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Nocturne
06-16-2009, 10:10 AM
theres a play usa now too...

There's been one for years, think it was something to do with the government leaning on about something. As you used to be able to get region 1 DVD's through the regular store. So they split it into a seperate business and jacked up all the prices :lol

agonistes86
06-16-2009, 10:40 AM
What wasn't mentioned was a 12" Battle damage figure - thats a new one on me and very exciting.

Agreed, hopefully this isn't just a mistake on CSC's part. I was planning on getting the 7 inch version, but I would much prefer a 12 inch one.

crazypredator2
06-16-2009, 11:08 AM
the series 2 , 12 inch battle damaged arnold also has a light up eye.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 01:48 PM
The trick is, the T2 license covers likenesses, T1 doesn't, and Playmates isn't the best for sculpts and all, so it's quite possible anything T1 and T2 from them will suck or feature features to go around likeness such as Playmates did originally with Connor in their T:S line. Bale apparently cares enough about how he's portrayed that he worked in a lot of power of approving sculpts of himself in the role and Playmates just finally got him to ok some stuff. Now that I remember the T1 license issues and all, I'm less excited, have to see what Playmates does before getting hyped, could be a bunch of based on T1 kiddy crap not worth your time.

a-dev
06-16-2009, 02:04 PM
Now that I remember the T1 license issues and all, I'm less excited, have to see what Playmates does before getting hyped, could be a bunch of based on T1 kiddy crap not worth your time.

I'm excited about it only in-so-far as it may mark a time where other companies - i.e the ones we're interested in NECA and Hot Toys - will go the distance and do what it takes to acquire all relevant permissions to make T1 toys at long last. We know Playmates are a kiddy company, its in the name. I presume the figures will be alright 'toy' approximations of the actor likenesses and film outfits - if they go and make nothing but Scuba-assault Terminator with giant launching missile arm why call it a figure from The Terminator (1984). But still - I don't want kids toys, I want 7" and 12" NECA figures and Hot toys 1/6ths. I won't be buying any playmates stuff.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 02:07 PM
I hope Hot Toys at least goes after T2, since there's no need to get rights outside of the film license, they'd be golden, and I'd really like a nice battle damaged T2 figure since we never got one from SSC, and I'd like a really nice T-800 biker outfit, the SSC one isn't that good and the Saturday Toys one is hard to find.

a-dev
06-16-2009, 02:33 PM
Why didn't they make any 'human' T2 figures the first time out when they did the endoskeleton?? Some agreement with Sideshow?

But anyway if NECAs 12" turn out well (pescadero and now battledamaged too apparently) I won't be as annoyed as I otherwise would be if HT do something stupid and don't make any.

My hopes for NECAs 12" - paintjobs more akin to the 2ups they initially displayed - less visible seams - seperate sunglasses on the pescadero version - appropriately sized next to Hoy Toys 1/6ths (which would be smaller than Sideshows slightly too big T2s)

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 02:36 PM
Why didn't they make any 'human' T2 figures the first time out when they did the endoskeleton?? Some agreement with Sideshow?

It was a collaboration thing with Sideshow. Hot Toys had the T1 license and rights to do an Endo from that, Sideshow only had the T2 rights, so Hot Toys produced their Endo in T2 packaging with a T2 display base do Sideshow could sell it.

I don't fully get the legals of it all, but even though Hot Toys had rights to make and sell T1 pieces, Sideshow couldn't sell that so the T2 logo use was a work around to allow them a chunk of sales of the HT figure.

a-dev
06-17-2009, 12:42 PM
Good toy day for me today - got my 2nd Dutch and my 1st P1 Predator, shipping notice from Sideshow for my 3rd Dutch (and final unless they do a DX) and also got shipping notification from BBTS for these figures - series 1 of course. I should have these sometime next week. This is useless information for anyone else here!!

Platty
06-17-2009, 02:03 PM
Good news a-dev!

I've just placed my order for pescadero and man or machine figures!

*HIGH FIVE!*

Kaijuboy
06-17-2009, 03:12 PM
FINALLY found these at my local TRU. The Pescadaro figures likeness is really amazing in person esecially for a figure of this size. Here's 2 pics. T second ones is just for fun (Escaping Pecadaro just got a little harder...) ;)

MaulFan
06-17-2009, 06:30 PM
Pictures make them look bad if you get too close lol, but these things are some of the best T2 stuff I own, NECA did a great job, particularly the sculpt work on them is fantastic, true to character, really captures Arnie's face and build, something that plauged a lot of McFarlane stuff in the past, the detail was great but the overall wasn't always spot on for the character.

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/1.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/2.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/3.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/4.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/5.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/6.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/7.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/8.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/9.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/10.jpg

I'm going to be really happy to have the 12" Pescadero.

MaulFan
06-17-2009, 06:30 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/11.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/12.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/13.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/14.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/15.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/NECA/T2/16.jpg

Voorhees27
06-17-2009, 06:33 PM
Awesome pics Sean. I really like the side view of the Pescadero Arnie, the likeness overall is well done imo. I never picked up any others ........... I think this is the only one I want.

I too can't wait to see how the 12" turns out ........ does anyone know when that one is due out in stores?

MaulFan
06-17-2009, 06:37 PM
Toys R Us preorder date says 7/15. I'm going to order this one through them as well, but you can't go by their dates as cast in stone, they had the 7 inch figures as Preorders to ship 7/14 and mine shipped last week to my surprise, I mean I knew other stores had these so I wasn't totally surprised, but I figured if TRU says 7/14 it'll be 7/14, though they now list the 7" figures as In Stock.

Voorhees27
06-17-2009, 06:45 PM
Toys R Us preorder date says 7/15. I'm going to order this one through them as well, but you can't go by their dates as cast in stone, they had the 7 inch figures as Preorders to ship 7/14 and mine shipped last week to my surprise, I mean I knew other stores had these so I wasn't totally surprised, but I figured if TRU says 7/14 it'll be 7/14, though they now list the 7" figures as In Stock.

Are they releasing the 12"er along with the next series or as a stand alone release?

DARK-SIDE
06-17-2009, 06:45 PM
I'll get the 12inch Pescadero Arnie soon ……

a-dev
06-17-2009, 06:56 PM
Are they releasing the 12"er along with the next series or as a stand alone release?

I think it'll be released on its own but don't hold me to that. Excellent new pics there, really looking forward to these next week. But I have to do something about MoM's endo arm - nowhere near as good as on the prototype. I'm going to try and completely rework it using McFarlane endo parts. I once created much more detailed and accurate endo forearms on one McFarlane endo, including completely seperated fingers, with all the etra 'inbetween' plastic cut out and more realistic looking pistons. I think I could do it here on the NECA MoM.

a-dev
06-17-2009, 07:17 PM
Good news a-dev!

I've just placed my order for pescadero and man or machine figures!

*HIGH FIVE!*

Thanks. I hope yours arrive quick..and with good paintjobs & QC. Oh the potential pitfalls of ordering online. Anyway its being a jolly good year for Terminator and Predator action figure memorabilia.

Platty
06-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Cracking pics maulfan.

Could you possibly take similar photos, but swap the Pescadero head with the man or machine version? I'm eager to see more photos of the man or machine head on the pescadero body

Tell you what though, i'm glad the Pescadero is the only figure of the range which is getting ssunglasses on the sculpt. They look a bit naff.

Platty
06-17-2009, 09:10 PM
But I have to do something about MoM's endo arm - nowhere near as good as on the prototype.
I'm just hoping the red paint might scratch or rub off, exposing more of the silvery, chrome endo arm underneath.

a-dev
06-17-2009, 09:15 PM
Cracking pics maulfan.

Could you possibly take similar photos, but swap the Pescadero head with the man or machine version? I'm eager to see more photos of the man or machine head on the pescadero body

Tell you what though, i'm glad the Pescadero is the only figure of the range which is getting ssunglasses on the sculpt. They look a bit naff.

What are you doing up at this hour man?!! *goes to own profile - edits out 'location' detail* :D

Their approach to the sunglasses was poor it has to be said. But without them any bad paintwork of the eyes is there for all to see. I remember the McFarlane T3 figures had a similar situation where the figures with sunglasses looked like Arnie but the variants without the sunglasses (none of which I ever found) looked more like john travolta once you saw the eyes - I think that was more due to them being painted 'wrong' rather than being painted 'sloppily'.

Platty
06-18-2009, 07:32 AM
:lol

My niece woke me up, mate! Left the computer on so thought, may as well have a look on the boards!

Got my shipping notice from play.com today, so i'm expecting them to be here for monday :( as it's 3 day minimum. Something to look forward to next week I guess.

a-dev
06-18-2009, 08:06 AM
:D

I had no such excuse, I was just doing what I do - relishing the night hours when everyone else is asleep and all my time is my own, wilfully ignoring the approaching daylight. But anyway..

Yeah I have no expectation of getting my figs before this week is out. I keep forgetting what kind of delivery time to expect from BBTS but something tells me I won't have my figures till thursday next.

lord-22
06-18-2009, 02:45 PM
got it today

http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/11/80/76/67/100_3715.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=337&u=11807667)

great figure.

crazypredator2
06-18-2009, 02:56 PM
got it today

http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/11/80/76/67/100_3715.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=337&u=11807667)

great figure.
this is how i have my posed, going against mcfarlane's t-1000,
hopefully we'll have a neca t-1000 soon.

Platty
06-18-2009, 03:14 PM
Cracking pic!

Tell you what figure i'm most impressed with though, the final battle damaged version.

http://images.play.com/covers/10360849x.jpg

Love the way he looks to be laid back, it captures that scene prefectly. Kind of just after the T-100 dies. His body shape looks perfect, really the right shape. In other words, he really looks like he "Needs a vaychation"

:lol

Also the spare head is a nice touch from Neca, as we can crate practically any scene then. Plus I prefer that damaged look to the full on damage as seen in the pic above.

These are immense figures, i'm tired of looking at the pictures though! Just want them all in hand! Hope we're not waiting a long time for the 2nd wave.

DARK-SIDE
06-18-2009, 06:46 PM
the 12inch version is released !
I saw it on a online store.
not preorder.
it marks "brand new and never opened"
but no pics yet ……damn!:banghead

crazypredator2
06-19-2009, 02:45 PM
has anyone got the new 18 inch endo yet ? if so does it's face look better then the 7 inch one ? any pictures?

a-dev
06-19-2009, 03:03 PM
As far as I was aware the 'new' 18inch endo is the same as the old 18inch endo but with an improved paintjob. I could be wrong. If its still the same sculpt then yes the face is better than the new 7".

Platty
06-20-2009, 05:13 AM
My man or Machine and Pescadero arrived before. Absolutely awesome.

I think the Pescadero is one of the best 7" figures, ever. It's amazing, it is simply just a shrunken down version of Arnie with a Shotgun. It's the better figure because it's a leather clad Arnie with a shotgun and sunglasses on *shades* He looks good in any pose you can get him in with the shotgun. Love it.

The Man or machine isn't as good, but it still great. Worth having totally. If not just for the swappable head. It is only really good for one pose, but it does the pose really well! You know the one i'm talking about! The pistol it comes with is really nice too.

I know me and a few others, mainly a-dev, had a few issues with what we saw on the photos of these figures once people started getting them in hand. I think the sunglasses paint & sculpting job on the pescadero being the main issue. Well it did look like what we saw on photos, but not nearly as bad. As ever, the actual item looks better in hand. I think it was more of a case of bad paint apps than bad sculpting.

Whenever I get a new figure, I usually immediately set about it with paint, to touch up any weak spots on the hair, etc. Well on the pescadero I gave the rims of the glasses a bit of black paint, where the flesh was painted, and it looks 100% better. I'm made up, I don't have to worry about it anymore.

I'd suggest to anyone who has it, to paint those rims black!

Also, the endo arm on the Man or Machine figure, it looks like the overly used blood effect can be scraped off fairly easily. Not too easy, but it could be done. Would probably take a long time. But I think you could get rid of most of it to make it look more like the prototype. Which I know you will like to hear, a-dev.

All in all i'm seriously happy with these, especially the Pescadero version. Awesome figure. Can't wait for the next wave, those are gonna kick some serious arse!

a-dev
06-20-2009, 08:03 AM
Congrats. I'm going to try not getting my hopes up to have these on monday because I just hate that sinking feeling of going into work looking for a box and not seeing one.

Anywho, I'll see what painting the sunglasses rims black looks like on one of my Pescadero Termies - its just I had my suspicion that doing that would look no better than the rims being a flesh colour. As for MoM's arm, I'm still thinking of a complete redo from scratch. Its not just the blood I don't like its how the sculpt became simplified with no gaps between the 'metal parts' of the forearm or hand. I think I could bash something better looking together, possibly out of spare McFarlane pieces.

Platty
06-20-2009, 08:09 AM
Congrats. I'm going to try not getting my hopes up to have these on monday because I just hate that sinking feeling of going into work looking for a box and not seeing one..
Mmm, I know the feeling!


Anywho, I'll see what painting the sunglasses rims black looks like on one of my Pescadero Termies - its just I had my suspicion that doing that would look no better than the rims being a flesh colour.
Honestly mate, it looks miles better. Painting the rims black has just completely eradicated the problem for me. I can look at his head now without thinking, "those glasses are naff!!"


As for MoM's arm, I'm still thinking of a complete redo from scratch. Its not just the blood I don't like its how the sculpt became simplified with no gaps between the 'metal parts' of the forearm or hand..
Hmm, that's true. I'm not too bothered about that though.

I just hope its not the case for the "Final battle" version.

a-dev
06-20-2009, 02:48 PM
Hmm, that's true. I'm not too bothered about that though.

I just hope its not the case for the "Final battle" version.

I like all the bent&crushed pieces of the BD arm in what we've seen of the prototype pic. I haven't been a long time follower of NECA so the downgrading of not just the paint but the sculpt on the MoM figure's arm came as an unpleasant surprise to me. So I'm worried too that the complex-looking parts of the BD figure will be simplified down for the final release - the 12" shouldn't at least.

Really hope these figures do well enough for NECA that they decide to continue the line. I think CelticP may be right that they'd be unlikely to put out as many T-1000s, otherwise they'd have mixed it up more rather than pumping out 4 of the big man. But of all the possible variations its probably a straight-up undamaged T-1000 I want the most. And Edward Furlong John Connor but that would seem to be less likely.

Platty
06-20-2009, 03:26 PM
I think there may be a batch of 3 or 4 T-100's to equal all the arnold figs, then maybe a Young Connor or Sarah to equal the endo skeleton - as the one off figure in the line.

I definitely hope they continue the line though, this may be the first ever action figure line i've bought all the figures of! (I'll no doubt end up with the endoskeleton soon!)

The pescadero still amazes me, not stopped looking at it yet.

a-dev
06-20-2009, 05:02 PM
Agreed - what we have in the pescadero figure is what I've wanted since I was a child and all we could get was the made-up crap in the kenner line. My next Terminator figure after those was the MM4 McFarlane which was obviously a huge step up but discovering that the likeness we'd seen in the prototype pics wasn't there was heartbreaking! I remember hoping I'd just found a variant and that the real headsculpt would be in another batch! Of course it never happened.

The other disappointment was that McFarlane obviously never intended to make very many figures with the license. No pristine unbattledamaged T-800 which I always regretted (then again without the likeness there'd hardly have been any point). And their T-1000 seemed like an attempt to put as many possible variations into the one release because they probably weren't planning any more. I hope NECA don't take this approach with the T-1000. I hope we get 4 figures, theres potential for more than that even but I think we're being optmistic as it is.

Darth_Fatso
06-21-2009, 02:10 AM
I hope Neca (and Hot Toys) can get the licence to make some T1 stuff. Police Station, Battle Damaged and Tech Noir Termies would be awesome as well as Kyle Reese.

Blank
06-21-2009, 10:18 AM
I hope Neca (and Hot Toys) can get the licence to make some T1 stuff. Police Station, Battle Damaged and Tech Noir Termies would be awesome as well as Kyle Reese.

second that! 3 Arnolds from T1 in this quality would be great.


Can someone with all the Endoskeletons in this scale (mcfarland, neca,???) post side by side shots?

lord-22
06-21-2009, 10:45 AM
all my terminator side by side i have only one Endoskeleton.
http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/11/80/76/67/100_3815.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=348&u=11807667)
http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/11/80/76/67/100_3816.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=349&u=11807667)

Platty
06-21-2009, 11:11 AM
Can't get over how much the figures look and feel like Arnie. F

rom side on especially, the headsculpts are sensational. Look just like him.

The hair is brilliant as well, looks perfect.

Can't wait for the Minigun and Battle damaged versions, those are gonna blow me away I can feel it!

SalemCrow
06-21-2009, 01:42 PM
I've been lurking on these boards since the HT DX Joker was announced, but finally registered today when I saw this thread.

I have both T-800s, and love them both.

Here are some of my pics. (warning , pic heavy)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/exposed-arm.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/T2-armory.jpg

headswap side by side
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/headswap.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/loading-gun.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/shotguns.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/T2-bike.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/T2-extras.jpg

2 other guns
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/T2-reload.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/NYCrow/T2-gun.jpg

I can't wait for series 2 so I can get the other T-800s, and hopefully a T-1000 in the future.

Matt S
06-21-2009, 01:50 PM
Nice pics; I have yet to see these ANYWHERE @ retail

a-dev
06-21-2009, 06:38 PM
I'm fighting a losing battle trying not to get my hopes up that these will be waiting for me in work tomorrow. :monkey2 Its a working day so my package could arrive. Its just its a monday - I rarely receive anything on a monday.

a-dev
06-22-2009, 07:17 AM
:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead

Just lost a what seemed like a HUGE post that I've been writing for ages between annoyingly synchronised customers at work!!!! I don't know what the >>>> happened. Words cannot express the frustration :banghead

Basically, got the figures today they're >>>>ing awesome, paint was the only thing I was worried about it and it turns out they're no worse than what McFarlane did years ago so I'm quite happy. Any issues I have are minor, thrilled to have them, will post pics later and can I say again >>>k >>>k >>>k!!!!! :banghead Trust me my original post didn't have the expletives.

a-dev
06-22-2009, 08:52 AM
OK. Review! Attempt number two.

Pescadero T-800

Flawless figure apart from the flesh colour painted onto the sunglasses rims at the temples. Its much documented by now but (for those just joining!!) it seems rather than adding to the complexibility of the moulding process NECA has not seperated the arms of the sunglasses from the head thus 'spare' plastic in between that they've seen fit to paint the same colour as his skin. It works when you look at the face from below but not so much from the top. But I think I'm going to leave well alone. I'm still not convinced painting this area black will look better - perhaps fractionally on the very outer edge but not the whole thing right up against the face as I can imagine the 'arms' of the sunglasses then appearing ridiculously thick.

So now that the bad is over with - this is Arnie in both head and body. The likeness is there and his particular haircut in T2 is there and nicely detailed at that. I love the spikey hair on top. McFarlane made their figure with his hair too short on top while Sideshow made their 12" with the hair cut in too tight at the back and sides. NECA have it spot-on in this 7" figure (and thus the impending 12" version too). The neck and body proportions are also completely Arnie. I think Tankman noted that the MM4 figure wasn't quite 'built' enough and thats been rectified here.

He has all the articulation he needs. I've read some complaints or suggestions that he should have had more poseability in the legs - I flat out disagree. Its Arnie, not Van Damme. And it would have been very difficult to hide balljoints in those legs and the sculpt would have been compromised. Only cut joints could be disguised and they'd be useless anyway. What he does have is a great range of arm and head movement. 2 of his great iconic gun-toting poses are possible - the 2 handed grip from the mall sequence and the one-handed point&fire that he does in Pescadero. He can't quite pull off the ''emerging from the elevator'' pose. The elbows can't carry off a 45degree angle to hold the shotgun up like that - but I wonder if an arm swap with the MM4 T-800 could help achieve it if anyone wanted to go that far - that figures right arm is perma-sculpted at a tight angle for holding the gun pointed skywards - you'd also need to swap out the hands.

Lastly - finally we have Arnies signature Shotgun from T2 in this scale! I always regretted that McFarlane never provided one even though it wouldn't have been scene accurate to that particular figure.

I'd give Pescadero a solid 9.5/10. Losing out a tad because of the sunglasses issue. However I think its a must for any Terminator fan whether you usually collect this scale or not.

I'll post just this now and get to Man Or Machine later.

Platty
06-22-2009, 10:47 AM
I'm still not convinced painting this area black will look better - perhaps fractionally on the very outer edge but not the whole thing right up against the face as I can imagine the 'arms' of the sunglasses then appearing ridiculously thick.
I've painted mine black, and don't regret doing so.

Not all the way up to his face however, I have left a small strip of flesh. So kind of painted 3 quarters of the rims black. As you say the glasses might appear to be too thick if it was all black.

However, i'm not convinced on that. I don't think the rims would look too thick, tbh. If I painted that little bit of flesh paint I have left visible, it might even look better.

I wish I had a camera to take pictures and show what I mean, and how much better I think they look.

Anyways, good review, I agree with pretty much all you've said apart form the rims of the glasses situtuation.

I'd give Pescadero arnie 9.5 straight out of the packaging, 10 with the glases paint mod which i've done on mine.

Pleased you recieved the figures today and are happy with them!

a-dev
06-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Thanks Shakey. I've enjoyed talking to you about these figures. We're probably the most consistent participants in the two NECA T2 threads at the moment - a few of the other guys seemed to drop off - I'm surprised Johnny Utah isn't in here every day - he was really excited about these way back when they were announced. I know this is mainly a 1/6th forum but I hope the drop off of posters in here isn't reflective of how well (or not) these figures will do at retail because I really want at least a couple of T-1000s to go with Arnie - at a push I wouldn't mind a Pescadero escape Sarah Connor (as opposed to the usual combat gear one) now that I see how well you could recreate the elevator scene with Arnie here...and of course John Connor. Ed Furlong needs some action figure love for goodness sake, hes the saviour of humanity.

But if its to be limited to about 2 T-1000s (which would be a pity but..) we need one from the mall&Pescadero without battledamage to go with Pescadero Arnie. Then I'd settle for one representing the battledamage he sustains in the Pescadero corridor - shotgun hits, interchangeable normal and hook arms, and a split head (swappable for the undamaged head from the other figure). I don't want another attempt at multiple scenes in one figure like McFarlane did because then it ceases to be completely accurate for any one scene.

quiggle
06-22-2009, 12:27 PM
does the Man or Machine figure come with a knife so we can recreate the scene with Dyson?

Platty
06-22-2009, 12:35 PM
Thanks Shakey. I've enjoyed talking to you about these figures.
Yes mate, same here. It's been very enjoyable. I'm just glad there are 2 more Arnies and a few possible T-100's to come, so we can continue talking about them till the early hours!

We're probably the most consistent participants in the two NECA T2 threads at the moment
Yup, I think that too. Maybe people just haven't recieved them yet, and are enjoying our talks about them? :lol I wish.

I know this is mainly a 1/6th forum but I hope the drop off of posters in here isn't reflective of how well (or not) these figures will do at retail
Well i've been scouring the web for more pictures and reviews of these figures. There is 1 or 2 videos on youtube, the comments on them seem to indicate they will do fairly well at retail. I can't see them flopping.


because I really want at least a couple of T-1000s to go with Arnie - at a push I wouldn't mind a Pescadero escape Sarah Connor (as opposed to the usual combat gear one) now that I see how well you could recreate the elevator scene with Arnie here...and of course John Connor. Ed Furlong needs some action figure love for goodness sake, hes the saviour of humanity.
Definitely agree about the T-100's. I'd say they are pretty much a given. A sarah or john connor would just be icing on the cake.


But if its to be limited to about 2 T-1000s (which would be a pity but..) we need one from the mall&Pescadero without battledamage to go with Pescadero Arnie. Then I'd settle for one representing the battledamage he sustains in the Pescadero corridor - shotgun hits, interchangeable normal and hook arms, and a split head (swappable for the undamaged head from the other figure).
Yeah, agreed there. The T-100's for me would have to match up with a specific version of an Arnie figure.


I don't want another attempt at multiple scenes in one figure like McFarlane did because then it ceases to be completely accurate for any one scene.
Agreed with that, as well. I doubt it though, neca will probably give us a few specific scene variations of the T-100 just like they did with Arnie.

Platty
06-22-2009, 12:37 PM
does the Man or Machine figure come with a knife so we can recreate the scene with Dyson?
No, but i'm thinking of giving him one. The pistol is a nice accessory but not movie accurate :(

In fact, having a knife in his hand isn't movie accurate either, is it? I'm sure after he cuts the flesh off we hear the thud of the knife hitting the floor. He also has nothing in his right hand when he pulls off the flesh.

I think a knife might have been the better accessory but the pistol is OK.

quiggle
06-22-2009, 01:23 PM
thanks maybe the gun with Man or Machine is to be used with the Pescadero figure to recreate the scene where he's about to shoot the jock at the car station or security guard at Pescadero.

a-dev
06-22-2009, 05:05 PM
My thoughts on Man or Machine:

Again, faced with the sheer awesomeness of finally having such cool and faithful-to-the-film T2 figures my previous niggles seem even nigglier. My issues with it based on pics were thus - paint apps on the face looked ''Hasbroish'' I do believe I said. I also lamented the simplification of the endo arm sculpt and the excess of painted blood

....well, I think I got lucky with my 2 MoM figures. The paint is fine on both. Maybe it is the case that figures of this scale just don't photograph well. Maybe it had been so long since I eagerly anticipated and bought a 7" figure that I forgot what kind of reduction in quality during mass production to expect, and ultimately just where the bar really is at for paint on figures this size. It definitely is higher than Hasbro and no worse than McFarlane. Any errors are minute. If I were to say I still had a problem it might be the choice of colour for the lips..I'm in artificial light right now so i'm not seeing what I thought I saw during the day, I thought the colour stood out too much. Aaannd maybe theres the barest excess of eyeliner on the upper eyelids. I could be wrong about that though, perhaps if this eyeliner wasn't there his eyes would disappear. Nevertheless, the sculpt has not been ruined. I rejoice.

On to the sculpt niggles - not something I'm bothered about but I think theres too many ''concentration'' lines around MoM's mouth/chin area. It kind of looks like the face Arnie would make with his lips while firing a gun which is fine for the Pescadero figure but in this case he's not supposed to be firing a gun. I dunno, i think his face should be a tiny bit more neutral than it appears to be. I will fully accept the label of ''****'' on this one and it by no means ruins the figure for me. The last niggle I have is the endo arm. The sculpt of it is good, just not as good as the prototype shown on the box-insert. The insert clearly shows sculpted muscle entrails still attached to the metal - these are absent and in their place is just a heck of a lot of blood, so much that it almost completely drowns out the silver of the 'metal' arm. And thats not good, nor film accurate. Complaining done.

This figure uses the same legs and torso as the Pescadero and why shouldn't it, its perfect. The T-shirt and belt are now appropriately coloured for the second half of the film. Unique to the figure are those sleeveless muscle arms which are beautifully done. I have much man-love for those. They've given him more articulation than he probably even needed for the scene he represents and its hidden very well. Any other praise I have for the figure would be repeating myself from my earlier post about the Pescadero so if it seems like I did more complaining about MoM than giving it its deserved applause all the positives I said for the pescadero figure apply here.

I shall give him 9/10, losing out only because of the disappointment that the prototypes well detailed and silver endo arm didn't make it through production as well as I would have hoped.

My final positive note - I've always wanted an Arnie figure from this particular scene in T2, now I have a pretty damn good one.

a-dev
06-22-2009, 05:51 PM
...and endoskeleton:

this is where NECA fall down. I dunno, maybe I'm just getting bored of all the endoskeleton figures - theres been so many now that the novelty is gone - whereas it was great to get T-800 Arnie figures with the likeness intact at last - but the endos are just old news.

I like the paint, its as shiny as it could probably be without being actual chrome. I also like the sculpt from the neck down. Its got some features that McFarlane's MMV didn't have - like movable shoulder blades - and overall its more accurate in proportions and detail. McFarlane's one had that really long waist section and the chest piece was shaped wrong, not to mention the complete and utter lack of a neck. Actually on that last point, NECA's really doesn't have much of a neck either. Certainly if I were to envision a flesh covering on this figure his head would be squashed into his torso. I just don't remember the endos in the films being like this, yet this is at least 2 companies who've portrayed them this way. Wierd.

Articulation is another funny area. What it beats McFarlane at it loses at others. The legs can be splayed and can move slighly backwards but they can't step forward at all. The big thick pistons in the thighs prevent it. McFarlanes meanwhile could move forwards and slightly backwards but not side to side. NECA's figure also lacks the turning motions of the lower arms and legs - these are fixed with only the hands and feet capable of movement. Conversely the hands and feet of the McFarlane endo were fixed with no movement. But I presume all this was already known to anyone with the Cult Classics Endoskeleton. I never found that one and so missed out on that nice base which is sadly absent in this package. So the articulation is disappointing, the one iconic T2 pose from the skull crushing endo in the film can't really be replicated to a satisfying degree on either this or the McFarlane one. I don't really care though because I have the Hot Toys ones for that!

Where this NECA endo really boggles the mind though is that headsculpt. It seems to me they were going for the ''evil'' stare of the endoskull in the T2 opening credits but it fails miserably. The major reason for this is that furrowed brow - he looks like hes frowning. The eye sockets are sculpted as though they function like muscle, capable of movement when of course it should be completely solid, no moving parts there at all. It should have a more ''neutral'' straight-across eyesocket rim with the perceived ''evil'' look entirely dependant on the upturned eyes. As we have it it looks ridiculous and not like any T-800 endo face we ever saw in the films.

I'd give it a 6/10 at most. I consider it background diorama stuff, custom fodder, and/or a good neutral-posed 'assembly line' endoskeleton.

quiggle
06-22-2009, 06:06 PM
what's the difference between this endoskeleton and the upcoming one that's released with the mini-gun/battle damaged set?

a-dev
06-22-2009, 06:17 PM
That we don't know. I have a feeling it'll be exactly the same and that its purpose will just be as filler - another chance to build an endo army. Maybe series 2 will have a different colour theme in the packaging (like Steel mill colours) and the endoskeleton will simply be rereleased in that packaging too like what Hasbro does all the time.

tankman
06-22-2009, 11:09 PM
...and endoskeleton:

this is where NECA fall down. I dunno, maybe I'm just getting bored of all the endoskeleton figures - theres been so many now that the novelty is gone - whereas it was great to get T-800 Arnie figures with the likeness intact at last - but the endos are just old news.

I like the paint, its as shiny as it could probably be without being actual chrome. I also like the sculpt from the neck down. Its got some features that McFarlane's MMV didn't have - like movable shoulder blades - and overall its more accurate in proportions and detail. McFarlane's one had that really long waist section and the chest piece was shaped wrong, not to mention the complete and utter lack of a neck. Actually on that last point, NECA's really doesn't have much of a neck either. Certainly if I were to envision a flesh covering on this figure his head would be squashed into his torso. I just don't remember the endos in the films being like this, yet this is at least 2 companies who've portrayed them this way. Wierd.

Articulation is another funny area. What it beats McFarlane at it loses at others. The legs can be splayed and can move slighly backwards but they can't step forward at all. The big thick pistons in the thighs prevent it. McFarlanes meanwhile could move forwards and slightly backwards but not side to side. NECA's figure also lacks the turning motions of the lower arms and legs - these are fixed with only the hands and feet capable of movement. Conversely the hands and feet of the McFarlane endo were fixed with no movement. But I presume all this was already known to anyone with the Cult Classics Endoskeleton. I never found that one and so missed out on that nice base which is sadly absent in this package. So the articulation is disappointing, the one iconic T2 pose from the skull crushing endo in the film can't really be replicated to a satisfying degree on either this or the McFarlane one. I don't really care though because I have the Hot Toys ones for that!

Where this NECA endo really boggles the mind though is that headsculpt. It seems to me they were going for the ''evil'' stare of the endoskull in the T2 opening credits but it fails miserably. The major reason for this is that furrowed brow - he looks like hes frowning. The eye sockets are sculpted as though they function like muscle, capable of movement when of course it should be completely solid, no moving parts there at all. It should have a more ''neutral'' straight-across eyesocket rim with the perceived ''evil'' look entirely dependant on the upturned eyes. As we have it it looks ridiculous and not like any T-800 endo face we ever saw in the films.

I'd give it a 6/10 at most. I consider it background diorama stuff, custom fodder, and/or a good neutral-posed 'assembly line' endoskeleton.

Good job on this and it really isn't good the way China made the eye sockets on this one. They messed the jaw up too. Not good.

DARK-SIDE
06-22-2009, 11:36 PM
tankman,please post some pics of 12inch version Pescadero T-800!
Thank you !
the QC problem of paint,I think NECA should take a serious control …… to the China factory……

a-dev
06-23-2009, 05:22 AM
Good job on this and it really isn't good the way China made the eye sockets on this one. They messed the jaw up too. Not good.

Thanks for these Arnie figures man. Been wanting figures like this since the Kenner days with their strange refusal to make anything that bore any resemblance to the film characters!

Also something I forgot to mention in my reviews is I'm pleased with the cross compatability - the heads are easily swappable and the scale&sculpting mean you can also transfer them onto the MM4 McFarlane figure with the aid of a bit of bluetack and they look perfectly fine. If you had any hand in making these things possible well done and thanks.

quiggle
06-23-2009, 05:34 AM
thanks Tankman a phenomenal job, also do you know if the 12" will come with a base or will they free stand on their own?

DARK-SIDE
06-23-2009, 05:29 PM
I saw the 12inch version
no base !

a-dev
06-24-2009, 06:24 AM
Has anywhere other than CSC given indication about the 12" Final Battle figure does anyone know? Really hoping that one comes to pass.

Also I'm thinking of adding to my tally of 2 pescaderos/2 MoMs - enjoying these figures so much I'm worried about breaking them with all the reposing and head switching. So I might just buy a couple of more to represent particular poses&head/body combos on a permanent basis.

quiggle
06-24-2009, 06:26 AM
I wish they'd make the 12" minigun one, that would look amazing putting it on top of a shelf, looks like he's about to shoot at yoU!

a-dev
06-24-2009, 06:35 AM
I'd buy 12"ers of each of the figures. The Man or Machine figure would benefit from a larger scale for that endo arm.

quiggle
06-24-2009, 06:38 AM
I'd still like to also see a 12" NECA endoskeleton, the 18" just doesn't look in proportion standing next to other 1/6 Terminator characters.

a-dev
06-24-2009, 08:10 AM
I think we drive Tankman away with all our questions most of which he's probably not allowed to answer.

But if he happens to pop back into the thread heres one I don't think there'd be a problem with -

Is the Cyberdyne assault figure able to be stripped down to the basic figure with no accessories or is, for example, the grenade bandolier part of the sculpt? And does he have the bag to carry the ammo for the mini-gun?

Kovach
06-24-2009, 05:26 PM
Just ordered not one, not two but THREE Pescadero escape figures :google Also bought an Alex Mercer (from Prototype) because he's just badass and I really want to start a videogame collection.

Also waiting for Minigun Arnie and 12'' Arnie! Can't have too many Arnies right :lol

DARK-SIDE
06-24-2009, 06:29 PM
12" Final Battle version ,I saw a order news from a hongkong forum,i
t comes with led light eye,and two heads, we'll see it on September.

quiggle
06-24-2009, 06:38 PM
thanks Dark-Side, so it will just be the Pescadero and Battle Damaged that will be made in 12"?

Yig
06-24-2009, 07:10 PM
The Pescadero Escape figure is one of the best I've seen in the hobby, beyond the sun glass rims, but I have easily touched them up.

It's really a perfect representation and ideal model for all movie based action figures, great stance, presence, bold clean paint job. I cannot wait to see the second line.

It's a shame I've yet to find an endo in stores yet with a head that's decent.

DARK-SIDE
06-24-2009, 07:20 PM
Pescadero and Battle Damaged that will be made in 12" ,so far ……

tankman
06-25-2009, 12:25 AM
I think we drive Tankman away with all our questions most of which he's probably not allowed to answer.

But if he happens to pop back into the thread heres one I don't think there'd be a problem with -

Is the Cyberdyne assault figure able to be stripped down to the basic figure with no accessories or is, for example, the grenade bandolier part of the sculpt? And does he have the bag to carry the ammo for the mini-gun?

You can take the stuff off the figure. The first test shots we got sucked the big one with the paint. I hope it gets fixed and should. It's the same factory and it should be just as good as the first two. I saw the two 12 inchs about a month ago and they look great. The sun glasses are separate on the 12 incher. I want us to make on of these guys 18 inches and I hope that will happen. I'm really happy with the figures so far and wish the endo had the face we were hoping for. China can make things tough sometime.

DARK-SIDE
06-25-2009, 12:50 AM
here comes the 12 inch one !!!
I'll post some more pics tomorrow night.

Kovach
06-25-2009, 01:29 AM
Awesome news darkside :rock

Will definitely get the Final Battle 12''

quiggle
06-25-2009, 04:39 AM
thanks tankman, wow an 18" hope it could be the minigun one!

Johnny Utah
06-25-2009, 04:54 AM
You can take the stuff off the figure. The first test shots we got sucked the big one with the paint. I hope it gets fixed and should. It's the same factory and it should be just as good as the first two. I saw the two 12 inchs about a month ago and they look great. The sun glasses are separate on the 12 incher. I want us to make on of these guys 18 inches and I hope that will happen. I'm really happy with the figures so far and wish the endo had the face we were hoping for. China can make things tough sometime.


Kyle, might we see some T-1000 goodness at SDCC?

I got my 7 inch Pescadero Escape figure today...wow. A Grail piece. I actually spent a a good few minutes just looking all around it for the details.

I also noticed you guys have the ammo bag included with the Cyberdyne figure - NICE!!!

Platty
06-25-2009, 06:13 AM
Cracking figure ain't it Johnny!!!

crazypredator2
06-25-2009, 07:16 AM
You can take the stuff off the figure. The first test shots we got sucked the big one with the paint. I hope it gets fixed and should. It's the same factory and it should be just as good as the first two. I saw the two 12 inchs about a month ago and they look great. The sun glasses are separate on the 12 incher. I want us to make on of these guys 18 inches and I hope that will happen. I'm really happy with the figures so far and wish the endo had the face we were hoping for. China can make things tough sometime.Glad the sunglasses are a separate piece on the 12 inch arnie, any chance of a 12 inch arnie with the gatlin gun or 12 inch improved face endoskeleton ?

Voorhees27
06-25-2009, 07:27 AM
Man that 12"er looks awesome from what I can see ........... very interested!

Platty
06-25-2009, 08:34 AM
The 12" looks brilliant.

But i'm not sure if i'm I'm interested. I dunno It's hard to explain, but with these types of figures (neca and mcfarlane) there's something about the smaller 7" versions that I just prefer to th bigger 12" or 18" versions.

Like, a 7 incher you can stick on a desk,next to a computer or telly and it looks amazing, not so much with an 18". They take up a tad too much room for me.

That said, I might see it and it will blow me away and i'll buy it!

a-dev
06-25-2009, 08:52 AM
here comes the 12 inch one !!!
I'll post some more pics tomorrow night.

Excellent! Wonder how it compares in scale to Hot Toys.

Good news about the Final Battle 12" aswell. The LED light will be most welcome.

I don't think I'll get an 18", 1/6th is where its at for me and we'll be well served there with the two that we're getting.

I'm definitely going to order more than my two of each of the 7inchers. Already I can think of uses (scenes) for more than the 2 Cyberdyne T-800s I currently have on order, only one of which I'd have fully kitted up with the minigun. And I want more Pescaderos without sunglasses, hence buying one or 2 other MoMs or Cyberdynes just for that. I like these figures that much.

bigosik
06-25-2009, 09:56 AM
18 inch of the Pescadero Figure will be a DREAM, but i think neca cannot make a 18" figure because Sideshow has the premium format version license. Very depressing.... 12 inch is too small for me.


My most wanted figures ( Neca ) :

Predator 18inch
Conan 18inch
Terminator 18inch ( pescadero Version )
Ash 18inch

wHySoSeRiOuS203
06-25-2009, 10:57 AM
hahaha i love these neca people

a-dev
06-25-2009, 02:39 PM
hahaha i love these neca people

..thanks..and everyone here loves you too...:confused:

Kovach
06-25-2009, 02:55 PM
I don't know if you guys have seen it, but here it is the 12'' final battle version...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11264&mode=retail&picture=out

a-dev
06-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Ordered. Goddamn I can't wait for series 2 and the 12"ers. Its a hell of an exciting year for toy-collecting Arnie/Terminator&Predator fans.

I'm presently trying to work out how many of each of the 7" I want. I think I'll end up with an army.

DARK-SIDE
06-25-2009, 06:01 PM
I hope neca will make some figure display base (or simple ones like the stand for 1/6er),because some of the 18inch figures ,it just can't stand well by itself …… I broke my 18inch alien's arm ……no ……

quiggle
06-25-2009, 06:05 PM
great, so the 12" does come with a stand? did you see how it looks like?

DARK-SIDE
06-26-2009, 12:38 AM
here's my NECA 12 inch pescadero escape T800.
I think it looks great.
and we can see there's no display base in such a tiny box.
more pics coming ……
I'm going to watch Transformers2 tonight,so I'll post them tomorrow.

CelticPredator
06-26-2009, 12:45 AM
Looks better then Sideshow's.

prefused
06-26-2009, 01:40 AM
eh... still not doing it for me.
think i'm gonna hold out for a battle damaged version that actually looks like a terminator.

quiggle
06-26-2009, 04:08 AM
are there any bullet holes in his shirt from the mall shooting with T-1000?

Sined
06-26-2009, 04:12 AM
Post more awesome pics or you will be terminated! :borg
PS And great news for all kitbashers here! Now we finally have a great 1/6 T2 sunglasses :lol

quiggle
06-26-2009, 04:42 AM
very nice, what would have been really sweet if they made this from the mall showdown with T-1000 and made a base with the box and roses on the floor. the sound effects from the scene are unforgetable, with him cocking the gun and crunching of the roses as he stepped on them.

Platty
06-26-2009, 08:05 AM
Looks very cool, just a bigger version of the 7"

Fives
06-26-2009, 08:08 AM
hey, he looks pretty good! i have to mini version of this guy and its great, cant wait for wave 2.

915stag51
06-26-2009, 08:17 AM
How much do these cost?

Valfar
06-26-2009, 08:27 AM
Looks better then Sideshow's.

It might in sculpt but, i mean this is one is all molded and the SS is a fully articulated figure with actual clothes and removeable glasses and better accessories..i still love my SS Arnie and i can't understand why he goes for soo much on Ebay..anyone know why?.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 08:55 AM
It might in sculpt but, i mean this is one is all molded and the SS is a fully articulated figure.

This one has great articulation. Not Superposeable like a 1/6th body but it is capable of at least 2 iconic shotgun-firing poses - which lets face it are the same poses our superposeable figures end up in anyway.

For me, this is going to put my Sideshow figure to shame.

Voorhees27
06-26-2009, 08:56 AM
Looks better then Sideshow's.

Gotta disagree, SS's sculpt is still the best 12" representation. My repaints make it even better.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 09:10 AM
No way dude! The NECA headsculpt has it beat. The hair on the SS one is too short at the back and sides. The face (without repaints) looks doll-like. NECAs is more detailed.

Voorhees27
06-26-2009, 09:33 AM
No way dude! The NECA headsculpt has it beat. The hair on the SS one is too short at the back and sides. The face (without repaints) looks doll-like. NECAs is more detailed.

Agree to disagree http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/ron_burgundy_2.jpg

:D

Platty
06-26-2009, 10:32 AM
I think the SS sculpt is naff whichever way you look at it.

galactiboy
06-26-2009, 10:36 AM
It would be cool if they'd do this with the Endoskeleton... I'd buy a couple to add to the display.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 10:37 AM
Oh alright. With the proviso that you know that I know I'm right. :D

Voorhees27
06-26-2009, 10:45 AM
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5704.jpghttp://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/np04.jpg

Not sure how you guys can tell me NECA's looks better.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 10:57 AM
I dunno, I look at that same picture and think NECAs is superior, both with a better likeness and a better fitting outfit (though obviously I know its sculpted)

Platty
06-26-2009, 11:02 AM
The likeness is better on the Neca

DinoLast
06-26-2009, 11:06 AM
I have the Sideshow one, but this is very cheap, so I can't see what's wrong getting this too, unless the Minigun version is coming out as a 12"

Voorhees27
06-26-2009, 11:19 AM
I have the Sideshow one, but this is very cheap, so I can't see what's wrong getting this too, unless the Minigun version is coming out as a 12"

There is nothing wrong with getting both, I may get it too, I see nothing wrong with NECA's work. We were just discussing the likeness, thats all. All opinions are respected.



























NECA collectors are stupid heads. :D

a-dev
06-26-2009, 11:24 AM
Depending on the scale you could probably kitbash together a minigun figure if you also have the Hot Toys T1 T-800 (mini-gun) and the later NECA Final Battle 12" (grenade bandolier/ launcher).

a-dev
06-26-2009, 11:28 AM
NECA collectors are stupid heads. :D

I'm not a "collector" of any one company really - whoever makes quality representations from my favourite licenses gets my business. It happens to be NECA and Hot Toys right now. It used to be McFarlane till they gave up on movie-related figures.

Voorhees27
06-26-2009, 11:30 AM
I'm not a "collector" of any one company really - whoever makes quality representations from my favourite licenses gets my business. It happens to be NECA and Hot Toys right now. It used to be McFarlane till they gave up on movie-related figures.

It was a joke :mad: :D

I bought the 7", they did and bang up job imo. It just depends what type of 12" you are after I suppose. I like having the real clothing and extra articulation ............ it depends on the price for me but I do want the NECA 12".

a-dev
06-26-2009, 11:40 AM
It was a joke :mad: :D

I know :mad: :D I was 'just saying' as that saying goes. :D The unswerving loyalty to particular companies isn't my thing. I only support them till they stop making the particular things I like.

CelticPredator
06-26-2009, 11:45 AM
Well, since I have no glasses, and I have to see those horrid eyes, Neca's is better. :monkey2

CelticPredator
06-26-2009, 11:46 AM
And I just mean the head. Not the whole thing.

Voorhees27
06-26-2009, 11:47 AM
I know :mad: :D I was 'just saying' as that saying goes. :D The unswerving loyalty to particular companies isn't my thing. I only support them till they stop making the particular things I like.

Me too. You see my figure is somewhat 100% custom anyway. The only thing left from the original (SS Version) is the shotgun. The body is a True Type, the clothing is Saturday Toys, the boots are from Monkey Depot and the sculpt was repainted.

Hell if I were to choose one with nothing presently in my collection I wouldn't pick the SS one. I'm going off of a decent sculpt but more importantly my finished custom. In a way we are kind of comparing apples to oranges.

Salvation/Damnation
06-26-2009, 12:17 PM
i wish hot toys would just make their own arnold t800, the 1/6 scale figures ive seen from sideshow look like crap, no skin texture at all hot toys in my opinion is the far more superior company when it comes to produces 1/6 scale figures.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 12:31 PM
I recognised the clothes as probably the Saturday toys biker set alright - definitely better than the original clothes that came with the SS.

My SS figure has kept me by for 1/6th Arnie - after I bulked it up - but ultimately I'm not satisfied with having to customise things to make them look like what they're supposed to be in the first place and I was never thoroughly happy with the head because the hair isn't quite right and without the repaint he looks crosseyed. I will gladly replace him with this NECA 12"...still hoping it'll be in decent scale with other 1/6ths.

Sined
06-26-2009, 12:33 PM
Where is the dude with the pics :confused::confused:
We need some awesome shots! Also need some comparison shots with other 1/6th! :naughty

Valfar
06-26-2009, 03:38 PM
Does anyone know if this 12inch Neca Terminator will have a sound chip?.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 05:41 PM
Thats never been mentioned at any point so I doubt it.

EVILFACE
06-26-2009, 05:49 PM
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/IMG_5704.jpghttp://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee351/roynajmeddine/np04.jpg

Not sure how you guys can tell me NECA's looks better.

NECA's looks nothing like Arnold. Any pics of it without the glasses?

ripper_joe77
06-26-2009, 06:03 PM
Looks nice, I may have to pick this one up.

DARK-SIDE
06-26-2009, 06:07 PM
http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/114707a8e173/s3remsci.jpg

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/536827a8e171/j5s9al8z.jpg

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/223727a8e5cf/uchklxok.jpg

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/004967a8e175/9jq1ityd.jpg

you guys can see the bullet holes on him …… the same as 7inch

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/178547a8e17a/jx9s9nx7.jpg

I like this pose,so I will keep posing him like that

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/727737a8e17c/abodmo2x.jpg

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/486457a8e5d1/tbttyt1m.jpg

the sunglasses can take off if you do some little work,and you can see the eyes are not painted,so you can DIY again…… btw, no sound function including.

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/717897a8e17e/t96uz1yh.jpg

a little paint fault on the neck ……damn !

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/673117a8e180/sfan4ci7.jpg

nice hand,nice gun !
articulation is the same as 7 inch version :D

Valfar
06-26-2009, 06:08 PM
The Sideshow one is great but, looks like not getting a lick of sleep took its toll on the eyes on that sculpt and the hair looks like its more slicked back and not spikey like it should be..Neca got the hair right, the lips look good, the cold, dead-like expressionless face is there and it looks good on the Neca as well but, i am not going to really compare these as they are different classes of collectibles IMO..I like both for different reasons, SS came with better functional accessories and will fit on the 1/6th scale Harley Fat Boy i have for him, the Neca does not look like he would fit on it good with the solid molded legs.

Valfar
06-26-2009, 06:10 PM
http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/717897a8e17e/t96uz1yh.jpg

Wow, i love this pic!..totally see Arnold from that angle..looks great and a must get for me now.

DARK-SIDE
06-26-2009, 06:13 PM
http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/857897a8e184/ry6dg8e9.jpg

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/750097a8e185/4vtdbkzm.jpg

http://pic.yupoo.com/dark-side/627277a8e16f/2o03y6rk.jpg


sorry I have no 1/6 figure(I mean like hot toys or enterbay things) to compare now.the only 1/6 I have is C.S.M from X-files.it locked in a case ……
so I put a Spawn on his side …… :joy

Platty
06-26-2009, 06:54 PM
i am not going to really compare these as they are different classes of collectibles IMO..I like both for different reasons,
Spot on that, mate. It's unfair to compare it to the SS version as they're in a different category.

xenoviper
06-26-2009, 06:56 PM
woah... sunglasses removable?

Platty
06-26-2009, 06:56 PM
Wow, i love this pic!..totally see Arnold from that angle..looks great and a must get for me now.
I think the likeness on this figure is better from the side, rather than straight on!

After seeing the last picture of dark sides and seeing how big it is, I may also have to buy it. I know I banged on about how I'm not really into these types of figures in this size, but as the 7" version was so good, having a 12" version can't be bad, can it? :D

I might make an exception!

crazypredator2
06-26-2009, 07:01 PM
can't wait to get this!

quiggle
06-26-2009, 07:01 PM
nice! since it has predrilled holes where do they sell stands for 12"

a-dev
06-26-2009, 07:05 PM
NECA's looks nothing like Arnold. Any pics of it without the glasses?

:horror What??? Are you serious? :confused:

Also I agree with whoever said the SS figure's hair looks slicked back rather than spiked. I knew there was something else wrong with it other than the tightness at the back and sides. I can't applaud NECA enough for finally being the ones to get his T2 hair exactly right.

And Darkside, thanks for posting these pics. This guy is probably my favourite Terminator figure ever, and amongst my favourite figures full-stop.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 07:09 PM
I know I banged on about how I'm not really into these types of figures in this size, but as the 7" version was so good, having a 12" version can't be bad, can it? :D

I might make an exception!

To an expensive place this might take you. I started in 1/6th by buying...the Sideshow T-800 as a matter of fact..or maybe it was the Hot Toys Ed-209..but anyway once I got a 1/6th representation of Terminator I felt I had to have a 1/6th representation of Robocop, Predator, Aliens and so on and so on. Then I branched into the superhero genre when TDK came out. And its just non-stop since.

Platty
06-26-2009, 07:15 PM
I have a few 1/6th scale figures, mate. I feel i've given off the wrong impression. When I said "I know I banged on about how I'm not really into these types of figures in this size," I meant the Neca / McFarlane type. I love fully poseable 1/6th figures made by sideshow, hot toys etc

Voorhees27
06-26-2009, 07:18 PM
:horror What??? Are you serious? :confused:

Also I agree with whoever said the SS figure's hair looks slicked back rather than spiked. I knew there was something else wrong with it other than the tightness at the back and sides. I can't applaud NECA enough for finally being the ones to get his T2 hair exactly right.

And Darkside, thanks for posting these pics. This guy is probably my favourite Terminator figure ever, and amongst my favourite figures full-stop.

If I get this I will have to add some brown streaks into his hair ......... its too black. I think it turned out pretty nice though .................... the skins texture doesn't look good either but its NECA so .......

I just wonder what my local guy will charge for this.

a-dev
06-26-2009, 07:50 PM
I have a few 1/6th scale figures, mate. I feel i've given off the wrong impression. When I said "I know I banged on about how I'm not really into these types of figures in this size," I meant the Neca / McFarlane type. I love fully poseable 1/6th figures made by sideshow, hot toys etc

Oh right. In that case I'm the same. I have only the McFarlane 12" Robocop as its the only with any attempt at battle damage. The Pescadero T-800 and Final Battle T-800 will be only my second and third all-plastic, lower end 12"ers.

edit- makes sense now that you mention it - this is a primarily 1/6th collecting forum, what would you be doing here otherwise


If I get this I will have to add some brown streaks into his hair ......... its too black.

I'll give you that alright. Wouldn't say its black, but a lighter brown would have been better.

Matt S
06-27-2009, 07:34 AM
I finally scored the two 7" versions - had to pass on the endo since I got the Cult Classic one with that uber cool stand....

Overall, sculpts are awesome; paint apps are average to decent at best.

Platty
06-27-2009, 09:26 AM
The Pescadero T-800 and Final Battle T-800 will be only my second and third all-plastic, lower end 12"ers.
They will be my 1st & 2nd! :D

a-dev
06-27-2009, 09:38 AM
Overall, sculpts are awesome; paint apps are average to decent at best.

I'd class mine as decent. All this Hot toys 1/6th collecting had unrealistically heightened my expectations for paint on figures this size.

Platty
06-27-2009, 09:43 AM
Can't complain with the paint tbf. Clothes are clean, neat, flesh tones on the man or machine arms are great, paint apps on the face are solid.

It's a lot better than the previous neca figure I bought, the resident evil 5 chris redield!

Morbach
06-27-2009, 11:01 AM
this looks great IMO and for the price it's worth getting IMO. I'm not saying it's the best Arnold likeness or anything but it looks good :D

CelticPredator
06-27-2009, 11:40 AM
I want that 12" head. I like it better then SS's non repainted head.

a-dev
06-27-2009, 11:46 AM
Probably won't be the right size though. The SS figure is bigger than your average 1/6th.

Voorhees27
06-27-2009, 11:50 AM
Probably won't be the right size though. The SS figure is bigger than your average 1/6th.

Yeah I immediately noticed their proportion differences with the 7" .......... if any of you have the new MOTU figures (7" as well) you'll know what I mean.

Balsquat
06-27-2009, 11:52 AM
It looks alright, nothing too exciting though. I am more interested to see that battle damaged version, That looks hella cool

a-dev
06-27-2009, 01:02 PM
It looks alright, nothing too exciting though. I am more interested to see that battle damaged version, That looks hella cool

Thing is when McFarlane only did the battle-damage version I really noticed the lack of an all-arnie undamaged version just as I would if NECA were doing the same. Thankfully thats not the case and NECA are doing virtually every possible version.

Balsquat
06-27-2009, 02:59 PM
Thing is when McFarlane only did the battle-damage version I really noticed the lack of an all-arnie undamaged version just as I would if NECA were doing the same. Thankfully thats not the case and NECA are doing virtually every possible version.

The battle damage looks very unique on this version with the missing arm and all. You can tell neca is going all out for fans on this run...

quiggle
06-27-2009, 03:38 PM
how come it was decided that the 12" not have bullet hole rips in this shirt?

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1381/95085352.jpg

DinoLast
06-27-2009, 04:36 PM
how come it was decided that the 12" not have bullet hole rips in this shirt?

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1381/95085352.jpg

When they forgot to pause the DVD at that very moment

Platty
06-27-2009, 05:18 PM
:lol

The neca head looks just like Arnie does on that picture, I think!!

DiFabio
06-27-2009, 07:37 PM
Kyle, might we see some T-1000 goodness at SDCC?


Yes, please tell.

The T-1000 is one of my favorite villians of all time. Right up there with the Joker, the original Terminator and Darth Vader. While the Mcfarlane version is good (and can basically be two figures), I'd LOVE it if NECA had two waves just like they've done with the T-800 from T2.

Wave 1

- Galleria T-1000 (A "regular" officer T-1000 that would be the equivalence of the Pescadero Escape Terminator)

- Motorcycle Cop T-1000 (With the helmet, silver sunglasses, and vest. The equivalence of the Man Or Machine Terminator)

- Silver Liquid Metal T-1000 (An all chrome version before/after he shapeshifts. The equivalence of the Endoskeleton.)

Wave 2

- Battle Damaged T-1000 (Bullet and glitching effects. The equivalence of the Cyberdyne T-800.)

- Steel Mill T-1000 (similar to Mcfarlanes figure except all new. The equivalence of the BD T-800.

Throw in a bunch of accessories ("knives and stabbing weapons", pistols, blade hands), alternate heads ("Sauce head", "Doughnut head", Screaming), and 12" figures and I'd be a happy camper. I need an enemy for all my T-800s to fight.

NECA hinted about him so hopefully he is in the works.

http://public.globalnet.hr/~maprstac/photos/jpeg/CAP146.JPG

http://public.globalnet.hr/~maprstac/photos/jpeg/CAP516.JPG

http://public.globalnet.hr/~maprstac/photos/jpeg/CAP030.JPG

http://public.globalnet.hr/~maprstac/photos/jpeg/CAP507.JPG

http://public.globalnet.hr/~maprstac/photos/jpeg/CAP140.JPG

DiFabio
06-27-2009, 08:04 PM
Forgot to mention that I bought all three figures last week at TRU.

The Pescadero figure is my favorite Terminator figure in my collection thus far. I like it even more than my HT MMS02 BD Terminator. I got the best one they had (which was no great feat) and can't put it down. Great figure.

The Man or Machine is great too. I can't wait to own the other two figures.

The Endo is the dud of this wave unfortunately (or fortunately I'd rather have a bad endo than a crappy regular CSM 101 "Uncle Bob". The first one I had was FANTASTIC. Great paint, tight joints. But then I turned it's head and it snapped where the spine is attached. I BARELY turned it.

I take it back, get a refund and buy two more. While they don't have the head problem my previous one had, one of the pistons in the back popped out, both jaws don't close all the way (though I managed to close one of them) and overall I'm just not impressed with the paint apps. They're nothing like my first one and their plasma rifles are warped. One positive aspect about it is how detailed and intricate it is.

Overall I'm impressed. Though I had to really SEARCH for the best paint apps on all three of them.

a-dev
06-27-2009, 09:07 PM
I think they left out the bullet hits in the T-shirt so as not to get too scene specific. Even with the bullet hits in the jacket the figure can get away with being "fresh off the biker dude" whereas bullet hit T-shirt would have meant the figure couldn't represent any scene other than post-T-1000 encounter. Plus, having watched the film again the other night I don't think the bullet hits were that noticeable except as they were in that one particular shot posted above.

Yig
06-27-2009, 09:25 PM
I am amazed by the subtle details on this little Pescadero Escape Arnie's head.
I would go so far as to say as it's the most life like of any arnie toy/doll I've seen. Even at 12 inch scale.

Yig
06-27-2009, 09:28 PM
I was very suprised at the number of variations I saw on both Arnold figures, I saw probably five different shades of skin tone, and hair color.

a-dev
06-27-2009, 09:32 PM
Oh I like those posts DiFabio. Much akin to my hopes and wishes for this line that I posted before - only better laid out and with referance pics.

I too would love at least 4 figures equivalent to the T-800 figure series and with chrome variants for the Galleria and biker cop T-1000s instead of the endoskeletons. Theres a good argument to suggest that the T-1000 just wouldn't be as popular though and would likely therefore not get quite so many figures. I'd also love NECA to do Sarah and John Connor so I don't know if or how that would effect how many T-1000s we'd get if they went the route of also making those 2 less frequently done characters.

My T-1000 list, if its to be 4 main figures:

Series 1:

-Galleria T-1000 (as you described, undamaged version with generic enough pose and decent arm&head articulation like T-800)

-Pescadero T-1000 (shotgun-hit battledamage, split head and alternate hook arms - the head would be interchangeable with Galleria)

-Chrome variant Galleria T-1000

Series 2:

-Biker cop T-1000 (as you described)

-Steel mill T-1000 (I'd like the Split-down-side version when T-800 almost cuts him in half with a metal pole as it hasn't been done yet by anyone, pole accessory to be included)

-Chrome variant biker cip T-1000

-End List-

These figures ideally would have a bit more interchangeability than the T-800. I would like if, as with the McFarlane figure, entire torsos aswell as heads could be swapped between figures. This would allow for multiple versions of the character to be possible, albeit by purchasing multiples of the figures with the desired combinations. So you could create a Pescadero T-1000 who has only the bullet hits to his body - but an undamaged head - by taking the head from the Galleria T-1000 and putting it on the Pescadero T-1000. Or you could create a Steel mill T-1000 with no battledamage whatsoever by taking the torso off the Galleria figure and putting it with the Steel Mill figure's legs - since he retained his boots from the biker outfit for these scenes and not the police shoes earlier in the film.

I chose these versions as they haven't been done before - for this scale at least. McFarlane did the donut head and the grenade exploded T-1000 so I don't think they need to be repeated. But we've never seen a straight up Robert Patrick likeness, an undamaged T-1000. Likewise we've not seen the split head version, the Biker cop, or any figure representing when he almost gets cut vertically in half by the T-800.

a-dev
06-27-2009, 09:38 PM
Agreed, I think its a very good likeness of "firing a gun" Arnie. Are you Yig Sogoth from the Spawn boards by any chance?

bigosik
06-28-2009, 04:59 AM
Da pescadero version is outstanding, the best Terminator figure at the moment... grandiouse : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2egIjSexzM :angelsmil My Rating for Pescadero : 5/5
The figure without glasses are not quite so convincing for me, the pose is not so good and the eyes are not perfectly made.... whatever i prefer the PESCADERO Terminator with sunglasses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqO9WMen_0&feature=channel_page
My Rating for Man or Machine : 3,5/5

quiggle
06-28-2009, 06:05 AM
did Neca ever consider doing a figure for the move poster with Arnold sitting on the Fat Boy Harley? that would have been awesome!

Platty
06-28-2009, 07:14 AM
^^Yup, that would be immense!

viezure
06-28-2009, 10:46 AM
So besides Pescadero, what other 12 inchers will come from neca for T2?

Platty
06-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Just the battle damaged end version, I think mate!

viezure
06-28-2009, 11:02 AM
Mkay, and what about the release date? For uk, i see pescadero is released on 10 july.

CelticPredator
06-28-2009, 11:11 AM
Agreed, I think its a very good likeness of "firing a gun" Arnie. Are you Yig Sogoth from the Spawn boards by any chance?

He is! I reconize that Avi anywhere! Hi Yiggy! :lol

a-dev
06-28-2009, 11:11 AM
I think I read september for the Final Battle 12".

Sined
06-28-2009, 11:14 AM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11264&mode=retail&picture=out

Matt S
06-28-2009, 01:45 PM
did Neca ever consider doing a figure for the move poster with Arnold sitting on the Fat Boy Harley? that would have been awesome!

That would be something I would love to get...I assume the cost to make puts it out of consideration. I love NECA, but they reuse parts too DEATH. Gears of War line is a perfect example of this. 300 versions of the basic Locust with the same (limited articulation) arms being used - just new or altered heads and holes in the back.

MaulFan
06-28-2009, 01:48 PM
did Neca ever consider doing a figure for the move poster with Arnold sitting on the Fat Boy Harley? that would have been awesome!


That would be something I would love to get...I assume the cost to make puts it out of consideration. I love NECA, but they reuse parts too DEATH. Gears of War line is a perfect example of this. 300 versions of the basic Locust with the same (limited articulation) arms being used - just new or altered heads and holes in the back.

Maybe we'll luck out and McFarlane will do a 3D movie poster from T2, or T1, both would be awesome.

quiggle
06-28-2009, 04:45 PM
I thought McFarlane stopped doing the 3-D posters?

Reinhardt
06-28-2009, 06:25 PM
I thought McFarlane stopped doing the 3-D posters?

yeah, i got the impression that they stopped some time ago. i have 4 of them, and was hoping to collect all the alien and predator ones, but they stopped after the first Alien.

a-dev
06-30-2009, 08:14 AM
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload22.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload21.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload23.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload20.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload24.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload1.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload.jpg

a-dev
06-30-2009, 08:20 AM
My MM4 T-800 with custom battle-damaged arm. I took a bit of dramatic licence and used a mostly endoskeletonised arm (with 2 fleshy bicep/tricep pistons from T3 box set figure) and ripped up the jacket part (MM3 Snake Plissken) a bit more to show it off. I had to do this anyway as there was no way I could find to make the rubber jacket arm sit right in relation to the body. So I overly battledamaged it instead.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload6.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload7.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload5.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload4.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload9.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload3.jpg

quiggle
06-30-2009, 08:41 AM
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload22.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload21.jpg


like how you matched the pose!

http://www.geocities.com/terminatorcentral/t2pics/promo1.jpg

a-dev
06-30-2009, 08:46 AM
Customised MMV endo with original MMV endo:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload11.jpg

MMVs with NECA:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload10.jpg

Closer-ups of my MMV endo arm mods:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload17.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload14.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload18.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload19.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload13.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload15.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload16.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/forupload12.jpg

a-dev
06-30-2009, 09:20 AM
A few more shots I took:

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/groupshots4.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/groupshots.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/thesetoo2.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/thesetoo3.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/thesetoo4.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/thesetoo5.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/thesetoo7.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/thesetoo8.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/thesetoo.jpg

tylerdurden
06-30-2009, 09:27 AM
nice pics, a-dev.
i've never seen that sarah connor before. is it by neca or mcfarlane?

quiggle
06-30-2009, 09:29 AM
beautiful set-up a-dev!

Reinhardt
06-30-2009, 09:47 AM
awesome pics!!! love the last one especially!!

a-dev
06-30-2009, 10:38 AM
Thanks chaps. Well that set-up isn't a permanent thing - I had it on my bedroom floor and only used the styrofoam as the better alternative as a backdrop than the random old carpet thats on the ground at the moment. I will be without shelves for at least another year I imagine till the house gets completely renovated. It'll be something to look forward to to finally give all my figures a permanent home again. Meantime they're either in boxes or just piled up somewhere.

I just thought it a good idea to remind people about the McFarlane figures which are still pretty good. I love the exploded T-1000.

Tyler the Sarah connor is from McFarlane Movie maniacs V. There were 3 versions, one with hair down, one with hair in ponytail and a cap and one with just the ponytail. I didn't really showcase her much. Might try to add some more Sarah connor orientated pics.

crazypredator2
06-30-2009, 12:10 PM
csc has 12 inch neca arine w/ sunglasses in stock now, mine is shipping today.

MaulFan
06-30-2009, 12:16 PM
I ordered my 12" through Toys R Us, hopefully won't be too long, shipping estimate was mid-July so pretty on schedule.

a-dev
06-30-2009, 12:17 PM
csc has 12 inch neca arine w/ sunglasses in stock now, mine is shipping today.

Hah! Just saw your almost identical post over at Spawn.com.

crazypredator2
06-30-2009, 12:22 PM
does anyone have the new neca 18 inch endoskeleton in hand ? if so does it look better than the new neca 7 inch one ?or is it's face screwed up too?

Platty
06-30-2009, 01:08 PM
Cool pics a-dev, nice collection.

You attempted to put the Neca head on the Movie maniacs body yet?

a-dev
06-30-2009, 01:22 PM
I've tried the cross-company headswitch and it does work. That is to say the NECA heads are in scale with the MM4 body and the neck is the perfect length. Just something else that kicks supreme a$$ about these figures. Only thing is you'd have to manufacture a way to get the head on permanantly with articulation and all. Like remove the ball from the NECA torso and insert its stalk into the McFarlane figure's neck socket. Otherwise you have to use bluetack to keep the head on.

I can't wait to do this when I get the Battledamage NECA figure because the undamaged heads we currently have aren't scene-appropriate for the McFarlane figure.

Think I'll take a few more pics now.

Platty
06-30-2009, 01:47 PM
Cool mate, look forward to them. Try and take one with the switched out heads, for me!? :D

Flint
06-30-2009, 02:26 PM
csc has 12 inch neca arine w/ sunglasses in stock now, mine is shipping today.

thanks for the heads up

a-dev
06-30-2009, 02:56 PM
McFarlane MM4 with NECA heads on (sorry, only my custom is without regular McFarlane head at the moment):

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz1.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz10.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz17.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz2.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz3.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz4.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz5.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz6.jpg
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz15.jpg

This years Arnie goodness so far:

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz11.jpg

a-dev
06-30-2009, 03:02 PM
One of my pose inspirations:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz7.jpg

My first photos of these figures when I got them:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz13.jpg

"We insist"
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz8.jpg

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz9.jpg

Hilarity:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz14.jpg

Platty
06-30-2009, 04:51 PM
Great pics, mate. I'm gonna do that head swap with the Movie Maniacs body tomorrow, you've really inspired me to do it with those pics :lol

Any advice on how to get the head off the movie maniacs body? Ta!

Like you I really can't wait to the battle damaged neca figure just for the lesser damaged head, so I can put it on the Movie maniacs body! Good times!

a-dev
06-30-2009, 05:30 PM
I did the head removing on my custom years ago - dip the figure in boiling water and pull it out. The water doesn't damage the paint or anything.

I won't bother taking the head off my uncustomised MM4 till I have the new head to replace it.

eckkert
07-01-2009, 02:22 AM
The pescadero figure Rulez, she´s perfect ! 18" inch please

bigosik
07-01-2009, 03:33 AM
[QUOTE=a-dev;1798604]One of my pose inspirations:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz7.jpg

My first photos of these figures when I got them:
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz13.jpg

"We insist"
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz8.jpg

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/a-dev/zzzzz9.jpg

Like i said before, the pescadero version can not be topped,
like from the Movie.... Neca made here a brillant job, love it.
The figures without sunglasses are great too, but the eyes could be better in my opinion, a little artificial.

eckkert
07-01-2009, 04:02 AM
Yes, looks much better with the glasses, 100% realism.
With this figure NECA has surpassed again all other manufacturers, most talented company.

Platty
07-01-2009, 11:16 AM
Just thought i'd put in a friendly reminder of what we're in for soon :D:D

http://images.play.com/covers/10360819x.jpg
http://images.play.com/covers/10360849x.jpg

:D:D:D:D:D:D

Morbach
07-01-2009, 01:03 PM
that bd one is sweet looking!! :rock

crazypredator2
07-03-2009, 09:43 AM
Thanks Neca for the T2- 12 inch pescadero escape arnie, he is fantastic!

crazypredator2
07-04-2009, 02:02 PM
the 12 inch arnie is a great figure, love mine.
Thanks Neca ! Thanks Tankman!

a-dev
07-04-2009, 04:22 PM
Do you have any HT 1/6ths to compare him to scale-wise?

Zappy
07-04-2009, 11:31 PM
I just got my today and this thing is awesome. Such great detail on arnie. WOW!!!

ironmann
07-05-2009, 01:24 AM
I got mine today and little touch up for Arnie!

quiggle
07-05-2009, 04:19 AM
very nice ironmann, where did you get the display stand?

vader
07-05-2009, 04:23 AM
very nice ironmann, where did you get the display stand?
It looks like it's from DC Direct's Alex Ross Justice figures line.

ironmann
07-05-2009, 10:37 AM
Yeah, exactly!

ironmann
07-05-2009, 02:34 PM
I painted eyes too.

crazypredator2
07-05-2009, 03:02 PM
I painted eyes too.a great job my friend!

Platty
07-05-2009, 03:04 PM
Yeah, looks fantastic!

Is the 5 o'clock shadow some of your custom painting? Or was the figure like that anyway? Looks awesome.

DARK-SIDE
07-05-2009, 06:16 PM
I bought my 2nd Pescadero 12inch last week…… such a sweet figure,even without repaint.

eckkert
07-06-2009, 03:12 AM
A shame only 12"

a-dev
07-06-2009, 06:41 AM
Come on BBTS! Get this mofo in. I need to cross another preorder off my list. I was able to draw a line through the Sideshow Dutch exclusive today. SS predator next and this guy too hopefully very soon. Too much on preorder :banghead And the most expensive 2 months I've had in a long while, I want it over with.

Voorhees27
07-06-2009, 06:46 AM
I think if my local figure guy brings this in for around $40-$50 i'll get it. It looks pretty sweet.

a-dev
07-06-2009, 06:58 AM
1/6th collecting Terminator fans should waive the "its not hot toys" attitude about this one I think. Its clearly a great looking figure and it has some decent poseability in the head and arms despite not being superly poseable like a fabric costume figure. I can see thread titles in the future wondering whether to get this one for a nicer price or the Hot toys one for big money. I don't think it'll be the clearcut choice in Hot toys favour that one might imagine.

Sined
07-06-2009, 07:08 AM
Some comparison pics with some other 1/6 scales please?
With any of a "human characters" Hot Toys, Sideshow or Medicom figures.

Obongo
07-06-2009, 07:10 AM
I painted eyes too.

Dude your repaint looks AMAZING!!!:monkey5

a-dev
07-06-2009, 07:27 AM
Yeh, so far no one who has this NECA 12" seems to have any other 1/6ths currently at their disposal to take comparison shots. I'd love to be the first!

Morbach
07-06-2009, 07:33 AM
it looks nice but I'm more interested in getting the smaller ones than the 12" one. :D

Voorhees27
07-06-2009, 08:09 AM
1/6th collecting Terminator fans should waive the "its not hot toys" attitude about this one I think. Its clearly a great looking figure and it has some decent poseability in the head and arms despite not being superly poseable like a fabric costume figure. I can see thread titles in the future wondering whether to get this one for a nicer price or the Hot toys one for big money. I don't think it'll be the clearcut choice in Hot toys favour that one might imagine.

But there is nothing to compare, the only HT's 12" figure ever made was from the 1st film. If you mean the SS T2 figure then yeah I know what you mean.

a-dev
07-06-2009, 08:59 AM
I was talking hypothetically there. Almost with the assumption that Hot toys will go back to T2 and make 1/6th figures of Arnie and Robert patrick. In the meantime though I'd just like to see the NECA 12" compared to any 1/6th hot toys figure. I assume they will be smaller than SS T2 figures but then those were a bit on the big side anyway.

Voorhees27
07-06-2009, 10:06 AM
I was talking hypothetically there. Almost with the assumption that Hot toys will go back to T2 and make 1/6th figures of Arnie and Robert patrick. In the meantime though I'd just like to see the NECA 12" compared to any 1/6th hot toys figure. I assume they will be smaller than SS T2 figures but then those were a bit on the big side anyway.

Oh I see, yeah I would like to see a side-by-side comparison too. Anyone? :D

quiggle
07-06-2009, 12:36 PM
is it safe to say I should give up hope on a 12" or larger minigun version?

Rzeznikk
07-06-2009, 05:26 PM
I think Ill wait and hope for Hot Toys to do one.

Grange Wallis
07-07-2009, 01:27 AM
Haven't seen anyone do a side by side yet...

Yig
07-07-2009, 04:32 AM
Agreed, I think its a very good likeness of "firing a gun" Arnie. Are you Yig Sogoth from the Spawn boards by any chance?

I am-I am. :monkey3

a-dev
07-07-2009, 05:31 AM
I know you as the resident Predator expert at Spawn. I go by Devo over there. I'm normally just in the Movies&tv section now since McFarlane quit movie toy licenses. I remember showing you pictures of dreadlock modifications on my McFarlane P2 Predators - they look terribly quaint when I look at them now in this post-Hot Toys world. Both the figures and my dread-mods.

Ironman1188
07-07-2009, 05:56 AM
I mostly stopped in this thread because the title said "pix on page 4" and the way my computer is set, its only 3 pages long. Glad I did though. The Neca looks well worth getting. Ironmann (nice name btw) thats a helluva paintjob.
Are any of the Neca parts removeable enough to make them useful on another 1:6 figure? Kind of working towards an ultimate combination Terminator.

Morbach
07-07-2009, 07:39 AM
the only one I'm really worried about is the Man Or Machine one and the BD one that's in the 2nd wave. I'm not sure I'f I'll open these or hang them cause neca's figures have a tendancy to lean.

Platty
07-07-2009, 07:46 AM
The 7" figs lean forward a bit. A bit of blu-tack under the wonky foot does the job, also prevents them falling over most of the time.

a-dev
07-09-2009, 09:55 PM
Got notice that BBTS have just gotten this in stock. :banana
Didn't get shipping notice yet though. I think I'll have it the monday after next at which point I hope to post pics of this NECA 12" with Hot toys figures such as Dutch&predator, the SS T2 figures, and maybe Enterbay's Jack Bauer and my only medicoms the Spiderman 3 figures to give an impression of its size compared to all the 1/6th producing companies.

And then the wait for series 2 of the 7"ers.....

Matt S
07-10-2009, 09:02 AM
I want to get this and $30 is a good price, but it'll be $45 shipped, and that is just too much. Are these appearing @ Toys R Us yet? never saw the 7" there in my area

Ok, updated:

I just ordered this off Amazon for $34.26 shipped. Why their shipping is less $6 while toys r us and elsewhere is $15 is beyond me!

$35 Shipped is a darn good price.

darkknight
07-11-2009, 03:03 AM
Saw him at suncoast today, damn looking at the pictures on page 4 makes me regret not picking him up and it only cost $30. Probably next time if I see him again I will pick one up.

Cap'n Cook
07-11-2009, 05:02 AM
I think Ill wait and hope for Hot Toys to do one.

Me too. I hope it is on the cards.

Matt S
07-11-2009, 06:48 AM
So, just the two 12" are planned...right? Heck, they could turn them all into 12" and I'd get them all!

a-dev
07-11-2009, 10:49 AM
So would I, Man or Machine would have benefitted from a larger scale to work in all the detail of the prototypes endo-arm that got lost in the 7". And everyone says they'd have bought the minigun figure at 12".

But since it seems they aren't releasing them all in 12" I think they chose the right two. Got shipping notice on my pescadero yesterday so I'm cautiously optimistic that I might have it by next weekend.

Voorhees27
07-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Hey dev what was the 2nd 12"er gonna be again?

a-dev
07-11-2009, 12:52 PM
The battledamaged one with the missing arm. Particularly worthwhile because its to have an LED eye.

Voorhees27
07-11-2009, 02:01 PM
The battledamaged one with the missing arm. Particularly worthwhile because its to have an LED eye.

Sold! :rock

A.L.I.E.N
07-12-2009, 05:37 AM
Sold! :rock

Don't know if any BD pics have been posted but..........

A.L.I.E.N
07-12-2009, 05:38 AM
And yes that is 12"!

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11264&mode=retail&picture=out

a-dev
07-12-2009, 08:47 AM
They're using the same picture for both 7" and 12" which I presume is the prototype. We've yet to see what the Final Battle figure will actually look like when its scaled down to 7". I can see it losing some of the sculpt detailing on that BD arm in much the same way that the MoM figure did. The 12" will hopefully make up for that though.

Locololo
07-15-2009, 05:23 PM
Anyone knows if the new 18" endoskeleton will have any differences/improvements compared with the old 18" endoskeleton released a few years ago?

DARK-SIDE
07-15-2009, 06:14 PM
Anyone knows if the new 18" endoskeleton will have any differences/improvements compared with the old 18" endoskeleton released a few years ago?

improved paint all over the body
and repaint laser gun / battle damage on the chest

Matt S
07-16-2009, 01:48 PM
Ok, I got my Terminator Arnie via Amazon today and the 12" rocks....I thought the 7" was good, but the paint apps, separate glasses just add to the larger scale...so much so, I am bummed Neca is not doing them all in 12"

This is the T2 fig I have been waiting for every since Mcfarlane co dropped the 'likeness issue ball'

Thanks, Neca...awesome figure!

a-dev
07-16-2009, 02:08 PM
Please let mine arrive tomorrow. Its been too long since I got something new...all of about 2 weeks. And I really want to do some comparisons with other figures.

uscmhicks
07-16-2009, 02:11 PM
The battledamaged one with the missing arm. Particularly worthwhile because its to have an LED eye.

Thats one I will probably pick up if thats the case. :cool:
Would look cool near the lifesize bust from sideshow.

Voorhees27
07-16-2009, 02:14 PM
Please let mine arrive tomorrow. Its been too long since I got something new...all of about 2 weeks. And I really want to do some comparisons with other figures.

Actually yeah this is something I want to see for sure.

Matt S
07-16-2009, 02:44 PM
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/001-6.jpg

Here is Arnie next to the 12" Sideshow Solo figure...sorry for the flash, but this gives you an idea to scale....

Cobra King
07-16-2009, 02:58 PM
just bought this piece the other day and i must say this is a fantastic collectable

a-dev
07-16-2009, 03:25 PM
Here is Arnie next to the 12" Sideshow Solo figure...sorry for the flash, but this gives you an idea to scale....

I don't have any SS Star Wars so I'm relieved you haven't stolen my thunder as far as I'm concerned by posting a comparison shot before me! :D

So far so good though. SS figures are a tad bigger than other 1/6ths aren't they?

Matt S
07-16-2009, 08:30 PM
I don't have any SS Star Wars so I'm relieved you haven't stolen my thunder as far as I'm concerned by posting a comparison shot before me! :D

So far so good though. SS figures are a tad bigger than other 1/6ths aren't they?

True, they are - I believe Solo is on the medium size body, so he is right around 12" exactly. The arnie fig is a real nice size...I think its awesome

They coulda painted the eyes, though!