NECA is expanding their Universal Monsters line with some new accessory sets, including The Mummy, Frankenstein and Dracula all based on the classic films. Frankentein and this set is inspired from the classic 1931 film and starred Boris Karloff as he starred in this iconic role. This figure celebrates the 90th anniversary, and saw two sequels, including Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939), and there’s always the possibility to see figures inspired from those films as well.
Thank you to NECA Toys for sending along their Universal Monsters Frankenstein Accessory Pack for review.
Availability: Q4, 2022; February 2023
Frankenstein Accessory Pack is packaged in a box with beautifully done artwork inspired from the film, with images of the laboratory table, and Frankenstein on the cover, sides and back. The laboratory table requires assembly and is packaged in a plastic tra, and behind that is a folded up Frankenstein’s Laboratory backdrop, with beautifully done artwork to use for photography.
The laboratory table comes with a sheet of instructions for assembly, and once assembled you will not be able to disassemble without the strong possibility of breakage occurring to put back in the box. So once it’s together, display it in a safe place. Assembly can also be somewhat challenging, as this is fragile, breakage can occur just as you’re shaping in pieces, so be extra careful (a ball on the side snapped off as I was trying to snap it into the base).
Once assembled, the table is over 9.5″ long and more than 6″ wide, with some nicely done details to resemble the prop in the film. This is all made of a soft plastic, and requires that you have the Ultimate Universal Monsters Frankenstein figure (either in black and white or color) to use with this set.
The straps are what holds him into place, and the top of the table has slots to slide the straps up or down, or removed to place Frankenstein on the table, and placing the straps over him to hold him down. A towel also hand down and can be placed on the side, as it is sculpted to hang as shown.
The set also includes a bandaged head sculpt, with stitches sculpted and painted on, and given a black wash over it with sculpted textures. This head sculpt is used for him to lie down on the table, as seen in the film. There is also a cloth that covers him, and a torch that is used to frighten the monster. The torch can be used with pretty much any NECA Ultimate figure with an open grip hand.
Overall, the Frankenstein Accessory Pack is a great offering from NECA and fits in perfectly with their Universal Monsters line. This is an essential piece for Frankenstein and works well with the figure. Make sure to grab this, The Mummy’s and Dracula’s Accessory Packs as well.
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