“Even a man who is pure in heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms
And the autumn moon is bright.”–Old gypsy folklore
Just ask Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) about those verses from 1941’s The Wolf Man. And now, NECA has immortalized Chaney’s werewolf form with its second Universal Monsters figure, as reported by news.toyark.com.
The much-anticipated The Wolf Man Ultimate Seven-Inch Scale Figure was unveiled this week, with pre-orders going live soon from Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, Darkside Toys and The Chosen Prime.
The lifelike figure–based on Chaney’s iconic werewolf form–includes swap-out pieces used to display the figure as the Wolf Man or as Talbot (the authorized likeness of the actor). There are swap-out hands, feet, a wolf trap, a cane and a figure stand.
The Wolf Man figure–complete with a display-friendly window box with opening front flap–is slated for a November release. No price was revealed as of this writing.
The Wolf Man–directed and produced by George Waggner from a screenplay by Curt Siodmak–boasts an all-star cast of Chaney, Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Bela Lugosi and the unforgettable Maria Ouspenskaya. This actually was the second Universal Pictures werewolf film, hitting theaters six years after the less successful Werewolf of London.
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