Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Preview: NECA Hunger Games Action Figures

And now that the holidays and all that damn NON STOP PRESENT WRAPPING is done, we look forward into 2012 and all the fantastical toys we will find there. First stop is at the house of NECA, where they excel in translating movie monsters and heroes into excellent action figures, all in a relatively similar scale meaning you can finally have Rocky going into battle against Voldemort. Killer. Now NECA take on what is gearing up to be the most popular license of the new year...HUNGER GAMES!!

NECA recently confirmed the coming of Hunger Games action figures to compliment the line of jewelry, slap bracelets and other nick nacks they are already producing, beginning with Katniss Everdeen (as portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence). And now..a sneak peek!!

So here's my are looking at Katniss Everdeen (as was previously noted), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

UPDATE: YES!! 3 for 3! The pre-orders just went up and these are indeed the figures we though they were. Each figure stands roughly 6 3/4" tall and comes with their own character specific accessories, all in a Clamshell packaging.

Here's the movie synopsis:

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in The Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

American Battle Royale much? “The Hunger Games” hits theaters March 23rd, 2012.

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