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Lanard Alien Collection Power Loader, Colonial Marine, and Warrior Alien Xenomorph Attack Action Figure Set Lanard, 2020
Day #2,178: March 17, 2020
Lanard Alien Collection Power Loader, Colonial Marine, and Warrior Alien Xenomorph Attack Action Figure SetPower Loader, Colonial Marine, and Warrior Alien Xenomorph
Mostly recycled parts, new 2020 Xenomorph

Alien Collection Walmart Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. ??? No. 31307
Manufacturer: Lanard
Includes: Axe, Marine, Alien, Power Loader vehicle
Action Feature: Power loader claws open, gun moves, seats 1 figure
Retail: $14.87
Availability: January 2020
Other: A Yellow Mech Is Close Enough to a Power Loader

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Lanard Alien Collection Power Loader, Colonial Marine, and Warrior Alien Xenomorph Attack Action Figure SetIt's off-model, but the Power Loader, Colonial Marine, and Warrior Alien Xenomorph Xenomorph Attack Action Figure Set is fun enough. The Power Loader is probably the signature vehicle to the Aliens franchise - despite notable military items - thanks to its personable look and schoolbus yellow frame. While toys of them have been made over and over again, they're usually based on the film design - this one is just a redeco of The Corps Exo Battle-Mech from a few years ago. The alien is shared with another figure in the line, and the marine... well, he's here too. It's a pretty meaty set for $15.

The Colonial Marine continues the thread of Lanard taking its least interesting 3 3/4-inch military figures, removing some deco, and calling it a day. It's barrel-chested, with a decent quality of plastic that's better than your average cheap dollar store figure - but it doesn't "wow." It's fine, it fits in the Power Loader, and for some reason it has an axe that looks kind of like a sci-fi weapon.

The competent figure stands and sits, taking a design from about 2001 that looks like it would've been pretty typical for the 1980s. It's sturdy, but if you've seen Lanard's actual offerings from the 1980s those were a lot more impressive. At least he fits in the Power Loader.

Lanard Alien Collection Power Loader, Colonial Marine, and Warrior Alien Xenomorph Attack Action Figure Set

So how is that exo-suit? A big robot suit is a go-to toy in so many toy lines, it's no surprise Lanard built their own - Hasbro did a few for G.I. Joe over the years, too. Casting an existing mech in yellow seems like a cop-out, but it looks good. The caution marks and other labels enhance the look, as do upgrades like a claw hand, a giant gun, and a chainsaw hand. These are the kind of things that make it less of a mechanical forklift suit and more of a futuristic battlefield weapon that's more at home with the Colonial Marines.

Lanard's last version was a greenish brown, and you can always snag one of those with some yellow paint and do it yourself. I wouldn't, because this is pretty nice. You get limited arm and leg movement, an opening claw, and a jointed cannon as well as a hatch that pops open with a claw that grips the figure like a safety belt. The figure fits just fine, as do the other 3 3/4-inch figures I had around to test. It's a nice vehicle, but one of the legs is a little loose on mine - I don't know how it might stand up to intense play over time.

Lanard Alien Collection Power Loader, Colonial Marine, and Warrior Alien Xenomorph Attack Action Figure Set

The green Warrior Alien is modeled after the Aliens model - note the hands and arms, the tail, and the dome. There are changes in the suits for each film, with this one having more ridges on the dome, only three fingers, and what appear to be violin bows on the forearms. As with the others, I love the ball-jointed wrists and ankles - it gives the figure a heck of a lot more movement with only 15 points of articulation. It feels like the weird mutant cousin of the Mantis Alien, or a malevolent green crayon. The only paint is on the silver teeth, the rest of the detail is all sculpted or baked in to the green, swirly plastic. It looks really good up-close,

This is the last set I opened, and it's a good one. The Power Loader is pretty good, the figure is fine, and the green alien does the best job of showing off Lanard's consistently improving sculpting chops. They've been good, but things just keep getting better and better - for the regular retail asking price, any set in this line is well worth picking up. I assume they'd be good fun for kids too - cheap, colorful, and fun.

--Adam Pawlus

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