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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:12 AM

I didn't find a thread for this so thought I'd start one. Seems like the obvious spot for it. Please close or move as appropriate.

Very excited about this announcement. Anyone else here mega keen?

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

If you mean the Alien Reaction figures, I'm super excited for them. I managed to get a hold of the early bird kit... just need the figures now. :)

Can't wait to see what the 6th mystery figure is.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:18 AM

Alien ReAction figures and all the other cool properties they have said they have rights to: Goonies, Aliens, Firefly...

So much action figure goodness.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

I didn't know about the other property rights except for Aliens. I just hope the Aliens figures are in the style of the upcoming Alien figures.

Hoping to see: Ripley, Hicks, Hudson, Bishop, Vasquez, and a variation of the Alien. Newt would be a nice bonus figure.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

I agree with you on maintaining the style, although I hope they get a little closer to the actor's likenesses than the already sculpted Aliens figures. More like 1983 Kenner Star Wars figures than 1978 Star Wars figures. Of course, if they could approximate what hasbro are doing with Saga Legends I'd be cool with that too, since I'm not picking up the Alien series an improvement on sculpt wouldn't contrast with them so much for me.

I was really tempted by the Alien series, but knowing now that I've missed out on the sixth figure, I can't bring myself to get an incomplete set. I'm not a completist per se, but seeing as Aliens is my preferred film in the franchise, and it will be the first run of the ReAction figures, I feel like I will have missed out. I'm happy just to get characters from my favourite films. I hope that in addition to your list we also get Drake and Apone. I'd like all the marines, but I feel like that's unlikely.

I'm curious to see how many characters they do from each franchise. Will it be six accross the board? Be a bit tough with something like Bill & Ted (I didn't mention that property) when there were only two main characters, although... Rufus and all the historical characters would be awesome. They have also announced Back to the Future. It's a seriously awesome concept! ... just when I was looking at bowing out of collecting action figures. gonna have to get rid of a bunch of old stuff to make way room for them. Good thing they are only 3.75". :D

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

View Postmegachickmagnet, on 06 October 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

I didn't know about the other property rights except for Aliens. I just hope the Aliens figures are in the style of the upcoming Alien figures.

Hoping to see: Ripley, Hicks, Hudson, Bishop, Vasquez, and a variation of the Alien. Newt would be a nice bonus figure.


I wouldn't mind seeing the marines from Aliens in the vintage format. I remember the Aliens line Kenner had back in 1992. Neat concept but they really screwed up on the vehicles. Though they did do a power loader.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:29 PM

The thing that appeals to me most about the Alien figures, is that they were actual figure concepts from Kenner but were abandoned. They also blend in perfectly with the original Star Wars figures. I would love for these to do well enough for them to make a few vehicles. Perhaps the Narcissus, although it wouldn't be in the correct scale... A drop ship and a more accurate representation of the power loader. I agree that the ALIENS figures should be more detailed just as the later Kenner Star Wars figures were. But not too detailed. :)

An Alien 3 wave would be cool, but I would draw the line at Alien Resurrection. Imagine a Bishop with removable limbs just like C3PO and the carry bag.

I can kick myself because about 15 years ago my Mom found the Kenner 18" Alien figure loose at a garage sale and snagged it for me. At the time I had no interest in it and told her to sell it on ebay. :(

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

Getting very impatient for these to ship. :(

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

Advertised to arrive in October... Half way through November and still no word on these? WOW! Can't say I'm surprised, seems all toy companies just suck.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:56 PM

December and still no Alien Reaction figures... LOL! UFB.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:31 PM

My SDCC preorder came in today! Here's a few pics, don't look if you do not want to know what the secret figure is.












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Secret Preorder figure is: transulcent smoke colored Alien

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:53 PM

Still waiting for mine... So the 6th figure is a clear alien??? what a disappointment. I was hoping for variant of Ripley or Dallas in space suit.

Did you get a shipping notification or did they just arrive unexpectedly? ...and did you get 6 stands for the figures?

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:19 PM

View Postmegachickmagnet, on 20 December 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

Still waiting for mine... So the 6th figure is a clear alien??? what a disappointment. I was hoping for variant of Ripley or Dallas in space suit.

Did you get a shipping notification or did they just arrive unexpectedly? ...and did you get 6 stands for the figures?



A different version of the Alien was expected. I'm sure they didn't have time to make a new figure sculpt or even a new head sculpt for the space suit. The clear Alien figure is a nice piece to add to the set. I didn't get any shipping email, but I did call Super7 this morning, and the very nice gentleman informed me that they all shipped out as of the 18th. He gave me my tracking over the phone and said they were being delivered today, they were waiting for me when I got home from work. No stands, it was was never said that they would come with stands. I picked up some stands at ComicCon when I preordered.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:12 PM

I don't think any extra tooling would be required to produce alternate characters in their space suits. It would just be a matter of mixing parts to create variants, I ask about the stands because I know of another person who received their SDCC figures as well, and they through in 6 stands.

I guess a translucent alien isn't too bad... but I was expecting something other than a simple chase variant.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

I was on the fence with the Alien wave, in no small part because I didn't pre-order and the completist in me didn't want to miss out on the sixth figure. Knowing it's just a chase variant though, I'm still tempted to pick up the other 5.

Even though Alien is a great film, I'm far more looing forward to the waves announced last year. I really hope we have some reveals at Toy Fair in February.

I'm also hoping they go with slightly more modern, detailed sculpts (kind of like the Star Wars Saga Legends figures so far) for subsequent waves. The Alien line is cool since they were produced from old prototypes, but I'd like a little something more for my Aliens, Goonies, Bill and Ted's and Firefly figures. (Can't believe all those licences are in the same sentence! :D )

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

I'm not to pleased with the way Ripley's face came out... she looks like a man. :( I was counting on a more feminine, Princess Leia style paint job. Also the flesh tones on all the figures aren't very good, but not too bothered by it since the vintage Kenner SW figures have the same color issues.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:16 PM

I'm under the impression that it's really tough to get likeness rights for Sigourney Weaver. Consequently I expect any Ripley figures to look nothing like her. I'm curious to see what NECA are going to do. I'd just as soon have no Ripley (if Weaver is going to be difficult with likeness rights)to be honest. Load me up with marines and aliens.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:10 AM

I've just learnt that Funko are rumoured to be producing Firefly and Game of Thrones 6" figures, similar in style to hasbro's Star Wars The Black Series. Here's hoping that means that the GoT licence will extend to the ReAction figures. I would totally get behind that too. (I just don't have enough display room to collect 6" figures.)

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:59 PM

I don't expect them to resemble the likeness of the actors, but I do expect the female figures to look female.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:31 AM

Fair point. Although, the criticism is being levelled at a 30+ year old sculpt. I really hope the sculpts for the new properties are a bit more modern. Because you are right, dog-faced Leia back in '95 was enough.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

I think the paint app is the issue. If the eyes and eyebrows were positioned better, it would make all the difference. Unfortunately crooked masking is an issue all too common with many figures.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:02 AM

So what are everyone's thoughts on the reveals over at Entertainment Earth?

I'm not quite feeling it yet. Of course they haven't revealed the licenses I'm keen on yet. But the human characters from Terminator don't bode well for the colonial marines I'm hoping to see from Aliens. Nor am I really keen on that predator. A little too retro for what I was hoping.

Look forward to seeing the Game of Thrones Legacy reveals though. Next week I guess.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:49 PM

I know Funkco has a Kenner style 3 3/4 inch Six Million Dollar man line coming out too.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:58 AM

I think that's a different company... Zica?

The more I look at them, the less excited I am by these reveals. I was really hoping for something more akin to hasbro's Saga Legends and Mission Series figures from Star Wars. They evoke the era of classic Kenner in terms of points of articulation and the stance of the figures, but incorporate more modern sculpts, likeness and detailing.

Funko's reveals are reminiscent of too early on in the Kenner era for my tastes. I still love my Kenner Return of the Jedi figures (and think that some of those still hold up today (the ewoks are a great example)), but only love the original 12 out of nostalgia. It's too hard for me to go back to that with new properties.

I hope these figures find their audience though.

That said I am likely to pick up the Aliens, Goonies and Firefly releases, just because I so love those properties... or maybe I'll be further disappointed. I guess we'll wait and see.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:51 AM

I gotta get my lazy butt to save some money to buy these.

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