Half-Life: Something about this Gordon Freeman action figure doesn't look like Gordon Freeman

Despite this Gordon Freeman action figure from NECA ticking all the requisite feature-defining boxes, there's something not quite right about its 7" plastic homage to Valve's Half-Life hero. Have a look:

Glasses? Check. Goatee? Check. Crowbar? Check. HEV Suit? Check. Undeniably it's all there, but more in a passing resemblance sort of "hey that dude looks like Gordon Freeman" kind of way. It definitely seems too beefy-looking. That said, it has 20 points of articulation, two sets of interchangeable hands and comes with gravity gun and headcrab accessories and is consequently a cool piece of official paraphernalia.

Above: The headcrab likeness is spot-on (shame it's not Lamarr though)

The Gordon Freeman action figure will cost $18 and will be available at all retailers that sell such things from September.

Source: NECA via Kotaku


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  • Alex_Syros - July 7, 2012 2:41 a.m.

    The best Gordon rendition I have seen is this one:
  • nikeiden - July 6, 2012 1:45 a.m.

    Besides you could never capture the shit Gordon Freeman has seen in a hunk of plastic.
  • nikeiden - July 6, 2012 1:35 a.m.

    The face isnt long and skinny enough. The eyes need to be sunken more. The hairs too tidy. The colors are too vibrant. Gordon is a lefty and the action figure is right handed. And does anyone else think that picture makes gordon look like jeffry dalhmer?
  • yonderTheGreat - July 3, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    I'd just like to point out that we all know who would be perfect to play Gordon in the Half-Life movie that will never be made:
  • IceBlueKirby - July 3, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    He looks oddly disappointed in whoever he's looking at...probably the guy who made him.
  • Fox_Mulder - July 3, 2012 6:57 a.m.

    The whole face is off. As for the body, he needs to be a bit lankier. But the face is a poor attempt if it was modeled after the Valve artwork.
  • marioman50 - July 2, 2012 7:45 p.m.

    I think it's mostly the hair. The face does look a bit chubbier on the figure, but I think that might just be the lighting and the angle at which the photo was taken.
  • marioman50 - July 2, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    Where's our Alyx figure? :)
  • VooDooDevil1369 - July 2, 2012 4 p.m. cannot unsee.
  • ThePrivateer - July 2, 2012 11:46 a.m.

    You seriously wrote an article about this?
  • BlueScorpion91 - July 2, 2012 1:35 p.m.

    I kinda agree. Gaming news must be running low at the minute.
  • Redeater - July 2, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    I assume they took the head off the unsold Henry Rollins action figures.
  • TheFabricOfTime - July 2, 2012 7:26 a.m.

    The skin isn't pale enough, the eyes look brown, the Half Life symbol is bright yellow and pops out too much, the chest piece is a bit too big, no dark red around the joints, and the colors should be a bit faded. Gordon Freeman sort of reminds me of Hugh Laurie.
  • Arucard04 - July 2, 2012 7:17 a.m.

    Hipster Freeman
  • taokaka - July 2, 2012 5:20 a.m.

    Reminds me of Hollander Cooper.
  • Hobogonigal - July 2, 2012 5:28 a.m.

  • RaZmataZ - July 2, 2012 5:08 a.m.

  • HamsterGutz - July 2, 2012 4:47 a.m.

    What does Freeman have to say about this?
  • avantguardian - July 2, 2012 4:46 a.m.

    definitely not gaunt enough. looks more like your driver's ed teacher doing cosplay.
  • lordgodalming - July 2, 2012 6:43 a.m.

    I was going to say the same thing! They've made an action figure of a reasonably dedicated cosplayer.

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