In the 90's, toys were really starting to come off the tracks with design and colors. This is the same time that Kenner was producing the Aliens vs Predator line that had cool ideas but not exactly perfect figures. I always felt for some reason the Kenner Aliens were better overall compared to their Predator counterparts. There was just something about the Predator size and articulation with the figures that made them not look like the Predator we knew from the big screen and comics. NECA has been successful in turning the tide with the Kenner lines and adding their own mark on these original figures. Let's take a closer look at what may be the best 2-pack NECA has ever produced. Are you an Aliens or Predator person….you decide!
Friday, September 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The iconic T-800 may be the best character ever made! How many one liners have you spun off from this movie since you first watched it in 1991? I can remember watching this movie with my family, 10 years old at the time and the scene where the step dad (Todd) takes the sword arm through the milk carton and his head. My mother immediately said I was done watching Rated R movies. I laughed and so did my dad, because that was one of our favorite things to do. Why do I mention this you ask? Because this figure brings me the same joy and mild snickers I had as a kid watching the movie.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Toys R Us Exclusive NECA TOYS Retro NES Freddy
For those of you who follow Randy Falk on Twitter, you know that he has many "surprises" in store for us fans over the next few months. One of them recently came out and it is the Retro NES Nightmare on Elm Street Figure exclusive to Toys R Us. The response to this guy has been amazing. Fans were certainly hyped to hear this news. They now have a retro NES Freddy to go with their retro NES Jason's!!!!! Ya can't have one without the other!
I hope everyone who wanted one was able to snag one. According to friends on Twitter, it sounds like scalpers are having a field day with this one...some asking as much as $75. Of course, scalpers are scum and take the fun out of collecting, but that is a tale for another day.
Friday, August 21, 2015
I have been waiting with much anticipation (for a loooooooong time) for both the NES Godzilla and 1954 Godzilla by NECA. They are both awesome in different ways, and it is impossible for me to pick one of them over the other.
A few months ago Steve and I went up to Hillside, NJ to hang out at the NECA Studio with Randy and the rest of the crew. We saw lots of amazing things that day (most of which we can't speak about). When we were walking around the studio I spotted a loose '54 Godzilla. That was my first time seeing it in person, and it was love at first sight. Ever since that moment I have been saying repeatedly how bad I wanted to have it.
That brings me to how I obtained this figure when it's not out yet. Well, sadly, as many of you know my father passed away at the beginning of the month after a courageous eight year battle with Prostate cancer. I worked with my dad so I was lucky enough to see him every day. He wasn't just my dad, or my boss, but my role model and friend. Although, we knew for a long time that this day would come there is no way to really prepare for it. On Sunday, August 2 the time came to say goodbye.
Monday, July 20, 2015
"They like the HEAT dammit, the SPORT. Leave 'em be and in two, three weeks they'll be gone. Mess with them-and god only KNOWS what might happen."