The final figure (I believe) in the Predator 30th Anniversary figure line up from NECA is a really surprising release. For this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, they are offering a Rick Hawkins 7″ Scale Figure. This is notable for a two reasons. The first is that this is the first member of Dutch’s team to see a release from NECA (beside Dutch himself). The second reason is that the character was played by Shane Black, who you may recognize as the person directing The Predator, which hits later this year. In the 1987 film, Hawkins is the teams radio operator. He was known for his crude humor and supremely large eyeglasses (both purposely chosen by Shane Black to get the character to stand out a bit). Hawkins is also the very first victim of the Jungle Hunter Predator, gutted and eventually hung from a tree.
The new Rick Hawkins figure from NECA features the authorized likeness of Shane Black. The figure includes a submachine gun, a pistol, and a knife. NECA was kind enough to send the figure along for us to check out. After the jump you can find my full photo shoot and review.