NECA have announced the fourth set of figures in the Alien 40th Anniversary line. Ripley, based on the likeness of Sigourney Weaver, returns in her compression suit which was previously released in Aliens Series 4. Lambert in her compression suit is the next figure, based on Veronica Cartwright.
Lambert was previously released in Aliens Series 11. Ripley and Lambert aren’t re-releases though – they’ve both been given “photoreal” heads. The last figure in the line is Big Chap but it has a greyish colouring to match Giger’s early concept design. There’s also a Facehugger accessory with that one.
Each figure will be packaged in a 40th Anniversary Kenner inspired window box and is due to be released in May 2021. Which do you prefer with Ripley and Lambert – the old heads or the new photoreal ones?
Series 3 of the line was supposed to be released a few months ago but has seemingly been delayed. That one is going to feature Ash and Kane for the first time with the actors’ likeness. Big Chap was going to be the other figure in Series 3 which looks like a re-release.