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Universal Studios Monsters: The Hunchback of Notre Dame action figure by Sideshow Toy (2000)

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)

Universal Studios Monsters: The Wolf Man action figure by Sideshow Toy (1999)

Universal Studios Monsters was a collection of 15 action figures released by Sideshow Toy between 1999 and 2001. The collection featured some of Universal Studios most iconic movie monsters — Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and The Phantom of the Opera, to name but a few — and celebrated the actors who portrayed them. This week it’s the turn of the second figure from Series One of the collection: Lon Chaney, Jr’s The Wolf Man. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: The Wolf Man action figure by Sideshow Toy (1999)