Super7 Details ALIENS M.U.S.C.L.E. 2 Pack

We now have more details regarding the previously teased Super7 powerloader and Queen Alien M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.  It turns out this will be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive 2 pack.  Details below.

“The new ALIENS M.U.S.C.L.E. 2-pack featuring Ripley in the Power Loader and the Alien Queen will be an SDCC Exclusive in yellow and packaged on an Aliens M.U.S.C.L.E. Continue reading

Super7 Teases ALIENS M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures at SDCC 2017

This teaser image dropped in my inbox this morning and like all things plastic and ALIEN it goes straight on the front page here.  Super7 is continuing their ALIENS range and what we have here looks like it could be a pair of ALIENS themed M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.  These items were previously on display at Toy Fair 2017, earlier this year.

Will this be a San Diego Comic Con 2017 exclusive?  …or will it be a general release item blister packaged on a card?  …or in a box like their previous Queen vs Ripley ReAction figure powerloader set.?  We don’t know just yet but SDCC 2017 is happening at the end of this month so we’ll find out soon enough.

-Windebieste.

Photobucket – Destroying Forums Everywhere.

The image hosting site Photobucket is doing a great disservice to its users – and users of the internet in general. As a result, many images hosted by Photobucket across the internet are now blocked and not being displayed properly without users making a payment of $399/year.

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Carter Burke Coming from NECA.

NECA are one day early on their regular weekly ‘Facehugger Friday‘ announcements and what a terrific reason to bring it forward.  The new ALIENS 2 pack being released this October contains all kinds of goodies.

NECA has been teasing the Hadleys Hope accessory sign for a while along with an upcoming 2 pack but the identity of the actual figures remained undisclosed.  We now Continue reading

NECA Reveals ALIEN Series 12 Figures.

As has been known for some time, NECA will revisit Hadley’s Hope.  Series 12 will be comprised of 4 figures instead of the usual 3.  2 humans and 2 Aliens will be present in the set.  Each of these characters have seen prior release but these fresh pieces contain alternate and improved features.  More details from NECA below:

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HIDEOUS PLASTIC – Origins.

Around 2 years ago, sometime in June 2015 if I remember correctly, I accidentally dropped a flawless 1979 Kenner ALIEN action figure and destroyed it.   This particular item was extremely valuable to me as it had been given to me by my mother at Christmas, 1979.  The head snapped off and both arms were damaged. At least the dome remained unbroken but to say the least a lot of rude words were used freely and liberally on that day. I decided I could fix the unfortunate victim of my carelessness.  So I set about to do so.

I hunted for a damaged figure on Ebay with the intention of cannibalising it for parts to replace the damaged and broken ones on my figure. I found one that was perfect for my Continue reading

1:4 Scale Queen Alien Photos from Matrix Studios.

Matrix Studio have released photos of their upcoming Queen Alien statue.  At 1:4 scale, HRH is a staggering 42 inches high with a footprint of 48×22 inches.  This enormous figure includes a light up base and an egg.

In order to display this behemoth, you’ll need all the room you can get.  So sell that 2nd car and fill the empty space with something useful.  One of these things will do.  You know you want to.

Due for release around the end of June and costing around US$1100, it’s almost affordable.  More images after the break.  Just click on the link, OK?  lol.

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Q&A with Nic Durham, Author of The Unofficial ReAction Figure Guide Book.

A new book about those popular 3.75 inch tall Super7 toys we’ve been seeing all over the place during the past few years is about to be released this month.  ReAction Figures – Unofficial Action Figure Guide, 2013-2016 is a full color guide book by UK author, Nic Durham.

Nic was kind enough to put aside some time to provide some insight into the production of this publication.  You can read his answers to my questions.

-Windebieste.