The team at NECA have always been notorious for pushing the envelope when it comes to incredible toys and collectibles. They have consistently produced some of the highest quality collectibles year after year, making advancements in leaps and bounds in regards to paint applications, sculpts, and articulation. This year though, they really outdid themselves. At New York Toy Fair 2016, the crew at NECA revealed several new pieces in their 1:1 scale Replicas line that really overshadowed everything else on the showroom floor… literally.
Some of you may remember the 1:1 scale foam statue replicas that NECA has been doing for the last few years. For the most part, they’ve been sticking to smaller characters like last years Rocket Racoon, E.T., or life-sized Gremlins. But this year they took things to a new level with the reveal of a 6’2″ solid foam Batman statue. That’s right, you will soon be able to add a life-sized 1:1 scale Batman figure to your collection! Sure, he won’t be articulated, but does that really matter when he’s life-sized?
The level of detail on these life-sized figures is insane. You can see every scratch, dent, and imperfection on Batman’s armor, and look him right in the eyes as if he were real! Batman is set to hit retail just a few weeks from now in March 2016! He’s going to be rather costly, but really, he’s set to be the ultimate conversation piece!
What good would a life-sized Batman figure be without a villain? While many of us would rather have The Joker to go with our life sized Batman, I don’t think too many people will be complaining about this new life-sized 1:1 scale Harley Quinn foam statue! Again, the level of detail on these figures is ridiculous, because unless you were directly told that this was a statue, you would never know this wasn’t just a very well done cosplay happening right before your eyes!
Like Batman, Harley here is the size of a real person, but as she isn’t quite as tall as Batman is as a character, her figure is also smaller than the life-sized Batman figure, standing at around 5’5″ (rough estimate), She has real hair (Well, realish hair. It’s a wig!), which comes pre-stylized. Harley is wearing her iconic outfit straight out of the ‘Batman: Arkham City’ video game. She is set to release later this summer!
On top of Batman and Harley, we also got a closer look at NECA’s new life-sized 1:1 Xenomorph Egg w/ Facehugger straight out of the 1979 classic ‘ALIEN’! This thing is massive, and pretty terrifying to look at! The Egg itself is about 3 feet tall, with a horrifyingly realistic looking removable Facehugger prop. It goes without saying that if you buy this thing, your kids are going to have nightmares for years (I’ll take two!).
Finally, NECA has revealed a 1:1 scale life-sized Slimer from ‘Ghostbusters’! This thing is massive and looks like it could probably eat a small child (although it’s made of solid foam, so we’re fairly certain it won’t actually eat your children). If you’re a ‘Ghostbusters’ fan (as most of us are), this is probably the ultimate collectible to add that little something extra to your home!
So what do you think of NECA’s 1:1 scale Replicas line? Who do you want to see them tackle next? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com all this week for all of the latest news coming out of New York Toy Fair 2016!