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a-dev
05-23-2009, 09:54 AM
Good to hear!!!!!!

Indeed. Hopefully bad factory paintjobs on these figures will be the exceptions rather than the rule.

Still reckon theres too much blood on Man or Machines endo arm though.

bigosik
05-23-2009, 10:11 AM
Mcfarlane brought already a 12inch version of Terminator, but NECA is much better and BIGGER !!!
So do it better and make a 18 inch of the pescadero escape figure, pls !!!!!!!
This will be A BESTSELLER LIKE THE ALIEN 18 inch !!!

jkno
05-23-2009, 10:30 AM
I've seen this a few times but its always impressive. :rock
I had a neca endo.. I've lost it.. :huh:o:lol




I only have this from a NECA Endo:

http://i41.tinypic.com/eg3rk.jpg

JGouse0498
05-23-2009, 10:33 AM
That Endo is an absolute turd!!

Pescadero still looks awesome, so I'll grab that one. I just hope the Cyberdyne Assault and Steel Mill T-800 figures don't turn out terrible...

Filthyrich
05-23-2009, 10:33 AM
Cornerstorecomics has already gotten these in stock so keep your eyes out. Grabbed mine on Thursday.

darthjuan007
05-23-2009, 10:36 AM
Cornerstorecomics has already gotten these in stock so keep your eyes out. Grabbed mine on Thursday.

There's were I got mine!!:D:D:naughty

T2FANATIC
05-23-2009, 10:45 AM
I wouldn't touch these figures with a barge pole. So laughably bad.

SOLIDSNAKE
05-23-2009, 10:56 AM
man !! the endos face looks terrible !

Neca does good job with some of their figures but I think they screwed up with the TERMINATOR 2 figs.

shame !

pass for me.

Platty
05-23-2009, 11:01 AM
Mcfarlane brought already a 12inch version of Terminator, but NECA is much better and BIGGER !!!
So do it better and make a 18 inch of the pescadero escape figure, pls !!!!!!!
This will be A BESTSELLER LIKE THE ALIEN 18 inch !!!
There will be an 12" version of the pescedaro escape:

http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/9641991/Terminator-2-12-Pescadero-Escape-T-800-Action-Figure/Product.html

Don't know about 18"

Platty
05-23-2009, 11:02 AM
More pics needed!!!

a-dev
05-23-2009, 11:05 AM
I wouldn't touch these figures with a barge pole. So laughably bad.

I don't keep track of every member's opinion but what did you think of these at prototype stage?

I >>>>ing loved them till seeing the final product paint.

Platty
05-23-2009, 11:21 AM
Well you never know, a-dev, we may have jumped the gun a bit mate. A few more pics could show the figures with no differences to prototype stages...slim chances but they could.

T2FANATIC
05-23-2009, 11:22 AM
The protos looked great. They always do

Platty
05-23-2009, 11:24 AM
Yeah I know.

a-dev
05-23-2009, 08:43 PM
testing

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(1).jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(2).jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(3).jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(4).jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs.jpg

My god it worked! And they appeared in the thread rather than as just links! Anyway if you can see them these are 2 customs on McFarlane MM4 T-800 and T-000 that I did years ago. They're pretty amateur but still the most daring I've ever been. Unfortunately the T-000 one has since come to grief - the split head uses the head from the exploded torso which I simply cut in half and seperated as far as the chin and then I used children's clay to 'build' the liquid metal and painted it silver. The paint never dried, came off on my fingers and in the years since the clay parts I added have simply broken off. Its useless now.

The T-800 uses the head from a T3 figure and is thus inaccurate in that regard. This head wasn't a perfect fit as the neck was too short - sculpted as it was for the high collar of the 'End Battle' T3 figure. So I've actually rather primitively got a severed MM4 neck stump under it which does not stand up to close scrutiny at all. You can also see I took a bit of dramatic license in the damaged arm. I used an actual endoskeleton arm including the part where the shoulder joins into the body - I hollowed out the MM4 body a bit and inserted the endoskeletal arm and glued it tight. The torn jacket pieces came from a McFarlane Snake Plissken figure from MM3 I think it was. I tore it up rather more than it ought to have been for 2 reasons - firstly it wasn't the most natural looking fit and secondly because it allowed the two still slightly fleshy arm pistons from the aforementioned End Battle T3 figure to be seen in the upper arm. And a great thing my custom has going for it is full articulation.

Again all very primitive stuff and I'm pretty sure those pics were taken on a camera phone so they're not very clear........I'm about to be told you can see nothing but red X's amn't I..

crazypredator2
05-23-2009, 08:50 PM
Old man T-800 is saying...ERRR! those kids left poop on my doorstep again...
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll60/wft2/t02.jpg

one thing wrong with this endo, is the white paint around his redeyes, it looks like real eye balls in his sockets, i think this is the main thing throwing his face off.

CelticPredator
05-23-2009, 11:15 PM
Those are "amatur"? I thought those were real! And I wanted them....damn you. :(

a-dev
05-24-2009, 09:13 AM
I'll take that as a compliment. And also I apologise for the let-down. Truth is if you were to see them on closer inspection you'd see how lacking they are in the finesse that true customisers are capable of. They're very rough - glue staining, paint gone where it shouldn't have, awkward looking, unmatching neck stumps inserted beneath heads.

Starkiller
05-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Got this guy today. You can't tell by the pics but the Endo's face does have a monkey look to it.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/quezadawife/117_0053.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/quezadawife/117_0083.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/quezadawife/117_0095.jpg

Nope I can't tell by the pics.

-Super Hans-
05-24-2009, 10:47 AM
I'll take that as a compliment. And also I apologise for the let-down. Truth is if you were to see them on closer inspection you'd see how lacking they are in the finesse that true customisers are capable of. They're very rough - glue staining, paint gone where it shouldn't have, awkward looking, unmatching neck stumps inserted beneath heads.

basically, you get what you pay for :lol

CelticPredator
05-24-2009, 11:03 AM
:lol

Well, they look good in those pics. With a little work, they could be great!

Matt S
05-24-2009, 11:41 AM
Factory paints apps are usually inconsistent at best. Will try to find these in stores, so I can find the ones with even paint textures, etc

quiggle
05-24-2009, 02:15 PM
great, do these come with bases if not how well do they stand?

a-dev
05-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Factory paints apps are usually inconsistent at best. Will try to find these in stores, so I can find the ones with even paint textures, etc

I've ordered my sets off BBTS in the event that I don't ever find them at retail - so I won't be able to pick my paintjobs. But if I get bad ones I'll most definitely be hoping to find them in a store.

crazypredator2
05-24-2009, 04:17 PM
great, do these come with bases if not how well do they stand?no bases, my T-800 pescadero escape stands fine on it's on.

DARK-SIDE
05-24-2009, 06:33 PM
my T-800 pescadero escape stands with the base of Spawn 29 …… looks good

quiggle
05-24-2009, 07:43 PM
great, thanks for the response also do the bottoms of the figures have pre-drilled holes so we could use our own bases?

crazypredator2
05-24-2009, 08:22 PM
great, thanks for the response also do the bottoms of the figures have pre-drilled holes so we could use our own bases?

yes, they do.

hangsangbank
05-25-2009, 12:14 AM
I got them last night, but the head look some different from NECA toy fair display, anyway that's good quality!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k301/hangsangbank/DSCF6626.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k301/hangsangbank/DSCF6625.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k301/hangsangbank/IMG_3407.jpg

CelticPredator
05-25-2009, 01:04 AM
Hmmmm.......


MOM still looks blah.

But PE is decent....I like the body/articulation the most.

Sachiel
05-25-2009, 03:30 AM
I got them last night, but the head look some different from NECA toy fair display, anyway that's good quality!

The mold softened up because they shrunk it from the larger original sculpt.

Plus, the paint doesn't help.

A.L.I.E.N
05-25-2009, 05:34 AM
Not bad...

nicky
05-25-2009, 07:03 AM
I'll wait for the 12" Pescadero Arnie and give the endo a miss unless a 12" comes along.

JGouse0498
05-25-2009, 07:05 AM
"Man or Machine" looks too much like Arnold crossed with Kurt Russell IMO. Still, for a 7 inch scale NECA figure, they look pretty good. The Endo is a letdown. I don't know why they felt the need to retool the head. If it was for more detail, then great...but don't try to give personality to a character that is (for lack of a better description) nothing more than a mechanical clone.

a-dev
05-25-2009, 07:16 AM
I shall ultimately end up with 4 NECA endos as I've ordered both waves twice off BBTS. I'll use them somewhere somehow. Maybe as background diorama filler, maybe for parts.

I'm thinking I might end up customising my own endo arm for the man or machine figures I'm getting because I really don't like how much blood they put on it - sculpted fleshy bits great, thats film accurate but not all that blood. I agree that the MoM lost something in the likeness department with the paintjob - the eyes look decidedly Hasbro-ish.

I damn sure hope the paintjob comes out better on the 12".

quiggle
05-25-2009, 07:35 AM
thanks MOM has too many pockmarks on him.

Platty
05-25-2009, 08:36 AM
Thanks for the pics of the heads! Could you please post more of the pescedaro head? From different angles? Preferably looking down on to the top of his head. I wanna see the frame of those glasses and how they are painted!

Much appreciated if you do

Batfreak
05-26-2009, 06:19 AM
where have these figs been found? what stores? i dont know where they are selling these, have these hit the US yet?

crazypredator2
05-26-2009, 07:05 AM
where have these figs been found? what stores? i dont know where they are selling these, have these hit the US yet?
only internet stores so far, haven't seen any at retail stores yet.

hordeall
05-26-2009, 07:45 AM
any pics of the new neca 18 inch one yet I see its for preorder

Morbach
05-26-2009, 07:47 AM
these aren't great but for like $15-$20 it's not bad. I'm still getting MOM,I don't know about the others.

Batfreak
05-26-2009, 07:51 AM
so they havent really hit in the US yet? only overseas?

crazypredator2
05-26-2009, 08:20 AM
so they havent really hit in the US yet? only overseas?
yes u.s. internet stores.

Idpullthecurtains
05-26-2009, 09:52 AM
Neca said the the Arnie figures have two heads each? I guess that is not the case? Or is it?

crazypredator2
05-26-2009, 10:25 AM
Neca said the the Arnie figures have two heads each? I guess that is not the case? Or is it?I think the series 2 arnold with the gatlin gun is going to have 2 heads, one normal ,one battle damaged.

Idpullthecurtains
05-26-2009, 10:42 AM
I think the series 2 arnold with the gatlin gun is going to have 2 heads, one normal ,one battle damaged.

Yeh I hope so. But on Necas official website they DO say these S1 figures come with alternate heads. But I guess they dont?

Darth_Fatso
05-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Saw these at FYE today. Didn't have the cash to pick em' up but the Pescadaro Termie looks really good for the scale imo though I don't know if I'll be picking up the Endo now after seeing it first hand.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
05-31-2009, 12:38 PM
I haven't picked up any 6" figures for a while but these Arnie figures look great so i'll get these. Like others have said though, i don't think i need that Endo, it looks weak.

Batfreak
06-01-2009, 10:38 AM
so, these havent really hit in the US yet, huh?

a-dev
06-01-2009, 12:40 PM
We've already seen in-box photos - theres no alternate heads. One figure from series 2 will have a second head with it - the battle-damaged arm version. It will have both SWAT attack facial damage and the damage from the end of the film.

Darth_Fatso
06-01-2009, 04:51 PM
so, these havent really hit in the US yet, huh?

I've seen the 7" figure at FYE and I'm in Cali.

River Man
06-01-2009, 05:42 PM
I've looked around at FYE and TRU, K-Mart... nothing yet here.

Batfreak
06-02-2009, 05:31 AM
I've seen the 7" figure at FYE and I'm in Cali.


which figure? also, i hear too that california gets new stuff before any of the other states do. i hope that FYE starts carrying them, that would be convinient but they also like to overcharge there sh**. 9 bucks for 1 star wars figure! im scared to think what the T2 figs will be.

a-dev
06-02-2009, 05:54 AM
Seriously when are these figures going to start showing up? The films been out for about 18 years! Get your timing right NECA. :D

dalekidea
06-02-2009, 09:06 AM
im getting the endo this week and im in the uk ! ;)

Platty
06-02-2009, 09:49 AM
Where have you got them from dalekidea?

a-dev
06-02-2009, 11:27 AM
im getting the endo this week and im in the uk ! ;)

Just the endo? Of all three you're getting the endo? Unusual choice. Its the most thoroughly criticised figure of the bunch. I'm getting it because it was the only way I was able to preorder this line on BBTS, ordering all 3 figures of each wave. I suppose it won't be any harm to have the NECA endo mixed in with my McFarlanes.

dalekidea
06-02-2009, 12:22 PM
Where have you got them from dalekidea?

theres a nice little enay store selling them for about £13 dont know if thats a good price or not , its in england any way ive picked up the endo becasue im going to be making a stop motion film with it

CelticPredator
06-02-2009, 01:38 PM
13 is about the same as we pay in the states.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-02-2009, 01:45 PM
I ordered these off ebay the other day, it worked out at £28 delivered for the two Arnies. I could have picked them up cheaper at Forbidden Planet in Manchester but when you take paying for parking and all the messing around getting there... it pretty much works out the same.

Darth_Fatso
06-02-2009, 02:40 PM
which figure? also, i hear too that california gets new stuff before any of the other states do. i hope that FYE starts carrying them, that would be convinient but they also like to overcharge there sh**. 9 bucks for 1 star wars figure! im scared to think what the T2 figs will be.

All of em'. I ment to say figures.

sentry118
06-02-2009, 07:32 PM
Got all 3 the other day, I am pretty happy with them for the most part. Nice to have fresh Arnie figures, the next series look much better though.

a-dev
06-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Got all 3 the other day, I am pretty happy with them for the most part. Nice to have fresh Arnie figures, the next series look much better though.

Do they look to you like he's making a face? Like hes deliberately jutting his chin forward?

Balsquat
06-02-2009, 08:28 PM
Any word on the 12 inch Pescadero figure yet?

TerminatorMan
06-02-2009, 08:31 PM
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/quezadawife/117_0095.jpg[/IMG][/

This comparison shows how great the Hot Toys endo looks.

dalekidea
06-03-2009, 03:31 AM
for the scale i dont think the neca endo looks at all that bad for the price

TerminatorMan
06-03-2009, 03:53 AM
for the scale i dont think the neca endo looks at all that bad for the price

agreed, neca is not that bad for the price. It is pretty good.

dalekidea
06-03-2009, 05:59 AM
yeh i mean i wopuldnt have ordered one if it didnt look the slightest good

Morbach
06-03-2009, 12:18 PM
yeah I agree. They're like $15.00-$20.00 they're not expensive but they're not ht quality but you get what you pay for :D

dalekidea
06-03-2009, 01:31 PM
yeh deffo, i think it looks petty damn good

Batfreak
06-03-2009, 04:09 PM
Got all 3 the other day, I am pretty happy with them for the most part. Nice to have fresh Arnie figures, the next series look much better though.

what store did you get them at? are you in the states?

Darth_Fatso
06-03-2009, 04:33 PM
Got the Pesco Escape Termie today. Definantly the best of the bunch and not a bad price at $14.99.

Platty
06-03-2009, 04:49 PM
Nice purchase mate, gonna post som epics at all? Cheers

Darth_Fatso
06-03-2009, 05:12 PM
I would post pics but my cam has been broke for nearly 2 years and I've been too lazy (and cheap) to buy another. Trust me though the Pescadero Termie is the best of the bunch so far. Can't wait for the BD version though.

Platty
06-03-2009, 05:23 PM
What are the glasses like on the head?

Does the rims of the glasses kind of mould on to the face? And how is it painted?

cheers

JimCem99
06-03-2009, 06:24 PM
any word on the 12"?

a-dev
06-03-2009, 06:35 PM
What are the glasses like on the head?

Does the rims of the glasses kind of mould on to the face? And how is it painted?

cheers

I'm pondering what the loose sunglasses provided with McFarlanes MM4 T-800 would look like on the man or machine headsculpt. Remember those? They were useless for that particular figure because they only provided the one overly battledamaged head. Its just that from what we saw earlier in the thread the frames on the Pescadero escape figure's sunglasses look really excessively thick sculpted around the head - they cheaped a bit there. I would have preferred had they handled the sunglasses as either a loose accessory or in the same way McFarlane created the glasses on their Austin Powers figures which were fixed to the head but sculpted seperately.

And JimCem99 I've no clue about the 12". All we can go on is the estimated release dates probably displayed with the preorders on various sites.

Darth_Fatso
06-03-2009, 07:36 PM
The glasses appear to be a seperate peice of plastic but are glued onto the head through the eye sockets. They look and fit fine and are not bulky.

Platty
06-03-2009, 07:41 PM
That's good to know, thanks fatso.

Darth_Fatso
06-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Actually upon closer inspection, the part of the glasses that connect to the ears are sculpted while the rims/lenses are a seperate peice. Still it looks fine.

Morbach
06-04-2009, 11:40 AM
I'm still waiting on my FYE or Spencer's to get them so I can pick them up :D

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-04-2009, 12:51 PM
My Pescadero Escape and Man or Machine Arnies arrived today and im really pleased with them, they both look great.

I'll take some shots when i have my camera handy.

dalekidea
06-04-2009, 01:33 PM
can we see some more picures?

Platty
06-04-2009, 02:51 PM
My Pescadero Escape and Man or Machine Arnies arrived today and im really pleased with them, they both look great.

I'll take some shots when i have my camera handy.

Thought you already had him mate! Or am I getting confused

Voorhees27
06-04-2009, 09:12 PM
I picked up the Pescadero Escape today from a local figure shop. This thing is pretty damn impressive for a 7" figure guys. I highly recommend getting it, its kinda overpriced at $25 (Fortunate Canadian deals :D) but imo the only one that is a must.

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5655.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5657.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5659.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5660.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5658.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5661.jpg

dalekidea
06-05-2009, 12:53 AM
a very nice figure\! i just got my endo in, apart from the eyes being a light wierd i think its great i will be doing a repaint on the eyes to match them up and also i will be painting some battle damage and flesh marks

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 01:18 AM
My local FYE just got them in last night. MoM was an easy pass. The Endo, I had to think about. In the end, I couldn't justify $18 after tax for "grumpy old monkey" Endo. The Pescadero figure, however, is awesome for the scale and price.

I'll try to remember to take pictures later today.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-05-2009, 02:17 AM
Thought you already had him mate! Or am I getting confused

No, i ordered it the other day, but they both arrived yesterday.

So far i've only opened the Pescadero Escape figure and it's awesome, in perfect scale with McFarlanes T3 figures. It's also possible to put the head on McFarlanes Movie Maniacs T-800 figure.

Platty
06-05-2009, 03:00 AM
Coool :D

Those pics above are cool thanks Terminator.

Could you possibly take a picture from a birds eye view of the figure? As in, looking down onto the top of his head? I'm really eager to see how those glasses look.

Agen
06-05-2009, 06:19 AM
Awesome!

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6290/necat2heavygunner2.jpg

Voorhees27
06-05-2009, 06:19 AM
Coool :D

Those pics above are cool thanks Terminator.

Could you possibly take a picture from a birds eye view of the figure? As in, looking down onto the top of his head? I'm really eager to see how those glasses look.

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5656.jpg

It looks kinda funny from up top because they just painted the tops a skin colour.

Platty
06-05-2009, 06:25 AM
Damn. That's what I was dreading. Looks like i'm gonna have to paint them black and put up with it...but that's bloody shocking from Neca. On something as important as the headsculpt as well.

A-dev, I might do what you are planning to do, get the man or machine figure and swap the heads, and see if the McFarlane glasses from the T-800 Movie maniacs figure work.

sentry118
06-05-2009, 07:25 AM
Awesome!

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6290/necat2heavygunner2.jpg

I can't wait for that one.

a-dev
06-05-2009, 08:02 AM
A-dev, I might do what you are planning to do, get the man or machine figure and swap the heads, and see if the McFarlane glasses from the T-800 Movie maniacs figure work.

I just hope I can find them! all my stuff is packed up in boxes and I could quite easily not be able to find the damn things! I should have 3 pairs as I bought 3 of that figure although I'm pretty sure at least one broke.

It looks AWFUL from the top-down view. Thanks for that pic TheTerminator - but you have confirmed something truly horrific about this figure. So I now consider it essential to try the MM4 sunglasses on a MoM headsculpt (whose eyes are a painted a bit iffy anyway from what I can tell.

However on a positive note I'm glad to hear that not only are these in scale with McFarlane's figures but that apparently you could transfer one of the NECA heads onto the McF MM4 T-800, so says Corporal Dwayne Hicks.

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 09:59 AM
Here are some quick pictures of my Pescadero Terminator:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_01.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_02.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_03.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_04.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_05.jpg

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 10:02 AM
Shooting the T-1000 through the elevator roof


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_06.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_07.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_08.jpg

Morbach
06-05-2009, 10:03 AM
nice pics! :D

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 10:05 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_09.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_10.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_11.jpg

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 10:07 AM
"Come with me if you to live..."


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_13.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/NECApescaderoT800_12.jpg

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 10:07 AM
nice pics! :D

Thanks!

I posted two more batches after you saw them.

Morbach
06-05-2009, 10:10 AM
it looks great! :D

uscmhicks
06-05-2009, 10:25 AM
nice photos , I keep forgetting how small this is.

Poe Ghostal
06-05-2009, 10:38 AM
Hey all--

Here's my review of the new NECA T2 T-800 "Pescadero Escape" figure (there's a mouthful). Shorter version: incredible.

Thanks Tankman!

T2 T-800 Pescadero Escape review (http://www.poeghostal.com/2009/06/review-t-800-pescadero-escape-terminator-2-judgment-day.html)

http://www.poeghostal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/neca_t2_pesc-7-127x150.jpg

crazypredator2
06-05-2009, 10:46 AM
great reveiw, i can't wait for the 12 inch version.

mattman6886
06-05-2009, 10:48 AM
Heres some pics of the Man or Machine fig I got. He definitely looks better with his head tilted down and when posed with his arm up like in the movie than he does in the box.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/mattman6886/IMG_3959.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/mattman6886/IMG_3961.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/mattman6886/IMG_3963.jpg

bigosik
06-05-2009, 11:11 AM
I picked up the Pescadero Escape today from a local figure shop. This thing is pretty damn impressive for a 7" figure guys. I highly recommend getting it, its kinda overpriced at $25 (Fortunate Canadian deals :D) but imo the only one that is a must.


http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5658.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5661.jpg

Finaly a muscular perfect Terminator body, looks cleary better then the Premium Sideshow version which was too thin.

I hope Neca make a 18 inch soon.
The most realistic T-800 look, perfect.

T2FANATIC
06-05-2009, 11:28 AM
This figure looks ok. The paint on the shades blows ass tho.

A.L.I.E.N
06-05-2009, 12:32 PM
Can't wait for 12" T2 line!!!! Will get, Mental asylum raid and Cyberdyne raid! Sorry for inaccurate names!

a-dev
06-05-2009, 01:06 PM
I dunno man the paint looks a bit messy to me. And the sculpting seam dividing the head in half is too visible for my liking. Then theres the way the sunglasses are sculpted onto the head and painted flesh tones-

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5656.jpg

nasty. Good likeness with the sunglasses though. And the body sculpt is unbeaten in any scale.

Poe Ghostal
06-05-2009, 01:13 PM
Well, I suspect the collectors around here may be a bit more discerning than most when it comes to paint apps...I didn't even notice the sunglasses thing on mine.

a-dev
06-05-2009, 01:13 PM
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/mattman6886/IMG_3959.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/mattman6886/IMG_3961.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/mattman6886/IMG_3963.jpg

Too much blood painted on that endo arm. It spoils it IMO - a real step down from the prototype. I'm going to have to do something about that. Maybe customise my own arm from a McFarlane endo or NECA endo. Splice parts even.


This figure looks ok. The paint on the shades blows ass tho.

I know. How did they think it was a good idea to paint the inside of the 'handlebars' in flesh tones??? Its >>>>ing distracting!

MaulFan
06-05-2009, 01:56 PM
Dissappointed when I got to my LCS today, they had 1 Pescadero and there was a big chunk of what looked like dried up super glue on the cheek, I wasn't spending $17 to find out it couldn't be removed with damaging the figure, guess I'll just have to order these online somewhere.

Voorhees27
06-05-2009, 01:59 PM
Dissappointed when I got to my LCS today, they had 1 Pescadero and there was a big chunk of what looked like dried up super glue on the cheek, I wasn't spending $17 to find out it couldn't be removed with damaging the figure, guess I'll just have to order these online somewhere.

They aren't getting anymore in? I was lucky I had 3 to choose from, one was as pale in the face as Michael Jackson. :lol

MaulFan
06-05-2009, 02:01 PM
They aren't getting anymore in? I was lucky I had 3 to choose from, one was as pale in the face as Michael Jackson. :lol

No, it's a small little shop, their main sales are DVDs and CDs with some comics, figurines and other oddities available, but the NECA stuff is often a peg warmer, it'll likely be a couple months before they get more unless they sell what they've got. I've got so few in hand options to get these, I'll save myself running around all over to find them and just go online, it'll cost as much shipping as wasted gas.

Platty
06-05-2009, 02:14 PM
The only thing wrong with the pescedaro escape is those damn shades. Otherwise perfect figure.

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 02:20 PM
No, it's a small little shop, their main sales are DVDs and CDs with some comics, figurines and other oddities available, but the NECA stuff is often a peg warmer, it'll likely be a couple months before they get more unless they sell what they've got. I've got so few in hand options to get these, I'll save myself running around all over to find them and just go online, it'll cost as much shipping as wasted gas.

Sean, go to FYE if you have one in your local mall. That's where I grabbed mine, and several others on here have found them there as well.

MaulFan
06-05-2009, 02:33 PM
Sean, go to FYE if you have one in your local mall. That's where I grabbed mine, and several others on here have found them there as well.

That was actually my first stop, local FYE had nothing. I was out anyway today and needed to stop for some stuff so it wasn't a wasted trip, but at this point, I could hit up other stores with the same luck, so it's probably easiest just to order them offline.

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 02:36 PM
That was actually my first stop, local FYE had nothing. I was out anyway today and needed to stop for some stuff so it wasn't a wasted trip, but at this point, I could hit up other stores with the same luck, so it's probably easiest just to order them offline.

Give it a few days. I'd been checking mine nearly every other day for a week, and they literally just stocked them last night around 7:00 pm. Seeing as how I'm in Pennsylvania and you're still north of me, they might just be trickling into your region.

Sachiel
06-05-2009, 02:42 PM
Plus the thing is 7" tall so stuff like that looks worse when blown up in photos.

MaulFan
06-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Give it a few days. I'd been checking mine nearly every other day for a week, and they literally just stocked them last night around 7:00 pm. Seeing as how I'm in Pennsylvania and you're still north of me, they might just be trickling into your region.

Yeah, Mass is quite slow. When I was younger, we used to take trips to Connecticut to hit a certain mall there my parents liked to go to, I always enjoyed the trip because the TRU down there always had things long before up here.

bigosik
06-05-2009, 03:24 PM
Why Neca didnt make 18 inches of the best figures like Conan , Ash and Terminator ?
That annoys me !
Only as example : Neca published four 18 inch Jack Sparrow figures and three Jason Vorhees figures and of a masterpiece like Terminator we get only a small 12 inch figure ?!!?

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 04:53 PM
OK...so I had a little TOO much fun with this figure. But it's proof that the articulation isn't as limited as it seems. You just need a little imagination...

:lol


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/T800_originalbadass.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/T800_allthatjazz.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/T800_theCeline.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/T800_thefonz.jpg

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 04:55 PM
"Gotcha!!!"

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/T800_gotcha.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/T800_coolcollage02.jpg




"He's...too sexy for his chrome..."

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/SithLord0498/T800_coolcollage01.jpg

MaulFan
06-05-2009, 05:03 PM
Well, I'm very pleased with these figures, looked great in the store, just not accepting flaws that are visible right in the packaged, I'll hold out for one that looks good, nice knowing it'll be worth the victory of scoring it when I finally do.

MANGLORD
06-05-2009, 05:07 PM
woo hoo his arms move

a-dev
06-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Oh for all the disappointment I may have in the production versions of these figures after the fantastic prototypes I remain thrilled with the articulation. Its really as much as I would want on a figure in this scale. I think leg articulation would have cheapened the appearance of these figures - made them very toylike with visible joints and gaps in the hips and knees. I don't need Arnie doing roundhouse kicks.

JGouse0498
06-05-2009, 05:35 PM
woo hoo his arms move

Yeah and with that you can get a very broad spectrum of poses out of it.

Guess the glass is half empty where you are... :rolleyes:



And just for the record, I would've preferred more articulation too. I'm not a big fan of the statuesque legs either, but make some lemonade out of those damn lemons!!! :banana

MaulFan
06-05-2009, 05:40 PM
I guess I'm used to NECA/McFarlane and the permanent sculpt legs, actually NECA is more articulated overall than McFarlane. And I believe the Pescadero proto didn't even show signs of articulation at the elbows, so I found that to be a nice surprise in production.

the angry orc
06-05-2009, 05:51 PM
the 'man or machine' figure is actually my favorite. i had no desire to pick it up until i saw it in the store.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k73/the_angry_orc/013-4.jpg

a-dev
06-05-2009, 06:19 PM
What happened to the sculpted fleshy bits on the exposed endo arm as we saw in the protos?? :confused:

I'm surprised anyone is saying MoM is their favourite - it really took a dive in quality. The face paint apps are brutal - no better than a Hasbro 3 3/4" Star wars figure. The Endo arm is now saturated in spotted blood which it was not in the film nor on the 2up figure, the sculpted fleshy bits are gone, and it just looks decidedly undetailed compared to the proto. Observe..

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/TF2009/NecaT2/IMG_3011.JPG

Thats what I wanted.

stshammgod
06-05-2009, 06:57 PM
I'm sure the glasses will be a separate piece on the 12" figure.

the angry orc
06-05-2009, 07:08 PM
never saw the proto pics. still dig it.

xenoviper
06-05-2009, 07:48 PM
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5656.jpg


aww... why dont they go for the removable sunglasses look instead. Just like the old time McFarlane one.

Darth_Fatso
06-05-2009, 09:49 PM
I dunno man the paint looks a bit messy to me. And the sculpting seam dividing the head in half is too visible for my liking. Then theres the way the sunglasses are sculpted onto the head and painted flesh tones-

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5656.jpg

nasty. Good likeness with the sunglasses though. And the body sculpt is unbeaten in any scale.

It's not anywhere near as noticable in person. This is a great figure for the size and for around a $15 price range (give or take a few dollars) it really can't be beat imo. Great review btw Poe. I agree 100% with it.

CelticPredator
06-05-2009, 10:37 PM
The paint on the face is messy. Fact. ]

Sculpt is nice though.

Darth_Fatso
06-05-2009, 11:12 PM
Imho the paint on the Termies are actually better than most of Neca's other figure lines. Most of their stuff is either hit or miss in the paint department (RE5 figures for example) but from all the Terminator figures I've seen the paint apps appear pretty good.

plasmid303
06-05-2009, 11:22 PM
Is this one the only one in the set worth getting?

Darth_Fatso
06-05-2009, 11:45 PM
For me, it's the only one I'll be getting at the moment. I cant wait to see the Battle Damaged version though.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-06-2009, 04:43 AM
Here's my two figures...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/lavjoricso/termi1.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/lavjoricso/termi2.gif

With Neca's head on McFarlanes MM4 T-800 body...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/lavjoricso/termi3.gif

And size compared to McFarlanes T3 T-850 figure. As you can see, scale wise they fit in perfect with all McFarlanes figures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/lavjoricso/termi4.gif

Reinhardt
06-06-2009, 04:47 AM
looks fantastic on the McFarlane figure!!!

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-06-2009, 04:50 AM
looks fantastic on the McFarlane figure!!!

It really does... the McFarlane figure has been in my attic for years ( i only got it down for the photo and to see if the head would fit ) but now i'm tempted to get another Neca figure to display it like that.

MANGLORD
06-06-2009, 05:12 AM
this is what i ended up doing with mcfarlane arnie

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h108/brillcosby/2008_11220004.jpg

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-06-2009, 05:23 AM
In the past i've been very critical of Neca's paint but the T2 figures look really good overall, i'm pleased with my two.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-06-2009, 05:30 AM
Haha ... that's quality :lol

Poe Ghostal
06-06-2009, 06:22 AM
The paint on the face is messy. Fact. ]

Rrrreally not seeing that, personally.

http://www.poeghostal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/neca_t2_pesc-4.jpg

That's about as clean as you're ever going to see at the 7" scale.

cr`
06-06-2009, 06:49 AM
just saw the t2 set at a local store. i was worried about skin colored sunglasses as well, but upon seeing the fig in person it's really not as bad as in the close up photos.

paint app is still somewhat an issue though. have to be selective to get a good one.

a-dev
06-06-2009, 09:59 AM
This is the problem with buying online. I have to take what I get. I have a feeling I'll be looking to find these at retail aswell.

a-dev
06-06-2009, 10:04 AM
Haha ... that's quality :lol

Thanks for posting those pics with the McFarlane figures. Good to know theres cross compatibility there. I have a feeling Tankman had a hand in ensuring that.

About the head you put on the MM4 - does it actually insert into the socket or have you just placed it there?

Finally that MM4 figure can realise its full potential once we get the BD headsculpts! After how many years??

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-07-2009, 03:27 AM
Thanks for posting those pics with the McFarlane figures. Good to know theres cross compatibility there. I have a feeling Tankman had a hand in ensuring that.

About the head you put on the MM4 - does it actually insert into the socket or have you just placed it there?

Finally that MM4 figure can realise its full potential once we get the BD headsculpts! After how many years??

No probs mate... the head sits on the MM4 neck area steadily, i just put a tiny bit of blu-tack underneath to make sure it stayed sturdy.

cr`
06-07-2009, 09:20 AM
What happened to the sculpted fleshy bits on the exposed endo arm as we saw in the protos?? :confused:

I'm surprised anyone is saying MoM is their favourite - it really took a dive in quality. The face paint apps are brutal - no better than a Hasbro 3 3/4" Star wars figure. The Endo arm is now saturated in spotted blood which it was not in the film nor on the 2up figure, the sculpted fleshy bits are gone, and it just looks decidedly undetailed compared to the proto. Observe..

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/TF2009/NecaT2/IMG_3011.JPG

Thats what I wanted.

i'm more dissapointed with the eyes. the proto above has a perfect face sculpt. perfect. this makes me worry about the series 2 arnie, since both are to have the same head sculpt on them. hope they'll pick a better factory to do the paint app.

MaulFan
06-07-2009, 09:22 AM
i'm more dissapointed with the eyes. the proto has a perfect face sculpt. perfect. this makes me worry about the series 2 arnie, since both are to have the same head sculpt on them. hope they'll pick a better factory to do the paint app.

Not likely, the production figures get traditional toy eyes, white with an iris and a line for the eye lashed along the eyelid, very basic, the proto is painted with care and realism.

Platty
06-07-2009, 09:40 AM
http://images.play.com/covers/10360849x.jpg

http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/10360849/Terminator-2-7-Battle-Damaged-T-800-Action-Figure/Product.html#

http://images.play.com/covers/10360819x.jpg

http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/10360819/Terminator-2-7-T-800-With-Minigun-Action-Figure/Product.html#

They both look absolutely awesome. If neca get the battle damage right on the damaged figure, it will be the best 7 incher, ever!

And how good does the minigun figure look? I bet it's very heavy, and will feel great in the hands.
Woah! Looking forward to these two, if they turn out like the first set i'll be happy.

Love how the damaged one features 2 heads, the spare one will be perfect to put on the movie maniacs mcfarlane figure!

In a way i'm glad the pescedaro escape is the only figure with a head that features sun glasses, after that awful paint / sculpting job.

a-dev
06-07-2009, 10:34 AM
So that would be the first pic of the fully BD head we've seen? Looks very good. Although I now know to expect rather more disimprovement in the paintwork than I would like in the production piece. I worry about the BD heads in particular actually, the coolness of the exposed endo skull could well be negated by sloppy work on the eyes like the MoM figure.


No probs mate... the head sits on the MM4 neck area steadily, i just put a tiny bit of blu-tack underneath to make sure it stayed sturdy.

Blu-tack! I've used that stuff a few times on figures. So I take it then that it doesn't actually fit into the socket of the MM4 in any way - still, as long as it looks good and natural.

The pics below show my best effort to get a head with an Arnie likeness on my MM4 with custom-damaged arm. You'll recognise it as the T3 box set 'End Battle' head. But it was never entirely suitable, obviously because the battedamage is not accurate to T2 but also because it was sculpted without much in the way of a neck and what neck is there is cut at an angle so I haphazardly cut off a section of the original MM4's neck to put under it. But NECA's figures have appropriate necks to fit this body without any ugly cutting or additions. So I'm thrilled with that.

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(1).jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(2).jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(3).jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/adev/McFarlaneMM4customs%20(4).jpg

I'm still going to use this custom but with a fully BD head from the new NECA figure which will in turn use the SWAT attack battle damaged head. My other uncustomised MM4 T-800 will get the SWAT damage head from my 2nd NECA BD figure and which in turn will use the fully BD head. The original head that came with MM4 can finally be consigned to the spare parts box.

edit- just rereading those last sentences it strikes me how hard they are to get through...dunno how else to retype it though!

Platty
06-07-2009, 10:37 AM
As I said i think the spare head with the minigun figure (the one in the little box, top right) will look great on the Mcfarlane effort.

a-dev
06-07-2009, 10:45 AM
As I said i think the spare head with the minigun figure (the one in the little box, top right) will look great on the Mcfarlane effort.

Yep, thats what I tend to call the SWAT attack BD head. Its the more scene accurate head for what the MM4 represents.

Those look amazing, I'd be all over 12inchers of those. Heres to hoping that the 12" pescadero at least has properly sculpted sunglasses. Imagine the flesh coloured rims blown up to 1/6th - unforgiveable.

turtlepower73
06-07-2009, 10:46 AM
those are nice, i am going to have to get myself a set of those.

Platty
06-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Yep, thats what I tend to call the SWAT attack BD head. Its the more scene accurate head for what the MM4 represents.
Yeah, i'd refer to it as SWAT attack as well. I've lost the accessories from the McFarlane figure, may have to buy him again now!


Those look amazing, I'd be all over 12inchers of those. Heres to hoping that the 12" pescadero at least has properly sculpted sunglasses. Imagine the flesh coloured rims blown up to 1/6th - unforgiveable.
It really would! I'd probably leave the 12" anyway, not really into them.

Dwayne, how did you get the head off the Movie maniacs figure? I will attempt to do it, but might want to put it back at a later date. So I wouldn't wanna damage the figure or head. Cheers

a-dev
06-07-2009, 11:14 AM
Dwayne, how did you get the head off the Movie maniacs figure? I will attempt to do it, but might want to put it back at a later date. So I wouldn't wanna damage the figure or head. Cheers

Boil&pop did it for me in the past. I wonder is it the same for the NECA one.

And my question for Dwayne - do you have the sunglasses from MM4? What do they look like on the Man or Machine headsculpt?

Buttmunch
06-07-2009, 11:18 AM
http://images.play.com/covers/10360849x.jpg

http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/10360849/Terminator-2-7-Battle-Damaged-T-800-Action-Figure/Product.html#

http://images.play.com/covers/10360819x.jpg

http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/10360819/Terminator-2-7-T-800-With-Minigun-Action-Figure/Product.html#

They both look absolutely awesome. If neca get the battle damage right on the damaged figure, it will be the best 7 incher, ever!

And how good does the minigun figure look? I bet it's very heavy, and will feel great in the hands.
Woah! Looking forward to these two, if they turn out like the first set i'll be happy.

Love how the damaged one features 2 heads, the spare one will be perfect to put on the movie maniacs mcfarlane figure!

In a way i'm glad the pescedaro escape is the only figure with a head that features sun glasses, after that awful paint / sculpting job.

I wouldn't be too sure about that. NECA has been known for some low-blow variants. All of those AVP:R Predators come to mind. Masked, unmaksed closed mouth, unmasked open mouth, etc. Until I see a packaging pic with both heads I'm betting it will be a variant.

MaulFan
06-07-2009, 11:21 AM
I wouldn't be too sure about that. NECA has been known for some low-blow variants. All of those AVP:R Predators come to mind. Masked, unmaksed closed mouth, unmasked open mouth, etc. Until I see a packaging pic with both heads I'm betting it will be a variant.

The sculptor of the NECA figures confirmed it'd be one figure, like their Rob Zombie Michael Myers had swappable heads.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Boil&pop did it for me in the past. I wonder is it the same for the NECA one.

And my question for Dwayne - do you have the sunglasses from MM4? What do they look like on the Man or Machine headsculpt?

Yeah, boil & pop was how i got the MM4 head off. I don't have the MM4 sunglasses anymore, though i would have thought they would be too small for the Man or Machine sculpt, the MM4 and T3 heads are slightly smaller than Neca's sculpts.

Platty
06-07-2009, 01:00 PM
I wouldn't be too sure about that. NECA has been known for some low-blow variants. All of those AVP:R Predators come to mind. Masked, unmaksed closed mouth, unmasked open mouth, etc. Until I see a packaging pic with both heads I'm betting it will be a variant.
Would they really advertise a completely different figure by way of showing an alternate head on the same picture?

Starkiller
06-07-2009, 01:29 PM
NEED, not want...

Agen
06-08-2009, 06:25 AM
Here's mine!

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8273/agent201.jpg

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3425/agent202.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4959/agent203.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/640/agent204.jpg

Platty
06-08-2009, 07:46 AM
Awesome pics, thanks agen.

Could you take pics of the Man or machine head on the Pescadero figure body? cheers

Morbach
06-08-2009, 07:54 AM
I really want the man or machine one the most :rock :rock

Platty
06-08-2009, 08:06 AM
Neca should do a deluxe 2 pack to round off the series, or something.

Get on this, right...The T-100 in his Cop uniform on the Police Bike & The T-800 on the Harley Fatboy, complete with shotgun and poseable right arm for shooting poses.

How unbelievably awesome would that be!? I'd buy that in an instant.

Kaijuboy
06-08-2009, 09:19 AM
Neca should do a deluxe 2 pack to round off the series, or something.

Get on this, right...The T-100 in his Cop uniform on the Police Bike & The T-800 on the Harley Fatboy, complete with shotgun and poseable right arm for shooting poses.

How unbelievably awesome would that be!? I'd buy that in an instant.

^^^ That would be BEYOND AWESOME. Why has no one done biked figures yet? :confused:

Platty
06-08-2009, 10:44 AM
I don't know but i'd put my money on neca doing a good Job.

The end battle T3 box set was great

Idpullthecurtains
06-08-2009, 05:04 PM
AWESOME pics, thanks for posting. How much are these retailing at?

Matt S
06-08-2009, 07:45 PM
The new pics look good. I just have issues with the eye paint work...not as good as the proto, but they never are.

tylerdurden
06-08-2009, 07:51 PM
still kinda disappointed that they're not doing any 12" except for the pescadero escape version. really wanted the battle-damaged one (with left arm missing).

7" is too small, and doesn't fit with anything in my collection.

JGouse0498
06-09-2009, 01:01 AM
still kinda disappointed that they're not doing any 12" except for the pescadero escape version. really wanted the battle-damaged one (with left arm missing).

7" is too small, and doesn't fit with anything in my collection.

Does NECA's 12 and 18 inch offerings usually sell well though? I often see the 18 inchers clogging shelves at local specialty stores (Spencers, etc.)

polonium
06-09-2009, 02:51 AM
Neca should do a deluxe 2 pack to round off the series, or something.

Get on this, right...The T-100 in his Cop uniform on the Police Bike & The T-800 on the Harley Fatboy, complete with shotgun and poseable right arm for shooting poses.

How unbelievably awesome would that be!? I'd buy that in an instant.:drool:drool:drool:drool I'd buy it before my brain start to think.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-09-2009, 03:01 AM
Does NECA's 12 and 18 inch offerings usually sell well though? I often see the 18 inchers clogging shelves at local specialty stores (Spencers, etc.)

Most sell quite well, especially the 18" Alien, RoboCop and figures of that nature. The only 18" figures they have made that haven't done that well are some of the Pirates of the Caribbean figures and the music figures.

I'm sure every version of the Arnie Terminator they put out in 12" and 18" scale would sell like hot cakes.

tylerdurden
06-09-2009, 04:51 AM
Does NECA's 12 and 18 inch offerings usually sell well though? I often see the 18 inchers clogging shelves at local specialty stores (Spencers, etc.)


Most sell quite well, especially the 18" Alien, RoboCop and figures of that nature. The only 18" figures they have made that haven't done that well are some of the Pirates of the Caribbean figures and the music figures.

I'm sure every version of the Arnie Terminator they put out in 12" and 18" scale would sell like hot cakes.

yep, that's what i think as well. their cult classics line was kinda hit n miss tho.

a-dev
06-09-2009, 06:59 AM
still kinda disappointed that they're not doing any 12" except for the pescadero escape version. really wanted the battle-damaged one (with left arm missing).

7" is too small, and doesn't fit with anything in my collection.

If the 12" Pescadero figure turns out good (especially if they fix the sunglasses issue) and if they made the BD figure in 12" it would definitely make me rather content even if Hot Toys never returned to the T2 license.

I'd still like to see Hot Toys do it but as long as NECA get the paint right, you can't go wrong with sculpts like these whereas with a super-poseable, fabric costume figure there are more variables involved - more potential for the body shape not turning out right, for the clothes not fitting right, for the neck/head join to look wierd, giraffe necks etc etc.

MaulFan
06-09-2009, 08:01 AM
Does NECA's 12 and 18 inch offerings usually sell well though? I often see the 18 inchers clogging shelves at local specialty stores (Spencers, etc.)

I personally don't think so, you can get the Hannibal and Rob Zombie Myers 18" figures for retail off eBay all day long. Even some of the older ones can be found for retail like the Endo or Carpenter Myers. At least the 18" figures. What's weird is it seems most of the time, there's 18" and 7", 12" are only so often. I'm sure with the 18", it comes down to how many people want a piece that large and within that group, how many are happy enough with a toy vs. say a Sideshow Premium format and things more upscale. Sure NECA's are $50 vs. $300 at Sideshow, but like I said, once you get to a certain physical size, your audience is looking for something else in a piece that NECA probably doesn't live up to. I've had 3 18" NECA figures and got rid of them all because they took up too much space and weren't that interesting in pose etc. to suck up the space over when I had the 7" versions which represent the resepective characters quite nicely.

tylerdurden
06-09-2009, 09:45 AM
If the 12" Pescadero figure turns out good (especially if they fix the sunglasses issue) and if they made the BD figure in 12" it would definitely make me rather content even if Hot Toys never returned to the T2 license.

I'd still like to see Hot Toys do it but as long as NECA get the paint right, you can't go wrong with sculpts like these whereas with a super-poseable, fabric costume figure there are more variables involved - more potential for the body shape not turning out right, for the clothes not fitting right, for the neck/head join to look wierd, giraffe necks etc etc.



u mean like the ht dutch figure? heh heh heh.

but seriously, i always prefered real fabric clothes/costumes over sculpted anytime. just for the added realism and the tactile appeal...

pantherz
06-09-2009, 09:52 AM
Most sell quite well, especially the 18" Alien, RoboCop and figures of that nature. The only 18" figures they have made that haven't done that well are some of the Pirates of the Caribbean figures and the music figures.

I'm sure every version of the Arnie Terminator they put out in 12" and 18" scale would sell like hot cakes.

Yes, would be a bestseller in 18" inch.
The film has so many fans, here would be a large figure particularly appropriate.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks
06-09-2009, 10:36 AM
I think with Terminator, you would also reach out to Joe public and get them interested in buying an 18" figure... i don't think it's something only collectors would buy.

Platty
06-09-2009, 03:49 PM
Could some one with both man and machine & the pescedaro figures post pics of the heads swapped round? Thanks.

Buttmunch
06-09-2009, 04:30 PM
The sculptor of the NECA figures confirmed it'd be one figure, like their Rob Zombie Michael Myers had swappable heads.

That is good news then. Its great when they do the swapable head thing, which is why those Predator variants seemed so low-blow. Could have easily just been a headswap accessory.


Would they really advertise a completely different figure by way of showing an alternate head on the same picture?

If it is just the variant, then yes. It is quite common to show the a variant like that, especially if it is just a variant headsculpt. But luckily Maulfan is saying they've confirmed a swapable head :rock

BuGz
06-10-2009, 12:14 PM
Just ordered a Endoskeleton. Whats the quality like on these figures? Are the endo's pretty possable?

I'll post up some pictures as soon as it arrives!

Bri:D

holtrax
06-10-2009, 12:47 PM
Not really that posable in terms of the 18 inch version. The quality is good enough not great but then for the price you get what you pay for in fairness. You can bend him legs arms and midsection as well as hands in rotation but really not great posability and your always limited in the poses you can set him in. But still its a great figure for the price and did i mention before....LIGHT UP EYES!....sorry but u can't beat the old light up eyes on the terminator figures.

To be honest I always have difficulty in trying to get it into a good pose so i settle for the t2 opening sequence pose during the future war as the camera focus on him crushing a skull then zooming up to him looking around at an explosion.

Batfreak
06-10-2009, 03:43 PM
i now have all 3 figures so far, seems FYE is the place to get then. my favorite is the pscardo escape arnie, and i LOOOOOOOOVE the fact that they gave him ball jointed elbows, because now you can put him in more poses. you can recreate all the scenes from the movie, from holding out the rifle with one hand "get down" scene, to holding it up badass style when he walks out of the elevator in slowmo. from the looks of it, the minigun arnie aka cyberdyne assualt looks like the elbows will be the same as the pascardo arnold which would be great cuz that means more poses. and the one good arm on the final battle arnie look BJ's as well.

also what i love is that you can swap heads with virtually all the arnies! i popped off the arm-revealing arnies head and put it on pescardo arnie so you can make those scenes where hes wearing no sunglasses like in the movie. you can also add sunglasses top arm revealing arnie, he still looks cool lol! so what im planning to do is takeing the spare head from the final battle arnie (the one with the minimal battle damage) and putting it on minigun arnie, then taking the bazooka from my T3 arnie and putting it in minigun arnies hand and viola, ultimate accurate cyberdyne assualt arnie! these figures beat the crap out of those mcfarlane T3 ones. these look more like arnie and have more articulation!

a-dev
06-10-2009, 04:58 PM
I don't remember there being a bazooka with either a T3 figure or in the cyberdyne assault scenes of T2. :confused: Unless you meant the grenade launcher but the one in T2 was a teargas gun - its close in appearance I suppose, so not a bad idea. The only problem is in the SWAT scene he also received his chest battledamage so just putting a BD head on wouldn't make it completely accurate. Ideally you could swap out the arms on these figures aswell so you could have the battedamaged chest of the BD figure with the intact arms of the mini-gun figure.

Buttmunch
06-10-2009, 05:00 PM
I don't remember there being a bazooka with either a T3 figure or in the cyberdyne assault scenes of T2. :confused: Unless you meant the grenade launcher but the one in T2 was a teargas gun - its close in appearance I suppose, so not a bad idea. The only problem is in the SWAT scene he also received his chest battledamage so just putting a BD head on wouldn't make it completely accurate. Ideally you could swap out the arms on these figures aswell so you could have the battedamaged chest of the BD figure with the intact arms of the mini-gun figure.

Perhaps the final battle figure will come with an interchangable arm too?

Platty
06-10-2009, 06:06 PM
Doubt it.

My message is not too short.

Batfreak
06-11-2009, 06:38 AM
I don't remember there being a bazooka with either a T3 figure or in the cyberdyne assault scenes of T2. :confused: Unless you meant the grenade launcher but the one in T2 was a teargas gun - its close in appearance I suppose, so not a bad idea. The only problem is in the SWAT scene he also received his chest battledamage so just putting a BD head on wouldn't make it completely accurate. Ideally you could swap out the arms on these figures aswell so you could have the battedamaged chest of the BD figure with the intact arms of the mini-gun figure.


yeah your right, totally forgot. yeah that bazooka thing that came with the "standard" T3 arnie is close enough in apearance to pass for the teargas gun but yeah his chest has to be damaged. so i guess to get a really accurate one you'd have to get another pescardo arnie, remove the left arm and somehow replace it on the final battle arnie. thing is, im not too good with that kinda thing, like i dont know how i would replace the arm and still have full range of motion cuz i dont know how neca puts the arms on. its not your typical BJ shoulder.

a-dev
06-11-2009, 07:31 AM
thing is, im not too good with that kinda thing,

Neither am I. I was hoping NECA would make it easy for us. Oh well, we can still get a lot of use out of these figures, even better if you have the McFarlane MM4 too. Its the paint jobs I'm mainly worried about right now.

Batfreak
06-12-2009, 07:21 AM
yes i have the mcfarlane T2 figure but its more like a statue then an action figure. great detail though, but i prefer figures with more articulation.

BuGz
06-12-2009, 08:38 AM
Endo arrived today! Nice figure. Although the eyes are abit ^^^^^ TBH. I'm gonna fix them up later tonight. Nice looking figure. Pitty it never came with a display base! :bangheadMy

Will post up some pictures later on tonight!

Bri:D

a-dev
06-12-2009, 08:48 AM
yes i have the mcfarlane T2 figure but its more like a statue then an action figure. great detail though, but i prefer figures with more articulation.

Well I doubt you'd be able to replicate the McFarlane figure's pose even with an articulated figure so its a good one to have nevertheless, especially when we put a BD NECA head on it.

BuGz
06-12-2009, 09:04 AM
I managed to get some free time so took a few shots of the endo:

Before painting the eye's

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/bmctoonz/P5280836.jpg

And after...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/bmctoonz/P5280837.jpg

I personally think it looks alot better.

Here is another shot!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/bmctoonz/P5280839.jpg

Cheers

Bri:D

a-dev
06-12-2009, 09:29 AM
You've improved it alright but i still think something is terribly off about that headsculpt.

Platty
06-12-2009, 10:04 AM
I do too, may have to buy the Neca Cult classice version instead.

-Super Hans-
06-12-2009, 11:07 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/bmctoonz/P5280836.jpg

"dude........ im so high."




someone please photoshop a doobie in his mouth :lol

BuGz
06-12-2009, 11:10 AM
Please don't.........

CelticPredator
06-12-2009, 11:28 AM
"dude........ im so high."




someone please photoshop a doobie in his mouth :lol


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/CelticPredator/Termadoobie.jpg

BuGz
06-12-2009, 11:50 AM
:tap ............*sigh*

-Super Hans-
06-12-2009, 12:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/CelticPredator/Termadoobie.jpg

:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol

MaulFan
06-12-2009, 12:35 PM
Should have my Pescadero and Man or Machine in a few days, shipped from Toys R Us. I tried a few places in person with no luck, shipping wasn't much and the price of the figures was like $13, that's like $4 cheaper than places that sell these things in hand anyway so I didn't lose any money going this route.

Batfreak
06-13-2009, 01:16 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/CelticPredator/Termadoobie.jpg


so silly... lol

tankman
06-13-2009, 03:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/CelticPredator/Termadoobie.jpg

LOL, he does look high. Oh man.

CelticPredator
06-13-2009, 03:15 PM
Oh well. Atleast the Arnie looks good. :lol

Computron34
06-13-2009, 11:56 PM
That is awesome!

Nocturne
06-14-2009, 09:13 AM
Yay for Photoshop, well it's one way to spend a Sunday ;)
http://i44.tinypic.com/149ulww.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/fn8vtf.jpg

-Super Hans-
06-14-2009, 10:04 AM
:lol cool shots noc :rock:rock

Nocturne
06-14-2009, 11:05 AM
Thanks Slug :) , put those together for an article I'm doing.
Also did head shots for the last 3 big terminator releases for a comparison
http://i42.tinypic.com/fxtnc2.jpg

uscmhicks
06-14-2009, 11:07 AM
love that shot of the lifesize there Nocturne. Have you got the full photo ?.

Nocturne
06-14-2009, 11:53 AM
yep, I took a few. If you want them straight off the camera (ie-huge) i'll PM any to you :)
http://i43.tinypic.com/2yx14hz.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/3029yld.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/14blxfr.jpg
(my favourite this one ;)
http://i44.tinypic.com/aenlmp.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/6z0leh.jpg

Platty
06-14-2009, 01:03 PM
Great shots, mate.

If you took any of the Neca Pescadero figure, with the man or machine head attached, could you please PM me those?

I'm very interested to see what the Pescadero figure looks like with the man or machine head!

Nocturne
06-14-2009, 01:19 PM
I did, mainly because the head is so easy to pop off. and without the pistol in the belt it's the only way to make a movie accurate Pescadero T-800.

The cool thing is even though the finger isn't set to the trigger you can get the other hand to hold the pistol from Man or Machine

http://i40.tinypic.com/qq1ehc.jpg

Platty
06-14-2009, 01:24 PM
That looks great, and if you aren't too fussed on not having the glasses, it solves the crap paint issue of the standard Pescadero head.

Cheers nocturne!

Nocturne
06-14-2009, 01:40 PM
I got lucky with my Pescadero head, it has a really nice paint app (with only one slight issue with the arms on one side of the sunglasses) and it doesn't have that ugly seam line running down it that some of the one's I've seen in this thread have.

Platty
06-14-2009, 01:57 PM
So it doesn't look like this? :

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5656.jpg

Nocturne
06-14-2009, 02:10 PM
Actually now that you mention it, it does. Guess it wasn't too noticeable. Better that though than having thin little arms and use all complaining that ours had snapped.

Platty
06-14-2009, 02:44 PM
Mmm yeah. I'd imagine it wouldn't look too bad with a repaint. I feel guilty now for pointing it out to you! :lol

Where did you get the from mate, btw? I'm thinking play.com for mine

Nocturne
06-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Thats where I got mine from :D they were ^^^^ hot on the shipping for those as well. Think I ordered them on the Monday evening and they arrived at my workplace on Thursday.

But as normal from play don't buy from them if you like to keep in the packaging. Regular as clockwork any box that comes from them has had the crap kicked out of it in transit.

Interestingly one came in a padded envelope and another in a cardboard sheath inside a bag. Very weird.

I didn't get the endo as I got the last one they release and I didn't want one with a monkey face :lol

You don't get the base with that one either do you ?

a-dev
06-14-2009, 03:28 PM
Actually now that you mention it, it does. Guess it wasn't too noticeable. Better that though than having thin little arms and use all complaining that ours had snapped.

No I'd rather have the thin little arms that snap. At least they could be glued back and everything would be fine. Theres nothing we can do to make it look better with the way it is. Painting the rims black won't improve the appearance any more than the flesh colour they are now.

Platty
06-14-2009, 05:06 PM
Thats where I got mine from :D they were ^^^^ hot on the shipping for those as well. Think I ordered them on the Monday evening and they arrived at my workplace on Thursday.

But as normal from play don't buy from them if you like to keep in the packaging. Regular as clockwork any box that comes from them has had the crap kicked out of it in transit.

Interestingly one came in a padded envelope and another in a cardboard sheath inside a bag. Very weird.

I didn't get the endo as I got the last one they release and I didn't want one with a monkey face :lol

You don't get the base with that one either do you ?

I've only ever bought one thing off play.com, the Chris Redfield resi 5 figure, it hardly fit in the box the top part was all bent over. Play.com shipping is very good but getting one off ebay could possibly be faster.

No I don't think you get a base with the endo. I'm gonna pass on this one as well and buy the previous one released.


No I'd rather have the thin little arms that snap. At least they could be glued back and everything would be fine. Theres nothing we can do to make it look better with the way it is. Painting the rims black won't improve the appearance any more than the flesh colour they are now.

I'm swapping the head with the Man of Machine anyway.

Blank
06-15-2009, 12:58 AM
The current wave has 3 figures. Does anyone know if the wave coming out in the fall will have a third figure?

maybe a improved endo?

Master Wayne
06-15-2009, 02:28 AM
Oh wow you can swap the heads? That's neat.

a-dev
06-15-2009, 04:08 AM
The current wave has 3 figures. Does anyone know if the wave coming out in the fall will have a third figure?

maybe a improved endo?

Yes its another endo. Not holding my breath on it being 'improved' though. The one in this wave was supposed to be 'improved' and its anything but with that headsculpt.

Johnny Utah
06-15-2009, 06:20 AM
Playmates is making figures from T1 and T2...hopefully NECA can make T1 figures soon too.

News here:

http://www.thearnoldfans.com/news/1489.htm

Batfreak
06-15-2009, 06:23 AM
i cant believe ppl are complaining about the pescardo head sculpt, its looks terrific and accurate and who looks at arnie from the top of his head? cmon, srsly. the nitpicking has now begun.

Batfreak
06-15-2009, 06:26 AM
interesting...

Q
06-15-2009, 06:42 AM
They did some a great job on these... Way better than Mcfarlane one! Cant wait for series 2

a-dev
06-15-2009, 07:00 AM
Interesting indeed. Playmates are the kiddy ones though aren't they? I wouldn't buy those but I wonder exactly what their T1 license covers (likenesses?) and if they can get it, definitely, can NECA and Hot Toys get it too...because honest to god it'd be about time we had proper T1 figures, with full likenesses and no kiddy gimmicks as I expect these playmates ones will have.

a-dev
06-15-2009, 07:05 AM
Still nothing from BBTS where I ordered mine from. At least since I'm getting 2 sets of each series I'll have 2 chances to get good paintjobs.

And I can't wait to see how the 12" fits in with my 1/6th scale collection. I hope they have seperately sculpted sunglasses on him and not the way its done on the 7".

My main beef with them right now is the Man or Machine figure - it turned out vastly inferior to the prototype. Theres a distinct lack of detail on the endo-arm and its way too bloodied.

a-dev
06-15-2009, 07:19 AM
The nitpicking began ages ago! I did and continue to do my share. Its just the prototype pictures put my expectations very high and theres been a bigger drop-off in the production figures than I'm used to with other companies.

Still excited as hell to be getting these. The lack of likeness on the McFarlane MM4 ranks as one of the biggest toy disappointments I've ever experienced! But thanks now to NECA, I can even make that figure live up to its potential all these years later using the spare head from the new battle damaged figure. Just hoping for an unmessy paintjob.

Platty
06-15-2009, 08:20 AM
The man or machine is definitely worth getting along side the pescadero figure, just for the swappable heads.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:55 AM
I can imagine if you're not very used to NECA, you can be dissappointed with how they turned out. I own many NECA figures and am pretty much used to what production quality is and I think that all things considered, these two are actually some of their better production figures, and I'm glad I'm not hearing breakage reports like with the Alien and Aliens figures.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:58 AM
At this point, I'm game for any T1 figures, we don't have hardly anything from that film, hopefully if Playmates is willing to go there and does ok enough, NECA will follow suit.

Furious1
06-15-2009, 12:38 PM
My Toys R Us had all 3 in the other day, I picked up the Pescadero Arnie, pretty nice for the scale/cost.

a-dev
06-15-2009, 02:54 PM
How long am I going to have to wait for bigbadtoystore to get these. They seem to take longer on everything. I wish Toys2 would branch out into different scales.

Platty
06-15-2009, 03:31 PM
Should have used play.com, a-dev

a-dev
06-15-2009, 04:07 PM
I was going to say I don't think they ship to Ireland, which is why I hadn't used them before but I just found play.com Ireland (as opposed to play.com UK) and they have them in stock dammit!!

edit - Oh, and now I've just checked my account on BBTS - they've charged me for my order of 2 sets of this first series. So they are indeed expecting them in very soon it would seem. How much cheaper would they have been from play.com Ireland with free delivery thats the question. Oh well.

Platty
06-15-2009, 04:09 PM
:lol Can you not cancel the order with BBTS?

uscmhicks
06-15-2009, 04:11 PM
theres a play usa now too...

a-dev
06-15-2009, 04:18 PM
:lol Can you not cancel the order with BBTS?

Nah, I won't, just now discovered an email from them. They'll probably ship this week. Maybe series 2 though if it seems to be cheaper from Play. Never used them though, I've heard bad things about the way they package toys.

crazypredator2
06-15-2009, 08:26 PM
neca;s making a 12 inch battle damaged arnold from series 2, csc has it up for pre-order now.

DARK-SIDE
06-15-2009, 08:41 PM
12 inch battle damaged mini-gun T800!!!(with 2 heads)
must buy !

Idpullthecurtains
06-16-2009, 02:24 AM
Yes its another endo. Not holding my breath on it being 'improved' though. The one in this wave was supposed to be 'improved' and its anything but with that headsculpt.

Where did you get that from. I havent heard about a third figure for Wave 2.

a-dev
06-16-2009, 04:19 AM
When these figures were first announced it was stated there'd be an endo with each series. What wasn't mentioned was a 12" Battle damage figure - thats a new one on me and very exciting.

a-dev
06-16-2009, 07:00 AM
If it is indeed possible to acquire the rights for both T1 merchandising and actor likeness rights from same I don't see why theres hesitation. Kyle Reese and T-800 (tech noir and battledamaged) are guaranteed sellers. If I was to be pushy I'd ask for sarah connor but I know no company would go that far. Its not like they choose from any bigger a pool of characters when it comes to making figures from T2 - all you ever get there is T-800 and T-1000, occasionally sarah connor. So it can't be a case of "well its not worth getting the license unless we can get at least such'n such an amount of characters out there".

edit - oh ok I can just see a hole in my own argument - the T1000 alone has good few possibilities for battle-damage variants. But C'MONNN!!! Someone, please please take the plunge and give us some decent T1 figures 25 years on.

a-dev
06-16-2009, 08:32 AM
What exactly is the joint attaching the head to the bodies of these figures that makes them swappable not only between eachother but to also be able to go onto the McFarlane MM4 body? (albeit with bluetack)

g_sculpt
06-16-2009, 08:34 AM
can't wait to complete them all....i like the cyberdyne look of arnie....:joy

Platty
06-16-2009, 08:38 AM
What exactly is the joint attaching the head to the bodies of these figures that makes them swappable not only between eachother but to also be able to go onto the McFarlane MM4 body? (albeit with bluetack)
I think the main reason is just the lower part of the neck is a soft rubber or plastic w.e, which means the head is easily popped off.

That's my guess from looking at pictures and watching videos though.