Friday, March 27, 2015

Super7 Alien Egg Chamber Playset

Super7/Funko have taken us down memory autobahn with their ReAction figure line. The first set announced and released about a year ago was the Alien figures which were originally prototypes Kenner had made in the late 70s. With the success of their Star Wars line, Kenner wanted to capitalize on another space movie - even if it was a rated R space horror movie.

An 18 inch Alien toy made it to toy shelves and was quickly pulled. The 3-3/4" figures never made it to production.

Super7 recreated these last year, announced and released several awesome lines of figures, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Now for the Egg Chamber playset. It was announced as a San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) exclusive, with only 250 being made. Collectors were not happy. Several spirited debates occurred on the collectors' forums. Brian Flynn, owner of Super7, promised to make it right. Collectors could preorder a new set (black box instead of original light blue box) through the end of SDCC. Depending on the numbers ordered, they would either be cast in resin or injected molded plastic. The numbers eventually warranted the injection molding. Score! I would have taken either regardless.

After months of waiting, the set arrived yesterday. It was worth it. The base looks just like something Kenner would make....reminds me of the Land of Jawas playset with plastic base and cardboard background.  Even the cardboard shipping box has Alien artwork on it.

With the Egg Chamber playset and the upcoming Jaws great white shark, wondering if more playsets are in the future. All I want is an Aliens APC.  :-)

Seriously though....Brian, thanks for listening to fans and making this right. Well done!

The screaming girl is absolutely classic!

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