Toy Fair 2018 is well underway in New York with various manufacturers showing off their upcoming toys. Among them is NECA who have taken the wraps off many of their upcoming Alien and Predator action figures for 2018. We see what’s in store for the next series in their never-ending Aliens line of action figures.
Also joining them is Dutch and Linn from the old Aliens vs. Predator arcade game, Ultimate Elder: The Golden Angel Predator from the Dark Horse comic ‘Predator: 1718’ and another 2-pack featuring Ultimate versions of Bad Blood and Enforcer Predators. All figures announced will be released around October 2018. Read on for more details.
Aliens Series 13
Continuing from Series 10, Series 13 will be based on the old Kenner figures from the 1990’s and features Sgt. Apone with a bionic arm, grenades and rifle accessories. This is the first time we see a version of Apone but don’t expect a movie version as NECA still don’t have likeness rights of Al Matthews. Following on from last years Mantis and Gorilla Aliens, NECA will be releasing the Scorpion Alien and the Snake Alien. Each Xenomorph is over 9″ tall.
Dutch & Linn
NECA will release a 2-pack featuring Dutch Schaefer and Linn Kurosawa. Dutch and Linn were playable characters in the 1994 Aliens vs. Predator arcade game from Capcom. Dutch Schaefer comes with a blast effect for his huge mechanical arm, as well as backpack and interchangeable hands. Lt. Linn Kurosawa comes with sword and gun accessories.
Ultimate Elder: The Golden Angel
Ultimate Elder: The Golden Angel is based on the Predator from the Dark Horse comic ‘Predator: 1718’. The comic was a followup to the Elder Predator we saw in Predator 2 who gave the flintlock pistol to Detective Harrigan. Predator: 1718 tells the story how the Elder Predator came to have the pistol in the first place. The Predator figure comes with 3 different heads, alternate hands, a trophy necklace, smart disc, shoulder cannon, sword, and flintlock pistol. Golden Angel Elder stands 8.25” tall and features over 30 points of articulation. It also features Deluxe Collector-friendly packaging.
Ultimate Bad Blood vs Ultimate Enforcer 2-Pack
Finally. NECA will release another 2-pack featuring Bad Blood and Enforcer Predators. These were previously released in 2014 as part of Predator Series 12 (though Bad Blood was released as a standalone due to its complicated tooling). These figures were based on the 1993 Dark Horse comic book series Predator: Bad Blood. Not just a simple rerelease, these figures have been given ‘Ultimate’ bodies and exclusive accessories.
Ultimate Bad Blood and Ultimate Enforcer each have two interchangeable head sculpts: Bad Blood has a new masked head and Enforcer has a new unmasked head. The figures stand at 8″ tall and feature new, less stylized deco and over 25 points of articulation.