As everyone knows, one of our most popular lines is our figures based on characters from the Predator films. Try as we might, we have been unable to secure actor likeness for Dutch’s team from the first movie. We’re not going to let that stop us from bringing you a team of mercenaries to help Dutch fight/get killed by the predator, so we’ve gotten the rights to the next best thing: the 1988 Italian knock-off of Predator, Robowar.
Starring Reb Brown doing what Reb Brown does best: screaming incoherently and shooting things wildly. It’s basically Predator… except with a robot instead of an alien, and a boat instead of a choppah. That’s about it.
If you are looking to customize your own Kick Ass 2 gear, now’s the time to do it. NECA is offering free shipping this weekend for their Kick Ass 2 3D Store – it’s basically a front end to Spreadshirt, one of the online print-on-demand stores – they happen to be my favorite of the bunch. The main difference here is that instead of creating your own bootleg t-shirts and such, this will all be above board and licensed.
I haven’t seen the movie, and was a little discouraged by what I saw online – I’d rather rely on word of mouth than reviews, but I can’t help what happens to pop up in the browser. Anyways, you guys can help – if you saw it, please let me know if it’s worth it to see while it’s still on the big screen. Thanks!
FREE SHIPPING on all purchases from the new Kick Ass 2 3D Store with promo code “KA2FREESHIP” !! Use the 3D features to design shirts, hats, and more with your favorite characters!
Offer valid through Sunday, August 25 (midnight PST) so head over to http://kickass2.mock.com and start designing today!
With its expansion into quarter scale figures, NECA has been able to add Marvel and DC movies (even the Batman classic TV series spawned a movie) to its impressive array of licensed action figures. They continue to own classic movies from my youth in the 7-inch scale, expanding its Alien, Predator, Robocop, Gremlins, and more. With the Lone Ranger, Kick-Ass, and Pacific Rim, they’re getting their piece of modern hits too.
On the video game front, they seem focused on Valve games. It’s interesting that they’re Valve split the figure license between NECA and 3A Toys – NECA has 7-inch scale and 3A has 12-inch. The Portal 2 robots are an example of figures that will be available in both scales. With Team Fortress 2, NECA has a broader assortment.
Fans of Playmates’ World of Springfield figures get a new assortment of Simpsons, as NECA has partnered with Fox on a line of 25 of the most iconic guest stars to celebrate 25 seasons of the long-running series. [/Ron]
If you want the jump on Kick-Ass 2 action figures ahead of their planned release with the movie in August, then you’ll have to get your ass (or someone else’s) to San Diego Comic-Con, where the first of NECA’s line of Kick-Ass 2 figures will be available. And as a bonus, the SDCC versions will come with special packaging more aligned with the film’s R rating – they’ll be devoid of any censoring. To make the general release more retail friendly, any mentions of Kick-Ass and the Mother Fucker will appear on the regular packaging as KA and MFer.
It’s difficult to tell with the others, but I’m glad to see that Kick-Ass has got a lot more articulation than the one that NECA made for the first movie. That one was closer to a statue, while this one has Mattel hips, articulation in the torso, and elbros. That’s a big step up.