time Sideshow has sweetened the pot and has added for each knight their own version of 'The Book of the Film,' open to a page which corresponds with their character.

Portraits of the knights were sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigson. The figures will be part of a limited edition set and will ship in October/November 2002. Suggested retail price for the entire set of five is $150 US.

The Rude Frenchman

From the battlements of the Sacred Castle comes the Rude Frenchman! This great taunter of English nobility is the next release in Sideshow's line of 12" figures from 'The Holy Grail.' The Rude Frenchman features the likeness of John Cleese. It has over 30 points of articulation and comes with an authentic replica of the costume, bill hook and chicken.

Sideshow's Disclaimer: Thou has to supply thine own voice if you want The Rude Frenchman to taunt. The figure does not speak on its own. Silly-witted bottom biters must also supply their own pimple bursting and bucket of slops! Chicken does not fly on its own. Take heed! Severe flesh wounds and humiliation await you as this figure contains tiny, nasty looking little pieces! Not for for those under 5!

Portrait of Cleese's French taunter was sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigson. The figure will be part of a limited edition run of 7,500 and is expected to ship in November/December 2002. Suggested retail price is $40 US.

The Bridgekeeper

If you were standing at the edge of the Bridge of Death, staring at the Bridgekeeper, you'd better know the answer! This creepy 'question-and-answer' guy is the next release in SideShow's line of Holy Grail action figures. The Bridgekeeper features the likeness of Terry Gilliam. It has over 30 points of articulation and comes with an authentic replica of the costume, a European Swallow, an African Swallow and a necklace of bones.

Sideshow's Disclaimer: Thou has to supply thine own voice if you want The Bridgekeeper to ask questions. The figure does not speak on its own. If you supply the wrong answers you will have to do your own throwing! Take heed! Severe flesh wounds and humiliation await you as this figure contains tiny, nasty looking little pieces! Not for for those under 5!

Portrait of Gilliam's Bridgekeeper was sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigson. The Bridgekeeper will be part of a limited edition set and is expected to ship in November/December 2002. Suggested retail price is $40 US.