It’s Friday the 13th, and Some new creeps are flying from the Boglands into the toy department.

TriAction Toys is extending the Boglins brand with the introduction of Bat Boglins, a “blood-suckingly fun” new collection of characters that include a feature that no Boglins have ever had in the past: wings.

“Bat Boglins had been promised to fans more than 30 years ago but never launched,” says TriAction Toys President Chris Cofoni. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring them out of their caves and put them onto customers’ hands in time for this fall.”

Bat Boglins Drak, Vlad, and Orlock will be available to preorder on May 24 as part of a global online event. Consumers in the U.S. will find Drak and Vlad offered via BigBadToyStore and Tonyk with Orlock being offered exclusively at

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Originally released by Mattel, Boglins have amassed a cult following over the past 30 years, and the Toy Book was first to report on the brand relaunch in 2020 when Boglins co-creator Tim Clarke, licensor Seven Towns, and Mark Freedman of Surge Licensing inked a deal with TriAction Toys to relaunch the line in all of its original glory. The hand-controlled figure puppets have a rubbery feel, moveable glow-in-the-dark eyes, and arrive inside packaging that recalls the originals with “wooden” crate-like boxes with bent plastic jail bars.

According to TriAction Toys, more than 100,000 Boglins have been sold over the past year.

“The reaction from Boglins fans to this relaunch has been amazing,” says Boglins co-creator Tim Clarke says. “I can’t wait to see these newest Bat Boglins on their hands and in their collections.”

Boglins were created by Clarke alongside Maureen Trotto and Larry Mass for the Seven Towns company in 1986. More than $100 million in Boglins were sold during the brand’s initial run.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.