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Re: General NECA Talk

Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:18 pm

Are The Boys figures still being seen stateside?
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Re: General NECA Talk

Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:27 pm

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Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:17 pm
I stumbled across a Shape of Water Amphibian Man this weekend and picked it up for $26.99. I had been curious about this figure for a long time, I think it released 2 years ago at this point, but I always saw it for around $40 and didn't want to spend that much. It's a great figure that lives up to the Ultimate line with a bunch of alternate parts and a very nice, large platform diorama base. Might set up a Best Picture winner shelf with this figure, NECA Rocky, McFarlane Vito Corleone, and Return of the King Aragorn.
I just bought Amph-Man myself and like it a lot more than I thought I would. I also waited for a discounted price. EE-not mint box, dropped $10 of the price and I didn't even notice anything wrong with the box until I saw a corner of the window came unglued. I open anyway. Anyway, I didn't realize the mouth on 1 head is articulated, which is nice.

I know they probably aren't GDT owned designs, but I wish we could get some of the non-comic creatures from Hellboy 1/2.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:55 pm

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Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:38 pm
Ha, I was mid-way through reading your post when I began wondering how many Best Picture winners had figures dedicated to them. There was also a Mego Hannibal from Silence of the Lambs, but it's not a long list.

I'm a little surprised that there isn't a market for Braveheart figures.

Personally, I'd like to see some figures from No Country for Old Men, Lawrence of Arabia, and Unforgiven.
NECA did a couple of versions of Hannibal Lecter too, during the Cult Classics days.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:41 pm

G.I. Joe did a 1:6 General Patton too. And I'd imagine there's got to be a Barbie Scarlett O'Hara out there.

I wonder if Medicom or any of those 1:6 companies that does nebulously legal deep dives into American action films and thrillers ever made a Popeye Doyle.
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Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:49 am

What do you think the chances are of another ultimate leatherface?
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Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:39 am

If you have an FYE in a mall near you, was shocked to see the werewolf and nightmare demons just chilling in their horror section. $40 for the werewolf, $35 for the demons, so the usually obscene FYE markup wasn’t in effect.
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Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:19 pm

BBTS sent out the "pre-orer processing soon" email for the Kessler Wolf on Friday. Hopefully that pans out. They sent it to me for the New Blood Jason and a couple months later I realized he'd never hit my Pile of Loot and learned they'd only gotten part of their shipment that time. They got it later though, of course.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:16 pm

FYE? that closed down like 10 yrs ago around here
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Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:10 pm

Night Wolf wrote:
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FYE? that closed down like 10 yrs ago around here
They recently (within the last year, I think?) did a major rebrand of their stores and opened one in my local mall in 2021. I was shocked to see it since I thought they were pretty much gone.

No more CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Rays except a really, really tiny handful. It’s mostly a pop culture store now with a huge mix of stuff. They have an anime and manga section, horror section, Star Wars section, Pokemon section, etc. They also have a ton of vinyl records which always has people flipping through.

The one near me has a pretty big action figure space at the back of the store with a huge NECA presence. Saw the Rocksteasy and Bebop TMNT game figures, Goliath, Kessler Wolf and demons, and all the evergreen stuff like horror figures. Lots of Diamond Select figures too.

I know the old stores were also a mix of everything but the new ones have really focused on collectibles while dumping everything else. Lots of new signage and rebranding too.
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Re: General NECA Talk

Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:55 pm

I'm hearing that some folks are finding the Halloween II Myers vs Loomis pack in stores. Haven't seen it here in Houston, but I hope I find it soon!!!!!
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Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:02 pm

So….. anyone else ready for that ALF pre-order?
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Re: General NECA Talk

Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:45 pm

Roufuss wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:10 pm
Night Wolf wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:16 pm
FYE? that closed down like 10 yrs ago around here
They recently (within the last year, I think?) did a major rebrand of their stores and opened one in my local mall in 2021. I was shocked to see it since I thought they were pretty much gone.

No more CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Rays except a really, really tiny handful. It’s mostly a pop culture store now with a huge mix of stuff. They have an anime and manga section, horror section, Star Wars section, Pokemon section, etc. They also have a ton of vinyl records which always has people flipping through.

The one near me has a pretty big action figure space at the back of the store with a huge NECA presence. Saw the Rocksteasy and Bebop TMNT game figures, Goliath, Kessler Wolf and demons, and all the evergreen stuff like horror figures. Lots of Diamond Select figures too.

I know the old stores were also a mix of everything but the new ones have really focused on collectibles while dumping everything else. Lots of new signage and rebranding too.
Yeah, FYE never went away where I live. Of course, part of that is I live near NH which does not have a sales tax so their malls are still doing okay as they get a lot of business from out of state shoppers. One FYE has been open for decades, while another location at a separate mall closed and reopened in a smaller space. They are a pop culture shop now and they basically only carry select new Blu Rays and mostly specialize in collectibles. They're basically GameStop without the games. Pretty severe markup too on a lot of product. The NECA video game TMNT figures are usually 35 bucks a piece, except Baxter who is 45 I think. As a result, I almost never buy anything when I'm in one. Last thing I bought was a Space Jam Blu Ray for my kids over the summer that was like 8 bucks or something.
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General NECA Talk

Sat Feb 12, 2022 12:15 am

Finally found Halloween Kills Mikey. They had two at a Target here in Houston.

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Re: General NECA Talk

Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:25 am

So this weekend then? Or more spread out as has generally been the case since they stopped going to shows?

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Re: General NECA Talk

Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:02 am

edit: will do a horror thread

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