Is it me, or are there a lot of Predator replicas hitting the market in recent months? This year we’ve seen the first Predator‘s mask and Plasmacaster Cannon announced along with the City Hunter Predator’s Gary Busey-killin’ “Cutting Disc.” As I was closing out my articles for the week, I noticed that Hollywood Collectibles Group had announced yet another replica. This time it’s the City Hunter’s Net Gun and the Dart which cost Danny Archuleta his life.
HCG has faithfully recreated the props seen in Predator 2, and they are limited to only 150 pieces. Unfortunately, the replicas are non-functional; they do not contain any lights or electronics. In addition, it’s not clear if the props are permanently attached to the base. The Net Gun is 11″ long, and the dart is 5″ tall. Each piece is hand-painted and made from resin and “mixed media.”
The Net Gun and Dart are expected to ship out this quarter, and the Exclusive Edition (including an individually numbered plaque) is priced at $599.95.
Using Screen-used props for reference, Hollywood Collectibles Group has for the first time ever, accurately recreated the Urban Predator’s Net Gun and Dart as a Licensed 1:1 Scale Prop Replica! This intricately detailed, Museum Quality piece is constructed from resin, and mixed media and then hand painted to the finest detail with authentic weathering for added realism! It comes complete with display stand. Each piece is hand-cast, hand-finished, and hand-painted to exacting standards, then individually hand-numbered.
The Net Gun makes two appearances in Predator 2: once during the penthouse slaughter and again when Harrigan battles the City Hunter inside the Yautja ship. A slightly different version of the device is seen in W.S. Anderson’s Alien VS Predator film. If you want to learn more about the Yautja’s armory lore, check out the video below from Infinity SciFi’s channel.
In the comments section below, let us know what you think about these latest replicas.[Source: Hollywood Collectibles Group]