While I didn’t speak to anyone at the NECA booth (everyone looked very busy), I did take some pictures of their action figures in HeroClix, Player Select video games, and movie license categories, excluding Harry Potter and Twilight. Sorry, fans of those two franchises – I couldn’t bring myself to do it. 😀
Now, I don’t collect HeroClix, but I’m glad to see that being brought into the NECA fold has them alive and kicking. Hagop said it best when he said that he should have been collecting these all along instead of the other lines he’s got – because they don’t take up a lot of space, and they’ve made every possible character already.
I hadn’t heard that they were making Halo HeroClix – that should be a fun addition to the game.
Player Select keeps chugging along, powered by some pretty good video game franchises. Gears of War and BioShock have recent hit sequels. The video game licenses for figures has gotten a little tougher though, recently, with DC Direct getting into the franchises in a big way.
Movie Licensed Figures
I’ve always liked NECA’s figures for the movies, and their powerhouse lines of Twilight and Harry Potter will keep them going, despite my distaste for those franchises. But I’m glad that there’s action in the movie licenses that I’ve got more interest in. I was surprised to see Jonah Hex figures here – I thought those would go to DC Direct by default. The Megan Fox likeness is stronger here than it was on the DC Direct bust I saw. Clash of the Titans is new, and more Predators and Terminators is always a good thing. I’m psyched for the T-1000 – the Robert Patrick likeness is dead on.