Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Review: Funko Universal Monsters Dracula ReAction Figure
Arguably the most famous of the classic Universal Monsters, Lugosi's Dracula only appeared in two movies (and other places) and helped instill the seemingly endless fascination with vampires in popular culture. Along with zombies, it's a safe bet that in almost any genre show they're going to come across some sort of vampire thing. Maybe Greek Vampires. Maybe Space Vampires. Perhaps Salt Vampires. It's going to happen largely thanks to the surprisingly unnerving performance in the 1931 film. The figure does a good job of picking up many of the significant aspects of his costume, but does a rotten job on getting the head right. The back of the packaging is stamped with the Lugosi licensing logo, but (and this is important for those of you who bought figures in the 1990s and earlier) the Lugosi stamp of approval wasn't always there. Sometimes you have the character's license, but not the actor, and in this case the packaging says they have both. But that ain't Bela. Back in the 1980s, it could go either way, so let's say this was a conscious choice.
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