NECA Figures, aka the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, was founded in 1996. They are headquartered in Northern New Jersey, just a short drive from New York. At their studio, they employee numerous sculptors, painters, a diorama creation studio, photography, packaging designers and their marketing department. On any given day, the team at the studio are hard at work as they create the assorted clay prototypes, 3D sculpts and hand-painted displays for the toys and collectibles fans love. The main portion of the studio is dominated by the sculptors and painters. It also houses an unbelievable amount of NECA history.
Throughout the studio you can see numerous production figures, prototypes and unreleased items from NECA history, creating a space that you can easily lose yourself in. They also create their dioramas on site here, with a wonderful storage and creation room filled with past displays and in-progress creations. Those creations, along with newly acquired production figures, are photographed for press images and packaging art on site, which allows them to share these with fans within a matter of hours if they so choose. Lucky fans have been able to visit and tour the facility at times, which helps to foster the great rapport they have with their fans.