Dog Creature From ‘The Thing’ Gets Figure From NECA

by Thomas Tuna

Nice doggy (or whatever you are).

NECA has added to its collectible line from John Carpenter’s 1982 classic The Thing with a Deluxe Ultimate seven-inch scale Dog Creature figure. Check out the photos–courtesy of Toyark–on this page.

In the horror-s/f film, the dog gives viewers the first inkling of what the shape-shifting “thing” is capable of–as it starts to mutate and attempts to assimilate other dogs, replacing them with imitations.

The Dog Creature figure features interchangeable heads, tendrils, spider legs and a lashing tongue. There’s also a hairless version of the dog, stripped down to an oozing mass, with tendrils and tentacles. A set of monstrous hands can also be attached to the figure.

The collectible–priced at $60–is available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store. A September release is planned.

The Thing–directed by Carpenter from a screenplay by Bill Lancaster–is based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There? The storyline follows a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the titular Thing–a parasitic alien life form that assimilates and imitates other organisms.

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