Some exciting News coming from NECA concerning yet another horror icon getting the action figure treatment!
Since the success of of NECA’s release of the Jason Voorhees action figure modeled after the original Nintendo video game, Friday The 13th. NECA has decided to try their luck at releasing yet another video game theme horror icon action figure.
This time…. Leatherface!
You may not know it, as still a lot of people don’t, but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror movie got a video game release back in the early 80’s. It was played on the now vintage Atari 2600!
This action figure will be released in a similar fashion that the Jason figure was. The box will be modeled after the video games cartridge box.
Some details from the NECA website:
Leatherface stands 7″ tall and has over 25 points of articulation for great poses. The figure comes with vinyl apron and chainsaw accessory. Special paint deco reproduces the game’s stylized look. Comes in special window box packaging that faithfully recreates the look and feel of the classic video game cartridge box.
This action figure is scheduled for an October 2015 release. Other then that, there are not to many other details to report on.
Leatherface Action Figure! Keep in mind, this Leatherface is modeled after the character in the Atari 2600 game. Graphics back then were not so great!
Video game replica box that the Leatherface action figure will come in. It has been modeled after the Wizard Video game cartridge box.
Keep in mind that product designs can be subject to change. But it gives you an idea!
Here is the original video game cartridge and box:
The 1978 Halloween horror movie also got a game release on the Atari 2600! And as you can imagine, YES, both games are highly sought after collectibles! They were both put out by the Wizard Video company. Wizard Video is quite popular among collectors of horror movies. Wizard Video packaged many of their movies in what is called “big box” vhs boxes. They also had other types of boxes their movies came in. Some are more rare then others. There is also an elusive rare Wizard Video poster of a zombie with his arms over flowing with Wizard Video big boxes. It is also fairly hard to find and rare.
Most retail stores would not stock these games due to the fact of the games graphic violence! Now that is pretty funny given the level of in game graphic violence in today’s modern video games. However, some stores did keep the games behind counters for purchase, IF you thought to ask about it.
Just imagine what these horror movie games could be like today! These games would be EPIC!
Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the Atari 2600: