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ApeManRyan
09-24-2015, 11:12 AM
I haven't fully opened up the Guardian but my figure came with some really funky eyes. From the side it looks fine but front view is wonky. I'll have to open him up and examine it more but from the window view looks weird.

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henzINNIT
09-24-2015, 12:29 PM
So I wonder is it worth it for someone to ask Randy if T3 and T4 figures will ever happen, mentioning the above point as a preamble.


I asked a while back and the answer was no. Randy was pretty clear that he was only concerned about the first 2 films. This was before Genesys though.

Would be cool to see Neca expand on this line like they have with Alien/Predator, though I guess there is more potential re-use of the alien parts and they're proven sellers. I like T3 more than most. I'd love to see the machines from that. A ultimate T3 Arnie with a coffin would be sweet.

Couldn't give a toss about TS. WOuld probably pick up a T600 though.

Johnny Utah
09-24-2015, 01:31 PM
I contacted the licensors for T2 about HT making a new figure for the anniversary. I got a blunt reply saying 'contact them yourself'. I felt like replying, 'Do you really think I'd be here if they would reply to me?'

cmiller99
09-25-2015, 06:20 PM
:lol :lol :lol

HT are the most uncommunicative 1/6 company out there.

a-dev
09-28-2015, 06:02 AM
Disgusted that my Ultimate T-800 didn't arrive today. I need a fix, even if it is a figure with only a small variation on what I already have.

oh and I ordered the Genisys figures too

a-dev
09-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Received the ultimate T-800 today. Not opening it in work but from what I can tell it looks good apart from the paint on the useless BD head and it looks like the grenade launcher and the minigun are going to be severely wonky as was quite typical with the Cyberdyne Showdown figure too. Thank you unnecessary twisty ties.

The sunglasses on the other head are not separate, they're just like the older figure so you're not missing anything there Maulfan.

Joda
09-29-2015, 10:01 AM
Congrats, a-dev! :hi5: You should post some updated pics of your collection sometime. From what I've seen, it's pretty awesome.

ApeManRyan
09-29-2015, 01:55 PM
Received the ultimate T-800 today. Not opening it in work but from what I can tell it looks good apart from the paint on the useless BD head and it looks like the grenade launcher and the minigun are going to be severely wonky as was quite typical with the Cyberdyne Showdown figure too. Thank you unnecessary twisty ties.

The sunglasses on the other head are not separate, they're just like the older figure so you're not missing anything there Maulfan.
I kind of figured it was like the older figures. Glad I passed. Still haven't opened my guardian.

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a-dev
09-29-2015, 02:36 PM
Congrats, a-dev! :hi5: You should post some updated pics of your collection sometime. From what I've seen, it's pretty awesome.

Thanks. I haven't posted pics of my NECA collection in years so I assume you're referring to the Hot Toys stuff. Either way, yeah some photos are probably due.
Awful QC on the T-1000 aside I'm so happy with what NECA have given us since 2009, just an amazing collection of grails from my favourite films.


I kind of figured it was like the older figures. Glad I passed. Still haven't opened my guardian.

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Guardian and the Lee T-1000 are on their way to me aswell, ordered them on sunday. And I've ordered 2 Pops figures to display both looks, heck might even go for a third to customise that full endoskeleton arm before it gets torn off. This from the guy who I'm sure at one point said he had no interest whatsoever. Just as happened with the Ultimate T-800 :rolleyes2

Anyway, I've opened up the figure and he's very good. I would highly recommend him to anyone who missed the previous ones for sure. The new leg articulation is great and pretty much invisible. I've decided to display him swinging a fireaxe as in this scene:

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/T2%20scenes/vlcsnap-2015-02-09-20h47m21s180%20Small_zpsprkysjfl.png (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/a-dev/media/T2%20scenes/vlcsnap-2015-02-09-20h47m21s180%20Small_zpsprkysjfl.png.html)

because the new articulation enables a suitable leg stance as P. was referring to a couple of pages back.


Other observations - hair is a lighter brown than the previous figures, much like how it looks in the sunlight of the desert scenes. Oh and yes the mini-gun in my set is warped in every way possible, a total write-off. I left it in the box.

Joda
09-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Heck, I'd love to see more of both (NECA and Hot Toys). I never got into collecting Terminator stuff, but it's really great to see just how much cool stuff there is out there.

a-dev
09-29-2015, 09:54 PM
From about 2009 onward has been a golden age for Terminator figures, not at Iron Man levels by any means but we wouldn't want it to be. A Hot Toys Kyle Reese wouldn't go amiss though.


Oh one other observation about the Ultimate T-800 - he's shorter than the previous T2 T-800s and kinda shorter than even the current T-1000. Hopefully the new articulation will have a corresponding shortening effect on the Ultimate T-1000. Hopefully also the QC on that one will be a heck of a lot better than the previous T-1000 releases which broke in every location possible.

jye4ever
09-30-2015, 04:02 AM
Aren't you a little short for a Terminator.

MaulFan
09-30-2015, 04:02 AM
The size thing is interesting, I'm curious how Sarah will scale with everyone, if she's shorter relative to other ultimates she'll be shorted compared to original T-800s.

YankeesFanboy
10-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Disgusted that my Ultimate T-800 didn't arrive today. I need a fix, even if it is a figure with only a small variation on what I already have.

oh and I ordered the Genisys figures too

http://www.yoppul.co.uk/yoppulv1/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/tumblr_nrw66cARpj1tvt4s6o6_500.gif

I'll probably only pick up Ultimate Sarah now, just too many figures on the near horizon.

RogueRunner
10-01-2015, 09:23 PM
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AgentClaret
10-01-2015, 09:30 PM
I picked up an extra guardian for a BD'd version...

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GasparZizou
10-01-2015, 09:30 PM
Oooooh nice pics man. Can't wait for mine to arrive.

a-dev
10-01-2015, 09:42 PM
Cool idea with the custom Guardian. I have the same thing in mind for the 2017 version, putting a full endoskeleton arm on that one, I already know how I'll do it. Didn't think of it for the wave 1 figure though.


I'll probably only pick up Ultimate Sarah now, just too many figures on the near horizon.

Hot Toys figures? I've only got Batman Returns Batman to worry about. I've dabbled with the idea of not getting him but that hasn't worked out for me on a few things the past week or two.

AgentClaret
10-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Cool idea with the custom Guardian. I have the same thing in mind for the 2017 version, putting a full endoskeleton arm on that one, I already know how I'll do it. Didn't think of it for the wave 1 figure though.



Thanks! Cool idea, I was thinking about giving him a polymimetic arm or something.

Also, since they give us two heads with the 2017 version, I'm going to buy two and fix the damage on his chest to have a regular undamaged version and a beat up one.

Speaking of that, how did his arm end up healing over time? What exactly do you think he did waiting for Sarah and Kyle for 33 years? I imagine him working at a McDonald's or DMV or something...

a-dev
10-01-2015, 10:30 PM
Ah you've got all the ideas - that's another one I didn't think of

the sword arm, although it's so brief and would also require a non BD chest.

Not sure I want to spend that much on Genisys, by buying any at all I've already exceeded my plan let alone buying multiples for creating every possible variant.

As for the movie question - well we know two things he did while he was waiting for 2017 - he set up that base of operations and weapons stash and he also worked in the construction of the Skynet facility specifically so he could devise the plan for destroying it when Sarah and Reese arrived. Beyond that :dunno

AgentClaret
10-01-2015, 11:16 PM
Wait a sec... after careful review of the film, I can't spot that chest damage ANYWHERE on the 2017 Guardian... maybe NECA took creative license or it was from an early concept?!?

How are you thinking of doing the arm, a-dev? I mean, I'll obviously scavenge the left arm off that extra endo I've got, but I'm not sure how the joints are going to work out, i.e. where the shoulder joins the body...

a-dev
10-02-2015, 08:28 AM
Ahhh, maybe another case where they just didn't have the most up-to-date reference material. Previous T2 and T1 T-800 figures could supply a non BD chest if you have spares but if you know how to fill in and paint over the damage I guess that's a better idea.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/IMG_9798%20Small_zpswpexikt1.jpg (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/a-dev/media/IMG_9798%20Small_zpswpexikt1.jpg.html)

^that's a part harvested from the McFarlane endoskeleton where the arm connects to the body. Using it will involve some severe mutilation of the figure but the damage will be hidden by the jacket. Immediate fully articulated endoskeleton arm now possible.

Although that's not what I intended with this figure:

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/IMG_9799%20Small_zpspe1qymte.jpg (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/a-dev/media/IMG_9799%20Small_zpspe1qymte.jpg.html)

I wanted a wider leg stance for this one so used the McFarlane Movie Maniacs legs and torso with the NECA head, arms and jacket. I switched out the joints in the NECA shoulders to allow them to attach via that McFarlane Endoskeleton piece on both sides. Oh and there's a ball-joint from a NECA figure allowing the NECA head to fit the McFarlane torso.

It actually throws his proportions off a bit, giving him longer legs and slightly too wide shoulders but Arnie was a mess at that point anyway with the prosthetic arm attachment making him wider on one side.

YankeesFanboy
10-02-2015, 04:22 PM
Hot Toys figures? I've only got Batman Returns Batman to worry about. I've dabbled with the idea of not getting him but that hasn't worked out for me on a few things the past week or two.

Yeah, among other companies. I'm starting to feel a bit overwhelmed...I don't want to end up like many a neophyte collector who buys everything under the sun only to have regrets later.

AgentClaret
10-02-2015, 09:19 PM
Awesome work! Clever use of parts!

Yeah, I'm handy with putty and paint so I'll probably fix that torso damage on the 2017 Guardian.

I did an SA T2 T-1000 this morning too, pics later (gotta go to work)...

Dyson
10-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Oh one other observation about the Ultimate T-800 - he's shorter than the previous T2 T-800s and kinda shorter than even the current T-1000. Hopefully the new articulation will have a corresponding shortening effect on the Ultimate T-1000. Hopefully also the QC on that one will be a heck of a lot better than the previous T-1000 releases which broke in every location possible.

I can't find any size comparison photos anywhere, could you help us out?

and how far forward can the T-800's leg kick out. Every photo/review just shows it in a neutral stance. Could it sit on a Motorcycle?

Appreciate it.

MaulFan
10-03-2015, 12:56 AM
I haven't seen it sitting on a motorcycle but somone was posted on NECA's Facebook with him standing over one.

a-dev
10-03-2015, 07:22 PM
I can't find any size comparison photos anywhere, could you help us out?

and how far forward can the T-800's leg kick out. Every photo/review just shows it in a neutral stance. Could it sit on a Motorcycle?

Appreciate it.

It could, but maybe more like the movie poster than a proper bike-riding pose. With no ab crunch and not even a full 90degrees of knee bend....

Dyson
10-04-2015, 05:22 AM
Appreciate that. I could live with the poster pose.

ApeManRyan
10-04-2015, 01:22 PM
I finally got to open up my T-800 Guardian. Eyes are not as bad as they looked from the outside of the package. Sculpt is not too bad pretty good and details look good on everywhere else. Overall a nice addition to the collection. It really is a cool figure for the price and as a Arnie fan im satisfied. Pics below but the pictures make the paint look terrible when it's really not that bad and I can't wait for the pops version.

Ryan

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/04/71c1768bd4008efe2917a6c88c03115a.jpg
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MaulFan
10-04-2015, 04:43 PM
I actually like the final Guardian more than the prototype, but one aspect I don't like is every NECA T-800 seems to get T2 looking hair instead of being unique to each film, even the T1s resemble T2 more than T1.

a-dev
10-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Guardian's hair seems to puff out more on one side than on the other - kinda silly looking. Not sure how that gets approved...

MaulFan
10-04-2015, 06:08 PM
What's funny is, you have NECA looking like T2, Hot Toys looks like something just completely made up and not at all like the movie, and yet, it doesn't seem like that complicated a hairstyle. It's similar to T2 but the NECA figure looks like they took the T2 sculpt and aged the face mostly.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/04/2e50a506ec1f47468c5af18c0fa3f1f7.jpg

http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/hot-toys-terminator-guardian-t-800/11537581_10152910589177344_7949499812695193719_o.j pg

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11228500_776602859118984_2341960352185726140_n.jpg ?oh=5ef42dce025e8fa676b83a29c7c7370e&oe=56A453E4

ApeManRyan
10-04-2015, 07:40 PM
It seems no one can get it right. It's not a bad figure though much nicer than I thought it would be.

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MaulFan
10-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Other than the hair I think it looks great and the prototype looked like his face was melting more than being older, the final figure actually looks good in this regard, it's clearly not Arnie in his prime.

snoop101
10-04-2015, 07:47 PM
Hot toys sculpt looks pretty spot on.

cyberden
10-04-2015, 11:30 PM
for those of you who were wondering if he can sit on the bike..
I just swapped ultimate's torso with the pescadero torso, to have a movie accurate look on the bike

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Dyson
10-05-2015, 01:24 AM
Awesome. Thanks :hi5:

a-dev
10-05-2015, 08:27 AM
Can that bike be bought like that or is it some sort of custom?

a-dev
10-06-2015, 09:28 AM
Got the Genisys wave 1 today. They're pretty good figures, the QC seems fine - I don't feel like the joints are going to break and the paint apps aren't bad at all.

The Guardian's hair does puff out more on one side than the other but it seems to be less noticeable in person. For some reason it photographs badly making his head look deformed but the figure overall is very solid, literally and otherwise. NECA, as always, have done a good job of capturing Arnie's silhouette - I very much see his 'old man' build here. It only loses points for not encompassing as much as it could based on the movie - no BD head or switch-out endo-forearm. And since the line is apparently going to be limited to the 3 figures we've seen these details won't be coming with a later figure.

The T-1000 is likewise pretty good. The likeness seems decent although I haven't spent years looking at this actor. They've done a reasonable job of making this one inclusive of various movie-based possibilities with a a BD torso and head and his throwing spear. I guess the biggest downer about this figure is that as it's another cop uniform he looks very similar to the T2 version AND he doesn't actually face off against the Guardian T-800 in the movie. His interactions are with Sarah and Reese, figures of whom are not going to be made. So it feels like we've got two pretty unrelated figures here.

I guess you could use your imagination and display Guardian facing off against a T1 Tech Noir T-800 figure - and that could have been movie accurate if only they'd have let him get his punk clothes in the movie. I guess not even a CGI bad-guy Arnold was allowed kill anyone. ''Not even off screen?'' 'Look we just really wanted to have Arnie say ''you won't be needing any clothes'''. Oh, I see.

JacktheRipper
10-06-2015, 06:22 PM
This is the bike I have displayed with my smaller scaled Terminators:
http://i59.tinypic.com/15zpj0z.jpg

MaulFan
10-06-2015, 06:31 PM
Hmm, and now the eBay searches begin.

a-dev
10-06-2015, 07:22 PM
I see various harleys on ebay but all the wrong colour. 1:10 scale right?

YankeesFanboy
10-06-2015, 10:33 PM
Yep, 1:10 scale, dev. :duff

cyberden
10-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Lads, the bike in question is a Harley Davidson Fatboy FLSTF, Black color, 1:10 Scale, brand Maisto.
Year is 1996 or 1999 I don't exactly remember
Happy hunting guys! :lol
In before everyone is posing their ultimate T800s in a bike lol

GasparZizou
10-07-2015, 11:46 AM
Way ahead of you.

Been searching for that bike at a reasonable price since Ultimate t800 was announced.

No luck so far :lol

a-dev
10-07-2015, 12:34 PM
Doesn't look like they can be got at the moment. There's one reasonable match but it's the wrong colour and I'm not one for painting.

cyberden
10-07-2015, 02:29 PM
Yeah I got mine a couple of years ago, there were several available.
I actually did a custom just like this guy, because there was no Ultimate T800 with articulated legs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehtvnIc3YSk

Oh and the bike is model 1999

The only innaccuracies on the bike are the missing Saddlebags, and it shouldn't have the front lights (the ones below the handlebars). I'm thinking on cutting those off, and also purchasing a different bike with saddlebags just to remove them and put them on the fatboy.


Edit: this is the actual bike used in the movie :wink1:

Terminator 2 Harley Fat Boy preserved - Motorbike Writer (http://motorbikewriter.com/terminator-2-harley-davidson-fat-boy-preserved/)

LipSmack
10-07-2015, 03:49 PM
Picked up a guardian Termie from my LCS, out of the 5 they had I got the one with the best Eye paint job, for such a plain figure I really am fond of it, havent put it down all day

will be getting the ultimate T2 next week hopefully

MaulFan
10-07-2015, 06:10 PM
Ultimate Sarah box art.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQqMGPOWgAAXzPD.jpg:large

JacktheRipper
10-07-2015, 06:23 PM
There are a few versions of that bike. Mine's a 2002. 1:10 is the scale I got. Picked it up at TRU. Wish I'd picked up a couple more. They were on sale for a couple of bucks.

LipSmack
10-07-2015, 06:26 PM
There are a few versions of that bike. Mine's a 2002. 1:10 is the scale I got. Picked it up at TRU. Wish I'd picked up a couple more. They were on sale for a couple of bucks.

Is necas figure scale about 1:10?

MaulFan
10-07-2015, 06:55 PM
Roughly, their figures are about 7" tall, which is about a 1/10 scale version of a 6 foot tall human.

YankeesFanboy
10-07-2015, 07:01 PM
Yeah, it's not exactly 1/10, but it's close enough. And NECA seems to be a lot more conscientious about keeping its figures to scale as opposed to, say, HT.

JacktheRipper
10-07-2015, 07:05 PM
Here's an old, crappy pic but you can see the scale with a McFarlane figure and I want to say that's a NECA Endo:
http://i60.tinypic.com/6rimc9.jpg

a-dev
10-07-2015, 07:29 PM
No that's the McFarlane Endo. The inaccuracy of that torso and the tiny plasma ''rifle'' astounded me even at the time.

LipSmack
10-08-2015, 02:45 PM
So im sure most of you have discussed this at length, but im just jumping in here. With Necas new direction with these "ultimate figs" what more do you guys want? (obviously all) so lets do top 3?

1. Kyle Reese- Biehn (redo of 84 is the obvious one, but I would love a Future Reese most of all)
2. Salvation John Connor (opening design)
3. Salvation Marcus (Blue trench coat would be ideal)

henzINNIT
10-08-2015, 04:55 PM
I like the Ultimate approach so far, I don't mind paying a little more to get a better arsenal with a character. I don't see the Arnold rereleases tempting me as I don't care about the leg articulation, so it's new characters/versions that I'm after (but it's a very smart way to get the figures back out there, and he's always good to anchor a line).

My top 3:

1.] 'Terminator 3' T-850 (I need an updated T3 Arnold in my life. Perfect fit for the ultimate line. The higher price point could allow for his coffin and weapons.)
2.] 'Terminator 3' T-X (The added articulation would work well for this character, and she has a good amount of interchangeable parts.)
3.] 'Terminator' Kyle Reese (I'm glad just to own him, but I think he would benefit most for an updated sculpt as he wasn't quite nailed the first time.)

I like a Future Kyle too but with so much tooling and not a lot of accessory options, maybe he'd be better served in a 2-pack with an endo or a future John.

a-dev
10-09-2015, 09:31 AM
Well, just no point whatsoever in even mentioning T2 John or T1 Sarah is there.

So I'll go with:

Tech Noir T-800 (clean and BD combo)
Police Shootout T-800 (clean and BD combo)
T3 T-850 (usual 3 head* set-up on clean body - alas that full BD version from the end would need to be a separate figure)

*clean sunglasses head/BD sunglasses head/some other BD head without sunglasses (can't really remember the stages of BD he went through)


I don't see much ''ultimate'' potential for Kyle Reese - not like you can switch out clothes like a Hot Toys figure (unless they go with softgoods *shudder*) - not like he needs multiple heads. I mean by all means make a Kyle Reese from the end of T1 with that other coat and make a 2029 version, I'll buy them, but it doesn't seem like they would be in this ''Ultimate'' sub-category of the line.

Dyson
10-09-2015, 11:07 AM
So im sure most of you have discussed this at length, but im just jumping in here. With Necas new direction with these "ultimate figs" what more do you guys want? (obviously all) so lets do top 3?

1. Kyle Reese- Biehn (redo of 84 is the obvious one, but I would love a Future Reese most of all)
2. Salvation John Connor (opening design)
3. Salvation Marcus (Blue trench coat would be ideal)
Those work for me. A Tech Noir T-800 and a T2 John :wink1:

GasparZizou
10-09-2015, 12:56 PM
Just got my T800s Love them. Seems NECA got a lot better with joints out of package, mine were smooth and firm.

a-dev
10-09-2015, 01:32 PM
How many T-800s did you get?

GasparZizou
10-09-2015, 01:33 PM
Just 2. One to keep MIB.

Thank god both came with perfect paint apps.

henzINNIT
10-09-2015, 02:45 PM
I don't see much ''ultimate'' potential for Kyle Reese - not like you can switch out clothes like a Hot Toys figure (unless they go with softgoods *shudder*) - not like he needs multiple heads. I mean by all means make a Kyle Reese from the end of T1 with that other coat and make a 2029 version, I'll buy them, but it doesn't seem like they would be in this ''Ultimate'' sub-category of the line.

He could come with bare arms to switch out the coat, and an extra head for his wounded later appearance I guess. He had a couple of different guns and his home made explosives too. You're right that he doesn't quite fit the 'ultimate' mold like the other figures so far have though.


*clean sunglasses head/BD sunglasses head/some other BD head without sunglasses (can't really remember the stages of BD he went through)

He takes a fair amount of head damage through the film with very little changes to his body. 3 head options would be easy. He has half his face burnt off by the TX toward the end, that'd make for a great sculpt.

a-dev
10-09-2015, 03:21 PM
He could come with bare arms to switch out the coat, and an extra head for his wounded later appearance I guess. He had a couple of different guns and his home made explosives too. You're right that he doesn't quite fit the 'ultimate' mold like the other figures so far have though.

Cool idea with the arms. Conceivably if they did that you could have both coats and an option to have him in just the vest as per the police interrogation and bomb-making scenes. Very good idea actually. Although, I doubt they'd do it for Reese. Unfortunately he's considered a ''side character'' pretty much.


He takes a fair amount of head damage through the film with very little changes to his body. 3 head options would be easy. He has half his face burnt off by the TX toward the end, that'd make for a great sculpt.

I've realised my memory of T3 is clearer than it has any right to be - he initially finds sunglasses in the first vehicle he steals - there's one headsculpt. Then he gets his face cut up and loses the sunglasses in the crane truck chase scene - another possible headsculpt. Later he steals what seems like an identical new pair of sunglasses at a gas station and he has those all the way up to the TX fight at the CRS facility - a third headsculpt. In the fight with the TX one side of his face is fried, some more endoskeleton exposed and his eye is bloodshot on that side - a fourth headsculpt. Then there's his final look where you can stupidly see through his head due to badly-referenced CGI work - a fifth headsculpt.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-09-2015, 03:30 PM
I've realised my memory of T3 is clearer than it has any right to be - he initially finds sunglasses in the first vehicle he steals - there's one headsculpt. Then he gets his face cut up and loses the sunglasses in the crane truck chase scene - another possible headsculpt. Later he steals what seems like an identical new pair of sunglasses at a gas station and he has those all the way up to the TX fight at the CRS facility - a third headsculpt. In the fight with the TX one side of his face is fried, some more endoskeleton exposed and his eye is bloodshot on that side - a fourth headsculpt. Then there's his final look where you can stupidly see through his head due to badly-referenced CGI work - a fifth headsculpt.

Sculpt #6 - SDCC exclusive

http://i.imgur.com/XVfgWft.jpg

:monkey3

a-dev
10-09-2015, 03:34 PM
**** it why not.

Incidentally the T-850 must have fashion-awareness subroutines in addition to his psychology ones. Otherwise why would he cast those sunglasses aside? He knew they were joke glasses?

GasparZizou
10-09-2015, 03:37 PM
That's true, Terminators are fashion as ****.

http://images6.alphacoders.com/400/400118.jpg

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-09-2015, 03:40 PM
**** it why not.

Incidentally the T-850 must have fashion-awareness subroutines in addition to his psychology ones. Otherwise why would he cast those sunglasses aside?

Yeah, and why would he get new glasses at the gas station? What was the thought process behind that decision? He doesn't need them. Does he want to look good before the world ends?

henzINNIT
10-09-2015, 05:02 PM
^ In fairness to that in T3, the Terminator never needed sunglasses beyond the first film. It just looked cool and became a thing.


Cool idea with the arms. Conceivably if they did that you could have both coats and an option to have him in just the vest as per the police interrogation and bomb-making scenes. Very good idea actually. Although, I doubt they'd do it for Reese. Unfortunately he's considered a ''side character'' pretty much.

I agree, though he is surely the 2nd biggest character to pull from the first film if Neca want to milk the ultimate line. With 3 figures confirmed from T2, a new Reese isn't a total impossibility.

MaulFan
10-09-2015, 05:05 PM
^ In fairness to that in T3, the Terminator never needed sunglasses beyond the first film. It just looked cool and became a thing.

It works in T2 though, it's a laugh right after a scare thinking he's going to harm the bar owner. It gets ridiculous in T3 because first he puts on silly glasses, and as mentioned, how would he know good ones from bad ones. Then later, after he loses them, he jumps at a chance to replace them. In T3 they're only comedy and that's what rubs people the wrong way.

YankeesFanboy
10-09-2015, 05:38 PM
Any T-850, in any scale from any company, better come with a hand you can talk to.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-09-2015, 05:38 PM
^ In fairness to that in T3, the Terminator never needed sunglasses beyond the first film. It just looked cool and became a thing.


It works in T2 though, it's a laugh right after a scare thinking he's going to harm the bar owner. It gets ridiculous in T3 because first he puts on silly glasses, and as mentioned, how would he know good ones from bad ones. Then later, after he loses them, he jumps at a chance to replace them. In T3 they're only comedy and that's what rubs people the wrong way.


Well, apparently there's a reason for the glasses in T2. According to Cameron,


We wanted T-800 to change, and we wanted Sarah to change; she starts out one way, becomes fixated on that, ends up becoming more of a machine that he does. We wanted the two of them to change characters as the film went on: she becomes the Terminator while he becomes a human being. And it's partly through the Terminator's transformation that she understands what humanity really is.


As Cameron himself explains, there are two transitions occurring: over the course of the film, Sarah becomes the Terminator and the T-800 becomes a human being — both of which are symbolized by the sunglasses (or lack thereof)

The sunglasses are an important story device in The Terminator and T2. In the first movie they meant to dehumanize T-800 more and more as the movie progresses and as he takes on more damage, becoming less and less human-like in appearance. In T2...the sunglasses have an even deeper meaning and message. The sunglasses symbolize his gradual transformation — he wears the sunglasses in the beginning when he is nothing more than a killer with a blank mind and loses them when he's starting his journey to become more human...

I'm not sure I buy all that, but it kind of makes sense, but then again, anything can have a "meaning" or be a metaphor if you look hard enough. :lol I guess in T3, the T 850 transforms into Elton John, then decides he rather be a robot instead.

MaulFan
10-09-2015, 05:51 PM
Whether you buy into it or not, I do believe everything Cameron did had purpose. I don't even know who directed T3 but it's clear watching the movie that there was no deep concepts being explored. The moral lesson was nothing new to Terminator, the T-800/850 was a gag more than anything. The movie has moments but gets too silly at times, I still find it the weakest of the 5 Terminator movies. Genisys has plenty of problems, but I think it actually has some interesting observations about how now it's not just eventually turning military over to computers, but how everyone in every facet of life wants everything connected and intertwined through electronics.

a-dev
10-09-2015, 06:01 PM
Whether you buy into it or not, I do believe everything Cameron did had purpose. I don't even know who directed T3 but it's clear watching the movie that there was no deep concepts being explored. The moral lesson was nothing new to Terminator, the T-800/850 was a gag more than anything. The movie has moments but gets too silly at times.

And that's with the Sgt. Candy scene taken out. (speaking of Sgt Candy, that guy should have been investigated for the murders of 17 police officers)

Agreed, it is the weakest of all the films. It has the least to offer. ''Judgement day is inevitable''.....oh.

MaulFan
10-09-2015, 06:07 PM
And Nick Stahl is the worst actor to play Connor, the guy from T2 was better and he didn't speak :lol Seriously though, Stahl is almost as whiny as Furlong, but Furlong was a kid so it works, adult Connor should be better.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-09-2015, 06:20 PM
And Nick Stahl is the worst actor to play Connor, the guy from T2 was better and he didn't speak :lol Seriously though, Stahl is almost as whiny as Furlong, but Furlong was a kid so it works, adult Connor should be better.

Stahl has a punchable face and in no way did he do the character justice. The only thing I liked about him was his reaction when he finds out he's dead in the future, "Oh...well, that... sucks." Always makes me smile when I see it.

YankeesFanboy
10-09-2015, 06:33 PM
And that's with the Sgt. Candy scene taken out. (speaking of Sgt Candy, that guy should have been investigated for the murders of 17 police officers)

That's an outstanding point. :duff


And Nick Stahl is the worst actor to play Connor, the guy from T2 was better and he didn't speak :lol Seriously though, Stahl is almost as whiny as Furlong, but Furlong was a kid so it works, adult Connor should be better.


Stahl has a punchable face and in no way did he do the character justice. The only thing I liked about him was his reaction when he finds out he's dead in the future, "Oh...well, that... sucks." Always makes me smile when I see it.

If you dislike Nick Stahl, I highly recommend Bully. :lol

scarrviper
10-09-2015, 06:50 PM
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5632/21437522203_9af4e21bba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yEmUtM)T-800 (https://flic.kr/p/yEmUtM) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Broke down and picked up my first terminator figure today. Very impressed overall with ultimate T-800. My only real gripe is that his minigun is warped to hell. Hopefully I can fix that with some boiling water. Everything else is perfect.

a-dev
10-09-2015, 06:58 PM
Broke down and picked up my first terminator figure today. Very impressed overall with ultimate T-800. My only real gripe is that his minigun is warped to hell. Hopefully I can fix that with some boiling water. Everything else is perfect.

That never worked for me. The gun or leg or whatever it might be would just revert to its warped shape after a short time.

MaulFan
10-09-2015, 07:02 PM
Unfortunately NECA tries to keep packaging so small sometimes that they affect the figure inside where most collectors would happily pay extra for a better size package. Happened with their 12" tall Godzilla, the box was just big enough but the spot where his spines on his back went was tight and they all came out with different levels of bending and warping. With some heat and effort it was fixable but it also could be avoided in the first place.

GasparZizou
10-09-2015, 07:05 PM
That never worked for me. The gun or leg or whatever it might be would just revert to its warped shape after a short time.

Have you tried putting it in iced water immediately after? It should not have to warp again at all.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-09-2015, 07:13 PM
That's an outstanding point. :duff





If you dislike Nick Stahl, I highly recommend Bully. :lol

Oh, I don't dislike him...I don't think, it's just his John Connor that I don't like. I thought he was fine in Sin City, but then again, Bruce Willis shot him in the balls and crushed his head. :lol

henzINNIT
10-11-2015, 04:15 PM
I'm probably in a small minority, but T3 is far away the best non-Cameron sequel in my opinion, and Stahl was also my favourite on-screen John Connor.

jye4ever
10-11-2015, 05:50 PM
You're effing crazy!

But you're allowed to be, so please continue.

His last name matches his career path, it stalled alright, right into oblivion.

MaulFan
10-11-2015, 06:15 PM
Stahl's acting makes Arnold look Oscar worthy.

snoop101
10-11-2015, 06:53 PM
He wasn't that bad.

marty
10-12-2015, 02:57 PM
I picked up a new Neca endoskeleton. The body looks horrible compared to McFarlane Cult Classics, and I couldn't even get it to stand up on it's own. I bought it for the gun mainly as McFarlane's gun was obviously a sick joke they played on everybody and it was bothering me for 5 years. But I ended up doing a head swap as the Neca head has better detail and the mouth and teeth look better. More importantly it is actually the right size for the McFarlane body. The McFarlane had a beetlejuice shrunken head thing going on. I was worried the color might not match looking at them next to each other. But once attached, you cannot notice the difference.

MaulFan
10-12-2015, 04:07 PM
I understand NECA's may have trouble standing, but looking at the two side by side, NECA looks like the movie robot much more than McFarlane, I don't know what McFarlane based theirs on.

http://i1.wp.com/www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/McFarlane-NECA-Terminator-003.jpg

a-dev
10-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Sculpt - NECA (the more recent headsculpt mind you, not the one in that picture above)
Articulation - McFarlane

KoBE
10-12-2015, 04:38 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/12/77446c78348f0fd9ea1e5a0145f275bc.jpg

McF's looks pretty accurate to me

snoop101
10-12-2015, 04:40 PM
LMFAO^^^

:lol

GasparZizou
10-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Proportion-wise it's not quite there, Neca has it beat there, but it's a nice figure nonetheless.

The fact that it still holds up well enough for comparisons with a recent figure speaks very well of the McF one.

Jace Madan
10-12-2015, 05:26 PM
It's mostly in the chest and the head for the McFarlane one. The head is too small and the chest is slightly the wrong shape. As well, a lot of the detail work like the "stamped metal" indentations are in the slightly in the wrong area or the wrong size and shape.

YankeesFanboy
10-12-2015, 08:36 PM
I understand NECA's may have trouble standing, but looking at the two side by side, NECA looks like the movie robot much more than McFarlane, I don't know what McFarlane based theirs on.

http://i1.wp.com/www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/McFarlane-NECA-Terminator-003.jpg

I could be mistaken, but hasn't Tankman claimed Todd didn't really care about accuracy?

MaulFan
10-12-2015, 10:26 PM
Well I do know McFarlane's done stuff without full licensing, if I recall correct they released a Scream Ghost Face figure without a license for it and I thought I heard something fishy with the T2 T-800 and thus no Arnold likeness, cuz they did Sarah and T-1000 fine and I believe T2 license comes with Arnold's likeness unlike T1 and other films.

Dyson
10-12-2015, 10:41 PM
Yeah the way I remember it. They had the license for the Ghostface costume but not the movie. That's why there was running change to the package and poster changing it from SCREAM to Ghostface. I think tried to bypass Arnold and Robert Patrick royalties by using the damaged special EFX props as their base of their scuplts . That's why there wasn't a normal head for either Terminator. Arnolds people denied them and they opted to damage the T-800s headsculpt further.

Animal Mother.
10-13-2015, 07:03 AM
I could be remembering things wrong but I thought Arnold backed out last minute on that figure cause he was getting touchy about having his likeness associated with guns. Which is why the Mattel Jack Slater figure didn't come with one. Funny that a little after that t2 figure, t3 came out and mcf did a full line with likeness and s-load of guns

MaulFan
10-13-2015, 07:14 AM
It's all about the contracts that are signed, T3 may have signed him with little input on merchandise where T2 may have given him more control.

I recently learned that Ghost Face was a full on costume prior to Scream and the filmmakers found it and used it but the costume shop holds the copyrights to the design so you could do a figure paying only them if you make no mention of the film.

DiFabio
10-13-2015, 09:12 AM
My favorite Endo figure are these two,


216744
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a-dev
10-13-2015, 09:20 AM
Yeah the way I remember it. They had the license for the Ghostface costume but not the movie. That's why there was running change to the package and poster changing it from SCREAM to Ghostface. I think tried to bypass Arnold and Robert Patrick royalties by using the damaged special EFX props as their base of their scuplts . That's why there wasn't a normal head for either Terminator. Arnolds people denied them and they opted to damage the T-800s headsculpt further.

I was so disappointed when I saw the final headsculpt on that Movie Maniacs 4 T-800. Nevertheless I bought it and still had quite a bit of enthusiasm for it as it was of a much higher standard than anything else I'd ever had by that time. And with the NECA head it remains a favourite even today.

MaulFan
10-13-2015, 09:48 AM
I was so disappointed when I saw the final headsculpt on that Movie Maniacs 4 T-800. Nevertheless I bought it and still had quite a bit of enthusiasm for it as it was of a much higher standard than anything else I'd ever had by that time. And with the NECA head it remains a favourite even today.

How easy is a head transplant?

a-dev
10-13-2015, 10:11 AM
Not all that easy by my experience. I used the plug from a spare NECA T-800 which after the operation was rendered

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/Funnies/11021159_1571359743110610_7748562331011243360_n_zp stmjglkra.jpg (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/a-dev/media/Funnies/11021159_1571359743110610_7748562331011243360_n_zp stmjglkra.jpg.html)

the plug fits perfectly into the McFarlane torso but as I said it's a case of destroying one figure to help another one reach its full potential.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-13-2015, 01:14 PM
http://i.imgur.com/FKjRcWy.jpg

scarrviper
10-13-2015, 01:42 PM
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5765/22155392111_eb69cf44fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zKNbca)Terminator (https://flic.kr/p/zKNbca) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

GasparZizou
10-13-2015, 01:52 PM
I'm loving this figure.

That package is ace, so is Sarah's.

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-02-2015, 01:12 PM
11 interchangeable parts (3 heads, 2 forearms, 5 hands, 1 battle-damaged shirt front) plus pistol accessory with functional holster.


http://i.imgur.com/XqBqyc9.jpg


Love that head sculpt :yess:

http://i.imgur.com/GgxCZiJ.jpg


Interchangeable chest piece :blissy

http://i.imgur.com/5fsJCMr.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/PJD4mRf.jpg

GasparZizou
11-02-2015, 01:57 PM
I ****ing love you Neca.

MaulFan
11-02-2015, 03:09 PM
My local TRU still hasn't gotten the Genisys figures yet, a local comic shop has them but want $8 more than TRU, but I'm almost getting impatient. The figure looks much nicer in person than any photos I've seen of it so far, I definitely want it.

S. Griffin
11-02-2015, 03:29 PM
11 interchangeable parts (3 heads, 2 forearms, 5 hands, 1 battle-damaged shirt front) plus pistol accessory with functional holster.


http://i.imgur.com/XqBqyc9.jpg
.



Love that head sculpt :yess:

http://i.imgur.com/GgxCZiJ.jpg


Interchangeable chest piece :blissy

http://i.imgur.com/5fsJCMr.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/PJD4mRf.jpg

Too bad they moved the pistol grip hand from the left to the right for some inexplicable reason. Looks weird with the holster over on the other side.

a-dev
11-02-2015, 03:59 PM
I don't think it's a case of them ''moving'' it, more that they simply aren't providing a pistol-holding left hand - they provided both a left and right trigger hand with the previous T-1000 figures (I think)

Figure looks good. The legs do kinda look shorter so I think this one might be shorter overall than the earlier figures just like the Ultimate T-800. The fully split head would have been a better choice than the mid-healing one though. That mid-heal head looks weird because, as people may recall from the previous release, one side of the face is separately molded and glued onto the other, with a very obvious seam. There was no such weirdness with the fully split head and the visual impact of that one is greater anyway; I would think most people would have preferred it.

I will certainly buy one anyway. I'd love to replace a few of my older figures all of which suffered breakages and/or warping of the legs but I feel like that's rewarding NECA for the **** up the previous Galleria and Pescadero T-1000 figures were.

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Too bad they moved the pistol grip hand from the left to the right for some inexplicable reason. Looks weird with the holster over on the other side.

I don't mind that he's holding the gun in his right hand instead of the left. He's a machine, he should be ambidextrous. :lol

S. Griffin
11-02-2015, 04:23 PM
I don't think it's a case of them ''moving'' it, more that they simply aren't providing a pistol-holding left hand - they provided both a left and right trigger hand with the previous T-1000 figures (I think)



Yeah, you're right. They did. Still weird, though. I don't think Robert Patrick ever holds the pistol in his right hand in T2, since he's left handed. Odd that they'd lose the correct one out of the two hands.

a-dev
11-02-2015, 04:30 PM
If memory serves he uses his left hand in the galleria and his right hand in Pescadero when he's firing and running at the same time.

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-02-2015, 04:37 PM
If memory serves he uses his left hand in the galleria and his right hand in Pescadero when he's firing and running at the same time.

You're right, and the battle damaged chest piece goes with that scene as well.

S. Griffin
11-02-2015, 04:49 PM
Need screen caps. Don't doubt, just want to see (My T2 blu-ray won't play for some reason)

snoop101
11-02-2015, 04:50 PM
They gave him the wrong handgun in those pictures.

S. Griffin
11-02-2015, 05:00 PM
They gave him the wrong handgun in those pictures.

You're right. That's not the T-1000's Beretta.

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-02-2015, 05:04 PM
Need screen caps. Don't doubt, just want to see (My T2 blu-ray won't play for some reason)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HwXiBV31X4

P.
11-02-2015, 05:05 PM
If memory serves he uses his left hand in the galleria and his right hand in Pescadero when he's firing and running at the same time.yep, Cameron made both his terminators fully ambidextrous. that was very cool and thoughtful.

DiFabio
11-02-2015, 06:54 PM
I'm passing on the Ultimate T-1000. Doesn't look any different from previous versions save for four joints in the legs. T-1000 is one of the worst experiences I've ever had with NECA and quality control be it paint or broken joints. That cheap black plastic they used in the arm joints is horrible. I wouldn't recommend swapping out the arms too often. Hell, I didn't even mess with mine that often and they eventually fell apart.


Just give me that awesome Sarah Connor.

a-dev
11-03-2015, 09:42 AM
NECA's QC has been pretty decent lately as far as I know so I wouldn't expect a repeat of the horrible QC from the initial T-1000s unless by sheer coincidence they happen to fall back on this particular figure.

MaulFan
11-03-2015, 10:49 AM
I know NECA still has some issues, but I feel like Terminator marked the end of an era known heavily for QC issues. I bought two of the same Jack Sparrow to have the shoulder hinge break. I've had a T-1000 elbow break. None of my more recent figures have had problems other than maybe paint slop, but not breaking, and the only one that even makes me nervous is Keaton Batamn because his arms are thin and of course, the elbow joints, which is a worry with Sarah.

a-dev
11-03-2015, 10:59 AM
I'm amazed at how little breakage some of you guys reported on the initial T-1000s. I bought quite a lot of them, some from the US and some from the UK - my list of parts that didn't break would be much shorter than the list of parts that just crumbled away.

MaulFan
11-03-2015, 11:07 AM
Based on some experience with NECA prior to the T2 line, I approached them with caution. Plus all the tails on here, I've limited posing. The one T-1000 breakage may not have even happened naturally, it broken in a box in storage so it could have easily just been weight on the weaker joint.

jye4ever
11-03-2015, 11:09 AM
All of my Neca stuff is good, just wish that my 1/4 89 Batman, Cap and Chicken Man would stop falling onto my wife's foot.

221174

henzINNIT
11-03-2015, 01:56 PM
They gave him the wrong handgun in those pictures.

That was pointed out to Randy on Twitter. He said he's looking into it. It will likely be corrected before release.

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-03-2015, 04:49 PM
That was pointed out to Randy on Twitter. He said he's looking into it. It will likely be corrected before release.

Cool, I'm sure he's working on it as we speak...

http://i.imgur.com/MP2Y9l7.gif

:monkey3

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-03-2015, 05:30 PM
http://i.imgur.com/jrorKiD.jpg

MaulFan
11-03-2015, 05:55 PM
Here's a larger copy, tweet says available next month.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS63KqSW4AEeeZN.jpg:large

Jason Marko
11-03-2015, 05:58 PM
Im probably going to get 2 of her. Hopefully it looks good when its released.

Dave McFly
11-07-2015, 01:09 AM
221854

I LOVE my Ultimate T800, my ONLY things I do not care for are:
while nice to have a head with his face blasted partially off it does not match the rest of the body, I would have been happier with a head with bullet holes around the side of his head near his eyes like the aftermath of the police shoot out at the Cyberdyne lobby.
the black gloved hands, I would have loved to have non gloved hands as an option
other than that I LOVE the figure the goodies he comes with is awesome :yess:.

PS if anybody has a head for this scale T800 with the bullet wounds to the face I would gladly trade my face blown off showing one of the eye head ;).

Jace Madan
11-07-2015, 01:53 AM
221854

I LOVE my Ultimate T800, my ONLY things I do not care for are:
while nice to have a head with his face blasted partially off it does not match the rest of the body, I would have been happier with a head with bullet holes around the side of his head near his eyes like the aftermath of the police shoot out at the Cyberdyne lobby.
the black gloved hands, I would have loved to have non gloved hands as an option
other than that I LOVE the figure the goodies he comes with is awesome :yess:.

PS if anybody has a head for this scale T800 with the bullet wounds to the face I would gladly trade my face blown off showing one of the eye head ;).

They did make a head with some bullet holes and tearing on the forehead and cheek, it came with the final battle and steel mill versions of the T-800. They probably go for a pretty penny now though...

Dave McFly
11-07-2015, 01:57 AM
yeah I saw. I just wish this figure had the mildly effed up head instead of the 20% of his face blown off. I am sure that head matches a figure with a severed arm, and visible endo torso and messed up knees and exposed knuckles etc. But this figure with the exception of some bullet holes on his back is too clean to have a head with right side of it's face blown off :p.

MaulFan
11-07-2015, 04:51 AM
Being true to the movie, any damaged head would also need at least a damaged chest.

NECA could have done swap out chests like the T-1000.

- Black shirt, flesh hands and sunglasses head, Galleria T-800
- Grey shirt, glove hands, clean head without sunglasses, Cyberdyne T-800
- Damged chest, glove hands, stage 1 damage head, Cyberdyne shootout T-800

Dave McFly
11-07-2015, 02:48 PM
I like how you think :hi5:

TWayne
11-08-2015, 03:08 PM
Here's a larger copy, tweet says available next month.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS63KqSW4AEeeZN.jpg:large


Holy McBallsack that is gosh damn amazing looking. I can't wait for this figure, its going to look so good with Arnie. We really need a John to make this set complete.

I also really want Ultimate T-1 figures, of Arnie, Kyle and Sarah. Is that too much to ask?!? haha...

a-dev
11-08-2015, 04:40 PM
NECA have gone pretty high in my book with the Terminator/Robocop/Alien/Predator collection I have thanks to them.

The likes of T1 Sarah, T2 John and Harrigan from Predator 2 would really and truly make NECA untouchable to me. Those are the kinds of characters that are hugely important in their respective films but which are, alas, seemingly very unlikely as action figures. NECA have made quite a few things that it seemed would never happen, I'd love it if they could push the boat out a little more and make those guys. Trouble is they require actor likeness rights and they'd sell only to hardcore fans of these films which is undoubtedly the reasoning for not making them.

kevchan1103
11-09-2015, 01:11 AM
T-800 is great, looking forward to Sarah Connor and T-1000 Ultimate~

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The Clown Prince of Crime
11-09-2015, 08:20 AM
Great photo :clap

GasparZizou
11-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Oh that's just awesome.

Dave McFly
11-11-2015, 12:53 AM
T-800 is great, looking forward to Sarah Connor and T-1000 Ultimate~

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"Say, that's a nice bike"

MaulFan
11-11-2015, 11:31 AM
From Toyark.

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henzINNIT
11-11-2015, 01:11 PM
Kind of want this even though the film sucked. Might be good fodder for a T3 custom.

ApeManRyan
11-11-2015, 01:24 PM
I think the battle damage version will be the best of the 3. Looks great!

MaulFan
11-12-2015, 07:14 PM
There's been some debated, I can now show proof, not sure where NECA came up with the chest damage but it's not in the movie.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/696/22975340285_b5178b7be8_o.jpg

I picked up Guardian today.

Overally, a really nice figure in terms of quality, value's a bit low since you pay the same price as more elaborate figures and only get a gun. A BD second head would have sweetened the deal.

One thing I appreciate NECA doing is making these figures with the same overall look and quality as the previous Terminator figures so it all looks like it fits together if you build a full NECA Terminator collection.

The portrait is definitely an older Arnie compared to the other NECA sculpts. The only things really off for me are the lack of wrinkles which would help it to look more like he's older, and the hair having a rounder shape on top than being flattened to almost look T2 style. Without the wrinkles in his face, it almost looks like it could be someone else's portrait, rather than old Arnie, it looks like a young face overall, it's only having so many other NECA T-800s and being familiar with Arnie's face that I see it as an older version of him.

snoop101
11-12-2015, 08:54 PM
I think Neca based the chest Battle damage off of the concept art.

http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5592e8136bb3f76d56169e96-1200-924/terminator-genisys-arnold-schwarzenegger-makeup%20.jpg

a-dev
11-12-2015, 09:12 PM
Good catch there. Looks like it. Ah well, I don't care too much in this case.

YankeesFanboy
11-13-2015, 12:09 AM
I took a look at the Guardian in person at TRU a few days ago. Echoing MaulFan, it's a really spiffy-looking figure.

henzINNIT
11-13-2015, 03:26 PM
From my experience, a lot of figures made in/near time for a film's release are based on concept art and can differ from the final product. Some times the differences are substantial.

MaulFan
11-13-2015, 03:32 PM
I'll be curious if Hot Toys updates their BD portrait which is also based on early concept art. I don't mind the damage on the NECA, it's subtle enough, if it were as heavy as the T2 I might find it too much given the lack of other heavy damage on him.

TooNiche
11-22-2015, 07:16 AM
Neca at New Jersey Comic Expo ~ What'cha Reading? (http://whatchareading.com/neca-at-new-jersey-comic-expo/)

Sarah Connor at New Jersey Comic Expo. (And Alien/s Cinemachines).

a-dev
11-22-2015, 08:33 AM
According to that there will be ''vehicles from T2'' in the Cinemachines line. :yess:

Also, I want their dioramas.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/T2%20scenes/IMG_1912_zps1utorsxw.jpg (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/a-dev/media/T2%20scenes/IMG_1912_zps1utorsxw.jpg.html)

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-22-2015, 01:20 PM
Are the cinema vehicles in scale with the figures or are they separate small vehicle replicas? I have no interest in a HK vehicle, but a bike for the T-800 would be an instant buy.

a-dev
11-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Well the offerings from the line so far include the Alien/Aliens derelict spaceship and the Marine's dropship, I think that should answer your question :D

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-22-2015, 01:25 PM
Well the offerings from the line so far include the Alien/Aliens derelict spaceship and the Marine's dropship, I think that should answer your question :D

Yeah, I just saw the pics. Not my thing...unless they make the Interceptor (Mad Max).

a-dev
11-22-2015, 01:29 PM
I'm very interested despite the fact they won't be in scale with eachother let alone the figures. Presumably the T2 offerings will be the flying and ground HKs. I'm guessing they won't do contemporary vehicles like the liquid Nitrogen truck etc.

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-22-2015, 01:33 PM
I'm very interested despite the fact they won't be in scale with eachother let alone the figures. Presumably the T2 offerings will be the flying and ground HKs. I'm guessing they won't do contemporary vehicles like the liquid Nitrogen truck etc.

The HKs make sense, also the HK tanks. I can see people creating some cool dioramas and display areas with those vehicles.

MaulFan
11-22-2015, 05:19 PM
I'm curious about this line, but I have a hunch these vehicles will run at least $30, in the grand scheme, fairly cheap, just out of my range to go far with it, that's 1 or 2 figures for that price.

a-dev
11-22-2015, 07:41 PM
I won't be looking to make dioramas or anything with these, only to have them represented in my collection for relatively cheap. A one of each (set?) policy will do.

Jace Madan
11-22-2015, 08:18 PM
I'm curious about this line, but I have a hunch these vehicles will run at least $30, in the grand scheme, fairly cheap, just out of my range to go far with it, that's 1 or 2 figures for that price.

On twitter Randy says the vehicles will run under $25. He also says they are about 6", which of course will vary on the actual shape of the vehicle.

Caped Baldy
11-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Is Sarah Connor scheduled to ship end of November or sometime in December? Wondering if she'll even reach the UK before the year's end of if I'll be waiting until 2016. Mind you, last year around mid-late December Aliens series 3 and bunch of other NECA stuff arrived over here literally 3 days after hitting stores in the US, just in time for Christmas. Was probably a lucky spell but I guess it depends on when they're dispatched from the factories in China.

Definitely my most anticipated upcoming figure from NECA, which is saying a lot considering this year alone I've bought their a large majority of their Aliens line, Ultimate Leatherface + Arnie, Godzilla 54, 1/4 Reeve and Penguin, etc. I think the fact that Linda's portrayal of the character is so iconic and there's been a massive void of no figures of her for so many years, makes her that much more wanted for me at least.

TooNiche
11-24-2015, 03:40 PM
#t2sday #CINEMACHINES Reveal
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P.
11-24-2015, 05:02 PM
excellent news, about time those classic machines appeared instead of those dumb things from t4.

jaxon
11-24-2015, 10:56 PM
Would love neca to do the concept Spider Tank from T2 as well. If not, happy with this announcement!

EndoSickness
11-25-2015, 12:16 AM
NECA IS ********* BRINGING T2 AERIAL AND GROUND HK´S?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
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:yess:
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Lord Freezer
11-25-2015, 04:15 AM
Thanks Neca!!!!

ApeManRyan
11-26-2015, 10:16 AM
Decided to mess around with the Guardian figure today and saw a review with the guy using a Dutch figure as a representation of the young Arnie. Didn't have the clean version so used the battle version. Pretty happy.
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The Skull
11-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Cool shot!!!!

ApeManRyan
11-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Cool shot!!!!
Thanks pete! I hope all is well.

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Dave McFly
11-27-2015, 03:44 PM
I absolutely LOVE my Ultimate T800 I currently have him rocking the sunglasses head and holding the lever action shotgun in a 2 handed pose as he was when he confronts the T1000 in the mall hallway.

MaulFan
11-27-2015, 07:32 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/678/22732685233_1f080a1c7e_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5806/22732685183_77fe08069b_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5709/23251469512_9b9e8f9d31_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/684/22991898209_a2bcc08602_b.jpg

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https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/578/22731450784_054059a3c0_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5820/23359822225_a2bd3bd999_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5676/23359822215_087ec0fc68_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/660/23064029760_34e944c2a0_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5638/22991898089_fdce3450c6_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/630/23359822125_74e2664f87_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5667/23277255461_3fc3128d6d_b.jpg

Dave McFly
11-27-2015, 08:03 PM
:clap

a-dev
11-28-2015, 06:44 AM
Good ol' Maulfan pics like back in the day :clap

I still think it would have made more sense in Terminator Genisys to have Pops fighting a clothed Tech Noir T-800. Surely it would have been easier to film (and been much cooler for us to see). I'm sure their logic was that Pops and Sarah knew where and when he would arrive so as to ambush him immediately (hence no chance to get clothes) but they screw that logic by not having Sarah already in position with that cannon. In a proper ambush it wouldn't have even come to a hand-to-hand fight between Pops and the '84 T-800, they simply could have shot him down instantly with the appropriate weapon rather than Pop's useless shotgun.

MaulFan
11-28-2015, 07:28 AM
I'm excited for the Pops figure, I enjoy the movie enough and more so Arnie's performance. Having taken pics now, I really wish the hair was different on Guardian, it just looks too T2. I actually kind of want thr Hot Toys Guardian, I kind of like old T-800.

a-dev
11-28-2015, 07:35 AM
It's kinda T2ish but not quite. If an actual T2 T-800 figure had Guardian's hair I'd be disappointed. Thankfully I think NECA nailed it on their T2 line.

Still doubt I'll buy the Hot Toys Guardian but one never knows for sure.

MaulFan
11-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Well yeah, it would be as wrong for T2, but it's definitely closer in overall shape to that look than Genisys. The face came out really good though, looks much nicer than their prototype photo made it look, and Pops looks even better, though I may repaint the hair if it comes out as white as it looks in NECA's photos.

a-dev
11-28-2015, 09:55 AM
I have 2 Pops on order. I was going to order a third for a custom but in the interests of spending less money I might leave it at two and maybe do the custom on the second - I think a full endoskeleton arm looks more interesting than the shoulder stump the figure provides. However my original plan would have involved some serious carving up of the figure - I'd like to avoid that and find an easier, less destructive way of doing it, I hope it can be done.

Next up though is Sarah Connor. Can't wait for her.

MaulFan
11-28-2015, 11:15 AM
Yes, very eager for Sarah, and I'm curious how Pops' stump will work for swapping out, hopefully the method is not fragile.

a-dev
11-28-2015, 01:01 PM
Yeah could be a difficult swap-out, not much to grip on to but all the T-800s have been very sturdy, I haven't had a single one of them break so it would be a first. Sarah and the T-1000 with their relatively smaller joints however....the recent Reeve Superman has me worried again.

Debating what looks to go for with the 3 Sarahs I've ordered. Could go one for one of each look - Assassin, ''No Fate'' and Steel Mill. But then again there's more than one Steel Mill part I'd like to recreate in which case I'd leave out the ''No Fate'' version (relatively boring). Not much of a good toy ''context'' for such a figure without having a diorama or something. Whereas a Steel Mill version of Sarah can interact with the T-800 and T-1000 with or without a diorama. Obviously dioramas would be cooler in all cases but that's not possible.

Dave McFly
11-28-2015, 01:06 PM
me I am excited for the Ultimate T1000 he will look so bad ass next to Ultimate T800

The Clown Prince of Crime
11-28-2015, 05:51 PM
me I am excited for the Ultimate T1000 he will look so bad ass next to Ultimate T800

Yeah, he's the best looking figure in the T2 line, imo.

Dave McFly
11-29-2015, 12:27 AM
I dunno the T800 is pretty bad ass the only thing I would have changed was a less damaged head

Bo Shrek
12-04-2015, 08:46 PM
Saw the Genisys line at my TRU.....$34.99!!! WFT!! I know NECA is working hard to bring these Collectables to us but there is a certain price point that goes beyond reason. I know the exchange rate is bad but the price is "ridiculous". Oh and those ALIEN eggs where $39.99?? WTF

Jay1138
12-07-2015, 05:13 AM
Looking forward to Pops late this month, or probably January.

Lord Freezer
12-08-2015, 09:09 AM
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The Clown Prince of Crime
12-08-2015, 11:25 AM
Nice. The sunglasses could be a little better, but maybe it's the HD close up. In had it should be fine. It looks like Linda Hamilton

YankeesFanboy
12-08-2015, 06:56 PM
It looks great, especially at this scale.

GasparZizou
12-08-2015, 09:51 PM
She's looking awesome, love her mass shooter look.

jye4ever
12-09-2015, 04:24 AM
:horror :horror :horror :horror

Oh wait, i'm in the USA......yup, good one Gaspar.

Bo Shrek
12-09-2015, 09:24 AM
Gonna pass at $34.99+12% tax at Canadian TRU

MaulFan
12-16-2015, 07:49 PM
http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah1.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah2.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah3.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah4.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah5.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah6.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah7.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah8.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah9.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah10.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah11.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah12.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah13.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah14.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah15.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah16.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah17.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-51908_Sarah_Connor1.jpg

http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah_Conner_Pkg1.jpg


http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah_Conner_Pkg2.jpg


http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1300x-Sarah_Conner_Pkg3.jpg

a-dev
12-16-2015, 08:04 PM
Hmmm, those are the first pics that have made me slightly wonder about her proportions - length of neck, length of torso and legs. I'm not sure if they're quite right...she seems a little on the spindly side in some of those pics....

MaulFan
12-16-2015, 08:16 PM
That's because previous shots were the 2 up prototype, these are the actual figure that will be shipping to us.

FriendlyPiranha
12-17-2015, 07:07 AM
Honestly, I think she looks horrible. I'm really disappointed.

Caped Baldy
12-17-2015, 09:16 AM
Can't wait to see more shots of her when she starts hitting stores.

DioramaMaker
12-17-2015, 09:30 AM
Honestly, I think she looks fantasic. I'm really excited.

Fixed that for you.

Especially when you think about the McFarlane Sarah.

Bo Shrek
12-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Looks great but knowing it will be NECA’s current TRU Canadian pricing of $34.99 to $39.99, I’ll be sure passing. I’m reminded of what Watta said in TPM….”No Neca figure is worth $40.00"

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The Clown Prince of Crime
12-17-2015, 10:15 AM
I like the way she looks. I prefer the ponytail heads, but the hair on the steel mill head reminds me of the Beast...kind of ironic.

http://i.imgur.com/XqHKIof.jpg

ApeManRyan
12-17-2015, 12:15 PM
I think she looks good.

GasparZizou
12-17-2015, 03:54 PM
She came out looking great.

a-dev
12-17-2015, 04:55 PM
Got the 10 day processing notification email from BBTS about both Sarah Connor and the T:Genisys 2017 Pops figure.

Caped Baldy
12-17-2015, 05:53 PM
I held off on buying any Genisys figures yet but that 'Pops' looks fun figure with the severed arm and all so I'll pick him up. And though I liked the look of the T1000 with the interchanging torso, I'd rather wait for the upcoming ultimate T2 version instead as he is the definitive and iconic version of that character.

Speaking of which, someone got him early. More images on his twitter: https://twitter.com/CobraShadowJoes

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWTq7tVWcAEpJIH.jpg

Has Randy ever mentioned anything about them possibly doing a future Kyle Reese in his resistance uniform?

MaulFan
12-17-2015, 06:56 PM
CobraShadowJoes is a frequent NECA reviewer and gets figures ahead, he's got Sarah and T-1000 there.

Randy has said no to more Kyles.

jayiw
12-17-2015, 08:01 PM
The non-ponytail head looks like the hair is a wig. Not liking that at all. The others are decent though.

crazypredator2
12-19-2015, 03:51 PM
hope to have Sarah next week.

kairus
12-20-2015, 04:27 PM
any pics on the Terminator Genesis neca Endo???

Jace Madan
12-20-2015, 04:37 PM
any pics on the Terminator Genesis neca Endo???

As far as I know it was cancelled, and the three figures (T-1000, Guardian and Pops) are the only ones they are releasing.

MaulFan
12-20-2015, 07:52 PM
Yeah, I believe they dropped release the Endo under Genesis, but I imagine it would have just been a re-release, and I believe that the Endo below came after the change was made, like the decided to release it this way instead of as a Genesis figure.

http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/04/NECA-Terminator-T-800-Endoskeleton-1.jpg

a-dev
12-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Sarah and Pops have arrived at BBTS.

I've been charged for all of them (3 Sarahs, 2 Pops) - hope that doesn't push me into customs territory...not part of the plan, it'd make the saving on shipping moot.

crazypredator2
12-24-2015, 10:54 AM
a review of ultimate sarah connor up on youtube finally.

MaulFan
12-24-2015, 10:58 AM
I'm excited to get Pops and Sarah, can't wait for them to hit stores.

crazypredator2
12-24-2015, 11:18 AM
I'm excited to get Pops and Sarah, can't wait for them to hit stores.
should have Sarah next week, pre- ordered mine from Amoktime.can't wait, Sarah is my all time female heroin. way above Ripley.

MaulFan
12-24-2015, 12:00 PM
I just like have a complete representation of T2 with her, while it's not NECA and a bit out of Scale, I even have my old Kenner John Connor, the first time I'll have ever had all 4 main characters from T2 in any line.

Caped Baldy
12-24-2015, 12:21 PM
Seems like he didn't really dig the long haired alternate head on her body, but I think she looks superb either way.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkZ82K9ns9w

YankeesFanboy
12-24-2015, 09:05 PM
Cool figure even though the long-haired sculpt looks more like an '80s rocker than Linda Hamilton. :lol

Caped Baldy
12-25-2015, 04:07 PM
Cool figure even though the long-haired sculpt looks more like an '80s rocker than Linda Hamilton. :lol

Will never happen but I could do with a '80s Linda in figure format, preferably in her waitress outfit from T1. Even better if it was in mego since I could undre-- um, customize her and stuff. :monkey3

http://www.classictvbeauties.com/linda_hamilton_photo_12.jpg

I have a dirty mind. :lol

cplhicks
12-27-2015, 09:49 AM
^ I Like the way this guy thinks :rotfl :hi5:

a-dev
01-06-2016, 04:05 PM
Didn't know they were doing this: Terminator 2: 7" T-800 Video Game Appearance - Terminator 2: Judgment Day Figures (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC12790&mode=retail)

Don't think I need that though.

a-dev
01-07-2016, 10:51 AM
The lack of delivery from BBTS today disturbs me. Where's my Sarah and Pops?!! :gah: ****ing hate stuff coming out around the christmas and New year period, can never accurately predict when stuff will arrive.

I fear they may be in customs or something as it was 2 orders combined - not by my request, they just happened to arrive at BBTS at the same time - and that could put the value over the threshold for Irish customs....

crazypredator2
01-07-2016, 11:14 AM
The lack of delivery from BBTS today disturbs me. Where's my Sarah and Pops?!! :gah: ****ing hate stuff coming out around the christmas and New year period, can never accurately predict when stuff will arrive.

I fear they may be in customs or something as it was 2 orders combined - not by my request, they just happened to arrive at BBTS at the same time - and that could put the value over the threshold for Irish customs....

Got my Sarah yesterday, she looks great in person, you will enjoy her much when she does arrive.

a-dev
01-08-2016, 08:35 AM
Well, I say again. **** christmas and new years. Nothing today. No saturday deliveries in Ireland so next week it is.

guyver1
01-08-2016, 08:45 AM
I saw the Genisy versions finally at my TRUs. Meh, not impressed

The anniversary T-800 looks good though. Going to see what the Sarah looks like in hand if they have it today

a-dev
01-12-2016, 08:33 AM
My Sarah & Pops order must have been shipped by sailboat.

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-12-2016, 01:21 PM
I just got my Sarah today. It's a nice looking figure and the details are always better in hand. The glasses look pretty good in hand, not too bad. I'm still not a fan of the hair on the Steel Mill sculpt, but the paint detail on the hair is nice. The figure does look a bit pale and and the lips could be a bit darker...I mean, the T 800 looks like he's wearing lipstick with his big purple Mick Jagger looking lips compared to Sarah :lol Still, I kind of feel like NECA should have given the T 800 an updated sculpt without the sunglasses, because when I compared it to Sarah or Dutch, it looks a bit outdated. The one with the glasses is fine though. Anyway, can't wait for the T1000!

rjszar
01-13-2016, 10:26 AM
Not sure if this was posted here yet.
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MaulFan
01-13-2016, 10:52 AM
I hope NECA includes stands for flying vehicles.

Bo Shrek
01-13-2016, 12:55 PM
Not sure if this was posted here yet.
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So this is a new line from Neca. Where do I go to learn more about them. I know they are having vehicles from different movies but how big are they and materials

MaulFan
01-13-2016, 01:27 PM
I believe around 4-6" inches at largest dimension and at least part diecast.

a-dev
01-14-2016, 02:45 PM
Got the 10 day notice for processing on the Ultimate T-1000. Still don't have my ****ing Sarah and Pops order though.

Dyson
01-14-2016, 04:08 PM
My local TRU got Sarah and Pops in today. Both look really solid. Really happy to have that SC in my collection. Man I wish they would reconsider a T2 John

a-dev
01-14-2016, 04:27 PM
My local TRU got Sarah and Pops in today. Both look really solid. Really happy to have that SC in my collection. Man I wish they would reconsider a T2 John

NECA would achieve ''Best Toy Company Everrrr!'' status with me if they made T2 John and T1 Sarah.

The figures could do reasonably well if released with the right accompanying figures - like Uncle Bob and the Tech Noir T-800. Alas maybe not well enough to make the needed profit after paying for likeness rights and building moulds that maybe won't have re-use potential...

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-14-2016, 05:45 PM
NECA would achieve ''Best Toy Company Everrrr!'' status with me if they made T2 John and T1 Sarah.

The figures could do reasonably well if released with the right accompanying figures - like Uncle Bob and the Tech Noir T-800. Alas maybe not well enough to make the needed profit after paying for likeness rights and building moulds that maybe won't have re-use potential...

They could have done a T2 John Connor as a build a figure in the Ultimate T2 line, imo.

a-dev
01-15-2016, 08:16 AM
They probably don't see it as anything other than a full independent release if they're paying for likeness rights - and that would probably be expected of them by Edward Furlong and/or his representatives....I dunno, if I were to guess.

Anywho, received my Sarah and Pops order today. Thankfully no customs although I thought that could have been the only reason the order took as long as it did to arrive. Who knows. Not having to pay customs is a good thing. So they're here now and they're both excellent figures.

I may need to take a hairdryer to some joints but otherwise I could hardly be happier with these figures.

The headsculpts on Sarah are all home-runs as far as I'm concerned. Better than McFarlane, better than NECA's own Ripley likenesses it has to be said and better than Hot Toys sculpts. These really do look like Linda Hamilton, no question about it. Excellent paintjobs aswell, though not without a small flaw here and there.

I have a possible variant aswell. One of my 3 figures came with a head whose eyes are painted looking to one side (the ponytailed head without the cap or sunglasses) whereas all the others, including both my other capless/no sunglasses heads, have the eyes painted looking forwards. It's not a paint ****-up either, both eyes are convincingly painted looking off to one side. I'll post a comparison pic when I can.

I had been concerned about proportions and a ''spindly'' look based on pics more recently posted but these have mostly evaporated. Her legs could maybe be a little thicker but I don't expect this to bother me long-term.

Some minor negatives:

-Not sure how you get the tactical vest off (for the weapons-prep/''No Fate'' look) unless it's possible to pull the figure in half because the vest is all one piece and sculpted closed
-There is some paint-flaking on her elbow joints but it's not a huge area so it won't stand out too much
-The folding stock on the shotgun is an annoyance, I will probably end up glueing it in place
-It takes time to get her to hold the shotgun well, her finger will in no way reach the trigger, and we may have to accept a compromise on hand positioning etc I think I've got it looking reasonably good.

Overall, stunning figure and yeah it does really make you wish there was a John Connor.


Pops is likewise really cool. Probably not 100% accurate because I think it was based on reference material that became overwritten as production of the movie went on but very nice nonetheless.

The pants and shoes are the same as on the previous Genisys T-800, even the T-shirt appears to be the same but modified at the top with the battle-damage chest. The jacket and arms are different as are the headsculpts. I would say these heads are a little superior and ''even older'' Arnie also happens to be my personal preference. I love the grey hair - makes the figure stand out more. I wish the Hot Toys figure had been this version, I would more certainly buy it had that been the case.

Just looking at the figure overall NECA really have a knack for nailing Arnie's silhouette, his size and posture etc. This figure really captures old man Arnie. I'm looking forward to trying a custom I have planned to give him a full endoskeleton left arm and once again I'm tempted to buy a third figure so as to do that and display both the looks that the stock figure lets you do.

DiFabio
01-15-2016, 09:46 AM
I bought a couple of ultimate Sarah figures last night from Go! calendars, games, and toys store yesterday. She's a great figure. I bought three, perfect paint apps and Quality Control on two of them, the third one however was a dud (bad paint, messed up right hip).

This might be blasphemy, but I like it better than all their other Terminator figures!

If you want the tactical vest off, just pop off the upper torso near the ab crunch joint. I was afraid to do it initially, but once I opened up my broken one and got word that I would get a replacement, I decided to go for it and see what it looks like. I can take some pics if you want. Once you pop off the torso, you can take off the tactical vest and knife holster/belt. Then you just pop on the torso and, viola, no tactical vest. She looks great that way too, the proportions on her sculpt are out of this world. NECA ****ing killed it.

The only thing I don't like about the figure are the small, dainty hands in comparison to the huge guns. Seems ridiculous. Well, that and my bent sniper rifles. All three of them are crooked.

a-dev
01-15-2016, 09:59 AM
Yeah one of mine appears to have a stuck hip. I'll try a hairdryer on it but if that doesn't work it's not a disaster, that'll be my default wide-leg stance Steel Mill Sarah with the shotgun.

Had a feeling the torso could pop off but didn't want to force it. Good to know.

Really good figure, can't get over how good the sculpts are. T2 Linda Hamilton through and through. She looks like a Terminator.

A T1 version would need a less severe facial expression and I'm curious how they'd fare with that but alas they probably won't make T1 Sarah.

a-dev
01-15-2016, 10:20 AM
Hmm, just discovered one black mark against the Pops figure - he can't actually aim his shotgun. He simply does not have the correct hand-sculpt for this particular gun-handle. The hand is sculpted for a gun with a curving handle whereas this shotgun has a straighter handle which is almost at a right angle to the rest of the gun. Therefore he can only look good holding the gun down by his side.

DiFabio
01-15-2016, 11:10 AM
Yeah one of mine appears to have a stuck hip. I'll try a hairdryer on it but if that doesn't work it's not a disaster, that'll be my default wide-leg stance Steel Mill Sarah with the shotgun.

Had a feeling the torso could pop off but didn't want to force it. Good to know.

Really good figure, can't get over how good the sculpts are. T2 Linda Hamilton through and through. She looks like a Terminator.

A T1 version would need a less severe facial expression and I'm curious how they'd fare with that but alas they probably won't make T1 Sarah.

I heated my hip when it was stuck, but it was all gummy and still fell apart. I looked at the joint and it didn't look like the other two I got, very weird. And yeah, popping the torso off is easy. I kinda wish there was a 4th head (sunglasses, no hat) to replicate the desert scene, but what they gave us was great. I'd definitely consider this Sarah Connor "definitive" and worthy of the Ultimate title. All that for $16-$25 bucks is great.

For me personally, I wouldn't mind not having T1 Sarah Connor because we got this kick ass T2 version. Just having the character in 7" form, and a well done figure to boot, is fantastic. I do think John Connor is a MUST though. If NECA can make ****ing Kevin McCalister and a Home Alone line, then a John Connor should be a no brainer.

And I'm certain that NECA is doing atleast a Tech Noir Ultimate Terminator judging by Randy's comments on Twitter. Someone asked him about Police Shootout and he was like, "why not Tech Noir?".

a-dev
01-15-2016, 11:30 AM
I heated my hip when it was stuck, but it was all gummy and still fell apart. I looked at the joint and it didn't look like the other two I got, very weird. And yeah, popping the torso off is easy. I kinda wish there was a 4th head (sunglasses, no hat) to replicate the desert scene, but what they gave us was great. I'd definitely consider this Sarah Connor "definitive" and worthy of the Ultimate title. All that for $16-$25 bucks is great.

For me personally, I wouldn't mind not having T1 Sarah Connor because we got this kick ass T2 version. Just having the character in 7" form, and a well done figure to boot, is fantastic. I do think John Connor is a MUST though. If NECA can make ****ing Kevin McCalister and a Home Alone line, then a John Connor should be a no brainer.

And I'm certain that NECA is doing atleast a Tech Noir Ultimate Terminator judging by Randy's comments on Twitter. Someone asked him about Police Shootout and he was like, "why not Tech Noir?".

The reason I don't see NECA making T2 John is the same reason I don't see Hot Toys now making Kyle Reese - because they've fronted the line with all the surefire bigger sellers. If you're putting out a less-than-guaranteed money maker character you surely put him in the middle somewhere or release him alongside the big sellers where he benefits from association with those more recognisable and more ''toyetic'' characters. At least that seemed to be the Hasbro way with the Star Wars line - you don't just suddenly come out with Icecream-maker guy as a lone release, you mix him in with recognisable characters

Same with lines I remember as a child. Would I have bought April O Neill in isolation? No. Would I have bought her alongside the Turtles, more likely yes. (really my mum would have been buying them for me but you know the point I'm making)

So I think T2 John would have needed to be released back when the line was in full swing with all the T-800 and T-1000 variants. That he wasn't pretty much kills all hope for him unfortunately. A shame though, just one character to complete the main cast.




Going to look for the sunglasses that came with the McFarlane Sarah to see if they can work with the new NECA head for that missing variant you speak of. They probably won't fit but worth a shot.

I'm fully on board for an Ultimate Tech Noir T-800. Hopefully with better paint apps than the older figures. They could do 2 Ultimate T1 T-800 releases that literally encompass all 4 of the previous figures.

DiFabio
01-15-2016, 11:42 AM
Yeah but if they can take a chance on an obscure Macaulay Culkin figure, then why not a key character from an iconic blockbuster? Besides, surely John Connor would sell better than video game Amanda Ripley, Dallas, Kane and even Bishop.

If they do John the right way, I don't see why it wouldn't sell. Pack him in with an "Ultimate" black shirted Galleria T-800 for a two pack. Sure a kid John Connor figure is a gamble, but so is every figure anyone makes. There doesn't appear to be sure things that aren't Iron Man, Trooper, Batman, Ninja Turtles or Spider-Man related anymore, you know?

a-dev
01-15-2016, 12:03 PM
Yeah but if they can take a chance on an obscure Macaulay Culkin figure, then why not a key character from an iconic blockbuster? Besides, surely John Connor would sell better than video game Amanda Ripley, Dallas, Kane and even Bishop.

If they do John the right way, I don't see why it wouldn't sell. Pack him in with an "Ultimate" black shirted Galleria T-800 for a two pack. Sure a kid John Connor figure is a gamble, but so is every figure anyone makes. There doesn't appear to be sure things that aren't Iron Man, Trooper, Batman, Ninja Turtles or Spider-Man related anymore, you know?

I suppose because Kevin McCallister is literally the main character of that franchise. If you get that license you definitely make him. Terminator is Arnold.

That is the thinking^ and like you I hate that that is the thinking because it means guys like us don't get to have our complete vision of a line. NECA requires the dollars from the casuals and impulse buyers and those people aren't after a John Connor figure or a Mike Harrigan figure, they just want the Terminator and the Predator. *****r*******rs.

Bo Shrek
01-15-2016, 12:21 PM
Is anyone collecting the Genisys line? I think “old man” Arnold is out now. Saw Asian T-1000 for $15 so I was considering.

DiFabio
01-15-2016, 12:57 PM
It bugs me that the Toys R Us stores around here are full of the Genisys figures (a line I have zero interest in), but no T2 figures.

Back in 2009, I remember the aisles were pretty Terminator heavy with a bunch of space for the, then new T2 NECA line (7" and 12" figures), the T2 minimates and misc. In fact, there was more T2 product for those next couple of years than there were of Terminator Salvation.

a-dev
01-15-2016, 01:19 PM
That was quick, Ultimate T-1000 just came into stock at BBTS. Once that comes in I will only have one thing on preorder - that new Cinemachines line, series 1 (Alien/Aliens)


Is anyone collecting the Genisys line? I think “old man” Arnold is out now. Saw Asian T-1000 for $15 so I was considering.

He is out now yeah, just got him today, nice figure.

a-dev
01-15-2016, 01:27 PM
Awww ***t, forgot I needed to update my card with BBTS, just got a new one this month. So payment declined on the T-1000...just did an update but I'm not sure if it has gone through....

a-dev
01-15-2016, 03:10 PM
^got that sorted. Why do I post that sort of thing, no one needs to know that.


Anyway, another discovery about the new Pops figure - the interchangeable arm is a bugger to remove and needs the hairdryer treatment - however the small battle-damaged shoulder piece has a smoother connection part which ensures it can be put on and removed easily. They obviously anticipated that this would be difficult to remove once put in due to how little there is to grip onto, hence the different connector.

holtrax
01-16-2016, 05:51 AM
That was quick, Ultimate T-1000 just came into stock at BBTS. Once that comes in I will only have one thing on preorder - that new Cinemachines line, series 1 (Alien/Aliens)

yeah that cinemachines line is awesome. Wonder what series 2 will be.

MaulFan
01-16-2016, 08:23 AM
Pretty sure series 2 will be Terminator.

PharOOO
01-17-2016, 09:27 AM
Besides all the Harry Potter characters, there's tons of Twilight characters. Yet, John Conner can't carry is own? Come on now.
John Conner could sell several different ways.

- Single carded. John with several accessories like backbag, laptop, endo skeleton arm in case, blade for the T-800 Man or Machine figure, and maybe even a life-size CPU chip

- Single carded. John with his motor bike and boombox

- 2 pack (similiar to Bioshock Big Sister/Big sister) John and Pescadero T-800. That T-800 is arguably the most iconic look for the Terminator. How many of us wouldn't spend an extra $10 to own a John with the awesomely sculpted T-800?
Perfect for the hardcore fan and the casual Terminator fan alike.

- 2 Pack. John with the Motorcycle T-1000. Since NECA is already making the biker version, reuse the legs from that version, the torse from Galleria and BOOM! Another famous look for the T-1000Give the T-1000 the shaking his finger hand as a bonus.

Come on NECA. One of those ideas has got to be to your liking. Think about it.
(somebody tweet that please) ;)

I've been posting this 2-pack idea with John & the T-800 since 2010! 6 years later, NECA has yet to make a move.

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-17-2016, 11:25 AM
Easily the best figure of the T2 ultimate line, imo. Love the sculpts and the accessories.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p4lwPFYMh8

a-dev
01-17-2016, 11:55 AM
Typical, the one thing I wanted to see, his height compared to the Ultimate T-800 and he didn't have it there to compare.