Boris Karloff wasn't just an actor, for 71 minutes he was Frankenstein's monster. In 1931 with the help of artist Jack Pierce the actor was able to transform himself into a 6'4" undead creation. Frankenstein ushered in a new kind of monster movie along with launching the career of the actor. Karloff would reprise his role as the monster in two other films, and while Universal would release a number of other movies depicting the monster, I feel Karloff's portrayal is the best.
The only accessory included with the monster is a laboratory operating table. Though assembly is required it was pretty easy to put together. The table is huge and Frankie looks great lying on top of it. It's a nice metallic color with a handful of washes over it to give it a real grimy look.
Sadly I missed out on the original Sideshow figure line of the late 90's. I was still saving my nickels and dimes for Spawn action figures and generally didn't have enough money to collect both lines. It's nice to have a company like Diamond go back and give some of these characters life again, especially with these deluxe additions, who'd have ever thought they'd have a big piano to display with The Phantom or a big sarcophagus for The Mummy. While this isn't their best release to date, it's still a solid figure and one I would recommend getting.
Apparently next year Diamond will release a figure based on Karloff's look in The Son of Frankenstein. I personally cannot wait as this was my favorite look of the monster. As the line's articulation has drastically improved, I think it's a safe bet that the upcoming figure could beat out this one as the best Frankenstein on my shelf.