Action Figure Review: Predator 2 Trophy Wall Diorama from Predator by NECA (Confirmed: Epic)
Not only is the size of the piece impressive, but the sculpt is breathtaking. Watching the scene over and over, I'm amazed by how well NECA captured all of the detail in this set. Now the sides and the back of the diorama are simply flat and smooth, but I'm not sure why anyone would expect them not to be. It's the centerpiece that's most impressive. The walls on the sides have such an interesting stone-like texture to them and the rear wall is covered with tubes, gauges, gears, and other bits and bobs.
There's so much detail that it's hard to write about--it looks excellent and is very cleanly sculpted. It nicely complements the full wall of skulls without looking so busy so as to take away from them. The "workbench" part is solid and features plenty of room to place any other skulls, weapons, or artifacts you want your Predator to display.
Jungle Hunter and City Hunter Predator 2 pack. The larger skull (which I call "Underbite") is supposed to fit on the peg on the top right of the base, but the peg is a little thinner than the hole in the side of the mouth where the peg is intended to rest. It's definitely an oversight, but one I easily remedied by putting a little air hardening modeling clay in the hole and attaching the peg. If you're patient, you can definitely get it to stay just fine (I didn't use the clay when I shot the video) but for long term display, you'll want to figure something out.
Sometimes you open a toy or collectible and are just impressed you with it's size, it's detail, and it's overall coolness. There's not a specific aspect of the piece that jumps out at you, but it's just the overall appeal of the product. It almost has an aura that exudes Epicness in it's purest, most savage form. That's this piece. When you pull it out of the box, you'll be blown away by just how heavy this thing is. Once you put the trophies on, you'll be astounded by realizing how badly you've wanted this toy but never knew you wanted it. I'm going to have to call Mr. Spock out here: this is a time, for me, when having is much more pleasing than wanting. Confirmed: Epic. Now, NECA, I want figures of Danny Glover, Gary Busey, and Bill Paxton from Predator 2!
Jungle Extraction Dutch , the Toys R Us exclusive Jungle Hunter and City Hunter Predator 2 pack , Jungle Patrol Dutch and the Predator Limited Edition Trophy Skulls Collection that I mentioned above. If you're interested in something a bit more old school, I also looked at the Alien versus Predator 2 pack that Kenner put out in the 1990s. Big Bad Toy Store has the Trophy Wall in stock for $64.99, which I happen to think is a really good price, especially for a product this impressive and huge.