I have been anticipating for the arrival of Neca Series 14 Predators after I saw the preview pictures of them especially the two predators featured. I was not actually very keen on the Thermal Vision Dutch out of the three figures.
I finally got them through my winning bid in Ebay and eagerly trying to get them soon.
Today, I drove a long distance to get them the latest series 14 Predators and was very impressed at what I have. Both Borg Predator and Wasp Predator are not a disappointment as expected. As for the Thermal Vision Dutch, he does win some points over me even though he is the least favorite.
All back cards still bears the previous series 13 "Kenner' style design and features the Predators for each piece.
The Battle Armor Lost Predator aka Borg is a masked version of the previous unmasked Borg and features impressively sculpted helmet coupled with his armor. He comes with throwing disc seen in Predators 2, sword and sheath.
Wasp Predator origins from the fan made movie and he is from the Red Clan which Big Red has been released in series 7. Only difference is the paint job into a yellow-back color scheme but they gave him a spear staff with an impaled Alien head. Very impressive. Cool.
Thermal Vision Dutch from the first movie and through the vision of predator, Dutch is seen as this outlook. It looks weird to have a figure like this and I think Neca is daring enough to push this forward to the fans. Everything about him is translucent glowing green, even for his weapons. Face it, he is the same Dutch which was painted previously. Now they change the plastic and splash him with dashes of red and yellow. He is a unique action figure to have and can be made impressive with a base light to make him glow. It is not everyone's favorite figure but this is the kind of figure which you like it or hate it.
These three figures are of individuality so they came from different theme and background. You do not have to keep them as a set.
Well, this set is indeed another improvement after series 13 which is worth picking up. If you missed the previous series, forget about them and get this set.
This is the first impression look of the figures looking outside their package. Detail viewing will require breaking them from the plastic enclosure. I shall share further when time is ripe.
For speculation, I am hoping if the next 18 inch Predators will be based on this set of Wasp and Borg Predators. Something tells me it might be........
Friday, January 31, 2014
Hauling back...the next Predators...Series 14
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