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a-dev
06-21-2016, 03:43 PM
Ah no, they do mention the word ''accessory'' and it looks very 1:10 scale.

a-dev
06-21-2016, 05:24 PM
It's a cruel tease if it's not for T2 John Connor. He's the one who steals it from Cyberdyne and carries it around. Gotta be him.

And I hope and pray it's not going to be some limited run exclusive because I pretty much want a John figure to pair with most of my Uncle Bob T-800s insofar as it would be movie-accurate to do so. Alas, if Newt had to be an exclusive in order to be made at all then I fear the same will be the case here....

Vector
06-21-2016, 06:41 PM
Since Randy uses the word accessory I would say that this is more than likely for John. He also says it is a very early work in progress so John may be in development as an exclusive for the 2017 SDCC.

It remains to be seen if Randy has a plan for us to get our hands on a Newt. If he does, and we do, then hopefully the same would hold true for John if he is an exclusive.

Staps1138
06-21-2016, 07:47 PM
It's a cruel tease if it's not for T2 John Connor. He's the one who steals it from Cyberdyne and carries it around. Gotta be him.

And I hope and pray it's not going to be some limited run exclusive because I pretty much want a John figure to pair with most of my Uncle Bob T-800s insofar as it would be movie-accurate to do so. Alas, if Newt had to be an exclusive in order to be made at all then I fear the same will be the case here....

I've hoping for the best for you and all those wanting a John Connor or multiples.

a-dev
06-21-2016, 08:24 PM
Thanks Staps. :duff It's fair to say he's a grail for me in this scale. Moreso than 1:6 even. My love for the all-plastic figure is back to peak levels right now.

Reinhardt
06-22-2016, 04:42 AM
My love for the all-plastic figure is back to peak levels right now.

Pretty much this! I started with McFarlane figs, and swore I would never go to 1/6 "dolls." I then moved to 1/6 dolls and was obsessed for quite a long time. I'm back to 1/10-1/12 plastic figs again, partly because of price, space, but also the great licenses.

I still think the McFarlane figs look better than most of NECA's offerings, but part of that was the lack of articulation, thus helping preserve the beautiful sculpts. But the NECA alien and predator figs are pretty spectacular.

jye4ever
06-22-2016, 05:05 AM
Thanks Staps. :duff It's fair to say he's a grail for me in this scale. Moreso than 1:6 even. My love for the all-plastic figure is back to peak levels right now.

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a-dev
06-22-2016, 07:46 AM
Pretty much this! I started with McFarlane figs, and swore I would never go to 1/6 "dolls." I then moved to 1/6 dolls and was obsessed for quite a long time. I'm back to 1/10-1/12 plastic figs again, partly because of price, space, but also the great licenses.

I still think the McFarlane figs look better than most of NECA's offerings, but part of that was the lack of articulation, thus helping preserve the beautiful sculpts. But the NECA alien and predator figs are pretty spectacular.

The much lower price certainly comes into it but mainly it's about the licenses - Terminator, Aliens and Predator are NECA's Iron Man. They really care about these licenses and are delving deeper than anyone else ever has.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJAx99MZ6Jo

a-dev
06-22-2016, 09:21 AM
OK someone directly asked about a John Connor together with a pic of his recent acquisitions and this was the answer


Thanks. More Terminator in the works. Share more details closer to release

No mention in the answer one way or another means 'yes' in my book :D

Vector
06-22-2016, 09:45 AM
I think that Furlong could probably use some likeness rights cash so here's hoping :)

Johnny Utah
06-22-2016, 02:29 PM
I'd love a new Uncle Bob figure from NECA and HT this year.

snoop101
06-22-2016, 05:29 PM
That accessory has to be for John!

a-dev
06-22-2016, 05:45 PM
*giddy excitement* I know right? :lol


I think that Furlong could probably use some likeness rights cash so here's hoping :)

I've wondered about that. People often mention the T2 license as having likeness rights to the actors pre-attached or something....maybe I've misunderstood. But if it is as I understood it then Arnold didn't need to be separately approached and paid for his likeness. And if that were the case would it not also be true of Robert Patrick, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong?

joossa
06-22-2016, 08:05 PM
The Ultimate Tech Noir is so good. I think I need a second one....
The Police Assault T800 is going to be amazing.

a-dev
06-22-2016, 08:15 PM
You got it? Does yours stand up straight or is there one leg longer than the other?

DiFabio
06-22-2016, 10:25 PM
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So close.



http://31.media.tumblr.com/1f4579b30890e7158d15826d13ce40a2/tumblr_nbimjcX1lS1ql8t12o1_500.gif

joossa
06-23-2016, 08:23 PM
You got it? Does yours stand up straight or is there one leg longer than the other?

Yes, got it via my TRU Online preorder two days ago. No problems standing and the legs are the same length. Here are some really quick shots. First two with legs straight, second two with bent knees, and last one on my desk next to some MLs for size reference. The .42 I got was not warped!

http://i.imgur.com/9WC6ZjI.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/T2UypaX.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/BthpYQB.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/VOn1JHH.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/RelkhGe.jpg?1

Vector
06-28-2016, 12:07 PM
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a-dev
06-28-2016, 12:28 PM
I like that they're using a new image for that figure....an image which demonstrates how wrong the hair is on the figure no less....

Johnny Utah
06-28-2016, 12:38 PM
Oh Dev...the never-ending struggle to get Arnold's hair right.

a-dev
06-28-2016, 12:49 PM
NECA are normally damn good at it. T2 and the Tech Noir are sheer perfection. So their Police Shootout sculpt is a curious anomaly that I find it hard to believe they don't realise is wrong.

Hot Toys is a lost cause at the job, although that'll never stop me going on about it. :lol

Johnny Utah
06-28-2016, 12:56 PM
I'm surprised HT hasn't announced anything for T2's anniversary this year.

snoop101
06-28-2016, 01:51 PM
I'm surprised HT hasn't announced anything for T2's anniversary this year.

Lmfao. :goodpost:

Johnny Utah
06-28-2016, 02:49 PM
I know. I had a brain fart.

ApeManRyan
06-28-2016, 06:44 PM
That box for the police shoot out version is awesome! I'll be picking that up once he hits Neca's eBay.

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scarrviper
06-29-2016, 11:37 AM
That box does look sweet. Still waiting on the local shop to get the tech noir in, it's taking forever for some reason.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7362/27370633803_4556affc00_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HGDDRn)A Mother on a Mission (https://flic.kr/p/HGDDRn) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

scarrviper
06-29-2016, 05:43 PM
Spoke too soon, they arrived today!

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7540/27955051276_b459e38eed_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JAhWNG)Ultimate Terminator - Tech Noir (https://flic.kr/p/JAhWNG) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

BurningRage
06-29-2016, 07:16 PM
Got mine today too.

TWayne
06-30-2016, 02:59 AM
NECA are normally damn good at it. T2 and the Tech Noir are sheer perfection. So their Police Shootout sculpt is a curious anomaly that I find it hard to believe they don't realise is wrong.

Hot Toys is a lost cause at the job, although that'll never stop me going on about it. :lol

If you think they nailed the Tech Noir sculpt, then use the clean alternate head on the Police Assault. Just swap the glasses haha. It can't be that hard. Otherwise they look basically the same no?

I get what you're saying about the hair, but I don't think it kills the actual likeness. If I feel so inclined, I'll add some hair down around the neck/behind the ears, and some messiness to it. Will probably help out the look a bit.

Joda
06-30-2016, 10:27 AM
Man, this guy actually looks pretty awesome. The Toyarks' photo gallery has some amazing shots...

http://news.toyark.com/2016/06/30/terminator-ultimate-tech-noir-t-800-toyark-photo-shoot-209271

scarrviper
06-30-2016, 10:34 AM
My first thoughts on the ultimate tech noir. No loose pics just yet, I'm still doing paint touch ups on all 3 heads.

Overall I'm impressed. I never owned the original releases, they came out before I started buying neca stuff. Judging by pics and youtube vids I'd say the paint apps on this new version are a lot better/cleaner than the older releases.

I did see paint issues here and there while picking mine out at the store, mostly the hair and the eyes. Nothing serious but it's something to watch out for.

I had no stuck joints for once. His knees and shoulders are stiff, but they were not frozen like other neca figures right out of the box.

My only complaint would be with the hands. More specifically the fingertips, as they are painted rather sloppy on most of the samples I saw. I also wish they had cast the hands in black plastic, instead they are cast in grey and painted over in gloss black with the flesh and silver painted over that. Hopefully the black paint doesn't wear off over time. The fingers just look very cheap/sloppy compared to the cleaner paint apps that are all over the rest of the figure.

As for the one leg longer than the other syndrome, mine seems to be fine. His right leg might be just a hair longer, but it doesn't affect his ability to stand. It's nowhere near as bad as with Sarah Connor.

All 3 guns are a rubbery plastic, so parts of them are prone to be warped in the packaging. Mine are ok, but I saw some that bent up pretty bad. The uzi barrel, the whole shotgun, and the laser scope on the pistol are the things to watch for warpage.

The swappable parts all work great, didn't have to heat or trim anything to make them fit.

I love the box, even though there's a typo on the cover that I can't unsee now.



Very happy to finally have an original terminator in my collection, I've been wanting them to do this ever since they started making terminator ultimates.

Now bring on the police station version!

DiFabio
06-30-2016, 11:19 AM
The original Battle Damaged Tech Noir had much better paint applications, especially on the two heads. Also had a nice burn/dirt wash on the pants and jacket along with flecks of blood.

The paint apps on the regular Ultimate Tech Noir head are better than the original release though. The soft pliable, warped guns are a bummer, but I have plenty of the older ones.

a-dev
06-30-2016, 11:48 AM
If you think they nailed the Tech Noir sculpt, then use the clean alternate head on the Police Assault. Just swap the glasses haha. It can't be that hard. Otherwise they look basically the same no?

I get what you're saying about the hair, but I don't think it kills the actual likeness. If I feel so inclined, I'll add some hair down around the neck/behind the ears, and some messiness to it. Will probably help out the look a bit.

Well I was referring to the long-haired version, the hairstyle he has at the very beginning. But as for the other 2 sculpts (battle-damaged Tech Noir), for whatever reason they have never looked quite as wrong to my eyes for the particular scenes they are based on. I'll have to double-check that though. The police shootout sculpt with the Gargoyles has that same hair and it definitely is wrong for the scene. I dunno, maybe the wig changed or became more 'wind-tussled' and thus looked fuller on the back and sides. The figure doesn't capture that, it looks too close to his T2 style and none of the existing headsculpts can be used to correct that.


Man, this guy actually looks pretty awesome. The Toyarks' photo gallery has some amazing shots...

http://news.toyark.com/2016/06/30/terminator-ultimate-tech-noir-t-800-toyark-photo-shoot-209271

Cool gallery, thanks for posting that


My only complaint would be with the hands. More specifically the fingertips, as they are painted rather sloppy on most of the samples I saw. I also wish they had cast the hands in black plastic, instead they are cast in grey and painted over in gloss black with the flesh and silver painted over that. Hopefully the black paint doesn't wear off over time. The fingers just look very cheap/sloppy compared to the cleaner paint apps that are all over the rest of the figure.


Pity they didn't provide a variety of new hands - I wish they did it like Hot Toys. This figure could have done with hands sculpted for properly aiming the Uzi and the shotgun - although the shoulder and elbow articulation would probably interfere with the latter anyway - also fist hands and relaxed hands would have been nice.

a-dev
06-30-2016, 02:04 PM
I'm seeing a worrying amount of Ultimate Tech Noirs on NECA's twitter with pretty obvious one leg shorter than the other syndrome....and no one appears to be talking about it...

DiFabio
06-30-2016, 02:41 PM
You can pop the legs into the pelvic torso more.

I did this with the 7" Keaton Batman, T2 Arnold and Sarah Connor.

a-dev
06-30-2016, 03:18 PM
Hair dryer job? Just tried it without a hair dryer on Sarah Connor and couldn't seem to make any difference - either by pushing the longer leg up or by trying to pull the shorter leg out more.

DiFabio
06-30-2016, 04:02 PM
I boiled water and did it with mine and disassembled everything. There's 4 parts. The "trunks" pelvic rubber overlay, the inside torso ball joint (hard plastic container within the rubber diapers that slides out once the rubber gets hot enough), right leg (male peg hip joint), left leg (female hole hop joint). I disassembled them and the problem was the pelvis was slightly bent inside the overlay, causing one of the legs to hang lower than the other. The hip joint (right, female side) also wasn't snapped in all the way from excess plastic inside the ball joint which caused gappage. Once you mess around with it, you can get them even.

ApeManRyan
06-30-2016, 06:43 PM
Was on vacation and stopped by a toy shop and they had the new tech noir arnold that I haven't picked up yet plus the new ultimate t-1000 I haven't gotten either. Excited to open both!

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ApeManRyan
06-30-2016, 07:01 PM
Here's a pic of both. I'll open them soon.
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DiFabio
06-30-2016, 07:21 PM
Can't go wrong with either of them. You'll love them. Have fun opening those two.

a-dev
06-30-2016, 07:24 PM
I boiled water and did it with mine and disassembled everything. There's 4 parts. The "trunks" pelvic rubber overlay, the inside torso ball joint (hard plastic container within the rubber diapers that slides out once the rubber gets hot enough), right leg (male peg hip joint), left leg (female hole hop joint). I disassembled them and the problem was the pelvis was slightly bent inside the overlay, causing one of the legs to hang lower than the other. The hip joint (right, female side) also wasn't snapped in all the way from excess plastic inside the ball joint which caused gappage. Once you mess around with it, you can get them even.

I'll look into this then, thanks. Bugs me that I'm forced to do some sort of walking pose with Sarah because of it.

ApeManRyan
06-30-2016, 07:47 PM
Can't go wrong with either of them. You'll love them. Have fun opening those two.
Thanks I'm so excited I missed out on the original tech noir and I only own the comic con t-1000. Both were a must for me.

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scarrviper
06-30-2016, 07:52 PM
Nice pick ups. They're both awesome and a lot of fun. The ultimate T-1000 is still my favorite neca figure so far this year.

a-dev
07-01-2016, 03:03 PM
Another review up


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP5WZCt5tdU&feature=youtu.be

Looks great apart from the leg thing. I hoped I'd have mine this week but alas next week it is.

scarrviper
07-01-2016, 04:30 PM
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7244/27746096070_d7c4ac66f4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JgPZGJ)Terminator (https://flic.kr/p/JgPZGJ) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

ApeManRyan
07-01-2016, 05:09 PM
Heading home tomorrow from my trip so I'll be able to open mine up and give my full review on it. In package looks awesome as hell for sure.

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ApeManRyan
07-02-2016, 02:53 PM
Alright I made it home and was able to finally open both items. Definitely think both are worth the pick up for the price I paid. The ultimate t-1000 is a sweet bundle and really well done. The new tech noir looks awesome but the paint slop on hands isn't pretty and my longslide pistol and shotgun are warped. Displaying him with the uzi. I think the head he comes with on with the longer hair is the best and in my eyes him holding the uzi or surgery scene seems to be best picks with this figure pose wize. Mine is really stiff to move around. Overall I love both but definitely after years of wanting a tech noir t-800 and finally getting one if you aren't a terminaror fan you could pass on it and wait for the police shoot out version.



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ApeManRyan
07-02-2016, 02:57 PM
Quick pics of both. Don't mind the dust on the shelf I'm cleaning the collection tomorrow.
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a-dev
07-02-2016, 03:13 PM
Is it just the pose or is the Tech Noir shorter than the T2 Uncle Bob? I suppose that shouldn't be surprising since the Ultimate T2 T-800 and Ultimate T-1000 are both shorter than their respective older figures.

That endoskeleton is bigger but the endos have always been bigger than they really should be. They probably can't make them smaller.

ApeManRyan
07-02-2016, 06:20 PM
Is it just the pose or is the Tech Noir shorter than the T2 Uncle Bob? I suppose that shouldn't be surprising since the Ultimate T2 T-800 and Ultimate T-1000 are both shorter than their respective older figures.

That endoskeleton is bigger but the endos have always been bigger than they really should be. They probably can't make them smaller.
I noticed that too when I placed him on the shelf. I thought it was odd since t1 should be bigger then t2 Arnie by a long shot.

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a-dev
07-02-2016, 06:31 PM
I don't know if they intended to do it but that's the way it seems to be working out with the Terminator Ultimates so far.

I'd prefer consistency but what can ye do.

ApeManRyan
07-02-2016, 06:43 PM
I don't know if they intended to do it but that's the way it seems to be working out with the Terminator Ultimates so far.

I'd prefer consistency but what can ye do.
Exactly I agree.

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rjszar
07-03-2016, 05:46 AM
Got my Tech Noirs yesterday. Looking at the figures inside the packages, all the left legs were shorter than the rights. I pulled one out and tugged a bit on the left leg and it evened out quite easily. Doubt there will be any issues with doing that to the others. I'm really pleased with the figure overall. Didn't really pour over it for nitpicks, but I was a little disappointed the leather strap on the epaulette was not painted black. I guess I could paint it if I wanted, but that would hurt future value. Yes, I do sometimes buy extras just for possible sale later. I think I sold three of the original Tech Noirs (luckily only a few months before the announcement of the ultimate) for $75 each. Can't wait to get the police shootout now, inaccurate hair and all. It bothers me too, but I doubt anywhere near as much as a-dev:lol.

jye4ever
07-03-2016, 05:46 AM
I boiled water and did it with mine and disassembled everything. There's 4 parts. The "trunks" pelvic rubber overlay, the inside torso ball joint (hard plastic container within the rubber diapers that slides out once the rubber gets hot enough), right leg (male peg hip joint), left leg (female hole hop joint). I disassembled them and the problem was the pelvis was slightly bent inside the overlay, causing one of the legs to hang lower than the other. The hip joint (right, female side) also wasn't snapped in all the way from excess plastic inside the ball joint which caused gappage. Once you mess around with it, you can get them even.

Oh hell no, ain't got time for all that, i'll hide that **** just by posing him behind another figure. :lol

a-dev
07-03-2016, 06:50 AM
Got my Tech Noirs yesterday. Looking at the figures inside the packages, all the left legs were shorter than the rights. I pulled one out and tugged a bit on the left leg and it evened out quite easily. Doubt there will be any issues with doing that to the others. I'm really pleased with the figure overall. Didn't really pour over it for nitpicks, but I was a little disappointed the leather strap on the epaulette was not painted black. I guess I could paint it if I wanted, but that would hurt future value. Yes, I do sometimes buy extras just for possible sale later. I think I sold three of the original Tech Noirs (luckily only a few months before the announcement of the ultimate) for $75 each. Can't wait to get the police shootout now, inaccurate hair and all. It bothers me too, but I doubt anywhere near as much as a-dev:lol.

Probably an easy fix if I knew how to and what to use. Of course if I could do that then every single one of my Hot Toys sculpts would have perfect hair by now. Those bother me more. At least the NECA figure still has a grasp of his headshape.

jye4ever
07-03-2016, 07:26 AM
I think Neca could've done a better job, likeness and hair are definately off.

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ApeManRyan
07-03-2016, 07:30 AM
My picture soiled. [emoji38]

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jye4ever
07-03-2016, 09:05 AM
I'm good for that, and it's usually just to mess with a-dev. :lol

But great photos! :rock

ApeManRyan
07-03-2016, 09:19 AM
I'm good for that, and it's usually just to mess with a-dev. :lol

But great photos! :rock

I can see that and thanks! :)

Psycho
07-03-2016, 12:05 PM
From Neca's twitter:



Happy 25th to T2:Judgement Day. More in works, additional details at sdcc.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cmc7_OoWAAALgQS.jpg:large

a-dev
07-03-2016, 12:46 PM
Ah, rosebox figure, not bad. About time for the scale.

Psycho
07-03-2016, 12:48 PM
Ah, rosebox figure, not bad. About time for the scale.

Guess I won't need to hunt down and older black t-shirt figure after all.

ApeManRyan
07-03-2016, 01:06 PM
From Neca's twitter:
I'll take a new version of this one for sure!

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rjszar
07-03-2016, 03:18 PM
Awesome. Keep them coming. Need larger scales of some of these as well.

DiFabio
07-03-2016, 03:45 PM
Remember when Randy said the black shirt T-800 wasn't happening just a couple of months ago? :lol

Psycho
07-03-2016, 04:25 PM
Remember when Randy said the black shirt T-800 wasn't happening just a couple of months ago? :lol

If he said yes that would ruin the surpise....

a-dev
07-03-2016, 04:47 PM
He probably didn't want people holding off and not buying the Ultimate T2 T-800 figure. I can see how it might annoy some but, well, y'all know me. With this line I end up buying everything anyway.

Should have been fairly obvious though - you don't have a 25th anniversary line and not have this version of the T-800 in it.

Only bummer about this one from what I can see is that they haven't added any new interchangeable hands. That left hand looks awkward when it isn't holding anything. I'll be delighted to get the rosebox though.



Ideally when this line finishes up we'll have:

John Connor (duh)

SWAT shootout T-800 with teargas launcher

Ultimate BD T-800 (would like to be able to give him a more hunched ''low power'' pose than is possible with current figure)

Ultimate Steel Mill T-1000 with steel rod (or at least Ultimate Motorcycle Cop with legs that can be used on existing Ultimate T-1000 but preferably both really)

Cleaved T-1000

Pretzel man T-1000

Pescadero/denim jacket Sarah Connor



That's my wishlist - I don't think we'll actually get all that. Pescadero Sarah and Cleaved T-1000 seem least likely. I also wonder how they'd manage doing knee articulation on an ultimate BD T-800.

DiFabio
07-03-2016, 05:13 PM
The new T-800 should have new hands. He won't though, it'll just be a rose box I bet.

I don't know why they don't do what they did for their 1989 Keaton Batman and give their T-800's a mandatory set of fists, palms, and open hands for guns/accessories. The ball joints on Batman are perfect and gives a nice selection for poses. It was almost like Hot Toys in a way.

Don't want to be too cynical here, I love this Ultimate line, but c'mon, between the upper torsos and heads, they're getting a ton of reuse and $$$ savings here. Especially when you realize that even the black shirt/grey shirt are the same for the T2's and the 80s punk shirt and grey shirt are the same for T1s. They've found a great way to just reuse the same stuff with minimal effort.

Yeah, the legs are a step in the right direction, but if you look at their other figures, they could do a little more. I'm really surprised how they pose their Ultimates in the same stances for every photo shoot. They make him look like some ape man in every photoshoot with those small, bent knees. Really reminds me of this,


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I'm more interested in the actual new stuff. I can't wait to see the 1/4 Steel Mill Arnold and John Connor.

a-dev
07-03-2016, 08:02 PM
I don't think it actually occurs to them to provide hand options most of the time. Seems like it should have in this case though. How's he gonna look holding the rosebox with a trigger hand?

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/Sined555/Collectibles%20Comparisons/T2_PRODUCTION_STILL_VS_ENTERBAY_VS_HT_COMPARISON.j pg (http://s488.photobucket.com/user/Sined555/media/Collectibles%20Comparisons/T2_PRODUCTION_STILL_VS_ENTERBAY_VS_HT_COMPARISON.j pg.html)



Another hand I wish they'd give him is this one (EB figure's right hand in following pic)

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As far as the poses - yeah, I hope that's just to demonstrate the articulation and they don't really think the figures look good standing that way.

PharOOO
07-03-2016, 08:07 PM
I bet you that new T-800 will come in 2-pack with John Conner. Mark my words. :)

a-dev
07-03-2016, 08:17 PM
I bet you that new T-800 will come in 2-pack with John Conner. Mark my words. :)

I was wondering about that because on twitter a guy (with a hint of a smarta$$ tone) said ''so it's essentially just the Pescadero Escape figure with articulated legs and a rosebox'' and Randy's answer was ''nope''.

So....it's more than that?

A 2pack with the T-800 seems like a great way to sell John Connor if they're worried he won't sell as a single figure. My fear is - if that is what transpires - the quality will suffer. For some reason 2 packs oftentimes have inferior QC - worse paint than normal and even breakages. That and the threat of it being a limited exclusive.

PharOOO
07-03-2016, 09:01 PM
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)

Move over Clyde Bruckman (extra points for the 1st one to get that reference)
I called it right down to the endo-arm accessory!

Well, technically, this all remains to be seen if this new T-800 will actually be included in a 2 pack with John. Still, seems likely now. The above quoted post was from 2010.

Psycho
07-03-2016, 09:10 PM
So according to NECA's twitter it's not an Ultimate and it's not an 1/4 scale.... 2 pack with John Connor... I'm for sure of it.

Jason Marko
07-04-2016, 04:39 AM
If not a 2 pack of him and John Conner, I would guess a pack with him on his motorcycle.

Johnny Utah
07-04-2016, 05:14 AM
Move over Clyde Bruckman (extra points for the 1st one to get that reference)
I called it right down to the endo-arm accessory!

Well, technically, this all remains to be seen if this new T-800 will actually be included in a 2 pack with John. Still, seems likely now. The above quoted post was from 2010.

RIP Peter Boyle. Such a great episode.

a-dev
07-04-2016, 06:17 AM
Got my 3 Ultimate Tech Noirs today, so far have only opened one. Yeah it's got one leg shorter than the other. By pulling down on the short leg I can address it somewhat but not fully. I can see the knees still don't line up and any (Clyde Bruckman's final) repose seems to reset the leg short again. Hopefully Difabio's right and this can be fixed because if it can - seems like a pretty great figure - I love that I can now have a neutral standing pose for this guy.

I'm delighted with the face paint-apps - much better than the original release - at least on the one I've opened up. The guns are a bit warped (and no twisty ties to blame here) but this isn't so much of a sour point if you've got the older figures.

edit - oh and the elbow of his right arm was slightly pulled out on this one in the package - I left it like that because it allows a full 90degree bend.

a-dev
07-04-2016, 08:21 AM
Man, if these Tech Noir heads could be 'high-endified' they would easily beat the Hot Toys sculpts.

DiFabio
07-04-2016, 09:09 AM
Yeah, I have a tray full of the older guns. I'm just going to use those and leave the rubbery ones alone.

I looked last night and didn't realize how many of the older T1 Arnold's I bought. Holy ****. :lol

a-dev
07-04-2016, 09:15 AM
I bought 2 of the original Tech Noirs, 1 BD Tech Noir, 1 Police Shootout and 1 Tanker Truck pursuit. Quite restrained for me. :lol I'm compensating with the Ultimates.

jye4ever
07-04-2016, 09:17 AM
See i'm not a big fan of having a large 6"-7" collection, too much clutter and the eye doesn't focus on a particular subject then you start to miss details.

I'm a 1/4 man. :lol

DiFabio
07-04-2016, 09:19 AM
Size queen

jye4ever
07-04-2016, 09:25 AM
https://youtu.be/xFrGuyw1V8s

a-dev
07-04-2016, 09:33 AM
See i'm not a big fan of having a large 6"-7" collection, too much clutter and the eye doesn't focus on a particular subject then you start to miss details.

I'm a 1/4 man. :lol

I did have a brief phase where that's how I also felt - even considered trying to sell many of NECA Termies locally. Instead I'm pretty much dropping out of high-end so I can look forward to a less expensive future in the hobby - facilitated by Hot Toys presumably being done with T1 and T2. Multiple NECA figures for different scenes once again satisfy my toy urges.

jye4ever
07-04-2016, 09:36 AM
Look at this ****ing mess...:lol

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There are 10 more of these tables!

It's really all my fault because I don't organize as I should. :slap

DiFabio
07-04-2016, 09:39 AM
Not a single Batman in there. For shame.

jye4ever
07-04-2016, 09:43 AM
True, but I have Terminator v AVP Predator which when you think about it makes perfect sense. :lol

Psycho
07-04-2016, 11:13 AM
Man, if these Tech Noir heads could be 'high-endified' they would easily beat the Hot Toys sculpts.

Randy said that the Tech Nior and Police Shootout may get the 1/4 Treatmet next year. so really just need an good repaint and boom.

rjszar
07-04-2016, 02:40 PM
Randy said that the Tech Nior and Police Shootout may get the 1/4 Treatmet next year. so really just need an good repaint and boom.
Oh please tell me you're serious. That would be amazing.

Psycho
07-04-2016, 04:27 PM
Oh please tell me you're serious. That would be amazing.
He did say for T1 police shoot out for next year is a good possibility, since their T2 1/4 is coming this year.

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a-dev
07-04-2016, 04:54 PM
A 1:4 Tech Noir would be best, unless they intend to do both. Police Shootout is too similar to Uncle Bob, especially if they don't resculpt the hair to be accurate to the scene.

DiFabio
07-04-2016, 07:02 PM
They couldn't get away with blowing those 7" headsculpts up to 1/4 scale. It would never work and they wouldn't hold up.

Not even taking the 12" 2-up prototypes would hold up.


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Pretty sure the 1/4 T-800 will have an all new sculpt and double hinged elbows and such.


The Tech Noir is a great sculpt when you consider the smaller scale though, love this thing.


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Psycho
07-05-2016, 07:37 AM
They couldn't get away with blowing those 7" headsculpts up to 1/4 scale. It would never work and they wouldn't hold up.

Not even taking the 12" 2-up prototypes would hold up.


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Pretty sure the 1/4 T-800 will have an all new sculpt and double hinged elbows and such.


The Tech Noir is a great sculpt when you consider the smaller scale though, love this thing.


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Hope your right but if thier T2 semi BD 1/4 teaser is anything to go by looks the same sculpt to me.

a-dev
07-05-2016, 07:46 AM
I don't think their 1/4 Dutch ended up being a new sculpt so I reckon the Terminator 1:4s will be the same sculpts - they won't look high-end (kinda why I've been hesitant to buy any NECA 1:4 human figures) and maybe that's what Difabio is getting at? That's sort of what I was saying in a post yesterday myself. They're excellent sculpts - you can tell even from these low-end samples that NECA have the blueprints of Arnold's likeness down - if they were working at high end they would easily beat Hot Toys in this department. Hot Toys can't even get the general shape of his head right.

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-05-2016, 11:58 AM
So apparently there's another T2 ultimate galleria t 800 with the box of roses. :D That's good news for those who wanted the poster version.

They shouldn't have included the sunglasses sculpt with the first ultimate t 800

DiFabio
07-05-2016, 01:15 PM
Honestly, as much as I like the packaging, I wouldn't have a problem if they just dropped the Ultimate BS and made single releases of each version like they did back in 2009-2012.


Instead of clamshells, put them in those collector friendly rectangular boxes like the Planet of the Apes, DC movie figures, the Endoskeleton and "new" Rocky line.



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DiFabio
07-05-2016, 01:30 PM
The Police Shootout Ultimate has the matte finish sunglasses again and some weirdly painted fdamaged hands.

a-dev
07-05-2016, 02:25 PM
The Police Shootout Ultimate has the matte finish sunglasses again and some weirdly painted damaged hands.

Looks like it also has the leg issue and possibly a warped 12 gauge shotgun aswell.

Nevertheless, looking forward to it.


And for my regular round-up of ''things I hope they make'', now for T1:


Ultimate Kyle Reese - I don't like the current headsculpt but I presume they'd just reuse it. OK. However it should have switch-out arms and the navy coloured coat he wears later in the film. A pair of bare arms would also be nice complete with bandages where appropriate. He should have his shotgun, pistol and pipe bombs of course and the full amount of articulation

Sarah Connor - with Alien 3 Ripley ability to display with and without jacket

Eye Surgery T-800 - we don't have this at all. I'd love to see it with interchangeable arms, one set articulated and one set preposed for him removing his human eye. Don't see this happening though.

Motel attack/Highway chase T-800 - he has his coat zipped up for these scenes, so far a zipped up jacket sculpt doesn't exist. Again, don't see this happening.

rjszar
07-05-2016, 02:40 PM
Looks like it also has the leg issue and possibly a warped 12 gauge shotgun aswell.

Nevertheless, looking forward to it.


And for my regular round-up of ''things I hope they make'', now for T1:


Ultimate Kyle Reese - I don't like the current headsculpt but I presume they'd just reuse it. OK. However it should have switch-out arms and the navy coloured coat he wears later in the film. A pair of bare arms would also be nice complete with bandages where appropriate. He should have his shotgun, pistol and pipe bombs of course and the full amount of articulation

Sarah Connor - with Alien 3 Ripley ability to display with and without jacket

Eye Surgery T-800 - we don't have this at all. I'd love to see it with interchangeable arms, one set articulated and one set preposed for him removing his human eye. Don't see this happening though.

Motel attack/Highway chase T-800 - he has his coat zipped up for these scenes, so far a zipped up jacket sculpt doesn't exist. Again, don't see this happening.
If you're going to wish for something, don't go ahead and jinx it right away with 'not happening'. How about we wish together and make this a reality!!!!!!

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-05-2016, 03:03 PM
The Police Shootout Ultimate has the matte finish sunglasses again and some weirdly painted fdamaged hands.

Looks that way, but the paint on the BD sculpt looks good. It doesn't have the ketchup effect like the T2 ultimate figure:lol

Clear nail polish could give the glasses the glossy finish...but l'm no expert when it comes to customizing toys.

scarrviper
07-05-2016, 03:04 PM
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7336/27833317460_812bef882d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jpx2zN)Hide & Seek (https://flic.kr/p/Jpx2zN) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

a-dev
07-05-2016, 03:04 PM
If you're going to wish for something, don't go ahead and jinx it right away with 'not happening'. How about we wish together and make this a reality!!!!!!

I should probably join twitter and start throwing these things out there, plant a few seeds.

GasparZizou
07-05-2016, 05:23 PM
Has it been said if Black T-shirt T800 is coming with the roses box?

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-05-2016, 06:05 PM
Has it been said if Black T-shirt T800 is coming with the roses box?

Sort of, some one asked NECA on Twitter if the figure just comes with the shotgun and box, and they said no.

GasparZizou
07-06-2016, 01:45 AM
Sort of, some one asked NECA on Twitter if the figure just comes with the shotgun and box, and they said no.

:lol cool, if it comes with the box I'll have to get it, darn it.

Vector
07-06-2016, 08:45 AM
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ApeManRyan
07-06-2016, 10:28 AM
274944
Yeeesssss!

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scarrviper
07-06-2016, 11:05 AM
Looks great, I can't wait.

henzINNIT
07-06-2016, 01:14 PM
I really want to want either of the Ultimate T1 figures, but I'm not sure it's worth it when I have my prefered versions of each already. Maybe if the paint looks noticably better in hand, cause at the moment it's just the extra gun that is tempting me. I don't care about the leg articulation tbh.

The same with the new Rose Box Terminator. Cool extra, but not a figure seller for me.

I'm hoping John is definitely coming and looks good. I'd prefer Future John or even Stahl's version (unpopular opinion I know) but I'm excited regardless. It will be great to get a full set of major characters from T2.

As long as Neca keep shunning T3, I think my most desired figure at this point would be an ultimate Kyle Reese. Now that is a figure I'd certainly double dip on, for the sake of extra accessories and heads. There's more room for improvement on him than the others.

scarrviper
07-06-2016, 01:46 PM
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7284/27520619674_089f7384c6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HVUnqE)Slipping Away (https://flic.kr/p/HVUnqE) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

FriendlyPiranha
07-07-2016, 06:50 AM
I really want to want either of the Ultimate T1 figures, but I'm not sure it's worth it when I have my prefered versions of each already. Maybe if the paint looks noticably better in hand, cause at the moment it's just the extra gun that is tempting me. I don't care about the leg articulation tbh.

The same with the new Rose Box Terminator. Cool extra, but not a figure seller for me.

I'm hoping John is definitely coming and looks good. I'd prefer Future John or even Stahl's version (unpopular opinion I know) but I'm excited regardless. It will be great to get a full set of major characters from T2.

As long as Neca keep shunning T3, I think my most desired figure at this point would be an ultimate Kyle Reese. Now that is a figure I'd certainly double dip on, for the sake of extra accessories and heads. There's more room for improvement on him than the others.

I'm on the same page here. I passed on the Ultimate T-1000 for the same reason. Years ago I bought the Mcfarlane T3 figures and they all look awesome even today, especially T-850 Arnie carrying the coffin.

FriendlyPiranha
07-07-2016, 07:06 AM
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Cannot really tell from the picture if those glasses are glossy or matte like original release. I hope they changed that.

a-dev
07-07-2016, 03:59 PM
They'll probably end up matte...and there'd be no excuse for it because the gloves on the Ultimate Tech Noir figure are super-shiny for some reason.

FriendlyPiranha
07-08-2016, 01:50 AM
They'll probably end up matte...and there'd be no excuse for it because the gloves on the Ultimate Tech Noir figure are super-shiny for some reason.

Between that and the shorter leg, I really dunno. Why in the world would Neca do things like these?!

DiFabio
07-08-2016, 09:20 AM
Damn, you can really see how much longer that right leg is in the package.

a-dev
07-08-2016, 09:36 AM
And no youtube reviewer that I've seen has brought it up for some reason. With Sarah Connor you think ''well maybe it's a one-off, maybe it's just my figure'' but with apparently all the Utimate Tech Noirs having the issue to some extent and now even the officially photographed sample of the Ultimate Police Station Assault having the same problem....it's obviously widespread and it's an annoying issue, detracting from otherwise excellent figures.

rjszar
07-08-2016, 09:52 AM
So none of you were able to fix the leg problem with just pulling on it a bit? I don't care if they all look like that in the package, just as long as it's an easy adjustment. Mine took two seconds.

DiFabio
07-08-2016, 10:05 AM
I've done it with other NECA figures, but I haven't done it with the Tech Noir or this since I don't have them yet.

a-dev
07-08-2016, 10:38 AM
So none of you were able to fix the leg problem with just pulling on it a bit? I don't care if they all look like that in the package, just as long as it's an easy adjustment. Mine took two seconds.

I had more success doing that on one of my figures than the others and even the ''successful'' one just reverts to one leg shorter with any repose. One leg shorter by default unfortunately.

Vector
07-08-2016, 12:33 PM
NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS 29m29 minutes ago
NECA Retweeted

we can make him but we don't have faith that a figure like that will perform well at retail hence Newt at SDCC etc

NECA added,

@NECA_TOYS How come you guys can't make an Edward Furlong John Connor figure again? Is it licensing, you don't think it would sell, or both?

Cr00ky
07-08-2016, 12:56 PM
NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS 29m29 minutes ago
NECA Retweeted

we can make him but we don't have faith that a figure like that will perform well at retail hence Newt at SDCC etc

NECA added,

@NECA_TOYS How come you guys can't make an Edward Furlong John Connor figure again? Is it licensing, you don't think it would sell, or both?
Interesting - the question is (and apologies if I've missed something) - if that's the case, which figure is getting the endo arm which was teased?

a-dev
07-08-2016, 02:43 PM
NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS 29m29 minutes ago
NECA Retweeted

we can make him but we don't have faith that a figure like that will perform well at retail hence Newt at SDCC etc

NECA added,

@NECA_TOYS How come you guys can't make an Edward Furlong John Connor figure again? Is it licensing, you don't think it would sell, or both?

Notice he doesn't say that they aren't making him. And the reference to Newt, together with that previous tease of the Endo-arm in the tube accessory, seems a pretty strong hint that they in fact are.......

...............but like Newt he's going to be an exclusive :gah:

a-dev
07-08-2016, 03:19 PM
Randy

yes it would, seems very logical to include such a thing

in response to

skeleton arm would be a cool accessory. In the glass case, you know :wink1:

They've shown that accessory. All this is as close to a confirmation as we could possibly get without actually being a formal confirmation

Although PharOOO has asked if the Rosebox T-800 is part of a 2 pack with John Connor and the answer was a straightforward 'no'. I don't understand why they wouldn't go that route. Why does he have to be a single carded exclusive figure...

jye4ever
07-08-2016, 03:21 PM
Exclusive to astronauts who are going to Mars probably.

scarrviper
07-08-2016, 04:24 PM
Would be very disappointing if John ends up like newt as an impossible to get exclusive.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7701/28181761495_2794c95342_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JWjTRz)"You can't miss" (https://flic.kr/p/JWjTRz) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-08-2016, 05:26 PM
Would be very disappointing if John ends up like newt as an impossible to get exclusive.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7701/28181761495_2794c95342_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JWjTRz)"You can't miss" (https://flic.kr/p/JWjTRz) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Disappointing, yes. Also ironic that the one character the eluded Skynet, will also elude most of us :(

Instead of a two pack, Connor should come in a three pack Galleria set with the T 1000 on one side, the T 800 on the other, and little John front and center between both hero and villain. The cool packaging and hall backdrop makes it an instant buy for most fans.

TWayne
07-09-2016, 02:39 AM
Welp,

I'm gonna go with that endo arm being apart of a Terminator accessory pack (with the rosebox, etc) or something dumb. There's no other way the endo arm could be incorporated with any other figure but John.

I hope to god that tweet is a swerve and John pops up at SDCC. *sigh*

...and NOT as an exclusive at a con.

rjszar
07-09-2016, 02:40 AM
Well, I guess it could go with Myles Dyson.

TWayne
07-09-2016, 02:45 AM
Well, I guess it could go with Myles Dyson.

There would be even LESS interest in Dyson. I mean come on, John freaking Connor from T2 would sell well, and NECA thinks there isn't a market for him. Hell, I think he would definitely perform better than Newt at retail. If it's not with John, then the ONLY other figure I could possibly think of it being with is an Ultimate T1 Sarah Connor, but thats a BIG stretch.

rjszar
07-09-2016, 02:50 AM
There would be even LESS interest in Dyson. I mean come on, John freaking Connor from T2 would sell well, and NECA thinks there isn't a market for him. Hell, I think he would definitely perform better than Newt at retail. If it's not with John, then the ONLY other figure I could possibly think of it being with is an Ultimate T1 Sarah Connor, but thats a BIG stretch.
That's an interesting guess. Really hope that is it. I would buy Dyson, but I agree, it would be a poor choice.

Sidious-66
07-09-2016, 11:51 AM
When I rearranged my collection at the start of the year I put away 90% of my NECA Terminator collection, I only kept out T1 Reese, T1 Endo and T2 Ultimate Sarah Connor but got weak at the knees the other day and ordered the Ultimate Tech Noir figure :slap

a-dev
07-09-2016, 12:10 PM
When I rearranged my collection at the start of the year I put away 90% of my NECA Terminator collection, I only kept out T1 Reese, T1 Endo and T2 Ultimate Sarah Connor but got weak at the knees the other day and ordered the Ultimate Tech Noir figure :slap

It is unavoidable....it is your destiny...

DiFabio
07-09-2016, 12:11 PM
I don't care how we get John, as long as we get him. I'll help anyone here that needs the exclusive assuming they hit Toys R Us like all their other exclusives (past NECA SDCC exclusives have hit Toys R Us, there's no problem).

That retail stuff is nonsense. If they packed John right, I bet he'd do better than the likes of Bishop or Ripley's daughter. Hell, pack him with an Arnold and do a two pack.

a-dev
07-09-2016, 12:13 PM
The 2 pack idea seems like such a no-brainer I figure there's gotta be some reason they can't do it that way.

And I do care how we get him, I'd buy multiples of a normal release but if it's going to be a case of getting him on ebay at $60+ (probably not including shipping) I'll be forced to either scale back or take it right between the cheeks.

DiFabio
07-09-2016, 01:08 PM
I would get you multiples. Shipping to Ireland ain't no thang.

a-dev
07-09-2016, 01:21 PM
I would avail of that if it comes to it and if indeed possible :hi5:

DiFabio
07-09-2016, 01:42 PM
Yup, wouldn't be a problem. Especially if you wanted a bunch of them loose without the package. Let's see what happens.

So far the prospect of John Connor is the only thing that's really exciting for me. Their plans so far seem to be nothing but reuse.

Sidious-66
07-09-2016, 02:06 PM
It is unavoidable....it is your destiny...

:lol

Best just to go with the flow in this hobby as trying to stick to the 'rules' you make up in your head do not stand the test of time, not at all. :(

scarrviper
07-09-2016, 02:53 PM
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7649/28123927021_c0acc66fd3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JRdtFt)"I need a vacation." (https://flic.kr/p/JRdtFt) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

jimmylace
07-10-2016, 02:08 PM
Well, I've sold my Terminator HTs, and most of my Preds...5 figs away from an HT-free life! (Got frustrated at the snails pace of Alien/Predator releases and the prices.)

Sticking to high-end statues and 7 inch NECAs for the Alien, Predator and Terminator urges.

Will dabble in other licenses too, seeing as it's affordable. McFarlanes Matrix stuff looks great.

Nice feeling being able to get all the characters you want fairly quickly! Excited by the AvP line, and NECAs Terminator line looks great. Ripley looks like crap though; but A3 version better.

Question; which is the best Endo???

jye4ever
07-10-2016, 02:51 PM
Yeah whatever JC or Newt Gingrich comes my way i'll definately put one aside each for a-dev.

scarrviper
07-10-2016, 04:36 PM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8801/28228141465_2310abe2fb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K1qB1e)Surgery (https://flic.kr/p/K1qB1e) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

a-dev
07-10-2016, 07:28 PM
Nice pics as always man^


Well, I've sold my Terminator HTs, and most of my Preds...5 figs away from an HT-free life! (Got frustrated at the snails pace of Alien/Predator releases and the prices.)

Sticking to high-end statues and 7 inch NECAs for the Alien, Predator and Terminator urges.

Will dabble in other licenses too, seeing as it's affordable. McFarlanes Matrix stuff looks great.

Nice feeling being able to get all the characters you want fairly quickly! Excited by the AvP line, and NECAs Terminator line looks great. Ripley looks like crap though; but A3 version better.

Question; which is the best Endo???

This is the one you want:

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To be honest I don't think low-end 1:10 scale can really do justice to the Endoskeleton (or Robocop) but this is the best one that's been made.

Just noticed that they used the other cranky old man headsculpt on the packaging....weird



Yeah whatever JC or Newt Gingrich comes my way i'll definately put one aside each for a-dev.

:yess::yess::yess:

Thanks Jye :D

FriendlyPiranha
07-11-2016, 03:23 AM
Well, I've sold my Terminator HTs, and most of my Preds...5 figs away from an HT-free life! (Got frustrated at the snails pace of Alien/Predator releases and the prices.)

Sticking to high-end statues and 7 inch NECAs for the Alien, Predator and Terminator urges.

Will dabble in other licenses too, seeing as it's affordable. McFarlanes Matrix stuff looks great.

Nice feeling being able to get all the characters you want fairly quickly! Excited by the AvP line, and NECAs Terminator line looks great. Ripley looks like crap though; but A3 version better.

Question; which is the best Endo???

I personally prefer the Cult Classics version better. The base alone is worth $20. The leg joints have screws and the mouth opens. All that black weathering on the new one is exaggerated. I vouch for the McFarlane Matrix toys. Got them all except the castle diorama and I'm really happy with them. The chair Morpheus is an awesome piece.

Vector
07-12-2016, 10:51 AM
NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS · 6m6 minutes ago

Its #t2sday and you'll be seeing more of this guy next week at #sdcc #terminator #ultimate


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rjszar
07-12-2016, 10:58 AM
NIIIIICE!!!!!

a-dev
07-12-2016, 11:12 AM
Looks like that has a broken elbow or something. Anyway, Ultimate Motorcycle Cop T-1000 confirmed.

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-12-2016, 11:22 AM
I'm guessing that if they're making the bike gear T 1000, an Ultimate BD T800 is on the way as well.

a-dev
07-12-2016, 04:29 PM
An Ultimate Steel Mill T-1000 will theoretically be an easy kitbash should they not actually release one - assuming the connectors are compatible...oh and assuming the outfit doesn't change ****ing shade again like it did between the old T-1000 figures (dark navy) and the Ultimate version (more blueish)

Starkilla83
07-12-2016, 04:45 PM
I've been collecting NECA for years, I just recently got into the Terminator figures and man the Tech Noir fig is a beauty. Looking forward to picking up the other T2 line from this past year and the new T-800 Police Station assault later this month. Truly hope they do a young John or future John NECA figure in the near future.

snoop101
07-12-2016, 04:46 PM
*sigh*

Show us the new stuff already. These "ultimate figures" are pretty lame.

DiFabio
07-12-2016, 05:04 PM
Having the sauce split head on the motorcycle cop triggers me.

I don't get why they didn't just include that one with the regular Ultimate and save the donut head with this one or whatever. It doesn't really matter because in the end I'll have them all including the old ones, but I don't get the point of the Ultimate line other than new legs, Sarah Connor and some fancy boxes.

ApeManRyan
07-12-2016, 05:11 PM
Nice I'm in for the motorcycle version.

a-dev
07-12-2016, 05:26 PM
I've been collecting NECA for years, I just recently got into the Terminator figures and man the Tech Noir fig is a beauty.

It is. It has the long leg/short leg issue and the warped guns but as far as the sculpting I don't think this particular version could be done any better at this scale. It's a miniature beast of a T1 Arnie on your shelf for sure.


*sigh*

Show us the new stuff already. These "ultimate figures" are pretty lame.


Having the sauce split head on the motorcycle cop triggers me.

I don't get why they didn't just include that one with the regular Ultimate and save the donut head with this one or whatever. It doesn't really matter because in the end I'll have them all including the old ones, but I don't get the point of the Ultimate line other than new legs, Sarah Connor and some fancy boxes.

Well, it's about putting popular figures back out on toy aisles, albeit with some improvement rather than just straight rereleases. Obviously I'm alright with it and even embrace it. But yeah I too will be disappointed if nothing that's entirely new is shown at SDCC - I don't think I need to go through my list again.

tchalikias
07-12-2016, 05:45 PM
Quick question for you NECA Terminator buffs: why doesn't NECA produce one of the T-800's in 1/4 scale? Imagine how good the Tech Noir figure would look at such a scale. Or a battle damaged T-800. They proven they 've upped their game with the recent 1/4 scale figs (Big Chap, Warrior, Predator etc.). Am I right in thinking that the only 1/4 Terminator NECA figure is the mediocre Endoskeleton?

a-dev
07-12-2016, 05:50 PM
So far yeah, just the endoskeleton but a T2 Arnie is to come out this year and I think there's whispers of a T1 version aswell.

scarrviper
07-12-2016, 06:09 PM
Very happy to see the motorcycle cop t-1000 get the ultimate treatment. Can't wait to see more. I'll be snagging this one for sure.

tchalikias
07-12-2016, 06:13 PM
So far yeah, just the endoskeleton but a T2 Arnie is to come out this year and I think there's whispers of a T1 version aswell.

This is great news! Are there any prototype pics online? Did this come via Randy's twitter?

a-dev
07-12-2016, 06:22 PM
A previous banner they were using on their twitter page had a steel mill semi-BD T-800 which may be what they plan on putting out but I don't think they confirmed this - only that there will be a 1:4 T2 T-800 out for the 25th anniversary.

As for 1:4 T1 versions, if there was tweets about it I happened to miss them but someone else mentioned seeing talk of the possibility.

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-12-2016, 08:01 PM
What accessories can the motorcycle T 1000 come with besides a machine gun, the blade arm he uses to kill the truck driver and the helmet sculpt? Sounds light on accessories for an "ultimate" figure.

Is it possible that he'll come with an interchangeable torso or chest and arms and a normal head for the steel mill look?

a-dev
07-12-2016, 08:15 PM
Good question. And will they ever do a T2 T-1000 with different scene specific bullet hits to his torso like the ones Sarah gives him before he heals and waves his finger at her? Will they ever sculpt one that has exit wounds on the back like the McFarlane one correctly did?

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-12-2016, 08:41 PM
Good question. And will they ever do a T2 T-1000 with different scene specific bullet hits to his torso like the ones Sarah gives him before he heals and waves his finger at her? Will they ever sculpt one that has exit wounds on the back like the McFarlane one correctly did?

You give me more questions...when I need answers? *slowly pets evil cat* :lol

a-dev
07-12-2016, 08:59 PM
You give me more questions...when I need answers? *slowly pets evil cat* :lol

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:lol


I dunno, they sorta made it unpredictable with the T2 Ultimates by including stuff with the first 2 figures that are from all over the film, maybe because they didn't know they were going to make more at that time. I can see them just repeating accessories from the other Ultimate T-1000 like the stabbing finger hands

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-12-2016, 09:14 PM
276568

:lol


I dunno, they sorta made it unpredictable with the T2 Ultimates by including stuff with the first 2 figures that are from all over the film, maybe because they didn't know they were going to make more at that time. I can see them just repeating accessories from the other Ultimate T-1000 like the stabbing finger hands

:lol

That all makes sense. We'll have to wait and see. Your answer satisfies me, so you may live...for now :D

a-dev
07-12-2016, 09:24 PM
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/vlcsnap-2016-07-13-05h22m33s213%20Small_zpssgqcftnk.png (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/a-dev/media/vlcsnap-2016-07-13-05h22m33s213%20Small_zpssgqcftnk.png.html)

Jameson Rook
07-12-2016, 10:59 PM
Hey guys, I'm buying a present and I was wondering which of the ultimate T-800 is the superior figure, the T1 or T2 version? Thanks!

GasparZizou
07-13-2016, 12:22 AM
Hey guys, I'm buying a present and I was wondering which of the ultimate T-800 is the superior figure, the T1 or T2 version? Thanks!

As figures both are great, they're very well executed and pretty good QC, it all depends on whether the recipient of the present likes T1 or T2 better.

Jameson Rook
07-13-2016, 12:40 AM
As figures both are great, they're very well executed and pretty good QC, it all depends on whether the recipient of the present likes T1 or T2 better.

Thanks! I'll probably go with T1 then, there's always a lack of Tech Noir T-800.

GasparZizou
07-13-2016, 01:00 AM
No problem, yeah T2 one is still easy to find, the T1 ones are probably gonna sell out faster since T1 is the more popular film.

jye4ever
07-13-2016, 03:24 AM
No problem, yeah T2 one is still easy to find, the T1 ones are probably gonna sell out faster since T1 is the more popular film.

http://i.giphy.com/ULMOqLzfAIhHi.gif

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-13-2016, 06:58 AM
No problem, yeah T2 one is still easy to find, the T1 ones are probably gonna sell out faster since T1 is the more popular film.

:lol

That's a nice subtle bait. Good job. :wave

a-dev
07-13-2016, 07:33 AM
Among the most vocal on SSF I'd say that's true. Although if it came to a poll T2 might still win.

Staps1138
07-13-2016, 07:55 AM
Among the most vocal on SSF I'd say that's true. Although if it came to a poll T2 might still win.

All I will say on the subject is I love both T1 and T2, they are very different movies with a lot of similarities but very different and I'll leave it at that - lol.

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-13-2016, 08:02 AM
Terminator was not pop culturally relevant until T2. I never saw any references to T1 in other 80's films or tv shows. That all changed after T2....the most popular and well known film in the franchise. It even go a theme park ride.

Ironman69
07-13-2016, 10:50 PM
"unstopabble" ? Really NECA ??

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GasparZizou
07-13-2016, 11:50 PM
http://i.giphy.com/ULMOqLzfAIhHi.gif


:lol

That's a nice subtle bait. Good job. :wave

:lol no it wasn't bait, I think T2 is superior, but I got the impression from this place that T1 was more popular.

It isn't? Well, great then.

Jameson Rook
07-13-2016, 11:58 PM
I like T1 more than T2 but T2 is the undisputed more popular film. :lol

rjszar
07-14-2016, 10:10 AM
I like T1 more than T2 but T2 is the undisputed more popular film. :lol

I agree completely. I often wonder how much more love T1 would get if it was filmed to today's standards. Even though I wasn't thrilled with the changes they made to the movie when they released the remastered Blu-ray, blue lighting, "enhanced" sound, I wouldn't mind seeing cgi sfx.

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-15-2016, 01:51 PM
I agree completely. I often wonder how much more love T1 would get if it was filmed to today's standards. Even though I wasn't thrilled with the changes they made to the movie when they released the remastered Blu-ray, blue lighting, "enhanced" sound, I wouldn't mind seeing cgi sfx.

If by today's standards you mean better special effects, better filmed action sequences, and a more "updated" score, then we already have the answer to that question, it's called T2.

Now, I know T1 has a slower pace, less impressive action, and it relies on a great villain, suspense and a slow build up like a horror film to be effective, but I think T1 and T2 share enough similarities to give us an idea of how popular and culturally impactfull a Terminator film with a large budget and updated special effects can be when it's no longer a "low budget" movie made by an inexperienced Director.

If by today's standards you mean 2016, then expect a lot of CGI and a quicker pace...I guess. :lol I'll take the original.:D

rjszar
07-15-2016, 02:25 PM
If by today's standards you mean better special effects, better filmed action sequences, and a more "updated" score, then we already have the answer to that question, it's called T2.

Now, I know T1 has a slower pace, less impressive action, and it relies on a great villain, suspense and a slow build up like a horror film to be effective, but I think T1 and T2 share enough similarities to give us an idea of how popular and culturally impactfull a Terminator film with a large budget and updated special effects can be when it's no longer a "low budget" movie made by an inexperienced Director.

If by today's standards you mean 2016, then expect a lot of CGI and a quicker pace...I guess. :lol I'll take the original.:D

I was only referring to sfx. I hear people say, "that looks so fake". They can't get past it. That's not the movie. It's so much more than some special effects. It's suspense, drama, horror and yes even a love story.

It doesn't need a faster pace. It's paced just perfectly.

I don't agree that an updated T1 would be T2. I love them both, but to me they're too different for a few changes to turn one into the other.

The Clown Prince of Crime
07-15-2016, 09:17 PM
I was only referring to sfx. I hear people say, "that looks so fake". They can't get past it. That's not the movie. It's so much more than some special effects. It's suspense, drama, horror and yes even a love story.

It doesn't need a faster pace. It's paced just perfectly.

I don't agree that an updated T1 would be T2. I love them both, but to me they're too different for a few changes to turn one into the other.

That's one of the reasons I prefer T2, no romance...but it makes sense in T1.

However, I like to view the film from Kyle Reese 's point of view.I like to imagine that Kyle Reese is not really his name and he's not really from the future. He's just an eccentric billionaire who pretends to be a soldier from the future and he hires a bunch of actors, makeup artists, stuntman, and an Austrian bodybuilder to act like he's a robot.

All that with the sole purpose of picking up a random young lady and sleeping with her and then faking his death until he does it again with a different woman as part of some kind of sex adventure fantasy :lol

It's something I do with some films. :D

GasparZizou
07-15-2016, 10:00 PM
Well T1 has romance.

T2 has the father/son thing.

I have no problem with neither.

a-dev
07-18-2016, 01:11 PM
Regarding a Pescadero Escape Sarah Connor


no plans, satisfied w the Sarah we have made

and regarding a T1 Sarah Connor


highly unlikely, just not interesting enough as a figure, not "toyetic" enough

rjszar
07-18-2016, 01:18 PM
Well, maybe we'll just have to make one ourselves.

Stefan
07-19-2016, 07:53 AM
Hi everyone, I tried to recreate the "mantis" pose (like a-dev says :) ) in the cyberdyne showdown figure, I think It really captures that scene:
Modified elbows
Repainted Minigun
Repainted metallic details in the Jacket
Add a fire effect
Add some shell casings
thougs?.

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a-dev
07-19-2016, 08:12 AM
****ing brilliant work. :clap

I have the envy

ApeManRyan
07-19-2016, 09:35 AM
Awesome work!!!!

a-dev
07-19-2016, 09:38 AM
Stefan can you give a close-up shot of what you did to the elbows. This is something I'd consider doing to mine. Also where are the fire effect and the shell casings from? Would love to have those.

With NECA getting into muzzle flash effects this is something they should consider

scarrviper
07-20-2016, 03:45 PM
Finally found the reissued boxed endoskeleton at a ToysRus while on an impromptu road trip today. First time I've ever seen one in the wild.

Overall I'm impressed, I've never owned an endo before. It's a fun piece, though now I understand what people are talking about when they say that these things have trouble standing. Not impossible but not easy either.

a-dev
07-20-2016, 04:12 PM
Looking at twitter since nowhere else seems to be posting anything from NECA's display. I see Ultimate Motorcycle Cop T-1000, maybe that Rosebox T-800 and the Terminator-based Cinemachines. No John Connor from what I can tell.

DiFabio
07-20-2016, 05:54 PM
Looking at twitter since nowhere else seems to be posting anything from NECA's display. I see Ultimate Motorcycle Cop T-1000, maybe that Rosebox T-800 and the Terminator-based Cinemachines. No John Connor from what I can tell.

Yeah, it's the Rosebox T-800 in a traditional box. Looks like the standard fare we've come to expect with an additional head.

Kinda crappy for T2's 25th Anniversary if I'm being honest here. :lol


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John or the 1/4 T-800 would been nice atleast. Oh well, Returns Penguin is better than nothing.

a-dev
07-20-2016, 06:34 PM
Yeah, I mean obviously I welcome the rosebox and I welcome the new Motorcycle Cop T-1000 which looks pretty good even from the blurry pic. I certainly like the idea of having definitive 7'' versions of these.

But it's SDCC and it's the T2 25th anniversary and the only thing on display here that we haven't seen before is the newly articulated legs of Motorcycle Cop T-1000 ....errr. I know they have to hold stuff back but, if they have control over it, I think they've been too restrained here. If you've got John in the works or maybe a Pretzel Man T-1000, show them at SDCC. Failing that do a teaser for them or something......unless they aren't in the works in which case I think they've oversold their anniversary line a tad because figures like that are what would truly make it worthwhile.

That said, the new Penguin is a worthy reveal and the movie Turtles look pretty cool. I'm also curious about the 1:4 City Hunter Predator, I'd like to see that up close.

DiFabio
07-20-2016, 07:09 PM
I don't have much hope for the T2 25th Anniversary line. Seems like something they were boasting back during Toy Fair, but, in reality, I bet it goes something like this.


- Galleria T-800 (rose box, articulated legs, alternate head)
- Steel Mill T-1000 (misc. item, articulated legs, alternate head)
- Battle Damaged T-800 (misc. item, articulated legs, alternate head)


So basically an amalgamation of the single 2009/2010 releases and the Ultimate figures in a uniformed, cost effective box without as much unnecessary stuff.

Who knows though. It's just, at the last show (Toy Fair in February I think), they said there was going to be more stuff and that there were big plans for T2 and to wait until SDCC despite the only new thing being Ultimate Tech Noir. Now at SDCC, the only new thing are a reformatted Pescadero T-800 and Motorcycle cop T-1000. If the pattern continues, I dunno about the end of 2016.

a-dev
07-20-2016, 08:12 PM
Looked at Toyark as per your posts in the DC section - no Terminator gallery that I can see - the display was apparently that underwhelming.

DiFabio
07-20-2016, 08:19 PM
No, there is, but it gets even better. The Motorcycle T-1000 doesn't even have ball jointed knees, only hips. I'm passing hard on him.




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a-dev
07-20-2016, 08:19 PM
Wait, no, found them...they were bundled in with the Freddy Krueger stuff.

-edit - we both posted at same time

DiFabio
07-20-2016, 08:22 PM
Yeah. I don't want to be a ****, but that's an underwhelming showing for Terminator. Pretty lame when Sarah box is in there being used as filler.

a-dev
07-20-2016, 08:23 PM
No, there is, but it gets even better. The Motorcycle T-1000 doesn't even have ball jointed knees, only hips. I'm passing hard on him.


Actually he probably does have articulated knees because, much to my surprise - as I'd forgotten - the old one did. It's just very well hidden by the boot.

DiFabio
07-20-2016, 08:27 PM
Actually he probably does have articulated knees because, much to my surprise - as I'd forgotten - the old one did. It's just very well hidden by the boot.

Yeah but it's not really a knee joint. It was this weird hinged shin joint that only helped "stabilize" the figure (and motorcycle and Steel Mill still fell over).

It should have been actual knees. You can even see in the sculpt by the folds of the pants where his knees should be.


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That's going to be a weird ass figure. Hell, one leg is probably longer than the other. I wonder if they gave him ball jointed feet.

a-dev
07-20-2016, 08:35 PM
In conjunction with the hips and ankle joints it should do the job this time, no?

He's what I expected really. Looks like they've shortened him like all the other ultimates - don't think I've seen anyone point that out to Randy on twitter and ask why they've been doing it.

The Galleria T-800 is OK but could have done with a selection of different hands, as we've said, the existing hands only look natural in the 2 handed firing pose as he marches towards the T-1000. Unfortunately I don't think NECA quite have that level of caring about the realism of their figures. And about the rosebox....ehh, I see no roses....

DiFabio
07-20-2016, 08:39 PM
Yeah, but does it have ankle joints? I see those lines but that looks like part of the boot design to me (which are really evident on the Hot Toys figure).

Looks like the galleria just has a plain box that opens up to put the shot gun inside. You're right, probably no roses. In addition to that is the same pistol from previous releases, a regular head, and what looks to be a hall way backdrop w/ exit sign/door illustration. I bet that's the line going forward, with Motorcycle cop being the last of the "Ultimates".

a-dev
07-20-2016, 08:45 PM
I think I'm seeing ankle joints in those pics.

If Motorcycle Cop is to be the last of the Ultimates I really hope he has full compatibility with the previous Ultimate T-1000 so I can make my own Ultimate steel mill version.

Vector
07-20-2016, 08:50 PM
I was hoping that the Ultimate T-1000 would have articulated knees so that he could sit on this motorcycle:


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No knee articulation makes this an easy pass for me.

DiFabio
07-20-2016, 09:03 PM
I was hoping that the Ultimate T-1000 would have articulated knees so that he could sit on this motorcycle:

No knee articulation makes this an easy pass for me.


I mean, like A-dev said. He'll have knee articulation, it's just that, it'll be "knee" articulation. This quasi hinge joint thing. The same articulation that your T-1000 is sporting in that pic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uE9azUnZsk&feature=youtu.be&t=7m41s

a-dev
07-20-2016, 09:07 PM
Yeah it won't quite bend where the knee should bend but it ought to still be able to sit on the bike.

joossa
07-20-2016, 09:20 PM
Randy said there was a delay with FedEx holding a bunch of new reveals and prototypes. It won't arrive until tomorrow. Maybe there's some more Terminator reveals to come?

Vector
07-20-2016, 09:24 PM
Yeah it won't quite bend where the knee should bend but it ought to still be able to sit on the bike.

Yeah, you and Difabio are right. I hadn't looked at my motorcycle cop in awhile. He does have some limited knee articulation. I guess it would depend on how much hip rotation the new figure has as to whether he could sit on the bike. I will probably wait for some in hand reviews before deciding to pick this one up.

P.
07-20-2016, 11:36 PM
Hi everyone, I tried to recreate the "mantis" pose (like a-dev says :) ) in the cyberdyne showdown figure, I think It really captures that scene:so now a-dev gets all the credit :)

Stefan
07-21-2016, 09:24 AM
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I was looking forward for a Motorcycle cop with knee articulation :gah: :/

a-dev
07-21-2016, 10:26 AM
so now a-dev gets all the credit :)

*Discreetly bundles P. aside, incapacitating him with a flurry of jabs to the midsection, steps back into thread with smug grin to resume basking in credit for Mantis pose*


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I was looking forward for a Motorcycle cop with knee articulation :gah: :/

See posts above

Stefan
07-21-2016, 10:36 AM
so now a-dev gets all the credit :)

Totally agree :)


Stefan can you give a close-up shot of what you did to the elbows. This is something I'd consider doing to mine. Also where are the fire effect and the shell casings from? Would love to have those.

With NECA getting into muzzle flash effects this is something they should consider

Sure pal:

First I dremmel out the elbows:

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For the shells I use this painted in gold:

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And for the fire effect I borrow an effect from mi figma ironman make a silicone mold, cast with clear resin with clear color and add some matte white in the base, aslo add a pice of a paper clip.

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Oxnard Montalvo
07-21-2016, 11:17 AM
I was hoping that the Ultimate T-1000 would have articulated knees so that he could sit on this motorcycle:


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No knee articulation makes this an easy pass for me.

Kyle Reese re-release?........maybe? (Hopefully)

rjszar
07-21-2016, 11:27 AM
Kyle Reese re-release?........maybe? (Hopefully)
Don't need a re-release of that pitiful figure. I guess if you missed it the first time around, then sure, you want it.

Oxnard Montalvo
07-21-2016, 11:43 AM
Don't need a re-release of that pitiful figure. I guess if you missed it the first time around, then sure, you want it.

I seem to remember it being quite good, but yeah I missed it.... Was never a fan of the almost zero articulation in the early ones, and didn't realise that kyle was the first one they'd pushed the boat out on articulation wise..... So I'd love another shot at him...

a-dev
07-21-2016, 12:02 PM
Totally agree :)



Sure pal:

First I dremmel out the elbows:

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For the shells I use this painted in gold:

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And for the fire effect I borrow an effect from mi figma ironman make a silicone mold, cast with clear resin with clear color and add some matte white in the base, aslo add a pice of a paper clip.

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Thanks Stefan, very inventive with the shells and the fire effect. I've saved those pics for reference if I decide to try it myself.


Don't need a re-release of that pitiful figure. I guess if you missed it the first time around, then sure, you want it.

Yeah, not a big fan of the existing Reese figure. With a full range of leg articulation though it'd be a welcome improvement because the fixed stance on the old one is too limiting and he falls over easily. I don't like the headsculpt but Randy seemed to like it so we'd probably be stuck with it.

The Alien 3 Ripley gave a good concept of how to include his other looks though - the navy-coloured coat and the sleeveless shirt....although I'm not sure if they'd go to this trouble for him.

P.
07-21-2016, 03:50 PM
*Discreetly bundles P. aside, incapacitating him with a flurry of jabs to the midsection, steps back into thread with smug grin to resume basking in credit for Mantis pose*yeah yeah, i talked and talked about proper pose, gathered screengrabs, was repeatedly attacked by your troll friends for caring about movie poses... then you call it mantis and get all the fame:

Totally agree :)
:gah::lol

a-dev
07-21-2016, 04:03 PM
Lets clarify then - calling it the 'Mantis pose' was originated by P. and it was he who drew my attention to the actual way Arnie holds the minigun in T2. Previous to that most of us assumed he was holding it down by his waist - the ''fireman hose'' (also a P. trademark description).

P. in truth did get flak for his posts on this subject back in the day - but he wasn't wrong. The evidence is up there on the screen and our figures look better with this attention to detail.

Johnny Utah
07-21-2016, 04:14 PM
I've been following their updates since yesterday. Their showing sucks this year, Turtles aside.

P.
07-21-2016, 04:15 PM
Lets clarify then
https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/screen-shot-2013-04-01-at-8-46-42-am.png

though i thought it was you who called it mantis.
it must have been Difabio then :)

a-dev
07-21-2016, 04:26 PM
I've been following their updates since yesterday. Their showing sucks this year, Turtles aside.

Hate to say it but yeah, I was pretty underwhelmed. I was 90% sure we'd be seeing John Connor or if not that then some kind of new T-800 or T-1000 variant they haven't done before. They didn't even display a loose Galleria T-800 with the new rosebox - how silly is that.

When they revealed the Rosebox T-800 and the Ultimate Motorcycle Cop figures on twitter over the past 2 weeks I kinda thought they'd be holding something back for the show itself. I allowed the excitement to build. After this I won't make that mistake again.


https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/screen-shot-2013-04-01-at-8-46-42-am.png

though i thought it was you who called it mantis.
it must have been Difabio then :)

Huh..no I don't think it was me. Funny we should be talking about the Mantis pose just as NECA reveals their Mantis Alien.

P.
07-21-2016, 04:29 PM
Funny we should be talking about the Mantis pose just as NECA reveals their Mantis Alien.that thing was lovely, i even thought for a while about "collecting a zoo", like somebody in alien thread said.

Johnny Utah
07-21-2016, 05:03 PM
I'm just happy I wasn't hyping myself up for them or HT Marvel and DC. It was mainly Star Wars this year and it was decent.

Stefan
07-22-2016, 07:14 AM
yeah yeah, i talked and talked about proper pose, gathered screengrabs, was repeatedly attacked by your troll friends for caring about movie poses... then you call it mantis and get all the fame:

:gah::lol

Sorry P. The first time I heard about that nickname (mantis) was via A-dev, didn´t know you talked about it before :) , I'm new over here, and was never satisfied with the regular pose showed by NECA and decided to make a mod to correct it...

Credit goes to the appropriate :D and thanks for your comments to all by the way. :)

Stefan
07-22-2016, 07:44 AM
Talkin about the SDCC I'm a little disapointed with NECA, the articulation in T-1000 MC looks lame, and a T-800 with just a gold painted rose box and no roses inside...??? I can make that very easy with apropiated hands to hold it, only hope neca reveals young Jhon Connor for the movie anniversary.

In other hand I totally LOVED the 1/12 Blitzway Ghostbusters DAMN! they look sweet!!

DioramaMaker
07-22-2016, 11:44 AM
Randy has said before they're holding back stuff for the anniversary in the fall. We know there's more in the works in general. Could they have shown more? Sure. But strike when the iron is hot, have the stuff ready to go soon after announcement and advertisement for the film.

P.
07-22-2016, 06:44 PM
Sorry P. The first time I heard about that nickname (mantis) was via A-dev, didn´t know you talked about it before :) , I'm new over here, and was never satisfied with the regular pose showed by NECA and decided to make a mod to correct it...

Credit goes to the appropriate :D and thanks for your comments to all by the way. :)oh please don't pay attention, that's an inside joke about my hate of standart T2 toys photos with a minigun :)
what is outstanding is that you noted the wrong pose and corrected it without somebody showing it to you but by yourself :)

jye4ever
07-22-2016, 08:21 PM
I was looking forward to a 1/4 Terminator reveal, wtf Neca!?

Jason Marko
07-22-2016, 10:18 PM
I was looking forward to a 1/4 Terminator reveal, wtf Neca!?

I was hoping for one too but the weekend isnt over yet.

mister_e
07-23-2016, 12:45 AM
So, NECA's big plans for Terminator ultimately boil down to re-releasing all their old figures with some knee and hip articulation? I fell for the trick initially and ended up buying all of the ultimate figures thus far (T-800, Sarah Connor and T-1000), but I'm kinda disappointed. I don't think I'll stick around if they're just gonna keep reusing old sculpts.

henzINNIT
07-24-2016, 10:07 AM
Neca don't have any interest in expanding the line like they are with Alien and Predator.

Dyson
07-24-2016, 10:49 AM
Still hope they release that endo dog from RoboCop Vs Terminator. They gotta do John at some point too

scarrviper
07-25-2016, 12:01 PM
Wish we saw more new stuff, but I'm happy to see that the line is still going.


https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7642/28467579231_20e150d91a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KnzMvz)Silver Nightmare (https://flic.kr/p/KnzMvz) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

MaulFan
07-25-2016, 06:16 PM
https://twitter.com/neca_toys/status/757735877959352325

scarrviper
07-26-2016, 05:26 PM
https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8560/28467918692_9dd9ccc035_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KnBwqm)Indestructible (https://flic.kr/p/KnBwqm) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Vector
07-26-2016, 05:53 PM
^^^ Awesome pic scarrviper.

Starkilla83
07-27-2016, 04:50 PM
I've recently acquired Ultimate Tech Noir Terminator & Judgement Day T-1000 for my collection. Trying to play catch up, need the Ultimate T2 Sara & T-800! Got the Ultimate Police Assault T-800 on pre order!

scarrviper
07-27-2016, 05:24 PM
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8771/27978464154_fde963415a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JCmWD1)Sarah (https://flic.kr/p/JCmWD1) by scarrviper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

MaulFan
07-27-2016, 05:39 PM
I scored Ultimate Sarah tonight, was dying to get her to round out my T2 collection. Even though not NECA, I have my Kenner John Connor and bike to stand in.

Vector
07-28-2016, 01:16 PM
NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS · 18m18 minutes ago

NECA Retweeted

don't know, tough sell


NECA added,

@NECA_TOYS will we at least see a john conner figure in the near future?

DiFabio
07-28-2016, 06:13 PM
Man that bugs the **** out of me. :lol

**** Newt. You're going to do a little girl named Rebecca but not the future leader of the resistance that likes Guns and Roses, has a dirtbike and can blow **** up? C'mon Randy.

T2 25th > Aliens 30th

Terminator has gotten shafted and hosed.

GasparZizou
07-28-2016, 06:26 PM
People deserved it.

If they keep saying Conner that's what we get, it's all your fault!

It's like people who say Lex Luther.... Ugggh.

DiFabio
07-28-2016, 07:02 PM
Wat . . .

GasparZizou
07-28-2016, 07:05 PM
I ****ing hate people who say Sarah/John Conner or Lex Luther.

It's CONNOR FFS!

It's LUTHOR FFS!

It's in the tweet.

DiFabio
07-28-2016, 08:00 PM
I love the Christopher Reeves Superman figure by NECA.

GasparZizou
07-28-2016, 08:10 PM
Right? :lol

Vector
07-28-2016, 08:29 PM
NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS · 18m18 minutes ago

NECA Retweeted

don't know, tough sell


NECA added,

@NECA_TOYS will we at least see a john conner figure in the near future?


Just for the record, this was not my tweet. Just passing it along. :monkey3

DiFabio
07-28-2016, 08:39 PM
Did you guys see what they said? Randy has no plans for an Ultimate Battle Damaged Arnold from T2. That's like the last figure to do. That line is deaaaaad unless he's just BSing.

I figured the Ultimate line is probably dead after the Motorcycle Cop T-1000 and from this point on they'll probably just release them as standard figures with articulated legs like that "new" rose box T-800.

GasparZizou
07-28-2016, 08:39 PM
T2 battle damaged? As in half face off, no arm and stuff like that?


Just for the record, this was not my tweet. Just passing it along. :monkey3
Oh it's ok, I don't really hate those people, it's just a pet peeve that pierces through my eyeballs.

DiFabio
07-28-2016, 08:40 PM
Yup, as he appears in the Steel Mill.

MaulFan
07-29-2016, 04:23 AM
Well, NECA apparently has specific criteria for doing Ultimate figures, I asked about an Ultimate Dutch figure for Predator's anniversary and he said each figure before was an ultimate, too many unique looks to make an ultimate figure. Load of crap cuz the Ultimate T2 T-800 has parts that don't even go together.

a-dev
07-29-2016, 08:34 AM
Well I can understand how they wouldn't do an Ultimate Dutch. Each one has an entirely unique torso apart from the BD Dutch from the 2pack sharing the same torso as this one

281980

(not my pic)

But the rest of them, there's no way to go ''Ultimate'' in the sense that they have been so far. They'd need to have one pair of legs in the set and have 3 interchangeable upper bodies. No way they can do that in the current format and price point.


However Dutch was a good seller for them so I can see them rereleasing the individual figures at some point.



As for T2 - I still have reasonable confidence that John is being made as we speak - we've seen that endo-arm in tube accessory - who else is that for? And Randy did answer a tweet saying it would make sense to include that with a John Connor. He might aswell have added ''nudge nudge wink wink''.

I'm not sure what to make of the answer about an Ultimate BD Uncle Bob - it seems unlikely they would have ''no plans'' not to do it and yet I do wonder how they'd manage to articulate the battle-damaged knee. If indeed they aren't going to do one might that be the reason why....