NECA Finally Unveils First Look At Lugosi Dracula

by Thomas Tuna

“Look into my eyes!” You can almost hear Bela Lugosi’s mesmerizing voice coming from this Dracula figure from NECA.

This realistic collectible was teased earlier this month–as reported here in Horror News Network–but today (Halloween) has seen the official debut of one of the most highly anticipated releases in NECA’s line of Universal Monsters figures. Check out the photo on this page, courtesy of news.toyark.com, for a good look at the infamous count.

This Count Dracula seven-inch scale Ultimate Figure has truly captured the legendary visage of arguably the most recognizable of all the iterations of the Lord of Vampires. The likeness rights for Lugosi had been difficult to secure in past years, but new licensing opportunities are now available.

The striking figure–slated for release early next year–is an important part of NECA’s Universal Monsters line, which will include Frankenstein’s monster (announced earlier this year), the Wolf Man and the Mummy.

Lynne Lugosi Sparks, chief executive of Lugosi LLC, said she was pleased to be able to “celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bela Lugosi’s iconic screen performance as Dracula with this figure.”

Dracula–the 1931 classic directed by Tod Browning from a screenplay by Garrett Fort–stars Lugosi as Count Dracula, who travels from Transylvania to England and preys upon the blood of living victims (on the off-chance you didn’t know).

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