Collated Works

This area of HIDEOUS PLASTIC is dedicated to miscellaneous articles, linking to external sites, resources and various other downloads.


  • How Big is this Thing, Exactly?  Experiments on Scale.

Using a coin to gauge the scale of an action figure is a common practice.  It can also lead to problems interpreting the size of such items.

This article explores the deceptive nature of using coins for such purposes.





  • Questions and Answers with Brian Flynn.

Super7’s Super Sized 18 INCH tall Acid Green ALIENS warrior action figure was released on Hallowe’en, 2017.

I had a few questions about it and Brian Flynn, owner of Super7 was kind enough to answer them.





  • The Secret Life of 1986 ALIENS Action Figures.

No ALIENS action figures or toys were made available to accompany the release of the movie in 1986.  Nonetheless, action figures did play a role in the making of the movie.

Read how one of the worst ALIEN action figures ever released contributed to one of the best action movies ever made.




  • Kenner’s Pocket Size ALIEN Legend.

Being released in 2013 and continuing to appear today, the FUNKOxSuper7 ReAction figures may appear tobe relatively new on store shelves but they have a history that stretches back more than 3 decades.

Find out about the curious and fascinating origin of these popular collectible ALIEN toys.




  • Questions and Answers with Nic Durham.

Nic was kind enough to participate in a Questions and Answers session with me regarding his upcoming book, ReAction Figures – Unofficial Action Figure Guide, 2013-2016 to be released in June 2017.

Read about what Nic has to say about his motivations and other driving forces behind writing this book.




  • HIDEOUS PLASTIC ALIEN action figure reviews.

You can find a collection of reviews for ALIEN action figures in this growing section of the site.  There’s all kinds of stuff in here.  Poke around take a look at what’s been available recently and in the past.

Various ALIEN action figure reviews





  • HIDEOUS PLASTIC – Preview Edition. FREE 30 page excerpt.

A publicly available 30 page excerpt from the book was available for public download from December 2016 to August 2017.   It’s substantially out of date now so I have temporarily removed it.

Once the book is ready for publication, I’ll be posting the updated V0.20 for download.  The excerpt will be free to all who want it.





This video accompanied the site upon launch.  It was intended to raise awareness of the recently launched site and the book it supports.  There’s a lot of information in the video about the book that is still relevant and in development.



  • Kenner 1992 ALIENS mini comics scans:

In 1992, Kenner returned to the ALIENS Universe with a series of action figures.  Select toys in the series included a set of 13 comics that featured the toys in action.  They are considered valuable by collectors and difficult to come by.  Fortunately, scans by an unknown author are available for download.

Download 13 Issues of Kenner ALIENS Mini Comics in 1 Handy Archive File


  • Kenner Unpublished ALIENS: Hive Wars Comics.

This set of 15 page comics features uncolored black and white line artwork. These are super fun items and anyone who is a fan of Kenner’s 1990’s ALIENS action figures will want to check these out.

Download the set of 15 unpublished  pages of Kenner ALIENS: Hive Wars mini comics.



  • Faux ALIEN Isolation bubblegum cards.

These were made as a fun fan art project.  A set of 100 cards (plus a few bonus outtake cards) of bubblegum cards based on the video game, ALIEN: Isolation and inspired by Topps original 1979 ALIEN bubblegum cards.

Download the set here.


  • …But wait!  There’s more!

People have generated a ton of content regarding the original 1979 Kenner Products ALIEN toy over the years but it can be difficult to find.  For ease of locating such content I’ve collated all the links I know of for such resources and added them below.  Enjoy!

  • Images and descriptions of the 1979 Kenner ALIEN action figure and all of its derivatives can be found in the  Galleries section of this site.
  • Miscellaneous Maintenance and Repair content for the Kenner action figure by myself and other third party Authors.
  • On this page you can find a bunch of online articles  dedicated to the figure.  There’s a lot of these.
  • Miscellaneous online videos of all manner of descriptions can be found.  Everything from Kenner’s original 1979 television commercial to reviews, appraisals and other artistic interpretations.

Have fun exploring these links.  I will add more as time passes.  Please send me any information regarding anything I may have missed.

Thank you.