Thirty years ago, director John McTiernan's Predator grabbed moviegoers by the jugular and hung them up in the jungle foliage to ruminate over the sci-fi survival spectacle they just witnessed. The film still holds up today upon multiple viewings and represents a high point of late '80s moviemaking with its crisp editing, powerful soundtrack, sharp performances and sensational special effects from Stan Winston Studios.
To honor the occasion of Predator's big birthday year, NECA is launching a new line of anniversary action figures featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch character in four poseable variations and a wicked clan of Predator aliens, including a new Jungle Demon.
Here's the official description from NECA:
Introducing a special action figure collection celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the classic Predator movie! We’ve brought back some out-of-production fan favorites for those who missed out the first time around and given them various upgrades – plus we've included one all-new figure, the Jungle Demon! Everything comes in new collector-friendly 30th anniversary window box packaging with foil accents. All Dutch figures feature the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger and have over 20 points of articulation. All Predator figures feature brand new bodies with over 30 points of articulation, retractable wrist blades and articulated shoulder cannons.
Jungle Disguise Dutch: Comes with torch, spear, bow and arrows.
Jungle Encounter Dutch: Comes with M-16 with grenade launcher, pistol and knife.
Jungle Extraction Dutch: Comes with M-16 with grenade launcher, pistol, machete and knife.
Jungle Patrol Dutch: Comes with M-16 with grenade launcher, pistol and knife.
Jungle Demon: Comes with removable backpack and over 30 points of articulation.
Jungle Hunter Masked (Prototype): Comes with removable backpack, bloody skull and spine, and now over 30 points of articulation.
Jungle Hunter Unmasked: Comes with removable backpack, skull and spine, and now over 30 points of articulation.
Charge into the new NECA Predator anniversary figures available in the full gallery below and tell us if these new toys might dig into your collection like a Alabama tick when they're released this June.
(via Bloody Disgusting)