The Universal Monsters, and the films they terrorized, are an integral component to American film history and we are glad to see the ol' Gang of Horrors getting their due with a number of action figure and toy releases. While Diamond Select Toys have been bringing out Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and a number of others in their Select-scale, our pals over at Mezco Toyz are planning a full barrage of monsters in all styles and sizes! We gazed at the entire lineup during Toy Fair 2012, and now we're that much closer to owning them with the latest announcement that the 9" Frankenstein will be the first release! The styling on these hearkens back to Mezco's earlier lines like Gangsters Inc., Reservoir Dogs, and the stylized Tony Montana from "Scarface" with realistic texturing placed over more exaggerated sculpts. We can't wait to have this re-animated monster on our shelves in time for Halloween!
Read on for all the info straight from Mezco Toyz, along with a shot of the variant version of Frankenstein's Monster!
Mezco Reveals Universal Monsters: 9inch Scale Frankenstein
Mezco proudly presents one of the world’s most famous monsters…Frankenstein! Constructed by the infamous Dr Frankenstein from corpses, and resurrected by curious machines powered by a bolt of lightning, he terrorized the countryside.
Now he is brought to life by Mezco’s award-winning design team. This 9inch scale Frankenstein features a real cloth coat and shirt. His finely detailed body boasts ten points of articulation and is covered with scars from his assembly.
Each Frankenstein is packaged in his own collector friendly display box.
Since being revealed at the recent 2012 New York International Toy Fair, Frankenstein has been heaped with praise;
“…unique and dynamic…” –Famous Monsters Of Filmland
"…I will buy a set as soon as they're released ... " -Bob Burns
“…impressive…I want them all…”- BattleGrip.com
Mike Drake, Mezco’s Director Of Special Projects proclaimed “We’re all Universal fans at Mezco and our genuine love and reverence for these characters will be more then evident in the final products. Here at Mezco, we understand that Horror is Universal”.
Mezco’s Frankenstein ships in September 2012….just don’t tell the villagers.
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