I think for a child of the 80s this is one of the best times for retro themed toys. From the ReAction line of figures produced by Super 7 to Pop! Funko offerings, and of course our friends at Warpo. Never have so many pop culture related properties been getting quite so much love. In fact it seems like 1979’s Alien is getting quite a bit of of attention recently – no doubt due to the fact that Alien: Covenant is set to hit theaters in May.
Super 7 however has gone a step further in their appreciation of the masterpiece that is Alien. They have decided to merge it with one of the best toy lines from the ’80s. A series of toys that I have to admit helped me develop a fascination with all manner of tiny collectibles. I am of course referring to those Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere. More commonly known as M.U.S.C.L.E.s!
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For their first wave of Alien M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. Super 7 has chosen to represent all the cast of characters from the film. Each pack comes with three characters. Pack A comes with Ripley, Ash, as well as the Xenomorph. I was rather impressed that the company decided to sculpt Ash with his weapon of choice…a rolled up magazine.
Then in Pack B you get Kane in his spacesuit, an Alien egg, plus Parker.
Next up with Pack C you will find Kane once again – although this time he has been attacked by the Facehugger. In addition to getting poor, poor Brett and the Alien in attack mode.
Last but certainly not least is Pack D. In which you will find the likes of Lambert, Dallas, and Kane again – however this time he is suffering from the Chestburster!
I am not quite sure what gave Super 7 the idea to do this, all I know though is I need them. All of them. You can follow the links provided to visit their official page to start ordering packs for yourself and friends. I for one look forward to seeing how the Alien fares against my legion of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures!
A few days ago while browsing the interwebs I came across, thanks to our friends from Warpo, what I think can only be described as a STUNNING 23″ statue from Sideshow Collectibles featuring He-Man/Prince Adam in all of his epic glory.
I really do have many fond memories of the Masters of the Universe line of toys as well as the Filmation animated series but what hooked me on the toy line initially was the very rugged and dangerous settings presented in those original minicomics…you know…when He-Man left his tribe of jungle barbarians.
Image courtesy of He-Man.Org
[Via] Sideshow Collectibles
Image courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles.
From the Sideshow Collectibles official release:
“As our debut release from a new statue collection inspired by the popular 80’s cartoon series Masters of the Universe, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present He-Man!
Standing an impressive 23″ tall, Prince Adam of Eternia holds aloft his indestructible magic Power Sword as he transforms into He-Man, the mighty champion of Castle Grayskull! Sideshow’s artists have re-imagined the muscular hero with his trusty shield, intricately detailed armored pteruges, boots and gauntlets, his strength-magnifying breastplate and power harness, and a magnificent removable cape. As a special nod to the earliest versions of the story, we have also included an exclusive swap-out axe, He-Man’s primary weapon before he joined the two halves of the Power Sword that would gain him entry to Castle Grayskull. Charged with defending his kingdom from the evil forces of Skeletor, He-Man is the most powerful man in the universe!”
A big thanks to He-Man.Org for the minicomic image above.
A little over a year ago the awesome folks over at Warpo set to bringing to life The Legends of Cthulhu Toy Line, presenting a series of figures that were inspired by the Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft but totally making sure it looked as if these toys were produced in the early 1980s.
Images courtesy of Warpo Toys.
Check out that great artwork by the legendary Ken Kelly (Micronauts, AD&D Toy line)
All images courtesy of Warpo.
Now those mad geniuses after having been successful in bringing that toy line to life and spending many months pouring over the pages of Abdul Alhazred’s Necronomicon have brought us the new 12″ Cthulhu: The Great Old One! Thanks to the miracles of 1980s technology we even have this VHS taped commercial, the second in a series of three.
I think all that remains now is for all of us to break out those old Shogun Warriors and have an epic throw down that will truly shake the pillars of Heaven…or better yet…have Cthulhu wipe the floor with Metlar and take his rightful place as the leader of the Inhumanoids. Sorry Earth Corps…you have no chance now.