NECA and Loot Crate - now called the Loot Company - are working under the same umbrella now and as such we are starting to see new opportunities for product that started with the 7 inch scale NECA Tec-Shield Batman figure offered as a Loot Crate subscriber exclusive.
Now this burgeoning partnership has expanded very quickly to a Kickstarter type campaign for new NECA products. The idea is simple, NECA and Loot Crate share a new NECA product via the Loot Launcher element of the website. The figures have a set number of commitments to meet and once that level is reached the figure will be produced and sent to everyone who backed it.
This is very similar to the Haslab project from Hasbro, but in this case NECA have been smart and are going with smaller value product. The Loot Launcher option also has International distribution built in so is open to most of the globe and no-one is actually charged until the product reaches its goal date and the goal has been met.
One of the first items NECA are working this through with is a new Gremlin set, as shown at NYCC 2019. The pack includes the Ultimate Gremlin figure and then provides you with a raft of other accessories so you can dress up your Gremlin as you wish.
There are soft goods clothes to make the Smoking Gremlin with Fedora hat and cigarette, the flasher Gremlin with overcoat, and the Flashdancer with leggings and crop top. You also have a raft of other accessories such as the Poker Chips, Bow Tie and Visor for the Poker Gremlin and the Hand Puppet for the Puppeteer. There are then sunglasses, beer mug and playing cards for even more mayhem.
If we back this as a UK customer we will be paying $49.99 for the item and $10 shipping to UK. That is about £49 at todays exchange rate, although that will fluctuate.
If you want to back the Spirit of Splinter figure and accessory set, you have until the 17th of November to back it. This is the date you will be charged if it is successful. It will ship in Spring 2020.
This 6” Gremlin figure features 2 brand new exclusive outfits: a “Flasher” Raincoat with detailed buttons & waist belt; and a “Flashdancer” outfit featuring a sweatshirt and legwarmers! PLUS, you also get an assortment of brand new accessories, including a Poker Chip Pile, Bow Tie, Visor, Mallet, Hand Puppet, Fedora, bonus interchangeable hands, Sunglasses, Frosty Mug, Cigarettes, and Playing Cards to further accessorize your Gremlin collection!