One of the holy grails for collectors of NECA horror action figures is nearly any of the Halloween figures released as part of NECA’s Cult Classics series. The value on those figures has skyrocketed over the past few years, and fans have been begging NECA to reacquire the license and release a new Michael Myers figure. With a new Halloween film released last month, fans were ecstatic to see NECA snap up that license and bring an all-new Michael Myers figure to collectors. The film, a refocusing of the franchise that ignores every film after the 1978 original, sees Michael Myers return to Haddonfield 40 years after his original night of terror. Laurie Strode, a survivor of his night of terror, has spent that time preparing for his return and she finally gets a chance to exact her revenge when Michael’s new killing spree leads him to Laurie’s remote home.
For the figure, NECA crafted an all-new sculpt based on his look in the film. Michael Myers includes two interchangeable heads, multiple interchangeable hands, a kitchen knife, a hammer, a fire poker, a Judith Myers tombstone, a light up Jack-O-Lantern, and a severed head. Our friends at NECA have given Toyark an exclusive sneak peek at the figure, allowing us to share our own photo gallery and review with fans. After the jump, check out over 70 high resolution photos and my thoughts on the new figure.
Halloween 2018 Michael Myers Ultimate 7″ Scale Figure by NECA
- Outstanding overall look
- Great head sculpts
- Very good articulation
- Easy to swap out parts
- Nice selection of weapons
- Excellent paint work
- Flickering light in the Jack-O-Lantern is a nice addition (batteries included)
- Nice placeholder for a classic Michael Myers
- Head sculpts may look little too similar
The Michael Myers figure is packed in a nice collector friendly flapped window box. The frotn features one of the posters from the film and an easily removable sticker showcasing the light up Jack-O-Lantern. The back has a great assortment of official photos showing off the accessories included with the figure. As mentioned, the figure includes a standard head with the eyes set further back, a messy hair head (with eyes set back a bit more noticeable), multiple interchangeable hands including a heavily damaged hand, a kitchen knife, a bloody hammer, a fire poker, a Judith Myers tombstone, a light up Jack-O-Lantern, and a severed head.
The 2018 version of Michael Myers was one of the best recent takes on the look. Various sequels to the original had some questionable masks that didn’t always look right. The Rob Zombie film (love it or hate it) had a nice creepy design. But this film really felt like a continuation, with the mask deteriorated from sitting in storage (according to the film). As a figure, this makes a great stand in for an original Michael Myers if you’re not fortunate enough to own one of the early 2000’d figures. While the mask is much more textured, it still looks close enough to the classic one to me. The sculpt work on the figure is quite excellent. There’s a lot of fine texture work on the masks, with it even looking like there’s a head sculpt underneath the mask for added realism. The overalls have realistic looking sculpted threads and hem lines. The hip design does break up the “overalls” look a bit, but it’s easily forgivable once you start posing him. The two head sculpts included are pretty similar at first glance. There are subtle differences for sure, and I’m fairly happy keeping either one on. The paint work is outstanding, with a great multi-layered wash over each part of the figure. All of the included hands are nice and blood covered, and there’s not noticeable paint issues, such as bleeding into the wrong area. Articulation is very strong here, with the double jointed elbows being a very welcome addition. Even the waist has articulation, hidden inside the jumpsuit. I had no issues with locked joints, and never had to use a hairdryer for posing or swapping parts. None of the joints were loose, and everything felt fine while posing. Hands and masks swap out very easily, with a nice “snap” feeling when they are attached.
Included with the figure are a number of great accessories. The weapons are a strong plastic and never feel brittle. There’s no warping on the knife or the fire poker. I do like that there are left and right grip hands, so you can get some nice posing options. The included Jack-O-Lantern from the opening title sequence is a welcome addition. It makes a great addition to dio set ups. The light inside flickers, and has a realistic glow to it. It’s not overly bright, but it isn’t mean to be. The severed head (won’t mention of who to avoid spoilers) is creepy as you would expect. It’s hollow on the inside, so you can place a small light inside if you have one. The tombstone is solid feeling, and has nice clean engraving to it.
Fans of horror films and especially fans of the new Halloween are in for a treat with this release. It’s a great looking figure with a lot of display options. There’s a lot of value here with all the swap out parts and accessories. Look for the figure to hit shelves next month. You can see a few select photos below and the full gallery after that.
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For fans looking to use this body to create a Friday The 13th Part V: The New Beginning Jason Voorhees, I’ve added a few pics with the figure using different Jason Voorhees head sculpts. Namely masks from the Dream Sequence Jason, and the Part 3 Jason. The heads fit, but don’t snap in perfectly. that can be easily fixed by swapping out the neck connectors all together I believe. On one of the masks, I adjusted the red stripes to be blue for a closer (though I know not perfect) look to the “Roy” Jason.