Diamond Select to Honor the History of the Universal Monsters This Fall

This fall will be a great season for Universal Monsters fans. Not only will Universal release eight classic Universal Monsters movies on Blu-ray for the first time, Diamond Select Toys will also be paying tribute to the origins of the most famous monsters on Earth. True, you’ve already seen DST’s upcoming assortments of 7-inch action figures and 2-inch Minimates, as well as their new line of 8-inch vinyl bust banks, but they aren’t done yet! There are still two more DST products to announce for the Universal Monsters in 2012, and they’re both a blast from the past.

Last year, DST honored the cinematic origins of the Mummy, the Wolfman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon by releasing them as a boxed set of black-and-white figures — the way they were originally seen in theaters — dubbed the Legacy Series. Well, this year, DST is adding to the legacy with a boxed set of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein, all in stunning black-and-white! With sculpting by Gabriel Marquez, Rudy Garcia and Jean St. Jean, these 7-inch figures will come packaged in a beautiful display box, but each will also come with a base for out-of-package display.

The final Universal Monsters products to hit in 2012 will be from the past, as well — this time the distant 1970s! DST’s 8-inch Retro Cloth Series 3 will bring us the Bride of Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon in the style of vintage 1970s toy lines like Remco’s Universal Monsters or Mego’s World’s Greatest Monsters. With real fabric clothing designed by retro experts EMCE Toys, these figures will bring out the kid in you… or at least show you how your parents lived way back when.

Pre-order today from your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer! To find your nearest comic shop, visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest comic shop,

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