Was just looking thru pictures/comments on Moebius Facebook page and noticed this posted by Moebius~"Ian, the Deluxe kit will be later in the year. Pillar, and a "victim" will come with it. Slightly different arm, cape and head with that one."I really want to see pictures of this deluxe kit!!!!
Why does Bela Jr. hate Universal??
Hate? No, I don't think hate enters into it at all. Resentment, yes. A feeling that Universal profitted from his father's efforts beyond their contractual limits? Absolutely! But, more obviously, I think it's GREED. Lugosi Jr believes his father's likeness is worth far more than it actually is. By cutting Universal out of all licensing deals, Lugosi Jr gets a bigger piece of the pie. And, by doing so, instead of coming to terms with Universal (the way Sarah Karloff did), he does a great disservice to his father's memory and his fans. Just my opinion on it. I'm not a lawyer, but I have had a one-night stand with one's daughter in a Holiday Inn Express!
well, modelers dont often care for what universal ends up letting go out for models. the approved sculpts dont tend to look like what was in the movies. ergo, universal plays hardball and isnt really marketing by putting their best product foot forward. no doubt they are playing financial hardball. i am sure the model companies are dealing with jr. by choice. finances being the main reason, but creative differences play a part.
I know Moebius did choose to deal with Lugosi on this one to get the likeness that they couldn't get with Universal, but based on what I've heard in the past, it doesn't seem like many people really WANT to deal with Jr., but some times they have to.
And how can anyone do a Dracula of Bela without Universal? Doesn't Universal own a claim to that costume/make up?
So what you're saying is Jr. will deal with a company easily UNTIL he hears Universal is involved then the price goes up?
Why doesn't Diamond just do their Dracula figure like that AFTEER the Universal line runs its course? There could be a big Dracula boom so it APPEARS part of the line when it's not.
I'm still surprised Universal doesn't raise a stink about it though....
And it's odd that the Bela Dracula could be released among Universal Monster kits and it worked out but Diamond couldn't do something similar.