With Halloween very nearly upon us I thought this would be an excellent moment to showcase this recent flea market find. Admittedly it will be quite a few years before this 2005 NECA figure celebrating The Crow movie character Eric Draven can properly be described as “vintage”, but he is such a stunning figure I couldn’t resist adding him to my collection. The tragic and untimely death of Brandon Lee in an on-set firearms accident during filming of the final scenes of the 1994-released movie … [Read more...]
Merry Christmas from Santa Gizmo!
As a special exception I couldn't resist featuring a brand new action figure for Christmas this year. I'm a huge Gremlins fan – it's my favourite Christmas movie – and this NECA Santa Gizmo figure is a wonderful addition to any Gremlins collection! Released as a Toys ‘R’ Us Exclusive this 7 inch special edition Gizmo figure is a perfect movie-likeness to how Gizmo appeared in the original Joe Dante Gremlins movie released in 1984. LJN Toys created a wonderful vintage figure at the time, but … [Read more...]
NECA to release the creepiest action figure ever!
This may well be one of the creepiest action figures ever! NECA have excelled themselves this time with a brand new action figure featuring a startling likeness of Linda Blair in her legendary role as Regan MacNeil in full-on demonic possession mode in The Exorcist! Regan is featured tied to her bed and with the press of a button, you can activate a motorized 360-degree spinning head rotation and replicate the famous movie scene, accompanied by demonic noises and sounds from the film. … [Read more...]
Edward sparkles and Jacob goes shirtless in series 2 Twilight action figures!
After the enormously popular Jacob Black action figure released last year to coincide with the second movie in the Twilight Saga - New Moon - based on Stephanie Meyer's best-selling vampire teen-romance, NECA have wasted no time in releasing Series 2 with variants that are sure to drive fans wild! These 7 inch, fully poseable figures feature a shirtless Jacob Black, which is well up to NECA's usual high standards with an excellent movie-accurate likeness of actor Taylor Lautner. … [Read more...]
Santa Jack from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’
Christmas is almost upon us so here's a seasonal look at a classic Christmas-themed action figure – Santa Jack from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, released in NECA's second wave of 7 inch action figures for the film. For those of you who haven't seen the stop motion masterpiece, Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, a creature more skilled at spreading terror during Halloween than joy at Christmas time! This all changes when he accidentally discovers Christmas … [Read more...]
Horror movie action figure icons for Halloween!
October 31st will soon be upon us so here's a timely look at some spooky vintage action figures and a few of the best horror movie icons to have been immortalized as toys over the years. Happy Halloween! Hannibal Lecter NECA have to be hands down one of the best action figure producers for really nailing movie likenesses. The wonderful 7 inch Silence of the Lambs action figure of Anthony Hopkins in his Academy Award-winning performance as Hannibal Lecter was issued as part of their Cult … [Read more...]
Happy Birthday John Lennon!
Today, 9th October, would have been John Lennon's 69th birthday. Whilst many news blogs remember the day he was shot dead in New York on 8th December, 1980, Yoko Ono continues to celebrate his birthday with tribute events and the Imagine Peace project. Inevitably like all iconic figures and heroes of popular culture, John Lennon has also been remembered in the form of action figures in recent years, most notably in the stunning lifelike sculpt by NECA, available in both 7 inch and luxury 18 … [Read more...]