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Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« on: January 12, 2009, 06:20:36 PM »

NEW REVELL FRANKENSTEIN RE-RELEASE

NEW REVELL DRACULA RE-RELEASE

Different head, diffrent hand - If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Edit 1/27/2009: Looks like this Dracula head "replacement is history again:
Here is the link on the Revell website
http://www.revell.com/catalog/catalog/universal-monsters.html
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 08:21:56 PM by Nightmares in plastic »
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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 09:48:34 PM »
Frankenstein's right hand is turned and Dracula has a new head...I can understand Drac getting the oh, so common generic touch, but the Franky hand twist is just plain strange.

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 10:07:24 PM »
That Dracula likeness is dead on, ain't it?  ::) ;D Glad they improved it. ::) ::)

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 10:28:55 PM »
Oh...my....
Alright, they're too cheap to pay the Lugosi estate for using the likeness...
But...AAAARRRGGHHHH!!!!!!!! There are so many good sculptors that would LOVE to do the head for a reissue like this - why go with a comic book face?!?!?!?!
They did the same thing when they re-released Superman and Robin a few years ago...and lost the character completely...
Now, did they have to alter the original tooling to create this joke? and does that mean that the original Lemon-sculpted head is lost to the ages? Oh, please say it ain't so!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 10:42:18 PM »
Is THAT what they did to the Batman-Robin, Superman kits? Actually destroy the original mold in order to make a new head??

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 11:36:15 PM »
Ohhh... that Dracula is so wrong on so many levels.   Another sad day in monsterdom.

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 11:56:22 PM »
 Oh, thats Dracula?  I thought it was Shia LaBeouf, in some new vampire movie!

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 11:59:26 PM »
Seriously, I'm AMAZED that the company [ in this economy] went to all the time and expense to put out something so horribly wrong. WHAT were they thinking??

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 12:18:08 AM »
Good lordy... the Dracula head is so out of proportion to the body it's absurd. Even if it happened to be a dead-on Lugosi likeness (and it sure the heck ain't!) it is still way too big.

Disappointing.

Wonder what the other two kits will be like... or are they pretty straightforward copies?

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 06:02:55 AM »

So look at the bright side...an instant business/selling opportunity for the resin guys to sell 'original Aurora' Lugosi-head recasts on ebay.  ;D



Oh...and what's with Frankenstein hand?... looks like he should come with a keyboard...
« Last Edit: January 13, 2009, 06:08:55 AM by Monster Bob »

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 07:43:40 AM »
Ha!  I was thinking that The Frankenstein Monster's hand was repositioned to put a yo yo in it like in the hot rod kit!
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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 02:02:38 PM »
Seems like if they would reposition one hand, they would do BOTH.  At least that way he would lok like he was doing the "Lugosi grope".
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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 04:38:56 PM »
Buy these instead ;D







It's astounding to me that Universal apparently to this day doesn't realize it was the actors who made these roles. ::) ???

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009, 06:05:04 PM »
Balls.  Total balls.

Is Dracula missing his ring, as well?

I think I'll pass on these.  I was going to get them for my son to build but the Dracula is awful.  Maybe I'll buy a Frank but no friggin way for the Dracula

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Re: Whats wrong with these pictures.....??!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009, 06:51:41 PM »
What a bone-headed decision to screw with something that didn't need screwin' with. I won't buy them. I'm insulted by their executive ignorance. Boycott these.   
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