“Welcome to my house. Enter freely and of your own will.”
So says the mysterious Count Dracula welcomes visitors in Bram Stoker’s seminal 1897 novel. And Iron Studios has captured that frightening moment with its new Dracula Deluxe 1/10th Scale Universal Monsters collectible, seen on this page in images from news.toyark.com.
Modeled after Bela Lugosi’s immortal interpretation of the Vampire Lord, the statue shows Dracula on a diorama pedestal, his black-and-red cloak spread wide, complete with the staircase in his castle and a wild wolf by his side.
The limited edition statue–made of hand-painted polystone and standing nearly nine inches tall–is now available for pre-order with a $190 price tag. The collectible is expected to release sometime in the fourth quarter of the year.
Universal Pictures’ 1931 Dracula–directed by Tod Browning from a screenplay by Garrett Ford–is based in the 1924 stage play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, which drew upon Stoker’s novel.
As all fans know, Dracula stars Lugosi–who had played the count on the Broadway stage–and follows the vampire from his home in Transylvania to England, where he preys on the blood of living victims.
The film–which was well-received by critics and audiences–was praised for its “remarkably effective background of creepy atmosphere” by Variety. “It is difficult to think of anybody who could match the performance in the vampire part of Bela Lugosi–even to the faint flavor of foreign speech that fits so neatly.”
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