Oh joy of joys! If you are a toy lover and an Alien lover we have the story for you! A company called Super7 announced over the weekend at Wondercon that they would be releasing the original sculpts from the 1979 Kenner Alien line. Now this doesn’t mean these toys were laying around and are barely being released, no no. Read on for the whole story and get your wallets ready people!
The year was 1979 and Kenner was looking for something new to be used with the success of their Star Wars brand. Alien was a bit of an off choice but they decided to do 5 prototype sculpts for figures and then…never used them. Now we fast forward and Super7 has unearthed these designs to bring you the actual toys! This is most epic!
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. They did have a sick cup set for sale with original artwork from the film on site as well.
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.
- THE ALIEN (“BIG CHAP”) – w/ removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glowing brain!
- RIPLEY – w/ Flame Thrower
- ASH – w/ Motion Detector
- DALLAS (not on display) – w/ Flame Thrower
- KANE IN NOSTROMO SPACESUIT – w/ removable helmet and transparent visor
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