NECA Universal Monsters Line Coming This Year
As previously announced NECA are producing an entire line of Universal Monsters figures. They initially announced Frankenstein's Monster with promises of more to follow, and they've just released information regarding what fans can expect from the upcoming line.
NECA are "working closely with Universal Brand Development, LUGOSI LLC, and Chaney Entertainment, the figures will capture the horror world’s most iconic figures in NECA’s long-running Ultimate format."
The first Universal Monster from NECA, Frankenstein's Monster from the 1931 classic Frankenstein, will release this July to coincide with the film's 90th Anniversary this year. The iconic Monsters that follow will include the titular character from The Wolf Man, Imhotep from The Mummy and Lugosi's iconic Dracula. The figures will release in black and white format with colourised versions to follow later.
"The first figure (arriving in July) will be Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein (1931), which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The sculpt captures Boris Karloff’s poignant portrayal of the misunderstood monster in authentic black-and-white. A colour 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)."
“We are proud to be working with NECA to include Bela Lugosi as Dracula as an Ultimate figure. NECA’s attention to detail is amazing and we are happy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bela Lugosi’s iconic screen performance as Dracula with this figure.” - Lynne Lugosi Sparks, CEO of LUGOSI LLC.
“As a lifelong fan of Universal Monsters, this is a dream come true. I’ve been collecting Universal Monsters toys since I was a kid. This line aims to create something hyper-realistic and ultra-detailed for people like me who grew up watching these amazing movies and have always longed for definitive versions.” - Randy Falk, NECA VP & senior director of product development.
You can read the full press release on NECA's website.