When Were the Original Predator Action Figures Made?

At Wheeljack’s Lab, we are passionate about vintage toys that ignite nostalgia and bring back cherished memories. Today, we delve into the fascinating world of action figures, specifically focusing on the original Predator action figures. These iconic collectibles are based on the beloved science fiction film released in 1987, directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as an elite paramilitary rescue team leader.

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The Original Predator Action Figures

In 1987, Predator was released to the public. The Arnold Schwarzenegger film became many people’s favorites. In 1994, Kenner released the original series of Predator action figures, marking the beginning of an enduring franchise within the toy industry. These figures stood at a height of 5 to 6 inches and captured the essence of the formidable extraterrestrial hunter.

Predator Series 1 (1994)

The inaugural series introduced fans to a range of captivating Predator action figures. The Cracked Tusk Predator featured a Firing Pulse Cannon, and the Nightstorm Predator wielded the Twin Turbo Blaster. The Scavage Predator, available in both Dark Green and Light Green variants, boasted “Bola Blasting Action!” Additionally, the Spiked Tail Predator unleashed “Punishing Assault Disks,” and the Lava Planet Predator came equipped with a “Blazing Rocket Launcher.” The Predator Clan Leader showcased “Whipping Dreadlocks” and “Power Boots,” and the Stalker Predator glowed in the dark and shot spears.

Predator Series 2 (1995)

The following year, Kenner expanded the lineup with the second series of Predator action figures. This time, the figures were slightly larger at 7 inches. The standout figure from this series was the Lasershot Predator, which could fire an assault cannon accompanied by three electronic sounds, enhancing the interactive experience for collectors.

Predator Series 3 (1996)

Continuing the trend of excellence, Kenner released the third series of Predator action figures in 1996. Similar to Series 1, these figures stood 5 to 6 inches tall. The Renegade Predator sported a “Battle Gun” and “Hunting Spear,” while the Scavage Predator returned with more “Bola Blasting Action!” The Spiked Tail Predator showcased its prowess by throwing “Destruction Disks,” and the Stalker Predator exhibited “Spear Shooting Action.”

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Accessories and Unique Predator Releases

Kenner also released a Blade Fighter vehicle in 1994 to expand the playability and immersion. This vehicle featured a “Capture Jaw” and “Shooting Missile,” enabling collectors to recreate exciting scenes from the Predator universe.

In 1995, Kenner delighted fans with a 10-inch figure known as the Ultimate Predator. This imposing figure boasted “Menacing Attack Jaws,” a “Razor-Claw Gauntlet,” a “Powerful Assault Stance,” and a “Predator Smart Disk Weapon,” further enriching the collector experience.


The first Predator action figures, manufactured by Kenner in 1994, played a significant role in bringing the thrilling world of the Predator franchise to life. These figures, accompanied by their accessories and vehicles, allowed fans to recreate epic battles and embark on imaginative adventures. Today, these vintage action figures are cherished by collectors and serve as a testament to the enduring popularity of the Predator franchise across multiple forms of media, including novels, comic books, video games, and board games. At Wheeljack’s Lab, we understand the allure of these classic action figures, and we continue to celebrate their nostalgic value in the realm of vintage toys.

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About the Author

Author: Chris Ingledue 


Bio: I am the founder and owner of Wheeljack’s Lab pop Culture and Toy Shop. My vision has always been to reunite customers with their favorite childhood toys and pop culture, triggering fond memories, and reigniting their imaginations. Every day, I work in the “lab” where it’s Christmas 365 days a year. I scour the internet, like when we had the Sears Catalog of yesteryear, for the next great treasure. Then, I await the arrival of the postman as if he were Santa Claus himself and helping collectors worldwide with their versions of Christmas. Every day as a vintage toy buyer is an absolute joy!

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