NECA Toys The Predator – Ultimate Unarmored Assassin Predator Figure Review

NECA Toys The Predator – Ultimate Unarmored Assassin Predator Figure Review

 

NECA Toys continues their The Predator line-up inspired from the 2018 film, with their Ultimate Unarmored Assassin Predator Figure that is coming first to Wal-Mart Stores, and will eventually be available everywhere else. The Ultimate Unarmored Assassin Predator stands at 11″ tall and includes two interchangeable heads, two sets of hands, a detachable wrist blade, and a detachable wrist cannon.

 

 

Thank you to NECA Toys for providing The Predator – Ultimate Unarmored Assassin Predator Figure for review. 

Availability: February/March 2021 – timed Wal-Mart Stores Exclusive, then available everywhere else

The Predator – Ultimate Unarmored Assassin Predator Figure is packaged in a window box with an opening flap, with nicely done artwork on the cover, sides, and the back includes images of the Unarmored Assassin Predator along with a description. The opening flap also includes an image of the figure, and the window box shows the Predator in a plastic tray along with his accessories.

 

The Assassin Predator is truly a special release given his unique size and upgraded articulation and style compared to other Predator figures in the 7″ scale line, and this offering is a repaint from the previously offered 2019 figure. As this character is a hybrid, and depicted larger than a standard Predator in the film, this figure has a great depiction of the character and really makes him look far more deadly than any other Predator seen. The figure is loaded with sculpted details, textures and spikes throughout his skin, especially on the shoulders and upper back and thighs. The figure is primarily given very little armor over his skin, with his hips and gauntlets. The gauntlets is where the accessories can plug into, including the blade and cannon. The left gauntlet also has a small silver piece to indicate that the cannon is inside the gauntlet rather than extended out ready to fire. The blade for the right gauntlet is nicely designed and the blade can be placed in and out with ease.

Because of his size, he has a heaviness, and the figure has some difficulty standing on his own, and even though the bottom of his feet are sculpted flat, we find that it’ll be easier to use a figure base that is compatible with the peg holes in his feet, a figure stand, or even a doll stand. The joints on this figure is well thought out and designed, and the joints shouldn’t give out on you while posing, but keep in mind that because of the size of this figure and all he has to stand on are two small feet with a flat surface, he will fall over eventually on you unless you take proper precautions.

The paint applications on this figure are truly top notch, including the detail on the head, as well as the eyes and mouth that truly make him stand out. The skin tone is primarily beige with a brown wash, with the dark brown stripes appearing throughout the body as well. His gauntlet has a metallic silver, dark grey, and blue deco, with dark brown clothing with silver and dark grey detail on his hips. The two head sculpts look incredible, especially the one with the open mouth. Also included are closed fists and open palm hands, a large wrist blade, and a wrist cannon that both fit on the gauntlets.

The figure is fully articulated, and he is given a ball jointed head that connects on a pin, ball hinged shoulders with only swivel movement as the detail on the shoulders prevents the hinged articulation, double-jointed elbows, swivel forearms, hinged-swivel wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips that have a snap to it, double-jointed knees, swivel-hinged ankles, hinged and rocker ankles.

Overall, the Assassin Predator is one of the most impressive looking figures in the entire Predator line, which says a lot as all of NECA’s Predator figures truly look amazing. The amount of detail that went into this, including the articulation and paint applications make him worth it to pick up. This is truly a nice repaint and stands out on his own from the first release. Predator collectors will surely enjoy this figure.

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Hobby Link Japan

Things From Another World

Zavvi – U.S./Canada

Zavvi – U.K.

 

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