Pacific Rim Jaegers Painted Black for SDCC

NECA is bringing a Pacific Rim exclusive to SDCC '14 with the "End Titles" Jaeger three-pack. This set includes Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and Stryker Eureka all painted in high-gloss black, like the silhouetted Jaegers in the credits of the movie. The visors glow in the dark, which is neat, and I'm usually a sucker for glow-in-the-dark things. While I like the Jaegers in black, I still want to see the extra painted details like the numbers, danger signs, and symbols on them. I think that would make for cooler variants than just being straight black and give them a more realistic feel. I guess you could consider the Jaegers to be in stealth mode if you wanted.

Jaegers now in a super glossy black finish with glowing visors.

Limited to 5,000 pieces, the price is good at $60, which is actually very reasonable for a three-figure pack at SDCC, but I'm still on the fence about this set. That box is really nice. It displays the Jaegers in the same position as the scene and has a slipcase with a foil embossed logo of the Pan Pacific Defense Crops. I'm almost tempted to buy the exclusive for the box to display my normal Jaeger figures instead of the black ones. While I like that there is a Pacific Rim exclusive, I just wish it was more exciting than just completely black paint. Maybe when I see these in person I'll be sold on them.

- Shawn - 6/1/14