NECA's New Horror Releases Will Murder Your Wallet

Here's your round-up of everything revealed by NECA at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

By L.B. Lubomski

It's no secret that toy company NECA has been absolutely killing it lately with their action figure releases, particularly in the realm of horror. It seems like every few days we are reporting on a newly announced figure, accessory pack, or collectible. Fortunately for us, we don't mind because NECA always does it right and in such high-quality fashion, throwing in a few surprise releases for good measure.

Of course, this year's San Diego Comic-Con gave the company an opportunity to showcase even more of their upcoming releases and fans will not be disappointment. Here's your round-up of everything horror showcased by NECA at SDCC 2018.

Ultimate Stripe from Gremlins

First up, we have Stripe, the memorable leader of the evil Gremlins from the original 1984 film. As per NECA's usual formula, this "ultimate" figure features a number of accessories.

From the original 1984 Gremlins movie! Any fans of the Gremlins movies knows the rules: keep them out of sunlight, don’t get them wet, and never feed them after midnight. Follow them and you’ll enjoy a cute and friendly little Mogwai… Fail, and you’ll be faced with some pretty dangerous characters, like Stripe, the leader of the evil Gremlins.

This Ultimate 7” scale figure (stands approximately 6” tall) features an all new head with Stripe’s signature white mohawk and an all new body with over 25 points of articulation, including ears and jaw. For maximum mayhem, he comes with chainsaw, skateboard with rolling wheels, saw blade, and interchangeable hands.

Packaged in a collector-friendly window box with opening flap.

Stripe is set for release later this year in December, just in time for the holidays.

Ultimate Chucky and Tiffany 2-Pack from Bride of Chucky

NECA is throwing some love to the Child's Play franchise with this excellent 2-pack of serial-killer-turned-doll Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray and his girlfriend Tiffany as seen in Bride of Chucky. This release features an impressive number of accessories and swappable parts, allowing collectors to stage pretty much any scene from the film that they want.

From the hilarious horror film Bride of Chucky! The world’s most notorious doll is back on the rampage, but this time he’s met his match… his old flame Tiffany, who with marriage in mind rescues his parts from a police impound and breathes new life into the little guy.

This Ultimate action figure 2-pack includes Chucky and Tiffany, who features a fabric skirt and an extra set of removable arms so she can wear her iconic leather jacket. The set also includes tons of accessories to recreate the movie’s best scenes: 6 interchangeable heads, 2 shovels, 2 pistols, 2 knives, bottle, baster, necklace and more! The figures stand 4″ tall and have over 20 points of articulation.

Collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

Chucky and Tiffany are also coming in December.

Ultimate Michael Myers from Halloween

Another particularly exciting piece of news from the convention comes from the Halloween franchise. After a decade without the license, Michael Myers is coming home with this stunningly-detailed action figure based on his appearance in the new film.

Michael Myers returns to NECA’s action figure line!

Based on his appearance in the thrilling new Halloween movie, this all new Michael stands over 7” tall and has received the Ultimate treatment, with over 25 points of articulation and tons of accessories. The Ultimate Michael Myers figure comes with 2 heads, knife, hammer, jack o’ lantern, interchangeable hands and more.

Comes in display-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

Michael is set for release this November, just in time for the new Halloween film's release. Sadly, this comes with a little bit of bad news that we have learned via Twitter. At this time, NECA can only make figures based on this newest iteration. We assume that licensing issues are behind this, preventing from redoing versions of Michael Myers from the older films in the series.

We hope that they are able to get those rights back in the future, as we'd love to see some more breathtaking Michael action figure variants.

Ultimate Kratos and Atreus 2-Pack from God of War (2018)

NECA is celebrating the critical and commercial success of this year's God of War sequel by releasing a 2-pack of Kratos and his son Atreus. While not a horror game, this one was too cool not to include, especially for fans of the franchise. That includes many of us here at Dead Entertainment.

After a decade of bestselling God of War games, it is a new beginning for Kratos. His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive – and teach his son to do the same.

This Ultimate 7” scale action figure 2-pack includes Kratos and his son Atreus. Kratos features a new aggressive head sculpt, new Mimir head on right hip, new gauntlets, new hands, new collapsed shield, new blades, and new fire and frost effects for weapons and hands, as well as 36 points of articulation. The all-new Atreus has over 25 points of articulation and comes with bow and arrows.

Packaged in a display-friendly deluxe window box with opening flap.

This God of War 2-pack is set for release in November.

Ofelia from Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth

Ofelia from Pan's Labyrinth will receive a release as a part of the Guillermo del Toro Signature Collection, which included a con-exclusive figure of the director himself.

NECA’s new collaboration with renowned movie director Guillermo Del Toro brings select characters from Del Toro’s films to life in premium action figure format with deluxe added elements.

From the dark fantasy film Pan’s Labyrinth, the young Ofelia stands approximately 5” tall, is fully articulated and comes with detailed accessories from the movie, including three different fairies, key, book, and a small pillar with removable eye.

Collectible deluxe window box packaging.

This Ofelia figure will make its way to your collection this November.

Kenner Tribute Assortment from Terminator 2

Back in the early 1990s, when Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released, toy makers Kenner released a series of action figures based on the movie. NECA is paying homage to those classic toys by creating fully-articulated, modern updates based on those classic designs, featuring the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) with a claw arm, the T-1000 (Robert Patrick), who also changes color when submerged in water, a Terminator Endoskeleton soldier, and young John Connor (Edward Furlong).

Enjoy a blast from the past with three figures dedicated to the classic Kenner Terminator 2 toys of the early 1990s! Taking inspiration from those designs, our team has transformed these Kenner classics into modern versions with all of today’s detail and articulation.

Power Arm T-800 features a detailed weapons arm with interchangeable missile launcher and grabbing claw attachments. White Hot T-1000 changes color when dunked in water, just like the original version. Metal Mash Endoskeleton features working pistons and comes with a plasma rifle accessory. Each figure stands approximately 7” tall and is fully articulated.

Clamshell packaging.

This awesome throwback assortment will be released in December of 2018. The John Connor figure is especially cool since NECA was able to acquire the likeness of Edward Furlong.

"Deluxe Assassin Predator" from The Predator

NECA showcased an early prototype figure nicknamed the "Deluxe Assassin Predator" from their upcoming line based on Shane Black's The Predator.

There is very little information available for this particular figure other than some images snapped by the folks over at ToyArk. However, it is still a very cool figure and gives fans a few more hints as to what might be happening in the upcoming film.

Wrap-Up

There you have it, that's all of the upcoming horror releases showcased at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Which releases have you the most excited and are must-haves for your collection? At this rate, we are all going to need second jobs in order to scare up the money for all of these excellent figures!

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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