NECA Universal Monsters

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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:45 am

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Yes! Well that rounds out the main pantheon of monsters. Anything else we get from here is just gravy. I'm really hoping they get around to some non monster characters like Dr. Frankenstein, or Renfield.
Dr. Frankenstein is a no-go unless something has come along with Clive’s estate. Apparently there isn’t one and Sideshow wasn’t able to secure licensing rights to his likeness back in the day because there was nowhere to obtain them from.
Don't the rights expire 70 years after death? Clive died in 1937.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:37 am

cmoney wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:45 am
Buttmunch wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:41 am
Odowan wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:15 am
Yes! Well that rounds out the main pantheon of monsters. Anything else we get from here is just gravy. I'm really hoping they get around to some non monster characters like Dr. Frankenstein, or Renfield.
Dr. Frankenstein is a no-go unless something has come along with Clive’s estate. Apparently there isn’t one and Sideshow wasn’t able to secure licensing rights to his likeness back in the day because there was nowhere to obtain them from.
Don't the rights expire 70 years after death? Clive died in 1937.
Could be. Sideshow was doing their Universal line before 2007 so it’s possible that might not be an issue now if that is the case. He’s long overdue for a figure.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:45 am

Buttmunch wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:37 am
cmoney wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:45 am
Buttmunch wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:41 am


Dr. Frankenstein is a no-go unless something has come along with Clive’s estate. Apparently there isn’t one and Sideshow wasn’t able to secure licensing rights to his likeness back in the day because there was nowhere to obtain them from.
Don't the rights expire 70 years after death? Clive died in 1937.
Could be. Sideshow was doing their Universal line before 2007 so it’s possible that might not be an issue now if that is the case. He’s long overdue for a figure.
It's entirely possible that could be the case. I don't know how relevant this is to action figures, but my girlfriend has an officially licensed Universal Frankenstein dress she bought last year that has Colin Clive's likeness on it.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:28 pm

I am surprised Bride wasn't shown as she was teased at SDCC. Nice to see a tease of Phantom, although I don't really consider him as an OG monster.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:11 am

Haha he, Nosferatu, and Quasimodo predate all the ‘OG’ Universal Monsters by about 20 years :lol:
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:55 pm

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Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:15 am
Yes! Well that rounds out the main pantheon of monsters. Anything else we get from here is just gravy. I'm really hoping they get around to some non monster characters like Dr. Frankenstein, or Renfield.
Yup. I could still go for a classic Nosferatu, The Fly and Metaluna Mutant from that era. Super7's versions of the latter 2 while nice just don't have the same realism.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:13 pm

I'll be happy to get the Phantom.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:23 am

Creature from the black lagoon teased
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:27 am

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Lips are too pink for my liking. They need to tone it down some.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:47 am

Seems like they're the right color going by other merch and stuff. Looks good.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:16 am

Merch is all over the place on the the tone .
Lips looks more natural along these lines.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Thu Oct 06, 2022 1:38 pm

Chomping at the bit waiting for my mummy sarcophagus.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:11 pm

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Lips are too pink for my liking. They need to tone it down some.
Looks like they are basing it off the original suit, which had fairly pink lips when photographed in color:

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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:13 pm

The Gill-man is the rare case where I'll buy both the color and the B&W figures.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:59 pm

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