We’ve seen the classic version of this creature before but do these variations hold up to the original? More reviews of things that go bump in the night to follow.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (color version)
Universal Monsters come from a series of horror/sci-fi films made by Universal Studios from 1923 to 1960. “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” is one such film that was released in 1954 featuring the monster Gill-man as said titular character. Gill-man resides in a lagoon deep in the Amazon (the eerie Black Lagoon, oooooh). A missing link between land and sea creatures, Gill-man is drawn to the ladies. Homicidal tendencies aside he’s a pretty cool monster. The film itself was in black in white but like all great b&w classics what better way to celebrate them then colorizing.
This is the exact same sculpt and details as the Black and White version I reviewed before. The only difference is the color, this time he has a gator green color all over with the yellowish tan underbelly. I also really like the greyish color used for the backfins and gills. Great paint apps all around, especially the little touches like on his hands. The only negative thing I can say is I wish the face had a different expression. It’s a very iconic look but would have been nice to have it with an angry face or something.
He doesn’t come with any accessories but lots of good parts for customizing though. The arms and legs work well for any reptilian character along with the hands and feet too.
In conclusion, a great character that works very well as a minimate. Personally I like the black & white version the best but just like the movies colorization doesn’t keep it from still being a classic.
Review and pictures by Lurch77