Most of us remember the Alien 18″ figure that Kenner released back in 1979, the poor sales of the toy are what doomed the expansion of the 3.75″ line of action figures. Why? I’m not sure but it could have something to do with the fact the 18″ was a thing of nightmares.
[Via] Fuzzy Memories TV
Can you imagine being the kid that tried to bring that to the playground during recess? The other children are playing Star Wars and you bring out that giant nightmare fueled toy?
After 34 years though we fans of Alien can finally get our hands on the abandoned toy line thanks to the folks at Super7. With the aid of collectors and toy industry employees, Super7 has got their hands on original reference material for the abandoned toy line from 1979 as well as 34-year-old prototypes and with authorization by 20th Century Fox the full series will be released this year with preorders beginning at the San Diego Comic-Con.
From the Press Release:
“Under authorization from 20th Century Fox, Super7 will produce the full series of ALIEN toys as part of our ReAction Figure Series (Retro-Action). Each is stylized exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging.
Preorders will begin at San Diego Comic Con!
Collect all five ReAction Figures –
THE ALIEN (“BIG CHAP”) – w/ removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!
RIPLEY – w/ Flame Thrower
ASH – w/ Motion Detector
DALLAS – w/ Flame Thrower
Make sure to visit the Super7 blog to see even more fantastic photos of the upcoming toys. Now if you will pardon me I’ll need to clear some space on my toy shelf!