With all of the Valve Software’s unique characters, it’s surprising that the company hasn’t done more to produce collectibles based on the Half-Life games, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. Previously, there were limited runs of a handful of very high-end collectibles produced. And that was it.
Last week, NECA and Valve Software announced that they have entered a partnership to “produce consumer products based on all of Valve’s titles.” NECA is responsible for the recent Duke Nukem, Gears of War, and BioShock figures, which makes me anticipate the kind of quality that fans should expect and may finally fulfill my desire for a Gordon Freeman figure, which I’ve been waiting for since 2002.
“Merchandise will include action figures, toys, board games, accessories, and apparel for all Valve properties. “When Valve approached us to make their content, characters and art come alive in the physical world we were of course excited at the possibilities,” said Joel Weinshanker, President of NECA Games, “We quickly realized that our two companies have a similar view on how to ensure products exceed expectations of devoted fans and are thankful to be working with them”.