More Details About Those NECA AvP Arcade Figures.

NECA have released full details regarding their new ALIEN vs PREDATOR Arcade game tribute figures.  There’s to be a total of 6 of them, 3 per side represented in the line up.

Here’s wot NECA has to say about the ALIEN opponents in the slimy corner of the ring:

“Introducing a new collection inspired by the classic 1994 arcade game that actually predates the movie! The Aliens Assortment includes three Alien adversaries from the game: Razor Claws, Chrysalis and Arachnoid make their action figure debut with paint deco that re-creates the look of the arcade game.

The figures utilize the new super-poseable Ultimate body, with over 30 points of articulation and bendable tail. Approximately 9″ tall. Window box packaging.” Continue reading

REVIEWED: Funko Bloodied Covenant POP! Figure.

ALIEN Covenant merchandise is out in stores right now.  Easy to come by is the Funko range of POP! figures.  They’re cute. They’re happy.  They have big wide open eyes that reach into your soul with Joy.  Well, maybe not all of them fit that description.

I’ll openly admit the POP! range of collectibles really don’t appeal to me all that much.  At least these ones are uglier than most.  That’s a plus as far as I am concerned.  So here, is my review of one of the recently released ALIEN Covenant POP! figure by Funko, the bloodied Xeno/Protomorphy thingy.  Whatever people call it.

-Windebieste.

Mondo Mondoids ALIEN Coming Soon.

Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting comes news that Mondo, makers of Madballs and other pieces of weirdness, are about to unleash a new series of designer vinyl figures based on pop culture figures onto the world.  Among the series 1 release wave will be our good and reliable buddy, the Alien.

So what exactly are Mondoids, anyway?  “Each Mondoid, designed by Scarecrow Oven, is a uniquely freaky take on popular characters, and feature removable heads which can be mixed and matched with other Mondoids‘ themed bodies and bases!”  Continue reading

Hollywood Collectibles Group Teases ‘Sneak Peek’.

Appearing as a battered magazine cover, the Hollywood Collectibles Group has teased this image.  No doubt it’s for some manner of impressive superior quality figure that will be accompanied by a ludicrous price tag.  Nice preview image.

They have this to say on their Facebook page:

“You ready for some sneak peeks?  Stop by booth #2845 and check out many new and exciting items.  See you there!  #HGC #HollywoodCollectiblesGroup #SDCC2017 #SDCC #SanDiegoComicCon

I remember magazines.  *sigh*

-Windebieste.

Super 7 Shows Off Wave 3 ALIEN ReAction Figures. Again.

Previously on display at Toy Fair earlier this year, Super7 are once again showing off some of the characters for their upcoming series 3 ALIEN ReAction figures at this year’s SDCC.

Bloody Disgusting has the goods on the latest word regarding this set of figures.  On display in 3.5 inch format is decapitated Ash along with screen accurate Ripley and Dallas.  Brett, Parker and Lambert are also known to be part of this new set of figures.  It is also understood Jones the cat will also make an appearance as part of this set and is likely to feature as an accessory.  There’s no word on their availability just yet.

-Windebieste.

NECA Teases New ‘Razor Claws’ Alien Figure.

San Diego Comic Con is happening this weekend and we’re likely to see all manner of reveals.  Take this photo NECA has recently teased on twitter as a fine example.

“We call him….Razor Claws  ” is all NECA have to say about it right now.

No other details regarding this item are known just yet but if you see it at SDCC please grab some information.  I’d love to know more. Speculation about this figure right now is the possibly it is based on a video game. Continue reading

NECA Announces James Cameron Action Figure.

NECA have announced the Director of ALIENS, James Cameron will be joining their extensive range NECA ALIENS action figures featuring the official likeness of the man as he looked during the movie’s release in 1986.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY exclusively announced the news that the figure will feature him wearing the USCM combat uniform and include gear fans of ALIENS are familiar with. This will include a pistol, pulse rifle, motion tracker and what looks like the added accessories of viewfinder and clapperboard.

This 7 inch tall item featuring more than 25 points of articulation is not a convention exclusive and will be available globally in stores once it is released later this year, in Continue reading

HIDEOUS PLASTIC – ‘AGES 5 AND UP’.

Right now, I’m going through the visual content of the book.  Making additions, revisions and changes to illustrations, diagrams and photographs where necessary.  It’s a long and demanding set of tasks for a richly illustrated book.  There’s well over 200 images in it now, and some updating has become necessary.

Among the work I am now doing is updating photographs, replacing placeholder content with finished pieces and basically lifting the pictorial content of the book to where it should be.  This will take some time but included in this process is adding extra illustrations, drawings and diagrams to the volume.  I have a background in building services and civil engineering so simple technical drawings are quick and easy to do – there’s a few of those and they are already in place.  Plus I also have a background in fan art and cartoon illustrations so I’m bringing those skills to this Project as well.

As part of the graphical content to help brighten up a volume that heavily features photographs of ugly old grey toys, these bright and playful illustrations will help to bring some life to the otherwise dry and dark ambience of a book exclusively about face ripping space monster play things.  AGES 5 AND UP is a series of (up to) 6 cartoons I am specifically preparing for the book.  They encompass themes of young children in that age joyfully playing with their Kenner ALIEN action figures and the situations they find themselves in.  These images have been a lot of fun to produce and I’m about half way through assembling this little collection.

Also of considerable importance in regards to visual content in the book, I’ve recently acquired some copies of 3rd party illustrations of the most invaluable kind.  As an asset to the overall Project these items are absolutely priceless and their inclusion will significantly boost the book’s appeal to anyone who is interested in these old Kenner toys.  Thank you, Steve, for your permission to use these.  Your contribution has helped to raise HIDEOUS PLASTIC – In stores everyone can hear you scream‘s visual standard to a new level.

At this stage, the book is progressing very well and I’ll have  more News again sometime soon.

-Windebieste.