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Funko Universal Monsters The Mummy Funko, 2014
Day #1,005: September 10, 2014
Funko Universal Monsters The Mummy Action FigureThe Mummy
All Wrapped Up

Universal Monsters ReAction Figure
Item No.:
No. 4089
Manufacturer: Funko
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: est. $9.99
Availability: September 2014
Other: No foot peg holes

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Funko Universal Monsters The Mummy Action FigureIf you think you might like this figure, let me tell you that you will, and you should buy it. You really don't need to keep reading.

Thanks to the quality and availability being borked, the chase glow-in-the-dark version of The Mummy is one I won't likely track down - but I will say that the standard version is one of the better figures in this line so far. The quality of the Back to the Future guys varies from figure to figure, Terminator was a little wonky, but some of the others like Predator at SDCC turned out to be exquisite. The Mummy is closet to the exquisite category - the arms and legs and head all turn nicely, and his bandages are a glossy, off-white plastic that looks kind of sickening. His head is painted green, as are his hands, and his putrid eyes are grey and faded. It's basically an alternate universe 1980 Boris Karloff Mummy figure, had Remco never done theirs. The sculpting of the body is closer in line to 1983's Return of the Jedi figures, while the posture feels like an earlier Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back release. It's good. Real good.

Funko Universal Monsters The Mummy Action Figure

Funko Universal Monsters The Mummy Action FigureUnlike the other figures I've received so far, this one has no foot peg holes - as of my writing this, I didn't get the other ones from Entertainment Earth yet as they are en route. His feet are really the strangest and least on model part of the figure in the vintage toy sense, as the bandages wrap over his heels. Most 1980s Kenner figures have flat feet with no markings, or in rare cases copyright markings. Full sculpted bandages take it a step to modernity, and while it's not bad at all it's the kind of thing you have to nitpick when someone asks you if this is really, truly a retro action figure. It's damn close.

I also feel that in the 1980s this figure would have had a molded green head, but modern production needs required the head to be covered in paint - which works nicely. It gives the illusion of make-up, and the hair is colored similarly to the skin. It's nice and freaky and gross and all that jazz. I never had the Remco version, and comparing it in photos it amazes me how you can get such wildly different takes when g.shtmling that era. The green skin feels a little too authentic, but hey, it's good. Mostly I'm just happy that the plastic is shiny and nothing split apart when I moved the limbs, it holds together well and looks like a great forgery of the 1980s.

I ordered all of these form my employer (hey, let's all click this link and order some) and they ship out in the order they came in - this guy came along with four of the Nightmare Before Christmas figures which also look superb. Along with Jack Skellington and that SDCC Predator, this Mummy is damn near perfect. I can only gripe about the foot holes, but other than that they really did a great job. Funko, please give your people a cookie for this one. The Universal Monsters were my favorite sculpts when Funko first revealed them and I'm glad that this final figure basically met my expectations - if the rest are this good, they're going to be the real winners of the entire first year of this line.

--Adam Pawlus

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