NECA Gives Sneak Peek At Upcoming Dracula Figure

As expected, Dracula (or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof) is almost ready for his entrance.

NECA this week dropped an evocative tease for what looks to be the next action figure in its Universal Monsters line, as reported by toynewsi.com. The Twitter photo on this page shows what must be a Dracula action figure, which apparently will follow on the heels of the Frankenstein’s monster figure announced earlier this year.

It’s likely this photo also commemorates the birthday of Bela Lugosi, who will, no doubt, be the model for the seven-inch figure. The legendary actor was born Oct. 20, 1882.

NECA this spring announced its Universal Monsters line, confirming Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Mummy. NECA–working with Lugosi LLC and Chaney Entertainment–said the figures “will capture the horror world’s most iconic figures in NECA’s Ultimate format.”

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

NECA vice president Randy Falk added that this new line “aims to create something hyper-realistic and ultra-detailed for people like me who grew up watching these amazing movies and have always longed for definitive versions.”

It is reported that this line of seven-inch action figures will be available in black-and-white as well as full-color versions.

No details on the planned release of the Dracula figure have been offered at this time, so keep reading Horror News Network for updates as they are announced.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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