Movies, Toys

NECA Recreates Classic Kenner Mail-Away Predator as Convention Exclusive



Remember when action figures based on movies didn’t have to actually look all that much like the movie version, as long as it fit the criteria for what designers assumed kids would play with? Back then, our one and only cloaked Predator action figure was a mail-away, with decidedly non-canonical chrome weapons.

Now, much as they did with the Night Fighter Robocop previously, NECA have taken their movie-accurate sculpt to recreate the less-accurate mail-away, with the con-exclusive Ambush Predator. Action Figure Insider has a fully detailed gallery – it’s missing the goofy clip-on black chestpiece that nobody ever much liked, but the masks and weapons are nostalgia-riffic.

Ambush, you are one beautiful son of a bitch.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist