Written by on December 23, 2012 in Ask Randy, News, Uncategorized - 2 Comments

Randy here… having survived the Mayan Apocalypse. My bet was on dying whilst being hunted down by Predators. Lost the pool!

But in that vein, I bring you presents… well, photos and news from the world of ALIENS and Predator toys for 2013- along with a few other bits! Those are presents, right?

OK, maybe more like presents for me! This warms my tiny, blackened and sickly little heart to see coming in 2013!

NECA ALIENS Series 1 – Spring ’13

“Get on the ready line, Marines!”

NECA’S showing the full lineup of figures from Series 1, coming in Spring 2013!


*Pvt. Dwayne Hicks -Paint Test

Some great images of Hicks which are a real nice taste of what is to come.

Happy to see his “Close Encounters” Ithaca Model 37 shotgun is a separate part, rather than just molded into its scabbard.

Some unpainted shots of Hicks as well.
And, No, the motion tracker doesn’t come with Hicks. That’s Hudson’s accessory, which you’ll see shortly…

*”Game Over Man” Hudson-Paint test

Everyone’s most quotable coward comes to life! Three times the terror for Hudson, showing off the wicked articulation of the figure.

The beautiful attention to detail is especially visible here on the back of Hudson’s armor.

More shots of Hudson in unpainted form:

Now NECA’s just showing off the articulation! Good for them!

Loving the detail all the way down to his electronics bypass kit! (If you’re not an obsessive ALIENS fan like me, it is beneath Hudson’s right forearm and to the left of the Pulse Rifle’s sling-RANDY)

*Alien Warrior

Colonial Marines gotta fight something-TIME FOR A BUG HUNT!

According to NECA: “The Warrior will stand over 9″ tall and feature over 30 points of articulation including Hinged Jaw, Movable Inner Mouth, Bendable Tail and even Articulated Toes!”

TOES?!? Who the hell does that?
NECA does!

SOOOO looking forward to this lineup in 2013! At least one more version of both Hicks and Hudson are planned for the line. Perhaps, helmeted versions?

While it would be a late Christmas present, Randy would sure love Santa to see if he could get these for me from NECA… I’ve been a good boy! We good, Santa?

NECA PREDATOR Series 8: 25th Anniversary-Due Late February 2013

“We’re a rescue team, not assassins.”

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the classic John McTiernan movie Predator, we get some more looks into the lineup.

*Jungle Patrol Dutch

According to NECA: “Jungle Patrol Dutch is immortalized in his camo muscle shirt and vest and features over 20 points of articulation, an M-16, Pistol, and Knife accessories.”

*Jungle Extraction Dutch

According to NECA: “Jungle Extraction Dutch is faithful to his appearance as they first enter the jungle, complete with military shirt and vest, features over 20 points of articulation, an M-16, Pistol, Machete, and Knife accessories.

*Jungle Hunter Predator

According to NECA: “…the new and improved Masked Jungle Hunter Predator includes additional ball-jointed hip and double knee articulation, over 25 points of articulation, extendable wrist blades, and removable backpack.”

*Predator Packaging

Here we get a nice look at he whole lineup of figures as well as the new look to reflect th3 25th anniversary of the movie.

Then we have the in-blister packaging

Like ALIENS, this Predator series is another line I’m happy to see hitting store shelves in 2013. The likenesses and articulation level on these figures are some of the best I’ve seen. I’m hoping this is the way the finals products turn out. But I figure that’s around $100 bucks of figures I need to get in 2013… and it isn’t even Toy Fair yet!

But wait-there’s move from the world of Aliens and Predators!

Hot Toys Announces Alien Vs. Predator license for 2013.

From Hot Toys: “Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Scar Predator Collectible Figure from the Alien vs. Predator movie. The movie-accurate Scar Predator collectible is specially crafted based on his image in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed body armor, weapons and accessories, as well as detachable light-up mask.”

I’ve never been a fan of the film as it was written and directed by my “nemesis” (a rant I’ll leave to another time…) and then became a PG-13 mess that seemed to have little in common with either universes. Plus, I’d rather see Hot Toys go back and do the ALIENS license better this time around.

Hot Toys AvP Scar Predator is available for pre-order through Sideshow and due for released in May 2013.

Still more to post before the end of 2013!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

About the Author

Randy has been writing about reporting on toys for AFTimes since 1995 and shows no sign of stopping! He's been in all aspects of toys and collecting from retail clerk to toy company adviser, as well as been a toy expert for CNN. He's met Comic Artists to Adult film stars to Navy SEALS, during his time, as well as covered events from SDCC to American International Toy Fair. He also loves movies, so don't be surprised if that comes up too-as well as some movie reviews!


  1. Sliding Lock Man in PA December 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm ·

    I still want a talking Jesse Ventura figure from Predator that says, “I ain’t got time to bleed.”

    • Randy of AFTimes December 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm ·

      Then again, I’d be happy to trade it for having figures of the entire team!

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