If this isn’t the coolest news to come out of SDCC ’12, I’ll eat my hat (if I wore one). Retro toys are some of the best collectibles, bar none. No, they may not drip with screen accuracy, or be remotely articulated, but their personality goes a long way.
I mean, just look at these things and tell me I’m wrong!
The year was 1979. Toy giant Kenner was presumably searching for the next action figure line to rival their own success with Star Wars. Along came another science fiction spectacle in the shape of Ridley Scott’s Alien. An odd choice for a line of children’s action figures, Kenner designed prototypes for five figures to be made once their larger xenomorph figure did a market trial run.
For whatever reason, those 3 ¾ action figures were never made. Fast-forward 33 years and enter Super7, who managed to unearth these designs with the intent on making them a wonderful reality! With official permission from 20th Century Fox, Super7 is going to produce the full set of Alien figures as a subset of their Reaction series (a line of all retro figures).
This means you can own 1979 incarnations of Ripley, Dallas, Ash, Kane in Nostromo Suit and, of course, the Big Chap (on-set name for the xenomorph). Excited? Super7 says other Alien merchandise will follow, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on every piece of it. And if you’re at SDCC this week, visit Super7’s booth (#4729) for teasers of what is to come in 2013!
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