In 1988, John Carpenter released They Live. In the cult classic film, a nameless drifter (now known as John Nada) moves from city to city, taking any jobs that he can. He’s a man just looking to get by. After taking a job on a construction site, he comes across sunglasses that reveal the truth about the world he lives in. Humanoid aliens have infiltrated every aspect of society. The use subliminal messaging to keep the population unaware of their presence. The specialized lenses in the glasses block out the alien signal, and reveals not only the messaging on our every day advertising, but who among us is one of the ghouls. As Nada takes justice into his own hands, he comes across a group of rebels who stand against the invaders, and look to alert humanity to the danger around them.
About a year ago, NECA released the first of their collectibles based on They Live. The excellent 8″ scale 2-pack featured both a male and a female ghoul from the movie (check out our Photo Gallery). Coming later this year is their figure based on “John Nada“, one of the heroes of the film played by the late Rowdy Roddy Piper. The figure will eventually be joined by Frank Armitage, who was played by the excellent Keith David. Our friends at NECA have sent over an advanced sample of the Nada figure. After the jump you can see a full gallery and review for the upcoming figure, which should hit stores in December.