Rob Zombie’s take on The Munsters may be a ways off, but the collectibles are already on their way. NECA has created a “Little Big Head” three-pack of the main Munsters: Grandpa, Herman, and Lily. The figures stand about 5″ to 6″ (because Herman is so tall). The LBHs don’t look to have much, if any, articulation, but Lilly does have brushable hair! Expect this pack of Munsters to arrive during October this year.
Is it me, or should Lily be a pale white? At least Herman is green, and Grandpa is blue. So two out of three isn’t bad.
Have fun with these little Munster Monsters! From Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, this “little big head” tribute set includes Herman, Lily, and The Count, each measuring between 5 and 6 inches tall. Comes in window box packaging that is an homage to the classic 1960s toy appearances.
I’d almost say that Rob Zombie is trying to create a family-friendly Munsters movie, but he may subvert my expectations. Does anyone remember the Mockingbird Lane pilot that failed to get a new series started? I don’t think fans wanted a gritty reboot of the classic horror movie-themed family.
The Munsters originally aired from 1964 to 1966 on CBS. It starred Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, and Al Lewis as the elder Munsters, with Pat Priest and Butch Patrick as the younger members of the frightful family. Fans of the show can usually find Butch tooling around the US with a replica of the Barris Munster Koach. We ran into him a couple of years ago at a car show:
Where, exactly, will Rob Zombie’s version take The Munsters? It’s clear that the musician/filmmaker understands the importance of the original series, but his Halloween movies went off on weird tangents, leaving many of us perplexed. Will he do the same thing with the residents of 1313 Mockingbird Lane?
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