Saturday, 14 May 2016

Funko Mystery Minis: Frankenstein’s Monster (Horror Classics Series 2)

Company: Funko
Series: Mystery Minis Horror Classics Series 2
Year: 2015

It’s been a while between Mystery Mini reviews, and I still have a couple more I need to get up onto the site. But today we take a look at one of the most iconic creatures in horror history – Frankenstein’s Monster! 

As with just about every piece of merchandise based on Frankenstein’s Monster released since the 1930s, this figurine is clearly based on Boris Karloff’s iteration of The Monster. Karloff played many famous monsters in his long career, but The Monster is the one that made him a star, and the one he’s still most closely associated with. The character’s prominent place in pop culture also means that it’s going to be subject to an extra level of scrutiny – and he does come up a little shorter than some of his fellow Mystery Mini companions. I don’t love the shade of green they’ve used for his skin – it’s bordering on aqua, rather than the usual sort of sickly lime green. And while the sculpt is a good conversion of the character into the Mystery Minis style, I think his arms should be more stretched out in front of him, rather than being held daintily at an awkward angle by his sides.   

So the overall verdict? Well, Frankenstein’s Monster is a good Mystery Mini, but not a great one. If you’re tossing up between this one and the Funko POP, I’d say stick with the POP. Solid but unspectacular.   

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