Recently we took a look at on of Diamond Select’s recent creations, the MEGO style Retro Cloth Creature From The Black Lagoon. I really loved that figure and now I am back with the other figure from series 3 of the Universal Monsters Retro Cloth line, the Retro Cloth Bride Of Frankenstein Figure!
This figure doesn’t look nearly as cool as the Creature From the Black Lagoon, but how will she stand up in a full-blown review? Let’s take a look.
As always, click on the pictures for a full size image.
The packaging that this figure comes in is almost the exact same thing that the Creature From the Black Lagoon had except for the Bride of Frankenstein image behind the figure in the bubble. That image was my favorite part about the other figure, and that is my favorite thing about the packaging on this figure too. Just like the other figure you can see some of the other Universal Monsters going down the side of the front of the packaging. I love how the figure is fully displayed in the bubble too. The best thing about this figure is once you pop the packaging open there is no twisties or anything like that holding the figure in!
Then the back of the card features the figure and The Creature From the Black Lagoon, just like the other package did. Along the bottom ou get a short blurb about the Universal Monsters retro cloth line and how they relate to the MEGO figures.
The packaging is resealable if you like to save you packaging. Very cool and collector friendly.
For the sculpt on the face, I would say that it is not the best sculpting job that has ever been done of Elsa Lanchester from the movie. This figure really does have a sort of “horse face” as noted by MRD. I mean, just do a google search of her and see how far off the sculpting job was. Elsa was beautiful, this face is not.
The paint on this figure is really basic, though it does give you the retro feeling. All the paint is spot on with no slip ups. I don’t know if you can see it in the pictures, but she does have a thin red line on her neck to represent the cut like in the movie.
She has pretty much the same articulation that we saw with the Creature From the Black Lagoon except hers is a little bit restricted by her costume. She has a swivel neck that allows for side to side movement only. She has single jointed knees and elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and hinge ankles. The hips and shoulders are all connected by springs inside the body to something. You can actually pull the whole hip-joint away from the body (but it is still connected via the spring). These joints worked way better with TheCreature From The Black Lagoon.
She does have some problems standing up. You can get her to stand up on her own with lots of practice and patience.
I was not really a fan of the figure. The likeness of the actor just wasn’t there for me and it was really hard to get this figure to stand on her feet. If the figure can’t stand up on its own without 5 min of prep. work, it’s probably just not for me. T
Though I really am starting to dig this “Retro Cloth” line from Diamond Select. Even though this figure wasn’t the best, they make other retro cloth figures that I’m sure I’ll need to be picking up soon. The Creature From The Black Lagoon really caught me on this line.
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