Like many a sci-fi kid who grew up in the '70s and '80s, I longed for action figures based on Ridley Scott's Alien, toys that would complement the wildy popular figures made for that other hit space epic (by George Whatisname). When we learned that such a line of Alien toys was planned, but cancelled, it became one of the great tragedies of our nerd lives. But now God, fate, and the executives at Fox, have at long last seen fit to relieve our pain. Super7 unveiled at this weekend's Comic-Con teasers for its upcoming Alien figures, to be produced from the original long-lost molds for the toys that never were. Check out the advertisting art below, as well as Super7's Comic-Con press release. And join me in weeping big manly tears of joy.
In 1979, prototypes for 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN film were developed but never manufactured. Through our network of industry and collector contacts, Super7 has unearthed the original 33-year-old prototypes and will utilize these to help make these “lost toys” a reality.
With official authorization from 20th Century Fox, Super7 will produce the full series of ALIEN toys as part of our REACTION Figure Series (Retro-Action.) REACTION Figures are stylized exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging.
The original line up of 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN were scheduled to be RIPLEY, ASH, DALLAS, KANE in NOSTROMO SUIT, and the BIG CHAP (the nickname used on-set for the ALIEN creature).
Other ALIEN & ALIENS merchandise will follow, including Designer Vinyl Figures and retro-styled Glassware! Please visit Super7’s booth (#4729) at the San Diego Comic Con for teasers of what is to come in 2013!