Funko's Universal Monsters ReAction line from back in 2014 which turned out to be one of the best lines they put out. Super7 has been redoing a lot of these figures, so fans of the line might want to check out those too. For now, I'm content with this series though I wouldn't mind adding a few of the new characters Super7 has made to the collection. Let's check out this Kenner styled Frankenstein after the break...
Height: 4 inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Original Retail Price: $10 dollars
Year of Release: 2014
* Frankie looks great here and definitely is presented in his most iconic look: Ill-fitting gray coat, black pants, and some big, black boots. These were designed to ape the style of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures and Frankenstein does a great job of that. He looks like a figure from later in the line thanks to some of the finer detail in the sculpt but, overall, he's superb.
* The headsculpt is pretty good. Again, these figures capture a likeness of the character and not direct actor likenesses, but take a look at this and you'd know immediately who it was supposed to be. The paintwork on the hair and the staples is quite clean and there is even some nearly microscopic stitching around Frankie's ears.
* Like a vintage Kenner figure, the monster features swivel hips, swivel
shoulders, and a swivel head. He feels like he's made of a much higher
quality plastic than many of the other ReAction figures from the Funko
era. The "stiff" design meshes well with Frankenstein's demeanor and he stands well and looks great with most other action figures of a
* I like how Frankensten's arms aren't just standard c-grips. They're actually designed to look like he's stretching them out. Maybe he's just walking around or maybe he's getting ready to strangle someone?
* Frankenstein does have bolts on his neck but they're kind of lame. They're just little paint globs, really. I would have liked for these to have been a bit more pronounced, as they would seem like a selling point of a toy of this sort.
Frankenstein definitely is recognizable, and I can't think of many Kenner styled action figure lines that couldn't be improved by the presence of Franknstein's Monster. He's a Good and a 1/2 figure who really mixes with this style nicely. There really haven't been that many Universal Monsters toys lately and it'd be nice to see a company making modern styled action figures get the license. Dang, imagine what NECA could do with full access to the Universal Monsters license?
If you're a fan of Frankenstein's Monster I've reviewed some other Frankenstein themed items including the Imaginext Frankenstein's Monster, various monsters from the Playmobil Take Along Haunted House and Vampire and Monster set, the mini Frankenstein from Mighty Max Escapes from Skull Dungeon, Frankenstein from Monster Force, and the Real Ghostbusters' Frankenstein Monster.
For more Universal Monsters ReAction figures, check out the following:
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Invisible Man
The Phantom of the Opera
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