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palitoy
Dec 5, '17, 2:41 PM
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Since it’s debut in the 1980s, Bob Clarke’s wonderful “A Christmas Story” has gone from memorable cult film to absolute beloved classic. When something is beloved around the holidays these days, well, here comes the merchandise!

NECA has quietly been dominating this market in the 8″ scale with their previous releases from holiday centered films like Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. So, A Christmas story is not only logical, it’s downright welcome!

For this photo review, we chose “The Old Man” figure because not only as ardent fans of The Night Stalker, but actor Darren McGavin actually was the Supreme Commander of Mego’s Eagle Force, so it’s just serendipitous.


http://www.megomuseum.com/up-close-the-old-man-from-necas-a-christmas-story/

Brown Bear
Dec 5, '17, 7:38 PM
I those these review. Great pics. Mine arrived yesterday for Christmas.

Earth 2 Chris
Dec 6, '17, 4:53 PM
I put in some HEAVY hints for my birthday next week. Let's hope my movie counterpart arrives. I am very much Ralphie's old man. From jubilant to ticked off in mere seconds.

Chris

Remco Monster
Dec 10, '17, 2:43 PM
Got my Old Man yesterday and Neca did a really, really nice job on him. I may have to buy another though, because this one is becoming Kolchak.

Earth 2 Chris
Dec 13, '17, 9:47 AM
Got The Old Man AND Ralphie for my birthday, from my wife and sister, respectively! I love them!

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Chris

warlock664
Dec 15, '17, 4:53 PM
Got my Old Man yesterday and Neca did a really, really nice job on him. I may have to buy another though, because this one is becoming Kolchak.

I had also considered doing that, but after having him in-hand, I don't feel either head is suitable for Kolchak. Both are clearly McGavin, but the expressions don't lend themselves to the Kolchak character. Well, maybe the angry head would make a good yelling-at-Vincenzo-or-"Uptight" version.

Remco Monster
Dec 18, '17, 8:02 PM
I had also considered doing that, but after having him in-hand, I don't feel either head is suitable for Kolchak. Both are clearly McGavin, but the expressions don't lend themselves to the Kolchak character. Well, maybe the angry head would make a good yelling-at-Vincenzo-or-"Uptight" version.

I initially thought the same, but Kolchak can be seen doing both of these expressions, though maybe not quite as exaggerated. Will work just fine for me. No other McGavin likeness out there nearly as good.

jacoblb
Apr 14, '18, 3:34 PM
I want to make a Kolchak figure. I don't suppose NECA parts out things like FTC. I would just want the head. Maybe someone can sell me a recast?

PNGwynne
Apr 16, '18, 7:26 PM
You know, if someone buys one of these for Kolchak, I could use the sweater. :grin: