My obsession with NECA keeps growing and growing in recent years. Most of their current toy lines seem to be based around video games and adventure movies (which are way off my radar honestly). But at the same time they have a great aesthetic for nostalgic properties. The toy aisles are loaded with amazing figures of Rocky, Aliens, and Predator thanks to NECA. My personal current obsessions are their Gremlins and Planet of the Apes lines. It comes down to my love of puppeteering and fantasy. I buy them all, but unfortunately for this blog, there are very few females in these properties. The ones they do make, however, are undeniably amazing. Zira is the calm voice of reason in the Planet of the Apes series. She's a psychologist and veterinarian who specializes in the study of humans. When she realizes that astronaut George Taylor isn't a "native" human (mute, tribal hominids) and can actually write, she becomes his greatest ally. Let's check out the amazing Zira below!
Zira's cloth underlayer was a surprise to me. I normally dislike soft goods on my action figures, but this skirt is unobtrusive so I'll let it slide.
Zira comes with three tiny accessories: a paper airplane (made of real paper), a photo of Zira and her fiancee Cornelius (made of cardboard), and a piece of paper with Taylor's name on it (made of plastic).
Zira's articulation is very good, although her legs are very hindered by her clothes. Side note: Her calves were actually rotated backwards when I opened her.
Here are some images of Zira from the movie.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with her fellow POTA Series 2 members: Dr. Zaius (version 2) and General Ursus.
And here she is with all the classics so far. From Left to Right: Gorilla Solder 1 & Gorilla Soldier 2 (from Gorilla Infantry 2-Pack), Dr Zaius v2, Zira, Dr. Zaius v1, Cornelius, General Ursus, and Gorilla Soldier (from Series 1)