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3 Responses to Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. MonsterArts Predator Wolf Action Figure

  1. RUNgZ
    RUNgZ May 25, 2016 at 1:37 am |
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Simply the best predator figure for the money, March 25, 2014
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    RUNgZ

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    I have been waiting for a while now to get a Predator figure that truly lived up to the standards of the character itself and that wait is over. Way back in the day I had the old 90’s toys and eventually got a few of the McFarlane ones when they came out but they always left something to be desired. The Hot Toy’s versions are just simply too expensive and more “doll” like while the NECA offerings are vast in variety but they are just too much a chunk of painted plastic. This MonsterArts Predator Wolf is simply astounding with a ton of variety, great posability, neat accessories, and just feels great holding and playing with it. All I have to say it is about time someone made a Predator figure this great. Here is to hoping Bandai can push out a few more to match Hot Toys and NECA!
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  2. J. Michael Lewis
    J. Michael Lewis May 25, 2016 at 2:00 am |
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The Avid Collector’s Dreadful Digest #1, June 25, 2014
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    J. Michael Lewis (Columbus, Ohio) –

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    If you don’t know me, aside from being a huge horror geek for movies and television shows, I also like to collect horror toys, stuff, and things. I’ve been a collector for a long time and I’ve learned quite a bit while doing it. While I don’t know everything, I am a real collector with real experience behind me. I’d like to try to pass some of that on to you by sharing my thoughts on collecting and showing you some of the wonderful things you might want in your own collection.

    You’re welcome to check out my collection which I have cataloged in pictures right here on mrfrights.com; though I warn you it is extensive and might take some time to go through it.

    Moving on… Here is the first official “The Avid Collector’s Dreadful Digest”.
    Whatshot

    Recently a name I’m not all that familiar with, as far as their action figures go, jumped into my territory with their release of Alien vs. Predator figures. The Bandai S.H. Monsterarts Alien Warrior and Predator Wolf figures are super poseable and very detailed. They both come with some great accessories including body pieces that can be swapped out. For my money it would seem very likely that this is the 7? version of the 18? Hot Toys / Sideshow figures that are so high end and popular.

    Allow me to give you a rundown of these figures.
    ALIEN WARRIOR

    The figure comes with an alien egg, a chest buster, two extra sets of hands in different configurations, and the super segmented tail. The figure is extremely articulated including even articulated middle toes on each foot, and as I said super poseable. There are joints at the joints. The figure boasts that it is (at least in part) die cast. There is also a pretty nifty figure stand that comes with it. If you are familiar with Bandai stands then you know this thing is pretty sweet. It’s a jointed arm attached to a base and the top of the arm has a claw. The whole thing is adjustable to give you a bunch of options for holding the figure in whatever pose you might need to use the base with.

    Sounds pretty awesome right? Well, it’s not all perfection. I took it out of the box and upon doing so I had to take the head apart (yes the head comes apart on purpose) and put it back together properly. The instructions for the figure actually say you might need to take the lower jaw off to get the inner mouth to come out. That wasn’t necessary for the figure I have as the inner mouth is loosely sitting inside the head and pretty much just drops out when you lower the jaw.

    The other thing that gave me a hard time was the segmented tail. This thing has at least ten segments from the tip of the tail to about a half inch or so from the base. From that point on each bony section is its own segment. The middle segments gave me the most trouble as during posing they kept falling apart. The loose fit of the ball joins also made it impossible to actually pose the tail with any kind of certain design, so it just kind of sits there in a dangling style rather than being bending and purposeful like other Xenomorph figures.

    The short comings make me think this might be one of those things you might feel better keeping in the box. But the poses I got out of it are pretty great. The final configuration I went with is a pouncing pose as if the Xenomorph is leaping to attack its target – which in this case is the Predator Wolf.
    PREDATOR WOLF

    The figure comes with a plethora of weapons including a whip (open), whip (rolled up), a spear (open), a spear (closed), a med kit, alternate masked and unmasked heads, alternate mandibles for an extended mouth and a closed mouth, four extra sets of hands with varying degrees of opening for holding the different accessories, a small vial of acid, an injector gun, and alternate wrist blades to show them either retracted or extended. Again, the figure is super poseable and has joints on top of joints. A lot of the armor and pieces of the figure come apart. The whip is only moveable at the handle, which with all the other posing options and the segments on the alien, is a little disappointing. Still, I really like the shape of the whip.

    The figure does not come with any stand, but you shouldn’t need one. The thing is pretty steady on it’s own feet which are also articulated at the toes. That said, it would still have been cool to be able to pose him in a leap of some kind. You can of course just buy one of those bases on Amazon if you want it that badly.

    The options for posing the Predator Wolf are astounding when compared to other toy company versions of the figure. I would have preferred jointed pieces in some instances, like in the mandibles, because the parts tend to fall off as you mess with them. Another cool feature though is the wrist device opening up. Again, you…

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  3. Okita Sama
    Okita Sama May 25, 2016 at 2:41 am |
    20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    2.5 stars. Not worth the price., March 27, 2014
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    Well first off it’s not as detailed as the Predator in the pictures and the details in the skin are simply average. My $20 NECA Predators have better paint detail in the skin than this Bandai Predator. The armor and weapons have great details but the shoulder armor tend to fall off easily. Switching the the interchangeable heads was a nightmare, I spent more than 10 minutes trying to put the masked head on the body without breaking the fragile body; however the unmasked head went on easily and makes that “pop” noise when it’s on. The masked head falls off repeatedly and too easily that even though it’s on the body. When I opened the wrist gauntlet for the 1st time it popped off and when I put it back on it would fall off whenever I would open it.

    The pegs on the plasma caster and the cleaner media-kit are absolutely awful smh (shaking my head). The plastic pegs break wayyy too easily. I had two of these Predators and between the two the pegs on 1 of the plasma caster and 1 of the media-kit broke inside both figures. Bandia is whack for not making 2 extra pegs out of the diecast armor on the back of the Predator for the plasma caster and med-kit like there is for the combi-stick. There’s a hole in the combi-stick for you to stick on the Predator’s back which is hard as a rock, making it hard to break a peg off or in the figure since its apart of the armor.

    For the unmasked Predator the mandibles don’t stay in the face well at all, if you slightly bump the mandibles they fall out. Very annoying actually. In AVPR, Wolf’s eyes are different colors but not on this figure, I can barley tell if he has both eyes open yet alone the different colors of it’s eyes. The paint in the unmasked face sucks, when I opened the package and saw the unmasked predator’s face I was instantaneously disappointed smh. And when I saw the rest of the paint on the skin a huge cloud of regret shrouded me. Especially when I compared what was in my hands with the pictures Bandai took. The red in the predators cloth around his waist is more brown than red.

    While the skin paint in the picture captured a life like Predator something like Hot Toys would make, this just looked and felt like an ordinary $15-20 at most action figure with good armor and weapon details. The color on this skin looks so dry. To me the weapons and armor painting has a higher quality of realness than the predator itself. Anytime I swapped out the heads it was like the Hulk trying to hold 2 eggs and a puppy in 1 hand without breaking something. Honestly, if the Predator looked like what Bandai showed us it would be worth the price, but since the paint details in the Predator’s face and skin sucks, the fragility of the figure i.e. cover of the gauntlet, plasma caster, medi-kit, shoulder armor and how ordinary the actual product looks I returned both figures. I wasted time and money on something that looks like I could have gone to Target and purchased. There’s honestly nothing special about this figure unless you’re into cool armor. If you buy this like I did be very cautious posing it, the plasma caster broke as I was posing it to let it collect dust smh.

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