AFi 6th Anniversary Scoop Week Day 3
It’s day 3 of AFi’s Scoop Week and this installment is courtesy of our good friends at NECA.
NECA is something of a Cinderella story. If you think back all the way to their very first venture into the action figure world with their original Beetlejuice line to the amazing and innovative collectibles they produce now, it’s almost impossible to believe they are the same company. They put together an amazing team led by Randy Falk and now their figures are some of the absolute best on the market. If you spend any time talking to Randy, you know that he "gets it." He is dedicated to making kick ass figures and collectibles. He is dedicated to keeping NECA’s figures in scale to each other and not switch scales on collectors midway into a collection as some companies have done recently. NECA picks up great licenses, they have fantastic sculptors that crank out amazing portrait work and they have great articulation and accessories. (Their comic book/original Ninja Turtles line is in my top 5 lines of all time).
Our scoop for today is one of NECA’s 2011 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives. NECA always does great exclusives at SDCC, and it looks like this year will be no exception. The other great thing about NECA is that they always hold back a chunk of their exclusives for fans that can’t make it to the show and sell them on their Amazon.com store so they are accessible to all.
Today’s scoop is going to kill your with cuteness and awesomeness. Feast your eyes on:
San Diego Comic-Con Gizmo
From the brand new re-launch of the Gremlins line comes this special edition San Diego Comic-Con Gizmo.
Gizmo comes complete with removable sunglasses to protect himself from the bright lights and the California sun along with a special lanyard badge for his Comic-Con attendance and a tote bag that Gizmo can be placed inside to hide from the Gremlins or from the crowds of fanboys and fangirls in San Diego. Gizmo is fully poseable including articulated ears and movable eyes!
Please note – tote bag is not pictured as art is not yet final
Updated image with tote available soon
In case you just skimmed over the text above and got right to the pretty pictures remember these bullet points-
- Fully poseable – a lot more than you would expect for a figure this size! Including articulated ears!
- Movable eyes – this is a feature that typically only shows up on expensive import figures.
- Comic Con badge and lanyard – COME ON! How cute is that? He’s got his own comic con badge!!
If you’d like to see an example of an early prototype of the eye movement on the upcoming Gremlins figures check out this video we shot at the NECA showroom at Toy Fair 2011.
A big thank you to NECA for allowing us to preview this figure as part of our anniversary and keep your eyes on NECA’s Facebook page and Twitter feed as they reveal new stuff and take fans behind the scenes almost every week.
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