Iron Studios Unearths Statue From 1932’s ‘The Mummy’

by Thomas Tuna

This is one collectible horror fans can really “dig”.

Two variations of a 1/10-scale statue of the star of the classic Universal Monsters The Mummy will come to life next year, according to The realistic 10-inch-tall statue from Iron Studios will be released during the second quarter of 2022.

The standard version of the collectible in its sarcophagus is priced at $119.99; the deluxe version–with a full diorama display–will run you $199.99.

The statue, as described, is based on references from the original 1932 film. Sculpted in polystone, the figure is hand-painted.

The Mummy–directed by Karl Freund from a screenplay by John L. Balderston–followed by one year the iconic Frankenstein and Dracula movies from Universal. Boris Karloff played the lead, an ancient Egyptian mummy named Imhotep who is discovered by archaeologists and inadvertently brought back to life. Imhotep then searches for his lost love, who he believes has been reincarnated.

The film–considered a horror classic today–received lukewarm reviews when first released, and had modest success at the box office. Unlike other Universal Monsters movies, The Mummy had no official sequels, but was reimagined as The Mummy’s Hand (1940), which spawned three sequels and the horror-comedy Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).

The most recent remake of the original film–2017’s The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise–was ripped by critics and ended up losing millions for the studio.

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