While a larger update is planned for Friday, NECA has released a few new photos of their highly anticipated Alpha Predator. The figure is an original NECA design, and was initially meant to be the 100th Predator figure they released. The figure is most notable for the armor it wears, which is based on the unused original Predator design, which actually was going to be portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Look for the full update tomorrow. For now, check out the new photos after the jump.
Back in 2014, as part of Aliens Series 2, NECA released their original Big Chap Alien from the original Alien film. Since then, the Aliens line has seen tremendous growth and has become one of NECA’s best selling, and longest running, properties. As the line has grown, advancements have been made in how NECA articulates their Alien Xenomorphs, greatly improving the range of motion of the figures joints. For the 40th anniversary of Alien, they are revisiting the Big Chap Alien with an Ultimate 7″ Scale Figure release. NECA has updated the articulation and paint scheme, and included a newly designed Alien Egg, a new Facehugger, and a Chestburster. The figure is scheduled to begin shipping out to retailers in February.
Our friends at NECA were kind enough to send along a very early sample of the Alien 40th Anniversary Ultimate Big Chap Alien. I have a full photo gallery, and a review of the figure. After the jump, check out my thoughts on the updates, a rundown of what’s new on the figure, and of course my hi-res photo shoot.
Official images and details have been released for the upcoming Predators – Unmasked Berserker Predator 3.75″ Scale Figure from Hiya Toys. The figure is a Previews Exclusive, and will be available from local comic shops as well as most online collectible retailers. The figure includes a skull accessory. It will be priced at $19.99, and is due out in November. See additional images after the jump.
From Hiya Toys. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Based off the action-packed Predators movie, Hiya Toys presents this 1/18-scale action figure of the Unmasked Berserker Predator! Born with superior physical abilities and intelligence, he became Clan Leader of his own hunting clan of Super Predators. This figure captures the creature’s iconic look with a fully poseable body and detailed paintwork at a 4 1/2″ size! Fans can recreate their favorite scene with the included skull accessory!
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A new assortment of Aliens 3.75″ Scale ReAction Figures are coming next week via Super7. The new figures feature the Alien Warrior in three variants. They include Alien Warrior Midnight, Alien Warrior Dusk, and Alien Warrior Nightfall figures. They will go on sale beginning Wednesday, January 15th via Super7’s Store. Later this year, an assortment of human characters from the film will make their debut. The official details are listed below, and photos can be found after the jump.
“They’re coming out of the walls!” Super7 is terrified to debut the first releases in the new Aliens 3.75-inch ReAction Figures line!
Unleashing next week are the Alien Warriors awaiting Ripley and the Marines on Acheron (LV-426). The figures are brand new sculpts based on the Alien Warriors from everyone’s favorite 2nd Alien movie. Terrifying!
DEEP NERD CUT: The coloring of these Alien Warrior ReAction Figures were inspired by the original Alien Warrior costumes used in the filming of Aliens. There were 9 different colored suits used in the movie and these represent 3 of them (Midnight Black, Dusk Brown, and Nightfall Blue) and each figure has a different terrifying pose.
Also, YES, ReAction Figures of human characters from Aliens will be dropping later this year… but for now the Xenomorphs await and will be here NEXT WEDNESDAY (1/15/) in the Super7 webstore.
Every Christmas Eve and Christmas day, NECA provides fans with some fun teasers and previews for figures and collectibles in the works. This year, we got a glimpse at some exciting new items, and some that fans can’t quite figure out yet. Below, I have a bulleted list of each preview, and you can see the corresponding images after the jump.
- Early in-progress look at the items included with the upcoming TMNT Street Scene Diorama.
- Preview of the Halloween 3 Retro Figure 3-Pack.
- Our first look at the Alien 40th Anniversary Ultimate Ripley, with a new head sculpt, new accessories, realistic printed face, and Kenner homage packaging.
- A 1932 Gold Olympic Medal accessory for an unnamed figure.
- Teaser for a Predator (2018) Fugitive Predator in a black and purple deco with light up mask.
NECA has released their third visual guide for their “5 Days of Downloads”. This guide features all of their figures from the Aliens franchise. There are two versions, one with the figures, and one with the figures and card back designs. These are extremely large files, and can be downloaded directly from NECA at the link below. We’ve got slightly smaller versions you can check out after the jump.
Aliens Action Figure Visual Guide
We’ve got more Aliens! We’ve updated our visual guides to include all announcements & releases to date. Both versions include all figures, with the second showing the updated card backer art! Each is available as an extra-large, 300 dpi JPG.
NECA has launched their “5 Days of Downloads” for 2019. Their first offering is a high resolution visual guide for all of their Predator releases. It even features a new look at the highly anticipated Alpha Predator. There are two versions available. The first features just the figures, while the second also includes the backer card art used for the figures. There’s are extremely high resolution, so you can download the full size original from NECA by Clicking Here. You can see smaller versions, and a close look at the Alpha Predator, after the jump.
Predator Action Figure Visual Guide
We have the updated visual guides for our Predator 7″ Scale Action Figures! You can choose from 2 different versions of the guide, both showing all figures we have released/announced to date, and one including the updated gallery of card backer art. It’s available as an extra-large, 300 dpi JPG.
The next Hiya Toys Predator figure has been revealed. The Crucified Predator 3.75″ Scale Figure is from Predators (2010). The figure is a Previews Exclusive, and will be available at comic shops, and most online toy retailers. It will be priced at $19.99, with a release set for November 2020. Check out details below, and seethe first image after the jump.
From Hiya Toys. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Based off the action-packed Predators movie, Hiya Toys presents this 1/18 scale action figure of the Crucified Predator! Captured by the Super Predators on the Game Preserve Planet and left for dead, this Predator was discovered and freed by Royce and his crew to lend a helping hand. This figure captures the creature’s iconic look at 4 ” tall with a fully poseable body!
Final in-packaging photos have been released for the upcoming Alien: 40th Anniversary – Ultimate 7″ Scale Big Chap Alien Figure. The figure has an updated sculpt with all-new articulation. It also includes an Egg, a Facehugger, and a Chestburster. It begins shipping out in early 2020. See the new photos after the jump.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original 1979 movie that shocked audiences and jump-started a legendary film franchise!
We’ve given a deluxe upgrade to the Xenomorph known to fans as “Big Chap,” with an all-new sculpt standing over 9” tall. It has a hinged jaw that opens, revealing an inner mouth that extends for realistic movie action. It has over 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints and a bendable tail, and extra attention has been paid to all the eerie details that made H.R. Giger’s designs for Alien so mesmerizing.
Also included are chestburster and facehugger accessories and—for the very first time—the 1979 egg, which has a tentacled base. Display-friendly window box packaging with opening flap.
Infinity Studio has shared details and a bunch of new photos for their upcoming Predator 2 – City Hunter Predator Statue. The 1/4 scale statue, and will stand about 22″ tall, with a themed statue base. They are offering an Elite Edition and an Ultimate Edition. The Elite Edition is the standard release, and features an unmasked City Hunter holding a combistick. The Ultimate Edition includes both masked and unmasked portraits, and you can swap out the hand for one holding a smart disc. The Ultimate Edition will also be limited to just 500 pieces.
Pre-orders are live now via Big Bad Toy Store. The Elite Edition is priced at $1,099.99, while the Ultimate Edition is priced at $1,199.99. It will be released in the fourth quarter of 2020. The new photos can be seen after the jump.