What started as an odd exclusive with the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive NES Jason Voorhees has turned into a full blow, and very popular line of repaints inspired by 8-bit (and soon to be 16-bit) video games. Now the line of classic video game inspired figures continues with NECA’s NES Predator. This repaint of their Classic Predator mold is based on the Predator, as seen in the intro of the classic (I use the term loosely here) NES Predator Video Game. The line will continue next with their Sega Master System Rocky and their 16-Bit Robocop vs Terminator figures.
We have 45 photos of the NES Predator. The figure was provided by site sponsor Entertainment Earth.
Predator Classic 8-Bit Video Game Jungle Hunter Predator
- Great sculpt
- Color looks great on the figure
- Decent articulation
- Packaging is still great
- Some joints can be a bit loose
- Details can hinder some articulation
I’m not really into the Predator figures, but I’ve always thought that NECA’s figures looked pretty good. However, I am a big fan of retro games, and the odd paint scheme combined with the NES style packaging was too hard to pass up. I was definitely not disappointed. The packaging harkens back perfectly to the original NES box. The figure itself is based on the opening cinematic, where the sprite fades in and out and appears blue for a brief moment. It features good, but not great articulation. Sculpting and accessories can hinder some of the movement of the figure, limiting the poses a bit. The paint, though, looks fantastic on the figure. The different shades of blue, combined with the black, really showcase the very detailed sculpt. NECA made some really nice choices in mimicking the hard edge shading of an old 8-bit sprite. If you liked the way the NES Robocop was painted, then you’ll be ecstatic with this figure.
In the end, I am really glad to add this to the NECA Video Game collection. It’s a great looking figure, even if the game was forgettable. The paint application and detailed mold make this a worthy purchase for fans of Predator or the NECA game line. Check out a few highlights below and 45 photos after that.