Only four more months until Halloween! Why am I bringing this up? Because stores are already putting out their seasonal merchandise. If I have to be prematurely thrust into the season, so do you!
I can’t complain too much. Given last year ground the macabre celebrations to a halt, we need to make up for it this year. What better way than by getting a bunch of action figures based on classic Universal monster movies!
Huh? These things are made by Jada? Who is Jada?
I was unfamiliar with the company behind these figures. After a little digging, I found that the company produces those small metal figures you find in the collectibles aisle at Target and Walmart. The company also made the Metals Die Cast line of toys. Basically, if you wanted a Ghostbusters or Superman paperweight, they did the job.
Nevertheless, Jada is jumping into the action figure market. An articulated line of action figures was unexpected. It’s welcome, regardless. The Univeral monsters don’t get a whole lot of love. The Super7 line was OK. I got the Bela version of Dracula, but it honestly doesn’t look much like him.
These figures by Jada, on the other hand, nail a lot of that detail. I’m particularly impressed with the Creature. Stand at 6″, these will probably be the best representations of the classic black-and-white era monsters since Marvel took a stab at in back in 2007.
The Universal Studios Monsters line of action figures is due out in the 4th quarter of 2021. Each figure will be priced at $24.99 and can be pre-ordered through the Big Bad Toy Store.
Which monsters would you like to see in Series 2? Claude Rains as the invisible man with interchangeable transparent limbs? The Wolfman with flocked fur? The Mummy with real cloth bandages? Let us know in the comments.
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