In a surprise announcement, NECA Toys has revealed a new figure based on 80’s icon Richard Simmons. For readers who may be a bit younger, Richard Simmons was an insanely popular fitness instructor in the early to mid 1980’s. Known for his “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” video cassettes, Simmons used his incredibly energetic personality, and willingness to listen to those in need, to motivate people to stay fit. He appeared not only on every major talk show, but had numerous guest spots on popular TV series, animated series, and game shows.
The new figure from NECA is part of their 8″ scale retro clothed figure line. as of right now, there are few details. The Richard Simmons figure will have two interchangeable portraits, and is due for release in the Fall. We’ll update as more details are made available. You can see the photo after the jump.
UPDATE June 19th:
NECA has released full details and additional photos. The figure is officially due in September. See the update after the jump.
Are you ready to party off the pounds with the most eccentric fitness coach the world has ever seen?
Known for the Sweatin’ to the Oldies workout videos, Richard Simmons is here to give your action figures a workout by joining NECA’s 8″ Clothed line. Sporting real fabric athletic shorts and a tank top, the famous aerobics instructor stands approximately 8″ tall and comes with interchangeable heads.
Window box packaging.