Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Say, now that I think about it, isn't "Stalker Predator" redundant? If you're stalking something, doesn't that automatically make you a predator?
The paint job is even more astounding, especially at this scale. He's got his species' characteristic mottled skin, and somehow they managed to perfectly paint ever strand of his mesh outfit with no slopping or overspill. How they accomplished that feat, I have no idea. Very tiny painters, perhaps?
As the package proudly proclaims, he sports 25 points of articulation, so you shouldn't have any problems wrangling him into any position you can imagine.
He's a fairly large figure too, clocking in at just under 9" tall.
The Stalker Predator goes for a whopping $20. That's just preposterous, even with all the amazing detail and paint work. I would gladly buy every figure in the line if they were a more reasonable price, but I can't (and won't) spend the equivalent of a house payment on freakin' Predator toys.
Dial down the detail, simplify the paint job, make the figures smaller or heck, make them hollow. Do something, NECA, to lower the price.
It looks for all the world like it should pop right off his head, but it's all a filthy lie. The helmet is glued to his head, and a bit of probing on my part revealed that there's nothing underneath it but smooth, blank plastic.
This is extremely disappointing to me. In the package, the figure appears to have a removable helmet. That's why I bought it; if I'd known it wasn't removable I never would have purchased it. There's absolutely no reason they couldn't have sculpted a removable helmet onto his face, or better yet included a second, unhelmeted interchangeable head that could be easily snapped on. Especially at this ridiculous price point.