Sunday, February 22, 2015

NECA Alien, Aliens and Alien 3

Fans have been waiting for Series 3 for a looooooooooooooooooooooong time. Originally scheduled to hit shelves early last fall, they have finally arrived. This set pays tribute to the first three films with characters and sculpts that fans have been waiting for eagerly. These figures are not your average 6 inches. Coming in at 7 inches, these things are immense.

From Alien - it is Kane in space suit with the facehugger squarely attached to his face. Apparently, actor John Hurt has never allowed the likeness of his face in a toy, so the facehugger gets top billing.

Aliens - still one of the greatest movies ever, NECA has honored this movie with only two great (human) characters - Hudson and Hicks. While fans wait for the entire platoon (will never happen), at least we got Bishop, the android assistant played brilliantly by Lance Henriksen.

Alien 3 - Though Alien 3 is universally panned as one of the worst ever, I actually enjoyed it. It takes a few times to watch the movie to admire the performances by Charles Dutton (Dillon), Charles Dance (Clemens), and snide survivor Danny Webb as Morse, and of course, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley once again. The true performance comes from the Dog Alien. This is the first time we realize that the xenomorph embryo truly takes the shape of its host. A wicked and perfect killing machine, this alien is not a best friend of man. Hoping NECA does some more Alien 3 figures, like the ones mentioned above.

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