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NECA Aliens Series 8 Unveiled

NECA Aliens Series 8 has been unveiled on NECA’s website. The 8th series is themed around Alien 3 and as such features 2 varients of the Dog Alien and 2 very firsts for NECA:

“Series 8 focuses on 1992’s Alien 3, and includes Weyland Yutani Commando, Dog Alien, and the first Ripley figure from this movie to feature the likeness of Sigourney Weaver. Ripley in Prisoner Uniform comes with removable jacket, 2 sets of arms, and flashlight & torch accessories. Weyland Yutani Commando comes with removable goggles, custom pulse rifle, and knife that fits in a boot sheath. The Dog Alien comes in brown and gray variants, with over 30 points of articulation and bendable tail.

Each highly articulated figure stands approximately 7” tall (Dog Alien is over 9” tall).”

NECA Aliens Series 8 has been unveiled on NECA's website. NECA Aliens Series 8 Unveiled

NECA Aliens Series 8 has been unveiled on NECA’s website.

NECA Aliens Series 8 is due for release in June 2016. Alongside the Alien 3 themed series, NECA will also be releasing a “creature pack” that includes the Queen face-hugger previously teased on Twitter, a large scale Queen chestburster and face-hugger in statis tube.

In addition to Series 8, NECA also announced their next 1/4 scale figure to go alongside their recently released Alien (if you haven’t already, check out our review of the 1/4 scale Alien). This time around we have a 1/4 Aliens Warrior!

“Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens with a new 1/4 scale figure from the thrilling 1986 follow-up to the legendary horror film. This is the first appearance of the 1986 Warrior in our 1/4 scale line!

The menacing Warrior stands over 22” tall, and has a hinged jaw that opens, revealing an inner mouth that extends for realistic movie action. It has almost 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints and a bendable tail, and is movie-accurate, down to the bluish tint that actually came from the lighting used in the film to heighten the cold, alien nature of these creatures.”

Aliens – 1/4 Scale Action Figure – 1986 Warrior  NECA Aliens Series 8 Unveiled

Aliens – 1/4 Scale Action Figure – 1986 Warrior

NECA are currently in attendance at Toy Fair 2016 where they are showing off the figures above. They’re also showing off the upcoming Predator series 16 (a Kenner inspired wave) although they have not officially announced them yet. ToyArk are currently at the event and have posted up a lovely gallery of NECA’s display (as well as their Cinemachines display which is heavily Alien and Aliens themed). Be sure to check them out!



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  1. BlackOmegaPsi
    So, finally got my Isolation xeno from BBTS, and this is the first NECA fig that I got with quality issues.

    Firstly, and foremostly,  the bendy wire tore through the rubber at the tails tip, and tho I've managed to sorta tuck it back in, it's still a bummer. Then, there's an unpainted (white-ish) gap near the back of the dome, and there's some real splotchy highlight paint.

    But the most weird part to me, is the finish to the paint - it's considerably less glossy than all my other xenomorph figures, especially around the tail. So I have a question for you guys who own the figure - is that a creative decision based on the character, and you have the same more matte look, or it's just the dude who painted my fig just skimped out on the laquer?
  2. JungleHunter87
    I can't blame Big Chap for hitting that... just wish he hadn't done so to the point of DEATH.

    Well that sounds rapey  :-X

    It is interesting that NECA Lambert has hair, because she would be wearing a cap in her space suit like Dallas and Kane.

    Well, the way he did it. It was.

    I was just saying Veronica Cartwright was hot and I could see the attraction the Alien might have had for her. If that all still sounds rapey. Then...Well I'll just stop talking. :-[

    That is an interesting thing you brought up. She should have her little cap on like Kane and Dallas. Wonder if they thought people wouldn't notice it was Lambert in the suit? Doubtful, but that's the only thing I can think of. Well, besides ' we aren't gonna be making her in her Nostromo crew outfit. So here is a compromise ' ?
  3. JungleHunter87
    Perhaps they'll do a jumpsuit version if the spacesuited version sells well enough. I know they tend to find the human figures don't do as well.

    Really? That doesn't surprise me for certain characters. But, how well did Hicks, Hudson, and Ripley sell from the ALIENS line? I can't imagine those didn't fair so well. I can understand Bishop or Kane and Dallas. Just because they usually aren't the most popular characters for average audience members who might be inclined to pick up a NECA figure.


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    Yeah,she looked really hot in cowboy boots.The Alien must have thought so too.

    I'd like to see all seven in their everyday clothes,they'd look good lined up on display in order of rank.



    Also I agree, cowboy boots Lambert was hot. I can't blame Big Chap for hitting that... just wish he hadn't done so to the point of DEATH. I'd also love a Brett and Parker. That'd be sweet, but highly unlikely. :'(
  4. Elmazalman
    No terrorface?

    wot ...no cowboy boots, either?

    Lambert's head stuck on a Kane or Dallas body sculpt,most of the hard work done already,just needs a coat of blue for her suit.

    Same deal as the recent 3x Nostromo crew ReAction  boxed set.

    such disappoint.   :(

    *shrugs*.  Oh well. At least we do get a Lambert figure.  That's still cool; but no cowboy boots = gah.

    -Windebieste.
    Yeah,she looked really hot in cowboy boots.The Alien must have thought so too.

    I'd like to see all seven in their everyday clothes,they'd look good lined up on display in order of rank.
  5. PRJ_since1990
    No terrorface?

    wot ...no cowboy boots, either?

    Lambert's head stuck on a Kane or Dallas body sculpt,most of the hard work done already,just needs a coat of blue for her suit.

    Same deal as the recent 3x Nostromo crew ReAction  boxed set.

    such disappoint.   :(

    *shrugs*.  Oh well. At least we do get a Lambert figure.  That's still cool; but no cowboy boots = gah.

    -Windebieste.
    That's how I see it too. Grateful we are getting her. Disappointed in the reused tooling without the bonus of a jumpsuit version.
  6. windebieste
    No terrorface?

    wot ...no cowboy boots, either?

    Lambert's head stuck on a Kane or Dallas body sculpt,most of the hard work done already,just needs a coat of blue for her suit.

    Same deal as the recent 3x Nostromo crew ReAction  boxed set.

    such disappoint.   :(

    *shrugs*.  Oh well. At least we do get a Lambert figure.  That's still cool; but no cowboy boots = gah.

    -Windebieste.
  7. FiorinaFury161
    The Molten Runner is proof that NECA needs to get off their arse and start producing dioramas. Imagine that Runner climbing up the wall with (the upcoming) Ripley hanging off the sprinklers and the (also upcoming) WY commandos watching from above. Speaking of, have they (NECA) ever mention creating a "post 85 attack" Bishop II?
  8. HuDaFuK
    It's a shame it's just a repaint. If you look at the puppet they used in the film, it's actually misshapen with this awesome surface texture of the molten lead starting to harden on its body.
  9. lightsyder
    So anybody know any good canadian sites for ordering neca figures from?

    I was looking at the Alien visual guide poster and noticed Big Chap and the brown and blue warriors all have second versions.  What wave were those in?  Or were they store exclusives?
    The first ones on the guide are the original releases, not included in the Alien Series. The latter ones are part of the official series, starting with series 1 w/ Hicks, Hudson and Brown Warrior. These latter versions are the desirable ones, as they have much better quality than the predecessors.

    Really?  What was in the waves prior to the aliens series called?  What was in them?
  10. PRJ_since1990
    So anybody know any good canadian sites for ordering neca figures from?

    I was looking at the Alien visual guide poster and noticed Big Chap and the brown and blue warriors all have second versions.  What wave were those in?  Or were they store exclusives?
    The first ones on the guide are the original releases, not included in the Alien Series. The latter ones are part of the official series, starting with series 1 w/ Hicks, Hudson and Brown Warrior. These latter versions are the desirable ones, as they have much better quality than the predecessors.
  11. lightsyder
    So anybody know any good canadian sites for ordering neca figures from?

    Bigbadtoystore.com is pretty good.  Nice pre-order and pile of loot options.

    Sorry....just realized you were looking for a Canadian site...

    I was looking at the Alien visual guide poster and noticed Big Chap and the brown and blue warriors all have second versions.  What wave were those in?  Or were they store exclusives?
  12. PRJ_since1990
    Heads up, the Warrior Alien from the AVP series (not Grid) is awesome.  I know how they appeared in the movie was so-so at best but what NECA has done w/ the figure representation is outstanding.  The QC on these are great, the teeth are painted very well, the joints are all smooth, and the clear dome that Grid does NOT have is awesome.  Grid has slight blue highlight a kin to the ALIENS Warrior and the AVP Warrior is slight silver and very minute brown hightlights on a glossy black base.  The chin is almost as intense as the Dog alien. 

    Anyway, just a heads up, if you're on the fence about the AVP Warrior, I highly recommend!
    Good to know. I figured Grid would be the star but interesting to see the normal warrior is actually more impressive! Do you have any pictures you've taken? Would love to see some shots!
  13. slaysaliens
    Heads up, the Warrior Alien from the AVP series (not Grid) is awesome.  I know how they appeared in the movie was so-so at best but what NECA has done w/ the figure representation is outstanding.  The QC on these are great, the teeth are painted very well, the joints are all smooth, and the clear dome that Grid does NOT have is awesome.  Grid has slight blue highlight a kin to the ALIENS Warrior and the AVP Warrior is slight silver and very minute brown hightlights on a glossy black base.  The chin is almost as intense as the Dog alien. 

    Anyway, just a heads up, if you're on the fence about the AVP Warrior, I highly recommend! 
  14. Vark_
    The figure still looks badly scaled to how it appears in the movie if these figures are all meant to be the same size relative to each other
    My point exactly, that's why I called this "Queen burster" the Queen pup. I mean, look at this size... how come Ripley's chest could even host it without inflating drastically ? Impossible.
    The Queen burster has -in the movie- the same size as a regular chestburster, except for the "crown" on the top of its head, and the little legs (like Sideshow and Palisades queen burster, and the Halcyon model seen walking). Here, we have a grown burster, walking on its already strong feet. No way it just came out Ripley-'s chest, even if it was not on scale. Look at the Bambi for comparison, it's a slender and frail-looking creature.

    IMO this is an experiment, not a genuine Alien franchise figure. Cool stuff nevertheless, but pure speculation since we never saw the Queen appear at this stage of her growth.
  15. windebieste
    It's a good purchase, but yes, the stand is too short and known to be fragile.  I've heard a few complaints of the C-hook snapping off from the top of the stand.  These are the same problems the stand has with the Dog Alien as well. Short and fragile.

    Hopefully these issues will be corrected with the next iterations of the Dog Alien.  It's great to see NECA re-releasing it.  NECA's Dog Alien is cool but Stompy is special.

    -Windebieste.
  16. newbeing
    After many years of avoiding buying Neca figures and most Alien merchandise in general, I finally broke down and bought the Alien: Isolation Amanda and Xenomorph figures. I have to say, Neca did very well on these figures in regards to the sculpts, articulation and durability. My only big gripe is with the stand that comes with the Xenomorph. The stand is a little too short, which forces me to place the alien in a weird semi-crouched pose. I tried using the tail for balance, but that was a bit too unstable and the legs are also a bit too loose to hold the weight of the upper half. Might consider buying a longer stand so it can stand to its full and impressive height.

    edit: nvm I figured out a good standing pose :D
  17. windebieste
    hah... So it does have legs. 

    The figure still looks badly scaled to how it appears in the movie if these figures are all meant to be the same size relative to each other.  Besides, Bambi B is relevant to all versions of the movie and it's presence is well documented visually either originating from a dog or ox... it's the same young Alien.  Ox works especially well at that scale.  On that basis alone, I believe its a more desirable choice.

    As for that song?  Oh, Brian will get it.  Where is Brian?  Hey, Brian!  where are ya, Mate?

    Oh well...  Elmazalman will geddit.  SiL will, too. Wherever he is these days...

    -Windebieste.
  18. PRJ_since1990
    Oh, wow... the NECA creature pack looks kinda nuts.

    http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/02/Alien-Creature-Pack-Preview.jpg

    That Queen looks great... but I feel it's more of a juvenile stage rather than a freshly emerged sample. Nice nonetheless.  Needs this soundtrack to accompany it, though.



    -Windebieste.
    Me thinks that Youtube song is from something you're more familiar with? Lol I actually played it but while watching the video further down the page on the test shots of the Queen puppet animation. Give it a try for a laugh :)
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