I like the Predator (Unmasked) ReAction figure a bunch, but I'm starting to think the format may be DOA. Prices started dropping pretty harshly in December and it seems the buzz is mixed - and let me tell you, deservedly so in some cases. This is one of the real gems, though. The Predator figures are pretty nice with lots of shiny exposed plastic and decent sculpting, plus you can pry off the backpack if you really want to. I don't want to. I want to leave it as it is.
If you bought the masked or the one with the crazy mandibles, it's pretty much the same figure with a new head sculpt. To date, it's the only figure to sport this head. I'd be delighted to see more figures in different colors - comic colors, Kenner colors - but I'm not expecting it.
A whopping six Predators are out there so far, including a couple of exclusives. It's a line where I wish there was more in the way of commando figures or other monster sculpts, but I'll take what I can get.
Funko's Predators are some of the better figures, and even a few months later I still really dig these. Usually indifference sets in on some new toy purchases, but these are still good and they still make me pretty happy that I bought them all. They stand, they sit, and they feel more or less like a normal action figure. The blades on their arm are a little bendy, which I would say is the biggest disappointment. Number two would be a total lack of accessories, and I could stand a disc or a staff or something. Some fans hacve rationalized the product line as a packaged collectible - that is, they say the authorial intent of Funko was to sell you a carded figure, and opening them misses the point so accessories are moot. I disagree - we've got foot peg holes and some of the other figures have accessories, so clearly these were intended to be removed from their packaging.
I love the masked mold the most, and the open mandible one is great. But this one? This one is good too. I can't imagine most people will want to buy the entire run of these guys, but if you do at least each version is just a little bit different and may be different enough to warrant buying the whole set. I feel like I got my money's worth, although I find myself wishing for more. A little vehicle, perhaps, or some sort of human for him to fight. Next year promises new licenses so I look forward to seeing where they go, but truth is there's only so much nostalgia to mine with the format. After you get all the Amblin flicks and some sci-fi properties, modern movies are the next sensible choice. We already know they're doing Tomorrowland and that means that pretty much anything could be done in this format as time goes on. This could be exciting as it may mean that like Pop! figures, ReAction could be home to dang near anything as time goes on. So go ahead and get this one - the quality control is pretty swell and the deco is nice. And hopefully there will be more from the other movies later.
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