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Unboxed: NECA Bob Ross 8 Inch Clothed Action Figure

It is hard to argue that Bob Ross is a pop culture icon.  In a perfect example of “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”, Bob Ross has become more of a celebrity after his death then when he was alive.  As a younger kid, I was introduced to The Joy of Painting on PBS at my grandparent’s house.  It was him and Mark Kistler’s Secret City that helped me realize my love for art and drawing.  His calm kind demeanor was like watching Mr. Rogers with a paint brush.  Unfortunately, after battling Lymphoma Bob Ross passed away in 1995.  However, in recent years, there as seemed to be a Bob Ross renaissance.  His likeness has been popping up on everything from the obvious paint sets to the odd, but cool, Bob Ross Chia Pet.  Even the ever popular Deadpool sometimes cosplays as him.  NECA, as always, seemed to read fan’s minds and decided to add a Bob Ross figure to their 8-inch clothed line.  After he was revealed, he quickly became the figure I never knew I needed. (more…)

Unboxed: NECA Aliens Power Loader P-5000 Deluxe

If you have seen Aliens you are more then familiar with the Power Loader.  Fictionally built by real life Caterpillar in the movie, Ripley impresses the men with her ability to drive one. Spoiler warning, she later uses those skills to ultimately defeat the Queen Xenomorph in the climatic final battle. (more…)

Unboxed: NECA NYCC Exclusive Batman vs Alien 2-pk

The highly anticipated Batman/Xenomorph two pack from NECA is finally out and it was worth the wait. We were lucky enough to grab one during the online presale and got to avoid the lines at the con. Glad we did, because the line quickly grew around the booth seconds after the doors opened every morning. (more…)

Unboxed: Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Clown Prince of Crime Joker Action Figure

When I saw this figure in New York a couple of years ago, I knew I wanted it in my collection once it was finally released. 

Plus, now that he is finally here, he can play the perfect advisory to my Onyx Sovereign Knight Batman.  I like how Mezco takes the risk and comes up with versions of their comic book characters that are uniquely their own.  I think this was one of the reasons I liked the look of this figure so much. (more…)

Unboxed: NECA Ultimate Fugitive Predator

I finally found NECA’s Ultimate Fugitive Predator at Target right before heading to New York.  With stuff still left to unpack and open from the move back from Seattle, I am just now getting around to taking him out of the box.  I figured I better hurry with the newly revealed Emissary #1 shipping out next month.  If you haven’t already, you can check him out here.  I know many were expecting their next reveal to be the super predator, but this is cool none the less.

Back to the fugitive.  After finally seeing him in the first trailer I couldn’t wait to see what NECA was going to bring to the table with their figure.  One of the many licenses I’m glad to see them own is the Predator franchise.  They do great figures at a great price and this one is no different.  (more…)