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Lanard Toys Alien Collection Figures Revealed

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Lanard Toys who is known for making kid 3 3/4" based military figures as well as product for movies such as Kong, Rampage and Jumangi now appear to be branching out into the world of Aliens.

While details are sparse at this time, shown below are two 2-packs listed as the Alien Collection Xenomorph Swarm Colonial Marines Vs. Aliens series. The sets include one Alien Xenomorph vs one Colonial Marine. One of the marines has some type of mini-bike and the other some type of exo-suit. The set with the Exo-Suit Marine also includes an Alien Egg with bursting out alien. These are not highly detailed action figures and appear to be done in keeping with the classic Kenner Aliens line with brightly colored figures to appeal to younger crowds. Never-the-Less I imagine there will be plenty of collectors and fans of the Aliens franchise who will want to check these out.

While no specific details on when or where these are being released are available at this time, most Lanard stuff generally shows up at Walmart stores first, so if I was a betting man, that is where I would start keeping an eye for these at.
 

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Interesting, I didn't saw it comming, those colorful xenomorphs remind me of those from the arcade and snes games. It sucks that those will be only available at Walmart just like any other Lanard stuff.

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Following our news yesterday about Lanard Toys launching a new toyline based on the Aliens franchise, we now have a look at their upcoming 12" Alien Queen figure. This one has a button to push for the inner mouth to pop out.

Obviously with the bright colors and basic designs and the fact the primary place to find these will be Walmart, the intend audience is kids, however the actual audience buying these will be adult action figure collectors, which honestly I don't see being large enough to support something like this but I guess time will tell. Will NECA have to worry about Lanard Toys stealing away sales from their own Alien products????

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Not just that they're exclusive to Walmart, but Walmart US only.  Walmart Canada doesn't carry Lanard toys.  Kong Skull Island cost me plenty getting them through second sources & imported into Canada.

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That Queen looks neat, I wish Lanard could expand its availability beyond Walmart or Walmart U.S. IMHO Neca don't have to worry about this, I guess not.

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This honestly is a really odd license for a company like Lanard to take on, especially if its exclusive to Walmart. Its obviously being designed for kids but there is no movie pushing it and the content is generally not geared towards kids. I don't see many kids buying these, and while I don't doubt their will be some adults who really dig these that are Alien fans, in the overall scheme of things I don't see that being a huge number.

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This is a strange license to get with no supporting movie coming out. These will be a lot cheaper than the Hiya Toys 3 3/4" figures though, even if it comes with a lack of articulation compared to them. 

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10 minutes ago, SolemStrike said:

This is a strange license to get with no supporting movie coming out. These will be a lot cheaper than the Hiya Toys 3 3/4" figures though, even if it comes with a lack of articulation compared to them. 

The thing is the Hiya Toys stuff along with NECA stuff is made for collectors. Again I dont doubt there will be collectors who bye these but I doubt they are the primary target which just is odd, at least to me.  

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I admit, I've always had a sneaking admiration of the Lanard stuff. Count me in.

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Honestly, I do not see what is so difficult to understand, they were interested in the aliens license, because it is a well-known license and has an extensive fanbase and they thought they could develop a product with it that could interest children andvmaybe adults as well. Indeed, it will be very interesting to know the demand that all this stuff will have in both markets, but you know nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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I honestly was not expecting this, i mean it oddly worked for the 80s/90s to sell toys based on r-rated movies and such, especially how Kenner did so with the Alien license alongside Predator, maybe it might work again? but we'll see what happens.

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Wrap your heads around this. At a time when Hasbro won't even acknowledge G.I. Joe, Lanard is giving us Joe-scale Xenomorphs AND Space-Marines. Oh yeah, they're still selling that Rock figure. Rock vs. Aliens in the greatest toy scale ever.

At the very least, that warrants a heart-felt proclamation of "Cool."

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Not a fan of the bright color scheme, but the cartoonish sculpts and designs are strangely appealing. I think Lanard should’ve followed Kenner’s use of colors. Their Aliens had a variety of vibrant colors but still matched up with the classic shiny black ones.

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On 11/22/2019 at 9:43 AM, JayC said:

Following our news yesterday about Lanard Toys launching a new toyline based on the Aliens franchise, we now have a look at their upcoming 12" Alien Queen figure. This one has a button to push for the inner mouth to pop out.

Obviously with the bright colors and basic designs and the fact the primary place to find these will be Walmart, the intend audience is kids, however the actual audience buying these will be adult action figure collectors, which honestly I don't see being large enough to support something like this but I guess time will tell. Will NECA have to worry about Lanard Toys stealing away sales from their own Alien products????

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I think this line is a complement instead of a competition to NECA...

Like Super 7 Thundercats and Funko toy versions...

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All this leads me to wonder if Lanard has the Aliens license then in the future will they also get the Predator license?

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On 11/27/2019 at 12:29 PM, Neovorticism2 said:

All this leads me to wonder if Lanard has the Aliens license then in the future will they also get the Predator license?

I sure hope so...I was just thinking that some Predator figure done by Lanard would be fantastic...

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18 hours ago, Devilbat said:

I sure hope so...I was just thinking that some Predator figure done by Lanard would be fantastic...

And likely more durable and with more resistant joints than those of neca.

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