What Benny Needs: Heat Vision Dutch from Predator
Why Benny Needs This: When Predator came out it was like every little boys dream. A bunch of muscled up dudes: Commando, Apollo Creed, the former governor of Minnesota, that Indian guy, whooping ass with big guns in the jungle and being hunted by a big Jamaican Lizard-man.
For Benny, this was soon to be his reality.
Originally, Predator 2 was supposed to be based on the events of Benny’s real life encounters with Jamaican Lizard-men running around the streets of Chicago, but the producers said that it would be too realistic so they changed the story up a bit and got Danny Glover to play Benny’s part. That’s the only reason why old ass Danny Glover could whoop the shit out of a giant Jamaican Lizard-man with so much ease that he garnered the respect of the elder Jamaican Lizard-men; because Danny Glover was actually playing Benny. Benny excelled where Schwarzenegger failed because Benny is an apex Predator.
Still, this night vision Dutch action doll is a nice homage to the character that first went up against a reptile with dreadlocks and came out victorious. I remember seeing this for the first time in the movie thinking that I needs to get a Predator visor. When I learned that it was all special effects done in a computer, that just made me want one more. This is a work of art that perfectly captures heat-view with the bright ass colors. Thank you NECA for making boyhood dreams come true in the form of an action figure.