Today for The ABCs of 31 Days of Toy Terror we've got Ygor for the letter Y! Yes, Ygor. Not Igor, Ygor. That's actually what he's called on the packaging for the figure and in the the material for 1939's Son of Frankenstein. The lab assistant for Dr. Frankenstein in the original film was named Fritz, but Bela Lugosi's character is Ygor, a blacksmith with a broken neck from an unsuccessful hanging attempt who has an axe to grind with the people who attempted to execute him. I love how deep Super7 has gon with their Universal Monsters Reaction line and I hope they keep going! For now, let's check out Bela Lugosi as Ygor after the break...
Height: 3 5/8ths
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Original Retail Price: $18 dollars
Year of Release: 2021
* Despite Bela Lugosi being a pretty handsome guy, he sure is known for playing some pretty crazy looking characters, like Ygor here. And the archetypical Ygor, or Igor, is known for being short and hunchbacked, but Lugosi was 6'1", so definitely not short. As mentioned above, this take on Ygor is really different than familiar depictions like Marty Feldman's Igor (Eyegor?). He's clad in an old timey shirt with a heavy blacksmith's robe. Once again, Super7 has done a solid job of retaining a Kenner inspired feel with this guy and he definitely looks like he could be a toy from the early or mid 1980s.
* Despite the simple ReAction style, Ygor does look pretty accurate to Lugosi' vengeful character with wild hair and terrible teeth. He's a pretty creepy fellow. The eyes and teeth are particularly well done here.
* Ygor has a broken neck that has left him deformed, and Super7 captured the look quite well. It's pretty unsettling!
* Does Ygor have the standard five points of articulation you would expect from neary any vintage Kenner inspired action figure? Absolutely. He's well built, too. Super7 really makes figures like this that feel solid and sturdy, like vintage Kenner figures.
This is the first figure of Ygor I've reviewed. For more Universal Monsters ReAction figure by Super7 check out the following:
Lon Chaney as the Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Phantom of the Opera as the Masque of the Red Death