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Collecting Monsters => Modern Monster Toys => Topic started by: Anton Phibes on January 29, 2021, 06:03:45 PM

Title: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 29, 2021, 06:03:45 PM
TAKE HEED MY FRIENDS, NECA HAS ACQUIRED UNI AS WELL AS HAMMER. THIS IS THEIR TWITTER ICON AT PRESENT!!!!! Looks like an Ultimate figure. Note the wrist articulation. I am sure they may do color and black and white given their marketing for other lines. I would expect an announcement soonish. They also hinted Hammer at the end of last year. Gonna be a good year for classic monsters!

(https://i.imgur.com/1Sy0vgo.jpg)
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Post by: the_last_gunslinger on January 29, 2021, 06:05:51 PM
Beat me by literally seconds.

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Post by: Count Zachula on January 29, 2021, 06:29:47 PM
This is BIG.  These have the potential to be the best figures of these characters ever created.
Though, maybe I'm hyping myself up too much. Either way, cannot wait to see what they have in store!

Also there is a bigger photo from Toyark:

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/01/NECA-Frankenstein-Preview.jpg)
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 29, 2021, 07:56:00 PM
Sculpt is amazing!
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Post by: geezer butler on January 29, 2021, 08:54:37 PM
Holy $#&*

Great news. Thanks for posting.
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Post by: StyreneDude on January 29, 2021, 09:26:38 PM
Sideshow 8" just became obsolete.

Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 29, 2021, 09:40:25 PM
I lightened the preview picture. You can see the articulation a little more clearly. It's definitely an Ultimate. Which means the possibility of different heads, hands, and accessories exists. I may finally get the perfect Wolfman figure. This will be the first line I would do variants on and buy both the color and black and white offerings.

(https://i.imgur.com/cuJ3NjB.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on January 29, 2021, 10:38:21 PM
This announcement by Neca has surprised everyone especially in January. I had a good feeling That Neca was going to be doing Universal Monsters at some point in time when they were releasing the Universal Halloween masks it was only a matter of time. Starting this line off with  this fantastic sculpt of Karloffís Monster just makes sense and I do believe Universal has the rights to him in the makeup for the Frankenstein Monster and The Mummy Imhotep. Which Iím expecting to be the next UM Neca will release. It seems the Silver Screen edition will be the general release and as far as the color variant for the Frankenstein goes I think that Neca will release that as some type of exclusive At Walmart or Target later on , which seems to be the way Neca releases variations these days. As he will be an Ultimate most likely He will have 2-3 head sculpt expressions with various accessories chains, manacles maybe even a Brain or torch. Iím hoping that the Neca Ultimate Karloff Monster is released by May or June. In the coming days there will be more information and especially with It being Toyfair season as this yr will be virtual of course . As a collector Iím excited Neca will do their versions of Universal Monsters! I will purchase this Frankenstein piece  immediately for sure.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: fearliath on January 29, 2021, 10:50:24 PM
I have never purchased anything NECA and I know nothing about them so I have a few questions if anyone is willing to answer. I have heard a lot of people complain about trying to actually obtain some of the NECA figures and itís confused me somewhat. I know they sell some figures in stores but not all of them? Are some extremely limited and some not?

Basically, when these go on sale is there a chance someone might not be able to get one because they didnít utilize a bot to order at the speed of light?  Iíd hate to get A Frank and Wolfman and then not be able to get a Creature or whatever. If itís a hassle to buy them I just wonít bother. How are such figures usually sold?
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: aura of foreboding on January 29, 2021, 11:04:03 PM
This is beautiful.  I hope they keep producing these and ultimately do a Lugosi.  I worry about Karloff fatigue, but I will buy one because it's stunning.  I just don't want to get burned again like I did with Mezco, where I go in on BOTH color and black and white and then don't get another figure.  I don't do black and white, and I have tried to say no to Karloff Frankenstein items...  But I am going to go all in again, and I hope it pays off.  I want a Chaney Wolf Man and Phantom, a Lugosi Dracula, and a Creature. 
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Palifan on January 30, 2021, 03:53:38 AM
The figure does look excellent but I only tend to go for cloth clothed figures in my collection so I will probably pass on most of these (although there's always room for Wolfman and The Creature if they look good  ;D).

I know a lot of people like these ultimate figures and it certainly seems like the way the bulk of collectors have gone. I definitely can see the appeal with articulation and posing, but it's just the joints/joins to the movable areas that don't quite work for me.

Each to their own though and it really is a nice looking figure so I can why there will be a lot of happy people out there. Also this really does look like a massive year for Monster Toys, we could be at the start of another slight monster craze for this type of thing (you'll know we are when Monopoly release a Universal set  8))......about time!

Ian
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on January 30, 2021, 06:38:30 AM
At Fearliath No,I collect a lot of Neca pieces and these will not be extremely hard to get especially this  first Release of Karloffís Monster as Iím Pretty sure they will make him widely available on websites such as bigbadtoystore.Com, entertainment earth, Amok Time and The Neca Direct eBay/Amazon store & other specialty shops who carry Neca items. Necaís hard to get exclusives are the popular Ninja Turtles Animated figures at Target and Classic Movie figures Walmart and there are some difficulties obtaining them because you can only get them there or sometimes on the Neca store.com which carry limited figures at times. However If they have a colored variant planned in which Iím
Sure they do because Neca really likes to repaints and rehash figures  which makes sense do to getting value out of their sculpture molds, the colored Frankenstein will probably be an exclusive later at Target or Walmart. Neca seems to be doing their exclusive variants these days at those places. Iím thinking his retail will be around $30-36 which most Ultimate Neca figures are.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on January 30, 2021, 09:11:19 AM
I normally do not collect the Neca 7-inch PVC figures, as I prefer the 8-inch cloth ones.  But I will definitely be making an exception here!  Iím sure the detail and sculpts are going to be amazing! 
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: fearliath on January 30, 2021, 10:27:49 AM
However If they have a colored variant planned in which Iím
Sure they do because Neca really likes to repaints and rehash figures  which makes sense do to getting value out of their sculpture molds, the colored Frankenstein will probably be an exclusive later at Target or Walmart. Neca seems to be doing their exclusive variants these days at those places. Iím thinking his retail will be around $30-36 which most Ultimate Neca figures are.

Thank you Dark Knight! This was actually my concern. I would for sure go for the color version (Iíve never liked the black and white stuff, just a strong personal preference). Iím just hesitant to chase a limited release figure all over retail stores. Especially if I have to do that for multiple figures.

NECA stuff is extremely impressive though so Iím sure Iíll get sucked in.
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Post by: zombiehorror on January 30, 2021, 10:47:51 AM
While this looks killer, at this point I'm more interested in what their Hammer offerings will be.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 30, 2021, 12:52:35 PM
Darn. I just posted this news and did not see, Anton's post.

Neca and Universal Monsters, awesome!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on January 30, 2021, 01:31:23 PM
Yeah for the Sideshow collection and some of the Diamond Select figures I too went for the Colored UM variants , even the Mezco One:12 Frankenstein but to be different now I think Iím getting the Obvious Silver Screen Karloff Frankenstein and the rest of the Neca Universal
Monsters in B & W. I think if and when they do a Lugosi Dracula he will probably released later down the road as it seems the Lugosi Dracula under Universal Studios is always one of the later items  to
Come out like from  Sideshow and the harder license to obtain but maybe this time a Lugosi will be out much sooner.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on January 31, 2021, 04:20:49 PM


Iím super excited for this, really and truly!


... but Iím also worried that Super7 lost the license before they could get the remainder of Reaction series 3 out and theseíll never be released.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 31, 2021, 04:34:29 PM

Iím super excited for this, really and truly!


... but Iím also worried that Super7 lost the license before they could get the remainder of Reaction series 3 out and theseíll never be released.

Oh....poop. This hadn't occurred to me. I hope they at least get Werewolf of London out to us.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: fearliath on January 31, 2021, 06:54:08 PM

Iím super excited for this, really and truly!


... but Iím also worried that Super7 lost the license before they could get the remainder of Reaction series 3 out and theseíll never be released.

Iím very concerned about this. I asked someone who would know and all I got back was crickets. So, Iím not feeling to optimistic. Sooooo close. Iím glad we got what we got but man those 5 others would have been legendary.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: geezer butler on January 31, 2021, 07:43:57 PM
I have never purchased anything NECA and I know nothing about them so I have a few questions if anyone is willing to answer. I have heard a lot of people complain about trying to actually obtain some of the NECA figures and itís confused me somewhat. I know they sell some figures in stores but not all of them? Are some extremely limited and some not?

Basically, when these go on sale is there a chance someone might not be able to get one because they didnít utilize a bot to order at the speed of light?  Iíd hate to get A Frank and Wolfman and then not be able to get a Creature or whatever. If itís a hassle to buy them I just wonít bother. How are such figures usually sold?

I think the NECA figures are great. I have probably a dozen or so: Godzilla (two versions), Predator, Freddy, Jason (2, 4, and 6), Michael, Leatherface, Chucky, Halloween 3, and Pinhead. I would say 8 I bought at local comic book shops and four I was lucky enough to find at Target.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 01, 2021, 08:33:47 AM
I don't typically collect figures of this size, but it looks like that may be changing!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 01, 2021, 10:03:16 AM
NECA has some fine products.  I don't have any issue with NECA figures,  like some collectors' of NECA do.
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 01, 2021, 04:30:31 PM
NECA has some fine products.  I don't have any issue with NECA figures,  like some collectors' of NECA do.

Nothing's perfect. But NECA does listen to fan's issues with figures and has fixed them in the past.  They do a lot of really innovative things with their figures that you'd never see from other companies.  Great sculpts, poseability, accessories, attention to detail and packaging. 10/10.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 01, 2021, 07:16:10 PM


Annnd....we'll get the obligatory first wave of a Karloff Frank Karloff Mummy. Wolf etc....

A second or third wave......then by the fourth when Its time to do Ygor or Ghost of Frank..or Kharis...the line will be dead.

No thanks.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 02, 2021, 11:42:30 AM

Annnd....we'll get the obligatory first wave of a Karloff Frank Karloff Mummy. Wolf etc....

A second or third wave......then by the fourth when Its time to do Ygor or Ghost of Frank..or Kharis...the line will be dead.

No thanks.

You just described every toy line for Universal Monsters in recent memory. Except for the ones that fail altogether like Jakks or Mezco 1;12 UM. Even Sideshow only went 15 characters deep and ended with Lugosi entries and Masqued Phantom. ;D
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: AndyFish on February 02, 2021, 03:43:43 PM
Isn't Neca the same company who stopped Planet of the Apes after two figures?   The company that jumped the gun on the JAWS license and blew it?  I'll be the Debby Downer and say I don't give this line much hope.   Hopefully Super7 finishes what they've announced but honestly it's taken so long I don't really care all that much anymore.

I think you'l have a better chance with Mego.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 02, 2021, 04:50:26 PM
I think NECA produced five Planet of the Apes figures
Dr. Zaius, Caesar, General Aldo, Soldier/Gorilla Ape and SDCC Conquest Ape. Then a MEGO'esque , 8" lineTaylor, Gorilla Ape and Aldo.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 02, 2021, 05:18:29 PM
Isn't Neca the same company who stopped Planet of the Apes after two figures?   The company that jumped the gun on the JAWS license and blew it?  I'll be the Debby Downer and say I don't give this line much hope.   Hopefully Super7 finishes what they've announced but honestly it's taken so long I don't really care all that much anymore.

I think you'l have a better chance with Mego.

They did two retros/mego style and quit. Not enough people bought them. They did better with their line of articulated, all sculpt action figures. Yet no humans or mutants.  2 versions of Zaius, Cornelius, Cesare, Aldo, Ursus, and several of varying gorillas. They had Julius and Galen and others planned, but...again...not enough people bought them. So they quit. People have to actually buy the product to continue the line. There weren't enough of us. The newer film series received the main characters. Maurice, Cesare, Luca and Koba. I am hoping there are more Universal Monsters fans than POTA fans.

(https://i.imgur.com/lsLbwMp.jpg)

Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 02, 2021, 05:27:48 PM
If NECA only goes as deep as Dracula (Lugosi likeness), Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Creature from the Black lagoon, it's a line worth supporting. Would I like Kharis, Werewolf of London, Bride, Invisible Man, etc....sure. Not getting them isn't a deal breaker for me though. NECA makes great figures. They are also doing Hammer Horror.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: mjaycox on February 02, 2021, 06:21:08 PM
As much as I love Neca, and I think they have done some amazing jobs, it's hard for me to get excited about this again.

The UM style manual is hard to overcome, and I fear we are in for a lot more green jackets, and generic Draculas

Matt
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 02, 2021, 06:30:28 PM
As much as I love Neca, and I think they have done some amazing jobs, it's hard for me to get excited about this again.

The UM style manual is hard to overcome, and I fear we are in for a lot more green jackets, and generic Draculas

Matt

It appears the first Frank they are offering is black and white. So a bullet can be dodged regarding the green jacket on that one at least. I hope no generic Dracs,lol. I will be honest, if they could just give me an ultimate, definitive Wolfman, with heads of the different make ups, and maybe Larry Talbot I would be happy.
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Post by: the_last_gunslinger on February 02, 2021, 08:46:58 PM
It appears the first Frank they are offering is black and white. So a bullet can be dodged regarding the green jacket on that one at least. I hope no generic Dracs,lol. I will be honest, if they could just give me an ultimate, definitive Wolfman, with heads of the different make ups, and maybe Larry Talbot I would be happy.

An Ultimate Edition Wolf Man with an alternate Talbot head (along with alternate human hands) would be amazing.
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Post by: Buzzybean on February 03, 2021, 02:09:54 AM
I was pissed when NECA cancelled the Planet of the Apes line. I thought they were cool figures and had them all. The JAWS Brody/Scheider fiasco also sucked. But I'll buy these Universal Monsters. The Frankenstein looks boss af.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 03, 2021, 10:50:59 AM
#nogreenjacket
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 03, 2021, 02:39:28 PM
As much as I love Neca, and I think they have done some amazing jobs, it's hard for me to get excited about this again.

The UM style manual is hard to overcome, and I fear we are in for a lot more green jackets, and generic Draculas

Matt

If NECA makes a silver screen and color versions, you can just pop the color head and hands on the silver screen version.

Also...Mezco's color version of Frank has a black jacket.  Maybe its something they can request?
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Post by: Mord on February 03, 2021, 07:26:03 PM
As long as they do some Monolith Monsters, I'm in.
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Post by: geezer butler on February 04, 2021, 02:48:22 PM
As long as they do some Monolith Monsters, I'm in.

  :D
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Post by: Blue Fang on February 06, 2021, 10:40:40 PM
YES! This is awesome news! I've wanted them to go into the Universal Monsters for ages, I wonder if the loss of the Godzilla license pushed them to expand into additional properties or if this had been in the making for a while. Eitherway they look great and Neca's style of repainting and remolding will fit perfectly with the license

For Karloff Frankenstein alone they could make Black and White, Color, Poster, Burned, and the Fur clothes. Likewise with The Mummy they can easily remold Imhotep into Klaris and just milk ALL of the variants they can do with him
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Post by: Buzzybean on February 07, 2021, 12:50:41 AM
I want a Chaney Jr Mummy.
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Post by: the ugly insect on February 07, 2021, 07:28:09 AM
I want a Chaney Jr Mummy.

Iíve always been under the assumption that itís Universal themselves that have kept us from getting a Kharis mummy. Like some how they donít want to confuse the mummy brand with both Imhotep AND Kharis.  I know we got a Kharis variant with Hasbro 12Ē line and Horizon produced a beautiful Tom Tyler version of Kharis as a vinyl model kit in the 90s....although come to think of it...we did get a Kharis as the Mummy when Neca did the bobble head line.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on February 07, 2021, 05:23:19 PM
Iíve always been under the assumption that itís Universal themselves that have kept us from getting a Kharis mummy. Like some how they donít want to confuse the mummy brand with both Imhotep AND Kharis.  I know we got a Kharis variant with Hasbro 12Ē line and Horizon produced a beautiful Tom Tyler version of Kharis as a vinyl model kit in the 90s....although come to think of it...we did get a Kharis as the Mummy when Neca did the bobble head line.

The reason for this is two-fold: the 2002/3 re-design of the Universal Monsters in the style book AND the Karloff deal.  BEFORE the 2003 re-design and the later Karloff deal (especially in the late '90s), we were seeing Kharis everywhere.  Since the Karloff deal, we have seen ZIP.  The 1997 style guide art, which featured Kharis heavily, and the 1991 art, which was clearly based on Kharis, just disappeared after the 2003 style guide re-do, which aimed to remove the monsters from the actors as much as possible.  And this art has NOT changed in 20 years with the exception of adding Karloff's face to the monster and the Mummy when license holders opt to pay for it.  When the Karloff deal was struck, Universal put Karloff's face on everything: every package, every piece of art.  Strange and Chaney just got the boot.  The 2003 stylebook re-do was the worst thing to happen to the Universal Monsters, which were doing so well in the 1997 style guide, the shortest and best in our lifetimes.   
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 11, 2021, 07:07:20 PM
https://bloody-disgusting.com/toys/3651826/necas-upcoming-black-white-frankenstein-figure-includes-three-heads-images/

Shipping Late June/Early July 2021

(https://i1.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/feranky1.jpg?resize=768%2C1152&ssl=1)

(https://i2.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/frank3.jpg?resize=768%2C968&ssl=1)

(https://i2.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/stein4.jpg?resize=768%2C512&ssl=1)

(https://i1.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/stein2.jpg?resize=768%2C512&ssl=1)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Hopefullygoodgrammar on February 11, 2021, 07:12:42 PM
Not sure how I feel about the headsculpts. They don't look quite right, not gaunt enough. I hope they do a retro-cloth version, and I hope we get some ultimates for Kharis and the Wolfman.
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Post by: the_last_gunslinger on February 11, 2021, 08:47:23 PM
Not sure how I feel about the headsculpts. They don't look quite right, not gaunt enough. I hope they do a retro-cloth version, and I hope we get some ultimates for Kharis and the Wolfman.

I like the neutral head sculpt. Not a fan of the more expressive ones. I don't tend to swap heads on my figures that often, though, so I can live with it.

My biggest problem is lack of accessories. I mean, I don't know what else Frankenstein can come with, but Ultimate Edition figures usually come with a lot.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 11, 2021, 09:01:05 PM
As this is a line I dreamed would happen one day, I am going to try to stay positive. That being said SRP is...39.99. Ouchie.

EDIT: $32.99 AT VARIOUS ONLINE RETAILERS, SO THAT'S A BIT BETTER.
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Post by: Mike Scott on February 11, 2021, 10:39:46 PM
That being said SRP is...39.99. Ouchie.

Wish that Mondo Creature I bought had only been $39.99!  ;D
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Post by: Mike Scott on February 11, 2021, 10:42:40 PM
I mean, I don't know what else Frankenstein can come with . . .

Those steps he's standing on would be pretty nice!
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on February 11, 2021, 10:54:35 PM
I think The Karloff Frankenstein Monster is a great looking figure , each head to me looks accurate and  Trevor Grove did a great job on it. He has been sculpting many of the Neca figures lately and he worked for Sideshow in the past. The Silver screen edition of the paint apps also look great. I saw the Monster was up for Pre order tonight through Amoktime. Com at $31.99 plus ship. I believe the general retail will be between $30-$35 for him. I canít wait to get him  Iím either pre ordering him soon or I will buy him at a local collector shop.  Also I expect them to be at Walmart and Target as well, but generally I buy Neca from a local shop or online I like to support the small businesses. Neca also sells the new figures first before any retailers get them through their eBay store so that is also an option. Late June/Early July canít come soon enough. Iím Expecting Neca to show more prototypes very soon , remember this is a 90th Anniversary  UM line so a Lugosi Dracula might not be too far behind.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 11, 2021, 11:13:56 PM
I think The Karloff Frankenstein Monster is a great looking figure , each head to me looks accurate and  Trevor Grove did a great job on it. He has been sculpting many of the Neca figures lately and he worked for Sideshow in the past. The Silver screen edition of the paint apps also look great. I saw the Monster was up for Pre order tonight through Amoktime. Com at $31.99 plus ship. I believe the general retail will be between $30-$35 for him. I canít wait to get him  Iím either pre ordering him soon or I will buy him at a local collector shop.  Also I expect them to be at Walmart and Target as well, but generally I buy Neca from a local shop or online I like to support the small businesses. Neca also sells the new figures first before any retailers get them through their eBay store so that is also an option. Late June/Early July canít come soon enough. Iím Expecting Neca to show more prototypes very soon , remember this is a 90th Anniversary  UM line so a Lugosi Dracula might not be too far behind.

I am sure NECA will eventually offer each monster entry as a color edition. I will buy both versions, which is something I have never done for any line...ever. I will do it here though.
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Post by: John Pertwee on February 12, 2021, 05:32:15 AM
Cheapest I have seen so far is $29.99
https://horrormerchstore.com/collections/7-inch-figures/products/frankenstein-ultimate-frankenstein-figure
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 12, 2021, 10:25:29 AM
The sculptor posted his work, sans any factory paints, Tight sculpt!

(https://i.imgur.com/md0u6M6.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 12, 2021, 10:35:21 AM
The sculptor posted his work, sans any factory paints, Tight sculpt!   

Too bad those aren't available as larger pieces - in ornaments, mini busts, etc.
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Post by: Universalrocks on February 12, 2021, 10:44:53 AM
Sculpt looks great!!!!! Must be bad lighting or bad photography on the prototype. I was not so sure what to think of this figure at first, now Im really excited!!!😁

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Post by: Sir Spooks-A-Lot on February 12, 2021, 11:45:08 AM
NECA's twitter profile pic just changed to The Mummy.
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Post by: comixzombie on February 12, 2021, 11:48:45 AM
NECA's twitter profile pic just changed to The Mummy.

I was just coming here to share it.

https://toynewsi.com/139-38334?fbclid=IwAR0hKMqoMUsJk93Z4YPQyuypDvP8LqwxXHY4p3Tdcc8oZnhopZt0mHwhBok (https://toynewsi.com/139-38334?fbclid=IwAR0hKMqoMUsJk93Z4YPQyuypDvP8LqwxXHY4p3Tdcc8oZnhopZt0mHwhBok)
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 12, 2021, 12:02:11 PM
Yeah, I'm definitely in for this. I hope we get some deeper cuts. I'd love to get a Werewolf of London and a Renfield.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Sir Spooks-A-Lot on February 12, 2021, 12:24:40 PM
Hopefully a Count Dracula will be in horizon soon...
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 12, 2021, 12:33:05 PM
My predictions for the Mummy figure...2 swappable heads, bandaged mummy and Ardeth Bay head, throw in a cloth robe and switchable feet with sandals and there's your Ardeth Bay figure! One can dream right?

(https://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/NECA/Universal-Monsters-2/NECA-Universal-Monsters-2__scaled_600.jpg)
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Post by: Sir Spooks-A-Lot on February 12, 2021, 12:34:37 PM
My predictions for the Mummy figure...2 swappable heads, bandaged mummy and Ardeth Bay head, throw in a cloth robe and switchable feet with sandals and there's your Ardeth Bay figure! One can dream right?

The real dream is it comes with swappable heads for Kharis (Tom Tyler and Lon Chaney Jr.) and hands.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 12, 2021, 12:50:01 PM
Given the ability for this type of "buck/generic" male body to be reusable, in reference the the Frankenstein Monster, they could offer Ghost, Frankenstein Meets Wolfman, House of (Glenn Strange) with the only new tooling being head sculpt. Personally I wish they would release differing heads same body for those films. one stop shopping. However, if they choose to do each individually (as SS did with their 1:6 line) I would support it.

My hope is for an Ultimate version of Wolfman, and Lugosi Dracula. Perhaps, with regards to Wolfman, the three head sculpts being the original make up, the make up from Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, and the make up from House of Dracula.

Barring that, a two pack of Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman with Bela stein would rock also.

I know I am getting ahead of myself, but I am a tad excited. Neca also has Hammer....so I am cautiously optimistic there as well. if they ever get Vincent Price and Harryhausen....over the moon.
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on February 12, 2021, 01:16:36 PM
Wish that Mondo Creature I bought had only been $39.99!  ;D

Great images here, and $31.99 preorder price!

https://amoktime.com/neca-universal-monsters-7-scale-action-figure-ultimate-frankensteins-monster-black-white/?mc_cid=7d197267e9&mc_eid=9d3fbb5b03
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 12, 2021, 01:20:44 PM
There are people on a variety of forums trashing these sculpts and saying they look nothing like Karloff. These figures are cause for rejoicing for Uni fans in my opinion. To each their own I guess. I am not going to allow anyone to rain on my parade. Unless the Wolfman isn't done because of the Chaney fight. Then I may cry.
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 12, 2021, 02:01:10 PM
There are people on a variety of forums trashing these sculpts and saying they look nothing like Karloff. These figures are cause for rejoicing for Uni fans in my opinion. To each their own I guess. I am not going to allow anyone to rain on my parade. Unless the Wolfman isn't done because of the Chaney fight. Then I may cry.

People say it looks nothing like Karloff? Have they even seen the film? FOOLS!
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Post by: Palifan on February 12, 2021, 02:01:48 PM
Not sure how I feel about the headsculpts. They don't look quite right, not gaunt enough. I hope they do a retro-cloth version, and I hope we get some ultimates for Kharis and the Wolfman.

I'm with you on the retro-cloth version, I'd probably go for that and this is a great looking figure but just not quite for me. Happy days though for those who do like these as it sounds like there should be quite an assortment of these classic icons coming soon.

Ian
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on February 12, 2021, 07:58:41 PM
Ok so there we have it our second release for the Neca UM Ultimate figure line will be the Karloff Mummy with no Surprise there I figured they would go with both Karloff figures since again universal has the rights to him in the make up so itís just easier to go ahead and do them right away. I look forward to both  Karloffís Monster and Imhotep  as they look  just Flat out awesome and we only saw a teaser of this Mummy. I do believe the Unawakened  head will also come with an Awake Karloff sculpt and another expression right out the movie and who knows he may even come with the sarcophagus. Randy Falk however did mention you will see LOTS of figures made, just wait and see. So this is a whole  New time period With another Universal Monsters  collection , I know the colored variants will happen but I think I may collect the Silver Screen editions this time around as I have plenty of the Universal Monsters in color form from the Sideshow 8Ē and 12Ē and Diamond Select assortments.
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Post by: deadonarrival on February 12, 2021, 08:01:21 PM
 I'd like to see toony terrors of universal and hammer but not sure if the license NECA has allows for it.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: the ugly insect on February 12, 2021, 08:12:15 PM
There are people on a variety of forums trashing these sculpts and saying they look nothing like Karloff. These figures are cause for rejoicing for Uni fans in my opinion. To each their own I guess. I am not going to allow anyone to rain on my parade. Unless the Wolfman isn't done because of the Chaney fight. Then I may cry.

I have to say that shot floating around against the white background of the Karloff Frankenstein (the one that shows the main fig, all the variant heads and accessories) has me a little nervous as it does not look as good as the pro shots with the figure posed against background scenery. Somethings off - the paint apps, the lighting....I donít know itís the only shot where the head sculpts look a little off to me. I have faith in Neca so Iím hoping itís just a weird lighting issue with that image. The Mummy teaser looks amazing.

I really hope Bela Jr plays nice with Neca because not getting a Neca Lugosi Dracula would be a travesty. Heís always working out licensing deals on a lot of sub par crap- this line really has the rare opportunity of dethroning the old 8Ē sideshows and Iíd hate to see the lack of Lugosi hurt the line the way it did the Diamond select line a few years back.

Speaking of Sideshow and Diamond Select- my only gripe with this Neca line is the lack of bases for the figures. Those sideshow bases in particular really added an element of class to those figures and even the Diamond select ones were at least fun.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Demonomania on February 12, 2021, 11:12:46 PM
Not sure how I feel about the headsculpts. They don't look quite right, not gaunt enough.

Yeah, the jaw is too square. Hopefully they'll thin out the face on the final product.

The 1:12 Mezco still reigns for now...

(https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0917/02/mezco-one-12-frankenstein-px_1_3c84820b05eda5de0066c3439007965e.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Buzzybean on February 13, 2021, 12:39:49 AM
I want a cobra to come with the Mummy.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Farley Flavors on February 13, 2021, 07:05:36 AM
Cheapest I have seen so far is $29.99

NECA's Randy Falk confirmed to Toyark that $29.99 is the regular retail price. I've seen the prices of their Ultimate figures jump to $32.99 at Entertainment Earth recently, so I don't know what the deal is. I'm pretty sure they were $22.99 when I started collecting them four years ago.


The sculptor posted his work, sans any factory paints, Tight sculpt!

Yes, Trevor Grove has such a talent. I'd like to go all in on this line, but I barely have any display space left. I'll need to pack up my Diamond Select figures to make room. I'd prefer color versions to B&W, so I might wait a bit to see what's in the pipeline. From this tweet yesterday, it's a good bet they'll end up releasing both versions:

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1360301531514372098
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 13, 2021, 01:45:46 PM
Ok so there we have it our second release for the Neca UM Ultimate figure line will be the Karloff Mummy with no Surprise there I figured they would go with both Karloff figures since again universal has the rights to him in the make up so itís just easier to go ahead and do them right away. I look forward to both  Karloffís Monster and Imhotep  as they look  just Flat out awesome and we only saw a teaser of this Mummy. I do believe the Unawakened  head will also come with an Awake Karloff sculpt and another expression right out the movie and who knows he may even come with the sarcophagus. Randy Falk however did mention you will see LOTS of figures made, just wait and see. So this is a whole  New time period With another Universal Monsters  collection , I know the colored variants will happen but I think I may collect the Silver Screen editions this time around as I have plenty of the Universal Monsters in color form from the Sideshow 8Ē and 12Ē and Diamond Select assortments.

I feel like its just the lighting.  In the actual film we never see the monster under super bright LED lights. I'm sure with natural lighting on anyone's toy shelf they will look great.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Lazarus on February 14, 2021, 01:40:16 AM
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They just posted this with the caption 'BEE Mine'

If this means Drac, I am so ready for this line.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on February 14, 2021, 03:19:40 AM
Necaís third figure will be an Ultimate Lugosi Dracula ! Finally Bela will be released early in a Universal Monsters Line! I had a feeling it was going to be announced on the 14th which makes sense because thatís when the movie was released 90 yrs ago today. I hope within the next couple days we see more images of Dracula and the Mummy figures. This line is already kicking off strong. Has anyone pre ordered their Karloff Frankenstein Monster if so from
Which website?
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 14, 2021, 06:32:55 AM
...  They just posted this with the caption 'BEE Mine'

If this means Drac, I am so ready for this line. 

I guess that's better than Jerusalem Cricket Mine - or Potato Bug (which is what we called them as kids) Mine.
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Post by: LugosiBot on February 14, 2021, 08:41:09 AM
This is the first Universal monsters line since the Sideshow figures that really speaks to me, especially with the promise of Hammer figures in the same scale and style that can be displayed with them, so I am getting back into collecting. Ordered Frank from BBTS. Since they have a pile of loot feature, depending on the schedule Neca is releasing the figures, it may save on shipping fees.
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 14, 2021, 04:47:57 PM
Necaís third figure will be an Ultimate Lugosi Dracula ! Finally Bela will be released early in a Universal Monsters Line! I had a feeling it was going to be announced on the 14th which makes sense because thatís when the movie was released 90 yrs ago today. I hope within the next couple days we see more images of Dracula and the Mummy figures. This line is already kicking off strong. Has anyone pre ordered their Karloff Frankenstein Monster if so from
Which website?

Where you getting this info? Not trying to be rude, just curious.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 14, 2021, 05:29:12 PM
... a two pack of Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman with Bela stein would rock ... 

A favorite movie from my youth.  I would love a really nice Bela Monster - one with the wide open mouth head.
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Post by: Lazarus on February 14, 2021, 06:19:07 PM
Where you getting this info? Not trying to be rude, just curious.

Only think we've seen is this hint photo.  Fingers crossed.  I'd LOVE a Van Helsing also.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 14, 2021, 08:12:00 PM
Welcome to the UMA, LugosiBot!  :)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 14, 2021, 08:21:44 PM
Where you getting this info? Not trying to be rude, just curious.

Facebook, NECA's page.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on February 14, 2021, 08:54:32 PM
I really, really hope Neca can go deep into the lineup of Universal Monstersí characters.  This would easily be the best thing to happen since the Sideshow days.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 14, 2021, 09:03:09 PM
I am excited. There are others who hate
A. Neca
B. The Karloff sculpt
c. Life and/or their existence
d. The Universe

who are not excited, and are criticizing the effort the minute its out of the gate.

This is why we can't have nice things. ;) ;D
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Post by: aura of foreboding on February 14, 2021, 11:31:58 PM
I HOPE it's a Lugosi Dracula.  It would seem to be, but, in my research, I have not seen an official confirmation of the speculation caused by the screencap of the beetle.  I'd have to pre-order all of them immediately if this were the case.   ;D
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 15, 2021, 12:02:23 AM
I HOPE it's a Lugosi Dracula.  It would seem to be, but, in my research, I have not seen an official confirmation of the speculation caused by the screencap of the beetle.  I'd have to pre-order all of them immediately if this were the case.   ;D

Uhm...the screen cap of the "beetle" is from the 1931 film. A film that celebrated it's 90th anniversary on Valentine's Day. The day the tease was added. With the statement "bee" mine. Because the bug looked like a bee's butt. It's a hint. Not a solicitation. Be cautiously excited, Aura. I think NECA is trying to allay folks's fears "What if they can't secure a Lugosi?" and "Will they make a zillion Frankenstein Monsters, and No one else?" with the Mummy tease and Dracula tease. Have faith, fellow monster lover. Have faith.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on February 15, 2021, 01:11:02 AM
Uhm...the screen cap of the "beetle" is from the 1931 film. A film that celebrated it's 90th anniversary on Valentine's Day. The day the tease was added. With the statement "bee" mine. Because the bug looked like a bee's butt. It's a hint. Not a solicitation. Be cautiously excited, Aura. I think NECA is trying to allay folks's fears "What if they can't secure a Lugosi?" and "Will they make a zillion Frankenstein Monsters, and No one else?" with the Mummy tease and Dracula tease. Have faith, fellow monster lover. Have faith.

Oh, I know, Anton.  It's the Jerusalem Beetle/Cricket that crawls out of the coffin.  Trust me, I got that part down, and I was stoked.  But, without a figure pic, I am hesitant.  I AM optimistic, but hesitant, since I know how hard Lugosi is to obtain when Universal is involved. 
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Post by: the ugly insect on February 15, 2021, 05:39:40 AM
My gut feeling is they secured the Lugosi license-especially with the Valentines Day tease- but should we be alarmed that with Frankenstein and Mummy tease we got direct pics of the figures and with the Dracula tease we only got a coffin shot which obviously hints at a Drac figure, but not necessarily a Lugosi Dracula figure? Again my gut tells me that if they donít have the Lugosi license secured there is no way they tease a generic Dracula figure this early in the line. Still, itís weird they didnít show him like they did with the other two.
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Post by: John Pertwee on February 15, 2021, 07:04:12 AM
I think it probably hasn't been sculpted or is in prototype stage. I think it is a simple reason that they didn't show a pic of the figure. NECA just announced the first release and then followed up with a pic of The Mummy. They know better than to tease fans with a screepcap from Dracula if there will not be a figure coming. It may be as simple as Jr. not approving one of the head sculpts and it being remade.
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on February 15, 2021, 11:55:15 AM
Yes I do agree , I been collecting Neca figures for a long time and especially these days when they show a teaser picture for a Figure it usually means that they will be making it based on that. Most likely recently they finalized the deal with Bela Jr. To secure the Lugosi Dracula rights  so they just wanted to express to collectors Hey were doing it without actually showing something because itís probably still in the early stages of the prototype or yet again as it was mentioned  Bela Jr. might have to  approve the head sculpt or design before they show the public any photos. As we speak I expect Neca at the studio in Hillside New Jersey is working hard on all of the Universal Monsters line! In the past two weeks Karloff Frankenstein, Mummy and a Lugosi Dracula already coming in 2021! This will take back a lot of collectors once again to the Late 90s - early 2000s of the Sideshow days when there was much excitement for Universal Monsters.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on February 15, 2021, 04:33:10 PM
Between NECA releasing the 7-inch Ultimate Edition figures, MEGO doing 8-inch cloth figures, and Super 7 covering the 3-3/4 lines, it appears The Renaissance of Universal Monsters toys is among us!  It truly is a great time to be a collector!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 15, 2021, 06:42:47 PM
Between NECA releasing the 7-inch Ultimate Edition figures, MEGO doing 8-inch cloth figures, and Super 7 covering the 3-3/4 lines, it appears The Renaissance of Universal Monsters toys is among us!  It truly is a great time to be a collector!

Don't forget Trick or Treat's masks and other items, and the forthcoming Iron Studios statues series in Aurora scale.
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 15, 2021, 08:01:44 PM
Between NECA releasing the 7-inch Ultimate Edition figures, MEGO doing 8-inch cloth figures, and Super 7 covering the 3-3/4 lines, it appears The Renaissance of Universal Monsters toys is among us!  It truly is a great time to be a collector!

And hopefully Mondo takes note of this and adds more of the monsters to match their most recent Gillman figure.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on February 15, 2021, 10:03:09 PM
Don't forget Trick or Treat's masks and other items, and the forthcoming Iron Studios statues series in Aurora scale.
I also forgot about the gorgeous (and very expensive) 1/6 scale statues by Infinite Statue.  Their upcoming Dracula diorama is a beautiful piece of art.  Hopefully, weíll see more monster dioramas from them in the near future.
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Post by: Sir Spooks-A-Lot on February 23, 2021, 05:50:26 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu8aIBaVIAI9gTe?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on February 23, 2021, 06:03:22 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu8aIBaVIAI9gTe?format=jpg&name=large)
One we have all been waiting for!!!  Love the tease.
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on February 23, 2021, 07:03:09 PM
Big Teaser today of Neca doing the Lon Chaney Jr. Wolfman ! It looks like Neca was able to workout the deal with Chaney Entertainment. Iím looking forward to the big reveals of the Mummy, Dracula and now Wolfman. In 2 weeks we have four Major Universal Monsters announced.  I estimate We will have between 5-6 Monsters by end of year. I canít wait to see more and Iím hoping we get a Larry Talbot head sculpt with the Wolfman as well as one of the accessories. I know these are only teasers except the Karloff Monster but again when Neca reveals a teaser it means they are going to do it. 2021 is yet again the year of the Universal Monsters collection!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 23, 2021, 08:20:38 PM
I may urinate my britches.
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Post by: Buzzybean on February 23, 2021, 10:59:29 PM
Good news about the Chaney Wolfman! What amaze me is how a company like Neca can keep this stuff under wraps for so long without anyone spilling the beans. When they released the news of the 8" JAWS figures they had finished pics of Quint and Brody figures in their outfits. I would imagine something like that would have had at least a year in development. I can only imagine what they are developing now that we won't hear about for another year.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on February 23, 2021, 11:26:43 PM
I like this teaser better than the Dracula one, at least I know it's a figure, and it's coming.  I am still uneasy about the Dracula teaser.  I really, really want to see something more than just the screencap.  That being said, I am stoked for a Wolf Man.  The new MEGO figure is not a Chaney licensed product, so it's a big deal to get a Chaney Universal figure.
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Post by: Doh! on February 24, 2021, 12:36:57 AM
I like where this is headed.
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Post by: LugosiBot on February 24, 2021, 03:25:10 AM
So it looks like they will sometimes offer the color version first before the black & white. I wonder how long we will wait until the other version is offered. I will be collecting the black & white.
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 24, 2021, 08:20:08 AM
I will be collecting the black & white.

Agreed. I've never been into the color Universal figures. I went all silver screen on the Sideshow figures unless there wasn't a silver screen version to be had.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 24, 2021, 10:04:01 AM
Buy both. Open one set, leave the other boxed. Theyre affordable enough to do that.
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 24, 2021, 12:00:11 PM
I will be collecting the black & white.

I'm not one for the silver screen editions (I like my shelves to be colorful), but if each figure comes with different heads, I may buy them just to have a different display option. Also I'll always give my money to NECA.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on February 24, 2021, 04:23:34 PM
The only way we are going to continue to get more our beloved Universal Monster figures is if they remain popular and profitable for Neca.  It almost always comes down to the bottomline, so if you can afford to pick up the color & B&W versions, do it!  I want Neca to go DEEP into the Uni Monsters character base.  Something we have not seen since Sideshow did it in the late 90's-early 2000's.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 24, 2021, 05:25:27 PM
The only way we are going to continue to get more our beloved Universal Monster figures is if they remain popular and profitable for Neca.  It almost always comes down to the bottomline, so if you can afford to pick up the color & B&W versions, do it!  I want Neca to go DEEP into the Uni Monsters character base.  Something we have not seen since Sideshow did it in the late 90's-early 2000's. 

When the figures were an inch taller and only $9.99?
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Post by: fearliath on February 24, 2021, 06:12:51 PM
I'll buy all the color versions if they are all readily available. But if they aren't all readily available I won't buy any. I'm not too keen on paying money to people who purposely make it difficult for me to pay them my money (I'm not saying NECA will do that). But I know companies sometimes think that "convention exclusives" is in vogue all the time. And maybe it is, but not for me.
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Post by: Count Zachula on February 24, 2021, 06:20:12 PM
But I know companies sometimes think that "convention exclusives" is in vogue all the time. And maybe it is, but not for me.

I feel like those exclusives help too.  They make limited amounts, sell them for more than the original, and if they completely sell out, they know people are invested in the line and want more.  That could also be the only way to get the more obscure characters in this series. 
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 24, 2021, 06:20:45 PM
The only way we are going to continue to get more our beloved Universal Monster figures is if they remain popular and profitable for Neca.  It almost always comes down to the bottomline, so if you can afford to pick up the color & B&W versions, do it!  I want Neca to go DEEP into the Uni Monsters character base.  Something we have not seen since Sideshow did it in the late 90's-early 2000's.

I appreciate the idea, but I donít think I can justify buying 7 extra figures (speculating if they do the heavy hitters of Frank, Bride, Dracula, Wolf Man, Mummy, Creature, Invisible Man) at $30-35 a piece that I have no interest in. I fully support anyone else stepping up to the plate and buying extras for themselves, though!
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Post by: fearliath on February 24, 2021, 06:25:23 PM
I feel like those exclusives help too.  They make limited amounts, sell them for more than the original, and if they completely sell out, they know people are invested in the line and want more.  That could also be the only way to get the more obscure characters in this series.

No doubt they help the company and those willing to go through that process (eBay scalpers), but, they could also just have a "made to order" preorder for those types of figures and accomplish the same thing but likely sell more.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on February 24, 2021, 07:15:13 PM
When the figures were an inch taller and only $9.99?
Lol...just remember, that $9.99 adjusted for inflation today is about $16.00.  And although the Sideshow 8-inch PVC figures did come with a few accessories, they did not come with multiple heads, hands and other goodies Neca is likely to offer.
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Post by: Lazarus on February 24, 2021, 07:37:17 PM
Not to mention that articulated figures have a LOT more parts to them than the Sideshow figures had.  The time sent working out the tooling and making the articulation and such has to be accounted for.  And licenses certainly aren't getting any cheaper, even if the parent company is doing nothing with the IP.
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Post by: horrorhunter on February 24, 2021, 07:45:24 PM
When the figures were an inch taller and only $9.99?
I bought the first Sideshow series of three for $8 each at Toys-R-Us when they first came out. I was so impressed by them I bought two sets, one to open and display on the shelf and one to keep packaged. We haven't seen value like that in monster toys since then. I still buy the occasional monster action figure, usually the Creature, but in general I'd rather not keep buying the same characters over and over again. If I had unlimited funds I'd buy everything and a couple of extra houses to keep it in, but I don't.

Also, I like my Uni classic flicks in B&W, and my action figures in color, though I do have a few Silver Screen figures and appreciate them as well for the variety. Everyone has their preferences in collecting and there's room for every approach. Respect to all, and may everyone have fun doing it their way.
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Post by: Buzzybean on February 24, 2021, 08:36:42 PM
And when they're done with this line they can give us 1/4 scale figures! I was so bummed we never got 1/4 scale figures of the Planet of the Apes. I would love a General Ursus at that size!
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Post by: fearliath on February 24, 2021, 09:02:40 PM
And when they're done with this line they can give us 1/4 scale figures! I was so bummed we never got 1/4 scale figures of the Planet of the Apes. I would love a General Ursus at that size!

Now youíre getting greedy.

I saw the NECA 1/4 scale Ninja Turtles for the first time yesterday. Oh my goodness. I have no interest in TMNT but those things look like theyíre alive.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 25, 2021, 12:38:32 AM
And when they're done with this line they can give us 1/4 scale figures!


oh my poor wallet.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 25, 2021, 12:00:06 PM

oh my poor wallet.
Ditto.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on February 25, 2021, 12:12:21 PM
They will most likely do some UM Toony Terrors.  Not sure if they need the likeness rights for those since they're stylized.
I'm guessing they'll also do Basil Gogos color figures as well, like the Godzilla and Kong ones they did.
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Post by: Lazarus on February 25, 2021, 02:51:37 PM
I'm really hoping we'll see some of the human characters too.  I'd love a Van Helsing and a Henry Frankenstein, at the very least.  Renfield and Fritz.  Mary Shelley.

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Post by: Mike Scott on February 25, 2021, 05:43:34 PM
I'm really hoping we'll see some of the human characters too.

I want a blind hermit and little Maria and Una O'Conner and Karl and . . .
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Post by: Lazarus on February 26, 2021, 01:42:18 AM
Kay.  Wilbur and Chick.  All of it.  Give me all of it.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 26, 2021, 02:37:40 AM
The two grave robbers at the beginning of FMTWM.

Clint Eastwood from "Revenge of the Creature".
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 26, 2021, 02:51:59 AM
Andreas Obry
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: geezer butler on February 26, 2021, 03:42:24 AM
How about figures for those dancing German dudes in Frankenstein? The guys wearing lederhosen gear. You can have 2 or 3 figures per pack. And if they sell well, hopefully Mezco and Super 7 make their own versions of Frankenstein Village dancing German guys. I'll buy 'em all.

 :laugh:   :D
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 26, 2021, 08:55:08 AM
How about figures for those dancing German dudes in Frankenstein? The guys wearing lederhosen gear. You can have 2 or 3 figures per pack. And if they sell well, hopefully Mezco and Super 7 make their own versions of Frankenstein Village dancing German guys. I'll buy 'em all.

 :laugh:   :D

How about some scenery?  The European village store fronts and central water fountain?

Trees from the Wolf Man forest?
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 26, 2021, 09:43:42 AM
These are all great ideas, folks. But to quote a legend:

oh my poor wallet.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 26, 2021, 09:49:29 AM
How about figures for those dancing German dudes in Frankenstein? The guys wearing lederhosen gear. You can have 2 or 3 figures per pack. And if they sell well, hopefully Mezco and Super 7 make their own versions of Frankenstein Village dancing German guys. I'll buy 'em all.

 :laugh:   :D

Now this is what I want to see come to fruition .
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Lazarus on February 26, 2021, 10:09:58 AM
An angry mob set with swappable parts for variation would be AMAZING.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on February 26, 2021, 10:34:37 AM
The character choice for top seller obviously lies somewhere between Miss Ettie Coombes from Werewolf of London or Goobie from The Mummy's Curse 8) ;) ;)
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Post by: horrorhunter on February 26, 2021, 11:16:56 AM
An angry mob set with swappable parts for variation would be AMAZING.
Gotta have ye olde Torch-Wielding Mob!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IF_LjYGcLiI/WuVB2z_1vqI/AAAAAAAAE8o/XPPNdJz9kfQnzzGmJxG8g43yxyrSw1dFQCLcBGAs/s1600/ImpishHonoredGuineafowl-size_restricted.gif)
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Post by: horrorhunter on February 26, 2021, 11:21:02 AM
The character choice for top seller obviously lies somewhere between Miss Ettie Coombes from Werewolf of London or Goobie from The Mummy's Curse 8) ;) ;)
GOO..BIE! GOO...BIE! GOO....BIE!

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tXzkXXH5BQc/WBCf086V0YI/AAAAAAAAbDo/Ab1l97OQE5wBvNT81uriawqu5qiZ3saBwCLcB/s1600/Napoleon%2BSimpson%2Bin%2BThe%2BMummy%2527s%2BCurse%2B%25281944%2529.jpg)
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Post by: Mike Scott on February 26, 2021, 02:15:18 PM
How about some scenery?  The European village store fronts and central water fountain?


The "Court of Miracles" set (with the famous arch) would make a cool miniature!  :)

(http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/backlot/images/courtofmiracles/courtofmiracles_5.jpg)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 26, 2021, 02:21:00 PM
The "Miracle Court" set (with the famous arch) would make a cool miniature!  :) 

Maybe they could do a thin plastic backdrop, kinda bas relief.  Or a killer printed carboard setting in 3ĺ" scale.

Something to display small figures against.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on February 26, 2021, 05:09:53 PM
How about figures for those dancing German dudes in Frankenstein? The guys wearing lederhosen gear. You can have 2 or 3 figures per pack. And if they sell well, hopefully Mezco and Super 7 make their own versions of Frankenstein Village dancing German guys. I'll buy 'em all.

 :laugh:   :D
I'd even settle for old Frederick Kerr/Baron Frankenstein figure with lump on his neck and a Herr Vogel/The Burgomaster figure, so I can re-enact their famous scene together.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: TheMadScientist on March 03, 2021, 12:47:14 PM
I saw this on Twitter. The preview pic shows Dracula and Wolfman figures, but it doesn't have them in the actual video included in the tweet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf4wZ3wFiYc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf4wZ3wFiYc)). Anyone know if these are older figures that whoever put this together is using as placeholders (which would be odd) or if they're the new NECA ones?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Evjgu2bWYAM_8ve?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on March 03, 2021, 01:21:37 PM
Obviously it's not much to go off of, but I like what I see!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 03, 2021, 01:23:28 PM
The Dracula is a black and white snippet of an upcoming statue by Old and Rare Infinite. The Wolfman pictured is a 1/4 scale resin model by Jeff Yagher. They made the snippets black and white and dropped them in the mix as space holders, to allow folks to know what characters they are planning, without revealing the actual product ahead of the event.

(https://bbts1.azureedge.net/images/p/full/2020/10/de6f3a85-a555-4a30-8866-385031b53c7d.jpg)

(https://www.thedoctorsmodelmansion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/SJC_0724.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on March 03, 2021, 01:26:30 PM
The Dracula is a black and white snippet of an upcoming statue by Old and Rare Infinite. The Wolfman pictured is a 1/4 scale resin model by Jeff Yagher. They made the snippets black and white and dropped them in the mix as space holders, to allow folks to know what characters they are planning, without revealing the actual product ahead of the event.

(https://bbts1.azureedge.net/images/p/full/2020/10/de6f3a85-a555-4a30-8866-385031b53c7d.jpg)

(https://www.thedoctorsmodelmansion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/SJC_0724.jpg)

Aw what a jip! Here I was getting all excited.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 03, 2021, 01:31:58 PM
Here are the images desaturated of color, and the NECA blurb. If they are using these two items as filler until the reveal, they must be similar in appearance, which is a good thing.

(https://i.imgur.com/t28I9kV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3DAw8jS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eOVAL33.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Hopefullygoodgrammar on March 03, 2021, 01:42:42 PM
I don't think this is official. I've seen nothing about this on Neca's twitter or IG or Facebook.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on March 03, 2021, 02:15:14 PM
I don't think this is official. I've seen nothing about this on Neca's twitter or IG or Facebook.

Agreed. Obviously fan made for whoever uploaded that youtube video.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 03, 2021, 02:28:16 PM
Agreed. Obviously fan made for whoever uploaded that youtube video.

That explains the swiped images of other products for the blurb then. It was fan produced.  I wish NECA would do a Virtual Toy Fair though.
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Post by: long live kong on March 13, 2021, 01:36:41 PM

These look amazing. Can't wait.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on March 20, 2021, 05:05:20 AM
Yaaay.....another Katloff mummy.....
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Post by: Blue Fang on March 23, 2021, 10:53:56 PM
From my experience with Neca Pacific Rim, once they get to Kharis they are going to milk that sculpt for everything it is possibly worth. I imagine they'll be able to retool much of the pre-existing assets for Imhotep into Kharis as well
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on April 02, 2021, 11:30:31 AM
 A small update on NECA's twitter...

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/cca3d6e3cf8aad458f2d1a869a9eccc4/e21a8a90ccfc7c4b-5f/s540x810/962b6dc884149ca3ad3147b44bd5287b03c6a461.png)
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on April 02, 2021, 03:14:45 PM
A small update on NECA's twitter...

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/cca3d6e3cf8aad458f2d1a869a9eccc4/e21a8a90ccfc7c4b-5f/s540x810/962b6dc884149ca3ad3147b44bd5287b03c6a461.png)
Code for: "One per year, if you are lucky and we still have the license."
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Post by: Count Zachula on April 02, 2021, 03:34:16 PM
Code for: "One per year, if you are lucky and we still have the license."

Well they already teased Wolfman, Mummy and (probably) Dracula along with Frank, I doubt they would release one a year...
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on April 02, 2021, 03:39:59 PM
Well, they are ultimate figures. Those are always released one at a time. King Kong is a perfect example. First the color, then the Gogos paint scheme, and I am fairly certain we will see a black and white one unless RKO gets in the way.

So black and white Frankie, then color Frankie, then maybe a Gogos Frankie,,,then move on to the next entry. One at a time works fine as long as its a few a year. Easy on the budget.
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Post by: Mike Scott on April 02, 2021, 05:45:51 PM
I am fairly certain we will see a black and white one unless RKO gets in the way.

WB (through Ted Turner) owns the RKO movies.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on April 19, 2021, 12:14:21 PM
NECA has made an official announcement! In July we get Frankenstein (b/w) with a color version following after, then we're getting The Mummy, The Wolfman and Bela Lugosi's Dracula!

https://necaonline.com/2021/04/universal-monsters-action-figures-coming-in-2021-from-neca/ (https://necaonline.com/2021/04/universal-monsters-action-figures-coming-in-2021-from-neca/)

From the article:

The first figure (arriving in July) will be Frankensteinís Monster from Frankenstein (1931), which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The sculpt captures Boris Karloffís poignant portrayal of the misunderstood monster in authentic black-and-white. A color version of the figure will follow.

Subsequent figures set for 2021 will include Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man from The Wolf Man (1941), Boris Karloff as the titular figure in The Mummy (1932), and Bela Lugosi as the legendary Count in Dracula (1931).

ďWe are proud to be working with NECA to include Bela Lugosi as Dracula as an Ultimate figure,Ē said Lynne Lugosi Sparks, CEO of LUGOSI LLC. ďNECAís attention to detail is amazing and we are happy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bela Lugosiís iconic screen performance as Dracula with this figure.Ē

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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on April 19, 2021, 12:32:24 PM
This is great news and what a time yet again to be a UM collector. Every ten years or so in the past couple decades we been treated to some really cool Monster figures From Sideshow to Diamond and now Neca & Super7 Reaction line. With exception to a few other items I between. We all knew with the Mummy , Wolfman and Lugosi Dracula all being teased earlier this year it was only a matter of time before Neca and Randy Falk had the official announcement of what figures will be released in 2021.  I canít wait to see more prototypes of the Monsters hopefully sooner rather than later. Falk did mention he has a packaged Karloff Frankenstein Monster in hand and itís just awesome. So letís expect some production sample images of it very soon especially with a June/July release date weíre about two /three months away from owning this piece ! The day the Karloff Monster  Is released I will be picking him up.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 19, 2021, 12:41:26 PM
NECA has made an official announcement! In July we get Frankenstein (b/w)  ... 

But, if it is black & white we won't get to enjoy his pretty green jacket.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on April 19, 2021, 10:48:20 PM
But, if it is black & white we won't get to enjoy his pretty green jacket.

Pretty sure that's not happening in this line.   ;D

So glad we got a Bela.  Interesting that a new Lugosi is handling things. 
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Post by: Anton Phibes on April 19, 2021, 10:54:23 PM
Pretty sure that's not happening in this line.   ;D

So glad we got a Bela.  Interesting that a new Lugosi is handling things.

Bela Jr. has done his bit for King and Country. As has Ron Chaney. I do believe both of them have passed the torch to the next generations of gatekeepers now.
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Post by: Count Zachula on April 28, 2021, 01:02:34 PM
Wolfman or Drac??

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/6f326945ee963105708583ecd2a86bd6/4e2e42813c217120-d3/s540x810/eafc59c91d37ac3c9c35865016700cff9e502d9c.png)
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Post by: TheMadScientist on April 28, 2021, 01:52:27 PM
Wolfman or Drac??

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/6f326945ee963105708583ecd2a86bd6/4e2e42813c217120-d3/s540x810/eafc59c91d37ac3c9c35865016700cff9e502d9c.png)

I noticed in their article from the other day announcing the Lugosi Dracula figure, they mention Wolfman, then the Mummy and then Dracula. So many that means Wolfman is next. Unless they're just referring to the color version of Frankenstein.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on May 16, 2021, 02:03:31 PM
Color Frankenstein pics. Looking at Father's Day. Wal Mart exclusive for the first few weeks. Then other retailers get them.

(https://i.imgur.com/eKBEBl8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xWqWytc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/n7YLeAF.jpg)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 16, 2021, 02:18:28 PM
Frank looks too fat.  Looks more like the Son of Frank body.

The extra expressions and hands sell me.  Walmart will ship it to me free.

When is Father's Day?
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Post by: ilikemonsters on May 16, 2021, 02:24:37 PM
Frank looks too fat.  Looks more like the Son of Frank body.

The extra expressions and hands sell me.  Walmart will ship it to me free.

When is Father's Day?

Or Young Frankenstein .
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Post by: Count Zachula on May 16, 2021, 06:36:52 PM
None of y'all dancing up and down for him having a black jacket?
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Post by: fearliath on May 16, 2021, 07:18:49 PM

When is Father's Day?

April 15 most years.
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Post by: zombiehorror on May 16, 2021, 07:35:22 PM
I was excited for this but I just don't see Karloff in that standard head sculpt, the other two heads are much closer; also as was mentioned by someone earlier he looks to bulky. Definitely won't have to get all these and will only bother with the ones that I feel nail it....although maybe seeing the figure in person will change my mind.
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Post by: Mike Scott on May 16, 2021, 07:45:57 PM
April 15 most years.

Sunday, June 20, this year.
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Post by: fearliath on May 16, 2021, 08:26:20 PM
Sunday, June 20, this year.

Ohhh, I thought he was referring to tax day in the US, when the government informs you that they are, in fact, your daddy. But this year thatís tomorrow.
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Post by: fearliath on May 16, 2021, 08:31:25 PM
I was excited for this but I just don't see Karloff in that standard head sculpt, the other two heads are much closer

I agree. Maybe (I hope) itís just an angle. When I saw it the first thought that came to me was it looked like Frankenstein had his wisdom teeth taken out and he is still swollen.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 17, 2021, 11:25:05 AM
(https://i.redd.it/3hu6b8wvoh411.jpg)

......to all that receive the NECA Frankenstein
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Post by: aura of foreboding on May 17, 2021, 11:12:44 PM
Like others, I was not wholly impressed with this Frankenstein figure.  Like, I LOVE it on many levels, but it just doesn't look quite right in the face sculpts or the body size.  Nonetheless, it's an amazing figure I will be certain to get... even if we're stuck with the awful "head" poster art for the boxes...  There are literally SO MANY COOL POSTERS... and they keep giving us these ones.  Ugh.  My main reason for getting this Frankie, though, is the forthcoming Dracula and Wolf Man.  The Mummy also looks cool, but, in the figures department, I really just need more Dracula, Wolf Man, and Creeches...  and any rarities they want to throw me.  Karloff has been done to death.  But this is one I'll buy if only because it's the start of what could be the greatest line ever. 
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on May 18, 2021, 11:31:50 AM
But this is one I'll buy if only because it's the start of what could be the greatest line ever.
Based on this being the first in the line (of hopefully many more), Neca still has a LONG WAYS to go to match the artistry of the Sideshow 8-inch PVC and 1/6 figure line, which was and still is the greatest line ever!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on May 18, 2021, 11:48:39 AM
Based on this being the first in the line (of hopefully many more), Neca still has a LONG WAYS to go to match the artistry of the Sideshow 8-inch PVC and 1/6 figure line, which was and still is the greatest line ever!

The pudding prooofer will be Wolfman and Dracula. Sideshow (in my humble opinion) didn't do enough justice to those two. Let's hope NECA's first Karloff offering is their official "not quite a bullseye" release, and the others are spot on. They seem to have nailed the Karloff Mummy from the pics. Yet the Karloff Mummy has been saturated. We need Chaney Kharis at this point.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: aura of foreboding on May 18, 2021, 09:36:21 PM
Based on this being the first in the line (of hopefully many more), Neca still has a LONG WAYS to go to match the artistry of the Sideshow 8-inch PVC and 1/6 figure line, which was and still is the greatest line ever!

Love me some Sideshow.  They became plastic statues at the end, though.  Like Anton points out, Dracula and Wolfie were not tops, and their posability was very questionable with lots of breakage.  Most sculpts were phenomenal, though.   
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on May 19, 2021, 09:17:59 AM
Iím excited for the Neca Universal Monsters line and I was originally going to buy the Black/White Version but after seeing the colored Karloff Monster now I may start to look for him at Walmartís next month it is cool that nicely detailed figures will yet again be at retail and online shops, I think the poster art boxes are cool and I think Neca will do All the poster pictures we saw on the SS 12Ē line , in ways it pays homage to that in a smaller box form. Iím fine with this original Frankenstein picture I believe The Mummy, Wolfman and Dracula will have the same style poster boxes but for the silver screen editions they may actually use a different picture ? Will just have to wait and see when neca does more Reveals. I like the pale green skin they in which Diamond sorta used on their Frankenstein then later Mezco and Mego recently. The Sideshow seemed to have more of a darker green color on the Karloff Monsters. I think over the years from Source material for this they are getting more accurate to what the actual colors were between the makeup and outfit for Frankenstein.
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Post by: Count Zachula on May 31, 2021, 01:10:29 PM
Toyark posted a photo gallery of the color Frankenstein figure.  I feel its safe to say these photos do it more justice than the previous ones.  I'd feel bad for anyone passing this one up. Looks like frikkin Karloff to me! https://news.toyark.com/2021/05/31/frankenstein-ultimate-frankensteins-monster-color-version-by-neca-toyark-advanced-photo-shoot-427063 (https://news.toyark.com/2021/05/31/frankenstein-ultimate-frankensteins-monster-color-version-by-neca-toyark-advanced-photo-shoot-427063)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/05/NECA-Ultimate-Frankenstein-Color-007.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/05/NECA-Ultimate-Frankenstein-Color-038.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/05/NECA-Ultimate-Frankenstein-Color-013.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/05/NECA-Ultimate-Frankenstein-Color-033.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/2021/05/31/frankenstein-ultimate-frankensteins-monster-color-version-by-neca-toyark-advanced-photo-shoot-427063)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/05/NECA-Ultimate-Frankenstein-Color-004.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/05/NECA-Ultimate-Frankenstein-Color-052.jpg)
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Post by: John Pertwee on May 31, 2021, 02:42:56 PM
With the early release of the Target exclusives I have high hopes these will show up over the next week or two early as well at Walmart.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on May 31, 2021, 04:48:06 PM
Yup.  Didn't need to sell me, but these new pics definitely did! 
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Post by: Anton Phibes on May 31, 2021, 05:05:23 PM
I can only hope The Wolfman looks as good as Frankenstein. Maybe we can get a Chaney Kharis as well. Awesome figure!
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on May 31, 2021, 06:58:21 PM
Yes ! These new photos truly show how great this figures sculpt and paint is.. I believe Walmart on the West Coast May have him with in a week or two  depending on shipments if he is released early. July the Color Karloff Monster will be released more widely available.  B & W Variant is suppose to be late June at Neca  wholesale retailers and Target. Iím  still deciding on which one Iím getting as I have not placed a pre order yet. The excitement is here for Universal Monsters in 2021!
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on May 31, 2021, 08:31:09 PM
Those color pics are really impressive! Love all the extra heads, hands and accessories! Just missing a little Maria to toss into the water.
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Post by: Subatomic_Matt on June 01, 2021, 09:57:07 PM
Color version = gimme!
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on June 01, 2021, 11:09:01 PM
Have there been any photos (or even an announcement) of a Bride of Frankenstein?

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Post by: TheMadScientist on June 01, 2021, 11:38:35 PM
Have there been any photos (or even an announcement) of a Bride of Frankenstein?

Not that I'm aware of. Only photos of Frankenstein and the Mummy, and an announcement for Wolfman and Dracula as well. Though I could be missing something.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 02, 2021, 11:39:27 AM
Have there been any photos (or even an announcement) of a Bride of Frankenstein?

Nope. They only announced Frank, Drac, Wolfman and Mummy. But on Twitter they mentioned they want to go "DEEP" into the UM library.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on June 05, 2021, 03:22:53 AM
  Big News here The Neca Color Frankenstein is starting to show up at Walmartís in California as I saw a post online of it hanging on the pegs so he will start to show up more over the next few days. Also a seller on eBay has already sold 3 Karloffís  for $100! The scalping has begun! No surprise there as this always happens when brand new popular Neca figures  first hit Walmart or Target stores but in coming days/weeks more Color Karloff Monsters will suffice and I hope to find him if not he will be available through Neca Retailers and  online shops in July.
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Post by: John Pertwee on June 05, 2021, 08:39:39 AM
Just a heads up, the Velcro holding the window box shut on The Thing was very sticky and resulted in a crease near the closure on the ones I saw last weekend so be careful when opening them.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 08, 2021, 05:50:35 PM
Been to 4 Walmarts in the LA area this morning, absolutely nothing. Not sure if they just weren't stocked yet or were already snatched up.

Anyone else been able to find the color Frank?
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 08, 2021, 06:01:08 PM
It's not on their online shopping website.

I don't have any desire to go to one of their stores.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 08, 2021, 06:44:56 PM
It's not on their online shopping website.

I don't have any desire to go to one of their stores.

Going into one of the wretched places is the only other option for at least a month. It goes widespread after that. Hang tight.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 08, 2021, 07:18:39 PM
Going into one of the wretched places is the only other option for at least a month. It goes widespread after that. Hang tight.

I just figured I would look since I saw people finding them. I'm never too lucky with these kinds of things haha.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 08, 2021, 08:32:37 PM
I just figured I would look since I saw people finding them. I'm never too lucky with these kinds of things haha.

Scalpers on the west coast always buy them all up and put them on ebay. For about a week nw they have been finding folks willing to pay 65-100 for the figure. Guess no one thinks it will be readily avaialble shortly, or just doesn't want to go to Wal mart.
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 08, 2021, 08:36:09 PM
I don't have any desire to go to one of their stores.

Not even to save yourself a shipping charge and make sure you get an undamaged one?
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 08, 2021, 08:45:25 PM
Not even to save yourself a shipping charge and make sure you get an undamaged one? 

Packaging is no big deal to me.  It's usually fine, but I also display items loose.

I pay Walmart $99 a year for unlimited grocery deliveries - at least once a week.  That also includes unlimited "no minimum" orders from the dry goods side of their stores.  I can order a single bottle of aspirin and it is delivered in 1 or 2 days - no shipping.
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 08, 2021, 08:50:57 PM
Been to the three Walmarts here, three different time the past two weeks nothing. Today had an employee run the UPC, he said they have none on order or in stock, which I hope is not true. Not really sure what Neca was thinking, having Walmart be the first to carry these. I think having them at Target first may have been better. But who knows.

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Post by: Mike Scott on June 08, 2021, 09:21:00 PM
I pay Walmart $99 a year for unlimited grocery deliveries

You're joking. I pay twice that for groceries, every month! Where do I sign up?
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 08, 2021, 09:29:33 PM
You're joking. I pay twice that for groceries, every month! Where do I sign up? 

That's just the delivery fee.  Works out to less than $1.90 a delivery - not including all the little "no minimum" orders from the non-grocery side of the store (that also sells non-perishable food items) that I might place in a year.

For that small amount, I refuse to drive to the store. find parking, walk allover the damned store and carry all the stuff in. They place everything just inside my door.

I ain't going on a hunt from store to store looking for a single Frankenstein item.  It takes all the fun out of collecting.
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 08, 2021, 10:05:45 PM
That's just the delivery fee.

I knew it was too good to be true.  :(
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 09, 2021, 01:17:36 PM
I prefer this Frankenstein figure to anything else offered in this scale to this point, and haven't even got mine yet,lol.  This video review showcases the figure nicely. it looks like Karloff, and its really nice. Your mileage may vary. Very excited for this line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kawhu9dqoHg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kawhu9dqoHg)
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Post by: Doh! on June 09, 2021, 01:55:22 PM
That looks great! But I'm too old to be driving around town, trying to find a color one. I'm sticking with the B&W version I have on order from BBTS. Alleged delivery this month.

I have the Sideshows in color from back in the day, so I don't mind having this set in B&W.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 09, 2021, 03:30:52 PM
Walked into wal mart to get a pack of coke and dg treats. one lone Neca Frankie sitting pretty. Hanging hook has a bend in it (pretty common with Neca), but otherwise sound. Nabbed it.
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 09, 2021, 03:46:35 PM
Lucky you, Congratulations!!!

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Post by: MrDark1 on June 09, 2021, 04:20:10 PM
Where in Walmart are you finding this figure?
Is it in the large toy isle section, or is it being found in their 'Collectibles' section, usually in the electronics area...?
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 09, 2021, 05:00:15 PM
or is it being found in their 'Collectibles' section, usually in the electronics area...?

That's where I always see this kind of stuff.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 09, 2021, 08:22:14 PM
Where in Walmart are you finding this figure?
Is it in the large toy isle section, or is it being found in their 'Collectibles' section, usually in the electronics area...?

Collectible section in electronics area with dvds and video games.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 10, 2021, 12:39:31 PM
No Frankie's at my local Walmarts'.👎
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: KCE83 on June 10, 2021, 01:33:50 PM
Thanks for posting the video. I will be hunting this series down.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 10, 2021, 01:50:14 PM
I love  Sidehsow's era of Universal Monsters. Best revival since the hey day of ole.

I was loathe to think anyone would ever top Sideshow's 1/6 Creature. Then Mondo did it.

I was loathe to even consider that anyone could topple Sideshow's 7 inch scale series. DST did it only with Creature and Phantom (in my opinion). They dropped the ball on some. What makes them a notable and worthwhile collection are these and their gorgeous Mr. Hyde. Yet Sideshow still held the crown.

I am going to go on record with this; This Frankenstein is the best figure in this scale. The resting monster face isn't as solid as the expression filled faces. Yet this figure is by far my favorite in this scale. This line has the potential to be the new measuring stick for Universal Monsters if their debut figure is any indication. If they deliver a Wolfman of this calibre, I will finally have my "ultimate" Wolfman indeed. Looking forward to giving this line most of my collecting dollars for 2021-2022 and beyond. Maybe they will do retro cloth too. Talons crossed.

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Post by: fearliath on June 10, 2021, 11:06:16 PM
There were 5 minty fresh at a Walmart I went into today. Nice figure. For some reason I expected it to be more greenish rather than brown but I donít mind the color at all. I do question why I need another figure in this size in addition to the Sideshow and DST but apparently I do because I bought it.

They were in the DVD/electronics area fairly close to but not in the ďcollectibleĒ aisle where the rest of the NECA items are located. Same Walmart also had a large stock of MEGOís so I came away with a Hammer Dracula and Mask of the Red Death as well. 
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 11, 2021, 11:40:35 AM
Great news. I am still on the hunt.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 11, 2021, 02:34:39 PM
Day 6 of going to Walmart every day...I'm beginning to lose feeling in my toes...or was it my fingers...I can't tell because I can't feel either, things are getting hazy, but I must keep a clear head...the sound of crying children is burnt into my brain, just trying to ignore it by now. Losing my sanity will be worth it if I find that Frankenstein...

BTW If anyone also lives in the LA area and finds one please let me know where!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 11, 2021, 03:31:38 PM
Living in LA means you guys got them first. Which means scalpers bought them all up and threw them on ebay. My brother lives in Kentucky. Yesterday they had 7 at his store. Not sure if they have any left today. These will eventually be offered at other outlets. Wal Mart is only EX til the end of July from what I gather.
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 11, 2021, 08:50:12 PM
I went out this evening again seaching for the Neca Frankenstein. The first walmart had none. I did ask an employee at this store if he could assist me in finding out if they were going to get them, or had they ever had them. I had with me on my phone the Walmart Item number, he was very nice and helpful.  looked it up and he said that they had five and had just got them in, but they had not put them out yet. He even went so far as to try and find them in the back but to no avail. So I thanked him, and thought maybe some employee had put them out in the action figure aisle instead. It was not to be found. But as I browsed that Aisle I excused my self to go around a youngman who also was browsing. As we browsed, he asked me what I was looking for, I told him the new Neca Frankenstein figure. With out even hesitating he whipped out his phone and lo and behold had a photo of the very figure on his phone, he had just taken at a Walmart 110 blocks away from where we were. He said he collected Neca figures. Talk about coincidences!!!!! So why he was at this Walmart after having been at the other I never thought to ask. But to wrap up this long- winded story, I rushed to said store and sure enough they had six of them!!!!! What a weird but fun outing. For reference the Walmart Item number is  595286167 and UPC number 634482048047.


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Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 11, 2021, 09:17:01 PM
What is the NECA Frankenstein price at Walmart?
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 11, 2021, 09:24:05 PM
What is the NECA Frankenstein price at Walmart?

$29.99 plus tax
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 11, 2021, 09:24:53 PM
$29.96 odd price but it is Walmart after all. I'm sure regular retail is $29.99. Not much of a savings.

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Post by: Universalrocks on June 11, 2021, 09:31:57 PM
Just in case any other folks in Oklahoma are hunting and you are near, Bixby Oklahoma,  it is the Walmart in Bixby.

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Post by: aura of foreboding on June 12, 2021, 12:55:53 AM
$29.96 odd price but it is Walmart after all. I'm sure regular retail is $29.99. Not much of a savings.

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Post by: comixzombie on June 13, 2021, 10:46:04 PM
I found the display with all six on Friday. I got one for myself and one for a friend. After I got home I just could not stop playing around with him for two days trying to figure out which way I liked the best to display him. It's just such a great figure. When they finally revealed pictures of all the accessories that he came with I half jokingly told my friend that I would need three.

Well... today I ventured back out to the same Wal-Mart I found mine at two days ago. I didn't really expect there to be any left. *Some* NECA stuff flies off the shelves around me, especially new stuff, but a lot of it can sit for a bit. But when I got there they still had two on the shelf. I hemmed and hawed about it for ten minutes. But I couldn't help myself. So, I eneded up with this.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Vk8qMpTh/20210613-232716.jpg)

I fear for my wallet if the other monsters are this good and have this many display options.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 13, 2021, 11:04:05 PM
My fondest hope is that whoever sculpts Wolfman gets it right. Then next in line would be Bela Lugosi. I personally would love Bela with these three looks:

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbloody-disgusting.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2Flugosi-cape.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.factinate.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2FBela_Lugosi_as_Dracula.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cinefania.com%2Fterroruniversal%2Fimagen%2Fdracula-1931-06.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

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Post by: Mike Scott on June 13, 2021, 11:32:35 PM
What a great display!  :)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Vk8qMpTh/20210613-232716.jpg)
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 14, 2021, 12:04:01 AM
I found the display with all six on Friday. I got one for myself and one for a friend. After I got home I just could not stop playing around with him for two days trying to figure out which way I liked the best to display him. It's just such a great figure. When they finally revealed pictures of all the accessories that he came with I half jokingly told my friend that I would need three.

Well... today I ventured back out to the same Wal-Mart I found mine at two days ago. I didn't really expect there to be any left. *Some* NECA stuff flies off the shelves around me, especially new stuff, but a lot of it can sit for a bit. But when I got there they still had two on the shelf. I hemmed and hawed about it for ten minutes. But I couldn't help myself. So, I eneded up with this.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Vk8qMpTh/20210613-232716.jpg)


I fear for my wallet if the other monsters are this good and have this many display options.

Lucky lucky lucky! Every new photo I see of this figure just increases my wanting! Glad you are enjoying him!
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 14, 2021, 12:04:41 AM
My fondest hope is that whoever sculpts Wolfman gets it right. Then next in line would be Bela Lugosi. I personally would love Bela with these three looks:

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbloody-disgusting.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2Flugosi-cape.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.factinate.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2FBela_Lugosi_as_Dracula.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cinefania.com%2Fterroruniversal%2Fimagen%2Fdracula-1931-06.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

Exactly the same faces I predict as well!
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on June 14, 2021, 02:09:59 PM
Found this staring me in the face at my local Walmart here in Maryland at lunch today. All six were in MINT condition, including the hanging tabs. They must have just put them out. They werenít there Friday evening when I stopped in.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yJB5YCpMyFs/YMenUmK5VdI/AAAAAAAABWw/e4_2dPeldZsFFJ9uE_Ikqi5zGSBPBfLbgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/6C7C1CA7-D8C1-4F14-BE99-CB04ED80C343.jpeg)
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Post by: aura of foreboding on June 14, 2021, 08:02:00 PM
So what kind of variants do you think we will get with these monsters?  I'm thinking I'd like two of each color version (not a silverscreen fan), one to keep in the box and one to unleash.  But I am wondering if there will be other paint variants and what those might be.  I might want to save up for those other editions.  I have a handful of NECA figures, but I believe they are all just standard issues.  I haven't gone crazy with variants, because they haven't done Uni before.  But now...  I just kind of want to know what to expect.  Thank you for anyone who may know! 
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 14, 2021, 08:15:10 PM
So what kind of variants do you think we will get with these monsters?  I'm thinking I'd like two of each color version (not a silverscreen fan), one to keep in the box and one to unleash.  But I am wondering if there will be other paint variants and what those might be.  I might want to save up for those other editions.  I have a handful of NECA figures, but I believe they are all just standard issues.  I haven't gone crazy with variants, because they haven't done Uni before.  But now...  I just kind of want to know what to expect.  Thank you for anyone who may know!

NECA would usually do "graphic" paint variants like the Kong with the poster paint deco. I'm expecting this for the Monsters.

(https://www.retroactives.com/image/cache/catalog/retroactives/products/Toys-and-Games/King-Kong-NECA/KING-KONG-ILLUSTRATED-FIG-NECA-BOX-FIG-740x740.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/06/NECA-Poster-Godzilla-004.jpg)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 15, 2021, 11:36:11 AM
Found this staring me in the face at my local Walmart here in Maryland at lunch today. All six were in MINT condition, including the hanging tabs. They must have just put them out. They werenít there Friday evening when I stopped in.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yJB5YCpMyFs/YMenUmK5VdI/AAAAAAAABWw/e4_2dPeldZsFFJ9uE_Ikqi5zGSBPBfLbgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/6C7C1CA7-D8C1-4F14-BE99-CB04ED80C343.jpeg)

They look beautiful, all in a row.
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on June 15, 2021, 11:41:27 AM
Purchase two and took the display box too. Can display the others in it too once theyíre released.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 15, 2021, 02:11:59 PM
NECA just updated their icon on Twitter with this...

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/251edfaabcee3f83017dbac380bd2770/0b9813bd4c95bd29-31/s400x600/6c7766c4eea03bbc34f2101fc299bc0d9defc4f6.jpg)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 15, 2021, 02:15:07 PM
Looks promising.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 15, 2021, 02:25:10 PM
Not feeling this Wolfman. Sculpt seems good. Paints are hideous :-[. Again with the stinking green shirt. Now super pale face? I guess I will repaint mine. :'( :'(
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on June 15, 2021, 02:26:56 PM
Randy on Twitter just said we will get a full reveal and details on Wolfman sometime this week!

The face paint does also seem odd to me, hoping other pics look better.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 15, 2021, 02:27:48 PM
Yeah.....always with a green shirt! Universal's answer to the bland and the bold.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 15, 2021, 02:29:35 PM
Randy on Twitter just said we will get a full reveal and details on Wolfman sometime this week!

The face paint does also seem odd to me, hoping other pics look better.

Good news!!! Fortunately for me, I can always re-paint mine. I really just wanted a perfect Wolfman though.  No one ever seems to get him right in figure form. Sideshow came the closest I suppose.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 15, 2021, 02:32:42 PM
I suppose I am going to be super critical of Wolfman, given he is my fave. All I see when I look at this figure is this though. I hate this kit.

(http://graveyardrecords.com/images/wolfman%20modle%20kits%20unpainted.jpg?osCsid=f5afa2bbd23343aea2fbb2d7d447eb3e)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 15, 2021, 02:46:45 PM
Not feeling this Wolfman. Sculpt seems good. Paints are hideous :-[. Again with the stinking green shirt. Now super pale face? I guess I will repaint mine. :'( :'(

Watching the movie in B&W, I always pictured the wolfman in those Sears workman's clothes, pants in light brown and shirt in darker brown - two of the standard colors they carried.

Has anyone ever seen a genuine color picture from 1941?  What colors did the costume department specify?
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 15, 2021, 03:06:15 PM
I think Mike Hill's offering for Sideshow, complete with dark flecked wool pants, and a woodsy colored top is the best licensed item to come down the pokey for The Wolfman. After all these years it still holds the title.

(https://www.figurerealm.com/galleries/universalstudiosmonsters/Wolfman1-Premium.jpg)

Here's a pic of mine, with flash, to see the color variation. Subtle earthen colors seem to suit him better than the constant forest green Universal insists on dressing him in til the end of humanity. Between the shirt color and the ever present bear trap, I think Wolfman may not be as ultimate as I hoped. Yet I have faith in the company, as they deliver quality far more often than not. So I am not gonna go all sky screaming fan boy just yet. I will anxiously await the full reveal.


(https://i.imgur.com/yIpOMRq.jpg)
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 15, 2021, 04:16:24 PM
Thats just Horrible looking in my opinion. After Frankenstein being so well done this surely isn't what your giving us? Where is the Chaney likeness? Maybe Im jumping to conclusions. I hope they prove me wrong.

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Post by: Count Zachula on June 15, 2021, 04:23:41 PM
I think Mike Hill's offering for Sideshow, complete with dark flecked wool pants, and a woodsy colored top is the best licensed item to come down the pokey for The Wolfman. After all these years it still holds the title.

(https://www.figurerealm.com/galleries/universalstudiosmonsters/Wolfman1-Premium.jpg)

Here's a pic of mine, with flash, to see the color variation. Subtle earthen colors seem to suit him better than the constant forest green Universal insists on dressing him in til the end of humanity. Between the shirt color and the ever present bear trap, I think Wolfman may not be as ultimate as I hoped. Yet I have faith in the company, as they deliver quality far more often than not. So I am not gonna go all sky screaming fan boy just yet. I will anxiously await the full reveal.


(https://i.imgur.com/yIpOMRq.jpg)


I do agree, I think he looks better in darker clothes, adds to the gothic aesthetic. The green shirt is probably just a way for Universal to make the roster feel more "colorful" and attractive to the kiddies.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 15, 2021, 04:26:56 PM
Another new piece of info from NECA's twitter...

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/7870f1237f294e9cb546911c17929362/febf9805c36a0c54-6a/s640x960/2d80ff0f7f32a142fbfd80ab8e1ba839085ad32f.png)
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on June 15, 2021, 04:59:29 PM
I think Mike Hill's offering for Sideshow, complete with dark flecked wool pants, and a woodsy colored top is the best licensed item to come down the pokey for The Wolfman. After all these years it still holds the title.

(https://www.figurerealm.com/galleries/universalstudiosmonsters/Wolfman1-Premium.jpg)

Here's a pic of mine, with flash, to see the color variation. Subtle earthen colors seem to suit him better than the constant forest green Universal insists on dressing him in til the end of humanity. Between the shirt color and the ever present bear trap, I think Wolfman may not be as ultimate as I hoped. Yet I have faith in the company, as they deliver quality far more often than not. So I am not gonna go all sky screaming fan boy just yet. I will anxiously await the full reveal.


(https://i.imgur.com/yIpOMRq.jpg)
The best Sideshow Quarter Scale!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 15, 2021, 05:29:02 PM
Another new piece of info from NECA's twitter...

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/7870f1237f294e9cb546911c17929362/febf9805c36a0c54-6a/s640x960/2d80ff0f7f32a142fbfd80ab8e1ba839085ad32f.png)

I can think of a couple where no silver screen variant would be of any use at all. Metaluna Mutant is one. Masque of the Red Death Phantom is another. After all, both characters were actually IN COLOR in the film sequences in which they briefly appear. Which is why stuff like this this never made a lick of sense to me,lol.

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prestoimages.net%2Fstore30%2Frd4905%2F4905_pd2279126_4.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi1.wp.com%2Fwww.actionfigureinsider.com%2Fwpress%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F01%2FMetalunaMutant1.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)



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Post by: Count Zachula on June 15, 2021, 06:46:41 PM
Watching the movie in B&W, I always pictured the wolfman in those Sears workman's clothes, pants in light brown and shirt in darker brown - two of the standard colors they carried.

Has anyone ever seen a genuine color picture from 1941?  What colors did the costume department specify?

In the official lobby card he had a blue shirt

(https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set=path%5B5%2F2%2F8%2F8%2F5288644%5D&call=url%5Bfile%3Aproduct.chain%5D)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 15, 2021, 07:07:40 PM
I took some inspiration from that card for a couple Wolfies in my collection that I painted. Bottom line I suppose is that just as Larry Talbot wears different clothes, and colors ....so does The Wolfman. It's not as if He's the Hulk and has to wear purple pants all the time for contrast,lol.

(https://i.imgur.com/suqbydc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3C4qHtZ.jpg)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 15, 2021, 07:09:40 PM
In the official lobby card he had a blue shirt 

I never put any faith in hand colored prints of B&W movies.  Even the posters and cards of color movies often had B&W stills that were hand colored incorrectly - the artists evidently having never seen the color film.

I want to see a behind-the-scenes production photo - like a wardrobe department photo.
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 15, 2021, 11:16:17 PM
Even the posters and cards of color movies often had B&W stills that were hand colored incorrectly

Metaluna Mutant is green in the LCs.
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Post by: Doh! on June 15, 2021, 11:42:59 PM
Geez, if we don't get B&W versions of all of these, what's the bloody point?? A non-color Wolfie might save the sculpt -- and that green shirt.
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Post by: KCE83 on June 16, 2021, 11:08:45 AM
Nice review and pics from The Fwoosh of Frankensteinís monster: http://thefwoosh.com/2021/06/neca-universal-monsters-frankenstein-review/ (http://thefwoosh.com/2021/06/neca-universal-monsters-frankenstein-review/)

No luck finding this yet in my area, so I may just order from BBTS when it becomes available there.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 16, 2021, 10:27:46 PM
The truly interesting part of the portrait sculpts, for those of us who have truly immersed ourselves into the behind the scenes details of the film, is that they sculpted teeth in perfect detail. By that, I mean, they omitted Karloff's lower partial. He didn't wear it in the film, so as to make his face appear more sunken and cadaverous. It goes from teeth to gums on the lower jaw. The sculptor is obviously a fan's fan.
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on June 17, 2021, 06:02:26 PM
The sculptor is obviously a fan's fan.

That's Trevor Grove, and he indeed does do incredible and reverent work.

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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 17, 2021, 06:28:54 PM
That's Trevor Grove, and he indeed does do incredible and reverent work.

If you have the ability to pass the word along to him, let him know fellow fans spotted his attention to this detail, Shannon.  The figure is top notch.
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Post by: MadCow on June 17, 2021, 07:11:47 PM
Nice review and pics from The Fwoosh of Frankensteinís monster: [url]http://thefwoosh.com/2021/06/neca-universal-monsters-frankenstein-review/[/url] ([url]http://thefwoosh.com/2021/06/neca-universal-monsters-frankenstein-review/[/url])

No luck finding this yet in my area, so I may just order from BBTS when it becomes available there.


Keep checking Walmart. My store put out a full case of 6 of them yesterday.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 17, 2021, 08:27:26 PM
Keep checking Walmart. My store put out a full case of 6 of them yesterday.

Good news
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Post by: Buzzybean on June 19, 2021, 01:22:10 AM
Finally found The Monster yesterday morning on my way to work. I had a feeling and decided to stop in. They were on an endcap in the electronics department, set of six, one had sold, picked up two.
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Post by: Lazarus on June 19, 2021, 10:12:06 AM
I have heard that the Franks have not been the lightning fast sellers that other Wal-Mart NECA releases have been (like the movie TMNT stuff), so a little diligence should pay off!
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Post by: MrDark1 on June 19, 2021, 07:44:08 PM
It seems like it is Only the Neca Frankenstein that is selling Out in all my local Walmarts-
I have 3 stores all within very close driving distance to me.  No luck either at Target, Sold Out also!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 19, 2021, 08:25:23 PM
Those "The Boys" figures are all over the shelves at every WalMart I have entered. Frankies are usually gone within a day. I have never seen a MacCready in the wild. Seen a few Kongs of all varieties. The have over saturated the demand for Kong.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 19, 2021, 11:53:11 PM
It's really frustrating.  Plenty of Ghostface( Scream) and Pennywise. No Frankies.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 20, 2021, 12:56:41 AM
It seems like it is Only the Neca Frankenstein that is selling Out in all my local Walmarts-
I have 3 stores all within very close driving distance to me.  No luck either at Target, Sold Out also!

Franks are only at Walmart for now, not Target. Hopefully they'll be at both for the wider release.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 20, 2021, 07:30:49 AM
Franks are only at Walmart for now, not Target. Hopefully they'll be at both for the wider release.

That would be grand.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on June 20, 2021, 01:41:51 PM
It's really frustrating.  Plenty of Ghostface( Scream) and Pennywise. No Frankies.

All I see are Kongs and Michael Myers.  LOL 
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 20, 2021, 01:57:30 PM
I thought NECA was planning a full reveal of The Wolfman by today. Guess not? Anybody heard anything?
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on June 20, 2021, 03:43:51 PM
I thought NECA was planning a full reveal of The Wolfman by today. Guess not? Anybody heard anything?

Nothing yet, probably next week.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 20, 2021, 04:43:01 PM
My first thought sering the Wolf Man🤔

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RTJ5H22Pt55C5pga6PEdJxKNGbIFTlEa-fL6sHlMrfKjGQwgOR9aWvJdpbzVNmTdh_bXNH5LlGKlQZiplu0RkzqpJ4krzgDHucYGUtAq)

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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 20, 2021, 04:44:50 PM
My first thought sering the Wolf Man🤔

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RTJ5H22Pt55C5pga6PEdJxKNGbIFTlEa-fL6sHlMrfKjGQwgOR9aWvJdpbzVNmTdh_bXNH5LlGKlQZiplu0RkzqpJ4krzgDHucYGUtAq)

Looks like he should have a fly on his nose.
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Post by: zombiehorror on June 20, 2021, 06:36:08 PM
Got a NECA Frankenstein for Father's Day; still not blown away by the standard head sculpt. In the right lighting the standard head bears a Karloff likeness but for the most part it feels a touch on the generic side; the other two head sculpts nail it though.
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Post by: TheMadScientist on June 20, 2021, 07:51:41 PM
I've driven to a handful of Wal-Mart's near me, and no luck so far. For someone more in the know, I'm assuming that these will be available online at some point in the future? Getting a little tired of driving around in the heat, so I might just wait until I can snag one online. haha

If anyone else on here is from the Kansas City area, and has seen some in the wild, let me know!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 20, 2021, 08:43:46 PM
Got a NECA Frankenstein for Father's Day; still not blown away by the standard head sculpt. In the right lighting the standard head bears a Karloff likeness but for the most part it feels a touch on the generic side; the other two head sculpts nail it though.

Its easily the best figure in this scale to date though.  For a scant $30...heck yeah. Here's a shot of the unpainted sculpts. He does better with expressions. Vanilla/neutral still has a good likeness though. I think the paints hinder that headsculpt actually.

(https://scontent-iad3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/149206975_254575629409732_7819232988711209299_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=F0MKcru7COQAX85xtuv&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-2.xx&oh=f9b395b9613a34afcfa422159d09f07d&oe=60D4A9FD)
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Post by: Oh Chick on June 20, 2021, 10:27:02 PM
Made my first attempt at a Walmart on the way home from a Fatherís Day gathering. Not much Neca and zero Frank. Long Island is notoriously picked over by scalpers so I have little hope. If anyone sees any, especially Suffolk County, please let me know.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 21, 2021, 08:18:36 PM
Zero complaints on the likeness of the standard heads.   Bonus heads I could care less.  Not a snarling frank enthusiast.

(https://i.postimg.cc/W3Vdmxdy/20210621-210914.jpg)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 03:44:03 AM
Zero complaints on the likeness of the standard heads.   Bonus heads I could care less.  Not a snarling frank enthusiast.

(https://i.postimg.cc/W3Vdmxdy/20210621-210914.jpg)

Wondering looking figure
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Post by: Lazarus on June 22, 2021, 10:36:15 AM
(https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/203180130_4294907827238236_3902201830574842582_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=gRjPpiyU6EMAX8NyMNO&_nc_ht=scontent.ftpa1-1.fna&oh=34c35e403627c0b3e2e6ac98c9602a28&oe=60D67000)

I don't think I like the pale face.  I always thought his skin was darker while he was wolfed out.

I LOVE that I can turn him into Larry though.
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Post by: AndyFish on June 22, 2021, 10:49:15 AM
Wow, Wolfman is kind of awful.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 10:50:05 AM
The Larry Talbot ( Chaney) likeness is good.
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 22, 2021, 10:50:59 AM
I agree, what has gone wrong here. Looks like he is wearing a hair hat, hairline is all wrong. Whats with him having eyebrows on the second wolf head?

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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on June 22, 2021, 10:52:41 AM
I like the sculpt, but I'll be passing unless they do a b&w version.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 22, 2021, 10:52:58 AM
The sculpt seems good but he kind of reminds me of the bear guy from the Shining...

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/6937f4_274fb9b178ba409cb8b1212bec306802~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_626,h_343,al_c,q_90/6937f4_274fb9b178ba409cb8b1212bec306802~mv2.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 10:54:07 AM
The sculpt seems good but he kind of reminds me of the bear guy from the Shining...

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/6937f4_274fb9b178ba409cb8b1212bec306802~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_626,h_343,al_c,q_90/6937f4_274fb9b178ba409cb8b1212bec306802~mv2.jpg)

Oh, my!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 22, 2021, 11:00:38 AM
(https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/203180130_4294907827238236_3902201830574842582_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=gRjPpiyU6EMAX8NyMNO&_nc_ht=scontent.ftpa1-1.fna&oh=34c35e403627c0b3e2e6ac98c9602a28&oe=60D67000)

I don't think I like the pale face.  I always thought his skin was darker while he was wolfed out.

I LOVE that I can turn him into Larry though.

You nailed my concerns here as well. Add to that the dreadful ever present Christmas green shirt, and you have yet another lacking Wolfman entry. Oh well. Maybe they will tweak it before we get it. I will be toning the green down on mine, an painting the paleface with a dark wash.
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Post by: fearliath on June 22, 2021, 11:16:50 AM
I think the eyebrows are so prominent because of the lighter facial skin tone. I do like that they included the Larry head BUT I I always think NECA makes the male human face sculpts slightly feminine looking. I think they look like they are wearing makeup or a latex mask or something. I first noticed it when I saw a Marty back to the future figure at the store. As an aside, other companies such as Super 7 have atrociously male looking female face sculpts.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 11:44:25 AM
Hopefully a b/w version of this Neca Wolf will see the light.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 22, 2021, 11:49:30 AM
Here are some more Wolf Man pictures:

     https://tinyurl.com/hnafnwnt

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Post by: Universalrocks on June 22, 2021, 11:52:30 AM
Ok, Im wrong those look a lot better. Im sold!!!

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Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2021, 11:53:16 AM
What's with him having eyebrows on the second wolf head?

Enlarge the pic. Both have eyebrows.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Lazarus on June 22, 2021, 11:54:22 AM
Those are definitely more flattering.  Although the Larry transformation shot definitely highlights that they should have done a transformation hand.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Universalrocks on June 22, 2021, 12:03:39 PM
I can fix those eyebrows. 😊

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Post by: Count Zachula on June 22, 2021, 12:18:48 PM
His face isn't really that pale in the films right?  Compared to actual skin tones its pretty dark.

(https://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Chaney%20Jr.,%20Lon/Annex/NRFPT/Annex%20-%20Chaney%20Jr.,%20Lon%20(Wolf%20Man,%20The)_NRFPT_01.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: AndyFish on June 22, 2021, 01:53:36 PM
The skin color, eyebrows and the mustache bother me more than anything besides the big clunky joints.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 22, 2021, 02:38:16 PM
This is a major problem because NECA is supposed to be the accurate ones.  No interpritation.

I see what they were going for, but the "moustache" and eyebrows they added are a glaring problem.    The 41 Wolf Man does have hair on his upper lip.  VERY FINE hairs that arent usually scultped or added to merch bevause it looks awful.

What Neca did was mistake the texture of wrinkled built up make-up  on his upper lip for a porn stache.


Universal monster toys.....2 steps forward 2 steps back.........but they have to follow the style guide guys.....(thats their excuse whenever something is wrong like the Orange creamsicle Wol Man.)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 22, 2021, 03:17:56 PM
OK, some more pics went up on Toy Ark. They nailed Lon's girth...Lon wasn't a light weight. He has some heft to his gut. I like the inclusion of the Lon parts, because it makes that bear trap accessory make a little sense, as he transformed back to Larry after getting caught in it. the sculpt is obviously there. it's the paints I don't care for. Neca's joints don't bother me. More pics attached.

(https://i.imgur.com/ji7Bsjx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zX54Jwy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LF5CgqB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GAj1ylA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pr6KzgK.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 03:35:45 PM
Lookin' Wolfie!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Palifan on June 22, 2021, 03:48:27 PM
He looks nice but the problem I have with all of these ultimate figures is the fact that they all look like they're wearing underwear lol! That's all I can ever see when I look at them and I think I'm just too into cloth clothing to ever really go for these. Mac ready is the only one I'm thinking about at the moment but I'd sure there will be some takers on here for old Wolfy and the sculpt does look pretty decent to me.

Ian
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on June 22, 2021, 04:01:07 PM
Don't like the darker green shirt and lighter tan pants.  Especially don't like the black / dark brown nose, eyebrows and the moustache.  The makeup didn't have them (though you can see a little bit of eyebrows in some photos from the film).  There are TONS of B&W photos out there where you can clearly see there is no moustache (just some wrinkles in the rubber makeup nose appliance.  And the tip of the nose isn't black / dark brown, either.  The nose tip is just slightly darker than the skin color. 

I was lucky to find the color Frankenstein figure at my local Walmart (Only 1 was there, hidden behind other NECA figures), so I'll get this figure, but I do hope for a B&W version that (hopefully) will look closer to how the character looks in the B&W film.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 04:07:36 PM
Welcome to the UMA, MonsterBaker666
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 22, 2021, 04:21:13 PM
In the end does it really  how accurate the sculpts are on Necas?  No matter how you pose them, they always look like this on display anyways.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71W8qukOcmL._AC_SL1500_.jpg)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 04:41:55 PM
Woody!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: TheMadScientist on June 22, 2021, 06:53:38 PM
The Wolfman figure looks odd, but I'll probably still get it (unless of course the rest of the line is lackluster as well). I still need to track down a Frankenstein figure though first.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Buzzybean on June 22, 2021, 09:16:26 PM
I'm disappointed. The leg change for the Talbot option is cool but I think the paint job is terrible. The face/head just doesn't cut it.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 22, 2021, 10:13:54 PM
The sculpts are spot on.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hvJPQq0m/204183731-5635666099840608-386567643255535683-n.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 22, 2021, 11:27:48 PM
The sculpts are spot on.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hvJPQq0m/204183731-5635666099840608-386567643255535683-n.jpg)

THERE IT IS! Its definitely the paints that are throwing it off! Great sculpt! I hope NECA tweaks the paints by Thanksgiving arrival!

I see a lot of these pics captured in those sculpts.
(https://i.imgur.com/obr2uhA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nwPVf07.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yQxFJVf.jpg)

This color photo (I think this is an actual color picture from the time) shows Chaney's skin tone. He also isn't wearing green. The green wouldn't be such an annoyance if they weren't treating him like he's the Hulk and always has to wear purple pants,lol.


(https://i.imgur.com/nHErlX2.png)

This colorized photo (with the green shirt) works too. But pale flesh....it's killing a perfect sculpt.

(https://i.imgur.com/InksOBy.jpg)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Doh! on June 23, 2021, 12:01:33 AM
It pains me that the paint is so bad. Wolfie is my favorite monster so I'm hoping we get him in black and white. Otherwise, I'm skipping this one.

*sigh!*
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 23, 2021, 12:21:10 AM
Wow!  That sculpt is the BEST Wolf Man I have ever seen in figure form.  Holy cow...  That paint, however, while not the worst, is up there!  Let's hope they FIX THIS and give Wolfie his due. 
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 23, 2021, 12:28:47 AM
No "eyebrows" in the sculpt. They just painted them on.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 23, 2021, 12:33:58 AM
It looks to be primarily based on the promo shots for FMW. 

(http://[url=https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2b/1b/78/2b1b78d51f3e3da483e1f352694a02a8.jpg]https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2b/1b/78/2b1b78d51f3e3da483e1f352694a02a8.jpg[/url])


(http://[url=http://andyimperato.com/sites/default/files/styles/938px_wide/public/images/Wolfman.jpg?itok=UbcL41gS]http://andyimperato.com/sites/default/files/styles/938px_wide/public/images/Wolfman.jpg?itok=UbcL41gS[/url])
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on June 23, 2021, 01:49:49 AM
The sculpt is so beautiful! I will still buy the figure to support this line because I want to see the rest of the monsters. If anything, I will commission someone to fix the paint job on Wolfie's face.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 23, 2021, 12:50:20 PM
They have confirmed via social media that there are 7 monsters already sculpted in this line.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: KCE83 on June 23, 2021, 01:18:50 PM
The colors could be better on Wolfman but itís not enough to put me off the figure, so Iíve preordered it, and Iím still on the hunt for color Frankenstein.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 23, 2021, 01:50:21 PM
They have confirmed via social media that there are 7 monsters already sculpted in this line. 

Which seven?
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Post by: aura of foreboding on June 23, 2021, 02:22:49 PM
Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man, Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and...  Invisible Man or Phantom of the Opera.  Those are my guesses!
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Post by: Lazarus on June 23, 2021, 02:37:16 PM
I will say that Creature from the Black Lagoon is by FAR the best seller at my store any time we get merchandise in for the monsters.  We sold hundreds of the Diamond Select figures for him, and probably less than 100 each for the other monsters when they were still available for us to stock. 

Skipping him would be a very bad move.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 23, 2021, 03:10:19 PM
Which seven?

Well Frankenstein, Wolfman, Mummy and Dracula are already confirmed. When asked if we would see CFTBL, they gave a response "what does your heart tell you?" so I am guessing he is confirmed as well. The other two are probably Bride and a toss up between Invisible man and one other. The main 7 they seem focused on with Uni right now are the ones I mentioned.
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Post by: Count Zachula on June 23, 2021, 03:28:36 PM
Creature is for sure a given. The hills will run red with blood if he's not included in any figure roster.  Bride is a for sure chance also, I would hope for Invisible Man but if NECA already got the Chaney license for Talbot then they're probably gonna do Phantom instead.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 23, 2021, 03:35:42 PM
Creature is for sure a given. The hills will run red with blood if he's not included in any figure roster.  Bride is a for sure chance also, I would hope for Invisible Man but if NECA already got the Chaney license for Talbot then they're probably gonna do Phantom instead.

I would prefer a Chaney Phantom over IM to be honest. So I hope you are right.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on June 23, 2021, 04:06:56 PM
Ok so I got a little bored and did some photoshopping...was just curious what this sculpt would look like with different paint. Not perfect but what do you guys think? (oops, I wrote two number 3's)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/272953a0ea5e39a1b239acea2b8646a9/fd79e9b1fbec9017-b4/s1280x1920/13b8efeef54abcef47167ccb8cde34167f2c0a4e.jpg)
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 23, 2021, 04:20:35 PM
Ok so I got a little bored and did some photoshopping...

Definitely looks better than ol' paleface.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 23, 2021, 04:51:03 PM
Ok so I got a little bored and did some photoshopping...was just curious what this sculpt would look like with different paint. Not perfect but what do you guys think?

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/272953a0ea5e39a1b239acea2b8646a9/fd79e9b1fbec9017-b4/s1280x1920/13b8efeef54abcef47167ccb8cde34167f2c0a4e.jpg)

#3 is more on the right track in my opinion.

Trick or Treat Studios (mask makers extraordinaire) produced a Wolfman mask last year. The sculpt was magnificent. The paint and hairing were less than stellar. Here is what it looked like right out of the bag. Pale skin, crappy hairing in the face area.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2GQAAOSwxj1faUtL/s-l300.jpg)

Then the factory tweaked the hair a bit...
(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FVc01fHr62mE%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

Then Dr. Lady, who realized the sculpt was there, and how to make the mask presentable tweaked it to this....pic is with a flash on, and skin is still darker than ole paleface NECA.
(https://i.imgur.com/0w3T6BR.jpg)




PAINT AND HAIRING CAN MAKE OR BREAK A SCULPT ON A MASK, AND PAINT CAN ABSOLUTELY CAUSE A GREAT SCULPT TO GET LOST ON A FIGURE.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: EDITOR MFTV on June 23, 2021, 07:16:52 PM
I think it looks awesome! Iím down!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Buzzybean on June 23, 2021, 10:07:11 PM
Bela Dracula
Karloff Frankenstein
Strange Frankenstein
Chaney Jr Wolfman
Chaney Sr Phantom
Creature
Chaney Jr Mummy

would be my 7.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 23, 2021, 10:41:51 PM
Bela Dracula
Karloff Frankenstein
Strange Frankenstein
Chaney Jr Wolfman
Chaney Sr Phantom
Creature
Chaney Jr Mummy

would be my 7.

Good choices!  Too bad we're getting another Karloff Mummy and Monster.  Hopefully they do more than the 7 sculpted!  :)
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 23, 2021, 10:50:21 PM
Id take a  Kharis, Glenn Strange, Son Of Drac , Ygor over the Creature.   
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: TheMadScientist on June 23, 2021, 11:00:40 PM
Caved and ordered a Frankenstein on eBay for a decent price. I've pretty much visited or called every Wal-Mart in the area, to no avail. Since I just ordered one on eBay, I can guarantee you they'll be popping up where I am next week. Oh well.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 24, 2021, 05:57:33 AM
Went to two Walmart stores yesterday.... and.....no.... Frankenstein.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on June 24, 2021, 06:31:00 AM
Ok so I got a little bored and did some photoshopping...was just curious what this sculpt would look like with different paint. Not perfect but what do you guys think? (oops, I wrote two number 3's)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/272953a0ea5e39a1b239acea2b8646a9/fd79e9b1fbec9017-b4/s1280x1920/13b8efeef54abcef47167ccb8cde34167f2c0a4e.jpg)

Definitely better with the darker skin tone and no moustache. 

Hopefully NECA will see this and adjust their paint scheme before production.

As to the 7 monsters...

I think it is likely Frankenstein's monster (already out), The Wolf Man (coming soon as we all see), The Mummy (I think they teased a photo previously that it's coming soon), and likely (hopefully) Bride Of Frankenstein, Creature From The Black Lagoon (PLEASE...no red lips!), Dracula (I think they confirmed this) and She Wolf Of London...Just kidding...Chaney Phantom Of The Opera.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: EDITOR MFTV on June 24, 2021, 08:04:27 AM
Iím still waiting on the DD Kharis which has been rumored for years.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 24, 2021, 08:50:31 AM
Iím still waiting on the DD Kharis which has been rumored for years.

Might wanna check with Martin on Kharis. DD has switched gears, and is doing a lot of licensed Lovecraft and Fulci stuff for Pallbearer and Cadabra nowadays. His fan figures seem geared towards newer properties these days. Kharis might be on the back burner.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on June 26, 2021, 11:40:31 AM


Is the color Frankensteinís Monster going to be at Target? I havenít found zip at Wal-MartÖ
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: fearliath on June 26, 2021, 02:02:04 PM

Is the color Frankensteinís Monster going to be at Target? I havenít found zip at Wal-MartÖ

Yes, eventually. And distribution at Walmartís is weird. 6-8 at some stores. Nothing at MANY others. I think in time the rest of the Walmartís will get them.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 26, 2021, 04:01:49 PM
No Frankies at my Walmarts either.  I'm not too worried, considering this is getting a wider release. 
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 26, 2021, 07:36:27 PM
I went to another Walmart in my area. Again, nothing. Plenty of Pennywise/ IT and Alien ultimate figures.
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 26, 2021, 09:41:01 PM
The Neca Wolf man has the same concept that the 2004 Jakks Pacific Wolf Man did. You had both Wolf Man, and Lon  Chaney parts interchangeable. I always like the fact that they had included a Lon Chaney Jr. Likeness. The Neca likeness is better of course, but I think the Jackks Pacific likeness holds up pretty well. Plus I think the Paints and the Likeness of the Wolf Man are pretty decent. (https://i.postimg.cc/g2wFJfTH/20210626-204815.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k2dhYh92)  (https://i.postimg.cc/P53DbFTx/20210626-204830.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87vsN4FQ) (https://i.postimg.cc/4ykV77ZQ/20210626-204918.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkfRCY11) (https://i.postimg.cc/yNRNJfN2/20210626-205040.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VSYwpWnF)  (https://i.postimg.cc/gJYPY4LV/20210626-205004.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XZDPLf8q)

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Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Lazarus on June 26, 2021, 10:19:22 PM
Honestly, I think the skin should be even darker than that.  It's a step in the right direction though.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 27, 2021, 05:08:45 PM
I like that the shirt is unbuttoned on the Jakks

Are the right elbows seized on yours??   Ive had multiples,  carded and boxed.  All had seized elbows
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Post by: Universalrocks on June 27, 2021, 05:21:19 PM
Thats Funny, I had never even tried the articulation on the figures. After I read your post, I went and tried to move the elbows on both figures. And sure enough, both of the figures had not only the right elbows locked but also the Left ones. I did manage to losen all of them without brakeage and all move freely now. I wonder if these pieces are painted after assembly or before? It seemed like the paint is what was making them stick. Or maybe some seepage of glue if the pins at the elbow are glued in.

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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 27, 2021, 06:41:02 PM
I think its the paint.  On one figure it ovetlapoed almost hiding the the seams of the joint.    The PVC is rsther brittle and with snap if you push too hard.

Thought maybe I had bad luck.  Still cant get mine unseiged even with hot water etc.☹.   Such a shame this line was canceled.  Series 2 looked awesome   
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on July 01, 2021, 02:13:58 PM
Recently on the NECA twitter...

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/d9f62865f4aaca3fac3583e6bb3c54b3/fd79e9b1fbec9017-64/s540x810/3ab73b95082ce9d1805eeb2115bdae7725fbbaa9.png)
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 01, 2021, 02:24:34 PM
Yes, NECA has Hammer. There are whispers they are going after a deal with Victoria Price for a Vincent Price figure as well. Time will tell.
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 01, 2021, 03:13:19 PM
Would love for the Hammer figures to be in Ultimate form, but I kind of have a feeling they will be clothed retro. Either way I'd pick some up! And a Vincent Price figure would be incredible!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 01, 2021, 03:15:38 PM
Would love for the Hammer figures to be in Ultimate form, but I kind of have a feeling they will be clothed retro. Either way I'd pick some up! And a Vincent Price figure would be incredible!

Well, as MEGO is doing retro clothed figures....Ultimates may be the route NECA explores. I am hopeful for Ultimates, as I have plenty of clothed Hammer figures nowadays, but no real "action figure" form Hammer characters. Let's keep our fingers crossed. :angel:
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Post by: ODBJBG on July 01, 2021, 10:06:23 PM
Been a bit since NECA did any cloth retros. I feel like they are phasing that out.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 01, 2021, 10:54:06 PM
Been a bit since NECA did any cloth retros. I feel like they are phasing that out.

They just released retro cloth Quint from Jaws last week.  Halloween 2 Loomis and Laurie just started showing back up at Target in KY last month. They also just did They Live retro cloth, as my local FYE just stocked them. I just bought Annabelle Comes Home retro cloth and the NUN Retro cloth from their online ebay store. They are still quite actively producing retro cloth. The only thing that slowed their output was COVID.

I will buy whatever NECA produces figure wise for Hammer or Universal. Ultimates, Retro cloth, or what have you. As long as it is well done. :angel:
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Post by: Dr.Terror on July 01, 2021, 10:57:32 PM
I dont think Neca can do retro versions while Mego is doing the monsters.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 01, 2021, 11:01:21 PM
I dont think Neca can do retro versions while Mego is doing the monsters.

I don't think so either...but if they do...I would support them. Mego seems to have some Hammer action going on too. Their upcoming Cushing Van Helsing is pretty nice for an inexpensive figure. Personally from NECA I prefer Ultimates anyway, and as MEGO is doing both Hammer and Universal, Ultimates would be the obvious way to go.
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Post by: ODBJBG on July 02, 2021, 12:54:39 AM
They just released retro cloth Quint from Jaws last week.  Halloween 2 Loomis and Laurie just started showing back up at Target in KY last month. They also just did They Live retro cloth, as my local FYE just stocked them. I just bought Annabelle Comes Home retro cloth and the NUN Retro cloth from their online ebay store. They are still quite actively producing retro cloth. The only thing that slowed their output was COVID.

I will buy whatever NECA produces figure wise for Hammer or Universal. Ultimates, Retro cloth, or what have you. As long as it is well done. :angel:

Those are all ancient though. Quint has been in the works for over a year. Halloween 2 has been out for a while, I got those months ago.

Seen very little announcements on the retro cloth figures.

Not saying they're stopping them altogether, but the releases have been sporadic and seem to be getting fewer and farther between.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 02, 2021, 09:12:01 AM
Those are all ancient though. Quint has been in the works for over a year. Halloween 2 has been out for a while, I got those months ago.

Seen very little announcements on the retro cloth figures.

Not saying they're stopping them altogether, but the releases have been sporadic and seem to be getting fewer and farther between.

The releases have been sporadic....but all of their releases, of all of their products, have been very hindered. Covid is responsible. Not a lack of interest on the part of either consumers or the manufacturer. In this business, simply because something was shown over a year ago, and finally gets a much later release than planned, doesn't mean a line is waning necessarily . Super 7 is a perfect example. Been waiting a long time for some things they have coming.

Even in the best of times, Mego themselves have shown things that take forever to finally materialize. 
I doubt NECAs retro cloth are going anywhere.

My Bloody Valentine, a combo effort with Shout Factory, is a retro cloth. It was revealed late 2020 and released just 4 months ago. That's not ancient. ;) Neither is their retro cloth Hatchet. It was just released this year too. As was Annabelle Comes Home. That's hardly a trickle, but not quite a flood. Just consistent. The fact that Halloween 2 are finally on the shelves again at target (despite die hard collectors like yourself having had them for months) means the demand for the product is there....because more orders were placed.


The pandemic slowed everything down.

ADDITION/EDIT: They have released a lot of things in retro cloth I don't even pay attention to that are hits. Goonies, Karate Kid, and they are doing a re-release of.... Golden Girls ???. They also have Iron Maiden Eddie. If you don't collect these (I don't) then maybe that's part of the perception they are slowing them down. Other avenues like Weird Al, Bob Ross, and even Ace Ventura and National lampoons Vacation have been explored by them,lol.
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 02, 2021, 04:28:58 PM
I only mentioned Retro Cloth Hammer figures because they seem to do this with the IP's that don't seem popular enough (They Live, Reanimator, Halloween 3) stuff that might be too expensive for them to sculpt an entire figure for and most people who aren't into cult films may not know enough to purchase.  I feel like the Hammer films aren't as mainstream as the Universal films.  BUT I would LOVE to be proven wrong because Ultimate figures of any of the Hammer monsters would be a dream come true!
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 02, 2021, 04:40:19 PM
I want to get the Laurie and Loomis set.  Hopefully I can find it at Target. 
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Post by: geezer butler on July 02, 2021, 05:10:10 PM
I want to get the Laurie and Loomis set.  Hopefully I can find it at Target.

I recently posted pics of the set in latest gets thread. I found mine at local comic book shop for $70. 🎃🔪
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 02, 2021, 05:54:04 PM
I want to get the Laurie and Loomis set.  Hopefully I can find it at Target.

My brother lives in KY. I stopped in at his Target in Winchester and they had a pile of Halloween 2 and three both. They're available, its just a crap shoot as to where I guess.
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Post by: MadCow on July 02, 2021, 10:31:35 PM
My brother lives in KY. I stopped in at his Target in Winchester and they had a pile of Halloween 2 and three both. They're available, its just a crap shoot as to where I guess.

I kick myself for passing on the Halloween III set the one time I saw it. This gives me hope to maybe finding it again.
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Post by: Lazarus on July 03, 2021, 11:16:25 AM
They restock older stuff every so often, you never know what you might find!  I've seen the trick or treaters a few times now.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 03, 2021, 07:59:10 PM
Still nothing at Walmart
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 03, 2021, 08:41:40 PM
Still nothing at Walmart

The Franks should be everywhere sometime this month. I'm waiting for that.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 03, 2021, 09:16:18 PM
BLACK AND WHITE VERSION PICS. I prefer the color myself.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E5XuBWMWEAQV1mo?format=jpg&name=900x900)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E5XuBk_X0AM6-GZ?format=jpg&name=900x900)

Pics from Aliexpress
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Post by: Dr.Terror on July 04, 2021, 03:38:32 AM
I like the packaging better on this one.
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Post by: Doh! on July 04, 2021, 05:21:52 AM
Looks great! Can't wait to get mine from BBTS.
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Post by: fearliath on July 04, 2021, 12:18:31 PM
I like the packaging better on this one.

I thought the same thing.
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 04, 2021, 12:51:34 PM
Looks pretty good! Anyone know when these will ship from BBTS?
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 04, 2021, 07:48:23 PM
I like the packaging better on this one.

Me too.  I HATE the floating heads posters so much.  Wish Universal would stop pushing them on all of us. 
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Post by: Mike Scott on July 04, 2021, 08:37:32 PM
Me too.  I HATE the floating heads posters so much.

But, isn't that a floating head?
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 05, 2021, 02:53:24 AM
But, isn't that a floating head?

Yup, but it's not THE floating head.   ;D
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Post by: Doh! on July 05, 2021, 03:10:26 AM
Looks pretty good! Anyone know when these will ship from BBTS?

My preorder states July.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 05, 2021, 09:25:49 AM
Nice poster art
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on July 05, 2021, 08:27:05 PM
Has anyone been able to purchase the colored version of Frankenstein online from any sites?  I cannot seem to find him anywhere in So Cal.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 05, 2021, 08:45:53 PM
I haven't found him anywhere.  Even the GOOD Walmart about 30 mins out doesn't have him.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 05, 2021, 09:10:40 PM
I haven't found him anywhere.  Even the GOOD Walmart about 30 mins out doesn't have him.

Been to two Walmarts' yesterday and nothing.
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 05, 2021, 10:05:43 PM
Has anyone been able to purchase the colored version of Frankenstein online from any sites?

I'm not aware of the color version being offered currently anywhere but in-store at some Wally's locations, and that includes a lack of wholesale solicitation. That said, this color version of The Monster is part of the "first to market" promotion, so I wouldn't expect it to be available anywhere but a Wally's until end of July, beginning of August at the absolute earliest (and that's probably wishful thinking).

Anyone reading have a NECA wholesale account and a rep they can and will ask about when general availability begins?



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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 05, 2021, 11:11:23 PM
I'm not aware of the color version being offered currently anywhere but in-store at some Wally's locations, and that includes a lack of wholesale solicitation. That said, this color version of The Monster is part of the "first to market" promotion, so I wouldn't expect it to be available anywhere but a Wally's until end of July, beginning of August at the absolute earliest (and that's probably wishful thinking).

Anyone reading have a NECA wholesale account and a rep they can and will ask about when general availability begins?

I wish they would put it on the website. 
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 06, 2021, 01:13:21 AM
I wish they would put it on the website. 

If they don't, they'll lose my trade.  I'll simply buy it from Target or somewhere else that advertises it for list price.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 06, 2021, 06:43:02 AM
I was super lucky to have found my color Frankie at my local Walmart - only 1 there and he was behind some other NECA figure so I quickly grabbed him.  They didn't have a large selection on figures - a couple of Kongs, and some others I didn't want and can't even remember.  And the packaging was pretty beat up. 

Still can't find MaCready from The Thing at Target.  My local target had pretty slim pickings on NECA figures - a LOT of Back To The Future figures but nothing else. 

I looked on Target online and he's listed there, but they aren't taking website orders.  They list what local stores have him - every one is all sold out except one store - 50 miles away from me.

I'll wait until he pops up from online retailers like Big Bad Toy Store.  I have the B&W Frankie on pre-order there as well as the color Wolf Man.

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Post by: Lazarus on July 06, 2021, 12:37:40 PM
That's probably your best bet.  Most of these are times exclusives thankfully.  I don't know if the color UM will get general release or not, though.
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on July 06, 2021, 12:38:49 PM
I have two extras if anyone wants one. Cost plus shipping. Mint boxes.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 06, 2021, 12:45:57 PM
Yeah, my guess is that these will be exclusive to the stores for a certain length of time, then they release them everywhere.  NECA made a Walmart exclusive batarang that's now available for pre-order from other retailers. 

Can't believe these things would be available from Walmart only and then Walmart only gets a small supply of them. 

And it is quite likely that this is only NECA's 1st batch of figures, and more are on the way.  Walmart had a Robby The Robot exclusive from some company, and they flew off the shelf quickly once they hit the stores.  People were trying to find them to no avail, but then a month or 2 later they got in a lot more.  I just saw a couple still sitting on the shelf the other week. 
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on July 06, 2021, 04:05:08 PM
One left.
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 14, 2021, 03:59:52 PM
NECA may be announcing some new stuff this Monday. Hopefully relating to the Uni Monsters, but also noticing that "Things" has a capital, so maybe some of that too!

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1415414948117819392
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Post by: Buzzybean on July 14, 2021, 10:51:38 PM
That sounds like figures from Aliens. Mostly.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 15, 2021, 06:51:49 AM
Probably more figures from John Carpenter's The Thing.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 15, 2021, 01:47:04 PM
Probably more figures from John Carpenter's The Thing.

Hopefully
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on July 16, 2021, 10:48:09 AM
You can preorder the color version from Amoktime now. Release date is August 31, 2021.

https://amoktime.com/neca-universal-monsters-7-scale-action-figure-ultimate-frankensteins-monster-color/?mc_cid=57189aef3d&mc_eid=9d3fbb5b03
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 16, 2021, 12:11:02 PM
And MacReady from John Carpenter's The Thing, too!

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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on July 16, 2021, 01:04:28 PM
Yes the Neca Ultimate Color Frankenstein Karloff is now available on many different websites for pre order ! Where are all the Monster fans pre ordering ? I use Amok, Big Bad or EE.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 16, 2021, 01:51:19 PM
https://amoktime.com/neca-universal-monsters-7-scale-action-figure-ultimate-frankensteins-monster-color/?mc_cid=57189aef3d
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 16, 2021, 02:21:41 PM
Yes the Neca Ultimate Color Frankenstein Karloff is now available on many different websites for pre order ! Where are all the Monster fans pre ordering ? I use Amok, Big Bad or EE.

Big Bad Toy Store for me. 
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 16, 2021, 05:46:18 PM
https://amoktime.com/neca-universal-monsters-7-scale-action-figure-ultimate-frankensteins-monster-color/?mc_cid=57189aef3d

👍🏻
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 16, 2021, 06:05:57 PM
Big Bad Toy Store doesn't charge you on pre-orders until it ships.
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Post by: Doh! on July 17, 2021, 07:42:20 PM
Now I have a moral dilemma: I already have the B&W Frank on preorder with BBTS, fully intending with collecting this version of all the monsters. Then they put out the color Wolf Man first and the paint is pretty bad. However, he's my favorite character! Do I cross my fingers and hope we get a B&W Wolfie eventually, or switch to color for these and preorder Frank now? I don't have to have a mixed set, regardless. And I certainly don't want to double up on these.

*sigh!*
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Post by: John Pertwee on July 18, 2021, 08:32:29 AM
This is Neca we are talking about, so it is safe to assume that they will do at least a color and B&W version of each release.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 18, 2021, 08:52:32 AM
This is Neca we are talking about, so it is safe to assume that they will do at least a color and B&W version of each release.

The reason why there is some confusion about this (and some folks are in a tizzy about it) is Randy Falk was asked point blank if every monster would receive a black and white release as well as a color. His reply was "No, not all of them." I wish he would've clarified for people that there is no reason to make a black and white figure from films that are in color. Like This Island Earth's Metaluna Mutant. No reason for a b/w edition. Or the Masque of the Red Death sequence from Phantom of the Opera. Also shot in color.  No reason to offer it in b/w unless you are offering a "Stills from Famous Monsters" edition or a "Black and white portable tv edition",lol. I can't see any reason why they wouldn't milk the variants on the others.

Personally, I have very few items in b/w. I don't get into them unless they are really well done, or its the only way an item is offered.

 Just because the films were shot in b/w doesn't mean people on the set were walking around in sepia tones in the 1930-50's era of film making,lol.

Of the 100's of items I have of monsters, I literally have two in b/w. Rainman's Psycho 1/6 set, and a Six Strings Productions Wolfman 1941 resin kit that I bought pre-painted that way (at a heck of a bargain) by Dan Fuller.

Never really understood the appeal of sepia toned 3 dimensional items myself. To each their own. :angel:
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 18, 2021, 12:17:51 PM

I'm pretty new to this game, just discovering NECA within the last few months.  So when I saw that there was a B&W Frankenstein figure, I quickly preordered it.  Then I found out Walmart had a color exclusive figure, and was VERY lucky to have found it.

Personally I prefer color figures to B&W ones.  So if they come out with a B&W Wolf Man, I may pass on it.  I'll have to see how the paintjob is on it before I decide. 

Of course color figures can be tricky - what color was the Wolf Man's shirt?  What color was his pants?  Did the Frankenstein monster REALLY have that stupid green colored jacket?  Why does the Wolf Man's nose looks almost black when it didn't look that way in the B&W film?  And the greasepaint for the Frankenstein monster was "sky gray" according to Jack Pierce, the same color he used on the Clickers in Creation Of The Humanoids - a blueish looking color. So should he be sky gray or green as he is usually depicted?

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Post by: Doh! on July 18, 2021, 02:54:40 PM
I hope you fellers are correct about a B&W Wolfie! I usually collect the color versions when given the choice. For these, however, I want to mix up my collection a bit.
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Post by: Mike Scott on July 18, 2021, 03:44:56 PM
Did the Frankenstein monster REALLY have that stupid green colored jacket? 

No.  ;D

So should he be sky gray or green as he is usually depicted?

I think it should be what Pierce was thinking of. Pallor mortis, the first stage of death, is an after-death paleness that occurs in those with light/white skin.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 18, 2021, 03:47:01 PM
Personally, I have very few items in b/w. I don't get into them unless they are really well done, or its the only way an item is offered.

 

I bought probably less b/w than you and promptly unloaded them when color was afforded me.  I don't think I still own any "silver screen" edition items other than a few LBHs from the Toys R Us box set and four of those cool Japanese figures.
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 19, 2021, 12:42:07 PM
Only new UM reveal from NECA for their Comic Con panel was the Mummy...

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/418a638dfd09ff43048e44a89689fee3/8950db294de54529-a7/s400x600/6a1f7af9d4189c06f2a137245ce6edc621cd7760.png)
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Post by: John Pertwee on July 19, 2021, 02:06:54 PM
Is that the Iron Studios sarcophagus or are we getting that with the Mummy for 30 bucks?
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 19, 2021, 02:40:24 PM
Is that the Iron Studios sarcophagus or are we getting that with the Mummy for 30 bucks?

Probably a sarcophagus made by NECA. They didn't mention anything about it but my guess is that it will come with the figure.
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Post by: delfloria on July 19, 2021, 10:48:01 PM
I still can't believe they loused up the Wolfman paint to the point where I will not be purchasing it. Still in shock.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 19, 2021, 10:55:59 PM
I still can't believe they loused up the Wolfman paint to the point where I will not be purchasing it. Still in shock.

We were all wary of Frankenstein before we saw the finished product too.  Let's hope they fix it. 
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 19, 2021, 11:00:24 PM
I still can't believe they loused up the Wolfman paint to the point where I will not be purchasing it. Still in shock.

Repaint?
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Post by: delfloria on July 20, 2021, 06:32:04 PM
Crossing fingers that they do fix the Wolfman paint scheme. Yes, I could repaint it but if I do, do I get a discount. Ha ha.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 20, 2021, 08:33:19 PM
Crossing fingers that they do fix the Wolfman paint scheme. Yes, I could repaint it but if I do, do I get a discount. Ha ha.

Wolfman is my fave. So I feel your pain on the poopy paint design.
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Post by: TheMadScientist on July 20, 2021, 10:38:54 PM
I'll probably get the Wolfman figure regardless, but I do wish it were better.
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 21, 2021, 11:40:12 AM
Repaint?

Model painters are gonna be in high demand when this figure comes out I'm betting! Haha.

If the mustache is not fixed I will definitely be commissioning someone to redo the paint.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 21, 2021, 12:19:40 PM
Hopefully the paint job will be better when they hit the market.  And I do hope it's not a sculpted moustache and just the paint job.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 21, 2021, 12:51:00 PM
Hopefully the paint job will be better when they hit the market.  And I do hope it's not a sculpted moustache and just the paint job.

It isn't sculpted. Its just paint. Here are the sculpts unpainted.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hvJPQq0m/204183731-5635666099840608-386567643255535683-n.jpg)
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 21, 2021, 01:40:05 PM
Well, that's a plus.  The sculpt is dead on. 
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 21, 2021, 02:51:33 PM
Well, that's a plus.  The sculpt is dead on.

I know it. The paints are wonky for Wolfie.
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Post by: delfloria on July 21, 2021, 07:53:57 PM
I know it. The paints are wonky for Wolfie.

Beyond wonky but at least the sculpt is fantastic.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on July 21, 2021, 08:35:50 PM
I know it. The paints are wonky for Wolfie.
I might have to send my Wolfie to a paint specialist to fix him up.  I think I know a guyÖ.😉
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 21, 2021, 08:50:33 PM
I might have to send my Wolfie to a paint specialist to fix him up.  I think I know a guyÖ.😉

Me too come to think of it,lol :angel:
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 24, 2021, 03:59:54 PM
Nabbed two Frankensteins at... TARGET!  Out of town store, wealthy area.  No Walmarts around me ever got them.  So go to Target if you haven't found one yet. 
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Post by: Count Zachula on July 28, 2021, 12:59:54 PM
Saw some Frankensteins at Target the other day. And in LA too! They're out there, folks! Go get em!

A couple things from the NECA Twitter... Randy has said that the B/W Frankenstein should be hitting stores soon and also he mentioned that there WILL be a B/W Wolfman but doesn't know exactly when.

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1420423920759578628 (https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1420423920759578628)


https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1419721646722670593 (https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1419721646722670593)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 28, 2021, 09:35:57 PM
Great news. Hitting Targets' today.
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Post by: Doh! on July 29, 2021, 12:33:24 AM
Hmm... I wish he'd said we're "definitely" getting a b&w Wolfie instead of "probably"...
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 29, 2021, 09:14:49 AM
Likely will depend on sales of the B&W Frankenstein figure. 
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 30, 2021, 07:52:17 PM
Neca may have the Frankenstein's monster. But I sure don't.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 31, 2021, 04:29:23 AM
NECAonline.com says that the color Frankenstein figure ships to retailers on August 2nd.  MaCready ships the same day.

No word yet as to the shipping date of the B&W version of Frankie. 
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Post by: Doh! on July 31, 2021, 02:49:45 PM
BBTS still has B&W Frank listed as shipping in July. Tick-tock, people!!
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on July 31, 2021, 04:06:56 PM
Yep.  They get that info from the manufacturer (NECA) and NECA hasn't updated the ship date yet.  My thought - sometime in August.  Likely focusing on getting the color version out first to all the retailers, then they move on to getting the B&W version out, since it will likely not sell as well as the color version.  Gotta go for the big bucks first. 
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Post by: Subatomic_Matt on August 06, 2021, 08:55:11 PM
Found a color Monster at Target! This is fantastic! Iíd been keen on a Glenn Strange version too! I so, so, so hope we get a great looking Lugosi Dracula.
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Post by: Lazarus on August 08, 2021, 04:30:42 PM
(https://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/Reviews/NECA-Frankenstein-BW/NECA-Frankenstein-BW-11__scaled_600.jpg)
(https://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/Reviews/NECA-Frankenstein-BW/NECA-Frankenstein-BW-13__scaled_600.jpg)

Toynewsi put up a gallery for B&W Frank  https://toynewsi.com/139-39814 (https://toynewsi.com/139-39814)
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2021, 05:41:45 PM
Toynewsi put up a gallery for B&W Frank 

Is that fire an acc.?
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Post by: Count Zachula on August 08, 2021, 06:19:31 PM
Is that fire an acc.?

Nope.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2021, 07:09:03 PM
Nope.

Would have been a cool one!

"Fire bad, but well executed!"
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Post by: DonnyTheGhoul on August 09, 2021, 05:56:32 AM
If anyone is still searching for the Frankenstein monster, try this link for Target. It only showed 1 location near me, but they had 4 in stock when I got there so it definitely works

https://www.target.com/p/universal-monsters-7-34-scale-action-figure-ultimate-frankenstein-39-s-monster/-/A-82556922?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000014851607&CPNG=PLA_Toys%2BShopping_Brand%7CToys_Ecomm_Hardlines&adgroup=SC_Toys&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&device=c&location=9016904&targetid=pla-380316196991&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&gclid=CjwKCAjwpMOIBhBAEiwAy5M6YOkwgA8018hnHb5uOUu4hdC0IhWtokyZnFUMgkjAnIQP1B8tqKn8ohoCOo4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds (https://www.target.com/p/universal-monsters-7-34-scale-action-figure-ultimate-frankenstein-39-s-monster/-/A-82556922?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000014851607&CPNG=PLA_Toys%2BShopping_Brand%7CToys_Ecomm_Hardlines&adgroup=SC_Toys&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&device=c&location=9016904&targetid=pla-380316196991&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&gclid=CjwKCAjwpMOIBhBAEiwAy5M6YOkwgA8018hnHb5uOUu4hdC0IhWtokyZnFUMgkjAnIQP1B8tqKn8ohoCOo4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 09, 2021, 07:49:46 AM
Yeah, I tried that in my search for the Macready figure.  None anywhere close by, but if I wanted one there was 1 in a store about 100 miles away.

I decided to just order it from BBTS.  I expect it to be shipped soon.
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Post by: DonnyTheGhoul on August 09, 2021, 11:29:23 AM
Yeah, I tried that in my search for the Macready figure.  None anywhere close by, but if I wanted one there was 1 in a store about 100 miles away.

I decided to just order it from BBTS.  I expect it to be shipped soon.

I have the B&W Frankenstein and Wolfman preordered from them. Not sure when I will get the Macready one, times are a little tight and have to be selective
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 09, 2021, 12:24:53 PM
I just happened to find a color Franke at the local Walmart.  Only one there, and I haven't seen any there since then.  I figure these Walmart / Target "exclusives" are probably just a box or 2 per store for whatever timeline they decide on (a month or 2 or perhaps even 6 months).  Collectors quickly snap them up and sell 'em for much more money on ebay. 

But after that exclusive timeline is up they hit all the markets - other stores and online companies. 

I figure the exclusivity is just so Walmart or Target can attract people to their stores in the hopes you'll buy the item (if they even have them) and hopefully you'll buy something else while there. 
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 09, 2021, 02:02:16 PM
...  I figure the exclusivity is just so Walmart or Target can attract people to their stores in the hopes you'll buy the item (if they even have them) and hopefully you'll buy something else while there. 

They are banking on people's "well, since I'm here, I might as well get..." attitudes and impulse buying.

If they don't put it online, I don't buy from them.  It's worth the extra $3 to me not to have to go to their store.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 09, 2021, 02:14:14 PM
LOL.  Yeah, I RARELY go into a Target store. 

I buy most of these type of things online.  I'm not in a huge rush for them...not a "OMG I have to run to the store and search for it so I have it before anyone else" type of guy.

If NECA sold direct to the public I'd likely buy from them.  "Gotta support the team."
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Post by: Buzzybean on August 11, 2021, 01:00:08 AM
I ordered my Wolfman and Macready figures from Entertainment Earth today. It's a pain in the ass to look for this stuff.
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Post by: Lazarus on August 11, 2021, 02:09:20 PM
We got both the color and B&W Franks at my store this week.  Silver Screen Frank looks lovely.
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on August 11, 2021, 02:42:54 PM
  Just ordered my Ultimate Neca Color Frankensteinís Karloff Monster from Amok Time as they just received their stock! Should be getting him within the next day or two as I live In NJ and Amok is only in NY. Canít wait to unleash the Monster!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on August 11, 2021, 03:19:03 PM
For anyone not able to find one: NECA's ebay store has him available.

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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on August 11, 2021, 05:35:24 PM
Anton did Amok ship
Your pre order today for the Color Frankensteinís Monster today or Tuesday ? I remember you mentioning you bought him
There.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on August 11, 2021, 08:35:02 PM
Anton did Amok ship
Your pre order today for the Color Frankensteinís Monster today or Tuesday ? I remember you mentioning you bought him
There.

I actually found one in Wal mart.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 12, 2021, 06:42:18 AM
For anyone not able to find one: NECA's ebay store has him available.



NECA has an ebay store?
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Post by: Anton Phibes on August 12, 2021, 09:03:13 AM
https://www.ebay.com/sch/thenecastore/m.html (https://www.ebay.com/sch/thenecastore/m.html)
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 12, 2021, 09:41:44 AM
https://www.ebay.com/sch/thenecastore/m.html (https://www.ebay.com/sch/thenecastore/m.html)

Thank you.  I searched ebay and found lots of their product, but sold by others.

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Post by: Anton Phibes on August 12, 2021, 10:19:04 AM
Thank you.  I searched ebay and found lots of their product, but sold by others.

Until they started this "exclusive to specific stores for a certain number of days" promotion, they would list stuff here at the same time it was available at retail. I bought a lot of stuff through them to save time and hassle.
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Post by: Oh Chick on August 12, 2021, 10:38:14 AM
If they had both color and B&W, Iíd buy from their store. Iím holding out for that.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 13, 2021, 06:44:10 PM
I traveled to several Walmart's close to me and one Target. No sign of Neca Frankenstein.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on August 13, 2021, 07:04:45 PM
I traveled to several Walmart's close to me and one Target. No sign of Neca Frankenstein.

You can just order it directly from NECA at this point, bro. If you are fed up with hunting it.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/thenecastore/m.html (https://www.ebay.com/sch/thenecastore/m.html)

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Post by: Akira-Devilman on August 18, 2021, 12:15:54 AM
I finally was able to get me a Frankenstein's Monster. Here in Mexico is impossible to get him since our WallMart doesn't have any exclusivity and i ended finding one on an imports store. Its was expensive and the only one available but i am pretty impressed with this figure, not only the sculpt is spot on, but the paints is really fantastic, i am really happy they dint paint him lime green of neon green, he looks like a corpse with this green/grey tone.

Also he have fantastic articulations. Is ironic how this static character can move soo good while other figures of more action oriented characters from NECA have stiff articulations. I really cant wait to see the Bride.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2021, 01:15:36 AM
. . . he looks like a corpse with this green/grey tone.

Yea, what were they thinking?  ;D
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Post by: TheMadScientist on August 18, 2021, 05:54:34 PM
Pics/details on the Mummy figure. Says it will be released December 2021 (looked on Entertainment Earth, and they have it as February 2022 though): https://bloody-disgusting.com/toys/3679000/neca-unwraps-mummy-new-universal-monsters-line-action-figures-image/

(https://i1.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/mummy-1.jpg?ssl=1)
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Post by: Count Zachula on August 18, 2021, 05:55:45 PM
I'm a bit bummed there's no accessories to make him into Ardeth Bay.  The 3rd "yawning" head is interesting...

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/08/NECA-Universal-Mummy-02.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/08/NECA-Universal-Mummy-03.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/08/NECA-Universal-Mummy-04.jpg)
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 18, 2021, 07:19:04 PM
The Mummy open mouth head looks odd.  And the body looks a little bit too well fed.    Otherwise I like it.
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Post by: TheMadScientist on August 18, 2021, 07:22:04 PM
The Mummy open mouth head looks odd.  And the body looks a little bit too well fed.    Otherwise I like it.

I was just thinking, his lower body looks a bit too wide. Like the hips and thighs. Looks alright overall imo though. I'm most interested in what their Dracula looks like though.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on August 18, 2021, 08:42:38 PM
The moaning head is indeed interesting.  Makes him more of an action figure than any other Mummy figure produced.  I'm not complaining.  Again, it's The Mummy...  I don't know a lot of people clamoring for another Karloff Mummy.  It's nice.  Like others, I am dying to see the Lugosi Dracula.  Bring it on, NECA! 
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Post by: Anton Phibes on August 18, 2021, 08:45:16 PM
His body does appear a bit thicker than Karloff, but NECA has a history of getting the most bang for its bucks. This buck would make for a nice Kharis. Just thinking out loud. As for the "yawning" face, all I could think of was he was making that face because he stepped on the ancient Egyptian equivalent of a lego.
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Post by: Count Zachula on August 18, 2021, 09:21:40 PM
His body does appear a bit thicker than Karloff, but NECA has a history of getting the most bang for its bucks. This buck would make for a nice Kharis. Just thinking out loud. As for the "yawning" face, all I could think of was he was making that face because he stepped on the ancient Egyptian equivalent of a lego.

He stepped on a tiny Pyramid!
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Post by: Buzzybean on August 18, 2021, 10:16:40 PM
I like the screaming head. It's different and looks better when the figure isn't posed in the sarcophagus.
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Post by: Akira-Devilman on August 18, 2021, 10:33:09 PM
Don't forget he appear like a minute and a half on the movie, we see his head and hand soo seeing him complete is overall odd. The screaming face is good for posing him battle against Frankenstein Monster
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Post by: delfloria on August 18, 2021, 11:33:16 PM
Would rather have had a Lon Chaney Kharis version myself. Also, just like the Frankenstein Monster, this Karloff face is also way too wide.
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Post by: Doh! on August 18, 2021, 11:57:37 PM
Looks good, but will wait for the B&W version. Truth be told, though, this one is barely in color.
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Post by: Count Zachula on August 19, 2021, 12:06:24 AM
Preorder is currently up on BBTS with even MORE photos. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/175029 (https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/175029)

I think you just need the right lighting and it looks almost EXACT.  Very curious about what the third face was based on, if anything. Is there an unseen photo of Karloff yelling in pain as Jack Pierce takes his make up off?

(https://bbts1.azureedge.net/images/p/full/2021/08/91ffa970-e011-41ce-a0d9-21a98ec3cabc.jpg)

(https://bbts1.azureedge.net/images/p/full/2021/08/e76a9164-7bb3-4d77-9106-2cd197ea99d5.jpg)


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Post by: aura of foreboding on August 19, 2021, 12:46:09 AM
It's almost like they took the snarling Frankie and mummified it. 
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 19, 2021, 08:24:05 AM
I see NECA  and Anovos have joined forces to make high end prop reproductions.  Likely gonna start with Star Wars helmets and such, but since NECA already is licensing Universal monsters, perhaps well see some prop repros...perhaps the Scroll Of Thoth.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 19, 2021, 11:08:32 AM
I see NECA  and Anovos have joined forces to make high end prop reproductions. 

How about a 1/4 scale "Rita"?  :)
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Post by: Count Zachula on August 19, 2021, 12:06:19 PM
if you read the comments on any social media post about this figure people are clamoring for the sarcophagus. NECA does a great job at listening to their customers. I'm sure we'll get it sometime...especially if they went to the trouble of sculpting it. Maybe it will come with an Ardeth Bay figure?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 19, 2021, 01:48:33 PM
Looks really good.
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Post by: Lazarus on August 19, 2021, 10:56:22 PM
I'm surprised they'd show the sarcophagus is such detail and not include it.  Its not the diamond select one is it?
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Post by: Doh! on August 19, 2021, 11:36:17 PM
I see NECA  and Anovos have joined forces to make high end prop reproductions.  Likely gonna start with Star Wars helmets and such, but since NECA already is licensing Universal monsters, perhaps well see some prop repros...perhaps the Scroll Of Thoth.

While I've never been personally burned by Anovos (other than a delayed shipment or two), they really bungled their licenses from what a lot of people online are saying. Hopefully, the merger means Anovos quality with NECA's reliability (and not the other way around).
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Post by: Count Zachula on August 19, 2021, 11:43:23 PM
I'm surprised they'd show the sarcophagus is such detail and not include it.  Its not the diamond select one is it?

Nah, DST one is different.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7293/10366659716_427d1ce297_b.jpg)
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 20, 2021, 09:29:54 AM
Yeah, NECA usually has detailed backgrounds for their photo shoots of their figures - Frankenstein had the tower / stairs.  The Wolf Man is seen in the woods.  The Nazi Demon is seen in a house.  So for The Mummy they put him in a sarcophagus. 

Would be cool if they release it but I'm not expecting it to be produced.  If they do perhaps release it in the future, it might be costly.  I mean the figure alone is about $43 (SRP) - how much would the sarcophagus be??

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Post by: Lazarus on August 20, 2021, 04:18:17 PM
An accessory set might be in the cards.  Dracula's coffin, mummy's sarcoughagus, Frank's table.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 20, 2021, 04:42:06 PM
An accessory set might be in the cards.  Dracula's coffin, mummy's sarcoughagus, Frank's table.

Creature's, uh, uh, uh, water?
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on August 20, 2021, 05:06:45 PM
The yawning face must be Karloffís reaction to sitting in the makeup chair for over 8 hours while Jack Pierce worked his magic on him!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 20, 2021, 07:53:47 PM
Creature's, uh, uh, uh, water? 

How about a cave setting?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7572/27666483025_0304042b33_b.jpg)
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 20, 2021, 08:42:47 PM
How about a cave setting?

Yea, that'd be cool! I have this Dept. 56 piece. (About a 4" fig.)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/E5oAAOSwAqJg1JkZ/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 27, 2021, 12:44:09 PM
Has anyone gotten the B&W Frankie yet?  I have quite a few NECA items on pre-order from Big Bad Toy Store and that were supposed to be shipped in August - Batman Batarang, B&W Frankie, The Thing MacReady, American Werewolf Nazi Demon.  Nothing shipped yet.  I see the Ebay Neca store has the Batarang and color Frankie available, tho.
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Post by: Count Zachula on August 27, 2021, 12:51:41 PM
Has anyone gotten the B&W Frankie yet?  I have quite a few NECA items on pre-order from Big Bad Toy Store and that were supposed to be shipped in August - Batman Batarang, B&W Frankie, The Thing MacReady, American Werewolf Nazi Demon.  Nothing shipped yet.  I see the Ebay Neca store has the Batarang and color Frankie available, tho.

Didn't get mine yet. I see them popping up on ebay and saw one at Target.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on August 27, 2021, 01:52:13 PM
Covid has made so much go whack. DC Comics just announced they are delaying 26 titles due to "distribution" issues, Subways are running out of bread (not kidding), and you should see what scalpers are asking (and getting) for NECA's part 7 Jason Voorhees figures on ebay. Guess they are scared they won't get it. Crazy times. I hope you get him soon.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 27, 2021, 06:46:29 PM
Has anyone gotten the B&W Frankie yet?  I have quite a few NECA items on pre-order from Big Bad Toy Store and that were supposed to be shipped in August - Batman Batarang, B&W Frankie, The Thing MacReady, American Werewolf Nazi Demon.  Nothing shipped yet.  I see the Ebay Neca store has the Batarang and color Frankie available, tho.

Yes. By chance and going to Target at 9 am. I ran to the so-called collectible area. There sandwiched between a King Kong and Jason/ part 5. , was the Neca b/w Frankenstein's monster. Finally! Now to find a color version.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on August 28, 2021, 06:15:34 AM
Guess the big stores (Walmart / Target) would get them before the online stores.  My local stores don't carry too many NECA products (quite a few Mego's, tho).  Odd that the Neca Ebay store wouldn't have the B&W Frankie yet. 

I was able to locate the color one last month. 

I'll continue to wait for BBTS to get 'em in and ship my pre-order.  Hopefully won't have to wait too long. 
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Post by: Lazarus on September 03, 2021, 01:31:49 PM
 My store got our b&w grannies when we got our color ones.   Maybe specialty gets b&w first?

Saw a 3rd party seller had scenery sets up that they're using Frank with.   There's also a second set showing the mego style My Bloody Valentine fig.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1076134623/frankenstein-set-for-neca-universal?ref=shop_home_active_1 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/1076134623/frankenstein-set-for-neca-universal?ref=shop_home_active_1)

(https://i.etsystatic.com/29854565/r/il/0dc534/3343864285/il_794xN.3343864285_rmve.jpg)

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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 03, 2021, 01:38:13 PM
Wow! That is pretty pricey
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 03, 2021, 01:43:11 PM
Nice looking Frankenstein diorama, but besides being pricey, it takes up too much room.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 03, 2021, 01:47:10 PM
Nice looking Frankenstein diorama, but besides being pricey, it takes up too much room.
Dwight Frye also needs to be included.
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Post by: Universalrocks on September 04, 2021, 01:09:49 AM
Frank Might need to stoop over a bit. Not a very tall doorway.

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Post by: Count Zachula on September 04, 2021, 03:32:02 PM
Amazing diorama! A pretty good price too considering its custom made.
Wish I had the room!
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Post by: Lazarus on September 05, 2021, 02:39:09 PM
I'm partial to the mine one myself.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on September 11, 2021, 04:21:21 AM
BBTS is shipping the B&W Frankie, Batarang and The Thing MacReady. 

Can't wait to have 'em!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 11, 2021, 05:30:01 AM
I got an email from BBTS.  They are shipping my Color Frank as well.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 17, 2021, 08:08:36 PM
Received my Color Frankenstein figure today.

Two points:

      1.  The head sculpts look MUCH Better in person - really VERY nice!

      2.  My "7 Inch" figure actually measures 8 inches tall - So it is right in line with the Sideshow figures!
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 17, 2021, 08:39:09 PM
Received my Color Frankenstein figure today.

Pretty nice!  :)

Is this the only one they've done, so far?
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Post by: Lazarus on September 18, 2021, 10:35:57 AM
Only the 2 Franks have released at present.

These real-scan faces definitely look better in hand.  I remember getting the Black Series Grand Moff Tarkin (Can't resist a Cushing figure) because it looked amazing in hand while the pictures were kind of iffy.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 18, 2021, 11:45:52 AM
Only the 2 Franks have released at present.

These real-scan faces definitely look better in hand. ... 

The heads are easily positioned in all sorts of natural-looking poses. 

Why do you suppose NECA is listing Frank as a 7 inch figure - when he is really 8 inches tall?  I was glad to get the larger toy.
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Post by: Devlin on September 22, 2021, 03:52:37 PM
UPS brought us our B&W Frankensteins from Diamond at the store today.
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Post by: Sallah on September 22, 2021, 05:25:21 PM
The heads are easily positioned in all sorts of natural-looking poses. 

Why do you suppose NECA is listing Frank as a 7 inch figure - when he is really 8 inches tall?  I was glad to get the larger toy.

All Neca lines are built at the 7" scale... So "average height" characters will be 7" tall. However, taller characters would be larger than 7" to make them in scale with "average" people at 7", and shorter characters will be smaller than 7". So even though, say, NECA Back to the Future Marty McFly and Karloff Frankie are both in the 7" scale, neither is actually 7" tall so that they can be scaled to each other (Marty being smaller than 7" and Frankie being larger).

-James
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 01, 2021, 12:30:54 PM
NECA has announced 31 nights of fright, "monstrous" reveals every night of October for 31 days! Hoping to get some UM reveals, especially Dracula!

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1443624606502473732 (https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1443624606502473732)
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Post by: Doh! on October 02, 2021, 02:05:12 AM
First up is Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Not for me, but looks pretty good:

http://necaonline.com/2021/10/elvira-mistress-of-the-dark-8-clothed-action-figure-elvira/ (http://necaonline.com/2021/10/elvira-mistress-of-the-dark-8-clothed-action-figure-elvira/)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 02, 2021, 02:28:03 PM
I honestly thought the first one out of the gate was going to be Lugosi Dracula 1931, given the 31 thing. maybe he  will be last then,lol. Hurray for Elvira maniacs though!
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 02, 2021, 03:30:18 PM
Elvira has a new Netflix show and just came out as Bi so there's lots of news surrounding her. Probably a good move on NECA's part to jump on the bandwagon.

Not a huge fan of clothed figures but the likeness is so good I think I may pick this up!
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Post by: deadonarrival on October 02, 2021, 11:41:11 PM
 Of all the elderly bags of makeup used to sell beer to stupid guys, elvira is still not my favorite.  >:D
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Post by: Akira-Devilman on October 04, 2021, 12:06:49 AM
Elvira looks odd on her normal face sculpt tough she looks spot on with the wink face. Then again i wish she was a normal 7" figure instead of a clothed one, she would fit perfectly with all the other horror figures from NECA in 7" scale

Rigth now they reveal Demona and i am extremely happy with her, i hope they reveal all the rest of the Gargoyles and Monsters this month.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 04, 2021, 12:17:03 AM
Elvira looks odd on her normal face sculpt tough she looks spot on with the wink face. Then again i wish she was a normal 7" figure instead of a clothed one, she would fit perfectly with all the other horror figures from NECA in 7" scale

Rigth now they reveal Demona and i am extremely happy with her, i hope they reveal all the rest of the Gargoyles and Monsters this month.

Elvira was done by Amok Time in the scale you are seeking a few years back. That may be why they chose to do a retro clothed version. The market seems to have more people interested in buying the "mego" style figures these days than anything else. Nostalgia I suppose.

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2F474x%2F12%2F39%2F00%2F1239006f7b2ef3697a4c880b168ca096--mistress-cassandra-peterson.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 04, 2021, 01:14:41 AM
That may be why they chose to do a retro clothed version.

Looks like only the skirt is cloth. The top looks like plastic.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 05, 2021, 12:57:25 PM
NECA 31 days of Halloween announcements - it's October 5th, and so far they've only announce an Elvira clothed figure. 

Pretty poor so far. 
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 05, 2021, 01:21:27 PM
NECA 31 days of Halloween announcements - it's October 5th, and so far they've only announce an Elvira clothed figure. 

Pretty poor so far.

There's bound to be a lot of fluff in 31 days of "announcements". They started strong with folks based on the reactions to Elvira. The last few have been fluffies to be sure. I am hopeful we are going to see Lugosi Dracula revealed, some Thing creatures, and maybe a Hammer Horror figure. There seems to be this persistent whisper I am hearing pop up in various threads on FB and other places about a Vincent Price. If that happens, I will need smelling salts .
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 05, 2021, 04:17:26 PM
There's bound to be a lot of fluff in 31 days of "announcements". They started strong with folks based on the reactions to Elvira. The last few have been fluffies to be sure. I am hopeful we are going to see Lugosi Dracula revealed, some Thing creatures, and maybe a Hammer Horror figure. There seems to be this persistent whisper I am hearing pop up in various threads on FB and other places about a Vincent Price. If that happens, I will need smelling salts .

Hopefully. Smelling salts will be needed.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 06, 2021, 08:52:14 PM
There seems to be this persistent whisper I am hearing pop up in various threads on FB and other places about a Vincent Price. If that happens, I will need smelling salts .
I have also heard whisperings of this as well. That will be a Thriller!!!
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 07, 2021, 02:22:29 PM
Would love a Vincent Price figure. Preferably in Ultimate form (with a raven), but they're more likely to do a retro clothed.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 07, 2021, 09:43:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/gXjhxHl.jpg)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 07, 2021, 09:44:08 PM
The Black and white version shows how badly the color version is painted,lol :angel:
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 07, 2021, 10:29:21 PM
They shaved off his mustache! Hoorah!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 08, 2021, 12:46:49 AM
When will the Wolfman be released?
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 08, 2021, 01:02:35 AM
When will the Wolfman be released?

What are you, crazy? You can't release The Wolf Man!!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 08, 2021, 01:09:15 AM
When will the Wolfman be released?

Projected to be late November-Early December for the color edition. B/W will be later. 2022 probably.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 08, 2021, 01:09:34 AM
What are you, crazy? You can't release The Wolf Man!!

🌙🐺
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 08, 2021, 10:04:29 AM
Yeah, the B&W version looks sooooooo much better.  I do hope when the color version comes out that it won't have the moustache.  Fingers crossed. 
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Post by: Doh! on October 09, 2021, 04:24:57 AM
Still waiting for my B&W Frank to ship from BBTS, but this is most encouraging!!
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 13, 2021, 10:30:40 AM
So far NECA's 31 Days Of Fright announcements have been pretty lackluster. 
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 13, 2021, 10:33:11 AM
My prediction is that they'll announce a B/W Mummy and hopefully tease Dracula. Not expecting anything more than that.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 13, 2021, 11:36:40 PM
So far NECA's 31 Days Of Fright announcements have been pretty lackluster.
Beyond lackluster!  Outside of Elvira and B&W Wolfman, there has been absolutely nothing else that has caught my interest.  About as exciting as watching Geraldo Rivera open Al Caponeís vaults!
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 14, 2021, 08:25:14 AM
Yeah, they'll probably announce a B&W Mummy.  And other stuff I'm not interested in.
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2021, 12:00:10 PM
So, where's the NECA Creature?
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on October 14, 2021, 10:04:32 PM
Soon my friends...soon...

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1448845791603404825 (https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1448845791603404825)
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2021, 11:02:57 PM
Soon my friends...soon...

What? There wasn't anything about the Creature on there.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on October 16, 2021, 12:18:55 PM
What? There wasn't anything about the Creature on there.

They've sculpted 7 of these things.  Creech has to be among them. 
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 16, 2021, 01:43:10 PM
Creech has to be among them.

Hope so!  :)
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Post by: Lazarus on October 16, 2021, 11:52:38 PM
He has to be.  Creature is too easy money to ignore.  He's been the best seller for every line we've carried at my store.  He's the best seller for the Jada stuff now (though Frank is nipping at his heels), he's the best seller for the reaction stuff, sold close to double what the next Pop! vinyl sold (Wolf-Man, in case you were wondering) and we reordered his Select figure much more than anyone else.

That's as close to a guarantee as it gets in my book.  I do hope they take a chance with something though.  Mole People would be nice.  I'd LOVE a Victor Frankenstein or Van Helsing.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 17, 2021, 01:10:55 AM
He's the best seller for the reaction stuff.

They seem to be big Creature fans at Super 7!  :)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 17, 2021, 03:47:53 PM
They seem to be big Creature fans at Super 7!  :)

I would like to see a larger scale retro AHI Creature. If possible.
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 18, 2021, 07:29:06 PM
WOLFMAN PACKAGING REVEALED!
NECA seemed to agree that Wolfie needed to shave off his stash!

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/246137961_937880110470439_7745115436655634091_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc_ohc=GQK9KxrKV8IAX8gvlsA&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=79a5041e510bb3ddbed801258b3e7e00&oe=61738CDB)


(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/246422139_4651427351586280_476813754021082187_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=E1UpOukahGYAX8wd4Yj&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=6be517b6673e7b65486c0b2e5b3f37e6&oe=61920E7E)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 18, 2021, 08:09:32 PM
They fixed it altogether. Darkened skin tone as well. Plus they improved Larry's paint with a five o clock shadow and even darkened Talbot's trousers. Still has that green shirt, but its a vast improvement.

(https://i.imgur.com/IkjkAaV.jpg)

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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 18, 2021, 08:22:40 PM
Now I think the only thing I will do to mine is make the "eyebrows" blend into the rest of his facial hair growth. Like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/LN9UExx.jpg)
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Post by: Doh! on October 18, 2021, 09:21:33 PM
Vast improvement! Still gonna get the B&W version instead, however.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Count Zachula on October 18, 2021, 10:16:42 PM
Now I think the only thing I will do to mine is make the "eyebrows" blend into the rest of his facial hair growth. Like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/LN9UExx.jpg)

A small fix I'm sure most of us can do on our own.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 18, 2021, 10:24:25 PM
It is lovely now. I was disappointed before, and yes....a little brush and smidge of blending can be done by all of us. At last, a NECA Wolfman !!!!
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 18, 2021, 11:10:33 PM
Looks good!!
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Post by: Universalrocks on October 19, 2021, 09:07:49 AM
Where will he be available when he comes out? Hope this not another Walmart exclusive.

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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 19, 2021, 09:46:22 AM
Why are Chaney's/Talbot's legs so stubby in this design?
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 19, 2021, 12:17:10 PM
NECA said the estimated release date of The Wolf Man is December 2021.  I don't think it's an exclusive of any store.  But I've found that recently NECA is about 1-2 months behind on their estimated release dates. 

And I am VERY glad he doesn't have that moustache, and they appear to have a better paint job than on the initial prototype, but I still thank that dark nose tip is wrong.  in looking at B&W photos from the film the entire nose looks the same color as the rest of the face.  In the last film (House Of Dracula) the nose tip is darker (almost black).  There are color photos from that film and you can see it's a different color in them, but to my eye it all looks the came color in the first film. 
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 19, 2021, 12:52:45 PM
Now I think the only thing I will do to mine is make the "eyebrows" blend into the rest of his facial hair growth. Like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/LN9UExx.jpg) 

They are still using a Styleguide interpretation from the '90's - as seen on this Nabisco promotional sweatshirt:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51607258476_112911388f_b.jpg)
                                   Universal Monsters - Sweatshirt - Nabisco - 1990's - B


Seems like a mistake to me.  This 1997 Styleguide close-up looks more like the eyebrows were meant to be blended into the hairline:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8262/8677052500_63d03f3b63_b.jpg)
Universal Studios Monsters Styleguide - 1997 - 08 - Page 012 - Cast - Wolf Man - Color Guide - (Lon Chaney, Jr.)
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Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 19, 2021, 07:54:45 PM

Necaís released images of their next product tonight. A new Universal Monsters/Ninja Turtles mash-up.
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 19, 2021, 09:32:21 PM
I GUESS that counts as a Universal reveal...
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Post by: aura of foreboding on October 20, 2021, 01:19:02 AM
They are still using a Styleguide interpretation from the '90's - as seen on this Nabisco promotional sweatshirt:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51607258476_112911388f_b.jpg)
                                   Universal Monsters - Sweatshirt - Nabisco - 1990's - B


Seems like a mistake to me.  This 1997 Styleguide close-up looks more like the eyebrows were meant to be blended into the hairline:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8262/8677052500_63d03f3b63_b.jpg)
Universal Studios Monsters Styleguide - 1997 - 08 - Page 012 - Cast - Wolf Man - Color Guide - (Lon Chaney, Jr.)

Both images are from the same style guide era.  One is just, very clearly, the Chaney Wolf Man while the other was probably the generic option.  I have ZERO idea what is going on on that shirt, since it includes Strange, Chaney in lifelike digital, Drac and Creech in hand-illustrated, and the generic Wolf Man.  And while I don't understand what was going on with the people who made the shirt, I LOVE it.  It was truly the greatest style guide era for the UMs, and it only last two years.
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Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 21, 2021, 04:52:32 PM

Neca just teased a ďHappy BELAted birthdayĒ on Instagram with the new figure, showing his left hand and Dracula crest ring!!
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 21, 2021, 05:01:46 PM
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/0a96d504b19f4f423eb9237913eba292/f0c62399be879995-36/s640x960/03a8236242a7a3567f57e3fbcb29a37f828c6492.png)
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 21, 2021, 05:04:36 PM
FINALLY!!!  So far their Halloween announcements have been very bland.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 21, 2021, 06:43:46 PM
https://news.toyark.com/2021/10/21/the-wolf-man-ultimate-figure-color-version-toyark-advanced-photo-shoot-447549
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 21, 2021, 08:48:51 PM
https://news.toyark.com/2021/10/21/the-wolf-man-ultimate-figure-color-version-toyark-advanced-photo-shoot-447549

Interesting, seeing Wolf man and Frankenstein side-by-side.
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Post by: Lazarus on October 21, 2021, 11:27:11 PM
It's doesn't look as bad now.  Looks like they darkened that skin a bit.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 23, 2021, 06:43:48 AM
Wow.  Now we know what it would have looked like if Karloff was in Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man. 
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 23, 2021, 04:29:15 PM
Interesting, seeing Wolf man and Frankenstein side-by-side.

Ditto
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 23, 2021, 05:35:24 PM
They look great together. I'm excited to see Mummy and Drac next to them.

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/10/Universal-Monsters-Wolf-Man-NECA-040.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/10/Universal-Monsters-Wolf-Man-NECA-035.jpg)
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 24, 2021, 08:02:10 PM
Packaging reveal for The Mummy figure: https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1452434488315760640

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCgVd-6X0AAjbUl?format=jpg&name=large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCgVd-7WYAQ32Px?format=jpg&name=large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCgVd_BXIAYpbTM?format=jpg&name=large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCgVd--XoAsKhbm?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 25, 2021, 05:02:48 PM
Looks great! Hoping for a Drac reveal before Halloween!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 25, 2021, 06:19:51 PM
Oh my! Looks amazing.
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 26, 2021, 08:37:45 PM
NECA revealed another UM TMNT crossover figure, this time its Leonardo as Ygor: https://news.toyark.com/2021/10/26/universal-monsters-x-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-preview-of-leonardo-as-ygor-by-neca-448510

Kind of interesting, hope this means we'll get an Ultimate Ygor figure later on!
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 26, 2021, 08:48:43 PM
NECA revealed another UM TMNT crossover figure, this time its Leonardo as Ygor:

I wonder if they will do a Creature?
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 26, 2021, 09:05:44 PM
I wonder if they will do a Creature?

A little birdy tells me its almost guaranteed. Ok, it's Rodan. Rodan told me. :angel:
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on October 26, 2021, 09:33:59 PM
Weird to see Imhotep with a second expression. Since he literally only had one.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 26, 2021, 09:59:22 PM
Weird to see Imhotep with a second expression. Since he literally only had one.

That's in the cut scene where he sees the scroll and yells out a "Lord my back is killing me!" after being confined for 3700 years.
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 26, 2021, 11:09:18 PM
A little birdy tells me its almost guaranteed.

I never got the old TMNT/Creature and people want stupid money for them, now. I only want them because they are licensed. Otherwise, it's no different then all the other Creature-like toys, like that "Stretch Screamer" and others.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 26, 2021, 11:43:41 PM
Weird to see Imhotep with a second expression. Since he literally only had one.
Thatís the expression given by Karloff after he finds out Jack Pierce forgot to give him a fly to relieve himself.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 27, 2021, 09:54:43 AM
Another (yawn) NECA announcement - TMNT Leonardo as Ygor, the hunchback.  Even though Ygor didn't have a huncback - just a broken neck.  Get your monsters straight, NECA!!!
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 27, 2021, 01:34:28 PM
Even though Ygor didn't have a huncback - just a broken neck.

Maybe they are talking about the Ygor in "Young Frankenstein"?   ;D  ("What hump?")
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 27, 2021, 01:59:31 PM
I had the Universal Monsters/TMNT figures from the 90s when I was a kid, so I think these are kind of neat. That said, Ygor is a really odd choice. I'd rather them do updated versions of the pairings they did in the 90s.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 27, 2021, 05:43:17 PM
Maybe they are talking about the Ygor in "Young Frankenstein"?   ;D  ("What hump?")

That's a 20th Century Fox Film.  And that was Igor, not Ygor.

"They just didn't care."

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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on October 28, 2021, 03:21:22 PM
Was weird how the original TMNT monsters had the Metaluna Mutant and no Phantom.
I don't have a point here, I just wanted to get that out.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 28, 2021, 05:29:02 PM
Not an official universal monster, but NECA showed on their instagram page some work in progress shots of John Carpenter's The Thing dog thing.
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 28, 2021, 07:38:12 PM
Just announced, the Black and White version of the Mummy: https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1453880983686631427 (https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1453880983686631427)
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Post by: Doh! on October 28, 2021, 11:23:50 PM
Totally gonna order all of the B&W versions -- but I'm still waiting for Frank to show up from Big Bad Toystore. Hasn't arrived there yet so not even shipped.

*sigh!*
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 28, 2021, 11:49:49 PM
Totally gonna order all of the B&W versions -- but I'm still waiting for Frank to show up from Big Bad Toystore. Hasn't arrived there yet so not even shipped.

*sigh!*

I'm done with BBTS. I cancelled my B/W Frank preorder and just bought it from Entertainment Earth. Already got it in the mail.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 29, 2021, 06:19:51 AM
Kind of looks like some stores / companies get their orders at different times.  Perhaps because some are bigger, so they get preferential treatment. 

Example - I missed out on the Hasbro Boba Fett electronic helmet.  So I recently ordered it from BBTS - it is said to be available Oct 2021.  Entertainment Earth also lists it as a pre-order - due in MARCH 2022. 

I ordered the Trick Or Treat Studios mini monster busts well over 6 months ago from Monsters In Motion.  They recently shipped 2 of the 5 I ordered.  They haven't gotten in the other 3, yet BBTS says they have them in stock and have had them in stock for months now.

Some people have the B&W Frankie, and others don't.  Why? 

Part of this could be all the backups at the ports.  Most of this stuff comes from China, and they're also backed up. 

I'm VERY anxious to get all my stuff, and it's a pain to be waiting for them to be shipped.  But that may be the nature of things now.   :)

I'm tempted to cancel some of my orders if I see them listed as "in stock" at other places.  Sometimes we have to pay more for an item in stock than save a few bucks at a place the has the item "on pre-order". 
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 29, 2021, 01:51:37 PM
Speaking of Mummy...
NECA said they will be making accessory sets for some of the monsters...

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1454132526256099333 (https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1454132526256099333)

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1454134733777129479 (https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/1454134733777129479)
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 29, 2021, 02:14:44 PM
Was just about to post this. Very happy to hear that about the accessory sets.
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Post by: Count Zachula on October 29, 2021, 03:13:30 PM
We will all soon have the Mummy's sarcophagus! 
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 29, 2021, 05:21:14 PM
Came close to ordering the Jada toys Universal Figures last night, but seems like there's a lot of other stuff I'd rather have coming down the pipe, so I'd better save my dollars
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 29, 2021, 06:53:27 PM
Exciting news.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 30, 2021, 07:20:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/yO09XZa.jpg)
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Post by: Universalrocks on October 30, 2021, 07:37:23 PM
Wow!!!! Neca's Lugosi Dracula is amazing.😊😊😊😊

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Post by: Count Zachula on October 30, 2021, 07:39:26 PM
YES!!! Looks incredible!!
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Post by: aura of foreboding on October 30, 2021, 07:51:11 PM
Wow.... to die for!
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on October 30, 2021, 09:06:30 PM
I'm really excited for these. I don't know if I'll buy them (since I have quite a lot already), but I'm nevertheless excited to see what else they'll have in store.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 30, 2021, 09:14:30 PM
NECA Dracula appears to be the definitive version of a 7Ē-8Ē toy figure!  WOW!
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Post by: Dark Knight 1985 on October 30, 2021, 09:29:00 PM
Neca working Closely with the Lugosi LLC ! What a great looking sculpt and the paint apps seem
To be very accurate , this is exciting just as when Sideshow Revealed Lugosi 20 years ago.. I canít wait to pre order him from Amoktime.com any day now ! As they carried all the Universal Monsters since the Sideshow license.  Early 2022 is right around the corner ,probably February hopefully when the movie was released in cinemas.
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 30, 2021, 09:33:27 PM
Looks fantastic!! Probably my favorite so far. I believe Wolfman is supposed to come out sometime in November, and the Mummy sometime in January. I'm guessing this would be March at the earliest.
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Post by: Lazarus on October 30, 2021, 10:02:24 PM
I'm hoping he has a 'hypnotic stare' head, and an angry expression.  I'd love a Renfield and Van Helsing to go with him!
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on October 30, 2021, 10:07:42 PM
I'd love a Renfield and Van Helsing to go with him!
In general, I wish the other characters, besides the monsters, got merchandised occasionally.
We barely have anything Dr Frankenstein related, for starters.
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on October 31, 2021, 05:06:06 AM
Been VERY pleased with the look of the NECA Universal monsters line.  Admittedly only Frankenstein has been released so far, but the promo photos look very nice indeed.  I'll definitely be purchasing Lugosi as Dracula.

Who knows, perhaps one day we'll see Chaney Jr as The Son Of Dracula!
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 31, 2021, 07:55:58 PM
Outside of the main monsters, the figures I'd love most would be a set for Chick and Wilbur from Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Though that's probably a long shot.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 31, 2021, 09:14:32 PM
tonight's tease shows ACCESSORIES for Invisible Man, Dracula, possibly others.

(https://www.collectorfreaks.com/attachments/250535344_4685634014832280_9078455120216486375_n-jpg.543547/)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 31, 2021, 09:27:12 PM
(https://www.collectorfreaks.com/attachments/250535344_4685634014832280_9078455120216486375_n-jpg.543548/)
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Post by: Universalrocks on October 31, 2021, 09:42:40 PM
The knife to the right of the Top Hat, what movie might it be from?

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Post by: Anton Phibes on November 01, 2021, 07:11:41 AM
The knife to the right of the Top Hat, what movie might it be from?

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That's a TMNT/Frankenstein mash up sai.
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Post by: Count Zachula on November 01, 2021, 06:45:32 PM
Looks like the Wine bottle and goblet served to Renfield are included!
There's also something that looks like a wig? Is that from the Invisible Man? Or something else?
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Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 01, 2021, 06:55:46 PM
I want a Spanish Dracula figure. 
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 01, 2021, 09:07:52 PM
If we're gonna talk about figures we'd just like to see, like in general, I'd love to finally have a Chaney Phantom figure where he's wearing the smoking jacket. Since that's what he wears in the unmasking scene. Yeah, not a lot of people talk about that outfit, I guess cause there aren't really any stills of him in it. But nevertheless, it's a cool outfit.
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Post by: DrMirakle32 on November 03, 2021, 02:32:23 PM
If we're gonna talk about figures we'd just like to see, like in general, I'd love to finally have a Chaney Phantom figure where he's wearing the smoking jacket. Since that's what he wears in the unmasking scene. Yeah, not a lot of people talk about that outfit, I guess cause there aren't really any stills of him in it. But nevertheless, it's a cool outfit.

This would be nice. Though it will probably never happen, I would also love to finally see a Claude Rains Phantom figure. Thatís the film that sold in the home video collections, and the version that introduced me to the character.
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 03, 2021, 08:29:43 PM
This would be nice. Though it will probably never happen, I would also love to finally see a Claude Rains Phantom figure. Thatís the film that sold in the home video collections, and the version that introduced me to the character.
I might like to see A Rains Phantom figure. But only coming after a Chaney one. Not as a replacement to him. Sort of like how Sideshow did every actor who played the Frankenstein monster.
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Post by: Lazarus on November 04, 2021, 03:47:39 PM
I'm not so sure we'll see any more Chaney Phantom merchandise under the Universal Monsters banner if they don't control that film anymore.  I think that's why we've started seeing Rains phantom merchandise the last few years, after never getting it previously.
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 04, 2021, 04:00:53 PM
I'm not so sure we'll see any more Chaney Phantom merchandise under the Universal Monsters banner if they don't control that film anymore.  I think that's why we've started seeing Rains phantom merchandise the last few years, after never getting it previously.
They haven't controlled that film since the 50s. Yet they've merchandised it. And TBH, we've seen a lot of recent Chaney Phantom merch.
(https://trickortreatstudios.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1da4909b8e3ea5eea17a9fb4c6e4a516/u/n/universalmonsters-set1-walldecorgroup.png)(https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-cznxq08r7/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/4514/12103/MT-184-The-Phantom-Of-The-Opera-Universal-Monsters-Handmade-Ceramic-Tiki-Mug-16-oz-4__13561.1602099826.jpg?c=1)
And to be honest, the only true Rains Phantom I've seen is that one little Funko figure. (That bendy figure thing maybe, but he resembled ALW most of all.) So, I don't think I'd say they've lost the Chaney Phantom at all. But we might start seeing a bit of both. It probably is gonna depend a bit on if the merch has the Chaney Entertainment approval secured.
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 04, 2021, 06:48:59 PM
I'm not so sure we'll see any more Chaney Phantom merchandise under the Universal Monsters banner if they don't control that film anymore.

There's a difference between copyright on the film and TM for merch.
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 04, 2021, 06:50:45 PM
There's a difference between copyright on the film and TM for merch.
Well do they still have the TM for the merch then?
They seem to still be merchandising it. Just they're also merchandise the Rains one too now. *shrugs*
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 04, 2021, 06:56:24 PM
Actually, I think Chaney Entertainment has the TM to it, right? So if Universal is having trouble with the Chaney family, that could explain it. Sort of like why there's not gonna be a Super7 Hunchback, right? But then again, I still see some relatively new Chaney Phantom stuff, so I can't be sure.
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Post by: fearliath on November 04, 2021, 08:53:17 PM
Actually, I think Chaney Entertainment has the TM to it, right? So if Universal is having trouble with the Chaney family, that could explain it. Sort of like why there's not gonna be a Super7 Hunchback, right? But then again, I still see some relatively new Chaney Phantom stuff, so I can't be sure.

Is THAT why they arenít doing a Hunchback figure? I know he isnít the most popular but Iíve dreamed of a Hunchback to go with my Remco Mini Monsters since I was 6 years old. Almost materialized and then POOF. Gone.
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 04, 2021, 09:17:30 PM
Is THAT why they arenít doing a Hunchback figure? I know he isnít the most popular but Iíve dreamed of a Hunchback to go with my Remco Mini Monsters since I was 6 years old. Almost materialized and then POOF. Gone.
I feel the same way. But hey, maybe they'll work something out with the Chaneys?
I know they've been having problems with each other since at least 2013. Yet they've managed.
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 04, 2021, 09:43:11 PM
Actually, I think Chaney Entertainment has the TM to it, right?
 

What the relatives control is the actor's likeness. The claim you can see the actor through the makeup.  ::) This is why Ben Chapman couldn't get any money for being The Creature.
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 04, 2021, 09:57:14 PM
 

What the relatives control is the actor's likeness. The claim you can see the actor through the makeup.  ::) This is why Ben Chapman couldn't get any money for being The Creature.
Yeah, but I've read that specifically the Chaney's have the rights to Lon Chaney Sr's makeups. Since he created them. I'm not sure how true it is, but I'm pretty sure they claim that.
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 04, 2021, 10:19:57 PM
I've read that specifically the Chaney's have the rights to Lon Chaney Sr's makeups.

I kind of doubt it. Chaney was under contract with Universal when he created the makeup. The costume designer's heirs don't get any money when they use those costumes on the toys.
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Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 04, 2021, 10:25:21 PM
I kind of doubt it. Chaney was under contract with Universal when he created the makeup. The costume designer's heirs don't get any money when the use those costumes on the toys.
Yeah, I have my doubts too. A lot of the legality with the Chaney Phantom doesn't make sense to me. Two companies seem to own the look, despite the movie being public domain.
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Post by: Earth 2 Chris on November 05, 2021, 07:34:57 AM
I'm really confused by the Phantom merchandise, and who can release what. The Atlantis Toy & Hobby reissue of the Aurora Phantom of the Opera modle kit from 2020 has no markings at all mentioning any ownership by Universal. Yet on the front of the box there is a logo that reads "In Association with Chaney Entertainment, Inc." with a drawing of Chaney, Sr. as the Phantom. On the back the copyright reads "Lon Chaneyô likeness is a copyright of Chaney Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved".

Again, I don't really know what that means. But Atlantis released a kit based on Chaney's Phantom with no say-so from Universal...even though the box art depcits James Cagney as Chaney as the Phantom, from a film that Universal no doubt still owns the full rights to!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 05, 2021, 12:14:21 PM
Again, I don't really know what that means. But Atlantis released a kit based on Chaney's Phantom with no say-so from Universal...even though the box art depcits James Cagney as Chaney as the Phantom, from a film that Universal no doubt still owns the full rights to!

If I recall correctly, the 90s Illuminators issue of the Phantom didn't have the Universal logo either. Even though the other models did.

Also, wasn't there an independent toyline (made by fans) that did classic original designs for monsters? But Universal gave them a cease-and-desist regarding their Chaney-inspired Phantom?
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 05, 2021, 12:16:36 PM
Yeah, not quite sure how these things work.  It's possible that Universal just used to claim copyright on things whether they owned it or not.  Since the 1925 Phantom was a silent film Universal didn't care about it once sound became the norm, so they let the copyright lapse on the film.  And they likely didn't trademark the makeup design from the film.  So here in 2021, can they claim that the Aurora model is copyright by Universal?  The box art is clearly based on the makeup from Man Of A Thousand Faces, but the model itself is based on the Chaney version.  So Chaney Enterprises would likely want a piece of the pie.  Heck, the Chaney Ent logo is on all 4 of the recent Super 7 figures - The Wolf Man (Chaney JR) Frankenstein, The Creature and The Mummy (Guess they can say it's Kharis The Mummy). 

Universal released This Island Earth, but the recent Glow Super 7 Metaluna Mutant has NO Universal copyright or no listing of Universal at all. 

So...something strange is going on.  Maybe changes in copyright or trademark laws. 
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 05, 2021, 12:19:12 PM
To be honest, I think the Aurora model, itself, is also Cagney. But that's beyond the main point.
Did the recent Mego Phantom have the Universal license anywhere? I was under the impression that it was only licensed to the Chaney family. But I'm not certain.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 05, 2021, 01:23:04 PM
Well, I do think the model itself is based on the 1925 Chaney version.  Clearly not the Claude Rains version, but IF it is based on Cagney, that would be a Universal film under copyright.  So then if should have a Universal copyright.  Possibly hard to challenge in court though - is it Chaney or Cagney?  Like I said - to my eyes it's Chaney.

Who knows - maybe Universal just doesn't think it's worth it anymore to fight for this stuff - legal fees ain't cheap.  Gonna go to court and spend $100,000 (or whatever) on something that today isn't worth that much in licensing fees? 
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Earth 2 Chris on November 05, 2021, 02:55:32 PM
It seems to me like the model sculpt itself is a combo of Cagney and Chaney. The profile is mostly Chaney, since it doesn't have the deformed, oversized head from all the built-up makeup Cagney wore. He almost looks hydrosephalic, where Chaney looked like a sunken-in skull. The nose isn't quite as extreme as Cagney's. The chin isn't as pointy. So for me, it's 75% Chaney, 25% Cagney. But the model's eyebrows are more prominent, like Cagney's. Not sure how that shakes out in licensing issues, though!
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 05, 2021, 03:01:12 PM
It seems to me like the model sculpt itself is a combo of Cagney and Chaney. The profile is mostly Chaney, since it doesn't have the deformed, oversized head from all the built-up makeup Cagney wore. He almost looks hydrosephalic, where Chaney looked like a sunken-in skull. The nose isn't quite as extreme as Cagney's. The chin isn't as pointy. So for me, it's 75% Chaney, 25% Cagney. But the model's eyebrows are more prominent, like Cagney's. Not sure how that shakes out in licensing issues, though!
The outfit seems to resemble Cagney more too. Especially the cape. But I get what you're saying. It does have Chaney aspects.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 05, 2021, 05:48:16 PM
So universal can say it's based on Cagney and tell Chaney enterprises to go jump in the lake.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 05, 2021, 09:27:28 PM
One thing I just remembered. It says on the Wikipedia page for the film, "In the United States, the film is in the public domain because Universal did not renew the copyright in 1953."
Notice how it specified the United States. So maybe Universal still owns it in other countries?
I don't know, could just be a weird phrasing.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 05, 2021, 10:36:17 PM
So maybe Universal still owns it in other countries?

If it's a US film still under copyright in the US, that means it's c. is good in all other countries that are signed on to the same treaties that we are. So, if Universal let the c. lapse in this country, they don't have a c. anywhere else.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 05, 2021, 11:30:56 PM
If it's a US film still under copyright in the US, that means it's c. is good in all other countries that are signed on to the same treaties that we are. So, if Universal let the c. lapse in this country, they don't have a c. anywhere else.
Ah, alright.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 06, 2021, 07:44:43 AM
So, for the Aurora model sculpt (molds now owned or licensed to Atlantis) I'm guessing they and Chaney Enterprises think the sculpt is based on Chaney Sr.  Thus the Chaney Ent logo on the box.

Universal might not even care since they dont own the copyright on the film. 

Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on November 06, 2021, 01:12:42 PM
Not to continue to detract from the conversation about NECA too much, but I found images of the back of the two Mego Phantom cards and made an interesting discovery. The regular outfit one has a Chaney Entertainment logo, but no Universal one. Meanwhile, the Red Death one DOES have a Universal copyright, but no Chaney one (makes kind of sense, since you can't see his face). But that means the Red Death one is officially licensed by Universal. So I answered my own question.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 06, 2021, 02:51:08 PM
Here's a weird one.  On the Trick Or Treat Studios min busts, The wolf Man bust does not say Universal Studios Monster on the box like Frankenstein and Creature from The Black Lagoon.  It says Chaney Enterprises.  No Universal copyright at all.  I'll check the Phantom box tomorrow but suspect it too will not be copyrighted by Universal. 

I could see Ron Chaney (Chaney Ent) claiming rights for the 25 Phantom, but THE WOLF MAN??
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MrDark1 on November 07, 2021, 02:02:53 PM
The estate laws that were passed by the Calif. courts give each actors estate a share in exploiting, and merchandizing their heirs estate.
Chaney heirs have a right to license each character their kin appeared as.  It should be an even share, or combined licensing fee from the families, and studios.  The fee split down the middle per the courts, until Universal does not pay it fair share, or creates generic monsters to get all the monies.

Universal did let the Silent Phantom ownership lapse, and is why you see a lot of Chaney Ent credit without the Universal logo.
All this was supposedly settled in the Karloff vs Universal lawsuit several yrs ago, as Universal gave Karloff Ent a ton o' cash, and was able to use, and promised to use, the Karloff likeness from then on-more, and Less following on this settlement.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 07, 2021, 02:55:28 PM
Ah, that explains a lot.  I was wondering why I don't see any Karloff Enterprises logos. 

Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Doh! on November 19, 2021, 02:02:50 AM
BBTS is finally shipping my B&W Frank! They have more if somebody is still looking for one:

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/152724 (https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/152724)

Can't wait to get it.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: EDITOR MFTV on November 19, 2021, 01:05:49 PM
Mine too. Theyíre pretty much the last retailer to ship them. Amok had theirs in August.
Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: MonsterBaker666 on November 19, 2021, 01:55:48 PM
It kind of looks like the distributors ship at different times to the retailers.  Maybe the big dogs gets them first. 

BBTS has things listed as being released in November 2021, yet Entertainment Earth has the same item as coming out in March 2022.  I had stuff on order from Monsters In Motion for 6 months, and finally canceled that order when they said they couldn't say when the items would be shipped.  I then ordered from BBTS which had them "in stock" for months, and I had them in had within days. 

And of course there's that big backup with things coming from overseas.  And sadly not a lot of stuff is made in America anymore. 



Title: Re: NECA HAS OBTAINED UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!!
Post by: Doh! on November 24, 2021, 02:02:09 AM
Frank showed up today!! Very nice, and I love the multiple head options. Will definitely order the other B&W ones once available. Might have to rethink BBTS, though. The delay was killing me.