Spotlight: Funko Universal Monster Reaction Figures

Spotlight: Funko Universal Monster Reaction Figures

Any reader of this blog can ascertain two things a) I like monsters and b) I’m fond of 3 3/4″ action figures. So it shouldn’t come as a big shock that when Funko made it’s announcement they were going to conquer the world with Kenner style figures, I was pretty excited.

I’ll admit the majority of the properties didn’t entice me (I’ve never even seen the Goonies) but I pre ordered the Universal Monsters before I saw what they look like, I just know me. 

It did make me wonder though if they could really top my beloved Remco Monsters, the results after the jump:

The card art is probably my favorite UM design in years.  It was hard to pop them off the cards but in the end, I did the deed.

The packaging fits in all too well with other monster lines. From left to right: Glasslite Dracula, Remco Dracula and Funko Drac.

Likeness isn’t always there and I know some folks want sideshow quality in everything, but me? I like a little “clunk” in my toys so I’m kind of smitten with the way these look.


There are glow in the dark chase figures floating around, I was not lucky enough to get a golden ticket so I will be actively searching for them at retail.

The Phantom of the Opera is the Standout for me, he’s got some nice little details.

It’s weird but I’m always in a panic to get the Creature in every set, I forgot to order the Bride but history has shown her as something of a peg warmer, so I look forward to finding her at retail.

These photos are all well and good but how do they stack up next to the Remco Monsters?

Judge for yourself.

I should point out the irony that BOTH wolfman figures has trouble standing.

At ten bucks a pop, I could not recommend these more. 

I got mine at Entertainment Earth (Use this link and I get a bit of store credit) but they should be hitting local comic shops too and they can always use support.

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


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