The series continues with Aliens M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and Set E. I assume we won't see the other movies, but what do I know? At these prices I'm a doofus, I will buy them all. They're small. I can buy a golf ball cabinet at Goodwill in which to store them. This line has larger figures than the previous ones thanks to oversize figures, and in those sets you only get two rather than three. This is one of those sets.
One of those figures is the oversized 3-inch Alien Queen figure. She's roughly the same size as a Playmobil figure, and while her arms are separate pieces glued in - as is seemingly her spine and head - there is no articulation. On my sample the legs were bent out of the package so standing her without assistance is tricky. I have yet to try the boiling water trick to straighten her out, but if it doesn't work I'll update this review at that time. (Message from the future - dipping her in boiling water and straightening the legs worked out perfectly.)
Her sculpting is pretty good - better than real 1980s mini-figures, but the funny thing is her look seems closer to that of Kenner's deluxe Alien Queen form the 1990s. The head is shoter and wider, there's less emphasis on the inner jaws, and her mouth is opened wide. Her pose has her six-fingered hands extended out similarly to the classic wrestling figures, despite her being a giant monster.
The exoskeleton is nicely designed with bony protrusions and creepy curves. Parts of her are smooth, with round bits of exposed detail that almost look like wounds on this fleshy figure. Her pointy tail serves as a kickstand to keep her upright, and given her wonky legs she may need it. It's a good looking figure, and it's just off-model enough to feel like an authentic old toy. I love it.
I never thought I'd see a Paul Reiser figure, but Neca is doing one and so is Super7. It's Carter Burke. He's posed like a man who has been found out and is about to get busted - it just happens to look like the classic wrestling poses from the 1980s. His mouth is open like he's saying "let me explain," and on top of his head is some vaguely curly hair-like structures. You can make out a plaid pattern under his vest, giving the figure a real not-so-futuristic outfit for a suit of the future. He's convincingly a product of both our times and of the future, someone you don't trust, and a figure I wouldn't have necessarily expected in this line. I love that they got him in here, because it's such a boringly great costume.
For six bucks, it's arguably worth it - the bigger Queen takes up two slots in the package, and I'd say she's meaty enough to get your money's worth. Six bucks for a tiny Xenomorph queen? You'd pay more for a fan-molded figure. If you can get one with straight legs, you've just got to get them. I'm looking forward to opening the other ones, I've got a lot more of these little guys on deck.
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