The 3rd of NECA's SDCC 2020 exclusives leaked a week or so ago when it was found on sale in a Walmart store in the US.
The Unofficial Summer Games Gremlin is based on a 1984 movie advertisement poster showing Stripe in Swimming Gear and tied in to the 1984 Olympic Games in the United States.
This new version uses the existing Stripe Gremlin, now wearing soft goods swimsuit and adorned with snorkel, flippers and Olympic Torch. It would have also lined up really well with the 2020 Olympics had they not been cancelled.
The box is a standard Ultimate format with opening front cover. The design of the box follows the original 1984 "Unofficial Games" poster design.
With SDCC 2020 cancelled, the exclusives will find other routes to market. This set will be sold at Walmart from the 23rd of July for $29.96. It will go online the same day at the NECA Store for both US and iNternational orders. The online sales will be at a higher price of $34.99 and for UK collectors you will be adding around $8 in shipping. That works out at £34 delivered BUT you will be liable for any custom charges.
Based on the ad campaign from 1984 when the Summer Games took place in the US and Gremlins premiered in theaters comes the Unofficial Summer Games Gremlin!
NECA has brought the classic movie advertisement to life with Stripe ready to compete in a sport most befitting for a Gremlin. Swimming! Stripe stands approximately 6″ tall and is wearing a real fabric swimsuit and is equipped with a snorkeling mask, flippers, and torch.
Packaged in collector-friendly window box with opening flap.
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