NECA Viper Predator Figure Review

NECA Viper Predator Figure Review

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Viper Predator is part of NECA’s Predator Series 12 line-up along with Enforcer Predator and Elder Predator V2. The Viper Predator was originally going to be included with the Blade Fighter Vehicle as we reported in our New York Toy Fair 2014 Coverage last February. Since then, NECA is now offering the Viper Predator as a single carded figure and the Blade Fighter Vehicle was given additional paint applications to give it more detail and features, as we reported in our New York Comic-Con 2014 Coverage. The Viper Predator is the pilot of the Blade Fighter Vehicle that will be out in stores in December 2014.

He is the leader of the mercenary Serpent Clan and specializes in hunting Xenomorphs (and the occasional Bad Blood), often using the Blade Fighter vehicle. Viper Predator is an original NECA design featuring deadly wrist blade gauntlets on both forearms, a removable mask, a shoulder mounted blaster, and 2 pairs of hands.

Availability: October 2014

Packaging:

The Viper Predator is in a blister card packaging with the Predator logo at the bottom and an image of the character on the front of the card back. The back of the packaging has an action shot drawing of the Viper Predator along with the Predator logo at the top. Below that is a bio of the character and pictures of the figures in the 12th series – Viper Predator, Enforcer Predator, Eldor Predator V2.

Sculpt & Paint:

The Viper Predator uses the standard Predator sculpt that fans have seen before, and is measures at 8″ tall. He features deadly wrist blade gauntlets on both forearms, a removable mask, a shoulder mounted blaster, and 2 pairs of hands (open & chop). The figure has sculpted texture on his skin and armor. Covering his buttocks is a plastic cloth with a pouch on the upper left.

He is painted in a red and yellow skin tone with the black fishing net over it. His armor is painted all in grey and his helmet is painted in black, purple, orange and silver.

Articulation:

Ball-jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, ball-jointed wrists, swivel-hinged hips, doubled-hinged knees, ball-jointed ankles.

Accessories:

Included with Viper Predator is a removable mask and two pairs of interchangeable hands (open and chop).

Overall:

The Viper Predator is an excellent figure and has one of the best deco designs we’ve seen in this line. NECA continues to impress us in how well they can apply great paint applications and offer great quality to the figure and at a reasonable price in stores.

We are also looking forward to the Blade Fighter Vehicle and if you plan on picking that up, you will also need its pilot.

Highly Recommended.

Special thanks to NECA for sending the Viper Predator along to us to review.

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