"Cash cow franchise: No strings attatched"

Films: Puppet Master (1989), Puppet Master 2 (1990), Puppet Master 3: Toulon’s Revenge (1991), Puppet Master 4 (1993), Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994), Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), Retro Puppet Master (1999), Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003), Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (2004), Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010), Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012), Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017), Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)

Alias: Blade (Dr. Hess), Jester (Hans Seiderman), Pinhead (Herman Stauss), the Leech Woman (Ms. Leech, Ilsa), Tunneler (Joseph Sebastein), Gengie, Shredder Khan, Torch, Djinn the Homunculus, Mephisto, Six-Shooter, the Decapitron (Andre Toulon), Tank, Matthew Mutant, the Retro Puppets, Ninja puppet, Comb Queen, Blitzkrieg, Bombshell, Kamikaze, Weremancht

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted home/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of small action figures.

Affiliation: Evil, then Good (except for the Nazi/demon-created ones)

Summary: Behold, one of the most sprawling franchises we've had the (mis)fortune to come across. Seriously, we get it, Full Moon. This is supposed to be your flagship franchise. But damn, do you not know when to put it away?!

History: Argh. Years of negative continuity have confused us aplenty. But let's try our best with our favorite interpretation. Andre Toulon was a hapless puppeteer and scientist who happened to like doing anti-Nazi puppet shows...in the early 1940s. When the nefarious 3rd Reich was still around. He lost everything to evil, but there was more to his puppets than meets the eye. With the help of soul transplantation and some strange liquid, he found a way to bring some of the most violent pint-sized figures to life. Each puppet tells a story, but the most prominent are Blade, the leader and a former colleague of Toulon, Jester, a former joker killed by Nazis, Pinhead, a good Samaritan also killed by Nazis, and Tunneler, a salt mine slave who didn't last long. Together, alongside other puppets, they serve whoever has the title of Puppet Master, whether it be for good or evil.

Notable Kills: The most unsettling deaths belong to either the Leech Woman or Tunneler for how visceral they can be.

Final Fate: The puppets have been on several adventures across time. Many have died but then came back again. They have either killed innocents, or faced off against the forces of evil, such as Nazis or even the wrathful demon god Sutekh (this version of Set) and his army of Totems. In their last canon appearance, they set out to fight the immortal husks created by previous Puppet Masters.

Powers/Abilities: NoneEach puppet has a unique power and ability, be it Six-Shooter's flawless aim, Pinhead's disproportionate strength, or Leech Woman's ability to summon leeches.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3-You'd better hope this motley crew of little killers has been sent for a decent purpose. Otherwise, your death will not be a quick one. With that said, when their targets are mostly demons and Nazis, we can safely say that they're getting the hang of this whole hero thing.

Trivia: -This franchise was the first thing ever conceived by Full Moon Entertainment, a studio that rose from the ashes of Charles Band's Empire Pictures, and has been making horror movies ever since on a level similar to Troma Pictures.

-Merchandising for this franchise includes costumes, model kits, trading cards, figures, and a couple comic series that shined light upon the little details of the franchise's world.

Image Gallery

As well as too many sequels. How's that for size?

"And this one will use explosions to kill. His name...Micheal Bay!"

Except for the studio, which owns their fate.

Griffin? Is that you or a lousy imposter?

For a given amount of "good", but yeah.

How John Wayne looks to normal people now.

They turned good because they realized this all makes no sense.

"Everyone knows me, right?! RIGHT?!"

The problem with free will: imagination of this level.

The Red Skull is leading them?! What sense does that make?!

Just call it "The Clipshow".

Full Moon just had to do it.

"I swear the franchise isn't dead!"

Hey! Don't forget the other members of his posse.

Weirdest Hellsing crossover ever. Wait a minute...

Next up, the Alt-Right!

Just...just let this gravy train die.

How much tiny havoc can you stand?


Cue Hitler rant in 3...2...

"And you'll star in a one-episode sitcom!"

"Master, we inform you that Rita Repulsa called. She wants one of her monsters to return. Think she's talking about you?"

All-New? Have you been paying attention to your movies?!

Pray for your franchise to survive.

Aw, how cute!

One of the posters here is merging with this one! Panic!

Take your pick on which one offends you more, but remember. Nazi creations.

Girl, that's impractical as all Hell. You're not Lady Deathstrike!

"Sorry, dad, but we've got a franchise to ruin in the next few years!"

"So...this is my gimmick? Okay."

"You'd think the red eyes would be enough, but guess what...there's a reason they call me TORCH!"

"Ever danced with the Devil in pale moonlight?"

So...who wants to be the daddy?


"End my suffering."

Really? Can it at this point?

Casper the Friendly Ghost worked on this? How sad.

"For once, a retcon benefits us! Onward!"

Dora's Map met his end...painfully
"Why wasn't I programmed with better arms?! DOES NOT COMPUTE!"

He's actually drilling all the films into his head.

"For the last time, lady! I will NOT go out with you!"

"Does anybody remember me? Please?"

"Before I kill you, don't take a pic of this. This pose...raises questions."

"Yeah. Real intimidated. You see how easy that was?"

"Why are we alive?! We're in so much pain from the shoddy materials used to make us!"

"This is for that damned clipshow! IT WAS THE ENTIRE FILM!"

"You think you're better than us by having more movies?! I'll chew your head off just for that!"

"I knew the Alt-Right were idiots, but geez!"

Behind that smile and blood, the realization that his life is going nowhere is there in Blade.