From last year's Comic-Con in San Diego, we reported some staggering news for any fan of Ridley Scott's original classic Alien: a series of action figures (similar in size and detail to the first Star Wars figures), based on the movie's characters, licensed from Fox by Kenner in 1979 and subsequently canceled, is being revived thanks to toy company Super7. The company obtained the rights from Fox to produce figures based on Kenner's original 3.5 inch design prototypes: the title creature, of course, as well as the characters Ripley, Dallas, Kane and Ash.
But last weekend at Wondercon in Anaheim, Super7 not only revealed the figures, but also a line of super-cool retro "fast food promotion" style drinking glasses, all primed for release this spring and summer. As a lifelong fan of the original film (and a proud owner of Kenner's large Alien figure, one of the few toys they actually did release), this is like three major holidays and a couple of birthdays all rolled into one.
These close-up images come courtesy of the Figures.com blog. Go here for their full gallery tour of Super7's booth at Wondercon.