NECA Universal Monsters

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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:07 pm

The Mummy's tomb is out. I saw both eBay listings and YouTube reviews.

Pricey but really well-done. I'm definitely purchasing it.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:59 pm

As NECA has gotten a bit more exposure for some licenses that have brought in a wider group of geeks (like Gargoyles), I've been noticing an increase in people complaining on social media in ways that indicate they're not real familiar with how the industry works. Chief among these things would be mistaking mere product teases for "announcements" and then complaining about "delays" for things that haven't even been solicited yet.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:26 pm

PharOOO wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:07 pm
The Mummy's tomb is out. I saw both eBay listings and YouTube reviews.

Pricey but really well-done. I'm definitely purchasing it.
I preordered 1, but now I kind of want 2 so I have one for my Powerslave Eddie figure.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:27 pm

Saw the GITD Mummy figure at Target yesterday.

The throwback cardback packaging was cool, but I already have the color version, so I don't need any others.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:22 pm

Mr potatohead wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:26 pm
PharOOO wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:07 pm
The Mummy's tomb is out. I saw both eBay listings and YouTube reviews.

Pricey but really well-done. I'm definitely purchasing it.
I preordered 1, but now I kind of want 2 so I have one for my Powerslave Eddie figure.
You can probably find a cheaper off the market tourist version for Eddie. I only got the Mummy one because I wanted the accuracy.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:47 pm

mattmurdog wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:22 pm
Mr potatohead wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:26 pm
PharOOO wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:07 pm
The Mummy's tomb is out. I saw both eBay listings and YouTube reviews.

Pricey but really well-done. I'm definitely purchasing it.
I preordered 1, but now I kind of want 2 so I have one for my Powerslave Eddie figure.
You can probably find a cheaper off the market tourist version for Eddie. I only got the Mummy one because I wanted the accuracy.
I'll look into that. :D
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:27 pm

Picked up the B+W Mummy from my local Targ today, had to cancel my long-running BBTS pre-order, but it saved me 6 bucks between the Red Card discount and BBTS' upcharge. Can't wait to get him home and pose him up with Frank and Wolfy!
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:57 pm

Dracula's coffin is up for preorder and it is pricey.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:03 am

DerRabbi wrote:
Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:57 pm
Dracula's coffin is up for preorder and it is pricey.
All the accessory sets are the same price. I'm continually amazed at how much griping I hear over the prices. I think it's entirely appropriate. It's the cost of a single figure, roughly. (And about the same amount of plastic.)
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:28 am

Those are also pricey & about $5 more than a figure. (All purchased by the way). Whole lot less moving parts and assembly than a figure and significantly less finesse in sculpting. Raw plastic costs not the only associated costs. One would imagine economy of scale is the issue.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:31 am

DerRabbi wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:28 am
One would imagine economy of scale is the issue.
Which is a big issue, but yes. :wink:
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:58 am

AliExpress has the mummy accessory set for less than $30.

I just grabbed it, mummy Mikey, Bride April and Archie Slash for less than retail each.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:49 am

I'm not feeling the accessories. I would have preferred more candlelabras, bats etc...
I just have no use for the critters they included.

Doesn't Drac have a wolf form too. I don't remember if one was in the Lugosi movie or not though.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:00 am

Especially with the Mummy's tomb, factor deco in with the pricing as well.

There is no onscreen wolf form for Lugosi's Dracula, no. All the critters included in the accessory stuff are ones shown in the actual film.
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Re: NECA Universal Monsters

Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:43 pm

The only one I have to have is the sarcophagus. Then again, I've always been enthusiast of all things ancient Egypt anyway.

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