New Moon: Series 2 – Shirtless Jacob and Sparkling Edward

Love it or hate it, Twilight is here to stay…at least for a couple more years as we await the coming of the last two films. And with the marketing machine behind Stephanie Meyer’s juggernaut of a franchise still going strong, NECA’s released a whole new wave of figures as the second series from their New Moon collection.

For fans of the series, this is a blessing. For those who can’t stand it, well…these might be the most alarming yet as, on top of a second Edward and a figure of Jasper, Series 2 brings us…SPARKLE EDWARD (above) and SHIRTLESS JACOB.

Yes, that’s correct. One figure devoted to Edward as he appears in the sun (why these vampires sparkle rather than burn, I don’t know, but such is the watered-down monster of our time) and another to those who just want to see Taylor Lautner with his top off. You can see the whole set (and the original Twilight figures) over in CmdStore’s Twilight section and here’s a look at what you can expect from everybody’s favourite shirtless werewolf.

Personally, though, I think I’ll be sticking with Benicio Del Toro in the upcoming The Wolf Man. And we’ve got figures from that, too, which I can definitely say I prefer even if he keeps his shirt on.