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NECA Alien Series 6 – Alien Isolation Xenomorph Review

We have just uploaded a review of NECA’s Alien Isolation Xenomorph figure from Alien Series 6 by windebieste! Released in December 2015, NECA released their incarnation of the games Alien design in as part of an Alien Isolation themed series that included also included 2 variants of the game’s protagonist, Amanda Ripley.

“Multiple joints throughout the figure serve it well and while it’s essentially a reconfigured sculpt of NECA’s earlier Series 2 Alien, it possesses enough features to set its identity apart. It’s actually amazing how little changes have made this iteration differentiate it from the earlier version. The head, torso and arms will be familiar to owners of that earlier figure but substantial amendments to the legs and tail have been made to associate the figure with the creature that appears in the game.

Considering that the game character shared so many characteristics with its filmic predecessor, I’m totally OK with the way the older sculpt has been retooled for the newer figure. Let’s take a look at the major changes that differentiate this particular specimen of Internecivus raptus from its earlier incarnation.”

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windebieste reviews NECA’s Alien Isolation Xenomorph

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  1. Darkness
    NECA have now revealed their Toys 'r Us exclusive Ripley Kenner Tribute figure.

    http://necaonline.com/56140/licenses/movies/alien/all-the-details-on-the-alien-day-exclusive-kenner-tribute-ripley-action-figure/?utm_campaign=426ripleyreveal&utm_source=necafbgplus&utm_medium=social

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fnecaonline.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F04%2FKenner_Ripley1.jpg&hash=92009af9f223e35ac986f7418c3bf33d0e7f92b6

    QuoteCelebrate Alien Day 2016 with a special edition tribute to the classic Kenner Ripley figure from the early '90s! Lt. Ellen Ripley comes with bandolier and smartgun accessories, plus a commemorative reprint of the Dark Horse mini-comic that was included with the original release in 1993. The 7-inch scale figure features the likeness of Sigourney Weaver, and has over 25 points of articulation. The blister card packaging is an homage to the classic as well, and features a collectible file card with bio.
  2. windebieste
    The display stands aren't great, that's for sure.  I guess if all else fails, you could always make your own.  It's not hard.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi613.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt211%2Fwindebieste%2FDisplayStand_1.jpg&hash=de14361f1927ce8581023fc1136cb2ebe98813ba

    Two pieces of wood, some glue, a couple of screws and then paint the whole assembly black.  Then tether the figure to the post and it works as a basic, secure display stand

    -Windebieste.

  3. ts124
    Quote from: Elmazalman on Apr 15, 2016, 08:37:48 AM
    The new 2016 30th anniversary 1/4 scale Alien warrior from ALIENS claims to be movie-accurate.Looks like NECA  are reusing the  ribcage from last year's Big Chap figure-resulting in less ribs for the Cameron/Winston redesign,as well as the dorsal tubes not being placed higher up on the creature's back.Lazy,a figure this size should be accurate in every detail.

    Not buying.
    The Neca figure is based off of the action suit which I believe only had 6 ribs. I hope the do a version of the puppet eventually.
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fuploads.tapatalk-cdn.com%2F20160422%2Fc9e65a59a047f9969e76cc2eed3a45af.jpg&hash=af3b056c6c534c03227d8ce0f17139f7e31317d1

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  4. TITANOSAUR
    Quote from: windebieste on Apr 20, 2016, 11:28:05 AM
    Some of the figures do include display stands.  The Dog Alien and 'ALIEN: Isolation' figures (The figures that feature digitigrade legs with elongated feet.) each come with one.  The stands are barely serviceable for what they are, though, being too short to properly support the figure either by the tail or the thigh.  The stands really need to be tall enough to grasp the figure around the waste to be effective. 



    Mind you, I do like the idea of a catalog being included with each figure.  That would be nice. 

    -Windebieste.

    *The Monks, 1979.

    Exactly, those display stands don't cut it. though I did find they work better for your plantigrade alien figures like Kane's son and the Alien Soldier (ALIENS), but I do wish they were more decorative with hive or grated flooring base. NECA did it before with he AVP-R line with those three piece display stands. maybe use a longer holding arm and a hinged clip. I guess one could just get tamashii stands or doll holding stands, but I'd rather the alien came with one.

    and yeah, I think the early beast wars transformers and some other toy lines did this also. they had this catalog book that came with every toy and you can look through it and keep track of the ones you want, even maybe a collection book so you can check off which figures you have and which ones you want to get.
  5. windebieste
    Some of the figures do include display stands.  The Dog Alien and 'ALIEN: Isolation' figures (The figures that feature digitigrade legs with elongated feet.) each come with one.  The stands are barely serviceable for what they are, though, being too short to properly support the figure either by the tail or the thigh.  The stands really need to be tall enough to grasp the figure around the waste to be effective. 



    Mind you, I do like the idea of a catalog being included with each figure.  That would be nice. 

    -Windebieste.

    *The Monks, 1979.
  6. TITANOSAUR
    Quote from: slaysaliens on Apr 20, 2016, 04:48:53 AM
    They won't. 

    The Xenomorphs are ultimate already in their sculpt, paint, & articulation. 

    What started the "ultimate" line was the idea and point of giving their TOP selling characters that have had multiple releases w/ mixed accessories and mixed amount of articulation a new and improved version that included those multiple accessories from all the previous releases along w/ the most amount of articulation. 

    NOES & T2 were so 'old' they didn't have the current amount of articulation NECA is know for now.  Hence, the ultimate line started w/ them.

    As for the accessories w/ aliens?  That will never ever happen.  Aliens & Predators will always out-sell ANY human ever.  Humans are given so many accessories to make them more desirable.  When you have a license where a creature is involved, all merch revolves around the creature first and foremost. 

    I totally understand, but I disaggree with the aliens not having accessories. at most give us a display stand, somethig to hold the damn things up.
  7. slaysaliens
    They won't. 

    The Xenomorphs are ultimate already in their sculpt, paint, & articulation. 

    What started the "ultimate" line was the idea and point of giving their TOP selling characters that have had multiple releases w/ mixed accessories and mixed amount of articulation a new and improved version that included those multiple accessories from all the previous releases along w/ the most amount of articulation. 

    NOES & T2 were so 'old' they didn't have the current amount of articulation NECA is know for now.  Hence, the ultimate line started w/ them.

    As for the accessories w/ aliens?  That will never ever happen.  Aliens & Predators will always out-sell ANY human ever.  Humans are given so many accessories to make them more desirable.  When you have a license where a creature is involved, all merch revolves around the creature first and foremost. 
  8. TITANOSAUR
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 07:14:49 AM
    Quote from: TITANOSAUR on Apr 18, 2016, 09:50:23 PM
    anyone here has any in hand pics of the 1/4th scale 79 Xeno from NECA? love to see what you guys think of it as I do hope to get it sometime at the end of the month

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/articles/neca-14-scale-alien-figure-review/

    Winde did a review of it a few months back.

    OH! good! thanks mate!

    -titan

    any chance NECA will ever do an Ultimate Alien figure? if so I hope they make the following chances.

    1.change the head assymbly. this mostly is for the dome. why can't they make the dome complete instead of making a seem at the end of the head, shouldn't be difficult to have the dome completely wrap around the back of the head.

    2. New Hands! I am TIRED of the same old hand molds for the aliens. especially the 79 alien. it's boring, often times I find myself swapping the hands the other way so the wider side with the thumbs are out more because I prefer that way more.

    3. segmented balljointed tail. I can see why people would prefer the wire in the rubber tail. but rubber will decay, and as I have often experienced, the wire would often break or, come in package broken or poking through the tail. I get this costs more plastic, but it would be easier to maintain and work with. even at the cost of some movement.

    4. Accessories. one of the biggest issues I have with NECA's Alien line is they never come with anything, no facehuggers, no eggs, no hive display stands, not even a "buy more of our toys!" catalogue that shows their other figures. more accessories would be nice, maybe even a support stand for those like me who found the design of the alien makes the figures top heavy. we can also appreciate swappable parts, maybe like with #2, we can have balljointed wrists and have swappable hands like the AVP preds have? maybe even battle damaged parts?

    Well theres my ideas anyways. thats if NECA even DOES an ultimate alien series.
  9. windebieste
    Quote from: Otter on Apr 18, 2016, 11:02:50 AM
    "A fearsome figure that really stands out"?
    https://www.lootcrate.com/specialty_crates_collections/aliens-crate

    I hope it's just a goofy repaint or a glow in the dark item (... actually that would suck, I'd be really keen on a glow in the dark xenomorph).

    Have NECA made a glow in the dark variety Alien?  I don't think they have.  It would be sweet if they did, hey.  I would hate to see it be an exclusive Loot Crate item, though.

    We'll just have to wait and see...

    -Windebieste.
  10. Otter
    "A fearsome figure that really stands out"?
    https://www.lootcrate.com/specialty_crates_collections/aliens-crate

    Anyone have any idea what that could be?  Anyone have any experience with Lootcrate?

    I hate the idea of a figure I'd be really keen to get being tied up as an excluisve that's tough to get in the first place (like any Mondo exclusive) and will only be available at crazy after-market prices.

    I hope it's just a goofy repaint or a glow in the dark item (... actually that would suck, I'd be really keen on a glow in the dark xenomorph).
  11. Elmazalman
    The new 2016 30th anniversary 1/4 scale Alien warrior from ALIENS claims to be movie-accurate.Looks like NECA  are reusing the  ribcage from last year's Big Chap figure-resulting in less ribs for the Cameron/Winston redesign,as well as the dorsal tubes not being placed higher up on the creature's back.Lazy,a figure this size should be accurate in every detail.

    Not buying.
  12. T Dog
    Quote from: windebieste on Apr 07, 2016, 09:35:30 PM
    You can never gauge your luck unless you look.  Stompy is such a cool figure even it is largely a resculpt.  You just gotta have at least ONE Ripley in your collection.  As for the face hugged Dallas!  Wow!  Sometimes you can pick up rare items like that just by sheer luck!   ;)  I'm impressed!*

    Speaking of luck, I did score a NECA 'AvP-R' Hybrid and maskless Wolf figure on Ebay here in Australia about a week ago.  They cost me AU$40 for the pair.  Sure, the Hybrid was missing it's stand but Wolf was otherwise complete (I think he's complete - it's hard to tell when there's several variants of a figure like this.) with a whip and combistick.  But hey, I'm not complaining.  Especially when they cost me around US$15 each - and that low cost included free postage.  I think that was a win considering how the loose Predalien figure alone can fetch up to double what both these items cost as a pair.

    So yes. Hunting around is a good idea.

    -Windebieste.

    *I'm sure you meant Kane.  LOL.  But weird accidents and inadvertent variations can happen.  For all we know, you have a facehugged Kane packaged in Dallas' clamshell...  Now wouldn't that be an awesome item!
    hahahahahah! out of sheer excitement I somehow typed Dallas. Yes of course I meant Kane, Kane Kane Kane Kane! Kane!
  13. windebieste
    You can never gauge your luck unless you look.  Stompy is such a cool figure even it is largely a resculpt.  You just gotta have at least ONE Ripley in your collection.  As for the face hugged Dallas!  Wow!  Sometimes you can pick up rare items like that just by sheer luck!   ;)  I'm impressed!*

    Speaking of luck, I did score a NECA 'AvP-R' Hybrid and maskless Wolf figure on Ebay here in Australia about a week ago.  They cost me AU$40 for the pair.  Sure, the Hybrid was missing it's stand but Wolf was otherwise complete (I think he's complete - it's hard to tell when there's several variants of a figure like this.) with a whip and combistick.  But hey, I'm not complaining.  Especially when they cost me around US$15 each - and that low cost included free postage.  I think that was a win considering how the loose Predalien figure alone can fetch up to double what both these items cost as a pair.

    So yes. Hunting around is a good idea.

    -Windebieste.

    *I'm sure you meant Kane.  LOL.  But weird accidents and inadvertent variations can happen.  For all we know, you have a facehugged Kane packaged in Dallas' clamshell...  Now wouldn't that be an awesome item!
  14. T Dog
    Quote from: windebieste on Apr 05, 2016, 10:14:26 PM
    Some people would argue that the use of the words 'reliable' and 'Ebay' appearing in the same sentence would be an oxymoron of the caliber of phrases like 'civil war' and 'military intelligence'.

    -Windebieste.
    Well I ended up going to Forbidden Planet in Dublin today and got a few figures for reasonable prices.
    Isolation Xeno, Alien Ripley with flame thrower and jonesy, and what seemed to be there last face hugged Dallas in stock (just had to pick this up, looks so cool). So it turns out the high street was cheaper than the internet this time.......this time!
  15. windebieste
    My dealings with Ebay have largely been positive.  Nothing I could really complain about.  ...for others, though, it's not been so great an experience. 

    NECA's figures are generally on the improve.  The sculpts and range of articulation have been noticeably better.  While I've never had any issues in regards to quality control, I've seen many an occasion where people have expressed dissatisfaction in this regard.  I'm hoping that NECA take this as valuable feedback to strive for improved product.

    I'm on the fence as to whether I want to buy one of the NECA 'AvP' Aliens.  I like grid.  I enjoyed the movie.  It was Classic Boys Adventure themed material in the vein of Burroughs, Haggard or Doyle.  Romantic folly about a group of explorers visiting an hitherto unexplored part of the World and the wild and unconventional adventures they have there.  I found the movie much more approachable when viewed with this notion in mind.

    -Windebieste.
  16. Xenomrph
    Quote from: windebieste on Apr 05, 2016, 10:14:26 PM
    Some people would argue that the use of the words 'reliable' and 'Ebay' appearing in the same sentence would be an oxymoron of the caliber of phrases like 'civil war' and 'military intelligence'.

    -Windebieste.
    It really depends on the seller - I've been using eBay since like 2001 and have made thousands of purchases, of which I could count the negative experiences on one hand (and in all cases I got a full refund without any hassle). Ebay is really, really biased in favor of buyers.

    Also I got the AvP Grid Alien figure today, and it's pretty excellent. I'm not sure how movie-accurate the netting design is, but it's still cool.
  17. windebieste
    Some people would argue that the use of the words 'reliable' and 'Ebay' appearing in the same sentence would be an oxymoron of the caliber of phrases like 'civil war' and 'military intelligence'.

    -Windebieste.
  18. T Dog
    Quote from: PRJ_since1990 on Apr 03, 2016, 11:50:11 PM
    Quote from: XENOMORPHOSIS on Apr 03, 2016, 07:46:01 PM
    HR  Giggler.
    Oh that did make me giggler to myself :)

    Would anyone want to see other iteration of the Xeno are are you all just happy to stick with the Classic?
    I'm a classic fan. I really only care for the Xenos from the first 3 movies. The rest look trashy to me.

    Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 01, 2016, 09:37:17 PM
    THere's a few Alien Neca figures I want to get but am concerned about buying knock offs on Ebay etc. Could anybody recommend a reliable and not ridiculously expensive online store that will deliver to Ireland/UK? Would be much appreciated thanks!
    Check out http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/default.aspx
    They ship internationally!

    Thanks for letting me know. It's a bit too pricey for me though with international shipping costs.
    Will have to stick to somewhere reliable on Ebay I think. Going to have a look in Forbidden Planet next week though.
  19. Darkness
    Thanks for the review, Windebieste. I've only just started getting interested in figures and reading these reviews, makes me realise we need to be doing more of this sort of thing as well as reporting more news on NECA/Hot Toys stuff.
  20. RidgeTop
    I see your point, and for what they are, yes they are much appreciated.

    Quote from: Billium3 on Apr 03, 2016, 09:44:06 PM
    I have to wonder if Neca will produce a Xenomorph based on its appearance in Mortal Kombat X, complete with arm blades. That'd be a pretty unique, yet easy reuse of parts for them; it'd perhaps be a good idea in a series with two humans like Newt and Vasquez.

    That's doubtful to happen. As much as I can appreciate the design, I think I'm in the minority.

    https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/693915694094749697
  21. windebieste
    Quote from: RidgeTop on Apr 03, 2016, 04:46:16 PM
    Honestly I do have an additional gripe about the accuracy of the Stompy figure. When you look at the game screenshots, you can see that Stompy has a more bulbus head and a more pronounced lower jaw than Big Chap. Obviously that's not something too many people would notice I guess, so they wouldn't take the resources to add minor details like that, but to me it makes the figure seem like it's just Big Chap with re-sculpted lower legs, rather than an accurate representation of the subtle differences in the Alien's design in the game. Also, Stompy's dorsal spines seem slightly larger and more spaced from each other in the game. Good review though.   

    I agree with you and this occurred to me too; but as the figure does use the Series 2 Alien sculpt as a base and the narrow head has been inherited from that sculpt, I didn't let it bother me too much.  There's an endless list of items you could add to the differences between the Stompy figure and the in game character.  The feet aren't exact, the head is too narrow.  The number of vanes on the dorsal crest is wrong.  The jaws are ugly if you open them too wide... 

    So let's step back from from the micro criticisms and take another look at the figure from a different perspective.  Let's take into account that this item is not being marketed as a scale model, or a reproduction maquette or intended to be a 100% accurate statue or statuette.  It's an action figure.  A relatively low priced mass produced commodity that just about anyone can afford. 

    In this regard, it's earned its right to be recognised as a Collectible, yes.  Yet, in many ways, it might be a good idea to keep in mind it's still very much a glorified toy. 

    I believe in terms of what the manufacturer, NECA, set out to achieve with this figure, they largely succeeded.  Of course it's not perfect and I have no problem with that but it is relatively accurate to a reasonable degree.  Accuracy is one thing - but striving for Absolute Perfection is for those who enjoy a challenge, or the foolhardy, or those who rarely finish anything. 

    In the end, I'm glad this series was released.  This Series appeared over a year after the game had been released.  Many games are History at that point in their longevity.  We got 3 very cool action figures based on 'ALIEN Isolation'.  I think we were very lucky.

    -Windebieste.
  22. PRJ_since1990
    Quote from: XENOMORPHOSIS on Apr 03, 2016, 07:46:01 PM
    HR  Giggler.
    Oh that did make me giggler to myself :)

    Would anyone want to see other iteration of the Xeno are are you all just happy to stick with the Classic?
    I'm a classic fan. I really only care for the Xenos from the first 3 movies. The rest look trashy to me.

    Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 01, 2016, 09:37:17 PM
    THere's a few Alien Neca figures I want to get but am concerned about buying knock offs on Ebay etc. Could anybody recommend a reliable and not ridiculously expensive online store that will deliver to Ireland/UK? Would be much appreciated thanks!
    Check out http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/default.aspx
    They ship internationally!
  23. Billium3
    I have to wonder if Neca will produce a Xenomorph based on its appearance in Mortal Kombat X, complete with arm blades. That'd be a pretty unique, yet easy reuse of parts for them; it'd perhaps be a good idea in a series with two humans like Newt and Vasquez.
  24. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Neat figure, one thing has me concerned, was Alien Isolation enough of a hit to warrant a sequel game, wondered what became of Amanda Ripley and the other possibilities expanded into game form. What else do you guys thing they could have expanded on in any new game set after Alien Isolation.

    Another thing I'm curious about is Alien Covenant, the ilm is sure to explore the origins of the Classic Giger Xenomorph, its more than likely the creature effects team will harken back to this design/Big chap from the original film.

    Is a big deal for you if it stick close to the Classic Giger look? or are you not bothered one way or the other?
    Some are fine with the Alien design from the later movies whether it be the rigged head or the angular Alien Resurrection look.

    But another thing Ridley claimed is we may see an early variation of the Xenemorph that might be like the Beluga Alien which was detail in the original Prometheus script Alien Engineers which that Alien was supposedly boneless like a jellyfish or so I heard. It was meant to be the Alien original form before being genetically altered/bio engineered to be weaponised by the Engineers.

    Another supposed Alien to be featured is the Xenomorph whose host was a Space Jockey/Engineer, in the original script it was referred to as the Ultramorph and resembled the original Necronomican 4 portrait byHR  Giggler. We'l have to wait and see.

    Supposedly Ridley Scott had requested that Neill Blomkamp alter an aspect of his Alien project that he was working on before it got delayed. My guess is that it regarded the presence of Space Jockey/Engineer Derelict Ship and how it was too much in Promtheus's territory but another possibility was other evolutionary/mutations of the Alien making an appearance. The one art pice that Neill had put up of a new type of egg and new breed of face hugger supports that theory.Would anyone want to see other iteration of the Xeno are are you all just happy to stick with the Classic?
  25. RidgeTop
    Honestly I do have an additional gripe about the accuracy of the Stompy figure. When you look at the game screenshots, you can see that Stompy has a more bulbus head and a more pronounced lower jaw than Big Chap. Obviously that's not something too many people would notice I guess, so they wouldn't take the resources to add minor details like that, but to me it makes the figure seem like it's just Big Chap with re-sculpted lower legs, rather than an accurate representation of the subtle differences in the Alien's design in the game. Also, Stompy's dorsal spines seem slightly larger and more spaced from each other in the game. Good review though.   
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