Hand Made ALIEN Crochet Pattern.

It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves cuddly little toys that want to rip your face off.

The pattern for crocheting this super cute 8 inch tall Alien can be purchased here, on Etsy.  Once paid for, just download the pattern as a PDF file.  Apparently, the pattern is really easy to follow and results are terrific.  Here’s what the designer has to say about it.  “This pattern is for the medium advanced crocheters but if you are ready to try I am always ready to help. You should know basic crochet stitches including chain, slip stitch, single crochet, decrease, increase and how to start with magic ring.”

I guess you could use off white wool along with some small modifications to the pattern to crochet a Neomorph, too, if you wish.


Prototype Gallery Update No.4 – 1997, Newborn.

Photos of a prototype of the 1997 Kenner (Hasbro) ALIEN: Resurrection Newborn action figure have been added to the Prototype Gallery.

Thank you, Adam ‘Proto_hoarder’ Saker, for permitting the use of the photos on the page dedicated to this prototype sample.

This is the last of this batch of updates for the prototype gallery for now; and some terrific items have been added with this Round with the generous assistance of Steve Dwyer and Adam ‘Proto_hoarder’ Saker.  I hope to post some more images of Kenner ALIEN prototypes again soon.  Right now, all the images can easily be viewed from the link found on the PROTOTYPE FIGURE GALLERY menu item on the sidebar to the right; or you can  follow this link.

If you have any such figures in your possession and would like to see them appear on HIDEOUS PLASTIC, a site that respectfully showcases these figures, please contact me.  windebieste@hideousplastic.com and we can arrange to have images of them posted with appropriate credit and details.  I refuse to post such content without appropriate permission from the people who own them.  Thank you.


Prototype Gallery Update No.3 – 1994, Action Masters Queen.

For today’s hat trick of prototype gallery updates we have a sample for a figure already represented in our gallery.  This is the 2nd version of the Queen Alien making it an addition to an existing page dedicated to the die cast Action Masters figure.

Nonetheless, it’s a unique item in its own right and we’re proud and excited to have it represented on our pages. Kenner Queen Alien prototype – too awesome!

Thank you Steve Dwyer for permission to use images in this gallery entry.


Prototype Gallery Update No.2 – 1994, Kenner AvP Alien

I’m very pleased to present our 2nd addition to the prototype figure gallery for today.  Here is the 1994, Kenner (Hasbro) AvP Alien.

The very first ALIENS vs PREDATOR action figures were released by Kenner in 1994 in a neat 2 pack.  This particular figure also enjoyed later release in 1996 as the blue Warrior Alien – Vicious Alien Attacker! in 1996.  Go check it out.

Thank you Steve Dwyer for the use of images for this gallery item.


Prototype Gallery Update – 1998 Acid Alien.

The Prototype Gallery continues to grow and I have a number of updates coming in the next day or so.  Here’s the first one.  It’s pretty cool, too.

Go check it out!

The 1998, Kenner (Hasbro) Acid Alien Attack Warrior was Inspired by the creature seen in ALIEN 3, this item was designed in the mid 1990’s but didn’t see production until 1998 to be released as part of Kenner’s final ALIEN action figure range, ALIENS: Hive wars.

I’d like to thank Adam ‘Proto_hoarder’ Saker for the permission to use his images and making this contribution.


REVIEWED: NECA’s Amanda Ripley Action Figure.

ALIEN Isolation is one of my favourite games.  I got to play as a girl – and squeal like a girl.  NECA stepped up and made me squeal like a girl some more when I found out they were releasing a series of action figures based on the game in late 2015.

Here’s my review of Amanda Ripley.  In her jumpsuit.  Unlike me, she doesn’t squeal like a girl – coz she is a bad ass.  Just like her ma.


It’s Official: Disney Buys Fox.

The Walt Disney Company and Twenty First Century Fox have announced a ‘definitive agreement’ for Disney to acquire Fox’ film and television studios.  Significant movie properties Disney now own and control include Marvel titles such as X-Men, Deadpool, The Fantastic Four and all upcoming James Cameron Avatar sequels.  Television shows now also owned by Disney includes Modern Family and The Simpsons.  It’s assumed that both ALIEN and PREDATOR movie series are now also owned by Disney.  The deal has cost Disney in excess of $52 billion.

As to how Disney will treat a property such as ALIEN is yet to be seen.  No doubt one of their associate studios will be responsible for the production of any  future ALIEN movies as the meaty chestbursting fiend isn’t exactly family friendly fare that Disney itself is known for. Continue reading

Happy HIDEOUS 1st Anniversary!

Today is the first Anniversary of this website and the year sure has flown by quickly! Content has increased dramatically since it was just a few pages of photos and a couple of reviews way back in late 2016. Since then, there’s been over 200 News and other posts made to the front page – I like to keep the content on the front page turning over as regularly as I can so frequent visitors have a reason to come back. I’m trying to keep up with your expectations. I’ve also kept my dedication consistent and there’s been no hiatus for me – just a determined effort to keep updating the site – and its reputation.  That’s not stopping any time soon.

There’s over 80 pages of content here, now; and it ranges from action figure reviews, of which there are over 30 along with a selection of other articles and features. There’s the gallery pages that showcase the 1979 Kenner ALIEN and its successors.  Also a growing showcase featuring Kenner prototype ALIEN figures. All of this content is expected to see additional growth during the next 12 months. So, yeah.  I got content covered; and you want more? It’s coming!

Generally, I am looking forward to what this coming year brings and this website is ticking over very well.

It’s been an eventful and positive experience running HIDEOUS PLASTIC. I did slightly alter the focus of the site after an unsuccessful KickStarter campaign for my book earlier this year.  I  increased the amount of content here so more people would find the site rewarding and become aware of the book that is just sitting in the background, waiting. I’ll be continuing to manage the site in the New Year with this goal in mind. Hopefully, the book will make its way out to the world late next year. There’s no rush, though; as my publisher is patiently sitting in the wings, waiting for me to be financially viable to proceed. See update below.

Please bookmark this site. It is frequently updated with News, reviews and occasionally other items of interest to anyone who is an ALIEN toy and action figure enthusiast.

Thank you to everyone who has visited during the course of the past year. It means a lot to me to see you return.


HIDEOUS PLASTIC – The Book – December Update.

The HIDEOUS PLASTIC web site was originally set up to serve as an information outlet for the book of the same name; and to this end it’s still providing updates. So let’s take this Anniversary occasion as opportunity for this year’s final update regarding HIDEOUS PLASTIC – In stores everyone can hear you scream.

For those not familiar with this Project, this book investigates almost everything you could  want to know about the very first ALIEN action figure made by Kenner Products in 1979. This hefty volume is now at a very advanced stage in its development and the 250 page manuscript is almost complete. Most of the content is finalised and locked down with some work still to be done. The next task will be to arrange for accuracy and fact Continue reading