As a proud, proud owner of a vintage 18″ Kenner Alien, I was elated at the news that toy company Super7 would be rolling out a line of retro Alien figures. These bad boys were on display at WonderCon in Anaheim this past weekend, and we have a look at them for you right here.
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, but Kenner designed prototypes for five figures to be made once their larger Xenomorph did a market trial run. For whatever reason, they were never made.
Fast-forward 33 years and enter Super7, who managed to unearth these designs with the intent of making them a wonderful reality! With official permission from 20th Century Fox, Super7 is producing 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.
These are due out this summer priced at an SRP of $19.99 each. The series consists of what would have been the entire first wave.
Check out the images below courtesy of Figures.com.
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