When you think of John Carpenter’s iconic run of movies in the late 70’s and early 80’s, most will think of The Thing, Halloween, Escape From New York, and probably Big Trouble in Little China. But, between his theatrical releases of Halloween and Escape From New York, he directed an often under appreciated gem in The Fog. Released in 1980, the film focuses on the coastal town of Antonio Bay, California. The town is celebrating it’s centennial when a mysterious fog rolls into town, and people are brutally murdered. The town’s celebration falls on the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Elizabeth Dane, a ship led by a leper named Captain Blake, as he set sail with others to form a new leper colony. But, the ship is purposely misdirected and sinks, killing all those aboard. Now, the ghostly captain and his crew return, searching for what is rightfully theirs, and killing any who gets in their way.
Now, 38 years after the release of the film, we have our very first action figure from The Fog! The new Captain Blake figure is part of NECA’s 8″ scale retro Mego inspired line. The figure is in stores now. We grabbed the figure from sponsor Entertainment Earth. Check out the photo gallery and review after the jump.