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Karma
01-24-2008, 07:07 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?page_id=4241

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3042/012408predatornt8.jpg

Darth Waller
01-24-2008, 07:09 PM
:rock :rock :rock

Bardoon
01-24-2008, 07:22 PM
:rock it looks great!!!! I'll be adding it to my ALIEN diorama collection.

I just hope they keep the paint close to the actual prototype though! :chew

bagelsncheesey
01-24-2008, 07:22 PM
COME TO PAPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:rock :rock :rock

Agen
01-24-2008, 07:36 PM
Yeah looks great!!!!!!!!:rock

8th wonder
01-24-2008, 07:44 PM
Anyone who has experience with sideshow diorama's. How expensive would this awsome piece be?

Darth Waller
01-24-2008, 07:45 PM
Not counting the tiny dioramas, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings dioramas have ranged from $199-$299 so far. Then again, if these are more like the Aliens dioramas, those have been $150.

gofourindian
01-24-2008, 07:55 PM
Wow! can't wait to see what this looks like.

MaulFan
01-24-2008, 07:57 PM
Anyone who has experience with sideshow diorama's. How expensive would this awsome piece be?

Odds are the same as the ALIEN Dios, $150.

This thing looks great, having this and P2 dio will go great with having the ALIEN and ALIENS dios.

King Darkness
01-24-2008, 07:58 PM
I have no doubt this will look great. SS did an amazing job on the Alien dios, so I think this one will be no different.

Praetorian380
01-24-2008, 07:58 PM
FINALLY!!!! I cant wait for this one!!!! Tis the one I have been waiting for!!!

IronFingaz
01-24-2008, 08:01 PM
Looks pretty good so far but a pass for me, i think. Gonna wait on final judgement untill i see the whole thing.

Praetorian380
01-24-2008, 08:04 PM
I wonder what the exclusive will be?? It looks like he is next to a tree

My guess is a pose without his helmet - or maybe a retractable gauntlet?
or how about a skinned body hanging from a tree next to him?

Seretur
01-24-2008, 08:05 PM
I didn't plan to order this piece. But I'm going to own four of these total.

And I love the first Alien, and the second is on its way. Alien 3 is also a must.

So for the fourth statue, it's a toss-up between this Predator, or the upcoming Alien Resurrection piece. Or the Queen Alien.

Not an easy question. The Queen would be my first choice, and the Predator really has nothing to do with the actual Alien movies, despite what the greedy Fox executives did with the franchise later on.

But these things are amazing, and their price point is unbelievably low for the quality you get.

The Mike
01-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Damn it. How could I not get this...

Karma
01-24-2008, 08:05 PM
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9391/9107copysk9.jpg

MaulFan
01-24-2008, 08:09 PM
I wonder what the exclusive will be?? It looks like he is next to a tree

My guess is a pose without his helmet - or maybe a retractable gauntlet?
or how about a skinned body hanging from a tree next to him?

These dios don't have exclusives. Likely it'll be a second dio for unmasked. Makes sense, 4 Alien films to 2 Preds, they'll probably balance it by 4 Pred dios with a masked an unmasked for each film.

Praetorian380
01-24-2008, 08:11 PM
These dios don't have exclusives. Likely it'll be a second dio for unmasked. Makes sense, 4 Alien films to 2 Preds, they'll probably balance it by 4 Pred dios with a masked an unmasked for each film.

The newsletter said that this would be the first dio to have an exclusive version

"This outstanding new diorama will be the very first in the Alien and Predator Diorama series to feature a Sideshow Exclusive Edition, so keep an eye on our upcoming newsletters for Pre-Order details and more information!"

MaulFan
01-24-2008, 08:11 PM
The newsletter said that this would be the first dio to have an exclusive version

Oh, interesting, guess I should read lol, sorry about that.

Seretur
01-24-2008, 08:12 PM
These dios don't have exclusives. Likely it'll be a second dio for unmasked. Makes sense, 4 Alien films to 2 Preds, they'll probably balance it by 4 Pred dios with a masked an unmasked for each film.

You were elected to lead, not to read. :rotfl

J/K -- this one will have an exclusive. Check the newsletter. ;)

And it's probably going to be the masked/unmasked switcheroo, yes.

Karma
01-24-2008, 08:12 PM
the red led lights up?

also change-o-head like the maquette?

Praetorian380
01-24-2008, 08:13 PM
Oh, interesting, guess I should read lol, sorry about that.

lol :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

Praetorian380
01-24-2008, 08:13 PM
You were elected to lead, not to read. :rotfl

J/K -- this one will have an exclusive. Check the newsletter. ;)

And it's probably going to be the masked/unmasked switcheroo, yes.

I hope so - that seems like the most likely choice for them

MaulFan
01-24-2008, 08:13 PM
I can't imagine lighted LEDs as an exclusive, to much hassle to make some with and some without.

My guess is interchangeable heads like the maqutte.

Praetorian380
01-24-2008, 08:16 PM
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9391/9107copysk9.jpg


how'd you do that Karma???

Praetorian380
01-24-2008, 08:17 PM
I can't imagine lighted LEDs as an exclusive, to much hassle to make some with and some without.

My guess is interchangeable heads like the maqutte.


yeah I just hope that whatever they do, they dont make 2 separate versions that are only displayed one way and basically force us to choose one way or the other.........I highly doubt them doing that though

but it would royally suck if they did

MaulFan
01-24-2008, 08:17 PM
how'd you do that Karma???

Affiliate sites have images for links to SSC products and they all end up with variations of the preview images, some vertical, some horizontal. That's a merge of SSC's site pic and the vertical and horizontal affiliate images.

Seretur
01-24-2008, 08:23 PM
Karma, I'm very grateful to you for doing this with all the previews. :)

Jamal
01-24-2008, 10:04 PM
**** THIS IS WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FOR, same price as the other dios?

SOLIDSNAKE
01-24-2008, 10:38 PM
OMG !! I am so getting this !!

I need preo right now !!

It will be my plessure doing a video review of this guy !

man SIDESHOW better stop !! making this crazy things !!

I am so pumped!!!


:chew:chew:chew:chew:chew

The ill Jedi
01-24-2008, 11:21 PM
This looks like a winner, gonna have to score this one! :rock

Here's hoping the exclusive is a change-o-head!!

Jamal
01-24-2008, 11:33 PM
All i know is this thing will be the SHIZNIT hopefully it does have an interchangeable head

SOLIDSNAKE
01-25-2008, 12:02 AM
I hope so jamal !!

I hope its got a light up feature as well (laser sight)

Jamal
01-25-2008, 12:06 AM
Time to sell my Aliens Warrior Signature Statue for this baby! its gonna be sweet having these Dioramas lined up together

SOLIDSNAKE
01-25-2008, 12:21 AM
dude I hope it goes on preo soon.
you know when jamal ?

Jamal
01-25-2008, 12:22 AM
Nah i dont bro, im just gonna grab it when Adam at Darkshadow puts it up

SOLIDSNAKE
01-25-2008, 12:24 AM
does adam give you better deals then sideshow ?

Seretur
01-25-2008, 05:29 AM
Adam's deals are better -- as with most e-tailers -- and his shipping options are more affordable.

But Adam won't have the exclusive, and that's the catch in this case.

Sick Boy 82
01-25-2008, 07:05 AM
Does anyone have a date when the dio will be going on pre-order?!!

MaulFan
01-25-2008, 07:38 AM
Does anyone have a date when the dio will be going on pre-order?!!

Typically items announced for PO in the newsletter that aren't Priority Pre-Orders go up for sale when the newsletter of the following week is released.

bagelsncheesey
01-25-2008, 08:08 AM
Does anyone have a date when the dio will be going on pre-order?!!

Yo dude. You joined up quick after our convo while gaming last night :rock

It will be next Thursday evening, around 10pm EST.

p!tu
01-25-2008, 08:35 AM
I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jamal
01-25-2008, 08:46 AM
Adam's deals are better -- as with most e-tailers -- and his shipping options are more affordable.

But Adam won't have the exclusive, and that's the catch in this case.

Is there an exclusive for this piece?

gofourindian
01-25-2008, 08:50 AM
Is there an exclusive for this piece?

Yes...at least that's what it stated in the Newsletter.


"The original Predator is back and better than ever, thanks to the new Predator Diorama from Sideshow! Running low on collectible display space? This versatile diorama can be displayed atop its detailed base or can be hung on a wall for alternate display! This outstanding new diorama will be the very first in the Alien and Predator Diorama series to feature a Sideshow Exclusive Edition, so keep an eye on our upcoming newsletters for Pre-Order details and more information! "

Sick Boy 82
01-25-2008, 08:54 AM
Yo dude. You joined up quick after our convo while gaming last night :rock

It will be next Thursday evening, around 10pm EST.

Yeah definitely. Josh(DarkArtist81) told me about this place awhile ago, so I finally decided to get on.

Does someone have the link for the news letter about the dio? I didn't see it on my last regular newsletter from Sideshow.

Jamal
01-25-2008, 08:56 AM
Yes...at least that's what it stated in the Newsletter.

Wow man i wonder what the Exclusive will be, im not too concerned though since the HT Predator is being released also in the near future ill just settle for the regular

gofourindian
01-25-2008, 09:09 AM
Wow man i wonder what the Exclusive will be, im not too concerned though since the HT Predator is being released also in the near future ill just settle for the regular

Yeah, Jamal me too! I hope the HT P1 rocks! That's due out later this year...correct? Any sneak peeks been released?

Jamal
01-25-2008, 09:11 AM
Yeah bro its been confirmed but when is still a mystery :monkey4

Mudshark
01-25-2008, 09:13 AM
I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

An exclusive dio... can't wait to see what it is. One of them will be mine in any case!!! :monkey5

gofourindian
01-25-2008, 09:17 AM
Yeah definitely. Josh(DarkArtist81) told me about this place awhile ago, so I finally decided to get on.

Does someone have the link for the news letter about the dio? I didn't see it on my last regular newsletter from Sideshow.

What I copied and pasted in post 44 was it. They're just wetting our whistles with that!

creature4000
01-25-2008, 09:52 AM
Might be my first Dio... I'm iching to get something Pred in my collection! :chew

DarkArtist81
01-25-2008, 09:54 AM
Does anyone have a date when the dio will be going on pre-order?!!

Welcome to the fold bro! Yeah, this Predator should be pretty sick... And hopefully affordable. :rock

Jamal
01-25-2008, 09:59 AM
Is it the same price as the previous Alien dios?

Boba Fett
01-25-2008, 10:17 AM
Dayum! This is going to be very tempting to get! If I get it, this will be my first Predator piece in my collection.

Can't wait to see the final product.

DarthSid
01-25-2008, 10:23 AM
Cool. I bought the other alien dioramas so I will get this as well:cool:

bagelsncheesey
01-25-2008, 10:56 AM
Is it the same price as the previous Alien dios?

Won't know until it pre-orders...

MaulFan
01-25-2008, 11:04 AM
Is it the same price as the previous Alien dios?

If it's interchangeable heads, my guess is somewhere between $150-$200 since an Alien dio without the extra bit is $150.

Mudshark
01-25-2008, 11:07 AM
I sure hope there's a FlexPay option for this one!

Jamal
01-25-2008, 11:08 AM
Well i hope the non exclusive is 150 the same as the regular ones

SOLIDSNAKE
01-25-2008, 11:09 AM
P1 hot toys wow !!
I all over that ! If he looks like the pred 2 one PFFFT i will be getting him for sure.

Dassy
01-31-2008, 03:49 PM
Think there will be any Info/Pre ordering in tonights newsletter?

Praetorian380
01-31-2008, 03:50 PM
Think there will be any Info/Pre ordering in tonights newsletter?


According to the podcast, Pre-Order for the Predator 1 diorama is tonight :)


CANT WAIT FOR THAT!!

Dassy
01-31-2008, 03:52 PM
Pre-Order for the Predator 1 diorama is tonight :)


CANT WAIT FOR THAT!!


:chew

Cheers

Exclusive Version?

p!tu
01-31-2008, 04:01 PM
:chew

Cheers

Exclusive Version?

i doubt it!

Praetorian380
01-31-2008, 06:06 PM
:chew

Cheers

Exclusive Version?

They are supposed to be releasing an exclusive and regular version - thats what the newsletter stated last week. We'll see I guess

p!tu
01-31-2008, 06:08 PM
They are supposed to be releasing an exclusive and regular version - thats what the newsletter stated last week. We'll see I guess

Oh ok! sorry i didnt read it. i was going by the past releases of the alien one that dont have it! COOL! im sure its the Mask/No mask crap!

Seretur
01-31-2008, 06:22 PM
*watches P!tu's new avatar & signature image*

P!tu, you still read stuff on the internet? :D

p!tu
01-31-2008, 06:30 PM
*watches P!tu's new avatar & signature image*

P!tu, you still read stuff on the internet? :D

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl no man! not anymore!

Karma
01-31-2008, 06:32 PM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl no man! not anymore!

yep......pitu's trying to go all heterosexual on us :D:lol

creature4000
01-31-2008, 06:36 PM
:lol

this looks awesome!!

p!tu
01-31-2008, 06:38 PM
yep......pitu's trying to go all heterosexual on us :D:lol

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I.............Like..........BIG BALLS and i cant not lie!!!!!!!

gofourindian
01-31-2008, 07:18 PM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I.............Like..........BIG BALLS and i cant not lie!!!!!!!

Not that there's anything wrong with that....

Grange Wallis
01-31-2008, 07:43 PM
I can't wait to see this piece! Imagine if it was the Predator standing over Dutch, after pinning his' head to the log! That would be Amazing! It still could be...:monkey1

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:44 PM
I have a feeling THIS dio will be dedicated to the Predator by itself, but I'm sure some cool Alien and Predator vs dios will come out down the line.

The ill Jedi
01-31-2008, 07:45 PM
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3494/91071cy3.jpg

gofourindian
01-31-2008, 07:49 PM
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3494/91071cy3.jpg

OH HELL YEAH! I like!

Praetorian380
01-31-2008, 07:49 PM
Got my order in for the Exclusive!!!
Oh Yeah!


:chew:chew:chew:chew:chew

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:50 PM
Got my order in for the Exclusive!!!
Oh Yeah!

Me too, it looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the Exclusive head.

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/9107_press06-001.jpg

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

King Darkness
01-31-2008, 07:51 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/9107_press06-001.jpg

:rock :rock :rock

Awesome!!!! The best Sideshow dio IMO!

Why no pic of the alternate head?

Praetorian380
01-31-2008, 07:53 PM
Me too, it looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the Exclusive head.

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/9107_press06-001.jpg

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Hell Yeah!!
I just wish we could see the alternate head :confused::monkey2

I would have to say that based on the pictures this looks like the best Dio for this line so far. Very impressed by this - I just hope the actual product holds up.......:D

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:55 PM
Well, I think the nature of the character lends itself better to interesting dio composition than the Aliens, but every dio so far has very well captured the essence of each creature in each film

gofourindian
01-31-2008, 07:58 PM
I"m in too!:D It states the base is removable and can be wall mounted. Cool!

Bardoon
01-31-2008, 08:08 PM
This looks fantastic! :chew I definitely got my pre-order in for it as well!

This is great as it really holds true to the original Predator as it has him in the jungle environment and reminds us of the first movie and where he dwelled. I just really hope that the paint applications are well done since they were somewhat spotty on the recent ALIENS diorama.

I'm eager to see what the Predator 2 will look like!

If you read the description it states that the unmasked head will be shown once they get a final version approved.

misbitski
01-31-2008, 08:14 PM
I haven't bought any of this series, but this one put me over the edge. Looks sweet!

Seretur
01-31-2008, 08:35 PM
Got my preorder in first thing.

This is too amazing for just $150.

(Plus another $150 on my end, but let's not be picky...)

Jamal
01-31-2008, 09:45 PM
Is it up for pre order?

gofourindian
01-31-2008, 09:50 PM
Is it up for pre order?

Yes...Here ya go (https://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=91071)

Jamal
01-31-2008, 10:06 PM
hmm link wont load, and the exclusive is still the same price

gofourindian
01-31-2008, 10:24 PM
hmm link wont load, and the exclusive is still the same price

It seems to load when I click it. Here try this Jamal https://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=91071

Jamal
01-31-2008, 10:33 PM
ok found it, is there only one version of this diorama or is there 2, regular and exclusive?

gofourindian
01-31-2008, 10:35 PM
ok found it, is there only one version of this diorama or is there 2, regular and exclusive?

Glad you found it. 1 so far.

Jamal
01-31-2008, 10:54 PM
Well i ordered him, i can always cancel anytime if something arises

Sabres21768
01-31-2008, 11:06 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press01-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press02-001.jpghttp://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press03-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press04-001.jpghttp://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press05-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press06-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press07-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press08-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press09-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press10-001.jpg

Sick Boy 82
01-31-2008, 11:49 PM
One question, why the HELL is he under the Alien Collectibles on SSC???!!! I would figure a "Predator" figure would be under the Predator Collectibles. WTF!! It took me like 1/2 an hour to find him. But he is ordered! I may even order the regular version if they come out with one.

gofourindian
02-01-2008, 12:36 AM
One question, why the HELL is he under the Alien Collectibles on SSC???!!! I would figure a "Predator" figure would be under the Predator Collectibles. WTF!! It took me like 1/2 an hour to find him. But he is ordered! I may even order the regular version if they come out with one.

I had it linked in a previous post. :D

My Lord
02-01-2008, 01:28 AM
Pre-ordered, piece looks amazing! I'm digging the pose, very dynamic. He's going to look killer hung up on the wall, ready to pounce on his prey.

I can't wait to see the unmasked head. The only thing missing is a light up function.

Seretur
02-01-2008, 04:39 AM
The license covers the Alien and Predator diorama.

It's not Sideshow's fault that 20th Century-Fox decided to combine the two franchises.

And using the search "predator" function on Sideshow's home page usually produces results in -- oh, 15 seconds.

Plus, the link is in the newsletter.

How did you manage to spend half an hour looking for it, bro?

SOLIDSNAKE
02-01-2008, 05:41 AM
WOW !! I got the EX on PREO.

That looks bad ass guys. the pose looks amazing !
Cant wait to hang him on the wall .

creature4000
02-01-2008, 06:00 AM
yep I ordered one... if things go right and nothing comes out to knock this off, this will be my first Pred peice! :chew

PsychoCenobite
02-01-2008, 06:05 AM
Stop it Sideshow! :monkey2

I'm trying not to buy things and save money!

ORDERED!!!!!!! :lol

PsychoCenobite :monkey5

Jamal
02-01-2008, 06:07 AM
Still havent received the invoice from SSC in my email though

bagelsncheesey
02-01-2008, 06:18 AM
Got my Ex, couldn't be happier. This diorama kicks ass. :rock

Jamal
02-01-2008, 06:20 AM
Looks real nice hey, it captures the creature in the movie surroundings quite well

icruise
02-01-2008, 06:34 AM
This looks pretty nice, but I can't help but think that getting one of the Hot Toys figures for around the same price might be a better deal. The detail on the figures is as good as, if not better than this statue, and they're posable. As a diorama this is a little on the plain side. (Yes, I'm aware that HT doesn't have an original Predator figure yet, but that's just a matter of time.) Of course, I'm more of a "figure guy" than a "statue guy" so this might be my own prejudices showing through.

I am interested in seeing the exclusive head, though. Strange that there's no picture.

creature4000
02-01-2008, 06:38 AM
But this won't suffer from overly large head syndrome! :D

Jamal
02-01-2008, 06:40 AM
LOL got a point there, hmmm i may drop out of the 1/6 scale arena i cant see a reason to own so many pieces of the same character

Stendec
02-01-2008, 06:44 AM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press01-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press02-001.jpghttp://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press03-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press04-001.jpghttp://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press05-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press06-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press07-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press08-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press09-001.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press10-001.jpg

This piece looks incredible!!! Still gonna wait for the HT P1 though.

gofourindian
02-01-2008, 07:15 AM
Still havent received the invoice from SSC in my email though

Is it in your Order history and Status?

gofourindian
02-01-2008, 07:17 AM
This piece looks incredible!!! Still gonna wait for the HT P1 though.

I'll be getting that too! These will look good together. :D

Jamal
02-01-2008, 07:30 AM
Is it in your Order history and Status?

yah its in my control panel as ordered and pending points

Dassy
02-01-2008, 08:28 AM
Wonder how the Predator 2 Dio will compare to the Palisades piece,be interesting to see.:rolleyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/padassy/SSFreaks/PTriumphantStatue.jpg

Jamal
02-01-2008, 08:34 AM
It will crap over it, i had that piece and in some instances its poorly painted just like all of Palisades Predator stuff

Dassy
02-01-2008, 08:44 AM
I Like it,still be interesting to what pose SS will produce,this being a pretty iconic pose.:cool:

Mudshark
02-01-2008, 08:44 AM
Well, I gotta say I sure hope that is NOT the case, I just bought one of these statues from Reinhardt!!! I also ordered the exclusive dio from Sideshow a little while ago, so now I'll have dios from both movies. I'm really looking forward to both of these pieces, since they'll be the first and only Pred statues in my collection... so far. :D

Jamal
02-01-2008, 09:02 AM
For me, the perfect pose will be this

http://www.classicamiga.com/images/stories/jreviews/games/P/artwork/predator2(magazineadvert).jpg

or

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k77/Jamalhzaife/jpg148366.jpg

BillyBudd
02-01-2008, 09:14 AM
Ordered.

I believe that the Sideshow piece will be of much higher quality than that Palisades piece. In the past, I have considered purchasing that Palisades piece, but I will have no need for it now.

Sick Boy 82
02-01-2008, 09:15 AM
There isn't a Sideshow Predator 2 Dio right? Cause if there is, I'm getting on eBay today.

Jamal
02-01-2008, 09:16 AM
Of course judging by the previous releases in the Dio series

Blackhole
02-01-2008, 09:21 AM
The fact it can be wall-mounted makes me wonder why the hell I didn't order it yet...

Oh yeah...lack of money...:monkey2

Still...wall mounting saves space...:rock

Jesseawilson
02-01-2008, 09:51 AM
I actually ordered one. This is the first piece I have ordered in over a year of recovery! Yikes, I hope this doesn't start another landslide of purchases......

DarthSid
02-01-2008, 10:31 AM
Yep, ordered this.

Praetorian380
02-01-2008, 11:40 AM
I cant wait for this thing - it looks freakin sweet!

I just hope that it ships late 2nd quarter so I can give my CC a break, catch up on paying off some debt

gbtv01
02-01-2008, 11:47 AM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/9107_press01-001.jpg

This looks amazing...I wish this was the pose the maquette was in (even though that piece is still jaw dropping in it's own right)

SOLIDSNAKE
02-01-2008, 01:13 PM
For me, the perfect pose will be this

http://www.classicamiga.com/images/stories/jreviews/games/P/artwork/predator2(magazineadvert).jpg

or

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k77/Jamalhzaife/jpg148366.jpg

I am with you jamal !!
awsome pose !! I will buy that FOR SURE !

SOLIDSNAKE
02-01-2008, 01:17 PM
I cant wait for this thing - it looks freakin sweet!

I just hope that it ships late 2nd quarter so I can give my CC a break, catch up on paying off some debt

yeaa man same here.
I still getting cought up with all the stuff I bought during the hollydays.
trying to pay my visa as fast as I can.

cooming soon for me :
Wolf pred HT
MEDICOM darth maul
MEDICOM SNAKE mgs4
AVP-R prop Gun

and now this dio !

SIDESHOW YOU HAVE TO STOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!

:lol :lol :lol

Seretur
02-01-2008, 02:27 PM
"Available on Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore, Spectrum, and suchlike."

MAN, THAT WAS LONG AGO!!!

Sick Boy 82
02-01-2008, 02:33 PM
yeaa man same here.
I still getting cought up with all the stuff I bought during the hollydays.
trying to pay my visa as fast as I can.

cooming soon for me :
Wolf pred HT
MEDICOM darth maul
MEDICOM SNAKE mgs4
AVP-R prop Gun

and now this dio !

SIDESHOW YOU HAVE TO STOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!

:lol :lol :lol

Damn, same for me. So much stuff. Damn you guys and SS:

AVP:R Bio - In hand
HT P2 Elder - In hand
HT Aliens Brown Version - In hand
SSC P1 Dio
AVP:R Shuriken
AVP:R P Cannon
Medicom MGS4 Raiden
Medicom MGS4 Snake
HT AVP:R Dio
HT AVP:R Wolf Pred
HT AVP:R PredAlien
HT AVP:R Alien Warrior

And I'm trying to buy up stuff that I see here and there. I'm not gonna be able to start saving again for like 5 months!!

Oh, the whole P1 line when HT brings that out too!

gofourindian
02-01-2008, 09:23 PM
Damn, same for me. So much stuff. Damn you guys and SS:

AVP:R Bio - In hand
HT P2 Elder - In hand
HT Aliens Brown Version - In hand
SSC P1 Dio
AVP:R Shuriken
AVP:R P Cannon
Medicom MGS4 Raiden
Medicom MGS4 Snake
HT AVP:R Dio
HT AVP:R Wolf Pred
HT AVP:R PredAlien
HT AVP:R Alien Warrior

And I'm trying to buy up stuff that I see here and there. I'm not gonna be able to start saving again for like 5 months!!

Oh, the whole P1 line when HT brings that out too!

Oh Yeah! you have some ssweet stuff coming for sure! I'm waiting on my P2 Elder, 2 Wolfs, Ancient SS exclusive and the P1 Diorama. Plus, I want to find the 1/4 Pred maquette exclusive...but that will have to wait till next year with a newborn just arriving.

Sick Boy 82
02-01-2008, 09:39 PM
Yeah, I would love to get a P1 Maquette, but I really like the CM one that's coming in like 09. If I can pull the money together after all this stuff, then I will try to get one. But this is like $2k worth of stuff. And I'm buying up a lot of Medicom RAH SW stuff too.

gofourindian
02-01-2008, 09:59 PM
Yeah, I would love to get a P1 Maquette, but I really like the CM one that's coming in like 09. If I can pull the money together after all this stuff, then I will try to get one. But this is like $2k worth of stuff. And I'm buying up a lot of Medicom RAH SW stuff too.

I know how expensive this is becoming and I just focus on Medicom Spider-man stuff and Predator. The Alien stuff don't interest me really. These Hot Toys Preds are very addicting and of course I have to get each and every Predator they make! Plus, I had to get the re release of the Takara Batman begins figure as well...that figure licks a$$! It never ends

Jamal
02-01-2008, 10:25 PM
If were talking about what were expecting

AVPR Wolf Bio
AVPR Plasma Cannon
HT Wolf
HT P2 Battle Damaged
SCC Alien Diorama
SCC Aliens Diorama
SCC Alien3 Diorama
SCC Predator Diorama

gofourindian
02-01-2008, 10:41 PM
If were talking about what were expecting

AVPR Wolf Bio
AVPR Plasma Cannon
HT Wolf
HT P2 Battle Damaged
SCC Alien Diorama
SCC Aliens Diorama
SCC Alien3 Diorama
SCC Predator Diorama

I thought you got your Wolf Bio already Jamal.

Jamal
02-01-2008, 11:20 PM
Nah combined shipping order from dark shadow

SOLIDSNAKE
02-02-2008, 01:35 AM
I know how expensive this is becoming and I just focus on Medicom Spider-man stuff and Predator. The Alien stuff don't interest me really. These Hot Toys Preds are very addicting and of course I have to get each and every Predator they make! Plus, I had to get the re release of the Takara Batman begins figure as well...that figure licks a$$! It never ends

yeaa man I know what you mean.
I just bought the TAKARA BATMAN and I told my self I would buy nothing for
awhile But there is always good deals out there I cannot pass.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n9/snake_029/34f080d1.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n9/snake_029/takara_batmman_genx_core.jpg
OHH well Overtime here I come.

Sick Boy 82
02-02-2008, 08:36 AM
Would you guys PLEASE STOP showing me killer stuff so I can at least buy some damn food for the month. Crap! That Tak Batman is fraking sweet. I guess I need to get one of those now.

Jamal
02-02-2008, 08:45 AM
Hopefully the P1 will be my last 1/6 scale purchase :)

gofourindian
02-02-2008, 09:56 AM
Hopefully the P1 will be my last 1/6 scale purchase :)

You're hooked now Jamal....there aint no leavin'! :rotfl

gofourindian
02-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Would you guys PLEASE STOP showing me killer stuff so I can at least buy some damn food for the month. Crap! That Tak Batman is fraking sweet. I guess I need to get one of those now.

You mean you don't have one!???!! You better hurry they're going fast! :D

Jamal
02-02-2008, 10:01 AM
Just sold my Aliens Warrior Signature statue for 150, nice that will pay for my Predator Dio

TOE
02-02-2008, 10:25 AM
i am definitley adding LED on his helmet :D

Jamal
02-02-2008, 10:30 AM
hopefully the exclusive head will be shown soon

TOE
02-02-2008, 10:32 AM
i would give it another month or two to be shown and aproved

Jamal
02-02-2008, 10:43 AM
This figure will take a while to be released id say seeing as the Alien3 dio is still not out

Dassy
02-02-2008, 10:48 AM
Just sold my Aliens Warrior Signature statue for 150

That was a good Price,considering you can buy it for $60 Free Delivery in the UK:D

Play (http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/3516178/Aliens-Alien-Warrior-Signature-Statue/Product.html)

So good infact,just bought another to repaint,and the base is perfect for the HT Powerloader!

Jamal
02-02-2008, 11:02 AM
Yeah i live in Australia, i bought it for 170 shipped from the US so i lost nothing really

RyanGabriel
02-02-2008, 02:16 PM
Just ordered....looks great

Mudshark
02-03-2008, 08:52 AM
The dio looks outstanding just as it is, but I'm really looking forward to seeing the exclusive alternate head!!!
:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

Jamal
02-04-2008, 01:34 AM
I cant wait for the backstage pass to pop up

Seretur
02-04-2008, 07:57 PM
Low quantity alert -- only 40 left!

:joy

ladysman217
02-04-2008, 09:32 PM
1) Is diorama another word for prototype?

2) Is this diorama a new figure from Hot Toys new Predator line?

I have no idea what I'm looking at because I'm a noob.

Jamal
02-04-2008, 09:36 PM
A Diorama is a polystone statue featuring the creature and background from the movie. Its not a toy its a legitimate collectible and this ****s over anything HT can produce when it comes to Predators get in quick

icruise
02-04-2008, 09:40 PM
Why do you say it's better than anything HT can produce? I just don't see it. As I said earlier, the HT figures actually seem more detailed, bigger, and they're posable -- all for the same price as this statue. Unless you're hung up on the idea that they're "toys."

(It does of course blow away HT's plastic statues, if that's what you meant.)

Jamal
02-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Not much else i can say but i prefer a statue to a toy so maybe its personal preference.

EDIT - i did mean HT dioramas :P

icruise
02-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Yeah, those HT dioramas are a total ripoff for the price.

Jamal
02-04-2008, 09:55 PM
The Elder throne was a total POS man, in Australia they are trying to sell it for $295 i felt like knocking the guy out

one guy is selling a Wolf bio for 700..

Mudshark
02-04-2008, 09:57 PM
Hot Toys Predator stuff is great, and this new diorama statue by Sideshow is also a must have for Pred fans, but I wouldn't compare them to each other... don't see the point. Hot Toys makes kick-ass Predator action figures. When they make the P1 Predator, it will be a must have, too.

Sideshow rules when it comes to polystone statues, and anyone who wants a great-looking static P1 Pred to display for a reasonable price can now have one! This will do very nicely for me, since the maquette and CM are just too expensive for my collecting budget.

Edit: Okay, I see you were talking about HT dioramas... none of that even comes close to Sideshow's stuff.

Jamal
02-04-2008, 10:12 PM
Yeah for sure bro, i feel guilty though owning so many pieces of the same character. Its not like these things are cheap lol, i got original P2 BD coming and ill order P2 Diorama also..

Mudshark
02-04-2008, 10:51 PM
Yeah for sure bro, i feel guilty though owning so many pieces of the same character. Its not like these things are cheap lol, i got original P2 BD coming and ill order P2 Diorama also..

If they make a P2 diorama I will definitely be getting that one too, especially if it looks a f'n cool as the P1 dio! :monkey5

Jamal
02-04-2008, 10:54 PM
I dont have to see it to know ill grab it lol, im pretty certain they will make P2 Dios, AVP and AVPR ones

Sick Boy 82
02-04-2008, 11:03 PM
Yeah, that would be cool if they did, just damned expensive! But I will get them all, no doubt.

Jamal
02-04-2008, 11:05 PM
I dont think ill buy the 300 dollar ones they plan on releasing

Sabres21768
02-05-2008, 12:36 AM
I dont think ill buy the 300 dollar ones they plan on releasing

Even if it's an Alien Queen with Eggsack (hopefully) dio or an Alien Queen vs. Powerloader dio?

Jamal
02-05-2008, 12:44 AM
Nah dude, i cant afford to pour that much cash into this, i still wanna buy a PS3 later on and get my new pc come tax time

the Doctor
02-05-2008, 08:21 AM
Even if it's an Alien Queen with Eggsack (hopefully) dio or an Alien Queen vs. Powerloader dio?

alien queen vs powerloader.:drool:drool:drool

Sabres21768
02-05-2008, 08:26 AM
alien queen vs powerloader.:drool:drool:drool

I REALLY hope that's NOT what it is. So far, they've gone with the creature (alone) in it's environment. Putting a Powerloader in there would throw the whole series off. A Queen with Eggsack sculpt is LONG overdue.

MaulFan
02-05-2008, 08:39 AM
I'd imagine the queen, if done, will either be with the egg sack or the Powerloader, either being the environemental piece and a support for her body.

crazypredator2
02-05-2008, 09:41 AM
BRING ON THE QUEEN !!!1
SHE'S LONG OVERDUE !!

Sick Boy 82
02-05-2008, 10:15 AM
I really just want a HT 1/6 queen now that the power loader is out. But if they did do one, a eggsack queen all chained up would be cool. And a dio from Resurrection, baby killing mom.

Boba Fett
02-05-2008, 10:26 AM
I actually broke down and ordered this dio. I just couldn't resist that awesome pose. This will be my first Predator piece to grace my collection.

Now that is said, it is just a matter of time that I will start collecting ALIEN as well...

Seretur
02-05-2008, 04:56 PM
Well, don't wait much longer -- they're fading fast from the primary market.

Oh, and they're GORGEOUS. :)

Jamal
02-05-2008, 06:31 PM
Even if it's an Alien Queen with Eggsack (hopefully) dio or an Alien Queen vs. Powerloader dio?

Yeah man for sure, an Alien Queen in the hive with her egg sack would rock! and it would have to be HUGE! :chew

Jamal
02-06-2008, 08:40 AM
Predator dio is now Sold Out, feel sorry for you sods who didnt order :P

Sick Boy 82
02-06-2008, 09:02 AM
Hahaha, sucks for them. A huge Queen Dio would be amazing. But they would probably make it a maquette. I might pay a grand for a huge 1/5. Or like $300 for a big 1/6 dio.

8th wonder
02-06-2008, 09:10 AM
Predator dio is now Sold Out, feel sorry for you sods who didnt order :P


SOLD OUT???????? DAMN!! I asked a movie merchandise store here in Holland if i could pre-order it, they said i could when they placed it on their pre-order list wich would probably be end of this week. DAMN!! :banghead

Jamal
02-06-2008, 09:15 AM
Well i think you lucked out lol

8th wonder
02-06-2008, 11:53 AM
Well i think you lucked out lol


Well i'm pissed about that, that thing looks great. well there is a thing called ebay and ofcourse the Hot Toys original predator.

Jamal
02-06-2008, 02:19 PM
Maybe your shop will have a pre order thats why its sold out now, for pre order quotas for shops

8th wonder
02-06-2008, 03:14 PM
Maybe your shop will have a pre order thats why its sold out now, for pre order quotas for shops


Thanks, i will ask.

Jamal
02-06-2008, 03:27 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=9107

your in luck, the exclusive is the version which is sold out, the regular diorama is up now

Sick Boy 82
02-06-2008, 03:39 PM
Does anyone know the total for the Exclusive?

I was guessing 1000 or maybe 1500, with that being the amount for the Alien dios.

8th wonder
02-06-2008, 03:40 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=9107

your in luck, the exclusive is the version which is sold out, the regular diorama is up now


Great!:chew I don't care about the exclusive one anyway, i want the masked version, i already have a unmasked 1:1 bust.

8th wonder
02-08-2008, 01:24 PM
just pre-ordered it:cool:.

Dassy
02-08-2008, 01:35 PM
Does anyone know the total for the Exclusive?

I was guessing 1000 or maybe 1500, with that being the amount for the Alien dios.

We're happy to announce that the edition size for our Sideshow Exclusive Predator diorama has been set at a low 600 pieces worldwide!

Sick Boy 82
02-08-2008, 01:41 PM
Damn, only 600. I should have had my buddy Matt by one so I could sell that mother on eBay!!! Craptastic.

The Chaver
02-08-2008, 02:00 PM
Damn, only 600. I should have had my buddy Matt by one so I could sell that mother on eBay!!! Craptastic.

For sure,right.

Jamal
02-08-2008, 08:34 PM
Happy i got mine then

Mudshark
02-08-2008, 11:59 PM
I was waiting for the newsletter to post and when I saw how gorgeous the dio was I ordered one immediately with no hesitation... I had a feeling they wouldn't last very long. Only 600 pcs. means they'll probably go for ****loads on ebay once they're out. Can't wait to see what the exclusive head sculpt looks like!
:chew :chew :chew

Jamal
02-09-2008, 12:01 AM
I ordered it the second it came up, easily the best looking piece of this line yet

Mudshark
02-09-2008, 12:08 AM
It's actually my first piece from the line. The Aliens all look outstanding too, but I already have a lot of Alien-related model kits and such. But the Predator is one I gotta have, especially since I can't afford the maquette or CM.

MaulFan
02-09-2008, 10:23 AM
It's actually my first piece from the line. The Aliens all look outstanding too, but I already have a lot of Alien-related model kits and such. But the Predator is one I gotta have, especially since I can't afford the maquette or CM.

You won't be dissappointed, I love the line, the ALIEN and ALIENS dios are 2 of my favorite pieces.

SOLIDSNAKE
02-12-2008, 01:28 AM
yea I order mine as soon as it was for preo.
my aliens 2 its a fantastic piece so I bet the PRED will look insane !
I got ex so I cant wait to see pics of the ex unmasked.

Furious1
02-12-2008, 08:09 AM
I'm curious to see the unmasked excl. as well!

Anton Phibes
02-15-2008, 06:11 PM
no doubt. I would've thought it would be up this week for sure. Maybe "Toyfair"?

Jamal
02-15-2008, 06:12 PM
Who knows man, but it better be good!

Praetorian380
02-15-2008, 10:00 PM
Who knows man, but it better be good!


yup it better be damn good

Jamal
02-15-2008, 10:37 PM
I think they are taking their time because they know if they Fk this up its ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!

Siona
02-16-2008, 02:19 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/RedZarn/PredaHead.jpg

From backstage video

MaulFan
02-16-2008, 02:21 PM
Wow, that looks great to me.

TOE
02-16-2008, 02:40 PM
glad I ordered :monkey5

MaulFan
02-16-2008, 02:44 PM
It would have been cooler if the mandibles were flaring, but the execution of what it is looks beautiful.

TOE
02-16-2008, 02:45 PM
did you guys see how big this thing is? Its as big as the guys head :rock :rock :rock Looks really bum-diggity !!!

MaulFan
02-16-2008, 02:45 PM
Well I'm sure it's the same scale as the Alien pieces.

Seretur
02-16-2008, 05:17 PM
MF, I believe this is the only Predator head with the mandibles that AREN'T flaring, which makes it doubly exclusive. ;)

I can't believe the sort of an intricate sculpt and paintjob Sideshow offers for just $150. Seriously.

The Chaver
02-16-2008, 05:43 PM
The diorama is lookin great,I can't wait for this piece.

Sick Boy 82
02-16-2008, 05:46 PM
If the proto of this dio looks as good as the finished product, this will be one of SSC best yet!! I am thinking of getting a regular right now to sell.

Seretur
02-16-2008, 05:51 PM
It will look as good. Just look at the Alien dioramas released so far, or the Anakin vs. Obi-Wan. I didn't believe they could pull off the paintjob on those, but they certainly did.

8th wonder
02-16-2008, 05:53 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/RedZarn/PredaHead.jpg

From backstage video



Where can i see that video?


edit: sorry, i found it already!

Jamal
02-16-2008, 07:02 PM
Not as good as id hoped for, i woulda liked flared mandibles

Jamal
02-16-2008, 07:08 PM
Wheres the backstage pass?

EDIT - found the pass, and after watching it i think it looks great actually. I wish there was flared mandibles but damn this thing is accurate man!

Sick Boy 82
02-16-2008, 07:12 PM
Backstage pass is in the regular edition. Not that great of a video, but the end result is killer looking!

Jamal
02-16-2008, 07:12 PM
Backstage pass shows the exclusive head also.

MaulFan
02-16-2008, 07:41 PM
MF, I believe this is the only Predator head with the mandibles that AREN'T flaring, which makes it doubly exclusive. ;)

I can't believe the sort of an intricate sculpt and paintjob Sideshow offers for just $150. Seriously.

Understandable, I just think given it's pose, could look badass roaring. Like I said though, it may not be my choice for the desing of the face, but the executon is fantastic, couldn't ask for better in this scale.

Jamal
02-16-2008, 08:14 PM
I would have liked something that looks like the maquette roar

SOLIDSNAKE
02-17-2008, 12:36 AM
that looks awsome !!! I am glad that i got EX.

Mudshark
02-17-2008, 02:28 AM
I don't care if the mandibles are open on this. He's up in a tree, looking like he's getting ready to jump. He looks to me like he's in hunter mode, so the closed mandible look fits the pose better, imo. They did a great job with his facial markings, too. I think he looks great just as he is.

Jamal
02-17-2008, 02:40 AM
Your right Mud, both heads look pretty good and it will be a hard decision which to display him with

Mudshark
02-17-2008, 03:09 AM
Well, given this pose I'd say the mask works best, but it'll be great to be able to show him off bare faced, too. :D

Jamal
02-17-2008, 03:12 AM
I wanna display one head on some sort of a stand and interchange

Mudshark
02-17-2008, 03:51 AM
Hey that's a great idea! Think I'll do the same, then I can enjoy both at the same time.

Jamal
02-17-2008, 04:18 AM
You know bro, see how some people got the exclusive maquette and one head is always on a stand

Praetorian380
02-17-2008, 11:47 AM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/RedZarn/PredaHead.jpg

From backstage video

that looks freakin badass
I think its great that they used a closed mandibles head.......its something different and I dont think anyone was expecting that. Glad I got the Ex

Cant wait to see more pics of it

gofourindian
02-18-2008, 10:43 AM
These dio's might even include a stand to display the head not in use.

Mudshark
02-18-2008, 10:47 AM
It's possible, but it shouldn't be too hard to build a little stand for it if'n it doesn't. I like the option of being able to mount him on the wall, too. Might be better for people who have limited shelf space.

MaulFan
02-18-2008, 10:48 AM
I doubt there will be any means to store/display the alternate head.

I have the SSC T-1000 mini bust which has 2 portraits and the only option is to just put the other somewhere, no display option.

Mudshark
02-18-2008, 11:16 AM
Like I said, shouldn't be a big deal to make some kind of stand for it, and like as not, some people will probably just leave it in the box for safe keeping.

fat hobbitss
02-18-2008, 11:27 AM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/RedZarn/PredaHead.jpg

From backstage video

Lokks cool, but sorry to say that is is NOT movie accurate. Predators lower teeth never cross. This is a error present in the old Billiken Model kit.. and dammed this face looks a LOT like the Billiken model!

Les, I hope you don't mind borrowing your pic

http://figuremasterles.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/predator1a.jpg.w560h807.jpg



I hope they will correct this and add facial spikes, otherwise I may cancel the exclusive and go for the regular.

Deftinwulf
02-18-2008, 11:37 AM
This diorama looks exceptional, but I'm more of a "poseable, fully-articulated" kinda guy. I definitely see the appeal, though. :)

gofourindian
02-18-2008, 03:46 PM
Lokks cool, but sorry to say that is is NOT movie accurate. Predators lower teeth never cross. This is a error present in the old Billiken Model kit.. and dammed this face looks a LOT like the Billiken model!

I hope they will correct this and add facial spikes, otherwise I may cancel the exclusive and go for the regular.

You mean the tusks on the lower mandibles never cross? That's your complaint? :rolleyes: Thats pretty nitpicky.... he just never crossed them in the movie....big deal.

Jamal
02-18-2008, 08:05 PM
Its still an awesome Diorama man

TOE
02-18-2008, 08:09 PM
I don't mind having more spikes on the face though like this bust:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/2904_image04_sm.jpg

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/large/2904.jpg

Reefer Shark
02-18-2008, 08:13 PM
Lokks cool, but sorry to say that is is NOT movie accurate. Predators lower teeth never cross. This is a error present in the old Billiken Model kit.. and dammed this face looks a LOT like the Billiken model!

Les, I hope you don't mind borrowing your pic

I hope they will correct this and add facial spikes, otherwise I may cancel the exclusive and go for the regular.


If you have the exclusive on order, I wouldn't cancel. It comes with the masked head, so you wouldn't have to display him with the crossed teeth showing. And due to the low ES you'll be able to make a little extra $$$ if you ever get sick of it and decide to sell.

Although, I'm sure some waitlister would be pretty happy if you did decide to cancel. :fest

Jamal
02-18-2008, 08:20 PM
Lokks cool, but sorry to say that is is NOT movie accurate. Predators lower teeth never cross. This is a error present in the old Billiken Model kit.. and dammed this face looks a LOT like the Billiken model!

Les, I hope you don't mind borrowing your pic

http://figuremasterles.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/predator1a.jpg.w560h807.jpg



I hope they will correct this and add facial spikes, otherwise I may cancel the exclusive and go for the regular.

Whats the mentality behind cancelling an EX for an item thats exactly the same but the Exclusive is giving you something for free at the same price..

Mudshark
02-18-2008, 09:51 PM
Whats the mentality behind cancelling an EX for an item thats exactly the same but the Exclusive is giving you something for free at the same price..

Exactly. If you've already decided to order one from Sideshow, might as well get the EX and get the bonus feature for the same price. If the regular edition is good enough, get it cheaper from somewhere else, no worries.

FelMar
02-18-2008, 09:59 PM
this diorama is spectacular!
love the closed mandibles Ex.
well done, SSC :rock

gofourindian
02-18-2008, 10:05 PM
Whats the mentality behind cancelling an EX for an item thats exactly the same but the Exclusive is giving you something for free at the same price..

Very True Jamal. The SS ex is going to go way up as far as price goes on the secondary market. Keep it...sell it...get the one you want and still have some money left. Pretty simple.

And That Billiken head looks nothing like the SS exclusive.

Jamal
02-18-2008, 10:27 PM
Its a silly move if you cancel the EX just for that.. lol

Mudshark
02-18-2008, 10:29 PM
Very True Jamal. The SS ex is going to go way up as far as price goes on the secondary market. Keep it...sell it...get the one you want and still have some money left. Pretty simple.

And That Billiken head looks nothing like the SS exclusive.

That Billiken head is OLD! It's also made of PVC. It was one of the nicer kits available of the Pred back in '91, especially for the price... but it definitely shows its age compared to Sideshow's polystone masterpiece! I think the optional head looks great. The quills would be a nice addition, but that would end up costing us more. I have no problem at all with it just as it is.

Jamal
02-18-2008, 10:55 PM
Theres nothing wrong with the EX head, it looks great in my opinion. I would have rathered a roaring sculpt but this is just as good

profbobo
02-21-2008, 08:08 AM
I don't mind having more spikes on the face though like this bust:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/2904_image04_sm.jpg

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/large/2904.jpg
Spikes would be great, but these are a pretty tiny scale for it, aren't they? They're not even 1/6 scale. Count me in the camp that thinks the unmasked head is AWESOME.

MaulFan
02-21-2008, 08:13 AM
Spikes would be great, but these are a pretty tiny scale for it, aren't they? They're not even 1/6 scale. Count me in the camp that thinks the unmasked head is AWESOME.

I'd say they're somewhere between 1/7 and 1/9 scale, don't know for sure but you put one of the Alien dios next to a 1/6 HT Alien and it looks like their 10 year old child, it's quite smaller.

If they had attempted spikes on this head, they'd probably taint the overall aesthetic because they'd be so thick to even notice them.

For it's size, I think the paint and sculpt work are perfect and make you forget whatever details couldnt' be brought into the scale.

Jamal
02-21-2008, 08:20 AM
If they were to add some quills as you suggested im pretty sure they would break off in transit or atleast be damaged, something so delicate and small would have a rough time with the postal service.

Mudshark
02-21-2008, 08:27 AM
To do the quills in scale with the sculpt would make them extremely thin and fragile, like you said. Just applying them to the figure would be a real chore, not to mention trying to ship them to everyone without breakage. Adding the quills later might be a "fun" and challenging project for somebody with advanced modeling skills, and plenty of time on their hands, though! :google

Jamal
02-21-2008, 08:32 AM
Yeah same thing as HT did with the Elder, add the quills later with your imagination :)

creature4000
04-04-2008, 09:54 AM
Had to cancell the Pred EX dio as well. Good luck to anyone on the waitlist.

nash
04-04-2008, 11:48 AM
Had to cancell the Pred EX dio as well. Good luck to anyone on the waitlist.

Thank you! mine just converted lastnight. maybe it was yours :)

creature4000
04-05-2008, 11:08 AM
That's awesome!!! :rock Glad to see him get a good home!

Bannister
04-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Thank you! mine just converted lastnight. maybe it was yours :)

As did mine.

nash
04-05-2008, 03:20 PM
THis one is a keeper for sure. the only thing that could have made it more awesome would be LEDs and Bannister's signature on the base. :rock

MaulFan
04-05-2008, 05:09 PM
This dio is very cool, this one and ALIENS are my favorite in the Alien-Predator dio series so far, I can't wait to see Predator 2. I would imagine more of these dios are going to be held back for SDCC at this point.

AdamBombOi
04-05-2008, 05:54 PM
Has there been any set release date for the dio yet? Or is it still just due out "2nd quarter"?