NECA's never been better
When asked to write up the important showpieces of Toy Fair 2015, I took it very seriously. With 20 years of collectibles reporting behind me, I develop a sort of twitch if I'm not able to dive into the topic fully and completely. That being the case, there was only one company I needed to look to for that same level of love in creating every figure it brings to retail: NECA.
Did you catch NECA's incredible BioShock Infinite Motorized Patriots? What about the army of Gears of War figures, complete with two of the bloodiest toys ever created? NECA loves its work and it shows, and we show them our love by throwing money at them. Get ready for plenty of that impulse as I explore NECA's 2015 video game related lineup.
Heroes of the Storm
Series 1: Summer 2015
Nova Illidan Deluxe figure: Stitches
Note: Stitches pictured is actual figure size while the others are two-up prototypes.
Heroes of the Storm Series 2: Early Fall 2015
Tyrael Arthas to stores late Summer/early Fall.
Series 1: June 2015
Happy Sack Boy Sad Sack Boy Kratos from God of War
The rest shown are 'possibilities' including Killzone and Uncharted versions. NECA says it hopes to crank out at least six of the eight shown, if not all.
Classic Video Game Appearance seven-inch Action Figures
NECA continues its popular salute to classic video games starring our favorite movie characters through 2015. This year's crop includes...
Rocky (Available now)
Rambo (Available now)
A collaborative effort between two main painters at NECA and Director of Product Development Randy Falk made these little pieces of art a reality. Poring over cut scenes, gameplay, box covers, and title screens gave them plenty of reference to use for the final figure. For instance, Rambo here comes from a couple of different looks inspired by a mash-up of the Nintendo and Sega games. The painter decides on the colors and shading and the group gives input. What's next? Randy says "a bunch more!" No spoilers, apparently.
Sega Genesis Version of Predator 2's City Hunter (May)
Alien 3 Dog Alien with two-tone paint (June)
Mohawk Gremlin from Gremlins 2 (Summer)
Ultimate Dante from Devil May Cry
Dante comes in a deluxe window box with over 35 points of articulation, Ebony and Ivory pistols with removable muzzle bursts, Dante's sword Alastor, a shotgun, and interchangeable hands. The figure goes on sale in May.