NECA, who has been on fire this San Diego Comic-Con, had a little clarity as to what’s coming in the next year – most of which we’ll probably see prototypes by the 2014 New York Toy Fair.
In addition to landing the Godzilla line, and the possibility of a NEW Freddy Krueger on the horizon, NECA also revealed they had landed rights to do toys based on Planet of the Apes, but offered no explanation as to what exactly they were doing.
Some clarity came in via twitter, as it was explained that they “have the Apes license for both modern & classic” and are “planning on doing a lot with it. [It was a] fave since childhood.” So Apes fan expect a line featuring toys from Twentieth Century Fox’s forthcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and its predecessor Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as well as the Charlton Heston starrer Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). AWESOME.
In other news, NECA plans to continue the Alien universe with 35th Anniversary figures based on Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic. NECA revealed that they’re developing Dallas (Tom Skerritt) in spacesuit (above), as well as the cat Jones (nicknamed “Jonesy” by the crew). They’re also building out the Aliens line with Bishop and the big, bad Queen! Life. Is. Good. If only Sigourney Weaver would allow them to make Ripley…