Freddy Krueger turns 30

The first thing you’ll notice about this exciting new offering from NECA and A Nightmare on Elm Street is its wild, bright packaging. It’s more than fitting, as the legacy of this supernatural slasher classic is anything but demure. Lie awake at night thinking about the villainous, blade-handed Freddy Krueger, ready to splice and slice anything that might get in the way of his bloody mission.

It’s the 30th anniversary of the now-renowned film franchise, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with good ol’ Freddy. He’s seven inches tall and will fit right in among your other figurines. We can’t be responsible for what gory things might conspire when you turn out the lights, though.

Everybody wants to snuggle up to Freddy.

Everybody wants to snuggle up to Freddy.

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“Sexy” Freddy Krueger? Bet you never thought you’d see the day

The gorgeous bishoujo series has been a hallmark of creativity for Kotobukiya since it debuted. Now, in a delightfully surprising twist of aesthetic inspiration for their “Freddy vs. Jason” set, Freddy Krueger from the legendary 1984 film offering A Nightmare on Elm Street is getting the bishoujo treatment. But it isn’t in the way you might expect — instead of the gnarled male antagonist seen on the silver screen, Freddy is re-imagined here as a sultry, buxom blonde lady. (I mean, it might have been a bit more entertaining to see a “sexy” dude version of Freddy, but never mind. I guess we’ll have to wait for that one.) She may look nonchalantly blissful, but the razor glove on her right hand shows that she means business.

Talented illustrator Shunya Yamashita and renowned sculptor Takaboku Busujima (Busujimax) are responsible for conceptualizing this horrific beauty, who stands on a “pool-of-blood” base and will look amazing next to the upcoming bishoujo Jason! She stands seven inches tall and is perfect for a chillingly lovely display.

Oh, hey. Didn't see you there.

Oh, hey. Didn’t see you there.

Horror Movies mini-collection in Reaction Series is the perfect trick-or-treat

Boo! Get scary, get spooky and prepare your tastebuds for insane amounts of candy in the true spirit of the season. Part of the Reaction Series, this “Horror Movies” sequence will help you remember your old favorites amidst the fresh autumn chill. choose from Freddy Krueger of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Michael Myers of Halloween, Pinhead of Hellraiser, Sam from Trick ‘r Treat and The Crow of The Crow — or scoop up all six to round out your frightfully delightful ensemble of characters! Don’t get too scared and run away, now.

Freddy is one of six Horror Movies figurines offered in the Reaction Series this fall.

Freddy is one of six Horror Movies figurines offered in the Reaction Series this fall.

NECA Reveals the NEW Freddy Krueger!

As fans recently learned, the Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot stars WATCHMEN’s Jackie Earl Haley as the new Freddy Krueger, taking over from Robert Englund, whose absence is surely going to weigh heavily on audience’s mind no matter how good Haley’s performance. Besides a brief glimpse in the trailer, it’s been unclear just what the new Freddy would look like. And the truth, revealed by Figures.com via NECA, is here in this upcoming Freddy Figure!

It’s definitely a difference, but I’m thinking I like it: over the years, the Freddy Krueger ‘brand’, as it were, has become a true cult hero, but also a bit of a joke as he takes on unlikely foes and becomes more and more ridiculous. The new Haley Krueger definitely has a stranger stare, less of a smile and a creepier, more realistic burn-victim look, which makes him at once more accessible and more horrifying. Of course, it’ll come down to the acting in the end and as we’ve already seen from a number of shows, JEH isn’t low on talent. We’ll just have to wait and see.

But while we’re on the topic, here’s
a link to our selection of non-JEH Freddy Krueger figures from NECA. They’re all awesomely detailed and you should definitely pay special attention to the newest item, a 12-inch deluxe Freddy in real fabric clothing: lift his shirt up to reveal the souls of his victims in his chest!