As some of you know I am a big fan of McFarlane Toys and have been collecting his stuff for years, mostly movie themed figures. While I still think he's awesome, I have discovered NECA's line of REEL TOYS which IMO is managing to top McFarlane at every instance! 3 months ago I had 7 18" McFarlane figures, now, thanks to NECA, I have only two, the rest I replaced with NECA's version which tops's the McFarlane one's in scupt, poise, paint and above all...movie accurate likenesses of even his human figures. I subsequently sold the rest to my boss. I understand however, that some former McFarlane Toys employees are now doing sculpts for NECA! NECA's 18" 'Jason Voorhees' is insanely accurate! Not only is it a virtual replica of Jason as he appeared in Friday the 13th part 7 The New Blood but also a stunning representation of Kane Hodder himself who played Jason! That, I think, is the one major distinction between NECA and Todd, Todd does excellent work at creating detail and produces a figure that, while accurate in detail, appears fantastical. NECA excells at not only capturing minute details, like the little dot on Micheal Myers' neck, but also at capturing the esscence of the actor who played the charactor. For instance, McFarlane's 18" Micheal Myers is very detailed, but doesn't necessarily resemble any one scene in any of the films or even resemble Nick Castle as MM, his machanics coveralls are too slim against the body, he never holds his knife with the thumb tucked (it's up on the top of the knife's handle when he stabs Laurie in the shoulder in the orignal film) and their is too much blood sloppily spattered all over it that doesn't look like blood, but rather red paint. The mask also isn't quite right when compared to NECA's version, which is cinema perfect. I didn't see this imperfection until I saw NECA's side by side with Todd's, and upon comparison with the original film. NECA's 'Micheal Myers' is so accurate to Nick Castle's body, build and charactor it's not even funny, the way he's standing, the way his coveralls are baggy, the way he holds his left hand down low, all perfect. For those with the 25th Anniversary dvd, the picture of Micheal standing at the top of the stairs on page two of the booklet, is precisly what this figure resembles. NECA's 18" 'The Bride', Uma Thurman, from Kill Bill Vol. 1 which I just got last week, is, well I could spend all day on that one! Except for the blood, she didn't have enough on her. No biggie, I added the rest myself which was fun. I hear that Uma herself had final approval of that one. Even her Hattori Hanzo sword looks sharp enough to cut you! I always like it when something get's left off of a figure whether it be blood or some details so I can have fun adding them myself. I now have NECA's 18" 'Freddy Krueger' and 'Jack Sparrow' coming from e-bay, once the Freddy comes, the McFarlane one is outta here. I still love Todd though, he's slipping a bit with human likenesses (his NASCAR line is terrible this time IMO), but his more fantastical figures are first rate. The 12" 'Predator' and 'Alien' are still two of my favs. And I really hope he does a 12" 'Robocop', his 6" one is incredibly detailed! I know that McFarlane Toys still reigns supreme for sports (except the mentioned NASCAR line) and 'Spawn' figures, but for film inspired work, he has been unseated IMO. So, anyone else here discovered this exciting Toy manufacturer? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them. Sorry about the long winded post, but I just didn't think it could get any better than McFarlane, I was wrong. I know, i'm just the biggest dork aren't I?