Glow-in-the-dark Terminator is homage to the classic Kenner line
NECA is going retro with a couple of its Con exclusives. The SDCC Unofficial Blog got the first look at the Terminator 2 Retro Endoglow Endoskeleton (that’s a mouthful) which will debut at San Diego Comic-Con this July. While the packaging harkens back to the Kenner Terminator 2 line from the 90’s, the figure itself has got modern-day sculpt and articulation from NECA. Even if you’re not a fan of the GITD gimmick, it’s just a paint app that’s unnoticeable in normal light, so this figure should fit in nicely with your Terminator figures from previous NECA runs. And since Terminator: Genisys opens this July, with the iconic Terminator endoskeletons virtually unchanged from their earlier incarnations, this could be the start of your Terminator army if you don’t have one yet.
Coming this winter to CustomCon 38 is an all new series of Star Wars action figures, the Kenner Collection! This series of retro styled figures is being created as a continuation of the original Star Wars line from the 1980’s, and will consist of figures that were never made in the vintage series. Featuring characters from both the movies and the expanded universe, no corner of the Star Wars multiverse is off limits.
Series 1, available exclusively at CustomCon 38, will consist of 8 figures: Mongo Beefhead Tribesman, Rebel Trooper, Grand Moff Tarkin, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Captain Pellaeon, Biggs Darklighter, Jek Porkins, and Y-Wing Pilot.
Most folks have taken down their lights and packed away their Christmas decorations for the year, but AFP reader Macas sent in a story from his childhood that put me right back in the holiday spirit. It’s a story about the one toy that would make or break his Christmas – and change his life forever. He now makes a living as a toy dealer, buying and selling toy collections, so he’s living the dream!
Spoiler alert – no tongues get stuck to flagpoles, but I can’t promise he didn’t shoot his eye out with a laser blaster.
While we’re on the subject of custom action figures, did you happen to catch CustomCon 36 last week, right here at AFP? Without further ado, here’s the complete index for the three day show that featured twenty one entries: