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|Toylines (alphabetical order)|
|Alien vs Predator (2004)|
|Chronicles of Riddick (2003)|
|Fall Out Boy (2007)|
|Insane Clown Posse (2003)|
|Johnny Cash (2007)|
|Land of the Dead (2006)|
|Nightmares of Lovecraft (2005)|
|Now Playing (2004)|
|Professional Bull Riding (2005)|
|Robot Chicken (2011)|
|Snoop Dogg (2003)|
|Street Fighter (2004)|
|Super Street Fighter (2011)|
|Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)|
|When Puppets Attack (2005)|
|World of Warcraft (2004)|
|Toylines (chronological order)|
|2003||Chronicles of Riddick|
|2003||Insane Clown Posse|
|2003||Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life|
|2004||Alien vs Predator|
|2004||World of Warcraft|
|2005||Nightmares of Lovecraft|
|2005||Professional Bull Riding|
|2005||When Puppets Attack|
|2006||Land of the Dead|
|2007||Fall Out Boy|
|2011||Super Street Fighter|
|□||About SOTA Toys
SOTA Toys is housed in a 6500 sq ft State of The Art facility which it shares with its sister company SOTA f/x, whose credits include the films Spawn, House on Haunted Hill, The Abyss and Steven Spielberg's latest, AI. SOTA is a full service studio offering the best in design, sculpture, computer modeling, molding, casting and painting.
(SOTA stands for State of the Art)
In 1986, at the age of 17, Jerry Macaluso entered the field of special effects makeup assisting Norman Cabrera on the set of the horror film Scarecrows. A year later he became the youngest-ever effects supervisor on a studio film when he designed and created the special effects for The Unholy. Shortly thereafter, Macaluso was hired to re-create Toxie for The Toxic Avenger II, Troma's sequal to the cult classic Toxic Avenger.
In 1990 Macaluso moved to Los Angeles, California and formed SOTA FX with partner Roy Knyrim. The next several years were spent creating effects for such films as Darkman, Indian In The Cupboard, Spawn, the Weird Science television series and Gods and Monsters.
In the late 1990's, Macaluso formed a toy development company called SOTA Sculpture and Design which designed and created action figure prototypes for Hasbro, Mattel, Toy Biz, ReSaurus and Palisades Toys, among others.
In 2001 a new company called Plastic Fantasy was created. Plastic Fantasy designed and manufactured action figures of porn stars including Jenna Jameson, Brianna Banks, Christy Canyon and Asia Carrera. The companies products have been featured on The Tonight Show, Nightline and Newsweek.
Following on the success of Plastic Fantasy, Macaluso formed SOTA Toys to manufacture action figures and collectibles based on such properties as Capcom's fighting game series Street Fighter, the Universal film Chronicles Of Riddick starring Vin Diesel, Blizzard Entertainment's World Of Warcraft and music legend Johnny Cash. SOTA Toy's horror themed line, Now Playing, featuring characters from such iconic films as The Thing, Darkman, Tremors, Saw and Dog Soldiers, is considered by many figure collectors to set the standard for detail and quality in the toy industry.
In 2005 Macaluso began producing horror films under the Karza Productions and Centuri Films labels. The first film, Night Skies, is based on the true story of six travellers in Phoenix, Arizona who are terrorized by an unknown creature during the night of the infamous Phoenix Lights incident on March 13, 1997.
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