"Marion, don't look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion, don't look at it no matter what happens." Fans of 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark remember this warning from Indiana Jones as the Nazis opened the Ark. But Major Arnold Ernst Toht of the Gestapo saw the horrors of the Ark with wide eyes. He let out a shrill scream... before his skin melted, and now a new candle pays tribute to the memorable special effects moment.

Depicting the sinister Gestapo agent's face that's contorted in a final scream, the Melting Toht Candle is now available to pre-order for $31.59 and is slated for a 2015 release from Firebox. We have the item's official details and images below (via Firebox). If you're interested in this item, then you might also dig Firebox's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Monkey Brains Bowl.

"If you've seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, there's probably one scene that really sticks in the memory. No not that gigantic boulder tumbling after Indy, nor when he shoots that sword-twirling nutter in the market square, nor even when he has that uncomfortable staring contest with a cobra...

No, we're talking about when ruthless Gestapo agent Toht gets his gory comeuppance at the end of the film – you know, when his eyes roll back like a couple of boiled eggs and he lets out a blood-curdling scream as his entire face dribbles off his skull. That bit. Just awesome. He did Nazi that coming.

Whether it left you with nightmares for weeks or just had you repeatedly hitting the re-wind button, celebrate one of the greatest deaths in all of cinema history with the Melting Toht Candle. Thankfully this detailed replica won't melt quite as fast so you can really savour the moment.

  • Celebrate one of the greatest special-effects deaths in movie history
  • Wax replica of sadistic Gestapo agent Toht – spectacles, fedora n' all
  • Thankfully it melts a lot slower than his face does in the film
  • Doesn't emit a blood-curdling screech as it burns

Face-melting Trivia:

The facial cast of actor Ronald Lacey for Toht's famous face-melt scene was made of 'alginate' – the same stuff dentists use to take impressions of your teeth.

Please Note:

  • Just light the wick to set the glorious melting process in motion – there's no need to seek out the Ark of the Covenant and unceremoniously release its supernatural powers.

Product Features:

  • Highly detailed candle bust of Major Arnold Ernst Toht
  • Includes black leather jacket, fedora, spectacles and gaping mouth
  • Comes in a cardboard presentation box that looks like a wooden crate
  • What could look better atop your mantelpiece or grand piano?


  • Box measures approximately 19.5cm(W) x 22.5cm(H) x 11cm(D)"

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.