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NECA Reveals First The Predator Figure – Fugitive Predator

As expected, NECA have fully revealed their first Predator figure from Shane Black’s upcoming Predator film. Titled “Fugitive Predator”, this is the same Predator we see throughout the new The Predator trailer. He has yellow skin with red patches around his body while is armour is grey with golden parts.

The figure stands at over 8″ tall and features 30 points of articulation. There are two interchangeable heads with masked and unmasked versions, interchangeable forearms and hands, various wristblades and a shoulder cannon.

 NECA Reveals First The Predator Figure - Fugitive Predator

The figure will be shipping August 2018, just before the film’s release. NECA still have at least one more Predator figure to reveal in the future – the new Upgrade Predator.

Thanks to Master for the news.



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  1. skull-splitter
    First version of greyback snapped it's arm straight off trying to bend it. Still haven't glued it back on.

    Series 3 of NECA's predators, Greyback, Dog, & Jungle Hunter were all replaced directly by NECA to any customer who had an issue.  There was a problem with the Chinese factory and they were fired when the "recall" started to happen.  Series 4 was from a new and different factory as well as the replacements people got for Series 3.  Anyone who wrote off NECA's quality based off of a Series 3 release is missing out IMHO.  I own over 70 predators, aliens, & terminators and can't complain.  Even if I had more money - no one is as accurate in their sculpts, again IMHO.
    It's the only figure I have with an issue and I didn't get a replacement back then. My choice since it simply was more trouble getting it sent back and the supplier having to cover.

    Still happy with it though, I just need to fix the arm.
  2. slaysaliens
    First version of greyback snapped it's arm straight off trying to bend it. Still haven't glued it back on.

    Series 3 of NECA's predators, Greyback, Dog, & Jungle Hunter were all replaced directly by NECA to any customer who had an issue.  There was a problem with the Chinese factory and they were fired when the "recall" started to happen.  Series 4 was from a new and different factory as well as the replacements people got for Series 3.  Anyone who wrote off NECA's quality based off of a Series 3 release is missing out IMHO.  I own over 70 predators, aliens, & terminators and can't complain.  Even if I had more money - no one is as accurate in their sculpts, again IMHO.
  3. Still Collating...
    Neca's early figures were sometimes like playing Russian roulette and that was just plain and simply: bad. I'm so glad I didn't start collecting until they made the improvements. Their customer service is really good most of the time, so I'm glad about that. As long as they continue to work on their QC issues and keep the nice prices, I'll be one happy collector.

    I hope the Disney deal doesn't give them any trouble in the future... Though Neca has stated that apparently nothing will change in the immediate future.

    P.S. Still waiting on Broken Tusk.   ;D 
  4. JokersWarPig
    I have 2 other major hobbies outside of getting NECA's Aliens/Pred stuff that are a lot more expensive. Their relatively low price and variety are what keeps me collecting/customizing. I've only had two issues with NECA's quality, one crappy paint app and one alien with a broken foot (may have been my fault anyways).

    I don't see myself ever paying play arts prices for ANYTHING in that scale.
  5. OpenMaw
    Someone had gotten a NECA Ultimate City Hunter and it came apart right out of the package. NECA refunded his purchase AND sent him another one free.

    So, if nothing else, they deliver pretty solid customer service.
  6. 426Buddy
    .  .

    Just look at the Alien in the Hadley's Hope two pack. It's a domed warrior and Neca's best alien to date.

    Too bad you have to have Burke to get it.

    But honestly, the Lurker has more diverse paint apps on its' head alone that the entirety of a NECA Alien.
    The dome translucency is perfect. Not a single seam.
    The articulation blows NECAs' out of the water and you'd know that if you ever held one that even the plastic feels like it's made of sterner stuff.

    I'll give you an example about the articulation- can a NECA big chap or warrior crawl on all fours in the style of the Covenant Alien or the Runner, or even the Alien warriors in the vents at Hadley's Hope? No?
    Well the Lurker can.

    It's sad that an Alien figure can't crawl on all fours.
    That's where I draw the line- that and misaligned domes.

    Well Neca can usually be found for 25.99 and im not seeing the lurker for less than $76. So there should be a huge difference in qaulity.

    So for those that are on a budget, neca figures are simply fantastic. But we've already gone over all this so its going to have to be a case of agree to disagree.
  7. Still Collating...
    .  .

    Just look at the Alien in the Hadley's Hope two pack. It's a domed warrior and Neca's best alien to date.

    Too bad you have to have Burke to get it.

    But honestly, the Lurker has more diverse paint apps on its' head alone that the entirety of a NECA Alien.
    The dome translucency is perfect. Not a single seam.
    The articulation blows NECAs' out of the water and you'd know that if you ever held one that even the plastic feels like it's made of sterner stuff.

    I'll give you an example about the articulation- can a NECA big chap or warrior crawl on all fours in the style of the Covenant Alien or the Runner, or even the Alien warriors in the vents at Hadley's Hope? No?
    Well the Lurker can.

    It's sad that an Alien figure can't crawl on all fours.
    That's where I draw the line- that and misaligned domes.

    When you look the face head on, it just looks wrong on the Lurker to me at least, not really the shape of Big Chap. The shape of the Neca dome is much more accurate. But I agree that the seams on the dome are poor design and that the translucent dome needs to be less translucent on the Neca one.

    The paint apps on which one? On the original Big Chap from Neca? Yep,  just a white dome and gloss black body. Not much of a pint job. Other than that one, all other aliens have great paint apps, from the '86 aliens to the dog alien, from the Defiance alien to the domed warrior as the best example to date. And they're getting better, that's my point. The quality is getting better step by step and the prices are still a lot less than the other companies.

    Articulation? Don't agree completely. First point, Big Chap never went on all fours so I can't really fault them for that. Second point, Neca's Covenant and Dog aliens can go on all fours, no problem. But I will agree with you, it is very stupid that the alien warriors can't look up enough and go on all fours. The new warrior bodies can do that fine but they still don't have that crucial neck articulation that is so needed. And even though Big Chap never did it, I would like to be able to pose him on all fours. That's still something Neca should fix. I agree that Play Arts Kai fixed the neck and back spine problem marvelously! But that's the only articulation point that they have an upper hand in.
    They have single jointed elbows and no finger/toe articulation. Apart from the Big Chap body, all other Neca alien bodies use double jointed elbows. And the updated Big Chap body uses them too (seen on the Blue Kenner tribute Big Chap and will most certainly use on the 40th anniversary Ultimate version) along with the new swivel in the knees. All have toe articulation and now both the AVP bodies and the new alien warrior bodies have finger articulation.
    They had weak joints in the past but the domed warrior, Defiance alien and recent preds all have strong sturdy joints. Literally if they improve the neck articulation so that all xenos can go on all fours, I'll have no other complaints.

    To each their own, I just don't believe the ever smaller difference in quality between Neca and Play Arts Kai doesn't justify the high prices.
    If the prices would be a bit more reasonable and Play Arts Kai releases something like a Praetorian or a Predalien, I really would consider getting that.
  8. von
    Yes, Von, I believe that is the Upgrade, and it's one i'm particularly looking forward to, the sculpt looks great so far.

    But regarding the Fugitive, i'm sure he has a much more greyed skin tone than the typical yellow tones the figure shows, just look at the recent screenshot from Empire.

    Cool, way cool!

    Yes agreed but it seems like neca is opting for the “classic” pigmentatuon. The grey tones could just be due to the lighting in the ship’s interior
  9. DarthWall275
    Yes, Von, I believe that is the Upgrade, and it's one i'm particularly looking forward to, the sculpt looks great so far.

    But regarding the Fugitive, i'm sure he has a much more greyed skin tone than the typical yellow tones the figure shows, just look at the recent screenshot from Empire.
  10. The Old One
    .  .

    Just look at the Alien in the Hadley's Hope two pack. It's a domed warrior and Neca's best alien to date.

    Too bad you have to have Burke to get it.

    But honestly, the Lurker has more diverse paint apps on its' head alone that the entirety of a NECA Alien.
    The dome translucency is perfect. Not a single seam.
    The articulation blows NECAs' out of the water and you'd know that if you ever held one that even the plastic feels like it's made of sterner stuff.

    I'll give you an example about the articulation- can a NECA big chap or warrior crawl on all fours in the style of the Covenant Alien or the Runner, or even the Alien warriors in the vents at Hadley's Hope? No?
    Well the Lurker can.

    It's sad that an Alien figure can't crawl on all fours.
    That's where I draw the line- that and misaligned domes.
  11. Still Collating...
    Neca does have some QC issues but the price/quality ratio is the best I've seen out of any company. Not only that, their QC has been improving and their most recent figures are just great. I have about 20 Neca alien and predator figures and only one ever broke after a massive shelf dive. As of now, their figures have amazing sculpts, great paintjobs, better quality and articulation and a great price. Another giant plus for me, they have the greatest diversity of characters I've seen. From comics to movies to games. 
    Play Arts Kai has good quality, the articulation on their figures is only sometimes better than Neca's but that's it. IMO the sculpt on the Spitter and Lurker is not to my liking, especially the face, and the rest of the figure is just as good as Neca's. Neca had some really disturbing QC issues in the past, but I haven't heard recently anyone complain about a figure falling apart on it's own or out of the box. If that still happens from time to time, it's a lot less frequent and I hope that their customer service fixes that.
    Play Arts Kai have great figures. But they're not worth their price IMO. If Neca continues to improve its standards, I wont have any complaints. Great price, great articulation, great sculpt and so much to choose from. I'd rather have 20 Neca alien and predator figs than 1 or 2 Hot Toys ones or a few Play Arts Kai, just as a personal preference.
    As a collector, I appreciate the diversity and and affordability Neca provides. I know its not to everyone's liking and I'm not blind to Neca's faults. I just like being able to army build my xenos over the years with a modest income and choose from a plethora of different characters in their alien and predator lines.

    Just look at the Alien in the Hadley's Hope two pack. It's a domed warrior and Neca's best alien to date.
  12. OpenMaw
    Of course I grew up with a nearly complete collection of Kenner figures that I adored. So my standards must be far lower than others.

    Not at all. I have a whole box of the kenner toys. I loved em growing up. Aliens, Marines, Predators. The only shame about them is I wish we had gotten some more movie accurate variants. Like a "Jungle Hunter" repaint of Renegade. And a single carded Alien Warrior from the 2 pack.

    I think the sculpt work on the NECA Big Chap is great. It's just the design on that dome is really troublesome. They tend to be coming off on the front and back. I keep hoping they'll do an "ultimate big chap" with improved articulation and redesigned dome that fits on the head. Maybe include two versions of it where one is opaque and another translucent.


    Anyway, as to the figures, being able to see "Fugitive" or "Captured" the only thing i'm not liking is that shoulder cannon. That honest just straight up sucks. The reason to have the cannon mounted to the back is so that it's locked to the direction of the torso. Having it on the shoulder armor like that seems like a bad idea from just about every angle. Otherwise I like Captured looks pretty cool.
  13. 426Buddy
    Oh well,

    Personally i think the big chap and  alien3 neca figures i have look great and they came at a reasonable cost for a toy. Double the cost is actually a huge difference when you have a family and only a modest income.

    Of course I grew up with a nearly complete collection of Kenner figures that I adored. So my standards must be far lower than others.
  14. OpenMaw
    The only complaint I have with their alien figures up to this point is the domes on the big chaps just suck.

    I have three big chaps. Two of them have poorly fitting domes. The Isolation Stompy has a good dome, and the one in my AVP 2 pack has a good dome. The other two just don't sit right, and a lot of the ones I saw in stores don't sit right either.

    But that's the only major issue i've ever had with NECA figures.
  15. The Old One
    They are fantastic for the price point, you wont find better for 25 bucks.

    That's only because they have a monopoly on a niche brand, a Play Arts Kai Alien is only double the price of a NECA Alien and the quality is so above and beyond NECA's it's laughable.

    There's no worth in anything that 1/2 the time falls apart and is sculpted shoddily with cheap plastic, you'd be better off with nothing in most cases.

    Bottom line their Alien work is pathetic no matter how cheap it is.
  16. Still Collating...
    Most certainly. The thing that's interesting to me is that it seems those two were never being considered to be made into figure form. There were no announcements for them by Neca and no preorders made available, whereas the preoders for Ugrade and Fugitive were up long before we knew which predators were being featured in the movie. Now, maybe Neca decided that because the other preds had such a small role, or maybe they were informed long before we were that there would be no other preds?
  17. skull-splitter
    Plenty of Rick and Morty, Star Wars, Dr. Who though.

    All of which I like, but I kind of hoped go bring home either Amanda Ripley or the A3 commando.

    Now I just have some shirts and a nice comic. Perhaps I'll drop by tomorrow one last time before heading back home again.
  18. skull-splitter
    I was kind of amazed how few Alien/Predator related items I could find at Forbidden Planet London today tbh.

    When I was down for Covenant there was a fairly decent stock. Just ebbs and flows with current trends, I suppose.
    Yeah. Having a harder and harder time finding them locally, but they just had some leftovers from the kenner Aliens and Dutches by the bucket.

    I'll be back though, just found it strange compared to last year.
  19. Sabres21768
    I’m super excited for the Fugitive Pred figure. I love the whole scene of him breaking out of the med/exam bay. I’ll be trying my hardest to recreate that scene in figure form. I’ve already started getting stuff together for it.
  20. Still Collating...
    That's what it says on Neca's site. The possibility is that when the Fugitive was revealed, it's release date info was updated and moved to a closer date, while the Upgrade still not being revealed didn't have change the date. That's what I'm hopping for at least.  :laugh: Though knowing it's a "Deluxe" figure type, maybe they needed more time to work on it, so that could be the reason it's getting released later. I really hope it get's released at the same time the movie does.

    What I like is that it's gonna be bigger than 10 inches!  :o (Randy confirmed that on twitter)
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