UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ACTION FIGURES COMING IN 2021 FROM NECA!
New line of detailed figures includes collaborations with some of the world’s most iconic horror actors.
HILLSIDE, NJ, April 19, 2021 – U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) has announced plans for its full line of Universal Monsters action figures. Working closely with Universal Brand Development, LUGOSI LLC, and Chaney Entertainment, the figures will capture the horror world’s most iconic figures in NECA’s long-running Ultimate format.
The first figure (arriving in July) will be Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein (1931), which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The sculpt captures Boris Karloff’s poignant portrayal of the misunderstood monster in authentic black-and-white. A color version of the figure will follow.
Subsequent figures set for 2021 will include Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man from The Wolf Man (1941), Boris Karloff as the titular figure in The Mummy (1932), and Bela Lugosi as the legendary Count in Dracula (1931).
“We are proud to be working with NECA to include Bela Lugosi as Dracula as an Ultimate figure,” said Lynne Lugosi Sparks, CEO of LUGOSI LLC. “NECA’s attention to detail is amazing and we are happy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bela Lugosi’s iconic screen performance as Dracula with this figure.”
NECA’s Ultimate format is a favorite among collectors for its complete portrayal of a character with a wide array of alternate heads, hands, and accessories so that many iconic moments from the movie can be recreated. The 5th-panel packaging also allows collectors to remove and replace without damaging the packaging.
“As a lifelong fan of Universal Monsters, this is a dream come true,” said Randy Falk, NECA VP & senior director of product development. “I’ve been collecting Universal Monsters toys since I was a kid. This line aims to create something hyper-realistic and ultra-detailed for people like me who grew up watching these amazing movies and have always longed for definitive versions.”
NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) is a leading creator, marketer, and global distributor of licensed consumer products based on some of the world’s most recognizable movies, video games, comic books, and pop culture. The NECA group of companies includes game developer and publisher WizKids, urban vinyl icon Kidrobot, and Joseph Enterprises, Inc., the creator of Chia Pet, The Clapper and other iconic American products.
A new lottery figure has been announced by Medicom, the Anraku Ansaku Ancient Golden Dragon King Gordra (Gordora). As the name implies this original kaiju is kind of a combo of Godzilla and Ghidorah, featuring a yellow/gold body with gold highlights, it stands 26cm tall and will retail for 16,500 yen. Like with other lottery figures you will enter via the Medicom blog with the lottery running from April 24th to May 10th.
X-Plus has officially announced the Vampirella 1/8 Plastic Model Kit, the first in a new series of model kits from X-Plus. X-Plus has teased this kit for a while, it comes unpainted, it features a tombstone base with bats, is based on the old Aurora kit, and will retail for approx. $38. It will be available from various retails with release scheduled for August 2021.
Medicom is releasing their version of one of the weirdest collectible items, the Ultra Detail Figure Crayon Shin-Chan Kaiju Shimadashi figure. This figure is very similar looking to the Bandai one released some time back but is more blue in color and slightly smaller, standing 9.7 cm tall, it will retail for 1,200 yen. It is not clear were it will be available (possible via the show's website, we will update with release info), it is scheduled for a July 2021 release.
Update: this now up on Amazon Japan for pre-order.
Northern Sea Giant Monster (Kraken) (Deluxe Edition) /
Northern Sea Giant Monster (Kraken) (Normal Edition) /
Series Super Vinyl Series
35cm Gigantic SuperVinyl Giant Beast Series Statue Kraken Northern Sea Giant Monster ( Kraken) statues include:
The mighty Kraken is a giant and fearsome sea monster sent by the gods to destroy mortals that have defied them. Perhaps Ray Harryhausen's greatest achievement in stop-motion animation, the Kraken is a huge four-armed creature with a long tail and terrifying face.
The Super Vinyl statue of Ray Harryhausen's Kraken is the largest creation Star Ace has ever made. Standing 35cm tall and extending out a full 54 cm in length, this impressive monster will be an amazing display piece for any collection. Traditionally sculpted by the artisans of the famed creature shop of Kaibutsuya, the statue is made from soft vinyl and is hand-painted to bring out the details of the sculpt.
The deluxe version of the Kraken comes with a polyresin diorama base with sculpted ocean waves and a manacled princess waiting to be rescued. This extended version measures a full 64cm in length with the base.
SA9031 Kraken (Deluxe Edition) – Limited Edition
SA9032 Kraken (Regular Edition)
35 cm Gigantic series Soft Vinyl Statue
Copyright: Ray HarryHausen (100th anniversary series)
Kraken with base approximately L 640MM x W 300MM x H 350MM (Deluxe Edition)
Kraken without base approximately L 540MM x W 300MM x H 350MM (Regular Edition)
SA9031 (DX) approximately 2.8 kg (including packaging and base)
SA9032 (NX) approximately 2.0 kg (including packaging)
Color box size
approximately L 350MM W 350MM H 250MM
(Dimension and weight could change later.)
SA9031 (Deluxe Edition) is a Limited Edition, limited to 1000.
Sale Date: 2021 3Q
EAN Code: SA9031 Kraken (DX) 4 89705 788 931 5
SA9032 Kraken (NX) 4 89705 788 932 2
Price: $495 (Deluxe), $450 (Standard)
Produced with the permission of The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation (Charity Number SC001419).
(C) 2021 Star Ace Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Pulgasari Deluxe Soft Vinyl Figure
Korea's most notorious 164-foot-tall, 3000 ton creature rises again... as an even more powerful 12" soft vinyl figure! Pulgasari is a horned, scaled civilization-wrecker, and the titular star of a kaiju film from 1985, funded by the North Korean government. A limited edition Mondo exclusive sculpted by Dope Pope and painted by Hector Arce.
Artists: Dope Pope, Hector Arce
Limited to 500
Retail price: $175
Star Ace has officially announced their Talos Soft Vinyl Statue, there are two version deluxe and standard. Both are basically the same except the deluxe comes with a base, check out the full details and info below.
TALOS 32CM SOFT VINYL STATUE (RAY HARRYHAUSEN)
THE 32CM TALL TALOS (RAY HARRYHAUSEN) SOFT VINYL STATUE SPECIALLY FEATURES:
SA9029 TALOS (DELUXE VERSION) / SA9030 TALOS (NORMAL VERSION) 32CM TALL
The Greek hero Jason encountered the giant Bronze monster Talos when one of his crew stole from the treasure the giant guarded. Chased by the 70-meter-tall giant, Jason’s ship was a plucked from the water by Talos and the sailors had to jump for their lives.
Traditionally sculpted by the artisans of the famed creature shop of Kaibutsuya, this detailed Talos statue is made from soft vinyl and stands 32cm tall. Each piece is hand-painted to look like it has an ancient Bronze finish. He is posed with his sword in one hand and bending over to pull the ship out of the water, the boat is supported by a sculpted water splash.
The Deluxe version of this statue includes a display diorama base with part of the lagoon and the rocks on either side of the channel. It is limited to only 800 pieces worldwide that includes a diorama base.
SOFT VINYL STATUE (NON-SCALE) 32CM TALL
TALOS STAUTE : APPROXIMATELY L 250MM W 250MM H 320MM
PRODUCT WEIGHT: APPROXIMATELY 2.6 KGS (DX) / 1.6KGS (NX) (INCLUDING PACKAGE)
DIMENSION (GIFT BOX): APPROXIMATELY W 350M X L 260MM X H 250MM (DIMENSION AND WEIGHT COULD BE CHANGED LATER)
PRICE: $288.99 (Deluxe version), $199.99 (Standard version)
RELEAES DATE: EARLY Q3, 2021
* SA9029 TALOS (DELUXE VERSION) IS LIMITED EDITION
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. MonsterArts Jinouga Figure, the third figure from Monster Hunter. This figure is 28.5cm in length, it comes with different claw parts for front and back legs, and a display base, it retails for 12,000 yen. It should be available for pre-order soon with release scheduled for July 2021.
Pulgasari Soft Vinyl Figure - Green Variant
Korea's most notorious 164-foot-tall, 3000 ton creature rises again... as an even more powerful 8" soft vinyl figure! Pulgasari is a horned, scaled civilization-wrecker, and the titular star of a kaiju film from 1985, funded by the North Korean government. A limited edition Mondo exclusive sculpted by Dope Pope and painted by Hector Arce, this radioactive purple and green beast based on Pulgasari is a necessary acquisition for any collector of vinyl figures.
Artists: Dope Pope, Hector Arce
Limited to 350
Retail price: $85
Nanmu Studio is releasing four Heavy Lance Triceratops 1/35 Scale Dinosaur PVC Statues, three different colors on the regular version and one "Sick" version. The three regular versions come in Original, Tricolor, and Holstein Limited color versions each stands 3.5 inches tall and is 11.4 inches in length, there is a pre-order add-on at select retailers of a base and broken horn. The sick version comes with the Triceratops in a lying down position with a ground base, it is also 11.4 inches long with the base measuring 8.7 inches in length. The regular versions retail for approx. $90 with the sick version approx. $125, they can be pre-ordered from multiple retailers like HobbySearch and Sugo Toys with release scheduled for May 2021.