Diamond Select Toys is celebrating its third year of crafting officially licensed Universal Monsters Toys by bringing on a new monster to the minimates line as well as resurrecting a classic one from the vault. Not familiar with minimates? These are tiny highly stylized blocky figures that are perfect for a display shelf or just to add some character to a desk in an office.
These figures come in two and four packs. The first 4 pack the company is releasing from this line is based on Universal’s film interpretation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The 1925 film starred Lon Chaney as the abused bellringer Quasimodo, a mute, half-deaf hunchback who lives in the famed Paris cathedral. Along with the Hunchback himself the set will include other characters from the film Phoebus, the set-exclusive Esmeralda, and the “King of Fools” Quasimodo version of the Hunchback.
The follow up 4 pack will feature characters from the classic Universal film from 1932 The Mummy. The Mummy starred Boris Karloff as the resurrected mummy Im-Ho-Tep, who was entombed alive
for attempting to revive a deceased princess. This set includes Im-Ho-Tep, his Sarcophagus, Princess
Anck-es-en-Amon and the set-exclusive Helen Grosvenor.
Also from the official press release:
“There will also be an assortment of Universal Monsters two-packs
available at Toys “R” Us, featuring some of the characters from these
sets, as well as some exclusive characters. One two-pack will pair
The Mummy’s Princess Anck-es-en-Amon with an exclusive figure of
archaeologist Henry Whemple, and another will present the stars of both
films — Lon Chaney as Quasimodo and Boris Karloff as Im-Ho-Tep — in