Guillermo del Toro is one of today’s most creative filmmakers; working not only as a director, but a writer, producer, and designer as well. Getting his directing start with the powerful vampire-esque film Cronos, del Toro has gone back and forth between Hollywood films and interdependently financed pieces. Along the way, he has brought to life some truly memorable films and shows, such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Strain, and Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro is known for his wildly imaginative character and creature designs, as well as being someone who enjoys interacting with fans (remember when he showed up at Botcon because his kids were Transformers fans). It’s no surprise that NECA has chosen to honor the filmmaker with his very own action figure, which kicks off their Guillermo del Toro Signature Collection.
For San Diego Comic-Con 2018, as one of their show exclusives, NECA is releasing a new figure based on the popular horror, sci-fi and fantasy director. Fans had the opportunity to pre-order the figure a few weeks back, and it seems the Guillermo del Toro figure was a little easier to grab than the insanely popular TMNT figures. The 8″ scale figure is part of NECA’s retro Mego inspired line. It features a fabric outfit, and includes a small replica o the sketchbook he used while filming Pan’s Labyrinth.
NECA has sent along the figure for us to check out. Read on for my review and a full gallery of photos.