Kept you waiting, eh? It’s been a hot minute since we’d heard much about NECA’s Heroes of the Storm action figure line. After some pretty rocking releases for the Blizzard property in 2015 we expected to see something last year, but unfortunately, delays occurred. Hopefully, everything is back on track now with NECA showing off three characters from the line with an expected release date of second quarter 2017.
Warcraft’s Thrall and Sylvannas Windrunner, as well as Starcraft’s Jim Raynor will be joining the previous five releases in NECA’s action figure line. Check out the painted 2-up prototypes from NECA’s Toy Fair 2017 showroom.
And Team Fortress 2? I thought that was dead and we had no hope of completing the team! Turns out NECA and Valve worked it out and they will get to finish what they started. The Medic, Sniper, and Scout will finally complete the Team Fortress 2 roster. Third quarter of 2017 is the expected release date.
Hope you held on to your original releases!
Update: I got a chance to talk to Randy Falk from NECA regarding the Team Fortress 2 missing three release. Multiple people asked me if they would be doing the blue variants, or if they will be reissuing the prior figures. I was told that this deal is weeks fresh so not everything has been ironed out. Valve came to them recently about maybe completing the team and doing some stuff for the 10 year anniversary of Team Fortress 2.
He hopes that they can work it out so that both new and old fans can have access to the entire team, possibly in both color schemes. They also may have a couple surprises planned. We shall see how it goes, but either way getting that team completed would be a feat as it would be the first toy/collectible line ever to do so with TF2.
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