Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NECA TOYS 2016 SDCC Exclusive Cloaked SCAR Predator Review

As we have grown accustomed to NECA had a whole slew of awesome SDCC exclusives this year. Most years their exclusives are some of the most sought after of the Con. This year was certainly no different. They had three exclusives figures that people were very excited to grab. They were the TMNT Arcade Turtles and Foot sets, the ALIENS Newt figure, and of course the Cloaked Scar Predator! 
Scar is one my favorite Predators and I am also a sucker for the clear "cloaked" Predator figures so this figure is a match made in Heaven for me.

  • New AVP sculpt body 
  • Over thirty points of articulation
  • Heavy on accessories (including a new one that hasn't been on any other Predator figure to date)
  • Tight joints
  • Holds weapons well, easy to switch out
  • Love the clear mold

  • The only small issue that I can think of is that the new accessory (which I'll talk about soon) only fits this particular figure and no other Predator. 


Cloaked Scar Predator comes in the same clamshell packaging that all of the other AVP figures come in. It comes with the SDCC Exclusive sticker on the box and as with every Predator there is a bio for the character on the back of the box. There is also a picture of the other AVP Predators in the most recent series of the line.

Figure and Accessories:

I love this figure just like I did the other Scar Predator figures that came out prior to this one. As I mentioned earlier he has many accessories/weapons. They include:
  • Wrist gauntlet on left forearm that can be opened and closed
  • Bloody wrist blades
  • Plasma caster/cannon
  • Shuriken
  • Spear
  • Small sword
  • A red translucent hologram map that fits into the wrist gauntlet
The accessories are awesome. All of the accessories fit snugly and are held in tight. The red on the blades and the hologram really pop and provides some nice contrast in comparison to the rest of the figure. I love this hologram feature. It fits snugly without any problem. As I mentioned before this accessory can only be used with this figure. However, I am hopeful that it will be able to be used in Predator figures that are released in future series.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with this figure. I love this new mold that is being used for the Predators. As you can see from my side by side picture of Cloaked Ambush Predator and Cloaked Scar Predator (with the new body) towers over Ambush. The figure is well made and sturdy. I love the addition of the hologram. It is great to see that NECA is always innovating and ahead of the competition. Predator is what first got me into collecting NECA figures, and I am happy to know the line will be around for a very long time as the possibilities are endless. 

I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to get this figure. He is top notch! Enjoy the picture gallery below.

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