2 New Additions to the Prototypes Gallery.

We have 2 new additions to the Prototype figure gallery for your enjoyment.

First up is a set of images of a hard copy prototype of the original 1979 Kenner ALIEN action figure tail. Second is an amazing prototype of the Queen Alien that was used to create the mass market version of HRH as she appears in Kenner’s 1994 Action Masters die cast miniatures series.

The addition of these 2 items now means all of Kenner’s major ALIEN toy lines/waves/ranges are represented by at least one prototype item at the most basic level.  That’s a great milestone for the gallery I have been hoping to achieve and it has now been realised.  I am hoping to add more sometime soon.

Special thanks respectively goes to Bruce White and Steve Dwyer for images and information regarding these pieces.

If you have any images of ALIEN prototypes and would like to contribute them to the Gallery, please contact me.  I’d love to see your contribution on the page.

The Prototype Figures Gallery can be found here; or from the drop down ‘Galleries’ menu at the top of this page.


Eaglemoss ALIENSs Retro Figure Set #3 Panther & Scorpion.

Over at Big Bad Toy Store you can pre-order Eaglemoss’ latest entry into their 1990s Kenner tribute series of figurines.  Coming soon in glorious (Hah!) 1:16 scale – about 5 inches tall – are the Scorpion and Panther Alien box set.  They will be packaged in “a special display friendly collector box with a 5th panel window box.” Continue reading

Eaglemoss Space Jockey Figurine Available Soon.

Our silent space traveling friend, the enigma known only as ‘The Space Jockey’,  wil be available soon as a figurine by Eaglemoss.  The 22cm tall ‘Bonus Edtion 1’ statuette is now available for pre-order from the HeroCollector online store.

At 22kg, this is going to be a weighty item for its size. Here’s what Eaglemoss have to say about it

“This impressive figure is produced in detailed polyresin to capture the intricate biomechanical design inspired by the work of legendary artist HR Giger, and hand-painted to recreate the haunting colours in the scene, one of the sci-fi’s most memorable moments. This Space Jockey stands over 22 cm tall, runs over 20 cm in diameter, weighs more than 2kg, and makes for a unique standalone piece or an imposing addition to any Alien collection.”

Available for delivery from 27th October.


Hiya Toys to Produce ALIEN: Covenant Figures.

Exclusive News from INFINITE EARTHS claims that the merchandising activity for ALIEN: Covenant is far from over. It appears that Hiya Toys will be releasing a pair of figures based on the movie some time in the near future.  Anticipated for release is the familiar form of the Covenant Alien and the pallid shape of the Neomorph.  Both are expected to be in the 1/18 scale.

Here’s what the News post has to say “Hiya Toys, the company behind the 1/18 scale series of Aliens: Colonial Marines action figures, will be producing new figures based off of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Not a whole lot of details are available at this time, however we do know that the new line will be produced in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, and that Hiya will be kicking off the line with 1/18 scale versions of both the Xenomorph and the Neomorph seen in the film.”  A little more information is available on their initial News post.

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Prototype Gallery Update.

In the interest of providing new and interesting content to everyone visiting HIDEOUS PLASTIC, I have the pleasure of announcing 3 excellent additions to the prototype gallery.  New content includes a terrific example of a 1992 ALIENS Alien Queen test shot mounted on a mock up backing proof along with a pair of different prototype versions of the ALIEN: Resurrection Signature Series Warrior ALIEN.Photographs and a brief description accompanies each of these 3 items.  Check them out.  They are fantastic!

As usual, these entries would not have been possible without the kind permission of contributors allowing me to use this content.  My appreciation and gratefulness goes to Steve Dwyer and toyzonehk.  Thank you both for helping to expand the content of the prototype gallery.

While on the subject of prototype figures, I have added a few more details to the already extant article on the curious history of Kenner’s Pocket Size ALIEN Legend  You may like to check that out, too.  Thank you again Steve for the additional information and the use of the extra image content.  Too much awesome and I’m pleased to see it!

Anyone who is in possession of any prototype ALIEN action figure image material is welcome to make a contribution to the gallery.  Please contact me if you wish to do so.  You will be credited.


ALIEN Dreaming.

I’ve been messing around with some Deep Dreaming software and mashing up one particular photo of the 1979 Kenner ALIEN action figure.  I have been been getting some intriguing results.

I’ve had waaaay too much fun making these things and I’ve set up a gallery on the site for you to enjoy.  Check it out here.

I’ve also added a link to the ALIEN Dreaming gallery to the Gallery item on the drop down menu at the top of the front page.


Eaglemoss ALIEN Reveals at NYCC 2017.

Looks like Eaglemoss is going to be hitting this year’s New York Comic Con with a deluge of ALIEN themed merchandise.  Included is some big surprises.  Spearheading this range of figurines will be a pair of 2 packs featuring tributes to old Classic Kenner ALIENS action figures.

First up, is the Bull and Gorilla Alien tribute items as part of Eaglemoss’ ALIENS Retro Collection.  Now these look terrific!  They won’t have any articulation by the looks of it but this set looks fantastic and comes in a neat 2 pack.

Are you stoked by this announcement?  Well, you should be otherwise what are you doing visiting this site..?  But wait… there’s more.  How much more?  Read on and find out. Continue reading

Eaglemoss Special Edition Queen Alien.

Just in case you haven’t had enough Queen Aliens in your life, Eaglemoss have a special offer you may enjoy.  Available from their webstore is this detailed 8.5 inch tall, 1:16 scale figurine.

This special edition piece will set you back US$59.95.  It may not possess any articulation but it’s a damned sight cheaper than most other Queen Aliens made by other companies.