TF13: DST's Universal Monsters
Upcoming Select Series 4 and a Sneak Peek at 2014's Series 5...
Diamond Select's Universal Monsters have proven to be quite popular, the series currently on its third wave. Toy Fair gave us a look into the future by revealing this year's fall assortment, along with an exciting sneak peek at 2014's Series 5!
First off, Series 3 characters - Metaluna Mutant, Phantom of the Opera and The Invisible Man - will be boxed together as a special black and white Legacy Edition.
Universal Monsters Select Series 4, due out this September, will include a deluxe wave featuring Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Toys"R"Us Series 4 wave with simpler bases will include a Mole Person and Dr. Jekyl with an interchangeable Mr. Hyde head.
Series 5, releasing in the fall of 2014, will star more super-articulated figures. On display pending licensor approval was The Son of Frankenstein and a new and improved Creature From The Black Lagoon. There will be a third to-be-announced TRU exclusive figure. Aside from increased poseability, these figures will pack really nice deluxe bases.
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Re: TF13: DST's Universal Monsters
I'm glad they're adding more articulation. That was the drawback with them. That and things like my Frankenstein's arm breaking off as soon as I went to move it!
But their Bride of Frankenstein fig was my #1 fave fig of 2011. Really nice
Stores near me are either not ordering these at all or only ordering a few. So far I only managed to get the Phantom w/organ before wave 3 sold out and disappeared.
Hey Diamond, how about making Bela Lugosi from "White Zombie"? (Was that Universal? If not, start a non-Universal "Classic Monsters" line too!) Also Luna from "Mark of the Vampire".
And the old gypsy woman & Lon Chaney Jr. as Larry Talbot (looking worried as he sees the pentagram in his hand) from the Wolfman movies.
And how about an Abbot & Costello 2-pack from "Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein"?