Category Archives: Movies

Universal Studios Monsters: Bride of Frankenstein action figure by Sideshow Toy (1999)

In 1999 Elsa Lanchester, eponymous star of Universal Studios’ Bride of Frankenstein, received the action figure treatment courtesy of Sideshow Toy. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: Bride of Frankenstein action figure by Sideshow Toy (1999)

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Dalek’s Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) movie posters

I’ve been in a nostalgic Doctor Who mood recently so I spent last weekend rewatching the two movie adaptions of the long-running BBC science fiction series: Dr. Who and the Daleks, from 1965, and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D, from 1966. As a result I’m in the mood to highlight some of the movie posters used to promote the film. Continue reading Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Dalek’s Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) movie posters

The Black Hole by Jack Kirby

Here at ‘Tain’t the Meat… It’s the Humanity!, our mission statement has always been to uncover lost or forgotten pop culture curiosities from the worlds of comics and film. This week we’ve unearthed a little gem from the late 1970s that scratches both of those itches at once — a newspaper comic strip adaptation of Disney’s The Black Hole, drawn by legendary comic book artist Jack (King!) Kirby.

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Universal Studios Monsters: The Invisible Man action figure by Sideshow Toy (2000)

Over the last few weeks I’ve been taking a closer look at some of my favourite action figures, namely the Universal Studios Monsters collection released by Sideshow Toy between 1999 and 2001. The series featured 15 figures that paid homage to many of Universal’s iconic movie monsters — FrankensteinThe Wolf Man and The Mummy, to name  few — as well as the actors who portrayed them. This week it’s the turn of Claude Rains’ memorable performance as The Invisible Man, from the Universal film released in 1933. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: The Invisible Man action figure by Sideshow Toy (2000)

Universal Studios Monsters: The Phantom of The Opera action figure by Sideshow Toy (1999)

Universal Studios Monsters was a collection of posable action figures released by Sideshow Toy between 1999 and 2001. The 15 figures in the collection featured realistic interpretations of some of Universal’s most iconic movie monsters, and the actors who portrayed them. Over the last few weeks I’ve been taking a closer look at the collection, and this week it’s the turn of Lon Chaney’s classic interpretation of The Phantom of the Opera, based on the film released by Universal in 1925. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: The Phantom of The Opera action figure by Sideshow Toy (1999)