Most horror fans think it’s a toss-up between Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee. Which actor projects the better Dracula image?
Well, Star Ace Toys makes a good case for Lee with its new Count Dracula 2.0 Statue, as reported by news.toyark.com, a revisiting of the company’s 2017 statue that depicts the acting legend as he appeared in 1970’s Scars of Dracula.
This version, as described, stands more than 20 inches tall and not only sports Lee’s famous countenance but also boasts a fabric outfit, a posable fabric cape and a polyresin body.
In addition to the standard release, the deluxe statue features the Count’s blood-red light-up eyes (and a light-up base) as well as a removable ring complete with Dracula’s crest.
This figure, according to the description, “captures the fear the bloodsucker inspired in filmgoers. Mouth wide and fangs out, Dracula comes toward you with arms extended–ready to make you his next victim.”
The statue is priced at $430–with the deluxe version going for $480. Pre-orders are available through Sideshow Collectibles, and the statues will ship between September and November. Just in time for Halloween.
Scars of Dracula–from Hammer Films, director Roy Ward Baker and screenwriter Anthony Hinds–restored a few elements of Bram Stoker’s original character, but was still skewered by many critics. It also was the first Hammer horror film to get an R rating.
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