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NECA Halloween 2 Retro Figure Headsculpts

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A great project I had an opportunity to work on for NECA's 8" retro style toys. These are from "Halloween 2", and Dick Warlock Myers looks and feels quite a bit different than he does in Carpenter's original film. I had no idea just how hard it would be to sculpt The Shape, but....it's really hard to do, even remotely well. :) I really admire those who have attempted to make replica masks.

You can see the final toys here: news.toyark.com/2020/01/08/hal…

As usual, these were sculpted in wax. I really loved that NECA decided to do a real version of the pumpkin from the poster, that was a neat idea, and a challenge to try to capture.
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Mousefan66's avatar
Beautiful! We needed a young Laurie!
doppelgangerX's avatar

As usual, your likenesses are great ( Laurie Strode is spot on), but I need that pumpkin on my key chain.

TrevorGrove's avatar
Haha! Nice. It was a really cool idea from NECA to sculpt the poster pumpkin. Thanks very much.
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Thank you very much!
AlfredParedes's avatar

Great work as always, Trevor!! They all look rad!!

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Thanks, Alfred! Very fun project....Also very, very difficult...The Myers mask alone is so hard to do well!
efrajoey1's avatar
I knew it was you, excellent!
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That means a lot, thanks so much!
MarylinFill's avatar
Oh I love that movie! Your work is so incredible and nostalgic at the same time!
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Thank you so much! I really enjoyed this project, although it was very difficult. Carpenter's Halloween is a classic!
MarylinFill's avatar
Oh yeah, it is still very good and the sequel is trashy and scary as well! I guess it's hard to work on Jamie Lee's face because she is so special. Have you ever made "Psycho" figures with her mom or "Bates motel" series? Love these movies too and the characters are so remarkable!
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Jamie Lee is tough! I have enjoyed trying to sculpt her both young and older, now.
I LOVE Psycho, and sculpting Janet Leigh would be great some day. I also agree that the "Bates Motel" was really good.
MarylinFill's avatar
Can't wait to see final figures based on your portraits! Have you ever tried to make a mixed material sculpture with real cloth, hair etc? I'm sure you are an amazing dollmaker as well! :hug:
TrevorGrove's avatar
I never really have. I've applied some hair to a sculpture once, but never a true multimedia project. A few custom 12" dolls, but that's just altering existing clothes, etc...It'd be fun, for sure, to make your own custom outfits and so forth! Learning sewing would be a very valuable skill.
MarylinFill's avatar
I'm sure you will create something special =) I don't sew actually, I glue everything =)
Djjacob1954's avatar
Hold up. You work for NECA?
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Is there any news on anything Godzilla?
TrevorGrove's avatar
I worked on the sculpt for the '62 version, but that is all. I'm sure the team is still making more Godzilla figures, but I haven't collaborated on any of them. I work as a freelancer, so I don't have any more insight, really, than most toy collectors.
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You should work on the new Titans from the movie. I.E. Behemoth, The Triple-Spiked Femuto, Methuselah, Scylla, The Skullcrawlers, OG Femuto, Hokmuto, King Ghidorah and Kong. I'd KILL for a Behemoth figure.
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It's amazing how you managed to make this Myers head distinct from the original one, it really does look different.
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Thanks! I was really knocked out at how difficult it is to capture the masks. It's actually one of the original 1978 masks, in the film, but stretched onto a different actor's head and with different styled hair, it really looks so different. I struggled a lot on all of these, but Myers was the most challenging.
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