AFI exclusively broke the news Monday morning on the first of NECA’s many San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.
Taking place July 17-20th, convention attendees will have the chance to score the “Albino Predator” action figure. The figure is released to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the breakthrough fan film “Batman: Dead End” by Sandy Collora in which the Albino Predator makes an appearance.
The toy will feature over 25 points of articulation including ball jointed hips and double knee joints. He has brand new shoulder armor and unique Albino deco along with tribal markings/tattoos. READ MORE
There’s something about Predator that seems to bring out the best “Random Cool” stuff. From weddings to cosplay, there’s an element to the property that causes its fans to go all out. And perhaps the folks at MLO Moto were aware of such dedication when they designed this Predator motorcycle helmet. I’m not sure if $780 is an average amount to shell out on something to protect your skull at high speeds, but either way motorcycle inclined fans will probably find this to be a “must buy.”
Per Geekologie, “It’s built on an actual motorcycle helmet so it’s properly safety rated, but has been enhanced with a sculpted outer shell, a dreadlocks mullet, and even a tri-laser scope. Optional add-ons include a carbon fiber outer shell, tiny metal spears on the ends of the dreadlocks, and even a hyper-realistic airbrushed finish.”
Thanks to Jonny B for the heads up. Head inside for a better look! READ MORE
UPDATED WITH HI-RES IMAGES!
Even though NECA has yet to unveil all of their surprise announcements, the doors are officially open on the New York Toy Fair, and the toy company has already shared quite a few “first Looks.”
With new Prometheus figures to be unveiled in the next few days, the company has released prototypes of their new Aliens line, which includes Hudson, Hicks, and a slew of Aliens (such as the Xenomorph Warrior). There also appears to be an “Exploding Alien,” which is incredible.
They’ve also shared their Carrie figure, featuring a normal and varient version of Chloe Moretz as the title character, one of which is covered in pig’s blood. While the movie is in theaters this October, the toys will be in stores this August. A quick update also included a look at 3 Jaeger’s from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, in theaters this July.
Then there’s the reveal of a ED-209 (Enforcement Droid Series 209) from Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 RoboCop. Says wiki, the ED-209, created by Omni Consumer Products, serves as a heavily-armed obstacle and foil for the series’ titular character, as well as a source of comic relief due to its lack of intelligence and tendency towards clumsy malfunctions.
Lastly, for now, come a sneak peak at new Predator and Predators, as well as a major gift to fans collecting the toys. Says NECA, “The Predator Trophy Wall”(!) is “a reward for those who collected them all. If you got everything you have all the skulls except the BIG dino one.” The Predator line consists of two versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch, as well as an invisible Predator.
More news and hi-res imagery coming in the next few days. READ MORE
Between its four campaigns, Mercenaries, and the new Agent Hunt mode, Resident Evil 6 is already jam-packed with content. Soon, it’s going to be even more content heavy, assuming of course you’re willing to drop the cash for the three new modes Capcom is releasing for the Xbox 360 version of the game. You can be selective about it if you’re willing to pay 320 MSP to get them individually, or you can grab them all for the collective price of 720MSP. The modes are Onslaught, Predator, and Survivors, and they sound intriguing enough. See them in action after the break.
Mizenscen shared an image of Tim Burton wearing a Halloween costume made by his mother. What’s so cool about this old snapshot is that it looks like the inspiration of Jack Skellington from the 1993 Burton-produced The Nightmare Before Christmas! Go mom!
Artist Edwin David (aka “dwinbotp”) imagines where the infamous Alien vs. Predator battle actually began. It all started with the candy, suggests his hilarious illustration.
Keeping the AvP conversation a float (and continuing to avoid using the name “Paul W.S. Anderson”…whoops!), New Zealand’s SKY TV created the following ads that depict the two famous monsters engaging in various activities, including a bout of Chess.
In the end, whoever wins, we lose! READ MORE
With the launch of the Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover event “Rotworld”, and the excitement building over 30 Days of Night/Criminal Macabre crossover, here’s a chance to look at some of the best, and most ridiculous, horror comic crossovers. Great crossovers should never feel cheesy, nor should they feel forced. But who doesn’t want to see Batman fighting Predator to the death? What follows is a list of ten killer horror comic crossovers. READ MORE
StudioADI is back with a pair of new never before seen behind-the-scenes looks at Paul W.S. Anderson’s horrid 2004 Alien vs Predator. Although the movie is garbage, the below videos are pretty cool. The one embedded shares a Queen Alien puppet test.
“In our experience, AvP was one of the better combinations of practical and digital effects,” says StudioADI. “To accomplish the Queen Alien’s egg laying chamber scenes, for instance, we created a cable articulated 1/3 scale puppet Queen and a hand puppeted Ovipositor. Digital warriors swarmed her to set her free. We also tested a 1/4 scale Queen rod puppet. This video shows us giving it a first go. At this point it was mostly just wiggling, but you gotta start somewhere!”
In addition, by clicking here you can watch the sculpting of the PredAlien hybrid. “ADI lead sculptor Steve Wang brought his refined style to the design of the Pred-Alien for AVP:R. Other sculpting luminaries Mike O’Brien, Casey Love, and Tully Summers were equally important to getting the character right. As it’s name suggests, we combined elements of both a Predator and an Alien. Kind of like a Liger. Only more awesome.” READ MORE
Updated with the newly unveiled “Big Red Predator” from Predators and yet another “Dutch” action figure from Predator. Geek boner times 100 trillion!
Happy 25th anniversary to Predator, and happy San Diego Comic-Con day to all of you!
While most of the morning/afternoon has been less than inspiring (I want more dammit!), NECA has just blown the lid off the event that’s now open to hundreds of thousands of fans. With the launch of the convention NECA pulled the black cloth off one of the two shrouded figures to reveal a brand spanking new Predator action figure.
Heading deep into the Central American jungle, NECA shares the following look at “Dutch” (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1987 John McTiernan-directed film) covered in mud and preparing for a “Jungle Duel”. NECA is finally learning that we’d rather have the protagonists than the actual creatures. (I’d trade in ALL of my Alien memorabilia for a Ripley Power Loader set from Aliens.)
In the classic, a team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. READ MORE
I was one of those kids that loved playing Contra on the original NES. Friends would come over and we’d crowd around my 13-inch TV, eager to shoot the hell out of Red Falcon. I’d pop in the cartridge, turn on the Nintendo, and…DAMMIT! Gimme a second here guys… ::takes out cartridge, blows like a madman on the bottom, pops it back in, turns on POWER:: Dun-DUN-Dun-dun-Dun…BUM-BUM! YES! GAME ON! And the first thing we did? ⇡-⇡-⇣-⇣-⇠-⇢-⇠-⇢-B-A-select-start. 30 lives, bitches.
Taking the role of either Bill “Mad Dog” Rizer or Lance “Scorpion” Bean, my friends and I passed the controller tackling level after level in an effort to make it as far as we could before the parents determined that enough was enough and that we had to go play outside. Although we never beat the game, my memories of us trying are still ones that I look back on with fondness. And frustration (damn, that game was hard).
Now, if you ever played Contra as a kid but were also one of the lucky kids whose parents allowed them to watch rated-R movies, the image below will BLOW YOUR MIND! Seriously, I looked at it and my views on Obamacare, Mitt Romney, the Taliban, Demi Moore, and the Higgs-Boson particle have all radically shifted. So, if you’re strong enough of constitution (wear your helm of +5 to this perk), click on brave reader. Click on. READ MORE
In talking with Playlist, writer director Robert Rodriguez chatted up all of his upcoming projects, while also making the realization that he originally wanted to produce a sequel to Predators, the quasi-reboot of the classic 1987 sci-fi horror Predator.
“I haven’t talked to them [20th Century Fox] in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one,” Rodriguez explained. “I should probably call and check in. I’ve just been busy doing these other things.”
For a guy who constantly pushed how passionate he was about the original, to completely “forget” about it makes me question is credibility. Nimrod Antal directed the R-rated reboot/sequel that referenced characters from the original, while following a new group of toughies to battle the race of alien Predator. READ MORE
It is rare (if ever) that myself and fellow Graphic Content contributor Johnny_Trouble are both left speechless, and even rarer still that we are both speechless at the same time. But then again it is also rare that a clothing range incorporates “STREET SHARKS”, “SLEEPAWAY CAMP”, “FRIDAY THE 13TH”, “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”, “GHOSTBUSTERS”, “SHORT CIRCUIT”, and MORE into one line. However, Kyle Crawford and Electric Zombie.com have done just that with the clothing masterminds’ all new range which includes tees, bags, flip-flops, bags, and everything in between. Below you can get just a taste of the new range that is available today.
The Official Summer Line-Up From Electric Zombie.com Is Available NOW! READ MORE
It really bums me out that I just turned 30. What I would have done for the respect of toy companies when I was 6. I literally have no space for all of this awesomeness, and my imagination has taken a turn for the worst (not that I could see myself literally “playing” with these).
Still, I might have to muster up a spot for Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster of Gozer, a loyal minion demi-god who obeys The Destructor. In the 1984 Ghostbusters, Vinz possessed Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) and became one of the most beloved characters in the franchise (I would have loved his party!) This figure comes with an array of extras, including the dog head from the finale. Available in March.
Also available this March is “Marshmallow Mess Ray” who comes with a messy logo. In May you can snag “Egon with Lab Coat”, which appears to come with the library ghost! Lastly, in July Mattel releases “Winston with Slime Blower”.
I think the one thing that all of the toy companies are missing are toy “displays”. I’m not really looking to have Marshmallow Mess Ray and Vinz Clortho just handing out on my desk. I want a rooftop piece with a ginormous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man climbing up. NECA has the right idea with their Crow rooftop fight piece, and the Friday the 13th shrine set, but no toy company has really gone out of their way to create something spectacular (like a possessed Dana (with removable shirt) apartment set that comes with a demonic refrigerator).
Quickly turning their back on the 2010 remake, NECA has unveiled three brand new Freddy Krueger action figures based on the film’s initial trilogy! These badass A Nightmare on Elm Street toys bring us new Freddy’s from the title film, Freddy’s Revenge (sorry, no dead parakeet), and Dream Warriors. Each comes with an interchangeable head. But in all seriousness, who wouldn’t want the actual “Dream Warriors” in toy form? “Yo, Freddy! Where you hiding at, you burnt-faced pussy?” – Roland Kincaid
In addition, inside we threw up a quick look at NECA’s “The Walking Dead” busts. Eh, I’ll watch for McFarlane’s toy line based on Robert Kirkman’s comic.
While it appears NECA is continuing to shy away from horror lines based on specific franchises, they do have some really cool stuff in the pipeline.
Next to the new Freddy Krueger’s (images in next story), my favorite upcoming line is from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Joe Dante’s 1990 sequel featuring all sorts of interesting and new characters from “Rambo Gizmo” to the “Brain Gremlin”, “Mohawk/Stripe”, “Spider Gremlin” and more!
NECA also unveiled some absolutely incredible figures based on both James Cameron’s 1984 The Terminator and the 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The highlight of the batch are the original “Terminator” toys as portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Freakin’ AWESOME.
Lastly, inside you’ll find images of even more Predator figures from this past summer’s Predators, along with the toy based on the alien hunter from Predator 2. I’m not exactly sure who keeps buying all these. Who has a wall full of like 3o Predator toys? The 40-year-old virgin maybe?
While the New York Toy Fair kicked off yesterday, this morning the first images that we (horror fiends) care about began to appear.
Kicking off our sure to be overloaded coverage are your first looks at NECA’s upcoming video game toy lines.
First and probably the coolest is “Duke Nukem” figure based on the forthcoming highly anticipated “Duke Nukem Forever,” in stores May 3.
Then there’s a look at four new toys from the ever-so-awesome “Bioshock 2″ featuring a new “Big Daddy” and a “Brute Slicer.”
Lastly, expect a whopping 8 figures from Microsoft Games Studios “Gears of War 3″, in stores this fall (when the game is also released).
“A centuries-old interstellar conflict threatens humanity’s very existence as a long-lost Predator clan stakes its claim for galactic dominance, intent on exterminating its rival clan, the selfsame trophy hunters who have plagued Earth’s history and every world they have touched. And if the advanced technology and military precision of this new threat weren’t enough, they have an even more terrifying weapon at their disposal — Aliens, weaponized and under their malefic control. This puts earthmen in the dangerous position of parlaying with the same alien warriors who have relentlessly hunted them, and who better to carry out the negotiations than Machiko Noguchi, the only human known to have spent time alongside the Hunters.”
“Features the creative team of original AvP writer Randy Stradley and penciller Rick Leonardi (Cloak and Dagger, Uncanny X-Men, Vigilante), and stunning cover art by Raymond Swanland (Aliens, Predator).”
“Ties together story threads introduced in the original AvP series and new Aliens and Predator storylines, setting the stage for the most epic AvP brawl ever imagined!”
“Aliens vs Predator: Three World War” #1 hits shelves this Wednesday and retails for $3.50
As we all scramble this week to get our last minute costumes and get invited to parties…make sure to stop by your local comic shop to pick up some new horror comics! Some big titles to look out for this week would be Predator #3 and Hack/Slash #27. Full list after the break, what are you getting this week?
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the last couple days before Halloween with getting Predator #3 at your local comic shop. The reboot of the Predator comics series has been pretty good and is slightly reminiscent of the movies. What are you more interested in, the Aliens comics or Predator?
While it’s a pretty small list of horror comics this week, it’s a pretty good list. The good “sequel” to 28 Days Later comes out, Predator #2, and the trade paperback of the highly sought after Killer of Demons. Also the comic adaptation of Jennifer’s Body is out, which will be the only way I ever associate with that film…sorry Megan Fox, I don’t like you. Full list after the break…What are you getting?
We have some pretty big Horror stars gracing us in the comic shops this week. The biggest one I feel is Predator #1, but you might also be interested in Freddy, Jason, Ash Nightmare Warriors #1. Also if you haven’t checked out City of Dust, it’s available in a trade paperback. What are you getting this week?
The rebirth of the Aliens comic series started a couple weeks ago and I really dug the first issue. The first issue was kind of a tease and a lot of foreshadowing, but I’m already hooked. Issue 2 is coming out July 22 and I think I might put myself in stasis until then, I wish I was sharing a stasis pod with Ripley…..Full synopsis after the break.
Similar to the new Aliens comic series, Dark Horse will be doing the same with the Predator comic series. Coming out June 24, Predator #1 will be showing two waring tribes that has their battleground on *gasp* EARTH!!! I read the free comic that came with Aliens, and it’s very accurate to the movies so I am pretty pumped for it. More info after the break…