Neca Alien 40th Anniversary Giger's Alien
Originally released to theaters in 1979, Alien became one of the most successful sci-fi and horror films of the year and has since grown to be a timeless classic. To celebrate the film's 40th Anniversary, NECA is releasing an ongoing series comprised of new releases all year long with at least 9 different limited edition action figures to collect!
This wave includes Ripley and Lambert in their compression suits and a Xenomorph styled by the incredible artist Giger and his original concept artwork—all with various upgrades and improvements. Each figure will come packaged in a 40th Anniversary Kenner-inspired window box to commemorate the occasion.
It's hard to say no to a repaint of the Big Chap in the [****] color scheme. I already owned the Big Chap release but decided from the NECA photos that this repaint looked pretty amazing and was worth adding to my collection. The one caveat I would say to potential buyers is that once you get the figure in-hand, you'll find that the Chap is more brownish than the marketing photos make him out to be. That's likely because they used a translucent brown-ish plastic for his entire body. The photos gave me the impression that he'd be closer to silver-grey, but I think this is because the white lighting was so strong that it dimished the brown/beige color.
Not surprisingly, the paintjob on both the xeno and the facehugger is superb. When [****]'s factories can barely manage to paint within the sculpt's zones without spilling over or creating little blotches of paint or omitting paint in areas, it's a joy to see a figure that doesn't have these problems (and basically costs the same as a Marvel Legends figure).
For anyone who worries that the translucent plastic makes the figure more fragile, I've been posing him for a week now and the limbs hold up fine, I've not been worried about anything snapping off.
I love this figure. It was a dream come true. Nice sculpt and articulations.