The NECA Toys They Live 8″ Scale Figure 2-Pack has just hit the NECA eBay Store and the NECA Amazon Store. To commemorate the release, we have an advanced look at the set. In John Carpenter’s cult classic They Live, a nameless drifter (now known as John Nada) is just looking to get by, working any jobs he can. While taking a job on a construction site, he comes across sunglasses that reveal a terrible truth. The specialized lenses block out an alien signal that shows that Earth has been infiltrated by strange looking aliens, masquerading as humans. The aliens are using subliminal messaging to lull the world into a false sense of security, allowing the ghouls to go by unnoticed. As Nada takes justice into his own hands, he comes across a group of rebels who stand against the invading ghouls, and look to alert humanity to the danger around them.
The new 2-pack features two of the “ghouls” from the film. The male and female aliens are revealed at the end of the film, when the world is shown the true appearance of those among them. The figures are part of the retro style clothed figure line. The set includes a magazine and a newspaper with the hidden massages on the front and back. Also included is a TV set that showcases a ghoul masquerading as a politician.
Not only have our friends at NECA supplied us with the figure, but they have confirmed that more figures based on They Live are in the works! They hinted that the likeness rights may have been acquired for some of the cast. After the jump, you can check out my thoughts and photos for the set.