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Predator Stuff is the Only Place to Get Wolverine Kit from Narin !!

May 1st, 2013

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!

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The Truth About Re-Casts

January 12th, 2013

 

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.

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Spare Parts Have Never Looked This Good!!

September 10th, 2012

Take a look at this:

A few years ago, I was patrolling the vendor aisles at Chiller Theatre and came across a display of very cool items new to me.  They were an assortment of sci-fi and horror characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Aliens made out of…well, spare parts.  Now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the little statues, cars and airplanes made from metal parts but they don’t come close to what this guy produces.  I wandered over to the small Predator display and moments later I owned these two beauties and had a much lighter wallet.  But, worth every penny, the detail is amazing.  Take a look at these close-ups:

An amazingly artistic combination of sheetrock screws, motorcycle chains, ball bearings, metal tubing, nails, bolts, gears and pounded metal all combined and expertly welded together.  Not little tiny guys either.  The Metal Pred (I like that) without the helmet (on the left) weighs in at 17 lbs (7.711 kg) and stands 22″ (55.9 cm) high.  He is holding a ball and chain – not really standard Predator gear – but the ball weighs about a pound and is covered with 25 one inch screws which would make one hell of a weapon.  He can be disassembled, he screws together at the waist with a heavy duty bolt.  His “dreds” are made of 16 lengths of motorcycle chain.  They are completely moveable.

His partner with the helmet (right) is 16 lbs (7.257 kg) and 19″ (48.3 cm) high.  An amazing collection of screws, nuts and bolts with a very cool shoulder cannon fashioned out of heavy duty metal tubing.  He also has heavy duty motorcycle chain for dreds and pounded metal armor.  And, yes, those are spark plugs acting as hydraulics on his arms and legs.

They were crafted by a guy from Thailand (is all the talent in Thailand?) who refers to himself as Metal Dude.  At the time I bought these two (as well as an amazing King Ghidorah) Metal Dude was making these types of statues available in the $500 range.  Since they are hand made out of “junk yard parts”, no two are the same – they are one-of-a-kind.  Since then, he has stopped making these statues and now only does commission work of larger pieces – check out the Alien Table on his web site.

So kids, am I willing to part with them?  Probably not. Of all the Predator items in my collection, these two are my favorite and since a) they are one of a kind and b) Metal Dude is no longer cranking them out, I would never be able to replace them.  Having said that, everything has a price.

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Jason Schwab Reports on the Latest Predator Toy Updates From The good folks at Neca!

April 17th, 2011

Hey gang! Our fellow Predhead Jason Schwab has just put together a new update on all things Predator from NECA and has sent me all kinds of goodies to share in another edition of Collector’s Voice!  So without further banter, here’s Jason…


Hello predatorstuff.com! Jason Schwab speaking,  reporting in for Predator Toy Updates From The good folks at Neca.  Neca has released 2 extremely cool series of Predators figures , and they are very cool… the newest update, Neca is releasing series 3 in less than 2 months away and I am extremely excited to see how they will hold up.

Series 3 will have the predator hounds, the classic masked 1987 predator, and old grayback elder predator from predator 2. Neca recently has given us on their twitter image page, the packaging for the new neca predators series 3 figures, and damn, I am speachless.  It’s the coolest packaging I have ever seen!

Neca is in fact also giving us series 4 or aka the predator 2 line since the whole 4th series is Predator 2 friendly.  First, we will be getting the City Hunter, the Gort Predator, and the Boar Predator.  A 2011 comic con exclusive will have the Gort Predator with the 1987 Predator body. But wait, there’s more!  Neca will be giving us in the 4th wave the NECA’s “Lost Tribe” assortments, which will tackle all the Predators as seen at the end of Predator 2.

To see the upcoming packaging , the 3rd series figures, and the upcoming 4th series as well as the 3, count them 3, 18 inch classic 1987 predator figures, check out these links:

NECA PREDATORS SERIES 3:

CLASSIC 1987 PREDATOR
http://twitpic.com/3ifg9h

PREDATOR HOUNDS
http://twitpic.com/3igfqd

OLD GRAYBACK ELDER PREDATOR
http://twitpic.com/3ihjc8

18 INCH 1987 PREDATOR OPEN MOUTH
http://twitpic.com/3vuglg

NECA PREDATOR 2 SERIES PROTOTYPES
http://twitpic.com/3xgk39

18 INCH 1987 PREDATOR MASKED
http://twitpic.com/3rj4r9

NECA 18 INCH 1987 PREDATOR CLOSED MOUTH
http://twitpic.com/3rj4of

NECA PREDATOR 2 CITY HUNTER
http://twitpic.com/3z3kmy

NECA 2011 COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE GORT PREDATOR W/ P1 BODY
http://twitpic.com/4cgr70

NECA PREDATOR 2 ELDER PREDATOR PACKAGING #1
http://twitpic.com/4kdwyg

NECA PREDATOR 2 ELDER PREDATOR PACKAGING #2
http://twitpic.com/4ker39

Neca’s Predators Series 3 Will Be Released In June 2011, and thank god I pre-ordered the whole set. I will be doing an in depth review of this 3rd series on my blogspot account here.

You can also see my Ultimate Music Videos in the link below, which stands currently at 23 music videos made since January 2011:

http://www.vimeo.com/user6319810/videos

This is Jason Schwab speaking , reporting in to predatorstuff with the neca predators news , signing off.

Thanks for the updates J, look forward to more!
Dan

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VW Studios Shows Off Their Original Life-Size Gremlin Build-Ups!

April 6th, 2011

Welcome to a new edition of Collector’s Voice, where we feature the artwork, talents and writings of fellow Predatorstuff.com readers and collectors! Today I would like to show you some pretty awesome one-of-a-kind Gremlin buildups by a company called VW Studios. Check it out…


Company owner Vladimir writes in that he is from the Netherlands and runs this little imagineering studio and is looking forward to launching his own website in a couple of months.  VW Studio is particularly fond of the Predator and Gremlin movies and has created numerous lifesize busts, figures and weapons for collectors.  The unique part of VW is the fact that they don’t mass produce anything, all of their statues are unique one-up pieces.  Vlad sent me several photos of his Gremlin builds, which are fantastic, and promises to send me shots of his Predator related pieces.  Check out all the pics:

Love the builds…  my favorite is the street vendor guy with the french tickler condom pack in his coat, brilliant lol!  Check out the pics and share your thoughts by clicking on the comment button below, I’m sure Vladimir would appreciate any feedback and you can bet we’ll post a link to his site once it’s been launched!

Enjoy,
Dan

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Dancing with the Stars – Predator 2 Style!

February 25th, 2010

Question for you guys… what do you get when you combine all the Lost Hunters from Predator 2 with slick dance moves, a ghetto blaster, and the ever sweating Danny Glover?  Well, I guess you would get the following video that my buddy Anthony Mestas just gave me a heads up on lol!

Yes folks, that would be all the original P2 Lost Hunters from the Predator 2 movie doing a dance off, and yes that really is Danny Glover partying in the middle towards the end of the clip.  The video, which was uploaded to YouTube by 'tonsoftreats' includes the following information on the clip:

Lionel Douglass -AKA- Big "D" is a member of the original Don Campbellock dance group the "Lockers" He is also the creator of this dance act and one of the Predators of this number. Lionel Douglass -AKA- Big "D" will be the last one dancing doing the "Alpha". Granny Nancy feeds the Predators so check her out at Granny Nancys Kitchen. www.grannynancyskitchen.com More on Lionel Douglass…..go to imdb or www.lioneldouglass.com or google Lionel Douglass (Big Bird) Yes that is Danny Glover in the video.

Too cool, thanks Anthony for the vid…  First time I see this too, hope you guys enjoyed it.

Peace!
Dan

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NECA Announced the Pending Release of new Predator Figures from the new Predators Film and the Original P1 and P2 Films!

February 24th, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 has come and gone in New York and NECA has the Predator community pretty stoked about some upcoming action figures they have coming down the pipe!  Fellow Pred-head Jason Schwab reports in to Predatorstuff.com with the latest scoop on these new pieces.

Neca is releasing not just toys based on the new Predators film, but figures based on the Original Predator and the Elder Predator from Predator 2 as well! The original predator figure will have 3 different figure poses – masked , unmasked open mouth , unmasked closed mouth.  The details is simply amazing and I have high hopes for these toys to be the ultimate predator toys on the regular market.

Here are 3 links for those of you who want to find out what they look like with pics and a video from the toy fair convention of 2010.  Check them out below:

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/19103

http://toyfair2010.figures.com/showgallery.php/cat/562

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmenb2ZLo4

Take care folks, and keep an eye out for pre-orders for the ECA original Predator toys and the Predator 2 Elder Predator toy figure coming soon… and remember,Predators is in theaters July 7 , 2010!

This is Jason, signing Out!

" Get to da Choppa "

Jason is a fellow Predator fan and I want to thank him for taking the time to send in this scoop!  Check out Jason's blog by clicking HERE and be sure to contact us if YOU have any scoops you want to share with us.  Be sure to click on the comment button below to share your thoughts on these new figures!

Thanks,
Dan

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Predator is Alive and Well in Brazil… Check Out this Elder Mask!

October 25th, 2009

Hey all!  OK so I deviated from my gameplan a bit and actually went to Ottawa lastnight for a lastminute birthday party for an old friend of mine that I have not seen in years and will be deployed to Afghanistan next May.  I had a blast and crawled in to the house at around 7AM this morning, slept for a few hours and then it was back to Spooktacular coverage.  So while I catch up, I wanted to share with you a bad ass P2 Elder Mask built by a fan in San Paulo, Brazil!

 

Roberto Artur worked on this piece for 2 months, using photos and footage he found on Predatorstuff.com for reference as well as the Predator 2 movie itself.  He sent me this earlier in the year and I wanted to show you guys his awesome work.  You can find more pics of his mask as well as other projects on his flickr page by clicking HERE!

 

Be sure to leave some feedback on this by clicking the comment button below, I'm sure Roberto would love to hear your thoughts!

Enjoy,
Dan

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