We dare you to say his name five times! Over on their Facebook page, NECA revealed a new eight-inch action figure of Tony Todd as the infamous “Candyman”.
This iconic horror character is now being given the MEGO-style treatment by NECA, complete with fabric clothes and his notorious hook hand.
NECA’s clothed action figure features the likeness of legend Tony Todd in two forms – interchangeable heads allow regular and bee-covered expressions. The figure also has an elaborate soft goods coat and comes with an attachable “bee swarm” chest.
The photos you see here are all pending licensor approval, which means these are not necessarily the final sculpt you will get once it is released. I am sure we will see more updates as we get closer to the time period these hit shelves.
The figure will be packaged in a window box, which has yet to be revealed.
U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) announced today the expansion of its licensing agreement with Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). For the first time ever, NECA’s distribution agreement will include international markets, allowing its bestselling TMNT action figures and collectibles to be sold in dozens of countries around the world from Asia to Europe to South America.
NECA first acquired the TMNT license in 2016 and has produced an expansive line of collector products based on the franchise’s movies and animated series, including action figures, prop replicas, accessories, collectibles and more. Until now, NECA items have only been available in the U.S., and this expansion into international markets will bring NECA’s TMNT product to fans around the world.
“Bringing our Turtle product to fans worldwide is something we have wanted for years. Thanks to our great partnership with Nickelodeon, we are so grateful to finally give loyal international Turtle fans – who have been supporting our TMNT line since its inception – an opportunity to collect this fantastic range,” said Randy Falk, NECA’s director of product development.
NECA is a leading creator, marketer, and global distributor of licensed consumer products based on some of the world’s most recognizable movies, video games, comic books, and pop culture. The NECA group of companies includes game developer and publisher WizKids, urban vinyl icon Kidrobot, and Joseph Enterprises, Inc., the creator of Chia Pet, The Clapper and other iconic American products.
This may be the most anticipated toy-line of 2019… okay, maybe not, but I know a ton of people who don’t collect toys that are totally going to buy these. When NECA first announced and revealed the prototypes for these MEGO-style Golden Girls figures, the internet exploded. Over a year later, the hype remains, and the demand will be enormous.
Today, NECA posted pics on their Facebook page of the packages for the figures.
Sophia has the iconic cheesecake, but luckily the back of each box includes a pic of their favorite late-night snack.
Don’t sleep on these figures, as they are going to be extremely hot. I have a feeling these will be just as hard to find as the NECA TMNT figures in Target.
Underestimating something as mainstream as Golden Girls would be a mistake, and I expect scalpers to be hunting these down hard! If you see one of these toys in the wild, rescue it from their clutches – and if you don’t want it for yourself, send it to us!
The Golden Girls figures are due out in stores this May.
According to Toy Ark, so far it seems it’s the cartoon versions of the Turtles, specifically the two-packs, but perhaps the movie turtles will soon join them. We will update this post once we have more info about additional lines headed across the globe.
In space, no one can hear you play with toys. Today, we review the Scorpion Alien figure by NECA, based on the vintage 90s Kenner line of “Aliens” figures.
This particular figure, along with Apone (which we also reviewed here), were my first ever Aliens toys growing up as a kid. While the nostalgia is strong with these, this Scorpion Alien is a five-star figure that has made me officially want to buy this entire line from NECA. Watch the video see why!
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One of my favorite toy lines as a kid was Kenner’s “Aliens” line. NECA has revived that line with their Aliens license, and brought us a modernized version, done with their superb sculpting and using the vintage Kenner look.
This Apone, which features an amazing sculpt of actor Al Matthews, is definitely going to be a contender for figure of the year. Even if you never played with this toy as a kid and have no nostalgia for it, this figure is perfect in so many ways. Watch the review to find out why!
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We were at NY Toy Fair 2019, and saw a ton of things. Here is our review and discussion of some of the things we saw, what we liked, what we didn’t like, best surprises and biggest disappointments!
Check out the video below:
Some of the highlights include our looks at booths from NECA, Super7, Mezco, McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles, Playmobil, and more. Plus, discussion on what happened to action figures for girls, the retro gaming arcade craze with a look at four different booths making them, and some of our favorite indy booths.
Quick note: We had the wrong price for the Super Impulse Micro Arcade. We said it would be $11 but that is the wholesale price – retail will be $19.99 – 24.99.
It was a long weekend, but it was a great one. Four days of lugging around camera equipment through the Javits center, back pain, herniated discs, dehydration – all worth it to see the brand new products on display during NY Toy Fair 2019!
This was my 10th year covering the industry-only event (my first time was for Tomopop in 2009), and it was an interesting year in many ways. This was the first year without a Toys ‘R’ Us of any kind, and every company was affected by this loss, no matter how big or small they were.
In spite of that, many companies had a strong showing this year, focusing on quality more than quantity. Our extensive coverage this year broke a personal record for me, resulting in nearly 60 videos and live streams in five days.
I randomly decided on Saturday morning to start doing live streams in addition to how I normally cover the event. It was a learning experience for me, since I had never done this before ever, and something I plan to do more often. The first booth I did was Lego, and you can see how much I resemble a deer in headlights.
Once I got my feet wet, I decided to keep going and went to my first stop at every Toy Fair – NECA. They always have so much great stuff, from Aliens to horror franchises, and now Godzilla and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is one of my personal favorites, and I can also brag to you and say that I have the Sgt. Apone and Scorpion Alien now, so expect reviews of that very soon.
Here is part three of my coverage of Super7, which includes a look at some of my most anticipated Toy Fair figures – the Toxie from Toxic Cruasders, and the Masters of the Universe figures based on the original live action movie!
This was another video I enjoyed making, although we did not live stream this one due to my data plan being dead. Zach Oat walked us through all the new stuff from Diamond Select, and there were a lot of winners this year. I love their Marvel and DC lines, in particular the X-Men action figures. I will be definitely picking up their Psylocke, who debuted during the event.
They also had new action figures and statues from Westworld, Castlevania, Sonic the Hedgehog, John Wick, Godzilla. Also, for the first time ever, DST has Star Wars products, thanks to their purchase of Gentle Giant.
The Overwatch figures have been my most anticipated reveal for this event, and they did not disappoint. Wave 1 includes Tracer, Sombra, Mercy, Phara, Ana, Lucio, Blackwatch Reaper, and Soldier 76. We will also be getting a deluxe Reinhardt with his enormous shield.
Heads up, my video is the only one to show what the back of the figures look like. I know it’s a weird thing to brag about, but I’m happy I got to see every part of these toys.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Boss Fight Studio in the house, and also very excited. This was their first year at the trade show, but they have been making waves for years now. It was great to see the Bucky O’Hare figures in person, as well as the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. I see so many 1/18 collectors raving about.
I had to check out Playmobil, especially since they had the new Ghostbusters sets on display. We got a first look at the Ecto-1A, and it will be one of my favorite vehicles of the year.
We reviewed the Playmobil Ecto-1 when that first came out and were in love with it, along with the rest of the line, but the Ecto-1A is even better. I could not believe not only how good it looked, but how impressive the lights and sounds were. And wait until you see how they did the marquees on the side of the car.
This year, we decided to do an unboxing with the founder of the company, and we learned a lot of new things about who the company is and what they hope to accomplish. This company was there before Hasbro and Mattel jumped in and tried to make action figures for girls, and while those two companies have seemingly given up on that notion – IAmElemental perseveres.
The folks at New Wave Toys really impressed me with their 1/6 scale fully-functional arcade cabinets. Best of all, the Street Fighter 2 mini-cabinet has a second player controller hidden in the back. The game looks good and really does work – I even tried it myself in the video.
Hardcore gamers will enjoy the challenge of trying to beat the game on something this small, and also the authenticity of the appearance of these cabinets.
I am an avid collector of Mattel’s WWE figures, and I drooled at seeing the debuts here. It was a royal rumble of new figures, including more Retro figures, and the first look at their new Ultimate figures. That series will launch with a new Ronda Rousey and WCW Halloween Havoc Ultimate Warrior, which will be must-haves for my collection.
Finally, check out my live stream with Quantum Mechanix. This was a company that a lot of folks had never heard about while I was streaming, and I am happy to be the first to share the company with them.
These guys make very cool prop replicas, ships, 12-inch action figures and other things, but what I love the most is their Q-Figs. Imagine a Funko Pop, but now imagine it with better sculpting and storytelling involved in the pose and setting of the cute characters. Check out the video to see what I mean.
This is not everything we saw, of course, but a good portion of it.
I also enjoyed seeing the new Ectotron Transformer in person, and consider myself very lucky to have grabbed a pre-order before they sold out. Likewise, while I am not a big Marvel Legends collector, they are going to be hard to resist in 2019, especially with their Alex Ross inspired line.
We also checked out the new products from Star Wars, Marvel Legends, Power Rangers, Fortnite, Playmates, Wicked Cool Toys, Cryptozoic, Mego, McFarlane Toys, Kotobukiya, Arcade1Up, Jazwares, and many more, so check out this link to browse all of our videos.
Stay tuned for our Toy Fair 2019 wrap-up review video coming early next week!
Check out all the new toys we saw at NECA’s booth during NY Toy Fair 2019. Featured here are toys from Karate Kid, Golden Girls, It, Alien: Resurrection, Halloween, Alien VS Predator, Friday the 13th, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla (classic and new movie), and more.
We also did two live streams with them of everything in the booth (including some things not shown here) – one on Saturday during the show, and another the following day with a booth rep (video quality is rough in that one, but audio is very good and informative).
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