March 8th, 2013
Okay kids, this is the one that everyone has been waiting for, the Legendary Scale Wolf Predator:
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.
November 1st, 2012
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.
Knowing Narin’s obsession with perfectionism, this will be a limited run – the man will not go past what he considers to be the life of the molds and we will be making an order next week. The price is $299 plus shipping. Do not delay, if you want one you must order quickly. You can pre-order this kit through the Predator Stuff Shop by clicking here. Those of you still scrounging around for a Spirit Blade know that anything ‘Narin’ sells out fast. Email me for more info and for more pictures.
August 14th, 2012
Okay my friends, I have an interesting bit of trivia for you. Came across this photo in an old magazine (old as in 1989). The question I have for you is:
What is this?
If you are guessing a grasshopper sitting on a fence you would be incorrect. If you guessed it is the first build-up of the original Predator creature, you would be correct. Imagine if this was the design they had settled on! Anyone think that this design woiuld have generated the same level of excitement as the final version of P1? Backward and forward bending knees??? I would have loved to see Kevin Peter Hall wearing this deal. Which brings me to….
I am putting together a library of behind-the-scenes photos and video of the making of the Predator movie series. I have a ton of stuff so far but am looking for more. This library will be available to anyone who comes to the site and wants to download it. Anything you submit will be credited to you unless you ask to be anonymous. So, look around and see what you have, anything from any of the movies. Let’s make this happen and thanks in advance. Send your photos and other interesting stuff to me via email
June 20th, 2012
Friends of PredatorStuff, I need your help. A few months ago we changed over the newsletters to a new format. The new format allows us to add pictures and more active links. The response from you folks has been terrific so I’d like to proceed. The problem is that we apparently have a bunch of dead email addresses and we are getting a fairly large ‘bounce’. Bounces really piss off your internet providers so we have to weed out the list. To that end, please use this link and send me your current email address so we can update. If you don’t want the newsletter, do nothing, you will be eliminated. But if you want to receive the newsletter please follow this link. Sorry for the hemorrhoid but these things are necessary.
March 22nd, 2012
Since I have gotten a boat load of emails about this statue, I thought I had better respond before my IP throws me off. A number of you have called into question a few things about the new Elder Predator from the Predator 2 movie that Sideshow launched a few weeks ago:
The major complaint was the lack of ring in the tooth, one of the true icons of the character. I raised this issue with Sideshow and was told that the statue has already been updated and the final statue will correct oral-bling speaking. Unfortunately, they have not updated the website photos yet so the “Inaccuracy Cloud” will linger.
Others felt that the head was too small and too high. I have passed those comments on to Sideshow too and they have passed them to the production team. The last one is something I don’t quite get, the Elder is wearing sandals while he doesn’t wear sandals in the movie. So, I went back and watched the ending of P2 again and I’ll be damned if I can see his feet. All of the characters in the ending are waist-deep in smoke/fog/whoknowswhat, no foot gear visible. But, as I have certainly been wrong in the past, I let Sideshow know.
March 6th, 2012
You have probably noticed that below each post here on the site is a ‘Comments’ section. And, if you have tried to leave a comment, you know that it doesn’t work. Why? For some reason, there are a bunch of wing nuts out there is cyber space who think it is a laugh riot to just spam the heck out of web sites and send you page after page of meaningless ASCII code or listings of hundreds of BS URL’s. Before I had to shut down comments, I was getting 300-400 spam-mails daily. Took several hours to weed through the junk and find the real emails. So, we are working to upgrade our spam sieve function and hope to have this all resolved soon. In the meantime, I really do want to hear from you so if you have a comment, please contact me. Thanks!
March 1st, 2012
There are very few things that bug the sh*t out of me, but one thing that gets under my skin is when people who claim to be Predator experts consistently use the wrong terminology. Case in point is the much maligned ‘Mask’. Here’s the deal folks, Predators do not wear masks (unless they are going to a Halloween party and I do not think that they are the type of folks who go door to door asking for candy). They wear Bio-Helmets or in a pinch Enviro-Helmets. The Bios are needed to provide them with a consistent air supply and allow them to utilize multi-spectrum visual enhancements. Try getting an air supply or viewing your environment in ultraviolet light wearing a ‘mask‘. So we shall all now repeat the mantra that our friends the yautja wear Bio or Enviro Helmets. I feel better.
So that self-serving intro was actually intended to be an excuse to bring up and display the amazing Bios that we are featuring in the Predator Stuff Shop. The bulk of these beauties are made by a very talented craftsman who uses the handle SkulptFX or SFX for short. SFX is a very talented sculptor who does a great deal of special effects work for the folks out in Hollywood. That would be his day job. But his passion is hand making these 1:1 scale, full movie sized Bios and then custom painting them using his incredibly fertile imagination. The beauty of this system is that since each Bio is hand painted, no two are 100% exactly the same. Variations in colors and blending make each Bio an individual piece of art. Now the question we always get, “are they for display or can I wear it?” And the answer is “yes”. No sarcasm here folks, these Bios can be worn (you provide your own straps or magnets) or they can be mounted on the Wall as I have them in my office:
So, here, for your viewing pleasure are but a sampling of the awesomeness turned out by our friend, the very talented SFX:
Left to right: Ancient, Berserker, Boar
Left to right: Celtic, Elder, Chopper
Left to right: Narin, Red Samurai, Wolf
I will argue that no Predator collection is complete without a Bio, or two or if you a down-deep-inside sick person like me, 6. Stop me before I buy again!! For more information about these Bios, contact me.
March 1st, 2012
Our friend and enormously talent artist from Thailand, Narin, is working his magic again. He has passed these photos along to give you all a little taste of what’s up next. The sculpt is titled “Spirit Blade” and appears to be the Hunter in a classic standing pose. You can see, even in these less than perfect photos, the Narin touch for detail is all over the place. I haven’t heard dimensions yet but it looks like a 1:6 scale and I’m guessing it will be about 12″ (30.5cm) high. Do not know price yet but Predator Stuff will have an exclusive when it is finally launched so stand by and start putting those pennies away in your piggy bank.