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NECA Aliens: Fireteam Elite Series 2 Announced: Spitter & Burster

Earlier this Spring we had a look at the first series of figures coming from NECA based on the Cold Iron Studios video game Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Once we saw the reverse of the Series 1 packaging we knew what would be coming next and now it’s been announced proper.

Series 2 of the game’s collection features the Spitter Alien and Burster Alien figures. They’re scheduled to ship soon but retailer availability may see their release closer to August. The game-accurate 7-inch scale figures are based on the Xenomorph variants that cause a whole lot of acid flying problems for the Colonial Marines.

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“Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is the newest videogame to pit humans against Xenomorphs in a desperate fight to survive the hive.

NECA is pleased to present a line of detailed action figures depicting the aliens seen in the game. The second series includes Burster Alien and Spitter Alien, which stand almost 9-inches tall and have nearly 30 points of articulation. Both figures feature game-accurate sculpts, bendable tails, and window box packaging.”

The figures are slated for release in June. They can be ordered individually or as a two-pack and pre-orders are now up on Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth.

Hopefully we see more announcements for Aliens: Fireteam Elite collectibles in the future as the game is ramping up to release its first major expansion.

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  1. judge death
    Maybe slightly off topic but neca related as I compare my OC figure to neca and hopefully not too bad pictures:

    One of my friends made my aliens marine charachter Hill into a action figure in same scale as the neca figures are in, its 3D printed and built and hand painted. PAint job is pretty much on par with neca, the seams and joints arent as good, but unlike necas: these joints work and arent loose or too tight etc. Kinda bad if a big company like enca fails to do the same quality as a person doing it for fun :P

    Enjoy:

    https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/447839572378779648/999073655990521967/IMG_0754.jpg?width=466&height=621

    https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/447839572378779648/999073656808415332/IMG_0756.jpg?width=466&height=621

    https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/447839572378779648/999073657227837590/IMG_0757.jpg?width=466&height=621

    https://scontent.fbma2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/294104536_10228170809162243_3991118294629991933_n.jpg?stp=cp1_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Ywhzfue40N8AX_53Ur9&_nc_oc=AQl5k_23ah-OLqbFhfkmENTA7GgM61kWQgeh7XdROvb4VArYwYqxSQQlnjqXbo7sUoE&_nc_ht=scontent.fbma2-1.fna&oh=00_AT8VaW_3h0C77JR5r5H6gzeFerZ9TgcDkXy13pqkAaLMwA&oe=62DCB40B

    https://scontent.fbma2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/293621246_10228170808442225_8484793184318746776_n.jpg?stp=cp1_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Rp-cmcAVSGoAX88v-TW&_nc_ht=scontent.fbma2-1.fna&oh=00_AT-_VfLSZTSE3zOuPRtoDEE3x6t48lFkX3BRPt6kub5quw&oe=62DC67C2

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    https://scontent.fbma2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/294207287_10228170810242270_6090404879977114492_n.jpg?stp=cp1_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=nDBKyqLG-xMAX-srprb&_nc_ht=scontent.fbma2-1.fna&oh=00_AT8czWfyZHfUZzlzq_96j5_Ycp-YBPK3lmqcIaJhg2HwWQ&oe=62DC84BD
  2. judge death
    Looks good although to my taste too small but Im hoping the quality is like they say in the video on these figures, unlike necas previous aliens where its 80% its not perfect.
    Nice find :D

    Have to keep waiting myself, no site sells them here yet....
  3. BlueMarsalis79

    Didn't realize something was under the dome of the Spitter, the mixture of the non-human born Alien and the Neomorph design elements evident work together gorgeously.

    The paint on them puts any other Alien to shame, yes even the gorgeous MAFEX Big Chap's hues, I haven't seen this sort of beautiful variations in blues and greens since Play Arts Kai's ACM line.
  4. BlueMarsalis79
    Unfortunately I'm probably going to be even farther removed from grass soon. Moving into a city potentially for the very first time. Expect more Alien neurosis in the near future.
  5. BlueMarsalis79
    Like 426 has said, it's a goddamn toy, why are you getting worked up about my negativity towards it and prior NECA efforts really? It's because I have repeated myself? It's not like we don't have other people on this forum who never shut up about things they don't like and bring it up every chance they get. Why am I special?

    Especially when it concerns something as ultimately meaningful as an action figure. (The accessories are the best thing about it.) I say meaningful sarcastically. I know the Alien³ design back to front, up and down and all around, and I'm passionate about the film getting proper accurate representation. To that end I don't want to shut up about my disappointment with the last one, because it's all that's relevant I have to talk about regarding my favourite film in the franchise in this thread, and comparatively my excitement for the new one.

    Besides it's the one thing I whinge about, you don't see me doing that sort of thing elsewhere, maybe AVP and Requiem on occasion being the exception though.
  6. Xenomrph
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 05, 2022, 09:52:50 AMThe head can indeed go all the way back yes, pity about the shape of it.
    Yes, we get it, you don't like the Ultimate runner, no one was talking about the shape of the head, we were talking about whether it can tilt back, you don't need to use every post about the ultimate runner as a soapbox to dunk on it over and over as if it's your sole purpose on god's green earth, Jesus Christ it's exhausting. Give it a rest.
  7. Nukiemorph
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Jul 05, 2022, 04:50:30 AMIt really isn't, no moreso than the new Fireteam runner, you can see the spine is straight in the first photo.

    Here's another pic of the Ultimate Runner:

    https://www.scified.com/u/xfgnxmf1.png
    https://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/515978.jpg
    https://www-gifcen-com.cdn.ampproject.org/ii/w820/s/www.gifcen.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/kylo-ren-more-gif.gif
    I want the body & head to both be totally perpendicular with the ground, which this new figure looks to give me.

    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 05, 2022, 09:52:50 AMThe head can indeed go all the way back yes, pity about the shape of it.
    Never bugged me personally but I'm happy you're happy about the new one.
  8. judge death
    Mine is on all four as well, and it do stand well on its legs and arms, but to keep the joints good I have the display stand underneath so that takes the weight, not the joints. Had no problem with the head either on my ultimate version.
  9. Xenomrph
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 05, 2022, 02:14:59 AMIt still has difficulty holding itself because of weight distribution, doubled jointed elbows and being oversized, the legs being particularly overlong, and them taking the hooves or paws into the design more literally than they appear in the film or on the rod puppet itself making it pretty tedious to pose, especially difficult if you want it to look any good.

    I dunno, I like it and I don't have issues posing it.


    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 05, 2022, 02:47:47 AM
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:46:59 AM
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:41:23 AM
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:21:36 AM
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 03, 2022, 03:07:51 AMBut having a runner that can't run is admittedly a big issue, and I'm excited that this new one can pose on all fours.
    I'm pretty sure the Ultimate Runner can pose on all fours (evidence: I've done it).
    Did you break his neck to do so?  :P

    I saw a tutorial on YouTube showing that you can remove the top two vertebrae and then the head can comfortably swivel back far enough for a running pose. But without doing that, I've never been able to get his head back far enough to look decent.
    The original release of the Runner had that problem, the Ultimate release removed the vertebrae and allows his head to tilt back farther than the original release, enough for a running pose.

    Straight from the product shots:

    https://www.scified.com/u/doge1.png
    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71BYgKMHB3L._AC_SL1481_.jpg
    It's an improvement over the earlier runner, but still looks like the body is bending back to accommodate, like it's arching its torso to face up for a pose.
    It really isn't, no moreso than the new Fireteam runner, you can see the spine is straight in the first photo.

    Here's another pic of the Ultimate Runner:

    https://www.scified.com/u/xfgnxmf1.png

    https://necaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/515978.jpg
  10. Nukiemorph
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:46:59 AM
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:41:23 AM
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:21:36 AM
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 03, 2022, 03:07:51 AMBut having a runner that can't run is admittedly a big issue, and I'm excited that this new one can pose on all fours.
    I'm pretty sure the Ultimate Runner can pose on all fours (evidence: I've done it).
    Did you break his neck to do so?  :P

    I saw a tutorial on YouTube showing that you can remove the top two vertebrae and then the head can comfortably swivel back far enough for a running pose. But without doing that, I've never been able to get his head back far enough to look decent.
    The original release of the Runner had that problem, the Ultimate release removed the vertebrae and allows his head to tilt back farther than the original release, enough for a running pose.

    Straight from the product shots:

    https://www.scified.com/u/doge1.png
    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71BYgKMHB3L._AC_SL1481_.jpg
    It's an improvement over the earlier runner, but still looks like the body is bending back to accommodate, like it's arching its torso to face up for a pose.
  11. BlueMarsalis79
    It still has difficulty holding itself because of weight distribution, doubled jointed elbows and being oversized, the legs being particularly overlong, and them taking the hooves or paws into the design more literally than they appear in the film or on the rod puppet itself making it pretty tedious to pose, especially difficult if you want it to look any good.
  12. Xenomrph
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:41:23 AM
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:21:36 AM
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 03, 2022, 03:07:51 AMBut having a runner that can't run is admittedly a big issue, and I'm excited that this new one can pose on all fours.
    I'm pretty sure the Ultimate Runner can pose on all fours (evidence: I've done it).
    Did you break his neck to do so?  :P

    I saw a tutorial on YouTube showing that you can remove the top two vertebrae and then the head can comfortably swivel back far enough for a running pose. But without doing that, I've never been able to get his head back far enough to look decent.
    The original release of the Runner had that problem, the Ultimate release removed the vertebrae and allows his head to tilt back farther than the original release, enough for a running pose.

    Straight from the product shots:

    https://www.scified.com/u/doge1.png

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71BYgKMHB3L._AC_SL1481_.jpg
  13. Nukiemorph
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Jul 05, 2022, 12:21:36 AM
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Jul 03, 2022, 03:07:51 AMBut having a runner that can't run is admittedly a big issue, and I'm excited that this new one can pose on all fours.
    I'm pretty sure the Ultimate Runner can pose on all fours (evidence: I've done it).
    Did you break his neck to do so?  :P

    I saw a tutorial on YouTube showing that you can remove the top two vertebrae and then the head can comfortably swivel back far enough for a running pose. But without doing that, I've never been able to get his head back far enough to look decent.
  14. Nukiemorph
    The cheeks bug me on the ultimate runner. But as long as I photoshop the cheeks and don't try to stand it on all fours, I've been happy with it.

    But having a runner that can't run is admittedly a big issue, and I'm excited that this new one can pose on all fours.

    The face on the new runner looks derpy to me though, and I've been trying to figure out why. I think it's the large amount of space in between the upper lip and the dome.
  15. BlueMarsalis79
    The right side of the head's sorta how it's supposed to look, that curve where the dome meets the flesh from one side to the other...

    https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/11/Ultimate-Alien-3-Dog-Alien-018.jpg

    The left not only does not match the right side but it's f**king slanted near the front and you can see a seam line!

    https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/11/Ultimate-Alien-3-Dog-Alien-016.jpg


    Do not get me started on the way one hip has a large round bump where the leg connects on the right and does not on the left. Or the bizarre ribbed texture on the right arm and not on the left. It's a f**king disgrace, shoddy sculpt, saved only by what it's trying to be. 
  16. PAS Spinelli
    Like what I just posted shows, the figure is not based on the rod puppet but the game model, I don't think we should even bother trying to compare this to the movie one as none of it's mold features are used on this, this 100% all from the game
  17. BlueMarsalis79
    The neck's as long as it should be, and the size's also closer to being accurate, as you can see right here:

     
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 20, 2022, 04:48:08 PMA long overdue comparison, but somewhat flawed as it's not the original NECA version, as I have substantially simplified the sides of the head to attempt to make it more symmetrical overall and have done a lot of painting.
    https://i.imgur.com/xPEil4V.jpegImo it only looks better for that as it was never accurate in the first place, but otherwise it's much the same, and for the purposes of comparison makes not much difference.
    https://i.imgur.com/YKuZg4g.jpegHere you can see they did not even get the head ridges right under the dome.
    https://i.imgur.com/atk0Si8.jpegOr the head shape in general...
    https://i.imgur.com/wb6sc9D.jpegOr the symmetry in the face, for context, that's Kotobukiya in the foreground featuring a highly accurate sculpt.

    Ironically this "videogame figure" ends up far closer to the 1992 Alien design than the "film figure" that was way oversized, the hands look fine, nowhere near as oversized as most depictions of the 1986 Alien design.

    The only thing that's pathetic's that it took NECA to use 3D models someone else created to finally make a good Alien that's not in the 1/4 scale, or an accessory pack, or something bigger like the Queen (and even that's fill to the brim with QC issues that ought to be unacceptable because of the price you are paying) or something more humanoid like Predators.

    All collectibles are going up in price recently, and frankly for the price of a Prowler and a Runner each, you get one MAFEX or Mezco Alien around the same size so that's pretty good.

    To me this development's nothing but a positive.

  18. Still Collating...
    The postives, having a smaller figure of course means that it stands easier, the QC on newer figures is better (but it's NECA, so it'll never guarantee a decent figure), no warped limbs as of yet.

    The negatives, lips and teeth still look off. The lip is fat and ugly, and the teeth are all the same, no K9s or anything, and are barely visible, very small teeth (not saying the runner before had better teeth, but at least they were individual teeth that could be repainted). The head shape is at least nice. The neck is still long, for any half upright position the head would need to be up as much as it can go in comparison to the neck, and the neck to be arched forward/down as much as possible. Maybe only then would we get a nice upright pose? But the angle of the tail makes problems there too. The tail is very short (but I know that it's game accurate). The hands are too big and wide, looks cartoonish. The figure is way too small, we finally see how big they are compared to marines and other Aliens, pathetic. They look like toddlers. I know it's a matter of taste, but for me this size of body mold cannot fit in with my NECA and McFarlane collection, especially for that price point.

    The spitters were a tad bit bigger in the game than the runner, but I'm afraid they're not gonna upscale the mold there... I'm waiting to see if they'll do accurate in-game drones and warriors.   
  19. BlueMarsalis79
    I mean that's kinda the point? In the Spitter's case it comes across like what it is imo, a mix of the Alien and The Neomorph.

    And the Burster's just a Runner, but covered in symmetrical pustules and translucent parts, the front of the head actually reminds me of this a bit:

    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190516115506-h-r-giger-4-exlarge-169.jpeg
    Only green and glowly because vidja. 

    But I actually feel like the designers get H.R Giger just fine. Even if the colours go to more extremes occasionally because of the medium it exists in. I'd say that's pretty evident in their renditions of the original Drone, the Warrior and Runner translating through just fine, even improving upon the proportions of the skull in relation to the face on this guy:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0yrbN7WQAs8d6q?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
    https://preview.redd.it/4k3q8sp0wyl71.png?auto=webp&s=76bae61cc46f5569bd82346faa73e7c624323063
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1690526983036673160/D4D579CC323229C4729ACEC64C8017DA02A6EB18/?imw=637&imh=358&ima=fit&impolicy=Letterbox&imcolor=%23000000&letterbox=true

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