NECA has finally brought us one of the most requested figures of all time! Ignite the magic of ’80s and ’90s cult film with the Deluxe Bat Gremlin from acclaimed toy manufacturers NECA. A staple of the 1990 movie Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Bat Gremlin stands six inches tall and boasts an impressive wingspan of 18 inches!
This detailed re-creation of the puppet seen in Gremlins 2 is fully articulated, including hinged ears, hinged jaw, and jointed arms that allow the wings to spread open and fold closed. He stands in perfect scale to NECA’s other Gremlins figures and comes with a “flight” display stand. Click the image below to learn more!
We may be halfway through the 2010s, but the epic American horror-comedy film Gremlins 2: The New Batch from the very cusp of the 1990s still deserves some kind of celebration. It’s less dark and more slapstick than the original, and the parodies of other classic ’90s works like the Rambo movies make Gremlins 2 an iconic experience of the decade. The original puppets are now highly prized collectors’ pieces, but NECA has re-made a select few as part of their fifth series of Mogwai characters.
And now, you can own three of the cuddliest, most hilarious stars from the on-screen funny show. Grab Patches, Zoe and Gary, with enough articulation to make them waddle to and fro (with your help), as well as NECA’s signature eye-rolling mechanism. They’re special concept Mogwais created by Rick Baker Studios specifically for the film, making them all the more valuable to your collection. Purchase all three at once for an exclusive price deal.
How can something be so adorable and so sinister-looking at the same time?
Continuing the ever popular Mogwai series, we went deep into the vaults for this new assortment of cuddly creatures. These are concept Mogwais that were created by Rick Baker Studios for Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Over the past 20 years the original puppets have turned up at auction or in the hands of private collectors. We gathered all known references to create three of these special Mogwai figures.
This series includes Patches, Zoe, and Gary. Each Mogwai is articulated at the ears, neck, shoulders, forearms, wrists and thighs and also features our signature poseable rolling eyeball mechanism.
Release Date: November 2014
GIZMO (sad edition), STRIPE and HASKINS are available individually or as a set and make up the third series of Gremlins figures from Neca. Each one is about 7 inches tall and features some pretty expert sculpting — seriously, you’ve gotta check out the fur. Each one features poseable eyes and reminds you of a better time when the Gremlins franchise was still a thing. Let’s get back there asap.
To get in the spirit, check out NECA’s awesome CULT CLASSICS line. Everyone from Michael Myers (above) to Hannibal Lecter, The Crow to Shaun of the Dead can be found in this growing collection and they all look just brilliant. Check ’em out and have a happy Halloween!
For a film to go from mere cult hit to a true cult classic, it doesn’t have to win any popularity contests, nor does it have to creep its way into the mainstream. Rather, the test that will determine the films that can call themselves true “cult classics” is the test of time. In ten years, will its fans still embrace it with the same fervour? Twenty years? Thirty? Films like Evil Dead, Gremlins, Flash Gordon and a host of others seemed to already have cemented their place in the annals of cult film history, but we can look forward to a future of many more fringe movies kept alive by fans.
And of course, when fans want to keep something alive, it isn’t only the production and distribution companies that respond: the toy-makers get involved, too! Which means that action figure lines like NECA’s Cult Classic collection probably won’t be slowing down anytime soon!
So far, they’ve already released more than eight sets of toys, ranging from characters like American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman and Silence of the Lambs’ Hannibal Lecter to Die Hard’s John McClane and the eponymous Shaun of the Dead. But now, over at CmdStore.com, you can find the latest sets of toys, plus a brand new series available for pre-order!
The new group of figures is known as “The Iconic Series” and for good reason: here are five characters who have not only withstood the test of time, but have become a part of a lexicon beyond that of film students or superfans. Even those less than crazy about non-mainstream film will definitely be familiar with these five: a Gremlin (Brain), Hellraiser’s Pinhead, Halloween’s Michael Myers, Beetlejuice and The Crow’s Eric Draven. For those merely seeking their favourite, these 6-inch figures can be purchased individually, but collectors can also pick ’em up as a set. Just click the link below to take a look!