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Ultimate MacReady Outpost 31 The Thing NECA

£38.99

Don’t go digging around in the ice, you may just wake up an alien that shapeshifts and murders your workmates one by one. From the cult John Carpenter movie, this Ultimate MacReady Outpost 31 The Thing NECA figure is a must for fans of the classic horror.

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Don’t go digging around in the ice, you may just wake up an alien that shapeshifts and murders your workmates one by one. From the cult John Carpenter movie, this Ultimate MacReady Outpost 31 The Thing NECA figure is a must for fans of the classic horror.

From The Thing, John Carpenter’s acclaimed slow-build horror film classic! Macready is a member of a 12-man research team which finds something that’s been waiting for over 100,000 years in the Antarctic circle.
Featuring the official likeness of Kurt Russell, Ultimate Outpost 31 Macready stands approximately 7 inches tall and is fully articulated.
Includes 3 interchangeable heads, swappable hands, hat, goggles, rifle, lantern, bottle, and tumbler.

The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster. Based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There?, it tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous “Thing”, a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that assimilates, then imitates other organisms. The group is overcome by paranoia and conflict as they learn that they can no longer trust each other and that any one of them could be the Thing. The film stars Kurt Russell as the team’s helicopter pilot, R.J. MacReady, and features A. Wilford BrimleyT. K. CarterDavid ClennonKeith DavidRichard DysartCharles HallahanPeter MaloneyRichard MasurDonald MoffatJoel Polis, and Thomas G. Waites in supporting roles.

Production began in the mid-1970s as a faithful adaptation of the novella, following 1951’s The Thing from Another WorldThe Thing went through several directors and writers, each with different ideas on how to approach the story. Filming lasted roughly 12 weeks, beginning in August 1981, and took place on refrigerated sets in Los Angeles as well as in Juneau, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia. Of the film’s $15million budget, $1.5million was spent on Rob Bottin‘s creature effects, a mixture of chemicals, food products, rubber, and mechanical parts turned by his large team into an alien capable of taking on any form.

The Thing was released in 1982 to very negative reviews. It was described as “instant junk”, “a wretched excess”, and proposed as the most-hated film of all time by film magazine Cinefantastique.[1] Reviews both praised the special effects achievements and criticized their visual repulsiveness, while others found the characterization poorly realised. The film earned $19.6million during its theatrical run. Many reasons have been cited for its failure to impress audiences: competition from films such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which offered an optimistic take on alien visitation; a summer that had been filled with successful science fiction and fantasy films; and an audience living through a recession, diametrically opposed to The Thingnihilistic tone.

The film found an audience when released on home video and television. In the subsequent years, it has been reappraised as one of the best science fiction and horror films ever made and has gained a cult following. Filmmakers have noted its influence on their work, and it has been referred to in other media such as television and video games. The Thing has spawned a variety of merchandise—including a 1982 novelizationhaunted house attractions, board games—and sequels in comic books, a video game of the same name, and a 2011 prequel film of the same name.

Ultimate MacReady Outpost 31 The Thing

The Thing

Horror