Over the last few weeks I’ve been taking a closer look at some of my favourite action figures, namely those from Sideshow Toy’s Universal Studios Monsters collection released between 1999 and 2001. This week it’s the turn of Henry Hull’s portrayal of Universal’s first cinematic wolf-man — Werewolf of London — released in 1935. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: Werewolf of London action figure by Sideshow Toy (2000)
The Amazing Spider-Man Mighty Marvel Comics Calendar 1978 was the fourth calendar published by the comic book giant and, along with sporting an extremely long title, included new artwork of Marvel’s biggest star by some of the publisher’s most popular artists.
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The silent era of Hollywood established some of cinema’s greatest legends — Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin are just some of the many names that spring to mind — but few thrilled (and flat-out terrified) those early audiences more than Lon Chaney, The Man of a Thousand Faces. In 2000 Sideshow Toy paid homage to the silent star with an action figure based on his indelible performance as Victor Hugo’s tormented protagonist Quasimodo — The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: The Hunchback of Notre Dame action figure by Sideshow Toy (2000)
The Frank Frazetta Calendar 1978 was the second calendar to showcase paintings from one of the grandmasters of fantasy art. Continue reading The Frank Frazetta Calendar 1978
Boris Karloff’s classic interpretation of The Mummy received the action figure treatment from Sideshow Toy in 1999. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: The Mummy action figure by Sideshow Toy (1999)
The Little Book of Superman is a fitting tribute to the world’s first — and many would argue biggest — superhero: The Man of Steel; The Last Son of Krypton; The Man of Tomorrow — Superman. Continue reading The Little Book of Superman (Taschen, 2016)
Marvel Comics’ golden Avenger Iron Man is immortalised in this dramatic statue from Diamond Select Toys. Continue reading Iron Man Statue (Diamond Select Toys, 2017)