Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SDCC 2013: NECA's First 5 Celebrity Simpsons Revealed

A short time back, we announced that NECA, those masters of 7 inch action figures (primarily based on films), would be tackling The Simpsons cartoon series in a way no one has before. ONE CELEBRITY AT A TIME!! I instantly started sending Randy Falk hand written letters in crayon on construction paper asking when he would be putting The Ramones in this line. It's been a good use of my time. I've sent 29 so far. Today, we get a CGI'd up look at the first 5.

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA Booth 3145) today revealed artwork showcasing the first five celebrities included in the limited edition guest star merchandise program celebrating 25 seasons of THE SIMPSONS. Announced at Licensing Expo 2013, the first five guest stars include, Hugh Hefner, James Brown, Yao Ming, Tom Hanks, and Kid Rock.

The limited-edition boutique collection includes more than one dozen assorted product categories, which feature each star’s animated likeness as depicted in THE SIMPSONS and THE SIMPSONS MOVIE. Products include collectible miniatures and figures, apparel, games and puzzles, and more, and will begin rolling out globally in early 2014.

Coinciding with the reveal, NECA is also inviting fans to visit the official THE SIMPSONS Facebook page where visitors can share their favorite guest stars that have appeared as themselves on the TV series and in the film over the past 25 years. The most requested guest stars will be considered for inclusion in the merchandise program. Additionally, ten Facebook participants will be selected to receive a special Simpsons prize.


  1. Thanks for the picture — will these be in the same scale as the old Playmates line?

    1. Hasn't been addressed yet, but knowing NECA I'd say yes. I'll get an official word tho. Hang tight.

  2. Great reporting.

    Will they be creating regular Springfield characters if this line is a success?

    Thanks Paul —