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Toy Fair 2018: Aliens Series 13, Dutch/Linn, Ultimate Elder, Bad Blood & Enforcer Predators

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.



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  1. Still Collating...
    Well if the China factory problem clears up without consequences and the Disney deal doesn't effect Neca, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see them make the King Alien. Neca is known for doing a whole detailed lot of characters, most of them unexpected.
  2. Xenomrph
    There are limitations on who can produce licensed figures at certain scales and where they can be sold, it's the same reason why you don't see NECA's TMNT figures on the pegs at Toys R Us.
    Mattel has the license for most of DC's mass market 6" stuff - they likely got a little antsy after NECA released some figures centered around real-life people (Michael Keaton Batman, Superman vs Ali two-pack), and seeing NECA priming to release full-blown comic based stuff they probably said "Enough is enough" and got the lawyers involved.

    There's some other examples of licensing things like that - all Funko POPs for "Star Wars" and "Marvel" are bobble-heads, Marvel Select is deliberately out of scale with Marvel Legends (and aren't sold in big-box retail stores, and have a limitation on the number of points of articulation they can have compared to Marvel Legends)
  3. Corporal Hicks
    I was really hoping Neca would continue the Kenner tributes by including  a Bull or Panther/Cougar Alien to make the next lot another triple threat like the Gorilla, Queen Facehugger and Mantis were. The Scorpion and Snake look kinda cool, but I feel the quadrupeds are really lacking here.

    I'm waiting for those myself. The Bull was my first Kenner figure so it's one of those nostalgic things for me. I'd imagine they'll come eventually. They've got the Runner as a base for it.

    I would imagine that the licensing problem is to do with Disney buying Fox and Disney owns Marvel. 

    Perhaps this created the licensing conflict ?

    It is still being released though. It's just it's now a convention exclusive thing.
  4. ScrapBrain
    I was really hoping Neca would continue the Kenner tributes by including  a Bull or Panther/Cougar Alien to make the next lot another triple threat like the Gorilla, Queen Facehugger and Mantis were. The Scorpion and Snake look kinda cool, but I feel the quadrupeds are really lacking here.
  5. Gridseeker
    http://news.toyark.com/2018/03/06/weekend-round-necas-darkhorse-vs-dc-pcs-toys-guile-hot-toys-avengers-pre-orders-292140

    Was this cancellation already known about. I can’t remember seeing this.
    https://www.google.cl/search?q=angry+gif&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiy-qmA8djZAhXnm-AKHf9cCFUQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=662#imgrc=LYBcWANcdYAGBM:

    Why!? DC and Fox are water and oil? I really wanted that pack!
  6. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Best predator figure neca have made imo is the elder clan leader ... he's so unique and big compared to all the others , plus his paint job is outstanding, and you can get some great poses out of him , and he has a removable mask!!  . I would love to see neca blow him up to 1/4 scale . One can only dream but if you ever do neca,  eat my money please !
  7. Kailem
    It's very recent news, Randy only mentioned it on Twitter a day or so ago I think. The idea was kinda neat, but I wasn't really thinking about getting them either way.

    I think he also mentioned he was looking into other ways for people to get hold of them (as in ordering them from the website), so if you were wanting to pick them up it might be good to keep an eye out for news on that front.
  8. windebieste
    My eyes!  They burn with Joy! 

    Too much Goodness on those shelves!

    Love the NECA dog aliens surrounding their MacFarlane counterpart.  "Oooh... Lookit him!  He's one of us; but not one of us!..Ahhh!"

    Any chance of one day making a custom Working Joe?  NECA's one big omission.

    -Windebieste.
  9. dHunter333
    here's my aliens collection in its entirety
    these are where they hang out when "off duty"
    i love the setup, but i have no room for future figures...will require some moving around...lots

    i'll save the actual aliens for last
    first off...the marines
    i am crazy addicted to army building and i LOVE aliens...
    the marines
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4711/25673145647_7ce4f4947d_b.jpg
    only 1 custom marine in this picture, a sergeant with a eye patch and a mean attitude...
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4752/38733689140_ccb2ac13a5_b.jpg
    i see 6 more custom marines in this picture, these are some of my favorite
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4742/38733688070_a755a45f34_b.jpg
    some of my movie figures (custom apone, gorman)
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4619/38733690540_6ddb84b2a1_b.jpg
    the rest of my movie figures (havent started on ferro, but that will be the base body, some others not finished) custom crowe, dietrich, wierzbowski, drake, spunkmeyer, and ferro in progress
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4629/25673142637_e9a7b8dab6_b.jpg
    smart gunners, 3 more customs
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4632/25679694087_8a5b4e2250_b.jpg
    some of my favorite marines, 10 more custom marines
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4610/25673143307_69fe7c8fda_b.jpg
    9 more custom marines (not counting dutch, bishop, or stargate figure used as a lt)
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4652/38733691730_7b1258343d_b.jpg
    8 more custom marines, not counting commando or stargate figure used as another lt
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4654/25673143897_464c05f502_b.jpg
    5 more custom marines
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4660/25673144587_c4f8e21ae7_b.jpg
    2 more custom marines
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4659/38733692650_11bed975a1_b.jpg
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4716/25673145187_83054f9f02_b.jpg
    human space suited figures, several custom prometheus figures
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4768/38733693620_8705071a9d_b.jpg
    misc extra figures and storage shelf
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4612/38733695480_d3cc7007e3_b.jpg
    weyland yutani corporation, android facility, vickers and a few different davids
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4762/26673047268_5976a6bcbb_b.jpg
    charles weyland thanking burke for the specimens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4613/40544308161_ddd74d2342_b.jpg
    more weyland yutani research
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4619/26673046228_70028fb05e_b.jpg
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4712/40544307311_547191a179_b.jpg
    the engineers
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4759/40544309171_5db958e3ce_b.jpg
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4508/37162054614_826f92f0f2_b.jpg
    and now...the aliens
    the eggs
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4722/26673045308_4998b70e17_b.jpg
    the nursery? (accessories)
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4756/25673141787_270ffcbc8e_b.jpg
    the queens (use mcfarlane queen, about the size of a neca alien, as  a praetorian)
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4621/38733706480_c59342953f_b.jpg
    big chap and isolation figures
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4651/26673044398_9640c1fe08_b.jpg
    ridged head aliens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4749/38733705080_a1a590a8b3_b.jpg
    the red alien hive
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4605/26673043538_6c8a7d59f0_b.jpg
    the dog aliens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4650/38733703710_1d7ef0f2db_b.jpg
    alien resurrection and avp aliens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4663/38733701410_447d6ea3f2_b.jpg
    covenant and burke 2 pack aliens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4655/38733700700_0e13ca12aa_b.jpg
    some of the 1 off aliens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4743/38733700200_89516e8d42_b.jpg
    the kenner aliens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4766/38733699240_927a634b03_b.jpg
    neomorphs and white aliens
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4652/38733698640_90078e800d_b.jpg
    battle damaged aliens/sentry guns
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4618/38733697970_927b63a24f_b.jpg
    misc extra aliens shelf
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4631/39648811725_d3fdd05fcf_b.jpg
    the space jockey!!
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4695/38733694500_9fd61b9cb5_b.jpg
  10. XenoHunter99
    My 3 favorite Kenner figures are the Panther (and I also have the black/red night cougar version), the Scorpion (the spring-loaded death gimmic is cool!) and the glow-in-the-dark Stalker Predator. Honorable mention goes to the Renegade that came with the stylized xeno in a 2-pack. That Pred is surprisingly nice! I like the imagination in some of the Kenner Aliens, even if the results are often exactly as Windie says. Neca *is* doing justice to both the franchise and Kenner with their new figures. The Neca version of the glow-stalker also looks great! I probably ought to buy one, though I'm pretty much done collecting figures. I've nowhere to display them, and I don't need them sitting in their blisters. I think, on the whole, Kenner did a better job with the Predators than with the Aliens, except for the color schemes. YMMV.
  11. RaZorbakk36
    Panther/night couger was the closest thing to a dog/ox Alien.
     I agree about  the scorpion alien being the closest thing to Acheron Xeno.  Wildboar had a good head and grin shape.
     The neca scorpion Alien looks so great then suddenly drops to total disappointing everytime I think about it. .  It's got those Goddamned   Alien Resurrection fingers. You know the ones that became a permanent part of the design even after the Alien wasnt supoosed to look like a fleshy dino insect piece of crap.
    Fine for resurrection no complaints there. Atleast it made some kind of sense.
     
    Weird little changes along the way  have added up to major shifts in design and presence.  Id go on. But whats another voice bitching about his fetish in a symphony of blind nasal woe
  12. windebieste
    Some of them are really good - the Cougar/Panther Alien, the Acid Alien and a couple of others are great - and I might pick them up one day.  Just extremely low priority.  Most of the others, though?  Yeah.  Stupid shit. lol.

    Mind you, I do like what NECA have been doing with their Kenner tribute series and bringing a modern interpretation to them.  NECA are treating the 1990s range of figures with respect to the source material.  It shows and it works.  That's where NECA are making excellent inroads - even if the Kenner source material itself is more than goofy at times. 

    -Windebieste.
  13. windebieste
    I have a couple of Scorpion Aliens.  At the time in 1992 it was one of the few relatively accurate 'ALIENS' figures available.   Only Halcyon had released a decent ALIENS kit in 1991. 

    The rest of Kenner's range of ALIENS figures were too outlandish to be taken seriously, as far as I was concerned.  I don't have many of those.  Just the blue Vicious Attack Warrior, the Queen (with pneumatic tongue), the AvP Alien and the Mantis Alien (which I bought recently, still on card, cheap.) 

    Other than that, I always considered this range of Kenner figures to be kid's stupid shit.  Never really fond of them.  Nonetheless, today I regard them as Classic toys.  I still think they're kid's stupid shit but their popularity is undeniable. 

    That's just my personal opinion, though.  I think the 1990's Kenner ALIENS range did a lot to trivialise ALIEN as a Property. As has many of the comics and some of the shittier video games released in the last 2 decades. 

    -Windebieste.
  14. Huggs
    The snake alien reminds me of that creature from the movie "9" that was hypnotizing and kidnapping everybody. Can't remember its name, but that and this just give me shivers. Great design. Little bit of the creeper in there too.
  15. JokersWarPig
    I do really like this Kenner wave. I kind of wish it'd been Kenner's Hicks though since he was my favorite as a kid next to Kenner's Drake. I'll probably spring for 2 Apones (one to leave alone, the other to replace my current Apone head) and 2 Scorpion xeno's. The snake is cool, but he's the only one I'm iffy about.
  16. Gridseeker
    FIX IT!  >:(

    While I don't appreciate the ALL CAPS RESPONSE, thank you for catching this. I've corrected this.

    I am absolutely loving that Kenner wave! So stocked to me able to get updated versions of the Snake and Scorpion. Even Apone looks great - and I'm not that massive a fan of NECA's human figures!

    Also loving the arcade Dutch and Linn. Love them keeping that cell shaded paint scheme. It works really well and feels really on theme.

    I'm not sure I can say enough about how much I appreciate NECA just going all out with the various designs and into the EU. It's just great.

    I apologize for the caps, it wasn´t my intention to upset you. Seriously.
    About the figures, never in my life I even saw a Kenner figure but the "homage" figures are superb;  a couple of days ago I got the Gorilla Alien by Neca and it´s fabulous. Now my next target is the Mantis Alien, regarding the Dutch and Linn Kurosawa figures, gosh I twitted and posted a lot of request to Neca to make it. Never say never, you never know  ;)
  17. Corporal Hicks
    FIX IT!  >:(

    While I don't appreciate the ALL CAPS RESPONSE, thank you for catching this. I've corrected this.

    I am absolutely loving that Kenner wave! So stocked to me able to get updated versions of the Snake and Scorpion. Even Apone looks great - and I'm not that massive a fan of NECA's human figures!

    Also loving the arcade Dutch and Linn. Love them keeping that cell shaded paint scheme. It works really well and feels really on theme.

    I'm not sure I can say enough about how much I appreciate NECA just going all out with the various designs and into the EU. It's just great.
  18. Gridseeker
    who da fak said Konami?

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/2018/02/18/toy-fair-2018-aliens-series-13-dutch-linn-ultimate-elder-bad-blood-enforcer-predators/

    Quote: "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 Konami. 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."

    FIX IT!  >:(
  19. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Iv got to be honest guys I'm not feeling any of these figures , don't get me wrong Neca do do some quality figures , but  Neca are so hit and miss imo , a new predator line of figures I might pick up are the new hiya ones . The detail they have got for such small pieces is incredible , and the price is sound . I think it boils down to how delicate Neca figures are , and how expensive they are , iv on numerous occasions picked a figure up , only to discover missing parts or a broken figure . An example would be when I picked up a 1.4 big chap , only to find his leg was snapped off and the paint work was sloppy , when you are forking out a £100 that's big deal.
  20. acrediblesource
    Glad to see NECA has creative rights to any FOX properties so long as they are a limited run action figure series. So when will be get the Open bor re-release of AVP that capcom owns with some much needed enhancements? With all this profit, why can't NECA fund a 3D version of capcoms' AVP?
  21. Bilbo5000
    These are great...wonderful...Once again NECA will have my money :)
    However....
    Where are the Ultimate 86 Alien Warrior figures?
    Was looking at pictures of my these last summer.
    Anyone know what the deal is?
  22. Xenomrph
    Last I read negotiations with Matthews didn't bear fruit. I just figured that the Kenner-styled figure didn't require likeness rights. I'd be glad to be wrong and hear that a deal was struck and a movie version was on its way. But I don't  know that anyone's put that question to Randy/NECA directly.
    The old Kenner figure didn't have Matthews' likeness (and the bio card on the back of the packaging had some random guy, and was missing the cybernetics on the arm), so that was probably the loophole.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-4DNu8tY4-dQ%2FU2BXn1MGwkI%2FAAAAAAAAJnM%2FxBXPrGIlwss%2Fs1600%2Fapone%2B%283%29.JPG&hash=ade37585765f9ec862fc331e188980b0
  23. Otter
    Last I read negotiations with Matthews didn't bear fruit. I just figured that the Kenner-styled figure didn't require likeness rights. I'd be glad to be wrong and hear that a deal was struck and a movie version was on its way. But I don't  know that anyone's put that question to Randy/NECA directly.
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