NECA Toys Predator 2 – Stalker Guardian Predator Ultimate Figure Review

NECA Toys Predator 2 – Stalker Guardian Predator Ultimate Figure Review

 

NECA Toys continues their Predator 2 figure offerings as they are are giving fans members of the Lost Tribe as seen at the end of the film. The Guardian Predator has an updated body sculpt. The figure includes masked and unmasked portraits, interchangeable hands, an extended and retracted arm cannon, combi stcks, and blast effects.

 

 

Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their Predator 2 – Stalker Guardian Predator Ultimate Figure for review. 

Availability: May 2021

The Stalker Guardian Predator is packaged in a window box with an opening flap. The artwork on the cover is phenomenal, and includes the Stalker Guardian Predator fighting an Alien Xenomorph. The back includes images of the Predator, along with a description and a brief bio. The opening flap includes an image of the Predator, and to the right you see him packaged in a plastic tray along with all of his accessories.

The Stalker Guardian Predator Predator features the Ultimate body, and features 30 points of articulation including double jointed knees and elbows, a ball jointed torso, and a fully articulated body. The body features the standard sculpted details and textures throughout the skin, with the fishnet pattern sculpted over it. Some parts of the armor are made of a soft plastic so that this doesn’t get in the way of the articulation. The armor is also impressive with sculpted textures, paint washes, and also given a dark grey with a rustic wash. The skin tone itself has a beige, dark brown, and reddish-brown deco, and looks great.

The masked head sculpt has the same deco and sculpted details as the armor. It also has a sculpted mouth piece to represent his teeth and jaw. On top, some gold deco has been added, along with metallic silver and a black wash. The unmasked head includes the characteristics of the Yautja species. The facial details look great just as we’ve seen with other releases in the line. The deco patterns are also the same on the forehead as the rest of the skin showing on his body, and look highly detailed just as you would expect them to look for this line.

He also includes a computer on his left forearm, with an opening flap as we’ve seen on many other Predator figures over the years. Also on the other side of this gauntlet, are interchangeable armor pieces. The Guardian Predator also includes a closed and open staff, a closed and extended smart disc, a retractable blade on his right forearm, and there are three different hand sculpts for both wrists.

 

 

On his back there are two interchangeable pieces that connect to the armor. One is much larger than the other, and the smaller one has a tendency to fall off too easily.

There are also blast effect pieces, including a retracted arm cannon that be swapped out for his left hand. One blast effect piece goes on the shoulder mounted cannon, which is an effect piece that we’ve seen before. The larger one plugs into the retracted arm cannon, which is new for this release, and a great accessory. There are also two smaller effect pieces that plug into the top of the arm cannon as shown.

Overall, the Stalker Guardian Predator is an excellent figure with great attention to detail, sculpting, and a great addition to the line. The upgraded body adds a lot of articulation, and there are some really fun accessories and swap out parts that makes him a unique looking character to an already impressive line.

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Hobby Link Japan

Things From Another World

Zavvi – U.S./Canada

Zavvi – U.K.

Predator 2 expanded the universe that the original film touched upon, introducing us to new yautja such as the City Hunter and more importantly, the Lost Tribe that appeared at the end of the film. 30 years after its release, NECA is celebrating Predator 2’s anniversary with the return of each Lost Tribe Predator in Ultimate form.

The Guardian Predator is given an upgrade with an all new body loaded with articulation, an assortment of interchangeable hands, and two heads, one of which is a never before seen unmasked head. Other accessories include a new extended and retracted arm cannon, open and closed discs, combi sticks, and blast effects.

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