Well, here we are… almost halfway through 2020 already… and its been a funny (as in weird) time for us all with this worldwide pandemic causing nothing but trouble, but even before that we as GhostFace and Scream fans already had news about new merchandise on the way… and as time went on, we also got more small glimmers on info regarding Scream 5…
Firstly, its the newer NECA figure.. arriving later this year, ( JULY 2020 is stated on the NECA site) .. It was all the way back in 2011 we had NECA figures, we had the full plastic figures and also the half cloth, half plastic types, both with the Classic and Zombie masks in use, the figures were also featured in DVD-Blu ray box sets for the movies too..
The figures got mixed reviews by many fans, and lots didnt like the half plastic half cloth types, although they did end up being sought after, and even today you can find them on ebay at higher prices as fans now know thet are more rare, we also had a GhostFace Head Knocker, which was much more well recieved, and is the rarest to find now out of those released in 2011..
Now 2020 is here and we have another type coming…. Text from NECA website below… Pictures are also from the NECA website..
Ghostface stands 8″ tall and is fully poseable, with a tailored robe, hood and sleeves modeled after the real life Ghostface costume. He features a screen-accurate sculpted mask, interchangeable hands, and comes complete with his signature knife.
Blister card packaging with removable protective clamshell and all new custom illustrated artwork.
Second… the LDD / Mezco Toys figure… announced early on this year, and looks to be a really nice sculpt on the mask, i was sent a few pictures of this with different backgrounds, the figure looked really good, it will be 10 inches and come in a ‘Window Box’ (Think of the very early horror headliners figure) and it will be that style of packaging … main plastic window on the front, not a blister pack.
You can Pre-Order it from the Big Bad Toy Store... Details from the LDD site here too… Pics below… RELEASE ALSO SET FOR JULY 2020
Well, lastly (for now) we have the rumours that keep popping up about SCREAM 5…. Whilst there has been some response lately from Neve Campbell there hasnt been as much from David or Courteney or even Hayden Pannetierre.. Many people have stated they love to see Kirby back, and some even saying that she should be the main character now.. (Which isnt something i would want) , but the most recent thing from Neve is… below… Via RottenTomatoes… From May 6th Article.
“We’re having conversations – I have been approached about it,” she told Rotten Tomatoes. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out…. We’re negotiating, so we’ll see.”
It seems she has faith in filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, whose most recent film was the Certified Fresh Ready or Not.
“The two directors wrote me a very touching letter about Wes Craven and how he was such an inspiration to them and how they really want to honor him, and that meant a great, great deal to me. So we’ll see. Hopefully we can all see eye to eye on the project and find a way to make it.”
Campbell added: “I’m so grateful for these films… I love Sidney Prescott. It’s always fun for me to step back in her shoes, and it’s always fun for me to see the cast come back and make one of these films again and try to make another good one.”
While i do hope personally to see a Scream 5 in future, it has to be done right, the MASSIVE LOSS of Wes Craven may affect it too much, but as Neve stated the film makers are trying to honor him and do the right thing… one thing i notice nowdays though, is that the slightest little thing that crops up on a SCREAM 5 and its all over the place!! Social media and website news has certainly changed since way back in 2010 and 2011 when me, and John Valeri (SCREAM FRANCHISE EXAMINER) and Rodrigo (HELLOSIDNEY.com) and ST.net (John Klyza) was about reporting about the filming of Scream 4, and seeing Wes and other cast take to twitter to post up info and pics, now i see a SLIGHT bit of info go online and already someone somewhere will have made a 10-15 minute video and stick it on YouTube at their earliest convinience..!!!! Posting their speculations!! (And thats all they are) ….
And these are some things that aren’t even confirmed as of yet!! Hence why i don’t rush to get things posted about it !!!
At this time though, this COVID-19 virus is delaying EVERYTHING… so while little glimmers of light do appear for SCREAM 5, DON’T be so hasty to go believing it just because of a YT video or RUMOUR that may be hold water 100% …
For now., stay safe!! and keep hydrated!! and stay healthy as much as you can!!