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NECA Announces Aliens Series 11 – Lambert, Aliens: Defiance & Kenner Tribute

NECA announces Aliens Series 11 – Lambert, Aliens: Defiance & Kenner tribute. With one day left to go for New York Toy Fair 2017, NECA has officially announced their next Aliens series!

“It includes the first-ever Lambert with an authorized likeness, as well as two new Alien figures: one from Dark Horse’s Aliens: Defiance comic book mini-series, and a classic Kenner Alien tribute that’s cast in translucent blue plastic just like the original.

Joan Lambert, navigator of the USCSS Nostromo, stands approximately 7” tall and features the likeness of Veronica Cartwright. She comes with two heads, removable helmet and flashlight accessory.

Both Xenomorph action figures stand over 9” tall and feature over 30 points of articulation with bendable tails.”

 NECA Announces Aliens Series 11 - Lambert, Aliens: Defiance & Kenner Tribute

NECA Announces Aliens Series 11 – Lambert, Aliens: Defiance & Kenner tribute!

Series 11 sees the release of NECA’s first Lambert figure and continues with their tributes to the old 90s Kenner figures. NECA has been releasing Predator tributes for some time now but Series 10 was the first time (not counting the Alien vs. Predator 2-pack tribute) that NECA released Kenner tributes for the main Aliens series.

The Aliens: Defiance figure is based on Tristan Jone’s design from Dark Horse Comics’ fantastic Aliens: Defiance comic series which you should pick up if you haven’t already! Aliens Series 11 is currently slated for release May 2017.

NECA also recently announced their upcoming Alien: Covenant line. They will be producing 2 7″ figures, one of the film’s traditional Alien and what NECA are calling the New Creature (presumably the Neomorph). NECA wont be showing any pictures of their upcoming Alien: Covenant figures until May 19th when the film is released.

NECA has also unveiled their NECA Club X Alien: “NECA Club x Alien is an exclusive club aimed at the hardcore, completionist Alien action figure collector. Membership provides advance access to all of NECA’s Alien action figure releases, including convention and retail exclusives, with special bonuses:

  • surprise Club-only bonus items shipped with select releases;
  • an end-of-year Club-exclusive figure for qualifying members;
  • and more…”

You can find out more over at NECA’s website!

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Comments: 43
  1. Kailem
    That sucks. As I mentioned in the Cinemachines thread, they've definitely reached the UK, but I guess it's not surprising that they might have sold out already. To be honest I was surprised to even see the ones they *did* have when I went to the Bristol Forbidden Planet last Saturday.

    Hopefully they'll get more in stock soon, though to be honest even in the few times I've been in to places that sell Neca stuff it never seems like they have as much in as you'd like. I might end up heading back there in a few weeks' time, but I kinda doubt they'll have any more in there at that point, even if they do get more stock in between now and then. Chances are I'll have to turn to Amazon to pick up the Kenner trio as well.
  2. windebieste
    That would be nice, huh.  On the other hand, Super 7 are releasing a pair 1986 speculative variants inspired by the original Kenner item sometime soon.  So they probably have that component of the property tied up in an exclusive licence for the immediate future. 

    I would really love to see NECA's take on it though.  At least we know one thing for sure.  NECA aren't releasing any quarter scale figures as exclusive items to their Club X ALIEN subscribers.  So no 18" being offered there so there's nothing to miss out on.

    Maybe they'll release a 7" version.  That would be kinda cute.

    It still cracks me up that they decided to call it Club X...

    lol.

    -Windebieste.

  3. Xenomrph
    @PRJ: I guess it really depends on what you want to say.  What you feel is relevant.  Maybe you can release what you already have and append your post announcement thoughts.

    Personally, I feel this bonus is underwhelming.  As I stated in my closing remarks, it looks cheap and reminds me of cut out backdrops on the backs of cereal packets.   It's nothing I'd want to commit buying additional figures that only partially interest me, that's for sure.

    -Windebieste.
    Agreed. I can see the appeal for some collectors, and the nostalgia-factor is pretty neat, but I don't use backdrops or dioramas when I'm displaying any of my figures so it would be useless for me (and definitely not worth buying extra figures I don't want just to get it).
  4. windebieste
    @PRJ: I guess it really depends on what you want to say.  What you feel is relevant.  Maybe you can release what you already have and append your post announcement thoughts.

    Personally, I feel this bonus is underwhelming.  As I stated in my closing remarks, it looks cheap and reminds me of cut out backdrops on the backs of cereal packets.   It's nothing I'd want to commit buying additional figures that only partially interest me, that's for sure.

    -Windebieste.
  5. Otter
    I have neither the budget nor the space to go all-in with the Aliens line, and have largely limited my purchases to the '86 film. Which included tracking down, and paying through the nose, for SDCC Newt.

    This club scares the snot out of me, as the exclusive, end-of-year figure could be rabidly fan-demanded, but otherwise limited retail-appeal characters, like Bourke, Gorman or other marines like Drake and Ferro.

    I'm not putting myself through the drama of having to explain to my ever-patient wife why I'm buying all these aliens toys, just to sell them off again, to maybe get one Aliens character at retail price. But then, who knows how much the exclusive figure could fetch, if it even gets onto the secondary market at all.

    I really hope any exclusives are just repaints, and any '86 figures are continued con exclusives.
  6. PRJ_since1990
    NECA have revealed more details about their CLUB x ALIEN initiative, including clarifications, bonus for the first round and international partners in Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

    ...and a bunch of really lurid and trippy but awesome photos.

    http://www.hideousplastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/8cd55ad3-ca4f-436c-8b27-695c4ad7c788.jpg

    -Windebieste.
    I was going to post my video regarding the club, but there wasn't any clue to what were the bonuses. Now I see these... should I post the video anyway or redo it?
  7. DaddyYautja
    yeah, not into this bonus.

    im sure there are fans out there that really wanted a recreation of this but i am not one of them.

    i was actually holding off for this announcement and this did not make me think about this thing.

  8. skhellter
    Try bathing the figure in hot water for a little while. I'm serious.
    The plastic softens up and it should make it easier to open the mouth, properly.

    Just dont burn yourself and turn into freddy krueger.

    If this doesnt work then i guess the figure is defective.
  9. Dino21AvP
    I know this is slightly off topic but I have a question about the NECA Aliens Warrior figure (Blue version). I got this figure years ago, maybe around 2010/2011 not quite sure, anyway the figure is great, however, I have never been able to open the mouth to get the inner jaw to come out. I was curious if anyone else has encountered this issue and knows of an easy fix. I am somewhat reluctant in forcing it open for fear of breaking it. Any help would be appreciated.
  10. JokersWarPig
    Eh, 1/4 isn't something I go for anyways. I keep my Neca stuff smaller because my main hobby is 1/6 scale stuff.

    I'm still on the fence about this club business...mostly because we haven't seen a possible exclusive to it and the first wave you have to buy is so lack luster.
  11. DaddyYautja
    That's a good point.  It's a bit much to expect customers to be rewarded for purchasing everything on blind faith that the rewards will be worth it when none of them are revealed. 

    If the company was transparent on the nature of the rewards, yeah.  People will demonstrate loyalty.  The way NECA are playing this game, too many cards are concealed; and we aren't even allowed to look at what's in our own hand.

    -Windebieste.

    This is their first statement about it. Im not going to fault them on that, yet. But releasing a set already does make it a bit of a blind faith situation. Hopefully as time goes by they will make it more official and show more stuff. But if this first set counts and you dont get it you are out, right? Yeah, i guess this should've had more preparation. 

    Some one on twitter was saying that the releases also include 1/4 scale figs? From a comment on Facebook. I dont mess with that so i cant confirm but if this does include the 1/4 scale...eeeep. Firstly cause i dont have the space. I would just be buying those figures to sell them to get the year-end exclusive.

    EDIT- it wasnt that hard to find on FB. And they clearly state several times that 1/4 are included.

    This should be some sort of tiered system. All tiers get the fig but the higher tiers get bonus items/accessories, things like that. All in with limited supplies so you have to rush and 1/4 scale figs? I am really not a hardcore collector. And i get at least 2 figs from each series. I guess i'm just below hardcore.

  12. windebieste
    That's a good point.  It's a bit much to expect customers to be rewarded for purchasing everything on blind faith that the rewards will be worth it when none of them are revealed. 

    If the company was transparent on the nature of the rewards, yeah.  People will demonstrate loyalty.  The way NECA are playing this game, too many cards are concealed; and we aren't even allowed to look at what's in our own hand.

    -Windebieste.
  13. Xenomrph
    I'm interested in the collector club for the exclusives and special items, but I tend to only collect movie and realistic figures from the line, so I'd need to figure out if I could sell off the ones I don't want.

    For instance the blue Allen is very cool, and I think it's awesome that NECA is including Kenner tribute figures like that, but my collection is pretty focused, so I won't be adding that guy to my display.


    I guess we are not "hardcore collectors", eh?

    Yeah, this announcement had me interesting for a few seconds before i read the rules of what it was.




    Ditto. Right out of the gate, I don't care about the blue Kenner Alien, and it puts a huge damper on my enthusiasm for their membership gimmick if they won't tell us up-front what all the figures are and what the year-end exclusive is.

    Mattel tried a similar "subscription" program with their DC Universe Classics figures several years ago, and it crashed and burned.
  14. DaddyYautja
    I'm interested in the collector club for the exclusives and special items, but I tend to only collect movie and realistic figures from the line, so I'd need to figure out if I could sell off the ones I don't want.

    For instance the blue Allen is very cool, and I think it's awesome that NECA is including Kenner tribute figures like that, but my collection is pretty focused, so I won't be adding that guy to my display.


    I guess we are not "hardcore collectors", eh?

    Yeah, this announcement had me interesting for a few seconds before i read the rules of what it was.



  15. Corporal Hicks
    I'm kind of in the same boat except there's certain Kenner figures I do want. Unfortunately the ice blue Alien isn't one them. I'm thinking I'll just repaint it if I can't find some other way to ditch it.

    I'll be picking up the Gorilla and the Mantis when they make their way to my side of the pond but I'm not too fussed on the blue Alien either. It's great they're doing these though. I really love that these options are here for everyone. Absolutely loving the Defiance Alien too. Will be snatching that one up.
  16. JokersWarPig
    I'm interested in the collector club for the exclusives and special items, but I tend to only collect movie and realistic figures from the line, so I'd need to figure out if I could sell off the ones I don't want.

    For instance the blue Allen is very cool, and I think it's awesome that NECA is including Kenner tribute figures like that, but my collection is pretty focused, so I won't be adding that guy to my display.

    Though I'm totally getting the DC crossover figures... I'll break my rules there.

    Transmitted from Zeta Reticuli.

    I'm kind of in the same boat except there's certain Kenner figures I do want. Unfortunately the ice blue Alien isn't one them. I'm thinking I'll just repaint it if I can't find some other way to ditch it.
  17. Mister Skeezler
    I'm interested in the collector club for the exclusives and special items, but I tend to only collect movie and realistic figures from the line, so I'd need to figure out if I could sell off the ones I don't want.

    For instance the blue Allen is very cool, and I think it's awesome that NECA is including Kenner tribute figures like that, but my collection is pretty focused, so I won't be adding that guy to my display.

    Though I'm totally getting the DC crossover figures... I'll break my rules there.

    Transmitted from Zeta Reticuli.

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