A lot of press, including Blizzplanet, were eagerly waiting their turn on the line to take photos of the NECA Heroes of the Storm action figures. I was able to take a bunch of photos to share them with our audience.
Blizzad Entertainment provided NECA the Heroes of the Storm videogame’s model files. The prototype figures were then 3D-printed and from these, NECA plans to build the joints and articulations for the final product.
There are two things you must know about the NECA Heroes of the Storm Action Figures shown in our photos:
1. These action figures are currently prototypes, and thus they don’t have joints yet.
2. In addition, you might notice that Illidan and Nova are taller than Stitches. The NECA representative who attended me responded that the big ones are actually 2-UP figures, and that the final product will be the size of Stitches.
NECA also showcased the unpainted Tyrael and Arthas 2-UP-sized prototypes. The Illidan and Nova are slated to ship on July 2015 while all the other NECA Heroes of the Storm Action Figures shown at Toy Fair NY are currently set to TBD (To Be Determined).
I also asked the representative whether there would be more action figures based on the Heroes of the Storm license, and while not official, there might be promotional Heroes if Blizzard Entertainment requests them (Think SDCC-exclusive or BlizzCon-exclusive). Again, not official.
- “NECA is proud to present our first series of 7” scale action figures from Heroes of the Storm™, the upcoming online team brawler filled with favorite characters from Blizzard Entertainment’s vast video game universes! Created in collaboration with Blizzard, these fantastic figures feature game-authentic sculpts and nearly 30 points of articulation for great battle poses. Series 1 includes Illidan Stormrage (World of Warcraft™) and Nova Terra (StarCraft™). Illidan comes with Twin Blades of Azzinoth accessories, and Nova comes with rifle accessory and interchangeable left hand.”
Toy Fair NY 2015 NECA Heroes of the Storm Action Figures Photos