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NECA Reveals Aliens Series 10 – Kenner Tribute

The 2016 San Diego Comic-Con is well under way this weekend and NECA have revealed their lineup for Aliens Series 10, coming to shops around November 2016.

Previously, NECA released the one-off Ripley Kenner Tribute figure back on Alien Day but Series 10 is entirely dedicated to the Aliens Kenner figures of the 90’s.┬áThe set features brand new versions of the Queen Facehugger, Gorilla Alien and Mantis Alien, each with new detail and articulation. You will also get a copy of the original mini-comic that came with the figures too.

Mantis Alien NECA Reveals Aliens Series 10 - Kenner Tribute

Mantis Alien

You can check out NECA’s colourful Kenner display below (thanks to Toyark for the picture). You can see the new Kenner-style figures in there as well as three new coloured figures. The figures from Aliens Series 9 are on the top too featuring Vasquez, Frost and the Concept Warrior Alien.

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NECA’s Kenner Display – SDCC 2016



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  1. Prez

    I'd love to get the Ripley figure from Aliens but that is so hard to find and on ebay it's going for some high prices. Might have to settle for the Alien Ripley figure.

    You might be in luck. BBTS just put a Ripley and Newt two pack up for preorder. Be a good chance to get both. I already have that Ripley and if that's the only way to get Newt now it pretty much killed my interest in her, didn't really want her to begin with.

    I saw that last night on my news feed and nearly had a heart attack of pure elation :-)
  2. skull-splitter
    Detolf from Ikea is a good display for reasonable price.
    Recieved my A3 bald Ripley, the likeness is allright and the gear she's wearing is really well done, but when I wanted to display her without the jacket I realized I couldn't : mine had 2 left naked arms... Quality control again, NECA  :-\.

    Detolf from Ikea is a good display for reasonable price.
    Agreed, and some plexiglass stands (see below) to pile them more efficientely on each level.
    http://www.tapplastics.com/uploads/products/Acrylic_Risers-l.jpg
    Got two detolfs in the house, its the lack of solid floor (all wood and wonky) that I'm worried of. So I need to fixate the figures and I need some advice in stands to peg them on :)
  3. T Dog
    I got my Alien 3 set today in Forbidden planet. I stood there for about 40 minutes feeling like a crazy person trying to find the best paint job on the Ripley faces. Some of them were really bad and looked completely wrong and then I narrowed it down to about 3. I'm very happy with the one I picked in the end, it looks the most like Sigourney but jesus it took me a while to get there (I am a pedantic prick though).

    I wasn't actually gonna get the A3 Ripley but after seeing it in person I just had to. The commando looks great too.

    Went for the grey Dog Alien because I already have a bootleg of the Dog in brown (which isn't greatly painted). I love the look of the brown as it is the look of the Alien in the movie but I think the grey really brings out the details nicely!
  4. sir_bobos

    I'd love to get the Ripley figure from Aliens but that is so hard to find and on ebay it's going for some high prices. Might have to settle for the Alien Ripley figure.

    You might be in luck. BBTS just put a Ripley and Newt two pack up for preorder. Be a good chance to get both. I already have that Ripley and if that's the only way to get Newt now it pretty much killed my interest in her, didn't really want her to begin with.
  5. Vark_
    Recieved my A3 bald Ripley, the likeness is allright and the gear she's wearing is really well done, but when I wanted to display her without the jacket I realized I couldn't : mine had 2 left naked arms... Quality control again, NECA  :-\.

    Detolf from Ikea is a good display for reasonable price.
    Agreed, and some plexiglass stands (see below) to pile them more efficientely on each level.
    http://www.tapplastics.com/uploads/products/Acrylic_Risers-l.jpg
  6. g2vd
    I do wish I had been able to grab the Blue Warrior figure before it went too far up in price, as I just love the look of the thing absolutely spot on to the suit.
  7. HuDaFuK
    I think I saw Alien 3 while I was still in single figures, and I don't remember it affecting me. The Newborn freaked me out a bit the first time I saw that (still at primary school, I think).
  8. windebieste
    Introduced him to my 6 year old daughter the other day - she was initially put off by how ugly he was

    Nothing wrong with that.  Apparently.

    The first 1979 Kenner figure was recommended for AGES 5 AND UP.  Later, Kenner's 1990's range of action figures the age recommendation was actually lowered.  The card backing the package displays AGES 4 AND UP.

    Which makes your daughter just the right age to be playing with Alien toys.  Perfect, I say.   

    -Windebieste.
  9. Prez
    I have an old Neca Xeno Aliens warrior from 2007 on my shelf. Poor guy is falling apart as he was left in the sun on display in the shop I got him from.

    Nothing a bit of hidden blutac can't fix.

    Introduced him to my 6 year old daughter the other day - she was initially put off by how ugly he was but I gave him a name and said he's a friendly alien.

    Parenting 101.

    Also got Grid & one of the young Predators from AvP (series 1) too.

    I'd love to get the Ripley figure from Aliens but that is so hard to find and on ebay it's going for some high prices. Might have to settle for the Alien Ripley figure.
  10. Kailem
    While it's not completely up to date (it's missing the latest wave of Alien 3 figures), here's all the figures they've released so far (bar those three):

    http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/12/Aliens-Visual-Guide-by-NECA.jpg

    The oldest figures are at the top, going down to the newer ones at the bottom, so some of them you might not be able to find too easily anymore, or for less than ridiculously high prices.

    The recent concept xeno (bottom right) has been very popular, but I guess it really just comes down to which one(s) you like the look of most and if you can find them anymore, depending on when they came out.
  11. Corporal Hicks
    It should. The Forbidden Planet website currently has it penciled in for October.

    It still irks me a bit that they're calling it "Thermal Vision" Warrior Alien though. The whole reason it's green is that it doesn't show up on thermal vision and requires a different mode to see it. :P But it looks very cool, and it's doubly good that it glows in the dark, so I'm sure I'll get over it. ;)
    Guess they should have called it "Predator Vision"

    Yeah, I suggested that when it was first announced but it doesn't have the same ring to it lol
  12. PRJ_since1990
    It should. The Forbidden Planet website currently has it penciled in for October.

    It still irks me a bit that they're calling it "Thermal Vision" Warrior Alien though. The whole reason it's green is that it doesn't show up on thermal vision and requires a different mode to see it. :P But it looks very cool, and it's doubly good that it glows in the dark, so I'm sure I'll get over it. ;)
    Guess they should have called it "Predator Vision"
  13. Kailem
    It should. The Forbidden Planet website currently has it penciled in for October.

    It still irks me a bit that they're calling it "Thermal Vision" Warrior Alien though. The whole reason it's green is that it doesn't show up on thermal vision and requires a different mode to see it. :P But it looks very cool, and it's doubly good that it glows in the dark, so I'm sure I'll get over it. ;)
  14. Deathbearer
    NECA Kenner Alien vs Predator pack came in today. Some minor paint damage on the Predator, looks like some of it smeared on the inside of the blister pack. Not the first NECA figure I've bought where that happened, my Friday the 13th Part 6 figure had the same paint smear only a little bit worse. Alien also seems to be stretching part of the box forward a bit.

    Those are very minor issues though, the figures look great. Overall I'm very happy with them.
  15. windebieste
    You mean the Alien that comes in NECA's 2015 dual tribute to Kenner's 1994 'AvP' 2 pack?

    Yeah.  I don't have that one.  Maybe I should pick up the NECA homage item sometime.  Maybe.  The Alien does have a nice black carapace in that set. 

    I do have each of the original '94 Alien and Predator figures loose, no package.  They're OK for their day and at least these items didn't thematically follow the ludicrous zany Alien designs Kenner were producing at the time.  They were more screen accurate, for the era.

    -Windebieste.
  16. Nostromo
    Sure, I figured he meant that.  I also figured he meant the quarter scale 2008 and 2015 NECA Aliens.  I'm uncertain what he means by "a Kenner warrior Alien".  That could mean the original 79er or maybe NECA's recent warrior Alien.  I'm guessing he means something in the 18-22 inch range, though.  1984 Tsukuda Jumbo figure, anyone..?  lol.

    I do have the 2008 and 2015 18" NECA items.  They are both in packing boxes right now due to renovations.  I also have the original Kenner Alien.  I've always got one of those on hand.  I do not have the recent 18" NECA figure based the 'ALIENS' warriors just yet.  Budget restraints at the moment due to the aforementioned renovations preclude such niceties right now.

    -Windebieste.

    Wrong. Look at this picture. Kenner Alien is the one in the bottom left corner and the 2' 79 Aliens are in the top left corner.

    http://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/AliensVisualChecklist2015-590w-72dpi.jpg



    I think what he's meaning is which of those figures looks the closest to the xeno in the first movie? Just guessing.

    Exactly.
  17. windebieste
    Sure, I figured he meant that.  I also figured he meant the quarter scale 2008 and 2015 NECA Aliens.  I'm uncertain what he means by "a Kenner warrior Alien".  That could mean the original 79er or maybe NECA's recent warrior Alien.  I'm guessing he means something in the 18-22 inch range, though.  1984 Tsukuda Jumbo figure, anyone..?  lol.

    I do have the 2008 and 2015 18" NECA items.  They are both in packing boxes right now due to renovations.  I also have the original Kenner Alien.  I've always got one of those on hand.  I do not have the recent 18" NECA figure based the 'ALIENS' warriors just yet.  Budget restraints at the moment due to the aforementioned renovations preclude such niceties right now.

    -Windebieste.
  18. windebieste
    Can someone put side by side a '79 Big Chap Alien, a '79 Big Chap v.2 Alien & a Kenner warrior Alien and take a picture for fun and to compare which looks most like the original? Maybe throw in an Alien from Isolation or another similar looking smoothe top Alien.

    Not exactly sure what you want.

    The ice blue Alien is just amaze. They sure as heck better make it (for mass production)! :P

    Yeah.  That one does look awesome!  Would part with cash for that. 

    -Windebieste.
  19. Kailem
    I had a look back and didn't see anything mentioned, but there were also a few "easter eggs" in the NECA display, namely green and blue facehuggers, and green and pink chestbursters.

    http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/07/SDCC-2016-NECA-Aliens-Friday-051.jpg

    http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/13712098_611022869075687_1829110498_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTMwMDMzMDQ3NTUyOTYwMzY2OA%3D%3D.2

    http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/07/SDCC-2016-NECA-Aliens-Friday-002.jpg

    http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/07/SDCC-2016-NECA-Aliens-Friday-028.jpg

    http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/07/SDCC-2016-NECA-Aliens-Friday-046.jpg

    The pink chestburster and green facehugger look to be from the same Konami Aliens arcade game as the pink Alien, but are the others from that as well? If not I'd imagine the blue facehugger will likely be included with the Gorilla and the green chestburster with the Mantis.
  20. Nostromo
    Can someone put side by side a '79 Big Chap Alien, a '79 Big Chap v.2 Alien & a Kenner warrior Alien and take a picture for fun and to compare which looks most like the original? Maybe throw in an Alien from Isolation or another similar looking smoothe top Alien.
  21. Kailem
    Are inner jaws supposed to be really, really hard to get out? Cos I've got two with stiff tongues. In a way it's good as it stops them sliding around, but needing tweezers to pull them out with force is a bit much.

    I got the concept xeno recently and the inner jaws on mine slide in and out when I turn the box from side to side. It's kinda made me afraid to even open it after some of the horror stories I've heard here and elsewhere about parts falling off and breaking etc. I don't have enough space to properly display any of my figures right now anyway, but if one day I do I hope I don't end up removing it from its packaging and having the inner jaws just fall right out of its mouth.

    Going back a bit (since I wasn't registered here yet when SDCC was going on ;) ), I love the look of the Mantis Alien especially. They really knocked it out of the part with that one. The Gorilla looks pretty awesome as well, though I feel like the torso possibly should have been a little wider to really double down on that "gorilla" look (and bring it a little closer to the original Kenner figure). But it still looks really damn nice, and the removable dome is a nice touch, especially given the "gimmicks" these figures had originally.

    As the Queen Facehugger is based on the one we see in the extended version of 'ALIEN 3' and not some outlandish speculation like much of the rest of Kenner's production run from the early 1990's, it just feels out of place here.  I thought NECA would have more completely embraced updating Kenner's more more outrageous items more fully.  This figure feels out of place, a ring in.  It feels like it belongs in a 'Creature Pack' similar to what they released recently rather than this series.

    I gotta admit, the Q. Hugger lacks the unrestrained wild appeal of the earlier 2 items they announced as part of series 10.

    Agreed. The Queen Facehugger is the only one of the three I ever actually owned back in the day (I always wanted a Gorilla figure too), so I'll definitely have to pick that up as well, but I do kinda wish it was perhaps a little bit bigger though. Like you said, it sort of seems like they wanted to go with a bit of a middle-ground between being "realistic" or "canon" and the outright craziness of the Kenner original, since it looks a little bit smaller in the figure comparison picture than I remember the original Queen Facehugger being (and given the Alien 3 webbing around the legs/fingers). I had the Kenner Drake figure and I remember the Queen could pretty much wrap completely around him, which doesn't look like it's going to be the case here.

    But either way, it's still looks cool. They definitely nailed the colour scheme, that's for sure. I'm really glad they've committed to doing pretty much the entire Kenner line by the sounds of things, because given how good these ones look, I can only imagine how great some of the others might turn out (and it finally gives me a chance to get a lot more than just the Queen Face Hugger, Scorpion and regular Queen figures; in a round about sort of way ;D ).
  22. XenoZipper
    Damn.  That's really unfortunate to have so many issues on the one figure.  I have one figure, the translucent 'prototype' of the Big Chap that has its jaw stuck on one side.  I could never free it up.  I think the wire core is poking through to the surface at the base, too. 

    One of NECA's big problems - and this is true of all 'ALIEN' figures - is the price.  They are at an 'acceptable' level but still feel a little dear for what you get.  What you do get, however is Officially Licenced merchandise with all the design, motifs and logos that that licence brings with it.  These aren't cheap knock offs.  They're the real deal in terms of identity.  You're paying to be able to hold that in your hands.

    I frequently look at NECA's releases as glorified toys and they still sit at the lower end of the price scale.  You can pay significantly more for figures by other companies but you should also expect a ramp up in quality. 

    Overall, I think NECA do a great job of filling a much appreciated mass market at a reasonable price.  It would be ideal if they could address their Quality issues.  A lot of people have reported problems with their figures many, many times.  Right now their reputation is still strong but if these deficiencies in product continue (Or possibly even get worse!), they'll risk no longer being identified by the buying public as the National Entertainment Collectibles Association and be dubbed something like Not Exactly Quality Assured.

    As in,  "God Damn it.  I just paid $60 for this figure and it's leg is stuck.  Trust you, NEQA!"

    -Windebieste.



    I totally agree. I don't have a hate for Neca at all. My brother has a few & those figures are excellent. I guess I just drew the short straw in for getting a good quality one. I do agree the price is acceptable and at the same time sucks when you get a figure like mine. Most Neca figures in my neck of the woods go for between $30-40 a piece sometimes more depending on the store. A comic shop I go to just got in the Red Queen & he wants $180 for it which is crazy. He wants about that much for the 1/4th Warrior too. He won't be getting my money for them haha They're at least 30 bucks cheaper online. I just want 1 good figure but not even sure if I'm going to bother taking another chance having 3 fails in a row.
  23. SiL
    Are inner jaws supposed to be really, really hard to get out? Cos I've got two with stiff tongues. In a way it's good as it stops them sliding around, but needing tweezers to pull them out with force is a bit much.
  24. windebieste
    Damn.  That's really unfortunate to have so many issues on the one figure.  I have one figure, the translucent 'prototype' of the Big Chap that has its jaw stuck on one side.  I could never free it up.  I think the wire core is poking through to the surface at the base, too. 

    One of NECA's big problems - and this is true of all 'ALIEN' figures - is the price.  They are at an 'acceptable' level but still feel a little dear for what you get.  What you do get, however is Officially Licenced merchandise with all the design, motifs and logos that that licence brings with it.  These aren't cheap knock offs.  They're the real deal in terms of identity.  You're paying to be able to hold that in your hands.

    I frequently look at NECA's releases as glorified toys and they still sit at the lower end of the price scale.  You can pay significantly more for figures by other companies but you should also expect a ramp up in quality. 

    Overall, I think NECA do a great job of filling a much appreciated mass market at a reasonable price.  It would be ideal if they could address their Quality issues.  A lot of people have reported problems with their figures many, many times.  Right now their reputation is still strong but if these deficiencies in product continue (Or possibly even get worse!), they'll risk no longer being identified by the buying public as the National Entertainment Collectibles Association and be dubbed something like Not Exactly Quality Assured.

    As in,  "God Damn it.  I just paid $60 for this figure and it's leg is stuck.  Trust you, NEQA!"

    -Windebieste.

  25. JokersWarPig
    The older xeno legs and jaws are pretty shitty unless you get lucky. Most of mine have been ok, but I have a few shitty ones.

    The jaw I've fixed with a dab of gorilla glue, and then rotating it up and down till the glue was dried, giving it resistance and a "hold" into the joint.
  26. XenoZipper
    I'll have to take a picture of the red one later to show how screwed it's mouth & feet is. I don't have any knowledge on how to fix figures.

    Okay so here's the probs with the Red Xeno. In pic 1, the right foot moves up but the left will not budge in the slightest. Can't move it up or down. I can move the ankle part but that's it. Pic 2 is showing that I can move the right arm to where it is & sadly the left arm will not go up any further than what you see in the picture no matter how hard I try to move it. Pic 3 is actually something new I just found while taking these pictures & that's showing the frame or whatever that area is called is just cracked all the way up. & pic #4 is when I try to open the mouth to take out the 2nd jaw. So yea. I feel like I wasted $60 buying that double pack even though the black one is a much better mold, it has it's super weak knee problems making it hard to pose. Like I said, don't hate Neca, love their figures & design but I've had nothing but bad luck with getting shite molds. And myself not having any knowledge of how to fix toys or anything of that sort, it just kinda sucks. I wanted this figure to be my prized possession & it ended up being one of the worst figures I've owned period of anything since I started collecting toys in the 80s.
  27. windebieste
    I'd love them to do Alien Queen from AvP, witha rigged head , chains and so on.

    With an optional combistick through the head accessory.  Ya.  That would be nice.

    I decided to leave it in the package but I can see just from looking inside the package that one of it's feet is almost sideways & looks like it will either fall off or snap if I try to do anything with it.

    Depending on the nature of some of the deformities these figures can have, they can be fixed.  My Dog Alien had a bent tail barb and I mean bent!  Bladed barb is quite long and half the length of it was bent over by about 90o.  To fix it, I immersed the tail tip in hot water just taken off of the boil.  This allowed the plastic to soften enough and I could flatten the barb without warping.

    My Stompy developed a similar warped foot problem.  Posing him with too much weight on one foot for a long time caused the ankle to buckle.  Once again, immersing the foot in a cup of hot water fixed it with a little manipulation to get it back into its correct position.  Now I use the crummy display stand that was included with him. 

    The crummy display stand might be crummy but it beats the Hell out of having my Stompy going through the rest of his life with rickets.

    -Windebieste.
  28. XenoZipper
    I love Neca's designs & think it's awesome they're doing the Kenner line as well but I hate to say I have a jaded experience with their figures thus far. I only own 3 Xenomorphs & sadly ALL 3 of them have major problems which has left me a little meh towards them. I have the Genocide 2 pack & the series 2 Blue Warrior. Where to begin. The red Xeno has one foot that I dunno what the hell happened but it was either super glued or something but the front foot toe area on one foot will not move up & down in even the slightest bit which restricts how I can pose it greatly. That's not the only problem it has. Now, just to say, I take very very good care of my stuff. I don't play with them or do stop motion or anything, I take them out of the package, pose them & they stay on my shelf for ages before being moved again. So, that being said, (still on the red one) it didn't take long for the bottom jaw of it's mouth to just come off so I can no longer open it's mouth unless I want it's bottom jaw hanging down in the middle of its chest. So disappointed with that because that's the one I wanted the most out of the 2 pack. The black one for the most part is okay. His mouth is still fine, both feet bend the way they're suppose to BUT.. it has the weakest knees joints ever & just sinks down into itself if I try to pose it in a cool position so basically if I don't want it to fall over, I have to stand it up straight which is pretty boring. The blue warrior, I can't comment on terribly too much because after the debacle of the first 2, I decided to leave it in the package but I can see just from looking inside the package that one of it's feet is almost sideways & looks like it will either fall off or snap if I try to do anything with it.

    So with all that said, I don't hate Neca, I do realize that sometimes there's bad molds that get released, it just really hurt me that ALL 3 which I bought at the same time, ALL had major defects going on that wouldn't allow me to enjoy the figures as they're meant to be so I'm a little hesitate to buy more. If at least 1 of them turned out to be one of the good molds, I would let the other 2 slide but that wasn't the case & I certainly don't have the cash to keep blowing to try & get a good mold. Not really sure why I shared this story honestly. Maybe a little bit of jealousy that most of you guys seem to just keep getting the good ones while I'm stuck here with 3 bunk ones :P
  29. Mister Skeezler
    Possibly. The Zerg and the Protoss are very Alien and Predator. But I still don't care about Alien Resurrection. I can't think of a character from that movie I would want. In fact, if probably want actual StarCraft figures before then.
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