March 02, 2004
NECA is producing a series of seven-inch action figures based on the surprise summer blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean._ The "PG-13" rated Pirates earned well over $305 million at the domestic box office, making it the third highest grossing film released in 2003 behind only The Return of the King and Finding Nemo._ For NECA, which specializes in creating movie-based action figures for older collectors (see "NECA Targets Older Collectors"
, Pirates of the Caribbean, driven by Johnny Depp's wildly eccentric performance, which liberated his buccaneer character's inner Keith Richards, could be the perfect property._ The first series of seven-inch action figures should retail for $9.99 (MSRP) each and include Capt. Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Capt. Barbosa, and a Skeleton/Zombie Pirate._ In addition to the seven-inch action figures NECA is also planning to get to the heart of the film's appeal by releasing an eighteen-inch Capt. Jack Sparrow with Motion Activated Sound (MSRP: $39.99).
The fact that NECA's Pirates of the Caribbean figures will debut a year after the film opened, is actually a plus for many independent pop culture retailers._ The heavy discounters aren't likely to waste precious shelf space on action figures for a film from last year._ The question for pop culture retailers becomes, is Pirates of the Caribbean the kind of cult film that inspires toy collectors like a Nightmare Before Christmas?_ NECA is betting it will._ No images for NECA's Pirates of the Caribbean figures are currently available._ Stay tuned we will put them up as soon as they are released.
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