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FrankenFan
06-24-2006, 12:12 PM
Courtesy of Lee, Jim Clatterbaugh (http://www.monstersfromthevault.com) and Kerry Gammil at the Classic Horror Film Board (http://p075.ezboard.com/bmonsterkidclassichorrorforum), a look at concept art and production samples of a new set of four UM Head Knockers, scheduled for release in August from NECA :

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/471/unvrslmnstrhdknckrscncpta0oj.th.jpg (http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=unvrslmnstrhdknckrscncpta0oj.jpg)

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/537/unvrslmnstrhdknckrs4du.th.jpg (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=unvrslmnstrhdknckrs4du.jpg)

I pre-ordered a set of these last May based solely on the concept drawings, and now, after seeing these photos, I'm very glad I did. Great sculpts and attention to detail on all four, with bases that complement, rather than distract. By their nature, bobble-heads rely heavily on whimsy and caricature the very elements that bobble-haters deride but these renditions lean toward more realistic portraits. Sure, Bela appears a bit bemused and the Wolf Man looks more startled than ferocious, but again, that's their nature. However, The Monster and Kharis are excellent. In fact, The Monster is hands down the best sculpt I've ever seen of Karloff from Bride of Frankenstein, from the pins on the electrodes to the scarred and burned skin and clothing.

Hope these initial offerings sell well enough to justify more releases! Bring on the Bride, the Creature, the Phantom, Metaluna Mutant, Ygor (!), and all the rest!!!

Anton Phibes
06-24-2006, 04:03 PM
....I must confess Frankenfan, I am a bobble hater! I cannot help myself. Everytime I see those things I want to scream and run away. It sends the same feeling of disgust through me as the hot rod monsters that Aurora did in the mid 1960's. I am totally a purist when it comes to my monsters. Won't even buy the "You'll die laughing" cards from the 60's. Really like Kitchen Sinks Universal monsters of the Silver Screen set though. ButI digress. I will say this...those head sculpts are really, really, R-E-A-L-L-Y good!!!! If I was ever to venture into the realm of (gulp) bobble heads, I would buy those for sure. Hope you enjoy them.

FrankenFan
06-25-2006, 09:00 AM
....I must confess Frankenfan, I am a bobble hater! Hope you enjoy them.
Oh, you bet your precious autographs, I will, Anton!

BOBBLE-HATER! BOBBLE-HATER! NYAH, NYAH, NYAH!!!

http://www.kurtgoldzung.com/MB/dd.jpg

Anton Phibes
06-25-2006, 01:23 PM
Oh, you bet your precious autographs, I will, Anton!

BOBBLE-HATER! BOBBLE-HATER! NYAH, NYAH, NYAH!!!

http://www.kurtgoldzung.com/MB/dd.jpg



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAA!!!!!:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

I wish Sideshow would take a little look-see at those imagi-banners you make up. I would love Dracula's Daughter and Karloff as Ruhk. Ahem...not trying to chnage the subject or anything.:D

Aerosmith
06-25-2006, 06:10 PM
Those look pretty cool. I might get The Monster & Dracula.

The Monster
06-26-2008, 09:16 AM
How about these?:D

7079

7080

7081

Joranthalus
06-26-2008, 01:16 PM
I'm sticking with color...

http://users.foxvalley.net/~joranthalus/21.jpg

The Monster
06-27-2008, 07:59 AM
I'm sticking with color...

http://users.foxvalley.net/~joranthalus/21.jpg

Nice!!!!:D but Grey is the only way.:rotfl

Joranthalus
06-27-2008, 09:36 AM
If any of those guys stopped by my house, they wouldn't be gray... they had color, they were just filmed in gray :p ;)

Anton Phibes
06-28-2008, 10:29 AM
If any of those guys stopped by my house, they wouldn't be gray... they had color, they were just filmed in gray :p ;)

If any of those guys stopped by my house, I would leave and get some villagers with torches.:horror

mikram
06-28-2008, 11:10 AM
monster mash

carbo-fation
06-28-2008, 11:14 AM
Seriously dude! :lol

Joranthalus
06-28-2008, 01:37 PM
If any of those guys stopped by my house, I would leave and get some villagers with torches.:horror

And those villagers would be in color! :D

Anton Phibes
06-28-2008, 07:01 PM
And those villagers would be in color! :D

Absolutely!:D

Aerosmith
06-28-2008, 07:25 PM
If any of those guys stopped by my house, I would leave and get some villagers with torches.:horror

Id call the Ghostbusters instead. :p

Ironman1188
06-29-2008, 06:04 AM
FrankenFan, my only question is are those heads 1:6 compatible?? Some great switches await if they are!!!!

FrankenFan
06-29-2008, 06:56 AM
FrankenFan, my only question is are those heads 1:6 compatible?? Some great switches await if they are!!!!
Nope. Closer to 1:4-scale. :monkey2

Anton Phibes
07-02-2008, 07:47 AM
No question that the head sculpts are excellent. But I am a purist when it comes to my monsters. I have all of the Aurora Monsters...except the ones on Hot Rods. Can't stand them. To me, that's what these bobbles are like. Really well done...but not into Bobbley heady things.:rolleyes::D

moejoseph
07-02-2008, 07:49 AM
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The Monster
07-02-2008, 08:07 AM
If any of those guys stopped by my house, I would leave and get some villagers with torches.:horror

I would bid them welcome.:lol

Anton Phibes
07-02-2008, 01:22 PM
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:horror:horror:horror:horror:horror

THE HORROR!!!!MY EYES!!!!:D

viper12383
07-07-2008, 01:01 AM
I'm sticking with color...

http://users.foxvalley.net/~joranthalus/21.jpg

what line are the little b&w guys up front?

Joranthalus
07-07-2008, 04:31 PM
Those are Killer Panda's Monster Theater series 1. I hope they make a series 2...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Killer-Panda-Toys-Series-1-MONSTER-THEATER-6-Figure-Set_W0QQitemZ180261208783QQihZ008QQcategoryZ19196Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Joranthalus
07-10-2008, 04:31 AM
Got my set yesterday. The Phantom could use a more dramatic color scheme, but other than that i think they're great! Until they release the Invisible Man i'm just gonna say that he's standing next to the Wolfman ;)

http://users.foxvalley.net/~joranthalus/21a.jpg

Mr ?
07-10-2008, 04:56 AM
I have Wolf Man, but they're all great.