Inspired by the Classic 1989 NES Video Game
Freddy is the companion piece to the Friday the 13th Classic Video Game Jason, one of the hottest SDCC Exclusives this Summer. Released in 1989 for the super popular 8-Bit home console, the video game Nightmare on Elm Street is so bad… it’s good.
A cult classic if there ever was one, NECA’s Freddy Krueger (1989 Video Game Appearance) will be a fully articulated 7-inch figure done up in that truly horrifying video game deco. This figure comes in a special window box packaging with opening flap to re-create the look and feel of the classic 1989 video game packaging.
Freddy Kruger has a new set of figures based on the movie, Nightmare on Elm Street.
“Powerglove Freddy” complete with brand new head sculpt, powerglove right arm and removable hat. Also from Freddy’s Dead, we have “Fred Krueger: The Springwood Slasher” featuring the likeness of actor Robert Englund as he appeared as Freddy before the burns. Presented in his human form with photo realistic portrait, gloved right hand, unburned left hand, and removable hat. This is how Freddy looked before he became the monster that haunts your dreams.
Nightmare on Elm Street might have been a big success, but the continuation of the franchise and its strange popularity have allowed it to fall comfortably into the “cult classic” zone. And we’ve got two new figures that only serve as a reminder of what this has become.
You’ve got 2 choices of Freddy Krueger right here: Dream Warriors Freddy (including a teeny tiny Elm Street house) and Dream Master Freddy, featuring a number of parts from the bodies of his victims–charming, isn’t he? They’re made by Neca so you can expect some amazing sculpting and great design, plus a post that’s perfectly display-friendly.
Jackie Earle Haley recently took over for Robert Englund as the villainous nightmare-hopper Freddy Kruger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The reviews are generally rough on the film, but for the most part, critics are pretty kind to the lead, calling it a solid performance that doesn’t try to emulate his predecessor, but also doesn’t distance itself from it to the point of being unrecognisable.
What no one mentions, however, is that the winning formula to revamping Freddy might just be making him ridiculously cute:
That’s the new 10-inch figure from the Living Dead Dolls collection, a rendering of Krueger so sweet it might cause cavities–which might at least keep you awake!
He’s modelled on the 2010 incarnation of Freddy, so the glove is the updated version, but the rest of it (including the removable hat) is perfectly loyal to the original. The doll comes in a window box perfect for collectors, but if you’re so inclined you can take him out and make yourself one of the world’s most unnerving teddy bears.
There’s a brand new poster out for this year’s remake/reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. We’ve already seen Freddy’s complete new look in the A Nightmare on Elm Street action figures, but nevertheless the foreboding new poster makes us wonder what lurks in the shadow of the hat and just how terrifying it’s going to be. Some might lament the apparent loss of the humour that seems to be the hallmark of modern remakes (grim grittiness = awesome?), but at least the poster indicates that they’ve still got the original in mind.
I suppose I could have done without the added details of the beat-up hat and torn sweater (if he’s an immortal dream monster, why does he only have one set of clothes?), but I think we can all just keep our fingers crossed for the best while expecting the worst and try to enjoy the ride.
For the rest of our Nightmare on Elm Street items, from posters to figures, check our the Nightmare on Elm Street section over at CmdStore!
The new, considerably more unnerving Freddy Krueger will be slashing his way into theatres (and nightmares) April 30th. But as usual, the film’s release is preceded by the action figures so here are the two new figures we’ve gotten of Jackie Earle Haley as the ravamped Freddy Krueger, taking over the role where Robert Englund left off and lending a far darker feel.
You can see Freddy here in both states: the vicious child murderer he was in life and the malevolent undead monster he would become following his death by fire. It’s clear that they went for a more realistic look here, reminiscent of actual burn victims, but whether this take on the character will be successful remains to be seen.
Each figure stands about 6 inches tall (though most figured nowadays tend to run a little larger than that) and the fact that they’re from NECA translates to expert sculpting and painting. Anyone looking forward to the film should check these ones out, but fans of the franchise as a whole will also be sure to find a ton of movie merch over in our Nightmare on Elm Street section.
Joining the six original members of Mezco’s Cinema of Fear collection are three new figures of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Master’s Debbie Stevens.
Naturally, each one comes with a few buckets of blood tossed across severed limbs, ripped fabric or a vicious weapon and horror fans wouldn’t have it any other way! They’re available individually or in a set and have all arrived in-stock and ready to go.