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Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Edwin Millheim

NECA 25th Anniversary Dark Horse Predator Action Figure Review

NECA 25th Anniversary Dark Horse Predator Action Figure Review Edwin Millheim
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Summary: If you're a fan of Predator or NECA's amazing line of action figures than this is another excellent item to add to your collection!

4.5

Trophy time!


Predator hit the world by storm in 1987 that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch, an elite commando who went to head to head with an extra-terrestrial hunter as his team were slaughtered one by one in the South American jungle. The 1990 sequel took a different turn of events and was set in Los Angeles which focused on Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover), a police officer who also went head to head with this deadly warrior but unlike the first film, this was in the streets of LA itself. Since then, both films have become cult classics.

However in 1989/1990, Dark Horse Comics released the “sequel” to the original film that focused on Dutch Schaefer’s brother, detective Rasche that takes him to both South America and New York in order to find not only the Predator but also a nefarious drug lord thanks to a string or murders. I actually own the original comic and it was definitely quite revolutionary at the time. Given the franchise of Predator, the comic was a defining moment in the series and NECA is celebrating this Dark Horse story with their 25th anniversary Dark Horse Predator Action Figure… and yes, it’s that good!

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This amazingly detailed action figure measures at 7 inches (17.78cm) and is beautifully packaged in a box that looks like the original comic. On the back of the box, there is a list of NECA’s other movie collectibles of 7 inch action figures that includes the Aliens and Predator franchises.

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For collectors, the box can be displayed as the front opens (just like a comic) to reveal the Predator from the original comic with its familiar blue colouring helmet and armour. Needless to say, it’s definitely a collector’s piece as it also comes with a mini-comic.  Furthermore, the deluxe window box packaging looks identical to the front cover of the comic which is pretty damn impressive.

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Like NECA’s other 7 inch line of action figures, the detail is quite impressive and it successfully transforms the iconic comic character into the real-world. The three most striking features of this figure are the blades on the right arm, the Predator helmet with its shoulder gun and the staff which boasts a human skull on the top. To compliment the detail of this figure, other standout features include the bandolier of skulls and the Predator necklace which is a mix of fiber materials and plastic, giving it a superb and disturbing detail of the Trophy Hunter we all know and love.

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Add in the decent paint work, articulation and this figure makes the perfect addition to your collection, especially if you’re a Predator fan. The only slight issue I had with this figure is that it does take a little bit of tweaking to make it stand correctly but apart from that, NECA should once again be commended on another excellent action figure.

Final Thoughts?

If you’re a fan of Predator or NECA’s amazing line of action figure than this is another item to add to your collection!

For more information, please visit http://necaonline.com/51399/products/toys/action-figures/predator-7-scale-action-figure-25th-anniversary-dark-horse-comic-book-predator/
Available at all good Comic Stores and stores that sell memorabilia

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About the Author

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Edwin Millheim is a freelance writer since the 1980's has worked in comic book scripting and story writing, for such magazines as Shadis magazine, Anime A2. and also has worked on role playing game creation and adventure creation in the role playing industry as a freelancer (For such companies as Hero Games ,Palladium Books Rifts Index and Adventures Vol 1 hook line and sinker story contributor) working over the years with his editor and co writer for many projects, Donna Millheim, his wife, together... wrote the "electronic games" article for Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Edwin has also worked as writer on comic adaptations to some of his writer/created role-playing games such as Bright Future (Sci Fi) and Unknown Eagles (Based in World War II), and Moonsfar: Warrior's Creed.(Sword and Sorcery) Released Ebook on Amazon 'Unknown Eagles Special Operations" in 2014. Edwin has worked on articles ranging from, previews, reviews and interviews, for various media over the years including magazine and internet, and pod casts, video media shows. Currently the United States Editor For www.impulsegamer.com Over the years Edwin with his often co writers Wife Donna Millheim and Daughter Shael Millheim have written well over 400 articles and reviews and various role playing game books and game supplements. Edwin Millheim is also an actor and stage combat stunt fighter, and has been acting in shows and productions since 1989. Edwin has an over 22-year background in Whitelotus kungfu, a mix of northern and southern Shaolin. Bringing those skills to film and live action stunt shows was a natural thing. Over the years, he has been Cast Coordinator for interactive shows, as well as stunt and fight and action coordinator for various film projects (Sanctuary film from NiceWonderFilms) (BFF Zombie from LifePlay Productions) (Hunter X from Jab Haus)and live action stunt shows. Edwin has had many featured parts as a stunt fighter/actor, and has choreographed hundreds of hours worth of scenes over the years.



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