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NECA Reveals Ripley Kenner Tribute Figure

As we near ever closer to Alien Day next week, NECA have taken the wraps off of their previously announced Ripley figure which is a throwback to the old Kenner figures of the 1990’s. Based on the likeness of  Sigourney Weaver, the 7″ figure comes with an ammunition belt and smartgun accessories. This will be a Toys ‘r Us exclusive available to buy in-store on Alien Day and they will also have a limited amount on their website. You can check out more pictures and information on the link:

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Ripley Kenner Tribute Figure from NECA

Celebrate 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.

In addition to the figure, fans will also receive a Dark Horse mini comic that was with the original Kenner figure. Stay tuned soon, as NECA have one more exclusive figure to reveal which will feature in the mysterious Aliens Loot Crate.



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  1. T Dog
    Are there any knockoffs known to be coming out of China?

    I bought a set of black and white Ninja Turtles from a seller in China and they all turned yellow.  I figure they were a cheaply made knockoff... but I can't be certain.
    Was yours new in the packaging, though?

    Apparently there are quite a few Chinese knock-offs. You can try Tweeting the NECA account, he'll be able to pass any opinion and point you too the Customer Service account.
    I sent them a tweet yesterday evening and didn't get a response. :( I'll shoot him another tweet now.
    What seller did you buy from?
    I bought from a Hong Kong seller. Awaiting my delivery, their feedback was high and their Neca feedbacks were fine.
    I'll get the exact seller name when I get home.

    Anyway I took a gamble and opened the figure up and was able to straighten the jaw out (the lower jaw had popped loose from the socket, I've had it happen with other NECA Aliens). All the joints are tight, paint apps are good, if it's a bootleg then it's a really high-quality one.
    Cool that's good to hear.
    The thing about Neca is the products are made in China anyway and the bootlegs are made from the legit factory molds.
    Even official Neca products have manufacturing defaults anyway, my face-huggered Kane has wet paint issues which is a problem across the board for that particular figure.
  2. Xenomrph
    Are there any knockoffs known to be coming out of China?

    I bought a set of black and white Ninja Turtles from a seller in China and they all turned yellow.  I figure they were a cheaply made knockoff... but I can't be certain.
    Was yours new in the packaging, though?

    Apparently there are quite a few Chinese knock-offs. You can try Tweeting the NECA account, he'll be able to pass any opinion and point you too the Customer Service account.
    I sent them a tweet yesterday evening and didn't get a response. :( I'll shoot him another tweet now.
    What seller did you buy from?
    I bought from a Hong Kong seller. Awaiting my delivery, their feedback was high and their Neca feedbacks were fine.
    I'll get the exact seller name when I get home.

    Anyway I took a gamble and opened the figure up and was able to straighten the jaw out (the lower jaw had popped loose from the socket, I've had it happen with other NECA Aliens). All the joints are tight, paint apps are good, if it's a bootleg then it's a really high-quality one.
  3. T Dog
    Are there any knockoffs known to be coming out of China?

    I bought a set of black and white Ninja Turtles from a seller in China and they all turned yellow.  I figure they were a cheaply made knockoff... but I can't be certain.
    Was yours new in the packaging, though?

    Apparently there are quite a few Chinese knock-offs. You can try Tweeting the NECA account, he'll be able to pass any opinion and point you too the Customer Service account.
    I sent them a tweet yesterday evening and didn't get a response. :( I'll shoot him another tweet now.
    What seller did you buy from?
    I bought from a Hong Kong seller. Awaiting my delivery, their feedback was high and their Neca feedbacks were fine.
  4. Xenomrph
    Are there any knockoffs known to be coming out of China?

    I bought a set of black and white Ninja Turtles from a seller in China and they all turned yellow.  I figure they were a cheaply made knockoff... but I can't be certain.
    Was yours new in the packaging, though?

    Apparently there are quite a few Chinese knock-offs. You can try Tweeting the NECA account, he'll be able to pass any opinion and point you too the Customer Service account.
    I sent them a tweet yesterday evening and didn't get a response. :( I'll shoot him another tweet now.
  5. Otter
    Are there any knockoffs known to be coming out of China?

    I bought a set of black and white Ninja Turtles from a seller in China and they all turned yellow.  I figure they were a cheaply made knockoff... but I can't be certain.
  6. Xenomrph
    I bought the Alien Isolation xenomorph figure from an ebay seller in China, new in the packaging, and it just arrived today. The lower jaw is visibly all cockeyed in the packaging, which is kind of a disappointment given how long I waited for it to get here.

    Anyone have any experience with NECA's customer service with this sort of stuff? I haven't even opened the packaging yet, and I'm hesitant to complain to the eBay seller partly because he's Chinese and doesn't speak English, partly because I really don't want to wait for the turnaround time of mailing the figure back and getting a replacement just for that replacement to potentially be defective too (and the associated hassle in getting reimbursed on shipping fees, etc), and partly because it's not the eBay seller's fault - it's NECA's fault, the figure is visibly messed up in the packaging and it's not due to improper shipping or anything like that.
  7. windebieste
    Potential future 'concept' figure?  Extant Dog Alien sculpt, maybe with series 2 Alien legs..? 

    Would NECA re-purpose their moulds to do that kind of thing..????

    Um... yeah.  I guess they would.  ;)

    -Windebieste.
  8. GQSioux
    I doubt Neca will do a version of the Alien warrior that looks like a guy in a costume. The versions we have are pretty accurate to what it was supposed to look like if it were a real Xeno. Though i would have liked a bit more articulation in their Aliens n Preds so i could get them in awesome realistic crouching poses.

    I actually wouldn't mind a special edition action figure of the Dog Alien with plantigrade legs.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvignette1.wikia.nocookie.net%2Favp%2Fimages%2F4%2F49%2FAlien_3_2013_XenoFox.jpg%2Frevision%2Flatest%3Fcb%3D20130921105434&hash=cc49e000a6489358e965b94242828340278c4d35
  9. windebieste
    Cool video.  Good job.  This neatly compliments my take on the same figure.  I really like it.  It does feel like NECA are exploiting their already established Series 2 sculpt and the figure can be mistaken for a quick and dirty cash grab; but the whole translucent feature does have great appeal when displayed with a back lit light source. 

    You should try it!  This is where the figure really holds its own.

    -Windebieste.
  10. Xenomrph
    It won't be a full-on 7" action figure in the lootcrate, but Lootcrate stuff does tend to actually be exclusive.

    Like I mentioned, NECA posted a photo on Instagram that seemed to show the cardboard "egg carton", but with the "Lootcrate" logo on it.
  11. Otter
    Does anyone have any Loot Crate experience? Have NECA been involved before? How exclusive are the "exclusives".

    I have so far bought/ordered all of NECA's Aliens figures (but only two from the other films) and don't want to miss out (or pay through the nose on ebay) for a legitimate Aliens figure.  But I would be disappointed if it wasn't from Aliens, or was a hokey repaint like an all silver warrior or something.

    I get that the surprise is the whole point, but is there any way to really speculate?  Randy hasn't dropped any hints?  I couldn't find anything online.
  12. Xenomrph
    So someone said they were saddened that Newt was a SDCC exclusive and this is what Carrie & Randy said:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1093.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi435%2Fslaysghosts%2FScreen%2520shot%25202016-04-26%2520at%25209.02.28%2520PM_zpsn4fztf3d.png&hash=0170aaedf46ce6b1f40014bd93448e3b7ac95144

    Thing to remember is that Newt is a 100% newly tooled figure.  NECA will probably do a worldwide release of her outside of an SDCC exclusive.  The SDCC will probably have certain accessories that the general release will not include.

    I don't think we need to be worried about this.  NECA has never done a whole new character as only an exclusive.

    Also:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1093.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi435%2Fslaysghosts%2FScreen%2520shot%25202016-04-26%2520at%25209.09.23%2520PM_zpsknpufqzb.png&hash=d214530aca723c0a016a59cd920ced315a9f8eea

    Could be Drake since they already sculpted the smart gun!

    HOLY SH&T! Drake is coming! :o
    actually it's obviously Crowe (RIP Tip Tipping)
  13. Gridseeker
    So someone said they were saddened that Newt was a SDCC exclusive and this is what Carrie & Randy said:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1093.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi435%2Fslaysghosts%2FScreen%2520shot%25202016-04-26%2520at%25209.02.28%2520PM_zpsn4fztf3d.png&hash=0170aaedf46ce6b1f40014bd93448e3b7ac95144

    Thing to remember is that Newt is a 100% newly tooled figure.  NECA will probably do a worldwide release of her outside of an SDCC exclusive.  The SDCC will probably have certain accessories that the general release will not include.

    I don't think we need to be worried about this.  NECA has never done a whole new character as only an exclusive.

    Also:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1093.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi435%2Fslaysghosts%2FScreen%2520shot%25202016-04-26%2520at%25209.09.23%2520PM_zpsknpufqzb.png&hash=d214530aca723c0a016a59cd920ced315a9f8eea

    Could be Drake since they already sculpted the smart gun!

    HOLY SH&T! Drake is coming! :o
  14. slaysaliens
    So someone said they were saddened that Newt was a SDCC exclusive and this is what Carrie & Randy said:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1093.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi435%2Fslaysghosts%2FScreen%2520shot%25202016-04-26%2520at%25209.02.28%2520PM_zpsn4fztf3d.png&hash=0170aaedf46ce6b1f40014bd93448e3b7ac95144

    Thing to remember is that Newt is a 100% newly tooled figure.  NECA will probably do a worldwide release of her outside of an SDCC exclusive.  The SDCC will probably have certain accessories that the general release will not include.

    I don't think we need to be worried about this.  NECA has never done a whole new character as only an exclusive.

    Also:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1093.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi435%2Fslaysghosts%2FScreen%2520shot%25202016-04-26%2520at%25209.09.23%2520PM_zpsknpufqzb.png&hash=d214530aca723c0a016a59cd920ced315a9f8eea

    Could be Drake since they already sculpted the smart gun!
  15. FiorinaFury161
    Well, I went to TRU and they did not have any Ripleys when they opened (I was the first person in the store btw). However, they said that there might be some on the UPS truck later this afternoon, so I will keep you posted. Ripley is already sold out on the online TRU... :(
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