As we covered last week, Diamond Select Toys is jumping into the Universal Monsters franchise with the Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Mummy. I was excited to pick up the Mummy at my local comic book shop, but little did I realize that DST would get me to purchase two versions of his figure.
Since my local toy watering holes aren’t being cooperative, I’m running a bit low on domestic toys to review. But I did uncover a couple of Diamond Select figures from my to-do pile. Today’s review focuses on the retail version of their Universal Monsters’ Dracula.
Another Halloween has come and past, which means another wave of Universal Monsters figures and Minimates from Diamond Select. I’m starting off with Frankenstein because I have a particular annoyance with his figure and I want to get him out of the way.
Even though Halloween is past, that doesn’t mean we're down with our spooky figure reviews! I’ve got one more of Diamond Select’s Universal Monsters toys to look at. I’m ending on The Wolf Man, one of my favorite characters and a nice conclusion to the first wave of figures.
This year, along with the great Minimates sets, Diamond Select Toys is also releasing the first action figures in their Universal Monsters line. I’ve been waiting for these guys ever since they were first revealed at Toy Fair all those months ago. But was the wait truly worth it?
I’m a big fan of the classic Universal Monsters. Whether it was playing Castlevania, or watching great movies like The Monster Squad; I couldn’t get enough of Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, the Mummy, or the Gill-Man. So when Art Asylum released these in Minimates form, I was definitely sold.