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snoop101
06-22-2020, 03:39 PM
Only three? :lol

Yeah that would be cool. Or even the thumbs up moment. I guess we'd have to be willing to destroy one of our BD t-800's in order to just have his arm/hand showing.

a-dev
06-22-2020, 06:40 PM
That's another thing isn't it, NECA didn't give us thumbs up hands - gloved/ungloved. A lack of imagination and thought in the hand-department. Existing hands can't even hold some weapons accurately depending on types of handle.

But yeah that gives me the idea of popping a BD T-800 in half and pretending he's halfway submerged*. There's the fourth diorama. :lol


*remember someone did that with the Enterbay figure of all things?

snoop101
06-22-2020, 06:54 PM
I don't know if one of the current Neca hands could be customized to do the thumbs up pose or not. The half way submerged T-800 would be relatively easy and effective. Yeah I still can't believe that someone did that to their EB figure, especially considering how expensive they are these days.

a-dev
06-23-2020, 02:36 AM
Man it was ridiculous how excited I was yesterday to get more of a figure I already have umpteen times over that I've been buying since 2009. Switching the shinier grenades of the latest reissue onto my older figures and retiring 2 of the statue-legged figures was a nice little refresh and there's even more I now want to get. I was joking about the multiple dioramas - a bridge too far even for me - but with the figures the OCD is definitely strong.

NECA has me over the barrel with their incremental improvements strategy. Where's the ultimate BD T-800, ultimate Steel Mill T-1000 - I'd end up buying the heck out of those before you even get to new Trevor Grove sculpts, Cleaved Man T-1000, Pescadero Sarah Connor and Miles Dyson - Yes I'm sneaking Dyson onto my wishlist now. Very unlikely to happen but I can picture him in my mind's eye as an exclusive with his arm in sling, a fireaxe, the model of the CPU that he smashes and the detonator for the explosives.

snoop101
06-23-2020, 06:31 PM
They could re-use the same bodies and just have all new headsculpts and I'd be stoked. Just add the double jointed elbows. I really hope they continue the Terminator line.

Ultimate Steel Mill T-800
Ultimate steel mill T-1000
Miles Dyson/sdcc exclusive
Ultimate Tech-com Reese
T-800 Endo
T1 Sarah

Joda
06-23-2020, 07:30 PM
I just want newer versions of all the T1 characters. Yet I'm afraid they'll try and wait till 2024 for the Anniversary - if anything. :rolleyes2

snoop101
06-23-2020, 08:57 PM
Hopefully not. I want a Tech com Reese and Sarah two pack damn it! :lol

a-dev
06-24-2020, 03:11 AM
They could re-use the same bodies and just have all new headsculpts and I'd be stoked. Just add the double jointed elbows. I really hope they continue the Terminator line.

Ultimate Steel Mill T-800
Ultimate steel mill T-1000
Miles Dyson/sdcc exclusive
Ultimate Tech-com Reese
T-800 Endo
T1 Sarah

Good to see Dyson make your list aswell. If we could mention his name often enough I wonder could it build interest and make him seem more essential over time than he is currently. He'd be akin to Carter Burke from the Aliens line I guess. For T1 the equivalent 'outside chance' characters might be Traxler and Vukovich.

But yeah I think they could do a few things on the Cyberdyne theme - character-wise you'd want Dyson with the accessories I mentioned yesterday. They could also do Sarah in the trenchcoat. And they could do an accessory set like the Facehugger tubes set for Aliens but replace the facehugger tubes with those yellow explosive barrels, the dolly cart they wheel stuff around on, the bag with the minigun and ammo inside it, fuel cans, gas masks and lastly the Hawk MM1 teargas launcher for the T-800 (and correct hand to hold it) - assuming no separate SWAT shootout T-800 release that would naturally come with it. Call the set ''Cyberdyne Demolition''. I'd ****ing love that.

snoop101
06-24-2020, 09:41 AM
All awesome ideas. I really hope they continue with the Terminator line as there's still a ton of possibilities. My most wanted Terminator figure would be a Future war Reese. I've been asking for that one since they started making these back in 2009/2010. :lol

I could definitely see them making a Miles Dyson/ Trench coat Sarah two pack

a-dev
06-26-2020, 01:09 AM
All awesome ideas. I really hope they continue with the Terminator line as there's still a ton of possibilities. My most wanted Terminator figure would be a Future war Reese. I've been asking for that one since they started making these back in 2009/2010. :lol

Yeah he'd be cool. We also need an Ultimate 1984 Tech Noir Reese, a full rejig for proper articulation. And based off of that an Ultimate Factory Showdown Reese. Somewhere between these two I'd like to be able to make a Reese without jacket so some sleeveless arms would be good. Basically I want to be able to have most of the variants that Leon Passieux did here https://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=34638


I could definitely see them making a Miles Dyson/ Trench coat Sarah two pack

I can't see it - in the sense that the line is not active right now beyond rereleases and Randy isn't talking about Terminator lately, what was once T2uesday has become predominantly TurtlesTuesday. At the same time I can visualize it if they decide to revisit T2 and want to really do something brand new. Future John and Miles Dyson are the only other real candidates. Mullet kid and Dr Silberman would be next in line and there's definitely no way they'd make either of them.

nick-a-tron
06-26-2020, 03:05 AM
Ill definitely be making the frozen t-1000 after seeing Leon's, such a clever idea.

Also if anybody else has the idea of making their own Ultimate BD t-800 there is a problem, the BD knee from the older figures has the male/female plugs the wrong way round to be plugged into the ultimate articulated legs. Bugger.

snoop101
06-26-2020, 10:49 AM
Yeah he'd be cool. We also need an Ultimate 1984 Tech Noir Reese, a full rejig for proper articulation. And based off of that an Ultimate Factory Showdown Reese. Somewhere between these two I'd like to be able to make a Reese without jacket so some sleeveless arms would be good. Basically I want to be able to have most of the variants that Leon Passieux did here https://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=34638



I can't see it - in the sense that the line is not active right now beyond rereleases and Randy isn't talking about Terminator lately, what was once T2uesday has become predominantly TurtlesTuesday. At the same time I can visualize it if they decide to revisit T2 and want to really do something brand new. Future John and Miles Dyson are the only other real candidates. Mullet kid and Dr Silberman would be next in line and there's definitely no way they'd make either of them.


Well I could see them doing something like that eventually. They seem to have found their hot toys "Star Wars/marvel" equivalent license with the Ninja turtles. It's hilarious to think that video game versions of Ninja turtles sell better than Terminator!:lol

DiFabio
06-26-2020, 02:50 PM
Yeah he'd be cool. We also need an Ultimate 1984 Tech Noir Reese, a full rejig for proper articulation. And based off of that an Ultimate Factory Showdown Reese. Somewhere between these two I'd like to be able to make a Reese without jacket so some sleeveless arms would be good. Basically I want to be able to have most of the variants that Leon Passieux did here https://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=34638



I can't see it - in the sense that the line is not active right now beyond rereleases and Randy isn't talking about Terminator lately, what was once T2uesday has become predominantly TurtlesTuesday. At the same time I can visualize it if they decide to revisit T2 and want to really do something brand new. Future John and Miles Dyson are the only other real candidates. Mullet kid and Dr Silberman would be next in line and there's definitely no way they'd make either of them.



There's no reason an Ultimate Kyle couldn't cover all three looks from the film.

- base body with shirt and swappable bare arms (maybe retooled ones from Hicks)
- trench coat #1 with sleeve arms
- trench coat #2 with sleeve arms

Considering all he'd come with is a shot gun, pistol and some pipe bombs since I know they wouldn't bother sculpting two new heads.


Ultimate Steel Mill T-800 and Ultimate Steel Mill T-1000 should have been done by now. As Nick-a-tron pointed out, the BD left leg on the older figure isn't compatible with the new Ultimate legs, which sucks. Likewise, you can't fit the top of Ultimate T-1000 with the bottom half of Ultimate Motorcycle Cop. NECA thought of everything to keep things from being compatible. :lol

As far as all new sculpted figures go, I'd like General John Connor from T2 and a generic Tech Com Soldier from T1 and T2 that can double as a generic soldier + Kyle Reese like Hasbro's Hoth Soldier Black Series figure.

jye4ever
06-26-2020, 06:15 PM
Franco gets no love again.

His ripped clothes over his exposed body, plasma gun and red eyes would look awesome.

I want that tv with the broken screen and fire inside of it lol


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a-dev
06-27-2020, 10:34 AM
Ill definitely be making the frozen t-1000 after seeing Leon's, such a clever idea.

Also if anybody else has the idea of making their own Ultimate BD t-800 there is a problem, the BD knee from the older figures has the male/female plugs the wrong way round to be plugged into the ultimate articulated legs. Bugger.

That was a frustrating discovery. Along with the incompatibility across the 2 Ultimate T-1000s and the older T-1000s whose broken joints I was hoping to repair using the arms from the Ultimates. It was a non-starter because the damn plastic and colour of the police uniform was noticeably different.


Well I could see them doing something like that eventually. They seem to have found their hot toys "Star Wars/marvel" equivalent license with the Ninja turtles. It's hilarious to think that video game versions of Ninja turtles sell better than Terminator!:lol

Yeah. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a tad concerned about that. I'm buying the Turtles movie stuff myself but I hope NECA doesn't pull a Hot Toys on all other licenses and we start having the more rabid fanboy element acting like the rest of us should be grateful being fed scraps funded by the success of the Turtles line - like as though it had always been the way. However I will stress I don't believe we're there yet.


There's no reason an Ultimate Kyle couldn't cover all three looks from the film.

- base body with shirt and swappable bare arms (maybe retooled ones from Hicks)
- trench coat #1 with sleeve arms
- trench coat #2 with sleeve arms

Considering all he'd come with is a shot gun, pistol and some pipe bombs since I know they wouldn't bother sculpting two new heads.

I also had in mind BD parts for the various injuries he sustains - bandaged hands and arms, bloodied face etc. Not sure they'd get quite everything necessary into one Ultimate release if you factor in that stuff


Franco gets no love again.

His ripped clothes over his exposed body, plasma gun and red eyes would look awesome.

I want that tv with the broken screen and fire inside of it lol


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I wouldn't say no to Franco-nator. That'd be an amazing 2-pack actually, him and Tech-com soldier Reese .




And holy **** posting has gotten very frustrating for me. Random keys have suddenly decided to stop working while others are hyper-sensitive. I'm now having to use an onscreen keyboard.

dukefett
06-28-2020, 09:11 AM
I definitely see the TMNT figures for NECA being a huge part of their business now, I definitely think the TMNT arcade figures outsell Terminator stuff, at least now since almost everyone who wants one has gotten one.

But also look at Godzilla, there's 1-2 (3-4 including US movie toys) totally new Godzilla figures per year the last few years. Besides Dark Fate and John Connor, what was the last new mold Terminator figure?

jye4ever
06-28-2020, 10:34 AM
I hate that Ninja turtle crap lol


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a-dev
06-28-2020, 10:55 AM
I was into them as a child and the 1990 movie holds up really well - of course you have to have been a fan in the first place.

I can even appreciate the cartoon and videogame stuff for the same nostalgia reasons - the recognition of all those different characters I had long forgotten about like General Tragg, The Rat King and so on. I'm not gonna collect them because I stick to realistic style but they're a cool line. I just don't want it to completely take over at NECA as Marvel and Star Wars have with Hot Toys.

snoop101
06-28-2020, 11:22 AM
I hate that Ninja turtle crap lol


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Agreed. Outside of the movie I have zero interest.

ridetofight
06-28-2020, 12:02 PM
Agree strongly, A-dev. The 1990 film is the only film from my childhood NOT rated "R", that I still enjoy immensely. I don't know how they got away with making such a nuanced, comparatively violent film off of the hottest kids' license at the time. I remember feeling for once that i wasn't being talked down to as an 8-year-old by pop culture in my age range.

Sorry to take things further off terminator topic!

a-dev
06-28-2020, 12:30 PM
Agree strongly, A-dev. The 1990 film is the only film from my childhood NOT rated "R", that I still enjoy immensely. I don't know how they got away with making such a nuanced, comparatively violent film off of the hottest kids' license at the time. I remember feeling for once that i wasn't being talked down to as an 8-year-old by pop culture in my age range.

Sorry to take things further off terminator topic!

Always thought it was hardcore that Raphael gets ganged up on and beaten into a coma. That's not something that would happen to a hero in a typical kids film.

Anyway, yeah, that original TMNT film and T2 were top movies (among others) in my childhood. I did however move away from Turtles all the way up until NECA came along with those 1/4 scale figures. I thought they looked amazing but as it had been so long since I'd bought anything from that franchise I hesitated until I streamed the movie from somewhere to give it a watch for the first time since the early nineties - I was expecting to have my face in my palms at embarrassing kiddie crap, wondering how I ever liked it - instead I came away thinking 'wtf? That was still pretty good'. And that was that. Immediately ordered the 1/4 scales. That said I might have not done so if I'd known for sure that they were eventually gonna do a 1/10 line. But Randy was pouring cold water on people's hopes for that at the time.

dukefett
06-28-2020, 07:59 PM
Yeah the '90 movie holds up 100% to me, pretty much more than any other property I liked as a kid that was aimed to kids. Watched it last year and it was SO different than how anyone would make a kids movie today. I see it as basically an adult movie based on a kids property, that's the best way I can describe it. Watching now it doesn't feel like anything was dumbed down to get kids more involved in anyway, just a real way to portray the property in live action.

ridetofight
06-29-2020, 06:10 AM
Amen to all of that. I'm glad i just bought the 1/4 scale and was done with it. As much as i regret now not having the casey jones, i just don't have the gumption to chase exclusives with bad of distribution. God bless neca for finding an avenue for doing them, but good grief, i can't go to walmart every day, and i really feel for the fans overseas.

a-dev
06-29-2020, 06:39 AM
Actually we overseas fans have been largely well served on the TMNT front now - well, speaking of the UK and Ireland anyway. All the movie figures made it to specialist stores eventually and the Casey Jones/Raphael set was easier for us to order (directly via The NECA store) than for people in the US who had to struggle with Walmart's page. And I think we get the cartoon and videogame stuff aswell - I've seen that Rocksteady & Bebop set available on Dublin City Comics site and I understand people in the US have trouble finding that. All this Turtles stuff is so popular I can see it being reissued constantly anyway. And the latest news is that Elias Koteas did eventually authorize the use of his likeness so there's another release of Casey Jones coming for sure.

ridetofight
06-29-2020, 10:16 AM
Yeah, you've a point - neca does not know the meaning of "too much of a good thing" in most cases... John Connor notwithstanding. Chuffed to hear those across the pond have had it easier than us getting ahold of their teenage mutant hero turtles. :)
Saw the likeness news, if they do casey in 1/4, i'm (probably) there. $130 just doesn't come as easy as it used to around here!

a-dev
06-30-2020, 09:51 AM
Man it was ridiculous how excited I was yesterday to get more of a figure I already have umpteen times over that I've been buying since 2009. Switching the shinier grenades of the latest reissue onto my older figures and retiring 2 of the statue-legged figures was a nice little refresh and there's even more I now want to get. I was joking about the multiple dioramas - a bridge too far even for me - but with the figures the OCD is definitely strong.

NECA has me over the barrel with their incremental improvements strategy. Where's the ultimate BD T-800, ultimate Steel Mill T-1000 - I'd end up buying the heck out of those before you even get to new Trevor Grove sculpts, Cleaved Man T-1000, Pescadero Sarah Connor and Miles Dyson - Yes I'm sneaking Dyson onto my wishlist now. Very unlikely to happen but I can picture him in my mind's eye as an exclusive with his arm in sling, a fireaxe, the model of the CPU that he smashes and the detonator for the explosives.

Just a minor correction of myself. I was checking T2 for something when I noticed Dyson does not have his arm in a sling - he just seems to keep his left hand in his pocket. I've seen it enough times you'd think I'd have known this.

snoop101
06-30-2020, 10:31 AM
Mandela effect. :lol

I know he's got a sling on when they're sitting at the table.

DioramaMaker
06-30-2020, 07:02 PM
Just a minor correction of myself. I was checking T2 for something when I noticed Dyson does not have his arm in a sling - he just seems to keep his left hand in his pocket. I've seen it enough times you'd think I'd have known this.Get out of my head, I don't like knowing this now.

a-dev
07-01-2020, 01:02 AM
I had to tell you. You could have been conducting your life all wrong.

henzINNIT
07-05-2020, 02:21 PM
I went to order that 2-pack, but I just can't do it man. Neca finally broke me. 60 is just too rich when I only want half of the package, especially when I paid less than 30 for Sarah originally. There's absolutely no value in this 2 pack, no exclusive extras, John is missing things from the previous release, including the better head, and you know he's going to have bike handle hands.

I just played 'Terminator: Resistance'. The game mostly sucks to be honest. A kind of ugly, bog standard shooter with light rpg mechanics sprinkled throughout. The devs clearly love the franchise though, with tons of references and details, and you can't help but root for them. It's the little game that tried. In one word, I'd call it adorable.

And I'll be damned if it doesn't cobble together a decent enough plot. It's much better than Salvation.

KoBE
07-05-2020, 08:44 PM
I went to order that 2-pack, but I just can't do it man. Neca finally broke me. 60 is just too rich when I only want half of the package, especially when I paid less than 30 for Sarah originally. There's absolutely no value in this 2 pack, no exclusive extras, John is missing things from the previous release, including the better head, and you know he's going to have bike handle hands.

I just played 'Terminator: Resistance'. The game mostly sucks to be honest. A kind of ugly, bog standard shooter with light rpg mechanics sprinkled throughout. The devs clearly love the franchise though, with tons of references and details, and you can't help but root for them. It's the little game that tried. In one word, I'd call it adorable.

And I'll be damned if it doesn't cobble together a decent enough plot. It's much better than Salvation.

Where is the pack available for PO?

henzINNIT
07-06-2020, 04:02 AM
Where is the pack available for PO?

I saw it on zavvi. Not many options for the uk.

Alice
07-08-2020, 10:10 AM
Just a minor correction of myself. I was checking T2 for something when I noticed Dyson does not have his arm in a sling - he just seems to keep his left hand in his pocket. I've seen it enough times you'd think I'd have known this.

Dyson did have his arm in a makeshift sling pre-Cyberdyne though. Him having his hand in his pocket and using that as a sling of sorts to not call attention to his injury when they walked up to the front desk was always a nice little detail at that point in the movie to me. That, and Sarah wearing "Kyle's" coat.

dukefett
07-08-2020, 12:17 PM
Dyson did have his arm in a makeshift sling pre-Cyberdyne though. Him having his hand in his pocket and using that as a sling of sorts to not call attention to his injury when they walked up to the front desk was always a nice little detail at that point in the movie to me. That, and Sarah wearing "Kyle's" coat.

Yeah I had figured that was the reason too. I never knew Sarah was wearing Kyle's coat though, interesting!

DiFabio
07-08-2020, 03:03 PM
I always assumed that coat and Terminator’s gloves belonged to Dyson.

Alice
07-08-2020, 03:51 PM
I don't think the coat is actually Kyle's, hence the quotation marks I used. It's obviously not his, since he lost the grey coat when the cops questioned him in T1 and replaced it with a navy blue one. He was, however, wearing the original, grey coat in the dream squence in T2, and Sarah wears the same exact one during the Cyberdyne scenes. Surely, it's not supposed to be, literally, Kyle's coat, but more of an unspoken touchstone for Reese's character. Could be Dyson's, or it could have been stuffed in the dufflebag she takes to the car with her when she's leave's Enrique's place.

DiFabio
07-12-2020, 07:59 PM
Making a diorama for the arm surgery Tech Noir and decided, hey, the eye surgery scene is just as iconic, why not make that one and build a sink and mirror too.

Work in progress of the figure so far,


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Still have to wrap his right forarm up in gauze. He’ll have a swappable head with cutout Endo eye (once I find a match for the skin tone) and the xacto knife that comes with the MMS 136 T-800.

a-dev
07-12-2020, 09:59 PM
Nice. Pity NECA haven't made this officially, would have been the T1 line's equivalent of T2's ''Man or Machine'' figure.

Are those the arms from the Power-arm Terminator with the watch shaved off? They definitely don't match the endo-eye head for skintones. NECA actually observed how pale he was in the movie at that point which is good but complicates a custom like this.

snoop101
07-12-2020, 11:48 PM
That looks awesome so far DiFabio.

DiFabio
07-13-2020, 05:46 AM
Nice. Pity NECA haven't made this officially, would have been the T1 line's equivalent of T2's ''Man or Machine'' figure.

Are those the arms from the Power-arm Terminator with the watch shaved off? They definitely don't match the endo-eye head for skintones. NECA actually observed how pale he was in the movie at that point which is good but complicates a custom like this.


Yup, same arms, watch shaved off. Worked surprisingly well. The only thing that bugs me are the two red rectangles on his back. You know, where his leather jacket simulates the gun shots. I can't get those off like I was able to get the blood off his face.

I did find that the original versions of the Police Assault figures from 2011 had a solid grey shirt with no red rectangles, but for whatever reason, the shoulder sockets were more shallow and the ball jointed shoulders from the bare arms couldn't fit in there.

a-dev
07-24-2020, 02:35 PM
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Hmm, it appeared larger on NECA's twitter.

dukefett
07-24-2020, 03:19 PM
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Hmm, it appeared larger on NECA's twitter.

This site weirdly re-sizes pictures sometimes. The set looks cool, I will be picking it up.

Bradysd
07-24-2020, 03:32 PM
Such awesome packaging! I missed out on Sarah and was hoping to get this set. Probably have to buy on eBay though. Does anyone know if they have been making improvements in the terminator rereleases? Like the digital face printing.

dukefett
07-24-2020, 04:38 PM
Such awesome packaging! I missed out on Sarah and was hoping to get this set. Probably have to buy on eBay though. Does anyone know if they have been making improvements in the terminator rereleases? Like the digital face printing.

I just got the T-800 last week and it looks like their old style figures as far as the paint goes.

DioramaMaker
07-24-2020, 10:24 PM
Such awesome packaging! I missed out on Sarah and was hoping to get this set. Probably have to buy on eBay though. Does anyone know if they have been making improvements in the terminator rereleases? Like the digital face printing.No paint updates. Same as it's always been.

snoop101
07-24-2020, 10:57 PM
Is that t-800 endo on the packaging based on the HT 1/4 t-800? They look oddly similar. :lol

a-dev
07-25-2020, 12:37 AM
If it is I didn't notice. I'm not sure I can tell anymore. I'm infected. :horror

MaulFan
07-25-2020, 04:21 AM
It’s art, it can be a little forgiven if you need a reference, there may not be an Endo shot out there with the angle and stuff needed.

Original artwork.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCmZkerFuhB/?igshid=eb4yijvkvr9i

Johnny Utah
07-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Hope more companies step up for the 30th next year since HT can go **** themselves.

a-dev
07-25-2020, 07:18 AM
Well 2021 would be like the 12th or 13th anniversary of Hot Toys' first Iron Man release. Far more important.

Johnny Utah
07-25-2020, 07:30 AM
Hence why I don't want them touching it. They can keep making zombie Tonys.

a-dev
07-25-2020, 08:31 AM
Well if they're gonna hold onto the license I do want them touching it. But if they're gonna hold onto the license and continue to not do anything with it then I want bad things to happen to them as a company. :)


we're talking about Hot Toys here for anyone who skips right to 'last page'

snoop101
07-25-2020, 09:49 AM
It?s art, it can be a little forgiven if you need a reference, there may not be an Endo shot out there with the angle and stuff needed.

Original artwork.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCmZkerFuhB/?igshid=eb4yijvkvr9i

There’s literally endless amounts of references out there. :lol

DiFabio
08-23-2020, 08:49 AM
So, Targets have been getting even more reprints of Ultimate T2 T-800 (I think this is now the 4th time this has been offered) and the Ultimate T2 T-1000 and they keep selling out every time I'm in the store buying other ****. The reprint Ultimate T1 Tech Noir that started showing up early this summer is selling just as well.

The fact that these are selling out when they are just easy rereleases that were already offered years ago is quite impressive, atleast to me anyway.


Just as I predicted years ago while NECA was being stubborn . . . the Connor clan also continues to be quite in demand,



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Can someone explain to me again why NECA has made it seem like Terminator is so risky? Why was John Connor considered "too niche" for a decade? Why is there a reluctance to upgrade Kyle Reese? Why don't they make NEW tools of all NEWLY sculpted figures? So you can make all new tools of "Guardian T-800", "Pops", "Asian T-1000", "Carl" and "Dark Fate Sarah" from the lame movies that peg warm and sit on shelves till clearance but you're reluctant to make a Tech Comm Soldier, a new Kyle Reese, Future General John Connor, an updated Steel Mill T-800, a Pescadero Sarah and some unique T-1000 variations?

I don't get it, where is the logic here.

There's clearly a demand for all things T1 and T2 outside of us hardcore collectors. People are eating up the old figures from the older films on the secondary market AND eating up rereleased figures. Collectors are willing to shell out hundreds on John Connor and Kyle Reese. People are willing to buy the same T-800 and T-1000 over and over again. NECA has SAVED and profited so much from the original T2 T-800, T-1000 and T1 T-800 tools between all the variations, repaints, and rerereleases that have been done. From a business perspective, looks to me like they're leaving money on the table by not making Connor a mass produced retail release or upgrading Kyle Reese.





A-dev:

Thought you might be interested to know the current reprint of T-1000 is darker. It's not the blue/navy blue of the original release and is darker, matte look that is closer to the original release. The 3 bullet squibs on the chest are also much more metallic and shiny. I've seen it in person an it looks quite good.

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He also doesn't have the black Beretta pistol anymore that came with the original Ultimate. For whatever reason, they went back to the pistol that was originally solicited with the figure in photos. Pretty weird, especially since they caught the error back in 2015 and blacked out/photoshopped the picture of the gun on the back of the box and corrected it.

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rjszar
08-23-2020, 05:40 PM
Damn, I had no idea John Connor was going for so much. I do have to confess that the Kyle that sold for $130 was mine. I think I had 7 at one time. Sold most of them. A-dev, I want my John Connor back LOL!

DiFabio
08-23-2020, 05:49 PM
I don’t blame you. ****ing $100 for a loose Kyle Reese is insane. Tempted to sell mine. The figure really isn’t that good, they could do so much better now.

To think, back in 2012 I saw so many at Toys R Us for 20 bucks.

scarrviper
08-24-2020, 01:49 PM
I've seen the ultimate T2 T-800 reissued at Target and Walmart a lot over the past year or so, but I've never spotted a T-1000. That new one is interesting. Less blue, yet they painted the Beretta like the T-800's 1911. All because NECA used the wrong pistol in the original photo shoot.

Terminator in general has become quite neglected by NECA. I don't get it either. We should have an ultimate Kyle Reese by now, and John should never have been a SDCC exclusive. Hell they couldn't even get his shirt right since they omitted the camo pattern. That's why I never tried ordering one. Those ebay prices are nuts. Kyle has been around on the secondhand market for ages and was never that high before. I got mine in a comic shop a couple years ago for around $20 carded. The sculpt is nice, but the paintjob of his face made him look weird, and they were lazy/cheap and just painted his coat rather than casting it in the correct color to begin with. So on mine the green paint started wearing off like crazy within a week from just posing him for photos.

I wish they would would switch to using flesh tone plastic for their terminator figures rather than the painted skin they keep using that is really prone to being scratched up by the packaging and then is next to impossible to match if you want to fix anything. I'm assuming they don't want to change it so they match up in style with the older releases, but I think at this point it is no longer necessary.

I also wish they would upgrade the articulation some more, the T1 T-800's really need double elbows.

a-dev
08-25-2020, 01:20 AM
Great research there DiFabio and thanks for the tip-off on the darker T-1000 reissue, very interesting, gonna have to see if I can get some from that batch - although the joints might not be compatible with the older 2009 (10?) figures even if the colour and finish is. Can't remember if I tested that.

Yeah, the strong sales of these rereleases combined with aftermarket prices would seem to indicate the line has life in it. I think it's a matter of NECA's interest level in making new figures - maybe they're taking the wrong message from the success of the reissues and are content with those exact figures, seeing no need to improve them with new sculpts, new articulation etc. At the same time they're heavily distracted by the shinyness of the Turtles line, a line I respect, but do worry about how dominant it may become. I don't wanna start hearing how other licenses need to be thankful for the funding provided by the Turtles as we did in the case of Hot Toys and Iron Man, that argument always annoyed the **** out of me.

Anyway, yeah, I'd like to see new Trevor Grove headsculpts of Uncle Bob, T1 T-800, T-1000 and Kyle Reese. I can't remember offhand if the same person sculpted the T2 Sarah and the Dark Fate Sarah but both were excellent so I'd have faith in their ability to do a good T1 Sarah also. New bodies with new articulation - yep, T1 most definitely needs double elbows, there's barely any range in the existing figure's elbows. Uncle Bob would also benefit from double elbows for some of those shotgun poses - and alternate hands for all - sometimes we might like to pose our figures empty-handed in which case trigger hands and gun-barrel grip hands look bizarre. So fist hands and relaxed hands would be nice. And heck some figures aren't even equipped with hands that can correctly hold the weapons they come with - Uncle Bob can't use his handgun properly because the only hand he has is specific to the shotgun - and a specific pose with said shotgun at that - wouldn't it be nice if there was a shotgun hand that enabled him to hold it like he does when he's exiting the elevator at Pescadero or up resting on his shoulder ala the Enrique scene? Moving onto T1 the Tech Noir T-800 can't aim the Uzi 9mm right because the wrist angle is off. So more hand options would be a most welcome improvement.

All this to say nothing of T-800/T-1000/Kyle Reese variants not yet made, new accessories (some obvious, some not - I've probably brought them up in the past few pages) and additional characters like Miles Dyson - if Carter Burke gets a figure why not Miles Dyson? What about Traxler and Vukovich from T1? I don't command NECA to make these characters but if they're gonna hold onto the license I do think they could be considered as a way of giving the line additional depth that hardcore fans would really appreciate.

henzINNIT
08-25-2020, 10:20 AM
Neca always seem to be throwing money at scalpers. They badly need to improve distribution of their products.

And yeah, I miss them caring about Terminator.

The Clown Prince of Crime
08-25-2020, 11:42 AM
It looks like new Sarah has a dirt/sand repaint and Joh will have the camouflage.

https://i.imgur.com/67GvSWZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EPWHHbz.gif

The Clown Prince of Crime
08-25-2020, 11:43 AM
Neca, you are trash. :lol

a-dev
08-25-2020, 12:21 PM
Already knew from twitter that they were putting the camo back on John's shirt but...is that flesh tone plastic? It looks shinier..

scarrviper
08-25-2020, 12:48 PM
Already knew from twitter that they were putting the camo back on John's shirt but...is that flesh tone plastic? It looks shinier..

That is absolutely flesh tone plastic on Sarah and John. Very interesting. I hope this means we might see it used on more Terminator figures and reissues in the future.

I already have the original release of Sarah, still love that figure. I guess I'll have to see the pack in person since I still need John. Not sure I need another Sarah but I do prefer how the flesh tone plastic looks.

a-dev
08-25-2020, 01:05 PM
That could indeed be a very interesting development. All this time they've kept going with the painted flesh because that's how the line started and they were trying to be consistent. If now they've decided to switch to flesh tone plastic it could be a sign of some future intent....

DioramaMaker
08-25-2020, 01:24 PM
They know they can get us all one more time with updating them to fleshtone.

I also firmly believe there's a link between manufacturer and plastics used. If they can add figures to the manufacturing process which share materials, then they're gonna do it because they'll get a better buy.

They PROBLEM is that the older sculpts aren't detailed enough anymore for the high fidelity the newer plastic uses. It could look real bad.

LantroVe
08-25-2020, 01:46 PM
It looks like new Sarah has a dirt/sand repaint and Joh will have the camouflage.

https://i.imgur.com/67GvSWZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EPWHHbz.gif

Wait.. Are these getting re-released?!? [emoji44]


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Alice
08-25-2020, 03:34 PM
Yeah. It's a two-pack like the Newt and Ripley set.

LantroVe
08-25-2020, 03:47 PM
Yeah. It's a two-pack like the Newt and Ripley set.

https://media3.giphy.com/media/tlGD7PDy1w8fK/giphy.gif
Is it an exclusive? Or regular release through Target & Wal-Mart??


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Alice
08-25-2020, 03:51 PM
Target in September.

LantroVe
08-25-2020, 03:54 PM
Target in September.

[emoji50]Whaaaat, is it up for pre-order too???


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jye4ever
08-25-2020, 06:41 PM
I?m just thankful for NECA continued support of their highly successful Turtles line for making this Sarah/John rerelease with newly painted plastic possible for my single Terminator shelf.

a-dev
08-26-2020, 01:08 AM
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jye4ever
08-26-2020, 04:25 AM
:lol :lol :lol

Khannnnyyyyeeeeeee

a-dev
08-26-2020, 04:55 AM
I'd like to thank Iron Man for completely taking over Hot Toys which makes people turn to NECA to fulfill their non-Iron Man toy needs thereby enabling NECA to continue making what it makes. We owe it all to Iron Man ultimately.

LantroVe
08-26-2020, 07:56 AM
*Unfortunately, me while NECA is focused on their highly popular sought after TMNT line....*
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a-dev
08-26-2020, 09:36 AM
I couldn't even tell you if there's any current TMNT entertainment being made in any format. I guess there must be.

I liked the cartoon, the 1990 movie, Secret of the Ooze to a lesser extent, and any videogame I could get my hands on at the time so I do notice and recognize a lot of the stuff NECA are making. I'm collecting the movie line as a tribute to what Turtles meant to me when I was a child and because NECA are doing a stellar job in recreating those designs to a standard of realism that I craved but could never get back then. However I have no interest in continuing to follow TMNT as a franchise, as far as new 'content' (Jye knows I also hate that word). The 1990 movie holds up surprisingly well and that's it for me. They'd have to make a direct sequel to that with the now Middle-aged Mutant Ninja Turtles to get me back in :lol ......wait...has that been done?

jye4ever
08-26-2020, 07:56 PM
I know absolutely zero about Ninja Turtles have never watched a cartoon or movie with those characters.

Sorry NECA lol

LV702Eldar
08-27-2020, 09:45 AM
Target is restocking the Neca Terminator Endoskeleton for $19.99. I picked up 4 total today between 2 stores. Couldn't pass that price up. Endo Army

MaulFan
08-27-2020, 01:23 PM
As frustrating as it may be to see NECA pumping so much into TMNT and not Terminator, part of their ability to do that is better sales because they more or less have a monopoly on quality TMNT movie and cartoon products, where numerous companies have tackled the Terminator franchise over the years and continue to tackle it.

People who can afford to collect mass amounts of Hot Toys figures are spending money on NECA for TMNT because that's the only choice out there, but probably pass on NECA for Terminator because they can afford nicer stuff.

LantroVe
08-27-2020, 01:28 PM
I know absolutely zero about Ninja Turtles have never watched a cartoon or movie with those characters.

Sorry NECA lol

Oh snap, I need some too! Lol

So, correct me if I?m wrong, so far NECA has rereleased all their terminator ultimate figures right? All except for Police Assault T800?

(I?m considering the Connor 2pack as rereleased though not out yet)


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lttgtimaatisgdaicfi
09-23-2020, 07:21 PM
I saw three Conner 2-Packs at a local Target tonight. Still cannot find Alien Ripley.

DiFabio
09-27-2020, 09:04 AM
Bought three of the Connor 2-packs at Target. It was actually really cool to see the T-800, T-1000, John and Sarah all on the shelves at the same time. Only took NECA 11 years . . .


I bought the ultimate Motorbike version when I was at Comic Con, but I never opened it and never got a second because I felt it was too expensive and I was afraid of breaking it. So, I've never experienced this figure loose before. He's a great little figure and none of them had quality control issues. I love all the little details, from the rip in the jeans, to his shoes, to the sculpted key pad on his Atari portfolio. John looks great paired up with the T-800 and Sarah Connor. All three really compliment each other and feel like they are part of a set. The camo on the jacket is really well done, as are the paint apps on the figure in general.

The box is awesome too. I love that cover art and the silver foil Terminator 2 title logo. It really pops. Then when you open it up, it has that awesome Cyberdyne background. Despite already owning Sarah Connor, this is easily one of the best Terminator figure releases. I actually feel like I got $50 worth of value here between the sculpts and accessories. Just a really nice set.

I'm selling my Sarah Connors. I was comparing this release with the original Ultimate one from 2015 (has it been that long??) and I much prefer the original. The original looks more like her imo and I like the hand painted look the original has, it looks like it's hand painted like those 2-ups we see at the shows. This rerelease has the plastic flesh tone skin and just looks duller than the original.

But yeah, great set. It shouldn't have taken this long to get John and it shouldn't have been such a pain to get it to retail. I think back to all those tweets and all the games and it just seems so unnecessary. This figure was a complete no-brainer and should have been in development a looonnnng time ago.


Overall, this line can end for all I care. I'd love to get more but I'm satisfied with what I have. It's nice to finally have the three main characters up against the T-1000 as opposed to just endless variations of Arnold. I do think NECA is missing an opportunity to get more out there. This 2-pack format is awesome. How about a Police Shootout T-800 vs Kyle Reese with updated legs? How about a Steel Mill showdown with Steel Mill T-800 vs Steel Mill T-1000? Hell, do a three pack. Imagine a "Come with me if you want to live" set that had Tech Noir T-800, updated Kyle Reese and an all new Sarah Connor and another "Come with me if you want to live" set with Pescadero T-800 (with new hands), John Connor and a retooled Pescadero inmate Sarah Connor.

That **** would sell and require MINIMAL effort . . .


Edit:

Side note. I got a 1:10 Fatboy last month for the T-800 so I would really like to somehow get a loose dirt for John. If NECA continues with the Kenner tributes, I don't see what would be so hard about just putting out a Kenner colored John and the bike on a blister card.

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Keep it simple. No accessories, no extra head (keeps the SDCC release exclusive), easy money . . .

dukefett
09-27-2020, 09:00 PM
I've been to several Targets in the last 4-5 days, but haven't seen the Sarah/John pack. I'll definitely buy one when I come across it.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-28-2020, 11:02 AM
I wish neca would have included the camo paint on the original John Connor. I think those bastards did it on purpose to make the two pack release more appealing since he lacks the bike. Neca is trash.

DioramaMaker
09-28-2020, 11:25 AM
While neca will churn out every paint app under the sun, I don't think the og John was intentional. If it were, we'd have seen it much sooner IMO. I genuinely think the SDCC one was a matter of getting the figure out on time, and the camo print just took too long to manufacture within that window.

a-dev
09-29-2020, 03:38 AM
Overall, this line can end for all I care. I'd love to get more but I'm satisfied with what I have. It's nice to finally have the three main characters up against the T-1000 as opposed to just endless variations of Arnold. I do think NECA is missing an opportunity to get more out there. This 2-pack format is awesome. How about a Police Shootout T-800 vs Kyle Reese with updated legs? How about a Steel Mill showdown with Steel Mill T-800 vs Steel Mill T-1000? Hell, do a three pack. Imagine a "Come with me if you want to live" set that had Tech Noir T-800, updated Kyle Reese and an all new Sarah Connor and another "Come with me if you want to live" set with Pescadero T-800 (with new hands), John Connor and a retooled Pescadero inmate Sarah Connor.

That **** would sell and require MINIMAL effort . . .


Edit:

Side note. I got a 1:10 Fatboy last month for the T-800 so I would really like to somehow get a loose dirt for John. If NECA continues with the Kenner tributes, I don't see what would be so hard about just putting out a Kenner colored John and the bike on a blister card.


Keep it simple. No accessories, no extra head (keeps the SDCC release exclusive), easy money . . .

What Fatboy did you end up getting? Maisto? ERTL?



Beyond this John/Sarah 2 pack I have no idea what their plans are for Terminator. I know what I want but I don't know what to expect.

The line could get away with being 'over' as it stands on account of the fact that NECA would still have led the pack on character and variant offerings over any other company and they do deserve credit for that. It's just that we know there is still some potential and no one likes when something stops just short of completion. Most significantly T1 doesn't have a Sarah Connor and there are more variants besides - across T1 and T2 - that could be done. If they really wanted to cement legendhood status they could even go into characters like Miles Dyson, Traxler and Vulkovich as mentioned in the past few pages - but those are definitely not requirements. I'd love them but if I'm honest I couldn't hold it against NECA for not making those when most companies won't even give you a full range of T-800s.

So on the tiers of importance for things not yet made T1 Sarah Connor is easily now tops. If they make her we would then at least have main character completion for T1 and T2 - forgetting about variants for the moment. And odds are she'd be a terrific figure going by the T2 and Dark Fate efforts.

Johnny Utah
09-29-2020, 06:20 AM
I wish neca would have included the camo paint on the original John Connor. I think those bastards did it on purpose to make the two pack release more appealing since he lacks the bike. Neca is trash.

Yes they are. Led by one of the biggest egos in the business.

a-dev
10-03-2020, 04:39 PM
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I hadn't seen an in-package shot yet. Nice to see the camo-pattern shirt. But yeah, frustrating that it wasn't there in the first place.

dukefett
10-04-2020, 01:17 PM
https://www.target.com/p/terminator-2-7-34-scale-action-figure-sarah-connor-and-john-connor-2-pack/-/A-80778750#lnk=sametab

It's still available at Target.com for shipping, unlike practically every single other NECA release lately. Ordered mine there!

a-dev
10-13-2020, 11:46 AM
Someone doing Public Enemy decals for John Connor

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NECA-JOHN-CONNOR-custom-decals-for-shirt/114443750144?hash=item1aa5610b00:g:kcgAAOSwg-NfeH~B

No international shipping.

snoop101
10-13-2020, 04:50 PM
That’s pretty expensive for what it is. Those water “decals” are a pain in the ass too.

Animal Mother.
10-17-2020, 04:25 AM
I've noticed this week the Ultimate Police Station Shootout T-800 popped up in a couple random IG "haul" posts, and also a few times for sale on Mercari out of nowhere. One of the listings definitely looks like the pic was taken inside a store (perhaps Wal-Mart).

I know Randy at what point when the Tech Noir was re-released that there weren't any plans yet for a Police Station re-release, but now I'm wondering if thats the case. Trying not to get too excited but hoping thats the case.

MaulFan
10-17-2020, 08:12 AM
NECA made this official announcement about it recently.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFZmr8tHye0/?igshid=1fr9iumsnikr3

a-dev
10-17-2020, 12:22 PM
That’s pretty expensive for what it is. Those water “decals” are a pain in the ass too.

Just noticed I received an offer from the seller of 3 for $10. That sounds a better deal but A) errr, he doesn't ship internationally and B) I've no experience with water decals and from what you say it sounds like I could **** them up.

rjszar
10-18-2020, 02:49 AM
Just noticed I received an offer from the seller of 3 for $10. That sounds a better deal but A) errr, he doesn't ship internationally and B) I've no experience with water decals and from what you say it sounds like I could **** them up.
I got that too. Wasn't sure if I got three decals for $10 or I could buy 1 decal three times for $10 each. I bit on it. Should know soon. Water slide decals aren't that hard to use. Bowl of warm water, soak until it starts to move freely, not when it separates all by itself. Wet the item you are applying it to. Allows more freedom to position. Press straight down with a tissue to absorb water.

jye4ever
10-18-2020, 03:33 AM
I broke the chain on my TN figure and even though I fixed it with nearly invisible sewing string my ocd demands I buy a new one. :gah:

Animal Mother.
10-18-2020, 04:19 AM
NECA made this official announcement about it recently.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFZmr8tHye0/?igshid=1fr9iumsnikr3

Ahhh I totally missed that. Thanks for passing it along! So it's definitely out there now then : D

DioramaMaker
10-18-2020, 02:20 PM
Great, I needed a police station ultimate. Missed that one.

Animal Mother.
10-18-2020, 02:36 PM
Same. I had the original pre-posed figure, so when that released I told myself I didn't need it. Kicked myself all these years. Now if there could just be some way for a Kyle Reese re-release, I'll be totally set.

snoop101
10-18-2020, 02:43 PM
I got that too. Wasn't sure if I got three decals for $10 or I could buy 1 decal three times for $10 each. I bit on it. Should know soon. Water slide decals aren't that hard to use. Bowl of warm water, soak until it starts to move freely, not when it separates all by itself. Wet the item you are applying it to. Allows more freedom to position. Press straight down with a tissue to absorb water.

It depends on the quality of the decal.

a-dev
10-18-2020, 03:05 PM
I tried to contact the seller about the Decals but was seemingly barred from even doing that. Meh, whatever. Something else will come along at some point I'm sure.

dukefett
10-18-2020, 08:21 PM
Picked up the T-1000 at Target tonight. Hope to see the Police Station Assault one sometime soon.

LV702Eldar
10-22-2020, 11:02 AM
T-1000 Motorcycle version found at Target here in Vegas today. Just grabbed the only one they had. Great figure

Tech-Com DN38416
10-29-2020, 04:48 AM
Not been to the forums since january so thought I'd come upload some fresh pics

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Also just dipped my toes into the Hot Toys pool.

Bet everybody was glad that Sarah + John two pack was released, I had that pre ordered as soon as it became available with Kapow Toys in the UK. Glad John had his camo on his shirt this time unlike the SDCC John!

As usual I see we are all waiting for a T1 Sarah and Future War Kyle. I'd be happy if NECA would do a T1 Sarah wearing that Pink/white top and blue jeans exactly like the Sarah Dikke Toys Customs made & Re-release Kyle Double pack.

Tech-Com DN38416
10-29-2020, 04:58 AM
Future plan to purchase and repaint

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Terminator-Pistol-Replica-KIT-1984-Terminator-Inspired/123814891924?hash=item1cd3f15194:g:67QAAOSw3N9fNuk-&var=424497893808

a-dev
10-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Not been to the forums since january so thought I'd come upload some fresh pics


Also just dipped my toes into the Hot Toys pool.

Bet everybody was glad that Sarah + John two pack was released, I had that pre ordered as soon as it became available with Kapow Toys in the UK. Glad John had his camo on his shirt this time unlike the SDCC John!

As usual I see we are all waiting for a T1 Sarah and Future War Kyle. I'd be happy if NECA would do a T1 Sarah wearing that Pink/white top and blue jeans exactly like the Sarah Dikke Toys Customs made & Re-release Kyle Double pack.

Welcome back. Nice Terminator shelves.

Yeah, pretty happy with the Sarah/John 2 pack. The camo shirt John is great to have - a shame it wasn't done in the first place but I'll take it now. I also like the skin-tone plastic - it means we don't have paint scraping off Sarah's elbow joints and armpits. The overall quality on the two figures is good.

I was almost on cloud nine when I discovered that one of my Sarahs was able to stand up straight - no indication of NECA's patented one leg longer than the other syndrome. Alas it appears to have been a fluke as the next one I opened had it as bad as ever. I need to suss out what the ***** is going on there. Otherwise it's such a terrific comprehensive figure.

And yep still holding out hope for T1 Sarah. I'll actually be surprised if I'm here in 5 years time bemoaning that they never made her. There's a lot of stuff I want as an obsessive type fan but she is the sole omission from the line currently that would be sorely obvious to anyone surveying the collection from T1 and T2 - and Randy must surely know this.

Tech-Com DN38416
10-29-2020, 12:44 PM
Welcome back. Nice Terminator shelves.

Yeah, pretty happy with the Sarah/John 2 pack. The camo shirt John is great to have - a shame it wasn't done in the first place but I'll take it now. I also like the skin-tone plastic - it means we don't have paint scraping off Sarah's elbow joints and armpits. The overall quality on the two figures is good.

I was almost on cloud nine when I discovered that one of my Sarahs was able to stand up straight - no indication of NECA's patented one leg longer than the other syndrome. Alas it appears to have been a fluke as the next one I opened had it as bad as ever. I need to suss out what the ***** is going on there. Otherwise it's such a terrific comprehensive figure.

And yep still holding out hope for T1 Sarah. I'll actually be surprised if I'm here in 5 years time bemoaning that they never made her. There's a lot of stuff I want as an obsessive type fan but she is the sole omission from the line currently that would be sorely obvious to anyone surveying the collection from T1 and T2 - and Randy must surely know this.

Cheers man, yeah I agree shame about the camo but at least we got the bike and now have a camo figure. I'm just annoyed you can't put one of Johns feet on the ground while sitting on his bike.

I see you wanted to get a public enemy decal, they do look good hopefully someone will make them readily available soon.

Haha, I know what you mean about the Sarah's standing although mine aren't too bad. I think they stand better on the small circular figure stands rather than the big official NECA ones.I just use one of them:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NECA-Action-Figure-Stands-x10-Brand-New-Display-Stands-for-Neca-Action-Figures/261851536973?hash=item3cf7915e4d:g:TN4AAOSwKfVXGmq 8

The McFarlane Sarah's are terrible for standing especially the black cap Sarah they made.

I may buy another Sarah, paint the legs grey, the vest white and put the pony tail head on for a Pescadero Sarah. Dikke Toys Customs has a great custom of that figure.

I 100% agree and will probably also be bemoaning on some Terminator Figure page about not having a T1 Sarah. Kyle's are rare anyway so they should just make the figure and do a twin pack. Have the same Reese figure or do his post Tiki Motel attire, dark jacket, bandaged hand and some pipe bombs or even the metal pole from the factory.....That's definitely asking too much though IMO.

Yeah loads of stuff from the movies they COULD do , I swear I saw a post somewhere about fans wanting a Hal Vulkavich and Traxler. I'd pick Cigarettes and M16's as accessories for them lol but NECA would NEVER do those figures. IF they consider doing another figure I guess it would only be a T1 Sarah SDCC exclusive and then that's it as I'm sure licensing Linda Hamilto/Sarah Connon can't be expensive compared to Arnolds likeness.

a-dev
10-31-2020, 02:22 AM
Funny you mentioned Dikketoy's Pescadero Sarah - later that same day I managed to secure the latest one he made! :yess: Total happenstance, I had no idea he was going to offer one, I went on facebook and there it was. So I'm looking forward to that. A white/grey outfit to break up the sea of black.

I think we'll see T1 Sarah as an SDCC exclusive in much the way John eventually came along after years of us begging. I was going to say it might be for the 40th anniversary but that's a bit far off - what would sustain their hold on the license until then? Just reissues? I would hope for more than that. I'd hope to see newly articulated T-800s and Kyle Reese, perhaps in the skintone plastic that Sarah and John were just released in, perhaps with new Trevor Grove sculpts.

Whatever the case, as I said I'd be surprised if they never make T1 Sarah...unless Randy gets as lost in TMNT as Howard Chan did in Iron Man.

Tech-Com DN38416
10-31-2020, 12:34 PM
Funny you mentioned Dikketoy's Pescadero Sarah - later that same day I managed to secure the latest one he made! :yess: Total happenstance, I had no idea he was going to offer one, I went on facebook and there it was. So I'm looking forward to that. A white/grey outfit to break up the sea of black.

I think we'll see T1 Sarah as an SDCC exclusive in much the way John eventually came along after years of us begging. I was going to say it might be for the 40th anniversary but that's a bit far off - what would sustain their hold on the license until then? Just reissues? I would hope for more than that. I'd hope to see newly articulated T-800s and Kyle Reese, perhaps in the skintone plastic that Sarah and John were just released in, perhaps with new Trevor Grove sculpts.

Whatever the case, as I said I'd be surprised if they never make T1 Sarah...unless Randy gets as lost in TMNT as Howard Chan did in Iron Man.

I saw that Pescadero figure he was selling, I commented on it asking how he did the legs and feet as I was thinking of attempting my own custom rather than pay out as I've spent a **** ton of money of Terminator related stuff, I'm now officially in the Hot Toys Terminator club.
How much did you pay for the figure if you don't mind me asking? I was quoted around ?150 plus a Sarah Connor figure & a Ripley figure to use for parts but that was well over a year ago so memory might be a bit inaccurate.

Definitely would be interested in an improved paint job/articulated Kyle Reese, maybe with the dark navy coat and alternate head from the factory scene BUT I would settle for just better articulation. I've got two Kyles already but I'd definitely but another 2 if re-released.

I'd pay what I did for SDCC John for a T1 Sarah. I think it would be more cost effective to do an official Pescadero Sarah as they already have the ponytail head and only have change the legs/ feet/ paint job, maybe add the slice to the shoulder from the T1000 in the lift scene. I can't think of too many accessories except a nightstick and the pistol. The needle she stuck Silberman with would be too fragile at 1:10 scale for an accessory IMO.


I've literally only ever bought Terminator, Aliens and a couple Predator NECA figures, oh I also have a loose Schwarzenegger Commando I bought of Ebay. Other than that I have no interest in TMNT or any other franchise.

DiFabio
10-31-2020, 01:10 PM
It?s actually possible to go into Target and get Ultimate T-800, Ultimate T-1000, Sarah Connor/John Connor two pack, the standard Endoskeleton and Ultimate Motorcycle Cop T-1000. I saw them all together today on the shelves, at retail, pretty crazy. A new comer to the line that missed out could easily ?complete? a collection in one go for about $160. Not bad.

Likewise, if you go to Walmart, they have Ultimate Trch Noir and Ultimate Police Station Shootout out together right now.

Only one missing is Kyle Reese. They really should remake him with new legs along with an all new 1984 Sarah Connor. Makes sense to do at this point.

jye4ever
10-31-2020, 06:02 PM
Is the TN a WM exclusive.

DiFabio
11-01-2020, 04:27 AM
Yeah it is.

jye4ever
11-01-2020, 04:39 AM
That don’t sound right lol

a-dev
11-01-2020, 09:36 AM
I saw that Pescadero figure he was selling, I commented on it asking how he did the legs and feet as I was thinking of attempting my own custom rather than pay out as I've spent a **** ton of money of Terminator related stuff, I'm now officially in the Hot Toys Terminator club.
How much did you pay for the figure if you don't mind me asking? I was quoted around ?150 plus a Sarah Connor figure & a Ripley figure to use for parts but that was well over a year ago so memory might be a bit inaccurate.

Definitely would be interested in an improved paint job/articulated Kyle Reese, maybe with the dark navy coat and alternate head from the factory scene BUT I would settle for just better articulation. I've got two Kyles already but I'd definitely but another 2 if re-released.

I'd pay what I did for SDCC John for a T1 Sarah. I think it would be more cost effective to do an official Pescadero Sarah as they already have the ponytail head and only have change the legs/ feet/ paint job, maybe add the slice to the shoulder from the T1000 in the lift scene. I can't think of too many accessories except a nightstick and the pistol. The needle she stuck Silberman with would be too fragile at 1:10 scale for an accessory IMO.


I've literally only ever bought Terminator, Aliens and a couple Predator NECA figures, oh I also have a loose Schwarzenegger Commando I bought of Ebay. Other than that I have no interest in TMNT or any other franchise.

What Hot Toys have you got?

PM sent on the Pescadero Sarah question.

If NECA did one officially I would ideally like to see it with switch-out parts that allow the denim jacket she picks up in their garage stop. Although I doubt they'd do that. Accessories wise maybe I'd add the broken sweeping brush (or mop?) - if memory serves that's what she beats facelicker with. She'd need new hands to hold this and the riotstick probably...though NECA aren't too good with providing extra hands in the Terminator line.


It?s actually possible to go into Target and get Ultimate T-800, Ultimate T-1000, Sarah Connor/John Connor two pack, the standard Endoskeleton and Ultimate Motorcycle Cop T-1000. I saw them all together today on the shelves, at retail, pretty crazy. A new comer to the line that missed out could easily ?complete? a collection in one go for about $160. Not bad.

Likewise, if you go to Walmart, they have Ultimate Trch Noir and Ultimate Police Station Shootout out together right now.

Only one missing is Kyle Reese. They really should remake him with new legs along with an all new 1984 Sarah Connor. Makes sense to do at this point.

Like as though they're new movies that have just come out - reminding of the olden days when there'd already be a whole line of figures on store shelves.

DiFabio
11-03-2020, 03:50 AM
Like as though they're new movies that have just come out - reminding of the olden days when there'd already be a whole line of figures on store shelves.

Yup, my thoughts exactly.

Almost like what I thought they were going to do 3 years ago for the Terminator 2: 3D release. Thought there was going to be a line of single figures, instead all they did was the Pescadero T-800 with articulated legs and rosebox.

a-dev
11-03-2020, 05:33 AM
That was a disappointing show for the 25th anniversary. I was convinced John was going to be out for that. Instead one largely rehashed figure and a rosebox with no roses and one 1/4 scaler using the same old sculpt enlarged. Although I do still really like my Galleria conversion of the latter and getting the rosebox at least for the smaller scale was nice.

Obviously we've since got John so not sure what to expect for the 30th anniversary next year if anything. Plenty they could do to make me buy the same characters over again but will they be interested....

DiFabio
11-03-2020, 07:35 AM
WTF, next year is the 30th Anniversary already.

Man, I remember when it was the 20th Anniversary . . .

If they do rehashes from here on out, I want,

- Kenner John Connor (another shot at the dirt bike so I can have a loose one)
- Kenner T-1000 (paint it up to make him look like he’s phasing from metallic liquid metal to normal colors)

- Steel Mill T-800 (swappable damage arm and articulated legs)
- Steel Mill T-1000 (same as above, give him a rod with a gripping hand to beat the **** out of T-800)
- Ultimate Kyle Reese (new legs, swappable barearms/torso, pistol, pipe bombs)

And I’m good. While I’d like all new figures like adult General John Connor, T1 Sarah, and Future Reese, I get the reluctance I guess.

a-dev
11-03-2020, 11:21 AM
WTF, next year is the 30th Anniversary already.

Man, I remember when it was the 20th Anniversary . . .

If they do rehashes from here on out, I want,

- Kenner John Connor (another shot at the dirt bike so I can have a loose one)

I owe you a favour for the 7'' Keaton Batman you sent me so you'll be covered for that in any eventuality.


- Kenner T-1000 (paint it up to make him look like he’s phasing from metallic liquid metal to normal colors)

Do you mean the Kenner T-1000 that was vertically split down the middle with one side human and the other side liquid metal or do you more have in mind a realistic, movie-based take on that concept?


- Steel Mill T-800 (swappable damage arm and articulated legs)

I still wonder how they'd do the endo-knee - I figure that's why we haven't seen it yet.



- Steel Mill T-1000 (same as above, give him a rod with a gripping hand to beat the **** out of T-800)
- Ultimate Kyle Reese (new legs, swappable barearms/torso, pistol, pipe bombs)

And I’m good. While I’d like all new figures like adult General John Connor, T1 Sarah, and Future Reese, I get the reluctance I guess.

T1 Sarah is one they should make ''for the fans'' - like the belated release of the Prometheus 'Lost wave' - i.e even when they suspect sales won't be strong they do it anyway because they're fans too and they know she alone will provide an adequate sense of completion of the line for many people. And yeah at the same time they should revisit Kyle Reese with full articulation and hopefully with swappable parts to cover at least one other look. The T-800 himself is always a no brainer so hopefully they already have in mind to update those with the double elbows at least.

Tech-Com DN38416
11-06-2020, 12:20 PM
What Hot Toys have you got?

PM sent on the Pescadero Sarah question.

If NECA did one officially I would ideally like to see it with switch-out parts that allow the denim jacket she picks up in their garage stop. Although I doubt they'd do that. Accessories wise maybe I'd add the broken sweeping brush (or mop?) - if memory serves that's what she beats facelicker with. She'd need new hands to hold this and the riotstick probably...though NECA aren't too good with providing extra hands in the Terminator line.




I splurged out big time on those Hot Toys Terminators when I was supposed to be reigning in the funds but I couldn't pass on the deal! I have the Tech Noir figure boxed with all the accessories and the police assault Terminator with all the accessories. Only problem with that figure is the pleather jacket peeling, been looking online like a mad man to see if I can buy a replacement jacket that its undamaged but can't find one. Here's a pic of it before I put it in my detolf cabinet. Haven't uploaded the pics to my laptop yet but I'll post them when I do:

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Here's the Tech Noir one

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Also I have an unboxed Tech Noir T800 but it just came with the Uzi, Shotgun and damaged eye head. But I've got a fresh head and a .45 Longslide pistol plus new neck joints coming which I ordered from china so once I've restored the figure I will sell it on ebay. I'll post a pic when all the bits come.

Finally here's a pic of a diorama/scene I'm working on to go in one of my Detolf shelve's, just need to paint the desks I got 3D printed and re-paint the t1000 genysis figure to resemble a cop from the scene:

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Oh I totally agree those would be great accessories to go with a Pescadero figure especially the jacket I forgot about that!

Animal Mother.
11-08-2020, 05:24 AM
I found the PS T-800 at Wal-Mart yesterday. So relieved and thankful they decided to re-release him. Give me a Kyle re-release in any form (ultimate or in a 2 pack) and I'm good to go. Well, I wouldn't mind a future war Kyle either.

Tech-Com DN38416
11-11-2020, 12:30 PM
Got this figure repainted to resemble the movie more as I love how the T-800 looks in this scene with his damaged skin dying and almost zombified look.

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You may recognize the work by one of the member of this very forum! :wave

Tech-Com DN38416
11-11-2020, 12:36 PM
Got my other Detolf up and put these guys in my top shelf. Sweat effects on the faces of the two NECA figures.

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Here is my NECA The Terminator shelf , no flooring or background yet to match my other shelves.

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KoBE
11-12-2020, 06:49 AM
Not been to the forums since january so thought I'd come upload some fresh pics

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Also just dipped my toes into the Hot Toys pool.

Bet everybody was glad that Sarah + John two pack was released, I had that pre ordered as soon as it became available with Kapow Toys in the UK. Glad John had his camo on his shirt this time unlike the SDCC John!

As usual I see we are all waiting for a T1 Sarah and Future War Kyle. I'd be happy if NECA would do a T1 Sarah wearing that Pink/white top and blue jeans exactly like the Sarah Dikke Toys Customs made & Re-release Kyle Double pack.

Where did you get the Pescadero background and floor?

Tech-Com DN38416
11-12-2020, 03:45 PM
Where did you get the Pescadero background and floor?

Hi mate, I had them custom made and printed. I designed them based on the Pescadero background that is in the NECA Ultimate T1000 inner box :)

KoBE
11-12-2020, 03:56 PM
Hi mate, I had them custom made and printed. I designed them based on the Pescadero background that is in the NECA Ultimate T1000 inner box :)

Impressive! Wish I could do that

Tech-Com DN38416
11-12-2020, 05:49 PM
Impressive! Wish I could do that

I have a another one as I got two printed....

Davea1982
11-13-2020, 03:05 AM
Got this figure repainted to resemble the movie more as I love how the T-800 looks in this scene with his damaged skin dying and almost zombified look.

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You may recognize the work by one of the member of this very forum! :waveHola bro. Glad your happy with how he turned out... "it doesn't feel pity... Or remorse..." [emoji102][emoji41]


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a-dev
11-14-2020, 02:28 AM
Nice job on that repaint Davea.

Also love your Police station desks Tech-Com


Got my Pescadero Sarah from Dikketoys yesterday

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Davea1982
11-14-2020, 03:11 AM
Nice job on that repaint Davea.

Also love your Police station desks Tech-Com


Got my Pescadero Sarah from Dikketoys yesterday

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Tech-Com DN38416
11-14-2020, 07:54 AM
Hola bro. Glad your happy with how he turned out... "it doesn't feel pity... Or remorse..." [emoji102][emoji41]


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Proper stands out from all the other figures , love the detail.

'or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead'

Tech-Com DN38416
11-14-2020, 07:56 AM
Thanks A-Dev. Nice custom bro. He does good work [emoji108][emoji120]

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Looks bad ass man! DikkeToys does great work, you'd think that was an official NECA figure if you didn't know better! Cool Pescadero background also!

a-dev
11-17-2020, 02:36 AM
That's actually my 1/6 Pescadero diorama. I use it to photograph anything that can physically fit in it because it's currently the only thing I have with decent lighting built in.

Captain Clown
11-18-2020, 03:43 PM
Wow that Sarah looks official! If only it was. :monkey2

DiFabio
11-20-2020, 09:06 AM
I owe you a favour for the 7'' Keaton Batman you sent me so you'll be covered for that in any eventuality.

You saying you'll send me a dirt bike bro?!

How many Johns do you have.




Do you mean the Kenner T-1000 that was vertically split down the middle with one side human and the other side liquid metal or do you more have in mind a realistic, movie-based take on that concept?

It could be either or. I wouldn't mind split down the middle like Kenner's "Exploding T-1000" but a movie-based take would be awesome too. Anything that shows off the phasing. I always liked toys that depicted T-1000 in half human/half liquid metal form because it reminded me of the equivalence of a battle damaged T-800 you know, where it was half man/half machine. The 50% silver vs. 50% navy blue/black/flesh looks cool too. There are customs online that do it perfectly.




I still wonder how they'd do the endo-knee - I figure that's why we haven't seen it yet.

Had to have been planned atleast considering it has the same joint cut at the thigh and boot shin. Either make that piece static or make the endo knee a facade where the knee ball joint goes up into it.





Also, some updates.

Those Sarah and John Connor 2 packs appear to have sold out like hot cakes. Every store I've been to is sold out and I see tons that sell on the secondary market.

I thought John was "too niche"?!?! I thought nobody wanted him!? :lol

a-dev
11-20-2020, 07:29 PM
You saying you'll send me a dirt bike bro?!

How many Johns do you have.

Affirmative. It's been years since I shipped anything though, I wonder what's changed.

Suffice it to say as my most requested figure from NECA since the beginning of the line in 2009 I bought more than a sensible number of Johns.


It could be either or. I wouldn't mind split down the middle like Kenner's "Exploding T-1000" but a movie-based take would be awesome too. Anything that shows off the phasing. I always liked toys that depicted T-1000 in half human/half liquid metal form because it reminded me of the equivalence of a battle damaged T-800 you know, where it was half man/half machine. The 50% silver vs. 50% navy blue/black/flesh looks cool too. There are customs online that do it perfectly.

I'd wonder about NECA's ability to do a convincing one unfortunately. The mass production effort on the frozen T-1000 was awful. But yeah if they could pull off a liquid metal phasing back into Robert Patrick post-truck explosion I'd buy that - or maybe a glitching T-1000 from the steel mill.


Also, some updates.

Those Sarah and John Connor 2 packs appear to have sold out like hot cakes. Every store I've been to is sold out and I see tons that sell on the secondary market.

I thought John was "too niche"?!?! I thought nobody wanted him!? :lol

Good to hear. Nice for us to be right about this, we've been talking John and the 2-pack format for years. Heck they could have done 3 packs or 4 packs and I think they would have been sought after.

All quiet on the twitter front though. We know of no further Terminator plans :(