Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Scream of 31 Days of Toy Terror: The Bride of Frankenstein from Universal Studios Monsters Mystery Minis by Funko

    Who would have thought that the Bride of Frankenstein would get two appearances on The Scream of 31 Days of Toy Terror? Funko recently released these very cool Universal Monsters Mystery Minis and I stumbled upon them while checking out a Halloween City store. Yes, my smaller city just got out own Halloween City pop-up store. It's the first of these kinds of stores we've had in the 12 years I've lived here and it's already made Halloween 2019 one to remember. There's nothing like being able to hop in the car and run over to Halloween City to get a quick dose of spookiness! We checked this out back in late September when it first opened and they had a fresh case of these Universal Monsters Mystery Minis set out. I decided to go with just one since they can be unevenly packed to a case (they have lots of figures with rarities like 1/36 and 1/72, meaning that I definitely was not going to buy case. If they'd all been packed 1/12, I definitely would have grabbed the case and took it right up to the register. Anyways, let's check out the iconic Bride of Frankenstein after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 2 3/4ths inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: None

Non-Scalper Price: $6  
 The Positives:

* I love the look of these. I like Funko POP! vinyls OK, don't get me wrong,  but the Mystery Minis have a lot more style. They're smaller but the unique sculpting, such as on her bandaged arms, and the more impressive detail really works for me. I like the pose here! The Bride definitely looks very expressive. It's a more sympathetic pose, rather than a frightening one, but it fits the character quite well.

* I like the facial expression! Funko did a great job capturing that fact that actress Elsa Lanchester was actually quite lovely with very expressive eyes and some definitely recognizable eyebrows. The paint work is neat, clean, and really adds a lot of character to the piece.

 * There are some excellent smaller details here, too. Check out the wicked scars under the Bride's chin! It's not something you typically notice but the scars and staples add a lot to the sculpt.

* The hair is great too. It just out perfectly and, thanks to the wider "base" of the figure due to her white gown, she stands up quite well.
   These are really cool and the Bride of Frankenstein turned out to be a real hit. If I'd had my choice I would have initially picked the Wolfman, the Invisible Man, or the Phantom, but I'm glad I ended up with the Bride. She's a Great Mystery Mini and definitely not a disappointment if you pull her from a box. While I'm still not big on the blind boxed movement (particularly when a third of the figures will appear more than once in a case and half of the figures aren't guaranteed to be in every case) but these are a nice, fun Halloween grab if you dig the classics. Go watch one tonight! They're all very, very enjoyable!

For more of the Bride of Frankenstein check out my review of the ReAction figure of The Bride of Frankenstein.


  1. I love her. Is she the size of a Rock Candy girl? I would love a great line of other girls of pop culture in her cute style. Just like the Rock Candy girls.

    1. She's a Mystery Mini, so she is a little under 3 inches. Maybe about half the size of a Rock Candy?


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