Author Topic: NECA Predator Figure Series  (Read 781200 times)

Voodoo Magic
Feb 24, 2020, 02:19:30 PM
Reply #4515 on: Feb 24, 2020, 02:19:30 PM
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I think it drives home the "each predator is unique" motif. Especially, on a character that's source is a kitbash of older designs. I like this design far more than any if the other "alternative predator" concepts, i.e any of the Predators super predator concepts, hell, its LEAGUES better than the assassin predator.

Facially...  and I believe all criticism or support has been aimed strictly towards its face, not any other aspect... facially to me Mr. Bull Dog is no way better than the Assassin Predator, let alone "LEAGUES". I'll take the Assassin's mug anyday.



JokersWarPig
Feb 24, 2020, 02:57:26 PM
Reply #4516 on: Feb 24, 2020, 02:57:26 PM
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Could be another subspecies of Predator if we want to get really weird with trying to fit it into the lore, or he's just from a different region of their homeworld where that kind of jaw/mandible structure is common.


Predalien91
Feb 24, 2020, 04:15:40 PM
Reply #4517 on: Feb 24, 2020, 04:15:40 PM
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Stupid question. I haven't watched Predator 2018 since I saw it in theaters. Is this new Green one just a gimmicky way to re use the mold? Or was he green ever at any point in the movie?


JokersWarPig
Feb 24, 2020, 05:29:31 PM
Reply #4518 on: Feb 24, 2020, 05:29:31 PM
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Stupid question. I haven't watched Predator 2018 since I saw it in theaters. Is this new Green one just a gimmicky way to re use the mold? Or was he green ever at any point in the movie?

You see him "unarmored" briefly in the movie. The lighting in those scenes is pretty dark though so its hard to tell.


Kailem
Feb 24, 2020, 07:07:41 PM
Reply #4519 on: Feb 24, 2020, 07:07:41 PM
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I saw it and immediately thought of this. I don't think it's official art either, though somebody more knowledgeable might be able to confirm if it is or isn't. I think it was posted in the Predator forum awhile back. It was art inspired by The Predator though I don't think it was actually made for the film, it was found on Art Station.

That's what I immediately thought of to. I think the design looks better on this figure than it does in that pic though, even though they're not related as far as I know.

It's certainly a way of making him unique and not just "re-heated Jungle Hunter", which is basically what he is in the film. I'm not in love with the design or anything, but I appreciate that NECA have done something extra to make him stand out (along with the new weapon), when he could so easily just have felt like a generic repaint.


SuperiorIronman
Feb 24, 2020, 10:36:11 PM
Reply #4520 on: Feb 24, 2020, 10:36:11 PM
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Stupid question. I haven't watched Predator 2018 since I saw it in theaters. Is this new Green one just a gimmicky way to re use the mold? Or was he green ever at any point in the movie?

A bit of yes and no.

The armored green form was released first. In the movie the armored form is part of the Assassin's gimmick in the film where he armors up and gets spiky due to his genetic augmentations as well as changes color. The new one has a paint job based on his un-armored form but the sculpt is still armored.

So it's justifiable to release given he appears as both forms in the movie, but it's not an altered model and they're just reusing what they have.


Gilfryd
Feb 24, 2020, 10:40:04 PM
Reply #4521 on: Feb 24, 2020, 10:40:04 PM
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Ah yes the 'exoskeleton under skin' variant.


dHunter333
Feb 26, 2020, 07:04:51 AM
Reply #4522 on: Feb 26, 2020, 07:04:51 AM
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I think it's kind of cool, I speculated this might be a possibility a long time ago, but thought this ship had sailed.
Here are some pictures






The Shuriken
Feb 27, 2020, 12:51:21 AM
Reply #4523 on: Feb 27, 2020, 12:51:21 AM
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I think it drives home the "each predator is unique" motif. Especially, on a character that's source is a kitbash of older designs. I like this design far more than any if the other "alternative predator" concepts, i.e any of the Predators super predator concepts, hell, its LEAGUES better than the assassin predator.

I don't know this seems like a bit much. Each Predator can be unique with its colors, number of tusks and teeth, dreadlocks, etc. But certain things remain constant, like the mouth. This goes too far, it looks like the mouth is rearranged. Even as a subspecies, it should still follow the rules established. The Super Predator clan (from Predators) where a subspecies and retained the look with differences.


Voodoo Magic
Feb 27, 2020, 04:08:35 AM
Reply #4524 on: Feb 27, 2020, 04:08:35 AM
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I think it drives home the "each predator is unique" motif. Especially, on a character that's source is a kitbash of older designs. I like this design far more than any if the other "alternative predator" concepts, i.e any of the Predators super predator concepts, hell, its LEAGUES better than the assassin predator.

I don't know this seems like a bit much. Each Predator can be unique with its colors, number of tusks and teeth, dreadlocks, etc. But certain things remain constant, like the mouth. This goes too far, it looks like the mouth is rearranged. Even as a subspecies, it should still follow the rules established. The Super Predator clan (from Predators) where a subspecies and retained the look with differences.



The Shuriken
Feb 27, 2020, 04:54:33 AM
Reply #4525 on: Feb 27, 2020, 04:54:33 AM
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I think it drives home the "each predator is unique" motif. Especially, on a character that's source is a kitbash of older designs. I like this design far more than any if the other "alternative predator" concepts, i.e any of the Predators super predator concepts, hell, its LEAGUES better than the assassin predator.

I don't know this seems like a bit much. Each Predator can be unique with its colors, number of tusks and teeth, dreadlocks, etc. But certain things remain constant, like the mouth. This goes too far, it looks like the mouth is rearranged. Even as a subspecies, it should still follow the rules established. The Super Predator clan (from Predators) where a subspecies and retained the look with differences.








Mister Skeezler
Feb 27, 2020, 01:18:40 PM
Reply #4529 on: Feb 27, 2020, 01:18:40 PM
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I'll take this look over AVP Scar any day.

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Hot Toys made Scar look way better on their 2.0 version.
I'll have to check it out. I just think his unmasked head in the movie was awful. They just went too human and compassionate with him.

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