The design for Predator Armor Dutch was inspired by a mix of the old Kenner toys, and my desire to see Dutch show up again in another Predator movie. I thought it would have been cool to see Dutch hunting Predators for the U.S. government. Imagine if Schwarzennegger was in the Predators movie, but in the Laurence Fishburne role of Nolan! That would have been awesome. Predator Armor Dutch is made using a NECA Jungle Encounter Dutch, and a NECA Predator, of course. I stripped off all the armor and weapons from the Predator, and basically attached them to Dutch. I used the two pack Dutch, which was all bloodied, so I had to completely repaint him to clean him up. I had to do some major dremeling to the Predator wrist gauntlets, and to Dutch’s forearms, to get them to slip on. I had to dremel some of Dutch’s side to get the armor to fit right as well. I glued all the armor down, and even attached a net launcher from a NECA Predator 2 figure. So now that Dutch is utilizing all the weapons and armor of his greatest enemy, he’s ready to hunt down every last Predator that makes its way to Earth!
Today I am looking at a figure I have been wanting for some time. When pics first appeared online of the Predator Dutch figures I was pumped, to have some sweet Arnold figures hanging out on the shelves. After a long time with no Dutch at the local TRU I managed to snag one at my local comic shop, but the beauty is he cost less than he would have at my TRU with its marked up prices. A figure costing more at a global chain store than an independently owned comic shop is pretty insane, but I digress let’s take a look at Dutch.