The newest addition to the Spinature line up is now available to pre-order from Waxwork Records. You can now order the Nosferatu “Count Orlok” Spinature. If you’re not familiar with the Spinature line, they are a series of mini busts that can also act as record player spinners. Each one stands about 4″ tall. We’ve previously shared photo galleries for Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Live, Michael Myers, H3 Skeleton Masked Child, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and two more from Halloween 3.
The new bust is based on one of the original horror icons, Count Orlok from Nosferatu. The film was an unofficial Dracula adaptation by F.W Murnau, which was released in 1922. The release resulted in a massive copyright infringement case back in the 1920’s. Since adaptation rights were never granted, Bram Stoker’s widow sued the producers of the film. With the court siding with the Stoker estate, all copies of the film were to be destroyed, and the film was nearly deleted from cinema history. A single copy of the movie surfaced in the US in 1929, which had already deemed the Dracula novel as public domain. Nosferatu found new life when Bram Stoker’s Dracula became fully public domain in the 1960’s. The movie is available on about 20 streaming services (many completely free), so it’s easy enough to watch if you’ve never seen it.
The Nosferatu Spinature is priced at $30. Please note that due to licensing restrictions, this is only available to ship in the US. You can order it now directly from waxworkrecords.com. Read on for photo, details, and my thoughts on the new collectible.