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Friday, 26 May 2017

NECA Teases A New Ahab Predator Figure

Randy Falk has taken to Twitter this morning to update the official NECA Twitter account with an intriguing preview that is sure to get Predator fans scratching their heads. The new preview teases a new Yautja, this one only seen from behind, sporting a cape and carrying a shoulder cannon and smart disc. A second preview image was also posted showcasing two more weapons for the new figure in the form of a combistick and a very Giger-esque gun.

Check out the preview images posted below...

While the identity of this mysterious hunter remains unknown, we're guessing that this is a brand new Ahab Predator figure from the Life And Death series from Dark Horse Comics. If this is indeed the case, and we're pretty sure it is after scanning through our vast library of pop culture information here at Infinite Earths, then this figure is most likely the third addition to the upcoming Dark Horse Comics themed wave of Predator figures.

Set to be the eighteenth wave in the series, it will also include the likes of the Hornhead Predator, also from the Life And Death book, and the Broken Tusk Predator.

Either way, we're very intrigued at the identity of this new Predator figure. 

Update: And here he is fully revealed - The Ultimate Ahab Predator...
This brand-new version of Ahab is based on his appearance in the Dark Horse comics. We’ve given our SDCC 2014 exclusive a massive upgrade, equipping it with the all new “Ultimate” Predator body which has added articulation in the biceps (bicep swivels), elbows (double elbow joints) and torso, plus an opening gauntlet.

The figure also features new loin armor and skirt, new right gauntlet, new knee armor, fabric cape and all new deco. He’s equipped with brand new accessories too, including an Engineer Gun, Spear, Gauntlet with both 2- and 3-blade configurations, alternate hands, Engineer skull trophy and more!

The Engineer Gun can be held or clipped to the figure’s back. Stands approximately 8″ tall and comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

Look for the Ultimate Ahab Predator to hit in October. 

Source: NECA
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