Video review courtesy of Jeremy Boutwell, Ultramaximus Reviews.
Art lovers and toy collectors can now sink their teeth into Kris Mobley’s second installment of the Classic Toy Portrait series as the artist revisits the 1980s toy aisle to find a new muse among Remco's Official Universal Studios Monsters. This time, it's DRACULA!
As Mobley describes his experience with this infamous, fanged subject: “I expected Dracula to be a tough character to take on, even as a toy. There is a lot of history in him—much of it bad. Still, there is a surprising amount of fun to be had with him as well, as seen in any number of send-ups and spoofs of the fiend. The deluxe Remco figure almost embodies both ways of thinking about him: a child's plaything with blood on its chin—a fascinating tension. As it turned out, I had a great time on the drawing!”
Dracula has a complex past, and Mobley’s awareness of this comes through in his work. Buyers will receive their signed, 8 x 10 inch giclee print and information sheet about the vintage toy in a uniquely designed envelope. Yet the monster toy tribute doesn’t end with the storied vampire. Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, and The Phantom of the Opera will ultimately join Mobley’s The Creature and Dracula to complete this unique series!