I guess if my local Toys “R” Us was any type of indicator the NECA Prometheus action figures aren’t doing as well as I would have hoped. I see a lot of the first series still sitting up on the shelves, a good amount of the exclusive set, and an occasional second series figure. I’d previously reviewed the Chair Suit Engineer and gave him high marks for being a large, detailed, screen accurate, and articulated toy at a $15 price tag. I’m still a huge fan of NECA’s Prometheus work, although I am a little behind on the reviews. I own both of the second series figures and couldn’t love them more.
So what am I getting at with all this Prometheus downer talk? Well it looks as though the Fifield and Shaw figures we saw at Toy Fair will not be making it into series three. Need a reminder? Check this out. She’s pretty isn’t she? Well as of now we won’t be getting her because the next series will need to be filled with reused Engineer bodies. I’ve heard a lot of people mention a holographic variant but I can’t find any official word on it. Regardless of that NECA plans to pack these figures with some pretty cool accessories including this ampule that will have a removable top!
One of the reasons I really loved the Deacon was because of all the included accessories. If this trend continues I imagine I will be very happy with the third series even if we aren’t getting Shaw and Fifield. I hope down the line we can, and I’m sure NECA really wants to get a Shaw and Vickers out as well.
It will be a shame if these figures don’t get made because they really are beautiful and represent my favorite movie of last year. They even work well with you Alien and Predator fans to a certain degree. However from the looks at this, much like the movie the Prometheus action figure series is becoming a graveyard of unproduced toys: RIP Shaw, Fifield, and Halloway.
If you haven’t grabbed some Prometheus figures I suggest you check them out, here are some links for your shopping pleasure:
- Series 1 – Chair Suit Engineer
- Series 1 – Pressure Suit Engineer
- Series 2 – David 8
- Series 2 – Deacon
If nothing else, the Chair Suit Engineer is a hell of a value. The figure is huge and represents a pretty iconic scene in the original Alien movie.
So this has kind of become a NECA News / Prometheus series review. But I finally got myself the Predator series 9 Masked Jungle Hunter. A review will be coming but this guy is sharp, so feel free to check him out hanging with Big Red and City Hunter.
Til next time!