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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 Amazon.com 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!
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 TheFwoosh.com really dug these – he hasn’t played the game either.
NECA has posted packaged pictures of the exclusives they’ll have at San Diego Comic-Con, from their Street Fighter, Dead Space, GoW, Coraline, and TMNT licenses.
For those curious to our earlier report that April O’Neil would be released in blue at SDCC and in different colors for retail, TNI has posted pictures of April in green and yellow jumpsuits.
Hey, Nice Package
NECA’s SDCC Exclusives Show Off The Goods
In case you needed some last-minute convincing to get your booty headed in the direction of San Diego Comic Con this week, July 22-26, to be exact, here’s an advance look at NECA’s exclusives in their packaging. This way you know what to go for as you’re shoving everyone else out of the way. Dig it if you dare, and don’t forget the details:
Street Fighter 4 Guile in Charlie Costume
Based on the DLC Classic Costume Pack from Street Fighter 4, Guile pays tribute to his war buddy Charlie by donning his classic costume. This figure features over 30 points of articulation, interchangeable hands, and a newly sculpted torso and vest.
Dead Space Isaac Clarke in Unitology Suit
Isaac comes with LED Lights on the mask and spine, more than 20 points of articulation and the Unitology version of the Cutter weapon (not pictured). He features unique deco to recreate his Unitology Suit from the Dead Space video game.
Gears of War Lambent Locust Grenadier
An exclusive version of the Locust, mutated from prolonged exposure to Imulsion. The convention special Lambent Grenadier features a translucent head, torso and upper arms, with all new deco to recreate the Lambent ranks of the Locust and the Gnasher shotgun.
TMNT April O’Neil with Mousers
NECA proudly presents this special edition April O’Neil action figure, based on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. April is fully poseable and comes with two menacing Mouser villains with articulated jaws. Celebrate 25 years of TMNT with this exclusive set.
Coraline in Star Spangled Sweater
This special edition figure of Coraline from Tim Burton’s hit stop motion film features a brand new outfit and facial expression not available anywhere else. Coraline also sports a fully poseable bendable doll body and articulation at the neck, wrists and boots, and comes with a doll stand for display.
Note: In light of the economic situation and in gratitude to collectors and fans, NECA is proud to announce that for the sixth consecutive year the prices for our Exclusives will remain the same at an ultra-affordable $20 each.
And don’t forget, due to the increased costs of freight and storage at the convention site itself, we’re bringing in smaller edition sizes on all of our exclusives. For those unable to attend the San Diego Comic Con, we will be offering limited quantities online through the NECA Store on Amazon.com. Watch for more details closer to the event.
NECA’s series 2 of their Street Fighter 4 line debuted at NY Comic-Con, and will be available in July. The series continues with three big hitters – Chun-Li, Akuma, and Guile. I can’t figure out where Akuma and Guile are getting their four extra points of articulation. Anyone know?
At Wizard World Philly, Randy Falk announced we would be seeing new sets this fall featuring existing characters in alternate colors, including a set exclusive to Toys R Us. Series 1 included Ken, Ryu, and Crimson Viper.
Thighs To Die For
Chun-Li, Akuma and Guile SF4 figures ready for battle!
The new Street Fighter 4 Series 2 figures are NECA’s best yet! Series one brought you legends Ken, Ryu and Crimson Viper, and in July we debut the next wave of warriors. These 7″ figures of Akuma, Guile and a massively-thighed Chun-Li are in for the fight of their lives, and the gorgeous all new NECA sculpts put you front and center and in control!
The landmark franchise that defined a generation of gaming, Street Fighter has some of the most recognizable characters in the world. Whether you’re fighting with Chun-Li’s lightning kick or Guile’s famed Sonic Boom, these combos and this international league of warriors has proven to be a cross-cultural success like none other. Street Fighter 4 is the latest and greatest installment yet, and NECA is proud to be behind it with these awesome looking figures.
Chun-Li has 31 points of articulation and five interchangeable hands, while Akuma and Guile both have a whopping 35 points of articulation and two interchangeable hands. The full assortment will be available next month, and watch out for more Street Fighter news coming soon.