It’s no secret that I am a big fan of the original Blade Runner film, even if some people who write for this site think otherwise of this beautiful movie. So of course I was more than pumped when I heard about the upcoming sequel and when we finally got a teaser for it. Well one of the best toy companies in the game has acquired the rights to the Blade Runner 2049 license and it will be interesting to see what NECA has to show off at Toy Fair next month. Here’s hoping that we will see some figures made based on the original movie as well!
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NECA ANNOUNCES ACTION FIGURE AND COLLECTIBLES LICENSE FOR ‘BLADE RUNNER 2049’
Additional information to be revealed in New York at Toy Fair 2017
JANUARY 2017 – Leading action figure and collectibles maker NECA announced today that it has acquired the license to BLADE RUNNER 2049, the hotly anticipated sequel to the legendary sci-fi movie. The company plans to release a full range of figures, die cast vehicles, replicas, games and more in 2017. Additional details will be revealed at New York’s International Toy Fair in February.
ABOUT BLADE RUNNER 2049
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
The science fiction thriller is directed by Denis Villeneuve (ARRIVAL) and features a star-studded cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
Original BLADE RUNNER director Ridley Scott executive produces the dystopian tale based on characters from the novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Philip K. Dick. Produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Yorkin.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 opens in theaters on October 6, 2017. Visit official website bladerunnermovie.com for more details.
NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) is a leading creator and global distributor of licensed consumer products based on some of the world’s most recognizable movies, video games, comic books, and pop culture. Featured licenses include major properties from Marvel and DC Comics, ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER 2049, GODZILLA, STAR TREK, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, A CHRISTMAS STORY, “Weird Al” Yankovic, as well as major video game properties. The NECA group of companies includes game developer and publisher WizKids and urban vinyl icon Kidrobot.
NECA is part owner of the Muhammad Ali estate and holds a majority ownership to Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., granting NECA the property ownership and management rights to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tennessee, in partnership with ABG and the Presley family.