Hot Toys Celtic Predator 2.0 Sixth Scale Figure Review
Overall I think that if you are interested in the Celtic Predator's look, then go ahead and buy this figure. You really aren't going to find a Celtic Predator action figure with more quality than this. He comes with a TON of accessories, including removable chest armor, allowing you to create just about any look he had in the AVP film.
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Last time when I reviewed the Hot Toys Scar Predator 2.0, I was a Predator virgin. I can’t quite say that anymore though, as I’m officially addicted to Predator action figures. Today I have the next Predator to get the 2.0 treatment, the Hot Toys Celtic Predator 2.0 sixth scale figure.
Note: This is the 2013 version of the Hot Toys Celtic Predator. There was also a version of him that came out in 2006.
The Celtic Predator 2.0 comes in the standard Hot Toys slip style box. The box is slightly larger than the standard figure’s box, as this box had to accompany the included display base. The box is very similar to the Scar Predator’s box, with the Alien vs. Predator text printed on the front with gloss.
All of the Celtic Predator’s accessories are packaged nicely on two different plastic trays. The figure comes packaged with a ton of useful accessories, including: an interchangeable mouth, 6 interchangeable hands, an articulated shoulder cannon, an extendable spear, a metal dagger complete with a sheath, long forearm blades (plastic), a shuriken, a shuriken with blades, 2 masks with LED function (battle damaged and not), 6 interchangeable metal claws (different lengths, removable chest armor and a realistic figure base.
Again, just like the Scar Predator 2.0, the Celtic Predator 2.0’s sculpt is 100% better than the version that was done in 2006. Since 2006 Hot Toys has really stepped up their game to become the world leaders in the sixth scale market. This figure is proof of what they were able to achieve.
The figure also comes with an incredibly realistic paint job. The only real problem where I noticed that the paint is sloppy is again on the dreadlocks. You should be able to see what I mean in the images below.
The articulation on the Celtic Predator 2.0 is very similar to the Scar Predator 2.0. It’s really not the best sixth scale articulation, but it works. The only things that really hinder the articulation is his armor and his fish nets that he’s wearing. This figure also sports racketing hip joints, which really helps hold the weight of the bulky Predator body. This is something that the Scar Predator 2.0 was in need of.
I’ve picked up my fair share of Hot Toys figures, but I have never had such a hard time changing out the figures hands than with the Hot Toys Predators. The hands are very hard to change out, so it might really be best to select the look you want and leave him. I think that Hot Toys really needs to include wrist pegs for every hand, much like Sideshow Collectibles does with their figures.
Overall I think that if you are interested in the Celtic Predator’s look, then go ahead and buy this figure. You really aren’t going to find a Celtic Predator action figure with more quality than this. He comes with a TON of accessories, including removable chest armor, allowing you to create just about any look he had in the AVP film.
With Hot Toys recently redoing a lot of the figures that they produced very early on in their career, now couldn’t be a better time to pick up that 2.0 release. Now, hopefully we see the AVP Aliens coming soon as a 2.0 release.
Check out our gallery of images at the bottom.
If you are interested in buying this figure, you better act quick. At the time of writing this Sideshow Collectibles only had 20 figures remaining until they are sold out. If you happen to read this after Sideshow sells out, why not check out eBay?
UPDATE: This figure is sold out at retailers. Click this link to search eBay for this Hot Toys Celtic Predator 2.0 figure. You can also try Amazon: Movie Masterpiece “AVP” 1/6 scale figure Celtic Predator (Version 2.0) (second shipment) Also, if you aren’t able to find this figure, Sideshow has an awesome Elder Predator figure.