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Vault Review: NECA’s
Nightstorm Predator

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This is also pretty evident in his hunting staff, which has a human skull and spine attached to it.  I know Preds like to keep trophies, but I find it really intriguing that Nightstorm chose to attach one of them to his weapon.  The fact that he only hunts other Predators makes it even more interesting.  Perhaps this human was a truly worthy opponent.

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Nightstorm’s paint job is also nice.  The body has both light and dark blues that nicely complement each other.  His skin also has a bit of a gloss, making him look sweaty or wet.  His armor and weapons are molded in copper-like color with some nice greenish gray detail work that makes it look tarnished.

He’s got decent articulation, but the majority of it is in his upper body.  The head, wrists and ankles are ball joints.  His shoulders, elbows and knees are swivel/hinges.  The waist and thighs have swivel joints, while the hips are swivels cut into a “V” shape.  The V-crotch and restricted ankles hurt his poseability more than anything else.

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Like I said at the beginning, this is my favorite figure in the wave.  His huge size, snarling mouth and brutal weapons give him a great intimidating look.  They also give the figure a great “toy” feel,  just like all the imaginative designs that filled our childhood with some really fun and memorable figures.

-Vault

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10 comments to Vault Review: NECA’s
Nightstorm Predator

  • Again, excellent review and pics. And again, it was SO hard to turn these down, but I had to in the end.

    Had they released him with a double-barrelled bola-launching cannon, though . . . .

    • aaaHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!

      Thank you. Kenner sure loved them some Bola launchers. I swear it was their default ‘action feature’.

      • . . . and grappling hook launchers and capture claw launchers. With Dino-Buddy!

        Still got all my Kenner Aliens and Predators, including the original Nightstorm Predator. And the bola-cannon still works, too. };D

        • dayraven

          oddly, i don’t know what happened to two of my preds, yet their bola launchers… still in the collection. they’re like the necronomicon, i’ve tried burning them, burying them, throwing them in the trash, but every morning, on the porch, staring up at me… bola launchers.

          • What you must do is take them and give them to a current make figure. DCU or MOTUC would do.

            Give them and let those lucky figures be the MASTERS OF YOUR COLLECTION.

            Then you shall have peace.

            This is for all the unmade Bola launchers.

  • Brainlock

    SWEET! Dude looks blingy bad-ass!

  • dayraven

    just a tip for the next time you’re reviewing a hot piece of toy ass like this vaultie… more pics! 🙂 otherwise, job well done. this dude is triple cool!

  • Faugh

    I love this guy. I wish the leg articulation was better, but even so, this is a great remake of one of my favorite figures.

  • bjpalm1994

    Cool review! I remember this Predator from the Kenner line but never had him. The update looks cool. I always thought these 1st Pred bodies just had the V crotch with no thigh rotation so I always held off on buying them, but if they have thigh rotation he might worth picking up! And I agree about Kenner loving them some bolas Lol!

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