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Vault Review: NECA Nightmare on Elm Street NES Freddy

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But what really sets this Freddy apart is his awesomely terrible color scheme.  You readers know I love garish figures, and this one definitely fits the bill.  In order to get the full video game feel, Freddy’s been decked out in his extremely limited 8 bit colors.  But even in this limited neon red and brown existence, the paint job itself is still nicely done.  This is most evident on the apps that bring out the detail of the sculpt on his head and teeth.  There are even blood stains on his glove blades that I didn’t even notice until I started taking pictures.

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If the figure has one downside, it’s in articulation.  Everything above the waist is pretty good.  His head, waist, and wrists are all ball joints, while his elbows and shoulders are swivel/hinges.  But below the belt his pants are one solid piece.  His ankles have ball joints, but their limited by the sculpt on cuffs of his trousers.  Freddy never really had to move around much to mess with people’s minds, and I do like that he can at least make a lot of grand gestures.  It’s just unfortunate he’s not able to get a bit more dynamic when posing in fights with his NES Jason counterpart.

As for accessories, Freddie only comes with his hat.  But what more do you need?

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I have to give major props to NECA.  They’ve discovered an inventive new way to expand on the properties they already hold, while at the same time appealing to my vintage childhood loves.  NES inspired figures is the non-existent toy line I never knew I wanted.  And with the upcoming release of and 8 bit Robocop, it seems to be a line that I’m not going to be stopping anytime soon.

-Vault

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9 comments to Vault Review: NECA Nightmare on Elm Street NES Freddy

  • He-Mullet

    This is where NECA is a hit or miss for me: Articulation. I HATEHATEHATE the semi statue figures. This is why I skipped NECA’s HP, Kill Bill, Twilight (yeah! I said Twilight!) and other lines.

  • J. Lee

    Funny I have no memory of this game but the Friday the 13th one I do. Weird or just lucky but yes its so ugly its BEAUTIFUL! The legs not having joints is a weird thing but not a deal breaker and the packaging is too cool.

    I am trying to recall if their was a Texas Chainsaw Massacre game now.

  • Brainlock

    yeah, I’d pass on the LPS, too. These days, that’s a big deal breaker for me. Why drop all that money on something that may not balance right and take a header if the cat walks by it wrong?

    I do have to laugh at the color scheme. That last shot looks like it was taken out of a 70s Scooby Doo cartoon. The hands and head sculpt look nice, tho. Does the sweater have a good texture to it, too?

  • dayraven

    do i detect a little sassy sashay from mr krueger there? oh, i think i do!

  • I am loving these. Kudos to NECA for tapping into a nostalgia driven sub-line that to the best of my knowledge has never been done before. Looking forward to Robocop!

  • Faugh

    I love NECA, but they need to release a Freddy with proper leg articulation.

  • I just don’t like that the upcoming 8 bit Robocop has painted-on highlights. If not for that, it would just be Robocop in a kind of neat shade of blue, and would finally give me an excuse to pick up the version of the mold that has the opening leg.

  • I was so on board with this guy when announced..then I saw his legs and easily passed on him