Factory Entertainment recently released a 1:1 replica of Boris Karloff from Frankenstein, but have now announced an extremely limited edition monochrome version:
“Universal Monsters Frankenstein Limited Edition VFX Head – FACTORY DIRECT EXCLUSIVE MONOCHROME EDITION
Factory Entertainment is proud to present its Monochrome Edition Frankenstein VFX Maquette, a 1:1 scale character replica of Boris Karloff as the Monster, produced under license from Universal Studios. Available only from Factory Direct this exclusive variant features a Monochrome paint finish designed to evoke the golden age of the silver screen, and presents the pitiful creature as he appears on screen in black and white.
More than a typical bust, this polyresin piece includes electronic light and sound features to create an enhanced experience. Hauntingly accurate in every detail, the piece ‘comes alive’ when its VFX (Visual Effects) features are activated.
Universal Pictures’ Frankenstein, released in 1931, is one of the greatest horror films of all time. Boris Karloff’s portrayal of the tormented monster gave us one of the cinema’s most iconic and enduring creatures. The Frankenstein make up team was led by the legendary Jack Pierce, and the Monster’s ‘look’ was meticulously and laboriously hand-crafted prior to filming, in a time before prefabricated prosthetics existed. The flat head, neck electrodes and sunken expression have since become the ubiquitous look of the Frankenstein Monster, whether in serious horror films or parodies of the genre, perhaps because the design is as visually stunning, if not as frightening, today as it was eight decades ago.
Inspired by the work of Kenneth Strickfaden, the set designer who created the equally iconic laboratory set for the film, we have added a period style control panel to the front of the maquette. Throw the knife-switch to initiate the sequence and watch the voltage meter dial sway. Throw the switch the other way and hear the iconic line of Henry Frankenstein himself, digitally re-mastered directly from the film. The Monster’s neck electrodes can be connected up using the wires and clips, or removed depending on your preference. Turn down the lights and you will see the Monster’s eyes glow eerily, our homage to the early promotional posters for the film where the Monster appears to shoot lightning from his eyes!
A numbered limited edition of 100 pieces each Frankenstein VFX Maquette Monochrome Edition is only available from Factory Direct and is presented in a full color collector box and includes a prop story booklet, COA and numbered limited edition plaque.
Sculptor: Douglas Hilderbrandt
This product is not a toy. It is a collectible intended for display only. Suitable for persons aged over 18 only.
Powered by; 3x AAA Batteries (Included) or an Outlet Adaptor (included).”
The item is currently available for pre-order and will ship at the end of the year. For more information or to purchase this for yourself, visit: http://www.factoryent.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=408074