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[Toy Fair ’12] Part One: NECA Nabs ‘Prometheus’ Rights, ‘Walking Dead’ Season Two Comes In Zombie Head!

While it’s still unclear if NECA has anything new to show on the convention floor (other than a ginormous Ivan Drago prototype that I’d kill for), the toy company continues to work its way deep into our hearts with the announcement that they’ll be releasing action figures based on Ridley Scott’s forthcoming Prometheus, the prequel to Alien arriving in theaters June 8. It’ll be nice to venture out of the gross AvP territory that was milked to death — and it’s about timer we’ll be able to get our hands on a Space Jockey (and to think, they should be sized correctly). They also revealed that they’ve extended licenses for classic Alien and Predators, so clear more shelf room (this means it’s time to sell those stupid McFarlane Toys airy Tale figures, hear me?)

Anchor Bay is using Toy Fair to announce the second season of “The Walking Dead” for Blu-ray. The season comes featuring an exclusive zombie statue case created by McFarlane Toys, says MTV, who also p[provided a first look inside. Based on an actual television zombie bust designed by Emmy Award-winning Special Effects Make-up Supervisor and Co-Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Group. No release or extras have been announced yet.

In addition, Diamond Select Toys has joined forces with Robert Kirkman to produce a new line of Minimates based on his “The Walking Dead” comic book series. Check out a promo images inside.

From EMCE Toys comes the above “Working Stiffs” bobbleheads, along with the below pictured “A Very Scary Christmas” caroling cadavers snowglobe. They’re also producing a line of cute plush dolls called “Shock Puppets” by artist Ophelia von Gray. Get more on their Facebook page.



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