NECA Planning Dog – Creature Figure from ‘The Thing’

This is a horror collectible that will keep your cat off the shelf.

Inspired by John Carpenter’s 1982 classic the Thing, NECA dropped a chilling image of an infamous dog-creature figure in the film. Check out the short video that shows two versions of the collectible–courtesy of this page.

The two different, yet horrifying 3D concept designs of the figure show the parasitic sled dog, complete with mutated appendages and familiar blood-red flesh. As noted, these collectibles are in progress and await licensor approval.

The creepy dog ​​actually makes two cinematic appearances – first in the original horror movie, then in the 2011 prequel (also titled the Thing) from director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and screenwriter Eric Heisserer.

the original the Thing– directed by Carpenter from a screenplay by Bill Lancaster – was based on the 1938 short story by John W. Campbell Jr. WHO Goes The? and was part of a long line of horror films that were a flop at first, but achieved cult status on home video and television.

the Thing– starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and Keith David – follows a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter “The Thing” – a parasitic alien life form that assimilates, then mimics, other organisms.

Released to mostly negative reviews (“instant trash” and “miserable excess”), the film earned less than $20 million on a $15 million budget. But, in hindsight, it’s now hailed as one of the best horror/SF films ever made and spawned haunted house attractions, board games, comic books, and a video game.

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