Mezco is producing a horror-themed playset that comes with five figures! Yes, for a change, those characters you see on the box are included! The Tower of Fear comes with Dracula, Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, Werewolf, and the Sea Creature.
The Tower stands at 18″ tall and features multiple levels and accessories for each monster. The playset has both an exterior face and interior detail. Right now, the images of the playset look like renders. Is it made out of plastic? Cardboard? I don’t know. We’ll find out when this thing launches between Q1 and Q2 of 2022.
While not precisely Universal’s versions of the monsters, Mezco has made each horror icon in ways that honor the long-standing tropes while also keeping them unique. Mezco’s 5 Points action figure line is, as you should have guessed, filled with toys that have five points of retro articulation.
Standing at a monstrous 18” once assembled, the retro play set diorama creates a decaying Carpathian castle with three floors – a dungeon, a main hall, and Frankenstein’s Lab! Each floor has interactive components for each Monster including a coffin that Dracula can fit inside, a sarcophagus that Mummy can fit inside, lab equipment that Frankenstein’s Monster can connect to, multiple landings for each figure to stand on, and much more!
The creatures come with the following accessories:
- One (1) vampire bat (fits over Dracula’s head)
- One (1) skullcap (fits onto Frankenstein’s Monster’s head)
- One (1) Usekh collar
- One (1) unraveled scroll
- Two (2) Canopic jars
- One (1) Uraeus
- One (1) fossilized Sea Creature head
- Two (2) seaweed fronds
- One (1) human skull
- One (1) tibia bone
- One (1) fibula bone
- Five (5) display bases
What are your thoughts on this playset? Should Mezco re-release some of their old monster figures from the early 2000s? Let us know in the comments section.