NECA Viper Predator
The Viper predator, leader of the notorious Serpent Clan!
Today I am reviewing the evil Viper Predator that was originally to be included with the ultra-sick Predator Blade Fighter coming out later this month. I wasn't sure how much I would like this particular Predator until I actually had him in my hands at the store. The helmet, double blades, and colors all really gives him his own unique look and feel. There are lots of cool things to talk about so let's jump right into it!
The packaging is always great with every Predator figure NECA releases. The art looks sharp and gives you a good idea of the figure you are buying with their insane background. The figures they make are wonderful, but the packaging is always the cherry on top!
The first thing I really noticed about this particular Predator was the ability to easily take his mask on and off. NECA continues to improve the options of the figures and parts you can add and subtract to make him look the way you want. The more we are able to customize, the better! He bends well, has good flexibility, and the joints seem to be tight and hold poses well. The only thing I did notice was that when his legs are bent they will not bend straight back but off to the side. I really didn't care that his legs did this because I, generally, don't pose them sitting or with their legs completely bent. He comes with double wrist blades and a shoulder plasma cannon to take his enemies apart.
The weapons on this figure are pretty straight forward. The double blades on each arm come out and seem to be made better than previous blades on Predators. The mask he wears is awesome and his head and face are perfectly molded to fit and be removed easily. It is difficult to say which look is better, but I really love having the option of either/or. His shoulder cannon is pretty standard but a must for almost any predator. He also comes with some extra hands which is great and provides more options when posing.
Overall, I love this figure and the direction NECA continues to take in the world of Predator. They continue to improve in every area and really make unique pieces for everyone to love. Just by looking at the pictures you can truly see how unique this figure is. IMO, he is a must buy. At this point, I think you really have to consider anything NECA is creating as a something you might to want to buy. Bottom line: Predator rocks and NECA and is bringing it every day with no end in sight!
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