NECA - Retro Friday the 13th Part 2 Jason Voorhees

At this point it seems the resurgence of MEGO inspired collectibles shows no signs of slowing down.  Fans love the aesthetics of the toys and I'm betting companies are pretty happy with the tooling costs.  The latest in Neca's retro line is "sack head" Jason from Friday the 13th Part 2, and while it wasn't initially on my "buy list" I couldn't say no when I saw it hanging on the shelf.





Jason uses the same body as past retro figures, the medium build frame sports 14 points of articulation, just enough to capture Jason in a few of his "I'm about to kill someone" poses.  The clothing used on the particular figure really surprised me, there's a quality here that isn't normally abundant in clothing of this particular scale.  


The sack comes off to reveal inbred Jason, if you're reading this I'm sure you're familiar with the various incarnations of Jason throughout the series, and while they weren't always constant they were each memorable in their own way.  Neca uses their previous Part 2 sculpt which looks great and has even more visible detail in it's slightly larger size.  The feet and hands feature a bit of weathering giving 'em a nice grimy look.  


The Crystal Lake killer includes a machete, pick-ax, and pitchfork.


The idea of owning every single incarnation of Voorhees in one matching scale was once a pipe dream, now thanks to this new retro resurgence it seems it's simply just a matter of time.  With Neca at the helm you can definitely expect quality, and while these use the same basic body with the clothing it's hardly noticeable.  I imagine once we get into Hodder territory they'll make a few necessary changes.  This retro Part 2 Jason is an awesome collectible perfect for any Friday fan!

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