Dallas Mock Up Card Added to the Prototype Gallery

Yet another set of images of a unique item graces our ever expanding gallery of prototype and production items.  This time around we have a mock up backing card of Kenner’s Dallas action figure from their cancelled and unproduced 3.75 inch range of ALIEN action figures.

This card may possibly be the only one of its type still existing.  It is certainly one of the oldest known work in progress samples of such packaging for Kenner’s ALIEN range of products.

Thank you Steve Dwyer for contributing information and images of this item to be used in the gallery.  This item is a true gem.

Don’t forget to check out the other amazing relics and unique items to be found in the HIDEOUS PLASTIC Prototype Gallery.  If you own any production samples or prototype items like those being showcased on that page, let me know and I’ll add it to the gallery.  Full credit will be recognised and I don’t/won’t post items without permission from owners, either.


Check Out Our Awesome Gallery!

I haven’t posted anything for a few days, so I may as well promote one of this site’s features.  The Gallery section visually documents all the action figures based on the original Kenner ALIEN toy released in 1979.

Along with multiple photo images of at least 10 derivatives of this figure, you will find other details and information including manufacturers, dates and dimensions.  It’s an all Continue reading

1992 Kenner ALIENS Action Figure Comic Scans.

Here’s a set of scans for 13 issues of Darkhorse’ mini comics that accompanied select items from Kenner’s 1992 range of ALIENS action figures.

These 16 page mini comics featured coloured line drawn artwork of interacting characters based on toys and action figures from Kenner’s range of ALIENS merchandise released in that year.  They were exclusively included with this line of toys.

Download the ALIENS – Space Marines.rar file and enjoy some vintage accessory goodness in all it’s wild and ludicrous Glory!

If you enjoy these, don’t forget we also have a set of unpublished Kenner ALIENS: Hive Wars Mini Comics you can download, too.


Now Home Recovering.

Surgery went well and I am now at home.  Recovery looks like it will be a slow and tiring few weeks ahead of me while stumbling around on crutches.  I am improving daily.

Nonetheless, amidst this nagging fatigue propped up by medication and pain killers, I have had enough energy today to add a simple page to the Gallery section of the site outlining details of the ‘1991 Phantom Kenner ALIEN action figure’A dubious item that actually never existed but persists due to misinformation.  This often mistakenly identified Kenner item is frequently confused with other loose derivative figures date stamped 1991.


Happy 37th Anniversary, Ugly Old Friend.

I should have posted this yesterday, but still, it’s not too late.  37 years ago I received my very first Kenner Products ALIEN action figure on Christmas Day.  I’d seen the movie just weeks previously on its opening night in Melbourne on December the 6th.  The movie must have impressed me a lot because my mother bought me this thing.  I remember it was the last unwrapped present still sitting under the Christmas tree at the rear that hadn’t been claimed by anyone.  It turned out  my name was on the little card attached to it.  Of course, this is what was inside:

Obviously I still have it and it’s one of the the few possessions that’s been with me throughout my adult life and it has miraculously survived all kinds of upheaval and drama since I left my parents home, some 30 years ago.  Yeah.  I still have it, Ma. Thank you for this!

Now, at the tail end of 2016, I have so many of these things, I’m not really certain of how many I actually own.  One thing for sure, It’s the one Christmas gift the passing of time has not managed to erase from either my life or my memory.  Happy 37th Anniversary, ugly old toy!


Added: 1995 Tsukuda Hobby Completed Model Image Gallery.

For the 6th entry into the Hideous Plastic image Gallery, I present to you the 17 inch tall 1995 Tsukuda Hobby Completed Model.

This is one of the lesser known iterations of the family of figures derived from the original 1979 Kenner ALIEN action toy.  There’s nothing substantially remarkable about it and it certainly won’t win any prizes.  Nonetheless,  this relatively uncommon and little known pressing contributes to the increasing number of models and figures based on the original item in its own way.