One of the best places for an action figure fan to be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was at the NECA Booth. We were there taking pictures to fill up our NECA SDCC 2013 Photo Gallery, and it seemed like NECA just kept bringing out new products thought the show. I know that my pocket was blowing up from all of the new NECA product announcement emails, that should say enough for the NECA SDCC 2013 showing.
Now that Comic-Con is over NECA has released some official product images for what they plan to release for the rest of the year. I’m sure that NECA has some other big announcements up their sleeves later this year, they always do, but let’s check out what we know so far.
Simpsons 25th Anniversary – 5″ Action Figures
NECA’s first series of Simpsons’ Guest Stars action figure contains 5 celebrities, plus 3 addition figures to be announced at a later date. They are poseable at the arms, waist and head. Series 1 includes: James Brown, Yao Ming, Kid Rock, Hugh Hefner and Tom Hanks, plus 3 more!
Release Date: February 2014
BioShock Infinite – Booker DeWitt Action Figure Comning by the end of the year!
A Booker DeWitt is coming from @BioShockInfini in time for holiday. Finishing sculpt soon. Images once approved
— NECA (@NECA_TOYS) July 21, 2013
Aliens Series 2
Aliens Series 2 contains the 1979 Alien, the Aliens Warrior, and Colonial Marine Sgt. Windrix, all of which are scheduled to be released November 2013.
Aliens – Helmeted Hicks vs. Battle Damaged Warrior (Blue) – 2 Pack
This is a special edition 2 pack featuring an all new version of Hicks, sporting a brand new aggressive combat headsculpt, helmet, and headset along with pulse rifle, shotgun, motion detector, shoulder lamp, welding torch and more. It also comes with the Blue Aliens Warrior, with an exclusive “shotgunned” head. They are scheduled to be released in October of 2013.
Aliens – Light-up Alien Egg with Launching Facehugger
This 4.5″ tall Alien Egg is an amazing recreation from the Aliens films. Closed, the egg lights up green, but with the press of the concealed button on the back you can launch a rubbery Facehugger high into the air. It is planned to be released October 2013.
1/4 Scale Battle Damaged Iron Man – The Avengers
Following the instant sell-out of the first 1/4 scale The Avengers Iron Man action figure, NECA plans to release a Battle Damaged version featuring a new head sculpt with the likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. Look for this figure to start shipping in September of 2013.
1/4 Scale Thor Dark World Figure
Featuring the likeness of Chris Hemsworth, NECA is proud to present a 1/4 scale Thor figure from the upcoming movie, Thor: The Dark World. Expect it to ship to retailers January of 2014.
18″ Gipsy Danger Action Figure
The main hero Jaeger of Pacific Rim is going to be receiving the deluxe 18″ treatment from NECA including enhanced sculptural details, attachable chain-sword weapon, and lights on the chest and head. He’s expected to be released in August of 2013.
Pacific Rim Series 2
Coming in NECA’s next series of 7″ Pacific Rim action figures is going to be a Battle Damaged Gipsy Danger, Striker Eureka, and Leatherback. If you picked up series 1, you may not want to miss out on series 2. They are shipping in October of 2013.
The Lone Ranger Series 2
The Lone Ranger recently hit theaters and seemed to be successful, so NECA is putting out another series of The Lone Ranger Action Figures. Series 2 features The Lone Ranger (Unmasked) and Tonto (with a new birdcage accessory). They are shipping in October of 2013.
Predators – 1/4 scale Dutch
Joining the successful 1/4 scale Predators line is none other than Dutch Schaefer with movie-accurate detail and is sculpted with the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing his classic camo muscle shirt and vest. Shipping December of 2013.
Kick Ass 2 – Series 2
From the highly anticipated sequel to the cult comic book movie comes this second assortment of highly detailed, poseable action figures. Series 2 features Unmasked Hit-Girl featuring interchangeable heads, Armored Kick-Ass with interchangeable unmasked head, and Colonel Stars & Stripes with his dog Eisenhower. Colonel Stars & Stripes is also probably going to have a running variant (hooded and unhooded).
Of course each of the images shown above are just the official images of some of NECA’s most anticipated action figures that they have released images of. Our NECA SDCC 2013 Photo Gallery features more images of these figures, as well as more figures which still haven’t received official images yet, such as the Team Fortress 2 Spy and Engineer figures.