NECA has raised the bar on its product photography with a stunning pictorial of its upcoming first wave of figures from its Dawn of the Planet of the Apes line. Ceasar, Maurice, and Koba look to have some fantastic sculpted and painted details. Personally, I was hoping for a little more mobility from the articulation (these are apes, after all) – while there’s a lot of points of articulation, it looks like some movement is hindered by the sculpt.
Still, articulated monkeys, especially at NECA’s retail price point, should be a welcome addition to many toy collections. These hit shelves in May.
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The reveals for NECA’s Planet of the Apes classic series are coming faster than Charlton Heston picking up the hottest mute chick on the planet. It’s all damn, dirty apes, for series 1. We’ll find out more at Toy Fair. Stay tuned!
Check out the new Planet of the Apes – Classic Series 1!
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We knew that NECA had picked up the license for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but somehow missed that they’ve also got the rights for the classic films. They’ve shared two teasers so far of the classic line to arrive this summer. The Dr. Zaius shown is the paint master.
I’m wondering if this means we’ll be getting figures of Taylor or Nova, and not just those damn, dirty apes.
I am a sucker for action figures of primates – one day I’ll have to gather up all of the gorillas I’ve managed to acquire and take some pictures. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the last movie installment in 2011, had some nicely articulated action figures of Caesar and Koba from a company called Hiya, but at the time they seemed a little expensive… a couple of years of price creep later and they don’t seem that way now.
But with NECA picking up the license for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, chances are we’ll see great sculpt, although I’m worried we might see a little bit less on the articulation side. I’ll just have to squint at that Sneak Peek video to try to see some more.
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