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NECA Unveils Assassin (Upgrade) Predator Figure!

The Predator’s Upgrade Predator is receiving the action figure treatment thanks to NECA. Going under the title of Assassin Predator, NECA announced the details of their latest The Predator figure yesterday just in time for #Prednesday!

From the new Predator movie directed by Shane Black! The Assassin Predator is in pursuit of the Fugitive Predator… And due to its massive size and genetic modifications (in its armored form it has nearly bulletproof exoskin) it has the clear advantage.

The Deluxe Armored Assassin action figure stands nearly a foot tall and has two interchangeable heads, two pairs of hands, and a detachable wrist blade and wrist cannon.

Comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

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The Assassin Predator is expected to hit stores in the second quarter of 2019 and is currently available for pre-order for between $50-60.

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  1. pmaz11
    Thanks for the pics Sabres21768! The Fugitive Lab Escape Predator looks pretty cool! Mostly for the accessories, the newer damaged helmet (paint job looks better too) & if the helmets eyes light up that’ll be awesome!

    Still no weapon holding hands. Just fists or "Jazz hands!"

    Yeah it looks to come with at least 1 right hand as a holding hand.

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    Funny how I had customized extra hands (from Big Red) awhile back and other parts & I ALMOST just tried to customize a perfectly good fugitive head into a damaged version before seeing these NECA posts :D I’ll hold off and get this Fugitive Lab Escape for more extras haha
  2. pmaz11
    Thanks for the pics Sabres21768! The Fugitive Lab Escape Predator looks pretty cool! Mostly for the accessories, the newer damaged helmet (paint job looks better too) & if the helmets eyes light up that’ll be awesome!
  3. Sabres21768
    Emissary 2 shown at ToyFair
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    More pics, including the un-armored Fugitive with accessories
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  4. AhabPredator
    Honestly? The Fugitive's design's a Samurai.

    By changing little details you're only diluting that, the paintjob was the best change.
    The fanciness of his design is on a more fundamental level than something you can change.

    I suppose you are right. On the subject of ancestors...and how hunters have different mask styles...do you think each mask style is a specific family design? I know there are clans and they collectively all have different designs. Just my two cents on the matter.
  5. The Old One
    Honestly? The Fugitive's design's a Samurai.

    By changing little details you're only diluting that, the paintjob was the best change.
    The fanciness of his design is on a more fundamental level than something you can change.
  6. AhabPredator
    I had the red visor eyes before it was cool, Neca.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc27N7Xl.jpg&hash=b70e6faedad42e61742b68677dfc2690


    Oh!

    Your version is actually the correct colour too, how cheap and inaccurate the NECA version's paintjob is what put me off getting him honestly. Good work.


    I did that custom as a descendant of Fugitive. It's kind of my "what if" he had a relative in the time period of Colonial Marines.
  7. pmaz11
    I had the red visor eyes before it was cool, Neca.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc27N7Xl.jpg&hash=b70e6faedad42e61742b68677dfc2690

    Nice job on that custom. I had seen some of your posts before and liked the damaged helmet look. I recently picked up 2 loose Fugitive heads & I was going to customize the helmet into the damaged version on film (but not sure if I wanted to do the red eyes though? :-X

    https://i.imgur.com/25wihcK.jpg

    I plan to customize the other head though with a bloody predator spinal cord to be the head the Upgrade rips off, etc. we’ll see how it turns out...
  8. AhabPredator
    It's gonna be a fodder buy for me. I wanted to use my original one for a custom, but the fact the upper body is just solid orange killed that option before it even got lift off. I am hoping he comes with detachable armor though.

    It would be great fodder to make a stranded predator. Similar to what the ones from Predator: Hunters were.
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  9. JokersWarPig
    It's gonna be a fodder buy for me. I wanted to use my original one for a custom, but the fact the upper body is just solid orange killed that option before it even got lift off. I am hoping he comes with detachable armor though.
  10. The Shuriken
    The Predator Killer would be great as a Terminator but as a suit it's really stupid. I'd honestly love a figure for it. As for the Emissary though weird I honestly like it as an action figure. To me what doesn't work in the movies like the Newborn Alien, is always better as an action figure.

    I don't mind it as an actual suit, infact I quite like it. I just don't like it as a nanotech appear out of thin air suit.

    A few days ago someone on Twitter asked if they intend to make it and NECA responded with TBD.
  11. Xenomrph
    The Predator Killer would be great as a Terminator but as a suit it's really stupid. I'd honestly love a figure for it. As for the Emissary though weird I honestly like it as an action figure. To me what doesn't work in the movies like the Newborn Alien, is always better as an action figure.
    I felt the same way about the AvP Requiem Alien Warrior. They looked kinda dopey and goofy in the movie, but I love the NECA figure and I think it looks way better than it does in the movie.
  12. Predwars24
    The Predator Killer would be great as a Terminator but as a suit it's really stupid. I'd honestly love a figure for it. As for the Emissary though weird I honestly like it as an action figure. To me what doesn't work in the movies like the Newborn Alien, is always better as an action figure.
  13. Xenomrph
    I thought the suit looked cool, there are elements of it that are reminiscent of things from the EU (the Dark Blade Clan armor from 'Predator: Concrete Jungle', the Blazer Predators from 'AvP: Extinction'). I'd buy a figure of it.
  14. Still Collating...
    Randy on twitter, when asked about making the predator killer (shown some concept art) he said it's to be decided. Seems they're considering making it now more then they did previously. Unless it's one of the concept art pieces, that look like a military armored predator, I'm not planning on getting it. The movie version sucks IMO.
  15. AhabPredator
    Seeing it all done up gives me a dumb idea. I was originally going to try to customize it and try to give it a "normal" Predator lower body. I've seen some guy on Instagram who made a custom Predator that's permanently allied its self with the USCM...might repaint this guy to do something along those lines.

    I was thinking with some jungle Dutch parts and this guy you could make a wicked colonial marine.
  16. JokersWarPig
    Seeing it all done up gives me a dumb idea. I was originally going to try to customize it and try to give it a "normal" Predator lower body. I've seen some guy on Instagram who made a custom Predator that's permanently allied its self with the USCM...might repaint this guy to do something along those lines.
  17. Thunderjack88
    Part of me is glad I got rid of my collection when I moved, slippery slope by the look of it and only getting worse. I'll stick to the 28mm scale and check back to dream of what I'll buy if I win the lottery.

    -TJ88
  18. JokersWarPig
    Knowing how much NECa likes to retool things rather than make something totally knew, I'd say they didn't know they were going to be cut from the film but had already made the "master" version of the figure.
  19. Xenomrph
    Well sure, I was more of curious of the order of events. Did NECA know the Emissaries had been cut but said "these guys are cool, let's make them" or was NECA was making them and then they got cut, and NECA said "welp we did the work already, no reason not to release them".
  20. Corporal Hicks
    At the end of the day, everyone knows about them too. I would have fully expected the question to be asked and wanted even if they hadn't already been working on it.

    I pre-ordered mine last week actually.  ;D
  21. Still Collating...
    Has NECA clarified if they're making the Emissary Predators just cuz, or were the figures in development when the characters were still part of the movie?

    The development takes some time, so I would bet that the decision to make them was made when the Emissaries were still part of the movie.
    It's the same reason why we have inaccurate Covenant figures that represent the costumes, not the CGI models. Both of these movies make a lot of changes in the last minute and/or finalize their designs and plans at quite a late date.
  22. AhabPredator
    Yeah, as I said before, that color scheme works really well with that head. To bad they don't explore more of the skin color possibilities in the movies. That could really add some character to a predator.

    Randy on twitter said that Upgrade might come in May, and for all of us who have been collecting their newer lines, that means June.  :laugh:
    Golden angel is being shipped as of yesterday. So to anyone who plans on getting him, start hunting.

    It takes months for "just shipped" predators to reach me at Target.
    I think "shipping now" applies more to their eBay store than anything else. Their instagram said the new Terminator Kenner Homage wave of figures was "shipping now" like a week and a half ago, and BBTS only just charged me for my preorder this afternoon..


    I would say that's accurate.
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