NECA Announces Richard Simmons Action Figure

by Jay Cochran
June 18, 2020
NECA goes where no toy company has gone before by bringing us an action figure based on the popular 80's TV workout instructor Richard Simmons. This figure is part of their 8" Retro cloth figure line and is due out this Fall. Look for it to include two different headsculpts and be available for pre-order soon.
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SpiderS - 2020-06-23 @ 3:07 am

I dont understand why I want this figure, I do wish it was smaller scale tho. I guess positivity and goodvibesRichard Simmons bringsarereally powerful tools.

Satam - 2020-06-23 @ 2:53 am
35 minutes ago, Spack said:

Pretty sure Mego just did that.

NECA released Mego style Golden Girl's figures about a year ago, so you're likely thinking of those.

Spack - 2020-06-23 @ 2:25 am
1 hour ago, tudortiger2000 said:

NECA never ceases to amaze and surprise me with their figure offerings. Who would've guessed this figure to ever see the light of day. I wonder what else they have in store, probably releasing a complete set of the Golden Girls!

Pretty sure Mego just did that.

tudortiger2000 - 2020-06-23 @ 12:56 am

NECA never ceases to amaze and surprise me with their figure offerings. Who would've guessed this figure to ever see the light of day. I wonder what else they have in store, probably releasing a complete set of the Golden Girls!

mako - 2020-06-23 @ 12:49 am
51 minutes ago, Spack said:

Well if its muppets that you are waiting for why are you sitting around here??? Just go over to DST/ Art Asylum. They are bigtime into muppets.

No bueno. After Palisades showed us what THEY could do with the Muppet license, no others need apply. They were for Muppets what Neca is for Turtles or Hasbro is for Marvel.

I still kick myself for missing out on all but the Pigs in Space set.

Spack - 2020-06-23 @ 12:04 am
On 6/21/2020 at 8:08 AM, mako said:

Take it easy. Nobody's complaining about Simmons getting a figure, he's a well known pop culture icon, has a well cultivated public image, and is just generally a positive influence. He deserves a figure AT LEAST as much as anybody else Neca has done.

I think what most of us are perplexed at is the seeming randomness of it. I thought it was weird that Bob Ross got a figure to, but I don't fault anybody for it. I legitimately wonder what made NOW the right time to do a Richard Simmons action figure. Of all the pop culture icons out there, what made them choose him?

As for Mr. Rogers, nice choice, but I think I'd rather have a Sesame Street line, humans and Muppets. Maybe a series of two-packs, each featuring one of each. I'm thinking maybe a Gina (Alison Bartlett) and Mumford the Magician, with a bunch of tiny little in scale shoe laces (trust me, you had to be there); Big Bird and Gordon (Roscoe Ormon), etc.

Well if its muppets that you are waiting for why are you sitting around here??? Just go over to DST/ Art Asylum. They are bigtime into muppets.

Sy23 - 2020-06-21 @ 11:59 pm

Really..... WTF! SMH

mako - 2020-06-21 @ 7:12 pm
59 minutes ago, Roadpigmaster said:

I guess it should be a matter of license available at the time.

It's like NECA was able to get the Defenders of the Earth now and Boss Fight Studios were trying to get them but they got so many limitations on scale and at the end they were surprised that somebody else got the license...

You see more and more of that kind of thing nowadays. Companies look for some new source of nostalgia, go after these 20, 30, 40 year-old licenses thinking they've got the inside track on a new gold mine, only to discover two or three companies going after the same thing.

Nostalgia has become a boom industry all on its own. Possiblybecause so much of modern pop culture sucks.

Roadpigmaster - 2020-06-21 @ 6:11 pm
5 hours ago, mako said:

Take it easy. Nobody's complaining about Simmons getting a figure, he's a well known pop culture icon, has a well cultivated public image, and is just generally a positive influence. He deserves a figure AT LEAST as much as anybody else Neca has done.

I think what most of us are perplexed at is the seeming randomness of it. I thought it was weird that Bob Ross got a figure to, but I don't fault anybody for it. I legitimately wonder what made NOW the right time to do a Richard Simmons action figure. Of all the pop culture icons out there, what made them choose him?

As for Mr. Rogers, nice choice, but I think I'd rather have a Sesame Street line, humans and Muppets. Maybe a series of two-packs, each featuring one of each. I'm thinking maybe a Gina (Alison Bartlett) and Mumford the Magician, with a bunch of tiny little in scale shoe laces (trust me, you had to be there); Big Bird and Gordon (Roscoe Ormon), etc.

I guess it should be a matter of license available at the time.

It's like NECA was able to get the Defenders of the Earth now and Boss Fight Studios were trying to get them but they got so many limitations on scale and at the end they were surprised that somebody else got the license...

mako - 2020-06-21 @ 12:08 pm
8 hours ago, Roadpigmaster said:

I know you were talking about Mr. Rogers so the comment was not intended to you but it was to other members complaining about why releasing this Figure... My mistake by quoting you and I just had put it as a general replay to this post...

I guess Mr. Rogers will be next Figure in line since there was a movie recently.

Take it easy. Nobody's complaining about Simmons getting a figure, he's a well known pop culture icon, has a well cultivated public image, and is just generally a positive influence. He deserves a figure AT LEAST as much as anybody else Neca has done.

I think what most of us are perplexed at is the seeming randomness of it. I thought it was weird that Bob Ross got a figure to, but I don't fault anybody for it. I legitimately wonder what made NOW the right time to do a Richard Simmons action figure. Of all the pop culture icons out there, what made them choose him?

As for Mr. Rogers, nice choice, but I think I'd rather have a Sesame Street line, humans and Muppets. Maybe a series of two-packs, each featuring one of each. I'm thinking maybe a Gina (Alison Bartlett) and Mumford the Magician, with a bunch of tiny little in scale shoe laces (trust me, you had to be there); Big Bird and Gordon (Roscoe Ormon), etc.

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