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Legendary comics writer Stan Lee, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Batman star Adam West are among the fifth wave of action figures in NECA’s limited-edition Simpsons collection celebrating “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars.”
They appear alongside musicians Lenny Kravitz and Tom Petty, joining a lineup that includes the likes of Stephen King, Leonard Nimoy, R.E.M., Mark Hamill, Lucy Lawless and Tom Hanks. Launched in 2014, the boutique collection releases a new wave every two to three months, available at select retailers.
The 92-year-old Lee has appeared as himself on two episodes of The Simpsons, 2002’s “I Am Furious (Yellow)” and 2014’s “Married to the Blob,” where he officiated Comic Book Guy’s wedding. West also has appeared twice, in 1992’s “Mr. Plow” and 2002’s “Large Marge.”
Groening, however, has them both beat, with a strong of cameos and couch gags dating back to 1994.