You know how you always see these parenting blogs that ask questions like “What is the appropriate age for…?” Yes, like that STAR WARS piece I took part in. So what’s the appropriate age to expose your children to Joe Dante’s 1984 masterpiece, GREMLINS? Am I seriously asking this question? Not really, but I do know that when it originally was released, I wasn’t quite 8, and my sister had just turned four. We saw it on the big screen at the late Lincoln Mall Cinema in Matteson, Illinois, and after the destruction of Stripe at the end [oops, SPOILER!], I didn’t eat American Cheese for awhile.
Now I’m a parent, and I may have already exposed my 3 ½-year-old to GREMLINS, and it’s quite possible that my wife wasn’t pleased. How did she find out? Addie told on me. But, I only let her watch it up until the point where the “bad” Gremlins hatched, so I think we’re cool. Let’s talk toys.
NECA has long-been releasing a fantastic line of GREMLINS toys and action figures (I still need a life-sized prop for my office), and lately they’ve been cranking out figures based on 1990’s GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH. Last June (wow, a year ago already?), I posted news about an “Electric Gremlin,” but this year there’s something even cooler: THE SPIDER GREMLIN. This new figure is MASSIVE, LIMITED-EDITION (one production run), and it’s headed your way in November (pre-order it now from my partner, Entertainment Earth).
GREMLINS 2 Spider Gremlin Action Figure:
Fans of the Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch movies will not want to miss out on this incredible action figure! An incredible action figure recreation of the creepy Gremlin that gets turned into an arachnid, the Gremlins 2 The New Batch Spider Gremlin Action Figure is not only enormous, but it’s absolutely filled with tons of detail as well. The Spider Gremlin Action Figure measures nearly 15-inches wide x 12-inches long x 10-inches tall and would be a massive addition to your collection of Gremlins action figures. Complete with over 30 points of articulation, this fantastic figure features a hinged jaw, ball-jointed shoulders, elbows, and wrists, along with 8 massive spider legs that are each articulated in 3 places each! Plus, this great figure even includes a support stand to help balance and display him in whatever poses that you’d like! This great figure will be the centerpiece of every Gremlins action figure collection – don’t miss out! Pre-Order now.
What do you think? Get one for your kids? Get one for yourself? Too creepy to play with? Share your thoughts below…
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