Narin has done it again. The newest addition to his resin kit line is the much anticipated Wolverine. This 1:4 scale kit stands over 2 feet in height and consists of 17 high quality resin parts. The six blades protruding from his hands are seamlessly integrated for added realism. And to appeal to the smokers and non-smokers in the crowd, Wolverine comes with two heads, one with his trademark cigar and one without. This kit is going to be a limited run and is priced right at $319 plus shipping. You can order now ONLY through the Predator Stuff Shop but hurry!
Sideshow has just launched this massive beauty and the early reports I have received from site members is that it is FANTASTIC!! Good paint and finishing details and the pose cannot be beaten. In case you need a reminder, the is the Wolf cleaner from the AvP Requiem movie – and from what most people say, the only good thing about that flick.
This brute is 31 inches (787.4mm) tall and weighs in at a whopping 42 pounds (19.05kg) which would make it the default centerpiece of your Predator collection. Comes with the bio-helmeted head and the none plus a very sweet poseable whip. I’m waiting for mine to arrive and will post a full review on this site. In the meantime, go check it out.
I have received about 20 emails from fellow collectors saying that they bought a Predator kit on eBay and when it arrived were totally disappointed in the quality of the casting. That, my friend, is because you bought a re-cast. What is a re-cast? Simply put, a re-cast occurs when someone (the crook) gets a real kit and then makes molds from it and starts producing and selling the resulting counterfeit kits. It is illegal but it is so common and wide spread that virtually no one ever gets arrested let alone goes to prison. This practice results in the original artist losing the profits from their artistic labor and you ending up with an inferior copy-of-a-copy. True kit artists like Randy Bowen and Narin limit the number of kits they produce from a single mold. They do that because as the mold is used it starts to deteriorate and lose the crispness of its details. The re-caster couldn’t care less. They will keep cranking out inferior kits until the mold falls apart. And that is why you get kits with rotten details, pin holes, seam lines and made from poor quality resin. So, how do you know if you are buying a re-cast? If the seller is in China, Thailand (I know that is where Narin lives but he does not sell on eBay), or any of the so-called Pacific-Rim countries, stay away. Those areas are hot beds of re-casting and you can assume you will be getting a counterfeit kit. Let me quickly add that the sole exception to that characterization is Japan. They have brilliant artists (remember Fewture?) turning out quality work. Our policy here at Predator Stuff is to NEVER sell re-cast kits.
Please do not be seduced by the unbelievably low price of a kit. As the expression goes, if it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.
Hot off the molds in Thailand comes the latest masterpiece from the incredible mind of Narin – Spirit Blade. Spirit Blade is a dominant pose Hunter in 1:6 scale and would make an excellent companion to your Alternative Hunter – check out the side by side photos in the Predator Stuff Shop. The kit consists of 13 beautifully sculpted solid resin pieces and you can display the statue with or without the Bio-Helmet. Take a look at the still gallery for this amazing kit.
You all know the quality of Narin’s work and if anything, he might have topped his best with this superb kit. Check out my exclusive review of this amazing kit:
So here is the deal. We have three of these kits still available. The list price is only $249.99 plus shipping but as a Christmas special we are reducing the price to $224.99 plus shipping. You can order this kit directly from the Predator Stuff shop. And remember, there are only 3 castings left so this is a first-come-first-serve.
Lots of folks offer you what they think of as a once-in-a-lifetime offer that really is just a bunch of junk. Not this time. This is truly an opportunity you can not/should not pass up. Narin is making available four of his kits. Big deal you say. Oh, yes it is a big deal. These are four one-of-a-kind kits sculpted, built-up and hand painted by Narin. They are from his personal collection and he is making them available to members of the PredatorStuff website. First the pictures then the details.
First up is one of the most famous of the Narin sculpts, the Encounter:
A personal favorite of mine, the Encounter features figures of both the Predator and Dutch Schaefer in their initial encounter. Narin not only built up and painted this diorama, he also added some additional vegetation to give added reality. The statue is 1:6 scale and over 17″ high – the Predator is 15″ high with out the base – and the base is 9.5″ deep, 14″ wide and 2.5″ high. There were only 50 of these made worldwide but this is the only one available that was hand painted by Narin. The price is $1990.00 (plus shipping from Thailand) which given its pedigree is a steal. If you want to see if you can give Narin a run for his money and build/paint one of your own, we have 2 kits available for $524.99.
Next up is another one-of-a-kind build up by Narin, Hellboy:
This is one of Narin’s most popular kits and features dual heads – with and without horns! It is a massive 1:4 scale and stands just over 21″ high and weighs in at 5 pounds. The kit, buildup and paint job are killer characteristic of Narin. This bad boy goes for $1450.00 (plus shipping from Thailand). For more info and pictures, email me. And again, if you are brave enough to try your hand at building and painting up your own Hellboy, we can get you the un-built, unpainted kit for $349.00.
The third work of art is the Death Warrior:
Just look at that armor!! Truly amazing paint job. This one-of-a-kind statue features highly detailed body and head paint, and exclusively designed armor. The statue is 1:6 scale, 17 inches high and, with the base, weighs in a 8 pounds. This Narin-original is $1750 (yes, plus shipping) Gorgeous highly detailed work of art. Contact me for more photos and info.
Last is what most will consider to be the ‘jewel’ of this collection, the Classic Predator:
This is Narin at his purest, his finest. A sculpt of the star of the show, helmet on (it comes with a helmet off head as well) and blades extended. In between sized at 1:5 scale, this statue is taken from the original Encounter and then modified for solo stance. There were only 20 kits made so the is rare, very rare. Price is $1190 (plus shipping). To buy or inquire about any or all of these masterpieces, please email me.
Hey All, we are back from the depths of Hurricane Sandy (and now bracing for a nor’easter) and have some wonderful news. A brand new kit from the Titan of Thailand the Amazing Narin. The kit is called Valdezz (ask him why) and is 1:6 scale 17″ (43.18 cm) high and shows our favorite hunter is a clearly victorious (or is he just pissed off?) pose. The kit is cleanly cast in solid high grade resin with virtually no prep work required. Those of you who have bought a Narin kit know that he prides himself on producing the most perfect and clean kits available. The 14 piece kit fits together perfectly and in true Narin style, the kit comes with 26 individual dreds for the ultimate in realism.
I know that all of you Predator folks are excited about the coming of All Hallows Eve aka Halloween. Time to register for Spooktacular over at Sideshow, get out your extra large goodie bag and dust off your favorite Predator suit for its annual wearing. What’s that? You say you do not have a Predator suit? Seriously?
Well good news for you cause we have a source that will whip one up for you, and if you hurry, in time for the Halloween festivities. Think about how your friends will just die of jealousy, how women will swoon at your feet, how small children will run in terror. Come on it’s all in fun.
So a few words about the suits. Pretty much available in any character you want, P1, P2, Celtic, Chopper, Elder, Wolf and with just about any option you may want; wrist bomb timer with lights, shuriken, combi-stick spear, net launcher, dagger, wrist blades and an assortment of bio-helmets fit for a Clan Leader. Suits are all custom made by hand, hand painted and detailed and take about 4-6 weeks to make – I told you you’d have to hurry. And they are not cheap. These are movie-quality works of art produced by world class artists who take special pains to produce the most accurate and artistic suits possible. Also, each one is made to order, we do not have a bunch of them sitting around in inventory. Oh and btw, I will save you the trouble of emailing us, we do not rent them.
So if you want to see some examples of the quality work we have available click here and if you want more details, contact me. But move quickly, you don’t want to be stuck in some crappy Superman leotard for Halloween.
Never have I been this disappointed in a Predator product. The recently issued Predator statue from Sideshow is just plain awful. I received the box a few days ago and had to put it aside to deal with more pressing issues. So this past Monday I finally got a chance to open the box and all of my anticipation and excitement went up in a puff of smoke. Why? Well let’s start with the paint job which is amateurist at best. The head lacks virtually any detail, yes there are a few dapples along the center line of the skull but the whole outer perimeter of the skull is one color, kind of a brown-black without a hint of drybrushing to bring out the details.
The right hand. It shows the black fingerless glove – a Predator trademark – but the edge of the glove is so poorly painted that it runs down into the flesh of the palm. If you can’t stay within the line you really don’t belong painting anything! The back is the most telling part. The rear skirt is painted exactly the same color as the thigh and calf armor. The feet. Painted brown and the armor on the sandals…well it’s brown too. Not aluminum or stainless steel or whatever type of metal they use on the Predator home world, but brown. Even the detail on the torso and legs looks as if someone just used an air brush and sprayed randomly with no attempt to differentiate musculature. Even the $100 NECA 18″ Predator has real netting covering the chest and legs. But it is totally missing from this $300 statue, just painted netting. The whole thing stinks of sloppy “who-cares” workmanship and is hardly worthy of anything from Sideshow or the whole Predator franchise. I should have taken pictures as illustrations but I was so anxious to pack it up and ship it off that I forgot. Recommendation from Predator Stuff: Don’t buy it and if you already got one, send it back. Really a shame.