Quote from: pmaz11 on Sep 02, 2022, 12:01:04 AMCame across the new figures at a local Walmart & had to snag 'em!
Really dig this 2nd wave & the Jungle Hunter figure is a great classic for Lanard!
Can you hook up the receipt so I can find them based on stock numbers bruva. That jungle hunter is fire.
Never mind, found them today, they seem to be hitting stores pretty regularly now, along with the new wave of the alien figures, and their oddly neon glory.
I'm gonna be honest, it's going to be rough to see Lenard lose this license. For a number of reasons.
I saw their Alien line in 2019 and 2020, the smaller line, wasn't that impressed.
In very late 2020 but really early 2021, I saw the 7 inch alien stuff hit the shelves, and while not movie accurate colors, looked dramatically better. Dog alien with the mutt in particular. Most accurate.
But it was when I saw the Predator toy line, totally unexpectedly and without warning, they caught me totally by surprise. I did not expect that, I did not know they got the license.
And unlike the Alien product, the Pred figures seem to be much more accurate in terms of detail and even color blocking, not NECA accurate but at least respectful of the movies and source material.
But they also weirdly evoked the 90s Kenner line, which was probably what also hit me in my feels, being a kid in the late 80s to the early to mid 90s loving these films, probably when I shouldn't. My favorite horror / sci-fi / sci-fi action horror flicks, I was at the exact right age when the Kenner alien and predator stuff was at its peak.
But Lanard was a really cool hybrid line, a modern take on the Kenner figures. It was detailed enough to appeal to adults, not quite NECA absurd detail but also not nearly as expensive but obviously pretty detailed and accurate but also durable and toy-etic enough for kids to play with.
But this accurate, series 2, scaled down version of the Big Jungle Hunter Pred is my favorite figure in the line.
I knew about the Falconer and the bright blue Stalker one, but this one took me by surprise. I think they kept Anytime v2 hush-hush.
I had just spoke with a representative from Lanard recently where they said they didn't have the license anymore and they didn't even know if the series 2 was going to make store shelves.
It's just a shame that they don't have it and we're not going to get more figures from them.
This updated release of Jungle Hunter was kind of what I pictured them doing from the outset. I loved the translucent version with jungle camouflage, a variant that looks cool and makes sense. But I desperately wanted a true Kenner esque version in total accuracy and color with removable mask. And here we got it. Face sculpt looks great, as does the bio mask.
And all this at a $10 price point. When NECA Preds are now $35 - $45 at retail.
I could've done without the blue stalker predator, I don't even think he's from an actual movie. I would've much rather preferred seeing a tracker predator to go along with falconer and berserker.
Would've liked even more to see a City Hunter in the same manner of this new Jungle Hunter, removable mask etc.
And if only they could've got a Feral out to retail around the movie even before NECA. A masked and removable maskless.
These figures go amazing with the 6 inch Hasbro G.I. Joe classified line by the way.
At least this line is going out somewhat with a bang. I highly suggest everybody pick them up.
Saw a fresh case get opened tonight. 2x Stalker, 2x Falconer, 2x Anytimes. Tonight I got 2x Anytimes and one Falconer.