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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MUMMY LITTLE BIG HEADS KEYCHAIN – Sideshow Toy

$16.00

SKU: UNIVMONST-MUMMY-KEY

* UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FAMOUS MONSTERS
* Mummy Little Big Heads Keychain
* 1999 SIDESHOW RELEASE
* NEAR MINT CONDITION – Factory Sealed
* Cool Little Item!

1 in stock

Description

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS – MUMMY LITTLE BIG HEADS KEYCHAIN – Sideshow Toy

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MUMMY KEYCHAIN: The Mummy is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film directed by Karl Freund. The screenplay by John L. Balderston was from a story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer. Released by Universal Studios, the film stars Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan and Arthur Byron. The film is about an ancient Egyptian mummy named Imhotep who is discovered by a team of archeologists and inadvertently brought back to life through a magic scroll. Disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy searches for his lost love, who he believes has been reincarnated into a modern girl.

In 1921, an archaeological expedition led by Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron) finds the mummy of an ancient Egyptian high priest named Imhotep (Boris Karloff). When an inspection of the mummy by Whemple’s friend Dr. Muller (Edward Van Sloan) reveals that the viscera were not removed, Muller deduces that although Imhotep had been wrapped like a traditional mummy, he had been buried alive. Also buried with Imhotep is a casket with a curse on it. Despite Muller’s warning, Sir Joseph’s assistant Ralph Norton (Bramwell Fletcher) opens it. He reads aloud an ancient life-giving scroll, the “Scroll of Thoth”. Imhotep rises and escapes with the scroll. Norton is driven insane.

Ten years later, Imhotep is masquerading as a modern Egyptian named Ardath Bey. He calls upon Sir Joseph’s son Frank (David Manners) and Professor Pearson (Leonard Mudie) and shows them where to dig to find the tomb of the princess Ankh-es-en-amon. After locating the tomb, the archaeologists present its treasures to the Cairo Museum and thank Bey for making their discovery possible. It is further revealed that Imhotep’s horrific death was punishment for sacrilege: attempting to resurrect his forbidden lover, Princess Ankh-es-en-amon.

Imhotep soon encounters Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), a half-Egyptian woman bearing a striking resemblance to the princess. Believing her to be Ankh-es-en-amon’s reincarnation, he attempts to kill her, with the intention of mummifying her, resurrecting her, and finally making her his bride. She is saved when she remembers her past life and prays to the goddess Isis to save her. The statue of Isis raises its arm and emits a beam of light that sets the Scroll of Thoth on fire. This breaks the spell that had given Imhotep his immortality, causing him to crumble to dust. At the urging of Dr. Muller, Frank calls Helen back to the world of the living while the Scroll of Thoth continues to burn.

ABOUT THE PIECE

Overall this piece is in great condition, with only slight card wear on the edges. The bubble is perfect, and still completely glued to the card.

COLLECTIBLE VALUE

Another one that’s hard to define, as these can be found all over the web…they’re quite common. But again, as a UNIVERSAL MONSTERS fan, it’s just one of those items you want in the collection. At RETRO100, we’ll soon have the entire collection of five keychains…so check back from time to see new inventory as we add it.


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Additional information

Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 7 x 3 in

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