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Friday, 3 March 2017

The Top 10 Toy Fair Reveals Of 2017 : NECA Edition

Here it is, our countdown of the Top 10 Toy Fair Reveals from NECA for 2017! Once again, we have separated them from the rest as we feel they really are a cut above when it comes to everything from their amazing products to their top notch fan communication and customer service. 
Let's take a look at some of the premium plastic our favorite collectibles company bestowed upon The Big Apple last month...
#10 - Ash vs. Evil Dead Ashy Slashy Puppet - We'll kick things off with this hilarious prop replica based off of Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead. The Ashy Slashy puppet is guaranteed to make each day demented, and comes right out of the asylum episodes of the hit TV show. NECA has created a fully functional puppet complete with poseable arms and a little chainsaw of his very own! Standing about 15" tall, this foul-mouthed little friend is sure to provide hours of fun for fans and collectors alike! Look for Ashy to arrive at retail this coming July!
Why We Love It: How can you not love a replica of Ash's potty-mouthed little doppelganger? Just do us a favor and keep things G rated when you do get one, huh?
#9 - A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Quarter Scale Freddy Krueger - What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dream Warriors than with this incredibly detailed Quarter Scale Freddy figure? He stands 18" tall and features interchangeable heads and chests to recreate different parts of the movie. If that's not enough, Freddy sports over 25 points of articulation for plenty of posing options and comes to you in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging. Bottom line here: If you're a fan of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, you're going to want to add this horrific horror icon to your collection! 
Why We Love It: NECA has proven time and again that they sure knows how to celebrate the milestone anniversaries of these iconic films, and this Quarter Scale Freddy figure is no exception to the rule!
#8 - Child's Play Clothed Chucky - Standing 5.5" tall, this murderous little doll finally joins NECA's line of retro clothed action figures! Chucky features a full range of articulation, rooted hair and includes everything from a baseball bat, voodoo knife, regular knife and Good Guys hammer accessories. And everything comes to you in collector-friendly clamshell packaging!
Why We Love It: This one seems long overdue in the clothed figure line, and NECA has pulled out all the stops to give fans of this classic horror franchise something truly special!
 #7 - Aliens Series 11 Joan Lambert - NECA's next series of Aliens action figures adds another familiar face from Ridley Scott's 1979 classic in Joan Lambert. Navigator of the USCSS Nostromo, she stands approximately 7” tall and features the likeness of Veronica Cartwright. Additionally, the figure comes complete with two heads, a removable helmet and a flashlight accessory. Aliens fans will surely be clamoring to get their hands on this one - especially those looking to complete their Nostromo crew display.

Why We Love It: One can never have too many Nostromo crew members. NECA has added another crucial addition to their best-selling Aliens line and we couldn't be happier about it.
#6 - Aliens Series 11 Kenner Alien Warrior - Continuing on with the Aliens theme we have the Alien Warrior. This one serves as a throwback to the classic Kenner line from 1992 and, like that classic action figure, is cast in translucent blue plastic. The Alien Warrior also stands 9" tall and features over 30 points of articulation - including a bendable tail. 
Why We Love It: Translucent action figures are awesome, plus can't get enough blue Aliens.
#5 - Aliens Series 11 Defiance Alien - The terrifying and unique Defiance Alien comes straight out of the comic book mini-series from Dark Horse and features a brand new head sculpt, stands 9" tall and features over 30 points of articulation for plenty of posing options. 

Why We Love It: We love unique takes on the classic Xenomorph design, and NECA has nailed this Dark Horse creation in near complete plastic perfection! Seriously, it looks like this thing was ripped right out of the pages of the Dark Horse comic book!
#4 - Rocky & Mickey Brisk Maquettes - Created from the original puppets once owned by Sylvester Stallone, these awesome statues are based off the classic Brisk Iced Tea commercial that sees Rocky engaging in the fight of his life and going the distance once again - with a little help from a refreshing beverage, that is. Rocky stands approximately 12” tall and has fabric boxing shorts. Mickey stands approximately 10” tall and features fabric hat and clothing. Both statues are in accurate scale to each other and have movable eyes that can be positioned in various directions. Each statue comes with a display base. These limited edition maquettes are a must-own for any Rocky fan!

Why We Love It: We love Rocky and these limited edition statues really pack a serious punch! These will surely make a fun and unique addition to any fan's collection!
And for those who've never seen it, be sure to check out the awesome Lipton Brisk Iced Team commercial featuring the Italian Stallion posted in the player below...
#3 - Marvel Quarter Scale Daredevil - While we may prefer DC over Marvel any day of the week, we couldn't help but get excited when this Quarter Scale comic book based Daredevil figure was revealed! The Man Without Fear stands 18" tall, features over 30 points of articulation, an astonishing level of detail and plenty of accessories including an alternate Matt Murdock head, removed cowl, batons, interchangeable hands, and more. If you're a Marvel fan, you're going to want this amazing action figure in your collection!

Why We Love It: The Man Without Fear gets the ultimate comic book based action figure and comes loaded with enough goodies to take on anything Hell's Kitchen would dare throw in his path!
#2 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Quarter Scale Leonardo - Straight out of the classic 1990's movie comes Leonardo, the fearless leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The figure stands 16.5” tall and features 30 points of articulation, including double elbow joints, to fully showcase his stealthy moves. Highly detailed and accurate to the version seen in the film, Leonardo comes complete with katana accessories that fit in scabbards on the back of his shell, unbroken mutagen canister, slice of pizza (no anchovies) and interchangeable hands.
Why We Love It: Looking as though he was taken right out of the Jim Henson Creature Shop, Leonardo is just too radical to pass up and is a must-own for fans of the Heroes In A Half Shell. 

#1 - DC Comics Versus Sets - Like you couldn't see this one coming from a mile away, right? NECA has accomplished the unthinkable and will be releasing a brand new line of 2-packs based off of some of the most exciting comic book mash-ups from throughout the 1990's! And they're kicking things off with the Batman/Joker Alien set! Based off of the 1997 Batman/Aliens comic book mini-series co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse, this exciting set features two brand new, comic book based figures, both with over 30 points of articulation. Batman features a fabric cape, and the Joker Alien has a bendable tail and one of the coolest paint jobs we have ever seen on a NECA Alien figure. But, this is just the first offering in the new DC Comics Versus line as this Fall we will also be getting a Superman/Alien set based off of the classic mash-up from Dan Jurgens and, our personal favorite, the Armored Batman/Predator set based off of the pulse-pounding crossover from DC Comics and Dark Horse that sees The Dark Knight showing an unsuspecting and determined Yautja that Gotham already has a predator of its own - and he'll stop anyone who threatens his beloved city! Each set will feature two fully articulated action figures, complete with character specific accessories and all encased in collector-friendly window-box packaging! Clearly it's easy to see why these awesome sets were the crown jewel of the NECA Toy Fair display for 2017!
Why We Love It: NECA has made our dreams come true by combining our two most favorite licenses into exciting action figure multipacks that we never thought would see the light of day! 
You can also check out some snapshots of the other two DC Comics Versus sets posted below thanks to our friends over at Toyark!

And so, our countdown reaches an end for yet another year. NECA once again made sure they brought their A-Game to New York City and showed why they stand above the competition year in and year out! It's evident that 2017 is going to be another excellent and exciting year for fans and collectors alike!

What did you think of our countdown of the Top 10 NECA Toy Fair Reveals for 2017?

Do you agree with what we've showcased here, or did we miss something?

Be sure to let us know, we always appreciate comments and feedback from the fans.

See you next year!
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