And the Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Winner is….
Diamond Select Creature from the Black Lagoon
- 16+ points of articulation
- Sculpted by Jean St. Jean
- 2 variations: Toys R Us exclusive (simpler, above-water base) and Deluxe variant available through Previews to Collectible Stores (underwater base)
- Retail Price: $24.99
Deluxe display base
Features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation:
Select-style display packaging with spine artwork:
This one got my vote in this year’s Rondo Awards, if only because I love all-things “Creach.” Regardless of my personal bias, Diamond Select continues to up their A-game with their outstanding collection of the Universal Monster action figures at quite reasonable prices.
It’s a win-win for modern toy collectors of classic monsters. Here’s a well-done video review from Outside the Box Reviews highlighting this action figure in great detail. Check out their Youtube Channel for more reviews like this one:
Being a new action figure, and not a limited edition piece like some of the other nominees, the Creature is readily available at your favorite collectible or toy shop. I included links and current pricing to some of the shops I am an affiliate for below:
Order Universal Monsters Creature from the Black Lagoon Figure from Entertainment Earth!
The best prices I found were @ Ebay where this toy was listed in numerous auctions with prices ranging from $15-$30.
Click this link to see current auctions on eBay: Diamond Select Creature from the Black Lagoon
Good selection available at Amazon at regular retail price too: Diamond Select Creature from the Black Lagoon
Diamond Select Toys
Of course, you can also buy this right from Diamond Select for retail price of $24.99
Congratulations to Diamond Select and Jean St. Jean on winning the 2015 Rondo Award for Best Toy– this is an outstanding modern toy of one of the most classic monsters and I’m thrilled to have this in my Creature Collection.
I’ll continue to profile this year’s nominees for Best Toy in my next post — did you vote for this one? If not, which one got your ballot? Share in the comments below.