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Re: General NECA Talk

Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:46 pm

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When's NECA going to announce that they got the "What We Do in the Shadows" license?
Been rewatching everything Matt Berry as background noise while I work, and I had the same thought every thirty minutes.
Matt Berry is an international treasure. I'd even buy a Steven Toast figure.


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Re: General NECA Talk

Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:31 pm

Can we just get a collection of his various characters? Because I really want him from the IT Crowd.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:05 pm

It’s been a while, but the Last of Us Part 2 pack is out. While the likenesses haven’t gotten much better, the face printing looks really nice. Ellie’s at least passable as Ellie, but Joel is practically unrecognizable between the weak likeness and off colors. For now, some boxed shots to tide everyone over.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:21 am

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I’ll buy whatever they put out. My girlfriend and I are obsessed with the show.
what is it about?
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Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:55 am

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I’ll buy whatever they put out. My girlfriend and I are obsessed with the show.
what is it about?
It’s a vampire mockumentary style show.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:52 am

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Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:05 pm
It’s been a while, but the Last of Us Part 2 pack is out. While the likenesses haven’t gotten much better, the face printing looks really nice. Ellie’s at least passable as Ellie, but Joel is practically unrecognizable between the weak likeness and off colors. For now, some boxed shots to tide everyone over.
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Those both look really damn good to me.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:26 am

They both look like upgrades to me. Ellie no longer has that terrible deer in the headlights expression on her face.

Neca never really seems to care about the Naughty Dog figures they've made though. Always very little fanfare. Feels like they're made to appease someone at Neca, but it's not Randy. He only has eyes for Turtles and Dinosaurs.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:16 am

That Ellie is a huge improvement.

And given its the second game, the only character I was fussed over anyway.

Very cool.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:42 am

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They both look like upgrades to me. Ellie no longer has that terrible deer in the headlights expression on her face.

Neca never really seems to care about the Naughty Dog figures they've made though. Always very little fanfare. Feels like they're made to appease someone at Neca, but it's not Randy. He only has eyes for Turtles and Dinosaurs.

Agreed. That goes for anything released after 2000.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:34 am

The thing with NECA is that when they care, like the Universal Monsters or Turtles stuff, they can make some really nice figures. Hell, even their last Naughty Dog figure (Nathan Drake) was a damn good figure. When they don’t care, it’s obvious. This is definitely the latter, which would be annoying if this were a $40-$50 set but at $75-$80 it’s insulting. I actually kinda like Ellie, even if it’s nowhere near their best figure. Joel, however, is where the disinterest is palpable. The colors are just completely wrong, and the lack of good accessories, like the guitar, backpack, hell even the mug, is confusing. Had this come out closer to the game in 2020 there would be an excuse but they had more than enough time to get this right. There’s absolutely no reason to buy these figures, which I’m sure will make Randy happy so he can talk about how nobody bought this set when people ask about the license on Twitter.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:25 am

Yeah... That ain't Ellie. Bummer.

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Just want to say my thought on the set as presented is due to a $100-$140 asking price from Canadian etailers including Amazon.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:38 pm

Duplicate.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:39 pm

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There’s certainly some cool creatures on the show that would be fun. Id love the 70s/80s punk versions of lazlo and nadia from the opening credits. Two pack of the burnt up baron and the sire


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Yeah. There are certainly multiple characters I’d buy. Would prob be up for 2 versions of Laszlo, Nadja and Nandor in different garb. Would buy singles of Colin, Gizmo, The Sire, The Baron, K Schall’s character, the 3 main vamps from the film. Hell I’d buy a single of Beanie Feldstein’s character

Edit: duh … I’d want 2 Colin Robinsons; little and big.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:33 am

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There’s certainly some cool creatures on the show that would be fun. Id love the 70s/80s punk versions of lazlo and nadia from the opening credits. Two pack of the burnt up baron and the sire


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Yeah. There are certainly multiple characters I’d buy. Would prob be up for 2 versions of Laszlo, Nadja and Nandor in different garb. Would buy singles of Colin, Gizmo, The Sire, The Baron, K Schall’s character, the 3 main vamps from the film. Hell I’d buy a single of Beanie Feldstein’s character
Any figure is the Baron is as good as bought.


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Re: General NECA Talk

Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:39 am

Keeping my order for TLOU pack because I got it for 30 off at gamestop with a christmas gift card. Glad the paint on Ellie is better, but they missed the mark with that expression. She looks too happy.

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