NECA Gears of War 2 Grenadier Elite

Howdy y’all and welcome to my first article for the international cyber sensation that is! The Dark Lord, SamuRon has enlisted my aid to help keep all you plastic maniacs informed and forewarned! So look out below cuz here we go…

Due to a comment made by fellow Fwoosher, RoboKillah I’ve been eyeballing NECA’s Gears of War figures at my local TRU. A few months ago, RoboKillah postulated about how cool the Grenadiers would be to add to his DCUC Apokolips shelf as soldiers for Darkseid. Never one to ignore a good idea I filed that one under “Needs Further Investigation.” Well during the Christmas shopping fun I found myself at TRU and in possession of a little old TRU gift card. Since I had finished up shopping for the kids I decided to give myself a treat and grabbed the last GOW2 Grenadier Elite figure hanging on the pegs.

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Gears of War Series 5 On Sale Next Week

The Gears of War keep turning (ouch, I know, sorry!) with series 5 due next week.  NECA is getting a lot of shelf space at in the new Toys R Us collector areas, with Gears, Player Select, Terminator, Twilight, and more – so I’m guessing we will see this line continue to flourish.  I hope to see NECA continue to upgrade these figures with better articulation, like they did with the COG Soldier.

Grinding The Gears

Gears of War Series 5 takes command!


Granted, we might be biased, but our new Gears of War 2 figures are easily the coolest yet.

The latest installment based on the multi-million-selling Epic game Gears of War 2 is tougher, meaner and packing more firepower than ever before. Just check it out:

Fighting for the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) is Delta Squad Colonel Victor Hoffman. Back in the original Gears, he reinstated Marcus Fenix into the military, and in Gears 2, he’s got an even more integral role to play in the battle against the Locust Horde. Joining Hoffman is an all new version of the COG Soldier with a different helmet and new articulation. Both figures come with unique weaponry.

From the Locust Horde there’s the Beast Rider Grenadier. A new character to Gears 2, the Beast Rider attacks players from on top of his Bloodmount and is notoriously hard to kill. Speaking of, the reckless Boomer is ready to run head-first into certain doom if it means he can take you out with him. Bigger and more dangerous than the usual Locust fighters, Boomer might just be a gamer’s worst nightmare. Like Hoffman and the COG Soldier, both Beast Rider and Boomer come with individualized weapons and are completely new to this line.

Gears of War 2 Series 5 hits shelves next week, and as always, they’ll also be available online at our Amazon storefront.

via || National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc..

NECA Announces Urban Vinyl Gears of War Figures

NECA is the latest toy manufacturer to jump on the urban vinyl bandwagon with its new line of Bastu figures for Gears of War.  In what traditionally has been the realm of niche designer toy makers like Toy2R, Neca’s Batsu joins Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs, McFarlane’s Odd Pods, and Mezco’s Mez-Itz in the mass and specialty markets.  I wonder if Mattel will follow suit with the AttiTUBES they showed at San Diego Comic-Con.

Shifting Gears

NECA announces new BATSU Gears of War figures!

Sure, we’ve got our regular Gears of War figures and they’re awesome, but now things are getting Batsu.

In Japanese, the symbol “batsu,” like the English ‘X’ is used to show something wrong. Like when you get a strike on Family Feud, that’s a batsu. For NECA, it’s a whole new way of experiencing some of your favorite characters and lines, and we’re starting with the three most popular Gears of War combatants in limited production runs (translation: get ’em while you can).

The highly-stylized Batsu versions of Dom, Marcus and The Locust each stand over 5″ tall, are poseable at the neck and shoulders and designed with urban vinyl in mind. They also have the Lancer accessory, and you’ll know them when you see them because of the window box packaging.

Once again, these are limited runs, which means they won’t be around forever. They hit stores next month, so make sure to keep an eye out, and of course they’ll be available online at our Amazon storefront. Keep it tuned to for more info on this and other lines from your favorite games and movies.

via || National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc..

NECA’s Wrap-up of San Diego Comic-Con

NECA has blogged about their San Diego Comic-Con experience.  I’ve included an excerpt of the toy-related stuff, but be sure to follow the link to the entire post, where they cover some of the movie activity (they hosted a signing with the cast and crew of “9”) and even poke a little fun at Randy Falk, their Director of Product Development.

You can see our pics of their booth here: San Diego Comic-Con NECA Pics

NECA Survives San Diego Comic Con 2009

The only wrap-up you’ll ever need.

Well friends, we’ve somehow managed to do it again. NECA has made it through another SDCC. Things on the left coast couldn’t have gone better, to be quite honest. All our exclusives sold well, especially the surprise addition of the Heroclix Thor’s Mighty Chariot (limited quantities are still available on the cheap from us at our Store), we world debuted new figures from BioShock, and unveiled the latest from Gears of War, Army of Two, Twilight: New Moon, Dante’s Inferno, 9, and Boondock Saints — and even showed off our brand new BATSU line of specially designed stylized figures, showing off the likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Insane Clown Posse, Gears of War and Street Fighter!

via || NECA Survives San Diego Comic Con 2009.

San Diego Comic-Con NECA Pics

Visiting the NECA booth last week at San Diego Comic-Con, I was disappointed to not see more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and not until after the show did I find out why. I am not familiar with many of NECA’s licensed video game properties. Sure, I know Street Fighter, but my gaming in my old age is limited to NHL games. Still, there’s lots to appreciate here just from an action figure fan perspective.

Bio Shock – Industrial from really dug these – he hasn’t played the game either.

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