The newest IT (2017) collectibles from NECA hit stores over the next few weeks. The Pennywise Accessory Set should be available in stores within the week, and the Dancing Clown Pennywise Ultimate Figure ships out to retailers starting next week. Look for that to be available from stores by early June. As of right now, these look like the final two releases from IT: Chapter One. NECA will be producing figures from IT: Chapter Two as well. That film hits theaters this September, so there should be plenty for Pennywise fans to look forward to.
The Pennywise Accessory Set includes a sewer diorama figure base, complete with a Pennywise bust to place inside. The set also includes a Pennywise doll based on the “cameo” of the 1990 Pennwyise, a Pennwyise Jack-In-The-Box, a severed Georgie arm, a paper boat, and a red balloon. The Dancing Clown Pennywise Figure includes four interchangeable portraits, swap out regular and insect forearms, and two sets of hands.
Our friends at NECA have provided us with these two IT: Chapter One items. I combined them together for a massive photo shoot. Check out the photos and review after the jump.
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IT (2017) – Pennywise Accessory Set
- Diorama base is perfect
- The Pennywise Bust can be removed
- Can use any 2017 Pennywise head sculpt on the bust
- Can easily swap out pieces to use 1990 Pennywise head sculpt
- The doll and Jack-in-the-Box both look great
- The Pennywise doll actually has soem articulation
- Strong companion piece to the Dancing Clown Pennywise
- The boat, severed arm, and balloon have all be part of previous releases
The accessory set is packed in a windowless box, which features artwork of the pack on the front, and photos and details of the pack on the back. The items sit in a plastic tray. Included are a sewer diorama figure base, a Pennywise bust with an exclusive repainted smiling portrait, a 1990 style Pennywise doll, a Pennwyise Jack-In-The-Box, a severed Georgie arm, a S.S. Georgie paper boat, and a red balloon. The items can be easily placed back into the plastic tray for storage.
With this set, I was most looking forward to the Sewer display base, and hoping the Pennywise head wasn’t a permanent fixture on it. Thankfully, the Pennywise face can be removed, and it’s actually a 7″ scale head and shoulders bust! The best part, is NECA treated it like the upper portion of one of their figures. So the neck is articulated, and the portrait can be removed. The peg used allows for any 2017 Pennywise head sculpt to be placed there and used in the diorama, or you can use the included portrait on one of the Pennywise figures. Even better, the neck is a separate ball joint peg that can be removed entirely, along with the shirt frills. I was easily able to pop on the head sculpts of the 1990 Pennywise, along with the correct frills from that figure. Out of everything included here, this is what makes the set easy to recommend, as it can now serve both eras of Pennywise! I’m surprised that this wasn’t advertised more, as I think that will bring in more fans to this set. It also helps that the base itself is beautifully sculpted, featuring a realistic and semi-translucent rain water. It’s sturdy, with a nice strong plastic being used. the underside is completely hollow, giving you some extra room if you decide to prop this up and set a full figure under it. It’s large enough to act as a regular display base for any figure.
After the fun discovery of the bust and removable head sculpt, the other items were just bonuses. The 1990 Pennywise doll is sad and creepy looking, and even has articulation in the head, shoulders, and feet. The Jack-In-The-Box has a removable Pennywise “Jack”, and the top opens and the crank can be turned. The paper boat, severed arm, and red balloon are all items that have been included with a previous Pennywise release. However, none of those items are included with the Dancing Clown Pennywise, making the accessory pack a perfect companion piece to that release.
This release is all about the base and bust for me, and the versatility of those two items make this a worthwhile pick up. The set is priced at roughly $30. After the Dancing Clown review below, you can find the photos.
IT (2017) – Dancing Clown Pennywise Ultimate 7″ Scale Figure
- Great assortment of head sculpts
- Deadlight portrait has a light up LED feature
- Battery included with the Deadlight head sculpt
- Insect arms bring some nice variety to the release
- Nice paint work
- Excellent articulation
- Great companion piece to the Accessory Set
- Doesn’t include the head sculpt from the “Dancing Clown” scene.
The Dancing Clown Pennywise is packaged in a great looking, and unique, flapped window box. The front is modeled after the classic circus cart scene in the movie. The flap on the front actually folds down, as opposed to opening along the left side. The back showcases the different portraits and interchangeable parts. This release includes four interchangeable portraits (Angry, Judith Painting, Emerging Arms, and Deadlights), swap out regular and insect forearms, and a set of open palm hands, and a set of closed fist hands. As with all releases of this nature, the parts can easily be stored on the plastic tray.
Of all the previous releases, this one is close to the best of the bunch. I think it’s between the Well House Pennywise and the Dancing Clown Pennywise, as those offer some of my favorite looks from the film. This release is set apart by the inclusion of the great insect arms, which look great and function well. IT looks like NECA remolded parts of the arm to accommodate these removable arms. Of the four head sculpts included, three are all-new. The “angry” head sculpt was included with the initial Pennywise release. It’s a great look, but I do wish the expressionless face was used here, as that one matches up perfectly to the Dancing Clown scene. If you have that release handy, use the closed fist hands with that head to complete the look. The Deadlights Portrait and the Emerging Hands portrait are both stunning. With the Deadlights, you get a light up LED feature, which has a nice bright orange light in the back of the throat. The Judith head is probably my least favorite of the bunch, but it does pretty much complete every look Pennywise had in the film.
Articulation and paint work are on par with previous releases. The articulation is great, with a solid range of motion throughout. The double jointed knees and elbows allow for some nice dynamic posing, and easy standing when using the bug arms. Paint application is excellent. There’s a great series of washes throughout the figure, bringing out the strong sculpt work and textures.
If you’re looking for just one Pennywise figure, this is a pretty solid one to go with. There’s a variety of display options with some strong head sculpts. With no balloon, boat or severed arm included, it pairs up perfectly with the Accessory Set as well. Check out an assortment of select photos below, and the full gallery after that.