The first assortment of Predator Minimates 2-Packs are now in stores. These include an assortment of figures from the first two Predator films. Each 2-pack in Series 1 includes a Predator as well as one of the heroes. Here’s the breakdown:
- Dutch vs. Unmasked Predator
- Dillon vs. Masked Predator
- Predator 2’s Harrigan vs. City Hunter Predator
- Mud-Covered Dutch vs. War Cry Predator (Chase Set)
Diamond Select Toys sent along the Series 1 assortment (without the chase set) and we have a full gallery to check out. There are over 100 photos as well as a full review. Read on to check them out.
Predator Minimates 2-Packs Series 1 by Diamond Select Toys
- Great assortment of characters
- Predators feature some great details
- Dillon and Harrigan!
- Lots of articulation
- Predator shoulder pads hinder neck movement
The Predator 2-packs are my introduction to the Predator Minimates line up. Prior to this set of releases, there was a blind bagged counter display assortment available at comic and specialty shops. These 2-packs give fans a nice mix of Predator 1 & 2 characters, with even more on the way in the next wave. Each set includes a figure stand as well as a few accessories, mainly for the humans. They come packed on small blister cards and sit on plastic trays all standard for the Minimates line up. At Toy Fair, we saw that this line up is set to really expand, with a ton of characters fro mall of the films being planned.
Each figure features the standard Minimate body and are decked out with new parts and character specific accessories. The figures each feature about 14 points of articulation, all packed in a 2″ tall figure. These include ball joints in the head, shoulder and hips as well as a swivel spot on the waist. Just about any pose you want to pop them into, you can. With the included base, you don’t really need to worry about a balancing act with the small feet. The shoulder cannons, though, hinder the head movement on the Predators a bit. Construction is solid and, if you want, you can swap pieces between these guys or with other Minimates.
Each of the figures does a really nice job of portraying the specific character. There are some really cool touches here, like the sweat stain on Harrigan’s shirt or the camo paint on Dutch’s face. The stand outs here, though, are the Predator’s themselves. They have a ton of new pieces on them and have some nice overall details. The masked heads, I think, work a little better than the unmasked heads. Each one has their arm blades are extended, include a shoulder canon and specific armor pieces. The City Hunter includes the most accessories of the bunch, as he includes a swappable head, a staff and a throwing disc. Many of these pieces are, of course, removable if you want to swap them out. For me, these are up there with the Alien Xenomorph Minimates in terms of quality.
These sets are a good start to the non-blind bagged assortment. They work well enough on their own, but will really display well with the upcoming releases. It’s one of the few times you’ll be able to get figures of many of these characters. If you’re into Minimates, then you can’t go wrong with these guys.
*DST provided these for review purposes