Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dead Space and Dead Space 2 (NECA)

Dead Space

Though Dead Space was initially touted as a survival horror sci-fi series by developer EA, fans of the series refer to it more as an action horror sci-fi series. The reason for this is because there was anything but a challenge to survive once players upgraded weapons, found massive stores of ammo and health packs, and essentially walked all over the game with a fully upgraded Isaac Clarke.

That's not to say the game was bad - In personal opinion, far from it. The game was a lot of fun, had a lot of replay value, and overall told a great story. It was because of these elements that the game not only spawned a franchise of games, but also that NECA produced some great figures for the fans.

Unfortunately for fans, the only offerings were Isaac Clarke - Two of which were the same figure, just with bloody variants and a weapon change up.

A neat function on the figures was a light up feature. With the push of a button, Isaac's mask would light up, giving it that eerie yet awesome glow as seen in the game.

Isaac Clarke with Plasma Cutter

Bloody Isaac Clarke with Ripper

Technically, the San Diego Comic Con figure below was the first figure released in the series. It also remains one of the most sought out, yet common figures produced.

Isaac Clarke in Unitologist Suit

Dead Space 2

With the success of the game franchise and toys, NECA developed an all new series of figures based on the sequel, Dead Space 2 in 2011. This time we got an all new Isaac Clarke, and finally an enemy for him to tangle with - a Necromorph Slasher.

NECA shied away from exclusives and variants this time around, and as a whole seemed to lose interest in the series before it even got off the ground. Then again, NECA has always been known for making incredibly small lines that feel incomplete and abandoned.

Isaac Clarke

Necromorph Slasher

We've noticed a trend with video game based figures. A lot of times the figures sit on shelves warming pegs for months, but then one day get clearanced out and disappear. Fast forward a year or two down the road, and suddenly everyone wants them now that they're not available, and prices skyrocket.

These figures are going to set you back if they're something you're looking for these days. On average, opened ones sell for between $20.00 and $25.00, while sealed ones tend to go between $35.00 and $50.00. On occasion, the sealed ones have been known to sell for even more.

Join us next time when we take a look at Pirates of the 7 Seas!

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