NECA Toys-A-Plenty in '07 - Dread Central
Connect with us


NECA Toys-A-Plenty in ’07



Best Movie Licensed Figures Ever!Who doesn’t love toys these days? Long gone are the days of stiff limbed Love Boat action figures and Mego but in their stead is the amazing NECA. This company came in and cleaned up the mess others left movie licenses in. Is there more steam or movies left to keep the train running? Oh yeah!

According to NECA’s official blog the following list is only 60% what will be hitting shelves this year:

Pirates: At World’s End Series 1 (May)
Jack Sparrow (all new sculpt w/ coat and Beach Base)
Sao Feng (all new w/ Bath House Base)
Pintel (new deco w/ Bath House Base)
Ragetti (new deco w/ Bath House Base)

Pirates: At World’s End Series 1 (August)
Jack Sparrow (all new sculpt w/out coat & deck of Black Pearl Base)
Elizabeth Swann (all new w/ Bath House Base)
Tia Dalma (all new w/ deck of Black Pearl Base)
Figure 4 – TBD

NBX Series 6/7 (Fall)
At this point we are still deciding how to assort the new figures between the series but here is what was shown in the basic figure category:
Experiment Jack w/ desk & chair
Sally w/ Apron, Cauldron, and Stove
Oogie Boogie (natural color w/ new ripped arm revealing bugs)
Melting Guy
Spiders in Hair Monster
Corpse Kid w/ Corpse Mom
My. Hyde w/ Mini Hydes

Santa Jack w/ Santa Sally 2 pack (includes large snake & various presents)

Jack & Sally on Spiral Hill Boxed Set (new base and new “in love” head expression for Jack & Sally)

Super-Deformed Jack & Sally Vinyl Figures in 6″ and 12″ sizes

Cult Classics – I think we have already covered Jareth, Hannibal v.2, and Reservoir Dogs on here so this is what is new…

Cult Classics 6 (Sept/Oct)
S-Mart Ash
David (Lost Boys) – could be a 2 pack or single carded
Michael (Lost Boys) – could be a 2 pack or single carded
Figure 3 and or 4 – TBD

We have 2 more Dawn of the Dead figures completed plus we are working on some more new CC figures and possibly more Highlander so there are many options for rounding out the CC6 lineup. They won’t be out until September/October so we have time to plan and assemble the best follow-up to the very popular CC5.

Cult Classics Hall of Fame (Summer)

Saw – yes there will be a variation on Jigsaw and no it is not the CC5 with both heads. It may be a Saw 2 version of Tobin Bell or it may be something else entirely. We have at least 2 variations on Saw ready and details and release plans are still being determined. Saw was the most popular figure from CC5 and retailers & fans want more so we’re going to deliver.

Zombie Ed – yes a single carded release of Ed in Zombie form is planned.
He will have the Zombie head, a new biten arm, all new Zombie deco, shackles, and a new base.

Figure 3 – TBD

Figure 4 – TBD

Player Select Series 2 (Early Fall)
Dante from the original Devil May Cry
Figure 2 – TBA
Figure 3 – TBD

Resident Evil Anniversary Collection 2 (Sept)
Crimson Head Zombie (new head and new arms and hands and all new deco)
*More TBA

Castlevania (October)
Simon Belmont

Grind House
12″ Stuntman Mike – Summer
and we are hoping to release a 2nd series of 7″ figures around the DVD release of GH

Kryten Syxx

Got news? Click here to submit it!
Play with toys? Be a kid in our forums!

Get this site 100% Ad Free Support Us on Patreon!
Continue Reading


SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1



SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

Get this site 100% Ad Free Support Us on Patreon!
Continue Reading


Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene



One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

Get this site 100% Ad Free Support Us on Patreon!
Continue Reading


Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival



The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

Get this site 100% Ad Free Support Us on Patreon!
Continue Reading

Go Ad Free!

Support Dread Central on Patreon!

Join the Box of Dread Mailing List

* indicates required

From Around the Web