After much speculation and spending many hours in Photoshop trying to tweak still images from the trailer, we finally get a good look at what Freddy Krueger will look like in the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Although, the funny thing is that it’s not coming from New Line, but from… a toy?
The folks over at Figure.com sat down with NECA's (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) Head of Product Development, Randy Falk, to talk about all things regarding adult collectibles (that’s what I call them to justify my purchases to my girlfriend) and Mr. Falk not only had some tidbits about the upcoming figures based on the Nightmare remake, he just so happened to have a picture of one as well.
Really, New Line? We’ve been trying to get a good look at Freddy forever and you’re telling me that the only thing I had to do was talk to the guys that design the action figures (there, I said it)? Thanks a lot.
Now, before any of you Negative Nancy’s (I know you’re out there) say anything about how "It’s just a toy and that it’s not really going to look like this in the movie," the people behind these figures spend countless hours looking at reference photos before they make a sculpt such as this and while there may be little differences here and there between actual Freddy and toy Freddy, this is pretty much what he’s going to look like.
So, without any further delay… Here he is, folks.
Your dream master… Mr. Fredrick Krueger
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Ugh… I don’t know. I just don’t know. After reading an an early review of A Nightmare on Elm Street and now this, I just don’t care anymore. Sure, he looks… realistic, I guess. Realistic for a burn victim. I just never saw why realism was such a big thing to shoot for in a movie where a man can kill you in your dreams...
You can see how they pulled off the whole “he doesn’t have lips” thing and the glove does look a little big compared to his body, but maybe that’s just because it’s an action figure. Still, my problem with the look of this Freddy is that he doesn’t really look menacing. Sure, he’s all burned up and what not, but if it came down to it, I think I could take Freddy – this version at least.
Although, the movie has yet to come out and all things aside, I will be seeing it and hopefully my thoughts will be changed.
You know what? Looking at that Freddy toy does bring to mind another popular character:
Scarecrow from Batman: The Animated Series
While many of you will agree with me and many of you will disagree with me, I’m sure we can all agree that the people on my side are right. ;-)
Still, that’s what we’ve got comments for, so let’s hear it!
A Nightmare On Elm Street Hits theaters April 30, 2010.