NECA surprised the toy world this evening by revealing a new Richard Simmons action figure. "Gyms are still closed but I've been sweating to the oldies and dealing my meals with this guy. You can get your own Richard Simmons figure this Fall." That is what the tweet said that accompanied the reveal slide. It is a perfect compliment to the Golden Girls they released in the last year as well. Richard Simmons will be around 7 inches tall and looks like he will at least come with a swappable head, so that he has a toothy grin and a surprise face.
Richard Simmons is an Icon
Full details of the figure will be revealed later, but Randy, if you are reading this, you have outdone yourself yet again. This is one of those releases that sets NECA apart from every other figure company. They truly are a pop culture toy maker. Sure, their TMNT figures are the best on the market, and their long running Alien and Predator figure lines are amazing, but they are not afraid to bring things to market that otherwise wouldn't see release ever. They just are huge nerds over there at NECA, and I love it.
As for Richard Simmons, who wouldn't want this? Come on, when you hit play on that video, you started dancing didn't you. I did, because I remember these tapes and specials from when I was a kid. I wish I could have been there to see NECA negotiate this likeness. I hope the team got to meet him. As details are made available, you guys and gals over at NECA better put a stack of tapes or something inside the package. Look for this figure to hit in September.