I guess NECA decided that the Bad Blood Predator that was originally slated to be released in Series 12 was going to cost to much to produce as a regular figure, so they are now going to release it on its own as a deluxe figure.
I'm not sure how a figure line where 99% of the figures consist of 99% recycled parts can't support a figure with some new tooling and a bit more accessories than usual without having to charge more for it, but, so be it. The line is awesome and the figures are awesome, so I won't complain too much about this one.
So who will replace him in Series 12? The Predator (Viper Predator) that was originally going to come packaged with the Blade Fighter vehicle will now be removed from that set and will be placed in Series 12 along with the Elder Predator and Enforcer Predator.
The Blade Fighter will now come on it's own with a MSRP of around $100.
The Bad Blood Predator will be released in August for around $27.00
Series 12 will hit stores in June for around $18.00 each.
And finally, the Blade Fighter is scheduled for an August release.