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NECA Acquire Sigourney Weaver’s Likeness

Following on from the recent Aliens Series #3 announcement, NECA has also dropped the massive bombshell that is their acquiring of the rights to use Sigourney Weaver likeness for their ever expanding line of Alien figures:

“After yesterday’s little hint, we can finally reveal the news! As part of the 35th anniversary celebration of ALIEN, we have attained the holy grail of action figures, if you will — the first-ever figures of Lt. Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness and approval of actress Sigourney Weaver!”

NECA's Alien 30th Anniversary special release Power-Loader NECA Acquire Sigourney Weaver's Likeness

NECA’s Alien 30th Anniversary special release Power-Loader

To add to this they also revealed via Twitter that we’ll be seeing multiple variants of Ripley. Whilst there have been previous Ripley figures (Kenner and Hasbro) none have ever featured her likeness.

Further special releases to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Alien include a “deluxe boxed” Alien Queen in July and the Power-Loader (above) just after. All this comes just after Toy Fair 2014. Be sure to check out Figures.com extensive galleries from the event.



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  1. Warrior Xenomorph
    It is scheduled to be released somewhere in July 2014, probably by the end of the month. I am so greeting dog alien btw!! ;D I hope they improved those damned flimsy joints like last time. From the stuff I heard in this thread.... I'm still afraid to even look at my alien warrior...


    But, I might drift to Hiya Toys new Colonial Marines figures coming out soon, if the new ones from Neca ARE flimsy
  2. Predalien91
    Quote from: Warrior Xenomorph on Jun 28, 2014, 05:40:10 AM
    Quote from: Erik Lehnsherr on Feb 18, 2014, 07:15:52 AM
    Quote from: SM on Feb 18, 2014, 06:12:25 AM
    QuoteThe animal instinct would reason as to why the Runner is so violent, to the point of outright murder where-as the other aliens were very apt about keeping their victims alive for incubation.

    Kane's Son killed three out of four victims outright.  Was Kane's intelligence similar to that of a dog?


    Ummm.. No, we never see this.
    We see them being violently injured yes but it's never made a fact of that anyone was killed other than Kane himself.
    You can certainly interpret them as being dead, but it's never made a fact of.
    In the movie, Kane's son did kill all of the Nostromo. This is not because he was an idiot, but because there was no Queen present to breed more aliens, thus no need for any alive. All of the Nostromo, excluding Ripley, were clearly dead.


    for those who still worry about the needed articulation on the dog alien, he will feature if not more than the usual alien mouth articulation, unlike the McFarlane version. :laugh:
    Well depending on which version you watch the Alien does cocoon three victims or so. So it shows Kanes son did have the natural ability to cocoon victims. But again its only the directors cut. But back on topic has NECA announced when series 3 are supposed to hit shelves?
  3. Warrior Xenomorph
    Quote from: Erik Lehnsherr on Feb 18, 2014, 07:15:52 AM
    Quote from: SM on Feb 18, 2014, 06:12:25 AM
    QuoteThe animal instinct would reason as to why the Runner is so violent, to the point of outright murder where-as the other aliens were very apt about keeping their victims alive for incubation.

    Kane's Son killed three out of four victims outright.  Was Kane's intelligence similar to that of a dog?


    Ummm.. No, we never see this.
    We see them being violently injured yes but it's never made a fact of that anyone was killed other than Kane himself.
    You can certainly interpret them as being dead, but it's never made a fact of.
    In the movie, Kane's son did kill all of the Nostromo. This is not because he was an idiot, but because there was no Queen present to breed more aliens, thus no need for any alive. All of the Nostromo, excluding Ripley, were clearly dead.


    for those who still worry about the needed articulation on the dog alien, he will feature if not more than the usual alien mouth articulation, unlike the McFarlane version. :laugh:
  4. Wolf91
    Folks, you heard it from me first !

    @NECA_TOYS is that a promise? :) Hmmm more Q scale, what about her highness ? her royal subjects are waiting for her arrival ~

    NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS  13s
    @YYtellmewhyy she's coming to SDCC & she's a beauty
  5. Master
    But it`s so convinient to bitch no matter what :D AvP Queen is also very decent and one of undisputable highlights of first film. I`m willing to spent my money on another Queen, larger, modified to look like AvP one.
  6. Zenstoren

    Quote from: Vark_ on May 23, 2014, 08:59:01 PM
    No need to be sarcastic  ;D.

    Anyway I agree, must be the Alien Queen from Cameron's movie, like Randy said NECA Alien series are to cover the quadrilogy (best fits with the coming Ripley / power loader figure), so no AvP here.
    Hopefully  ;D.

    I'm sure Randy would be inclined to agree. Not many like A:R's queen, and we all know about Randy's opinion on the AVP franchise.
  7. TITANOSAUR
    Does anyone know why the factories keep making shit quality aliens while alot of NECA's other figures doesn't suffer it as much? it just seems so.... biased. it feels like a conspiracy. although I know there are other figure lines with similar issues, but not as to the degree with the NECA aliens.
  8. Vark_
    No need to be sarcastic  ;D.

    Anyway I agree, must be the Alien Queen from Cameron's movie, like Randy said NECA Alien series are to cover the quadrilogy (best fits with the coming Ripley / power loader figure), so no AvP here.
    Hopefully  ;D.
  9. Gridseeker
    Quote from: Zenstoren on May 23, 2014, 05:24:17 PM
    Quote from: Vark_ on May 23, 2014, 05:16:16 PM
    Let's hope this factory change means better quality control, yep. I didn't encounter quality issues so far with my NECA figures either, but the many bad feedbacks I read were concerning. Perhaps they heard them.

    Moreover, they can't mess with the coming Ripley figures and the Queen, Sigourney Weaver's likeness was tough to get and there are many long awaited figures in the next series, so they can hardly afford to disappoint their customers with the next figures. I guess this is the reason why.

    Has the ETA been announced for the Queen figure? I heard that it was supposed to be unveiled at some convention.

    NECA would shown the prototype of the Queen and Ripley for this coming SDCC and yes, I think the reason of the delay is they´re looking a better factory due the qualitiy complains, moreover the Alien Queen and Ripley would are the spotlights of the Alien line up of this year.
  10. Zenstoren
    Quote from: Vark_ on May 23, 2014, 05:16:16 PM
    Let's hope this factory change means better quality control, yep. I didn't encounter quality issues so far with my NECA figures either, but the many bad feedbacks I read were concerning. Perhaps they heard them.

    Moreover, they can't mess with the coming Ripley figures and the Queen, Sigourney Weaver's likeness was tough to get and there are many long awaited figures in the next series, so they can hardly afford to disappoint their customers with the next figures. I guess this is the reason why.

    Has the ETA been announced for the Queen figure? I heard that it was supposed to be unveiled at some convention.
  11. Vark_
    Let's hope this factory change means better quality control, yep. I didn't encounter quality issues so far with my NECA figures either, but the many bad feedbacks I read were concerning. Perhaps they heard them.

    Moreover, they can't mess with the coming Ripley figures and the Queen, Sigourney Weaver's likeness was tough to get and there are many long awaited figures in the next series, so they can hardly afford to disappoint their customers with the next figures. I guess this is the reason why.
  12. Gridseeker
    If a delay means a quality improvement then it´s fine. Fortunately I didn´t have any issue with the series 1 and 2 but I read a lot of people had it, so let´s hope NECA will pick a decent Chinese factory.
  13. slaysaliens
    July is not the end of the year.  Randy tweeted today that they changed factories for the Alien figures resulting in a "TBD" date of release on series 3.  Sux to wait, but should be better quality control if they changed factories!

    Source: NECA's twitter account w/ responses from Randy Falk:

    Chris.C ‏@C_VLAGAS_C  May 21
    @NECA_TOYS Are we still getting Aliens series 3 in June? hopefully you can share some new details/ images soon.
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    NECA ‏@NECA_TOYS  May 21
    @C_VLAGAS_C no, schedule is TBD as we changed factories for Alien
  14. TITANOSAUR
    Why do these things need to be so damned fragile Anyways!? I mean they break so Damned easy! why not make the dammed things more durable, Dammit! and Costs is not an excuse. even Hasbro makes more durable figures! I bend a arm on an alien figure and the damn thing snaps off. I bend an arm on any other figure and it does as it's meant to, bend at the joint.

    I'd expect better from NECA. for instance the Brown Warrior and Giger alien got the better end of the stick, but when I bought a blue Aliens warrior the leg snapped right out of the package, AND the head was assembled Crookedly!

    Their Predator line seems to be given better QC, as I just bought a Predator figure and it's great, no broken joints or factory f**k ups.

    I'm not saying NECA is a bad company, as I have said before I love their work. they can put such sharp details in these figures, and that's where the crime of Low Quality control lies. all these details and character they put into these figures are always overlooked because of weak materials, factory f**k ups, and overall bad Quality Control. it's such a horrible shame too that such work is being ruined.

    I'm giving the Predator line a shot for a while. I hope the queen won't be hit by the Factory f**k Up Syndrome like the recent line has.

    -PS: I'm making Factory f**k Up a thing. use it!
  15. PRJ_since1990
    I think that it only covers purchases and not returns :(

    Sorry about that man. My Revoltech clear Big Chap tumbled the other night too. He's ok but he took the facehugger egg combo piece with him. That snapped and needs to be glued :(
  16. Xenomrph
    My NECA 'Aliens' Blue Warrior took a tumble off the shelf in the middle of the night and the head snapped clean off. Like the joint is destroyed, the only way to fix it is to permanently glue the head on or something. Goddamnit.

    I guess I'll poke around my two local TRUs and see if they have a replacement. I'd exploit Amazon's generous return policy, but it looks like the only ones on the site are being sold by third-party sellers, even if they're "fulfilled by Amazon" (whatever that means).
  17. slaysaliens
    NECA's  alien line isn't going anywhere.  They just completed the impossible by getting sigourney on board and making Ripley figures in her likeness. 

    The line will be very healthy and amazing to most. 

    Also, sux to hear a fellow toy fan get such bad luck.  To collect these collectibles/toys it seems you have to have a little bit of knowledge of how they're made and work to get around the joints clogged w/ the shiny clear coat they give the aliens to make them look wet.  The knowledge and methods used is something you have to pursue and seek out like the hot water trick although it seems like you should just be able to buy your collectible/toy and hit the ground running without having to inspect it and check the joints.  But, once you have it down, you can appreciate the quality of the sculpt, the accurate palette of colors used, and the AWESOME price point.   Also, I always have to mention how kool it is that you can communicate with them via twitter and ask questions, get answers, behind the scenes pics, ect...
  18. gabgrave
    Personally, I blame the sticky joints, which seems fused when its fresh out of box, and requires some TLC in hot water to get them to move. Also, they use too many double ball joints, which increases the chances of over stressing one joint over another, until it becomes loose. I start by rotating them around the pegs, then moving the pegs along the joint pivots, to ensure I get the full range of movement unsticked. Once you figure out where the pivot points are, don't try to rotate them perpendicular to the joints, and it shouldn't break.
  19. StayFrosty
    Just an update:

    I just ordered the Revoltech Big Chap. I am thinking of restarting my collection/hive with only Revoltech aliens. I would have one Queen, and a small number of Big Chaps and a bigger number of Warriors.

    The Xenomorph is just far too cool not to be displayed and owned a replica of by me, but I'm in complete Neca-boycott mode now. Only way I might give them another chance is if they make the entire Nostromo crew, that is, unless the company doing the classic 70's figures doesn't beat them to it first! Also, McFarlanes aliens were trash. They got better with the Runner, Resurrection, and AVP aliens, but I don't care about those as much.

    Any way, wake me up when Neca's figures become durable. But I still say this Alien line will fail and be cancelled at some point, probably partly due to the plastic being used is utter trash.
  20. StayFrosty
    Well, I guess that's that. Time for me to sign off on this hobby.

    It's one broken figure too many. One of my new big chaps just snapped at the elbow. Actually.... got weak and came off, is more like it.

    I cannot handle Neca's product anymore.

    Right upon the figure breaking, I knew what it meant. I packed my entire collection away immediately. I'll probably sell what I can one day. No more Alien figures for me. It just isn't worth it. I might end up getting somewhat over this one day and displaying a few figures again... but I will never display a huge collection again and I won't be buying anymore.

    It isn't worth it. I will no longer endorse or support Neca. So many comments right on here expose how weak their product is. It's disgusting.
  21. the reverend
    the commission display is finished... had  blast with this one.... might do one for myself too.
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  22. Ultramorph
    Since NECA is doing EU stuff with their Predator line, and has done the Genocide red xenos, I wonder if we'll, at some point in the future, get adult Deacons from the upcoming Prometheus comics.
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