Hungry for more Pacific Rim action figures? It seems toy manufacturer NECA didn't realize the goldmine they were sitting on when the movie hit theaters. In just two weeks since it's release in the US, the toy-line's first wave (which includes Gipsy Danger, Knifehead, and Crimson Typhoon) price has DOUBLED due to low quantities being distributed in stores and websites (the cheapest Gipsy Danger is currently going for is $31.18 and higiest asking price is a whopping $89.89!!!).
Well, there is some minor good news on the horizon. NECA will be sending another shipment of Wave One to various stores. The toy manufacter confirmed this bit of news on Twitter:
@alanRpoe yes more in 2 weeks. Small re-order before we move on to series 2— NECA (@NECA_TOYS) July 25, 2013
As for Wave 2, that particular wave will contain Striker Eureuka, Leatherback, and unknown (it's all likely another Gipsy Danger and NECA has confirmed that a battle damaged version of the figure will be released somewhere down the line) will be hitting shelves in November.
Given how the figures are in high demand, it's looking Wave 3 is becoming a reality and NECA revealed that the most in demand of the mechs, Chemo Alpha WILL be released in that wave:
Planning Wave 3 of Pacific Rim right now along with more 18". As long as sales remain strong these babies will be yours...— NECA (@NECA_TOYS) July 24, 2013
@djayngoe most likely 2 of those 3 will be in there— NECA (@NECA_TOYS) July 25, 2013
Stay tuned, for further developments on this story down the line.
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