Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto
Rob Zombie has worn a lot of hats during his career. Music artist, film writer and director, and as of 2009, animated movie developer. Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto wasn't technically his first foray into the world of animation. In fact, fans of the movie Beavis and Butthead Do America can be treated to a fun music video of sorts tucked into the film featuring both Zombie's music and animation style.
For his fans, El Superbeasto was a project long in the works, and one they feared would never come to light. The film started production in 2006, but was put on hold when Zombie switched focus to write and direct the reboot of the Halloween franchise. Upon completing that film, Zombie then went on tour.
It wasn't until 2009 that Zombie announced the film would see completion. True to his word, it was released in September of that same year. Much like his prior work, it quickly reached cult classic status.
In that same year, NECA licensed to produced a batch of figures based on the movie. Much to NECA's MO, the series came and went in the blink of an eye. Only two figures made it to production before the company moved on to other projects.
Was there room for this series to grow? Absolutely. There were plenty of characters NECA left untouched. Unfortunately, this is common for NECA, and action figures in general these days - Produce small lines that feel incomplete. Quickly move on to what may or may not be the next biggest and best thing.
As far as secondary markets go, these aren't breaking banks just yet. Each figure can be grabbed for about $7.00 each - Which is pretty amazing considering their retail price was twice that (if not more).
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