Having just unveiled some brand new figures at ToyFair 2020, NECA has now officially announced their upcoming Assortment 2 for the Alien 40th Anniversary series! There are going be 3 different assortments, each one including three figures and exclusive to a specific retailer. The 2nd assortment will feature the debut of Parker and Brett, and a bloodied version of Big Chap!
“Released to theaters in 1979, Alien became one of the most successful films of the year and has since grown to be a timeless sci-fi classic. To celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary, NECA is releasing an ongoing series comprising of new releases all year long, with at least 9 different Limited Edition action figures to collect. Each release will be a limited production run so act quickly!
Wave 2 will include highly requested fan favorites Brett and Parker, who feature brand new sculpts from head to toe and photoreal facial deco of Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto. Also included is a Bloody Variant of the Big Chap, displaying the blood of an unfortunate Nostromo crew member.”
The long-time Alien and Predator figure manufacturers have also announced two new Ultimate editions of the Lost Tribe, the Scout Predator and the Armored Lost Predator. NECA have previously released the Lost Tribe, but the old series is incredibly hard to find now. The new releases will feature the Ultimate versions of the Predator bodies.
“Predator 2 expanded the universe that the original film touched upon, introducing us to new yautja such as the City Hunter and more importantly, the Lost Tribe that appeared at the end of the film.
30 years after its release, NECA is celebrating Predator 2’s anniversary with the return of each Lost Tribe Predator in Ultimate form. The Scout Predator is given an upgrade with an all new body loaded with articulation, an assortment of interchangeable hands, and two heads, one of which is a brand new unmasked head. Other accessories include open & closed disc weapons, blast effect, a long range blaster rifle, and a collapsed version that doubles as a backpack.
The Armored Lost Predator is given an upgrade with an all new body loaded with articulation, an assortment of interchangeable hands, and two heads, one of which is a masked head with a functioning red LED. Other accessories include a sword and shuriken.”
Interestingly the Scout Predator’s unmasked appearance seems to be based on some fanart by Vlad Gheneli that explored an alternate take on the Predator’s face. The Alien: 40th Anniversary figures and Ultimate Armored Lost Predator are currently scheduled for release in July, while the Scout Predator is aiming for August for release.
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