One year ago: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
It's Frankenstein Friday once again! Today, we're gonna look at some of the Frankenstein action figures I've picked up over the years!
This is another figure from that Toy Island set I mentioned a week or so back. Lime green skin and green clothing, which is kinda weird. I've seen him in a green coat pretty regularly on various merchandise, but rarely with green pants as well. (They appear gray in this photo, but they're greenish in person.) Anyway, this is a pretty cool figure, with a good deal more articulation than most classic monster figures tend to have. Ideally, he'd be a bit larger; the scale was rather inconsistent with this line. Still, I was pretty pleased to get him.
Bride of Frankenstein where the Monster has been subdued by a large mob; temporarily, as it turns out. The sculpting is good, with a strong Karloff likeness. The details are pretty accurate to his appearance at this point in the film. Articulation is adequate, but not that great. He does have a ball-jointed head with a great range of motion, though. Gotta give Jakks props for making it so he can work well either in or out of the chair. There is a lever built into the chair that, when depressed, raises the Monster's arms, mimicking his escape from the chair in the film. Unfortunately, this means he has a big hole in his back when you remove him from the chair. Still, I leave him in it all the time, so it's no big deal.
That's it for today! We're supposed to go to the Terrortest haunted house tonight; it should be fun! Do yourself a favor and head to a local haunted house yourself this weekend, you've only got a couple more weeks before they're gone for another year!