SDCC 2012: NECA Brings Ash Out of the Past and Into the Con

"Groovy." That's the sentiment we had upon seeing the latest, and greatest, SDCC 2012 premiere on the NECA website: Hero From the Sky Ash! Yes, they're bringing Ash to SDCC as a con-exclusive action figure that embodies the classic cinematic masterpiece that that is the ending to Evil Dead II. While the photos of the prototype don't show it, the figure is listed as having multiple articulation points in the legs like NECA's previous Ash figures.

Read on for all the info from our Deadite-lovin' friends over at NECA, along with more pics of Ash in all his unbridled glory!

Hard to believe, but it’s been 25 years since director Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 was released. One of the best cult horror films of all time, it introduced us to the Deadites, the Necronomicon, and most of all, to Bruce Campbell’s character, Ash, the wise-crackin’ S-Mart employee who saws off his own hand and replaces it with a chainsaw. He’s one of our all-time favorite cinematic heroes. How could he not be? Who wouldn’t love that face?

The third and latest in our series of 2012 San Diego Comic Con exclusives is Hero from the Sky Ash, which captures the young Mr. Campbell as he was at the end of the film. Bloodied, haggard, confused, having killed his girlfriend and a Deadite version of himself, terrified and mysteriously transported through time, Ash emerged in what would become the setting for Army of Darkness (another classic! Go watch it!) and was faced with a whole new round of Deadites to re-kill.

We’ve done Ash before in a series of Evil Dead 2 7? action figures, but Hero from the Sky Ash — aside from being SDCC exclusive — perfectly captures one of the most important moments in Evil Dead 2. A sepia-toned paint job brings out not just nostalgia for the 25th Anniversary of Evil Dead 2, but also the desert Ash found himself (and his car, oddly enough) transported to. Just look at the surprise on that face.

But Ash here is more than just a great chin! Check out our Hero from the Sky’s full articulation below:

Ball jointed Neck

Ball Jointed Shoulders

Insert Molded Ball Hinged Elbows

Ball Jointed Wrists

Ball Jointed Chest

Ball Jointed Waist


Mid-Thigh Swivels

Insert Molded Ball Hinged Knees

Ball Jointed Ankles

Chainsaw Swivels

Shotgun Stores in Holster on Figure’s Back

But There’s More:

Hero From The Sky Ash comes with an exclusive display base! Can you see what we added to this very unique display base?

Let’s get groovy.

Hero from the Sky Ash comes in clamshell packaging and will be available at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con. Don’t forget our other series of Evil Dead 7? action figures as well. And if you missed our other announcements of con-exclusives — the Giant-Man HeroClix or the Cloaked City Hunter Predator — be sure to check those out, and stay tuned for another reveal next week. We promise it’s one you’ll be dreaming about!

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