NECA Universal Monsters

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NECA Universal Monsters

Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:55 pm

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They have convoluted rights issues, correct? I’d absolutely love Abbott and Costello figures to go with the B&W monsters though.
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Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:02 pm

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Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:13 pm
We've seen the figure, we know they made him. I'm not gonna get worried unless SDCC goes by without word at all. If he's not there on display, hopefully someone will ask them about it.
We saw Brody, too.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:49 pm

cmoney wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:13 pm
We've seen the figure, we know they made him. I'm not gonna get worried unless SDCC goes by without word at all. If he's not there on display, hopefully someone will ask them about it.
There have been plenty of times when figures were revealed and fully tooled only for them to be cancelled due to logistics. I think something is wrong with either NECA's ability to do Dracula or its tooling and cost. He's been quietly shelved for Invisible Man, the silence is telling.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:23 am

mattmurdog wrote:
Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:49 pm
cmoney wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:13 pm
We've seen the figure, we know they made him. I'm not gonna get worried unless SDCC goes by without word at all. If he's not there on display, hopefully someone will ask them about it.
There have been plenty of times when figures were revealed and fully tooled only for them to be cancelled due to logistics. I think something is wrong with either NECA's ability to do Dracula or its tooling and cost. He's been quietly shelved for Invisible Man, the silence is telling.
It's not telling anything. Invisible Man was teased back around Halloween and we're getting to see the figure now. Drac's a big one for the line, and I'm sure it does take longer to get all the approvals with the estate, compared to a bandaged up head sculpt.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:28 am

Odowan wrote:
Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:02 pm
cmoney wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:13 pm
We've seen the figure, we know they made him. I'm not gonna get worried unless SDCC goes by without word at all. If he's not there on display, hopefully someone will ask them about it.
We saw Brody, too.
True, but they came out and said that some family member at the end of approvals/licensing [email protected]#$ that whole thing up. If it was the same case with Lugosi's stuff, I imagine they'd say so.
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Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:22 pm

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Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:57 pm

Seems to be on track for a SDCC reveal by that teaser. Glad he wasn’t canceled.
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Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:45 pm

I'll bet he's still canceled and this is just another patented NECA Lie!!!
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Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:04 am

cmoney wrote:
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I'll bet he's still canceled and this is just another patented NECA Lie!!!
Truly, NECA was the Universal Monsters this whole time.
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Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:49 am

cmoney wrote:
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I'll bet he's still canceled and this is just another patented NECA Lie!!!
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:04 pm

I hope it's Son of Dracula (Lon Chaney Jr) :P
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:17 pm

I finally saw someone other than Frankenstein's monster in store... B&W Wolf Man. It is really nice, but for some reason I don't have the desire for the monochrome versions of these. Strange since I would only buy the B&W Sin City figures. Maybe because ever since childhood there have been colorized versions of the characters in all other media.

Oh, and since this thread isn't specifically dedicated to the "Classic" Universal Monsters :D I finally saw the Nightmare Demon (and lots of him) at Walmart. Hope to pick one of those up sometime soon.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:53 pm

cmoney wrote:
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:45 pm
I'll bet he's still canceled and this is just another patented NECA Lie!!!
He's in a coffin. Confirmation: Line dead!
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:09 pm

So excited to see this final product. If this is a slam dunk, this will be one of the most satisfyingly executed lines in a long time. I love this property, but I can’t really imagine ever getting better figures than these.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:59 pm

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Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:09 pm
So excited to see this final product. If this is a slam dunk, this will be one of the most satisfyingly executed lines in a long time. I love this property, but I can’t really imagine ever getting better figures than these.
Yeah if Dracula is great then this line will be a hell of an accomplishment

There's still the Creature and stuff, of course, but based on how the Shape of Water creature turned out I have no doubts there

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