NECA Announces 8″ ROCKY in Sweatsuit
June 6, 2014

Get your retro fix with this brand new version of Rocky in his grey sweatsuit. This poseable 8″ figure is dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s.

#Rocky is based on his iconic run through the streets of Philadelphia. He comes complete with layered sweatsuit with hood and newly sculpted hands and feet with a photo-realistic portrait. Available in September 2014!

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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3 Comments »

  • Alan perry says:

    Hi I was wondering if you could make some of the monkees in a series of rock n roll idols maybe the beatles too what do you think thanks please reply and thanks alan

  • Terry Wood says:

    I’ve been waiting for a figure like that since 1976. Hope they eventually make one in his trunks and gloves with a robe. Gloves need to be removable.

  • Joseph Diaz says:

    Thank god for necca for doing it right there figures are much better looking than the jakks figure all those figures were wwe figure bodies with a different head it would be nice to see an Apollo Creed decked out in his flag outfit with trucks vest and hat. Hope fully necca will take the series further and come out with Rocky 5 and Rocky Balboa figures to complete the series.

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