NECA's Day 2 and 3 Comic-Con Reveals Unleash Pinhead, Annabelle, Horror Madballs, Alien, and More

As always, the premium horror toy maker unveiled a ton of new items at this year's convention.

By L.B. Lubomski

The second and third days of San Diego Comic-Con have come and gone for NECA and, with it, more reveals of upcoming horror collectibles for us to get our hands on. One of the most requested figures we’ve wanted was finally announced, as well as a few surprises totally out of left field. Read on to see everything that was confirmed.

Ultimate Pinhead from Hellraiser

The first announcement is that Hellraiser’s Pinhead finally will be getting an ultimate figure made of him! He looks amazing, from the nails in his head down to the details in his leather robes and torture tools, while the inclusion of the Lament configuration is greatly appreciated. Many of us have been waiting a long time to get our hands on this one. Ultimate Pinhead will retail for $32.99 and is set to ship in October of 2019.

Clive Barker’s grisly horror masterpiece returns to NECA!

The leader of the Cenobites himself is the latest addition to the Ultimates line. Pinhead features an all-new sculpt and tons of nightmarish detail, from the pins in his head to the tools of torture dangling over the soft goods vinyl skirt. The figure comes with 2 interchangeable heads and the both open and closed Lament Configuration puzzle boxes.

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Ultimate Annabelle from The Conjuring Universe (Annabelle Comes Home)

The Conjuring’s possessed doll Annabelle is also receiving the ultimate figure treatment, joining the ranks of The Crooked Man. Ultimate Annabelle is based on her appearance in her third solo effort, Annabelle Comes Home, and features her museum doll case from the film with the warning, “positively do not open.” This figure costs $34.99 with an expected release date of December 2019.

NECA expands its horror collection with the second Ultimate figure in The Conjuring Universe line!

The possessed doll Annabelle appears throughout The Conjuring Universe films and in her own spin-off movies. The fully posable figure stands approximately 6” inches tall (7” scale) and replicates the doll’s appearance in Annabelle Comes Home. It features a soft goods skirt and comes with interchangeable heads, her chair and museum doll case accessories.

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Madballs - Horrorballs Series 2

NECA, in conjunction with Kidrobot, is expanding its line of collectible foam Madballs based on horror properties. The Series 2 Horrorballs will add Chucky from Child’s Play, Pennywise from It, and Pinhead from Hellraiser into the mix. The original line-up from 2017 featured Madballs of A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger, Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface, a Predator, and a Xenomorph and Facehugger from the Alien franchise. Each Horrorball retails for $11.99 and you can expect wave 2 to start shipping in November 2019.

Kidrobot x Madballs Horrorballs are expanding on the 2017 release with the triplets of iconic horror – Pennywise, Chucky, and Pinhead!

These monstrous mashups combine the Madballs platform you know and love with the terrifying villains from the IT, Chucky, and Hellraiser franchises. Add all 3 to your collection and make it hauntingly horrorball!

Each sold separately.

Stormtroopers of Death - Sgt. D 8” Clothed Figure

The final figure announced by NECA from their day two line-up is an 8” Mego-style figure of Sgt. D from prominent thrash metal band Stormtroopers of Death. Sgt D was featured on the cover of their debut album, Speak English or Die, and had a song specifically referencing him called “Sargent D and the S.O.D.” Sgt. D will set you back $39.99 and should come marching home in December 2019.

Straight from the cover of S.O.D.’s satirical metal album, the band’s Sgt. D character comes to life as a clothed action figure.

Standing 8 inches tall, the figure comes with removable helmet and rifle accessory.

Alien Ultimate 40th Anniversary Big Chap

As the original Alien turns 40 this year, NECA is celebrating the seminal 1979 sci-fi horror film with its Ultimate Big Chap action figure. Of note, this figure includes an additional Chestburster, Facehugger, and the original egg – the first time this accessory has been made available for purchase by NECA. The 9” Ultimate Big Chap will retail for $34.99 and is set for release in October 2019.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original 1979 movie that shocked audiences and jump-started a legendary film franchise!

We’ve given a deluxe upgrade to the Xenomorph known to fans as “Big Chap,” with an all-new sculpt standing over 9” tall. It has a hinged jaw that opens, revealing an inner mouth that extends for realistic movie action. It has over 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints and a bendable tail, and extra attention has been paid to all the eerie details that made H.R. Giger’s designs for Alien so mesmerizing.

Also included are chestburster and facehugger accessories and—for the very first time—the 1979 egg, which has a tentacled base.

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Alien 40th Anniversary ¼ Scale Big Chap

NECA is also creating an updated 1/4 scale version of the Big Chap. He lacks the accessories of his 9” Ultimate counterpart, but makes up for that with the incredible size (standing at over 22” tall) and detail, including a hinged jaw to showcase the inner mouth and a completely bendable tail. The 1/4 Big Chap will also feature special packaging in a throwback to the original 1979 Kenner Alien figure. The item will retail for $124.99 with an expected release date in November 2019.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original 1979 movie that shocked audiences and jump-started a legendary film franchise!

We’ve given a deluxe upgrade to the Xenomorph known to fans as “Big Chap,” with an all-new sculpt standing over 22” tall. It has a hinged jaw that opens, revealing an inner mouth that extends for realistic movie action. It has over 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints and a bendable tail, and extra attention has been paid to all the eerie details that made H.R. Giger’s designs for Alien so mesmerizing.

The packaging is a special tribute to the 1979 Kenner Alien figure!

Alien 3 Ultimate Dog Alien

Last up for the day, we have an updated Ultimate Dog Alien action figure from 1992’s Alien 3. This figure features much better articulation than the previous release as well as an extra Queen Burster and Chestburster. The Ultimate Dog Alien figure will cost you $34.99 and is also set for release in October.

Back by popular demand and better than ever, it’s the Dog Alien from 1992’s Alien 3!

The canine Xenomorph has received the deluxe treatment, with an all-new sculpt featuring improved articulation (over 30 points!), including an extendable inner mouth and bendable tail. The Dog Alien is over 9” long, and comes with a coiled Queen burster with stand and a chestburster.

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There you have your second and third days of NECA’s San Diego Comic-Con reveals. The convention continues on until Monday, so hopefully we will see more horror release announcements in the coming days. Now, we pass off the question to you: will you be adding any of these figures to your growing collection? What other products do you want to see from NECA moving forward?

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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