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NECA Reveals New Action Figures at the New York Toy Fair, Including Bob Ross

NECA revealed a number of toys at the recent 2019 New York Toy Fair, most of which were horror or sci-fi related, but there was one action figure that stood out from the rest: Bob Ross.

Painter Bob Ross was the host of the instructional TV show The Joy of Painting which ran from January 11, 1983, until May 17, 1994. During each episode Ross would teach how to paint a landscape. Ross was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1994 and had to retire; he died on July 4, 1995 at the age of 52. The 8” tall articulated action figure has Bob Ross dressed in his signature look from the show and comes with a paint palette, 2 brushes, a palette knife, and a large easel display.

Other figures revealed by NECA at the fair were:


  • Ultra Deluxe Crash Bandicoot
  • the Amphibian Man from The Shape of Water
  • 8” Clothed Michael Myers from Halloween (2018)


¼ scale articulated figures

  • Pennywise from It (2017): Comes with interchangeable hands and red balloon
  • Michael Myers from Halloween (2018): Comes with a knife, hammer, and victim’s head!

Ultimates 7” figures

  • Ultimate Michael Myers from Halloween 2 (1981). Comes with 3 heads, syringe, knife, hammer, and opening jack o’ lantern.
  • Ultimate Roy Burns, the deranged impostor Jason from Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Comes with removable mask with blue chevrons that were unique to Part 5, cleaver, hunting knife, machete, garden shears, road flare, railroad spike.
  • Ultimate Pennywise v 2 from It (1996) miniseries. Comes three all new interchangeable heads, plus interchangeable hands (including a massive monster hand), “Turn Back Now” balloon and 3-D “emerging hand” book


from the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie

  • Godzilla v.2 12” head-to-tail action figure with an attachable blast effect.
  • Rodan 7” action figure with articulated wings that comes with a display base with support rod for simulated in-air poses.

5.5” Classic figures

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  • Berserker Predator with removable mask
  • Neomorph Alien with baby neomorph

from the 2018 Predator movie

  • Ultimate Fugitive Predator. Comes with 2 new interchangeable heads (unmasked closed mouth and masked with glowing red LED eyes), 5 interchangeable hands, battle damaged mask, shuriken and rifle.
  • Ultimate Emissary #2. Comes with interchangeable masked and unmasked heads, 2 pairs of hands, and rifle accessory.

Assorted Toony Toons 6” action figures

  • Includes Freddy (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason (Friday the 13th), Pennywise (IT 1990 miniseries), and Pennywise (IT 2018 movie).


8” clothed action figures

  • Decker from Nightbreed
  • Sam from Trick R Treat
  • Alien 2 pack from John Carpenters They Live
  • Pennywise from It (2017)


8” clothed action figures

  • Sloth and Chunk 2 pack (Goonies)
  • Bob Ross from the TV show Joy of Painting


Classic Harley Quinn Head Knocker

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