Today is a good day to be a fan of the Alien franchise. NECA Toys, the company responsible for much plastic-based Alien-themed badassery, has just made the announcement we as fans have been waiting for…
As part of the 35th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking Alien, NECA will release the first-ever action figures of main character Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness and approval of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for Aliens in 1987!
Initial plans include a figure of Ripley in her Nostromo jumpsuit from the original 1979 film, to be followed later by a Ripley figure based on the 1986 movie Aliens, directed by James Cameron.
Prototypes will debut later this summer at San Diego Comic-Con!
The celebration will continue through the year, with a special 35th Anniversary figure appearing in each series of Alien 7″ action figures. Visitors to the booth got a rare peek at Series 3, scheduled for July; Series 4 is slated for autumn.
NECA also revealed a spectacular summer treat for fans: two Deluxe 35th Anniversary releases, both completely in scale with the main action figure line. The massive “Alien Queen Ultra Deluxe Boxed Action Figure” will arrive in July, shortly before the release of the iconic “Power Loader” exoskeleton, which is famously used by Lt. Ripley to battle the Alien Queen in one of the most thrilling scenes in the 1987 movie.
— NECA (@NECA_TOYS) February 18, 2014
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