Ever since the NECA got involved with producing Valve-licensed merchandise in June of last year, they’ve been releasing a steady stream of swag, taken straight out of the Valveverse. But there hasn’t really been anything of note – anything that really captured my attention. Until now, that is.
Meet the world’s first ever official Gordon Freeman action figure! Drum roll, please.
And drum roll right down, because this looks nothing like Gordon Freeman. Although I will admit that considering we never actually see Gordon in any of the games, I suppose it doesn’t matter that much at the end of the day – as long as he has glasses and a goatee, and the classic hairdo (we’re excluding the old ponytail, of course), it’ll pass.
Aside from that, the HEV suit looks pretty great – quite authentic (although the torso area looks just a tad awkward), and with a lot of lovely detail. The Gordon action figure, which stands at precisely 7 inches (so around 17.7 centimeters), also comes with: the iconic crowbar; the Gravity Gun; the Pheropod bugbomb; and of course, a little headcrab. Apparently, he’s also got 2 sets of inter-changeable hands and over 20 points of articulation.
The action figure is priced at $18, and is set to be released some time in September. It’s an okay price, I suppose – hopefully we see more Half-Life merchandise from NECA soon. Preferably before Valve decides to announce… yeah, you know.
And in other Valve merchandise news…
Gaming Heads have debuted the Portal 2 Sentry Turret statue, in standard as well as exclusive variants. The standard version is priced at $300, while the exclusive version costs $325, but includes a built-in voice module that plays a wide variety of Sentry Turret voice lines. Both versions will ship some time in Q4 2012.
And lastly, the Official Valve Store has completely surpassed my expectations for Valve-themed merchandise once and for all, with more new merchandise than ever before, on all fronts. These guys know how to do business, alright – do check it all out.