I am always happy to see quality merchandise based on the Universal Monster properties. The quality part of that statement is the most important part. I’ve seen numerous figure launches that have just made me cringe. Currently Mezco is releasing a 9 inch stylized figure of the Creature from the Black Lagoon that has me really excited.
The 30 dollar figure has 11 points of
articulation so you should be able to get some decent poses out if it. It is a stylized version, but I dig the
design they went with. It isn’t so
extreme that you can’t tell what it is supposed to be. Sadly there isn’t a bathing suit clad Julie
Adams to go along with the figure but I can see this one ending up on a shelf
at my house.
Mezco is one of those companies that is going
to get as much use out of a mold as possible.
So they also have two limited edition versions of the Creature
figure. The first is the black and white
version, so he looks more reminiscent of his screen debut.
The second is a glow in the dark version,
which is a nod back to the old figures that used to come in the same glow in
the dark material. Both of the limited
versions were about double the price of the normal and are already getting
difficult to find.