Figures.com has posted a first look at NECA’s upcoming Aliens Series 5, showing off the latest incarnation of the Ripley figures, her Aliens varient:
“This Summer NECA continues their popular 7-inch scale Aliens action figure line with the release of Series 5. To be solicitated later this Spring (around the time Series 4 releases, roughly late March/early April), Series 5 will debut with:
- Ellen Ripley – As seen in Aliens w Flamethrower/Pulse Rifle combo
- Bishop (Torn in Half) – Packed with an Open Egg and Facehugger w/ Bendable Tail
- Genocide Warrior (Red)
- Genocide Warrior (Black)
Pictured is a first look at the headliner figure of this Aliens-focused wave: Ellen Ripley. The prototype head sculpt shows off Ripley sporting her short, curly hair style as seen in the movie. The full figure will recreate her look from the climatic ending of the film (pictured below) as Ripley hunts down the Xenomorph Queen in her hive. The ’86 Ripley figure will come complete with her iconic M240 Flamethrower / M41A Pulse Rifle combo weapon.”
The article also talks about the various other figures soon to make their way into the hands of collectors courtesy of NECA. The Power-Loader that NECA keep teasing us with will evidently “release this Summer as well to coincide with Series 5’s release“.
And even more exciting for myself is the news that NECA will be following in the footsteps of their Predator line and releasing figures inspired by the old Kenner series: “Randy Falk stated that “We are also working on our Kenner-inspired designs for (Aliens) Series 8 or 9 that you will see sometime in 2016.”
Be sure to head on over to Figures.com to check out their article in its entirety.