Exclusive: Mondo Releasing Four Killer Universal Monsters Puzzles!
ComingSoon.net is thrilled to exclusively announce that Mondo is getting into the Halloween spirit and will be releasing four killer Universal Monsters puzzles including Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, and Creature from the Black Lagoon! You can check out photos of the puzzles in the gallery below and order them when they go on sale later today at MondoShop.com!
Additionally, Mondo will also be releasing new Universal Monsters items including Figures, Tikis, Apparel, and pins. Few cinematic characters are so iconic that they’ve transcended film to become part of our global reality. But since a certain phantom first visited an opera nearly a century ago, the Universal Monsters have clawed their way to the top as some of the most recognizable and reprehensible faces in the world. For generations, Dracula, Frankenstein and his bride, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon have chilled the spines of literally billions. And this Halloween, Mondo is celebrating their horror legacy with their biggest, boldest, bloodiest tribute yet.
Beloved poster artist Francesco Francavilla keeps the Universal Monsters close to his heart and was pleased to have some of his classic designs transformed into 1000-piece puzzles. Says the artist himself, “I was so excited when Mondo asked me to turn my Universal Monsters screenprints into puzzles. After seeing how cool and entertaining the Jurassic Park one turned out, I jumped at the prospect to have more puzzle fun with my posters.”
Francavilla also shared how he designed each piece:
“For Frankenstein, it took me quite a bit to draw the lab and the cavernous walls of the castle. I think those areas will be lot of fun to fit together and see the Monster come alive!”
“The Wolf Man must be the poster where I’ve drawn more hair (fur?) than anywhere else. It’s gonna be thrilling to see the iconic Lon Chaney Jr makeup coming together against the full moon in the background. AROOOOOO!”
“Some of my favorite classic Dracula posters featured a spider web in the design, so when asked to do my take on this classic, I had to include the web. And Bela’s chilling stare!”
“The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of my fave designs in movies ever — I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve drawn this guy. For the puzzle, we decided to go with my Revenge of the Creature poster because I thought the design and intricacy of the art would be really fun and challenging.”
Each 1000-piece, 20″x28″ puzzle is priced at $20. The items are expected to ship in December 2020.