Though rather pricey that is a wicked figure. quick question, whether or not Neill Blomkamp gets to make his Aliens Sequel dream project Which design do you reckon he'd have gone with for the Xenomorphs?
the translucent dome of the original Xenomorph Drone in Ridley Scott's Alien or the rigged head warrior from James Cameron's Aliens?
I'd of thought he'd go with the latter seeing as Aliens its his favourite film. Heck I'm curious if they'll attempt to explain the two different castes and full function of their colony in a future movie, I doubt they would though.
Supposedly James Cameron claims the dome was removed because it would constantly break and it would reflecting and mess up the lighting, so they simplified the look and went work more quick and sudden shots of the creature attacking.
Another explanation he claims is the warrior variation is due to the drone having lived for a duration of weeks and its reached full maturity unlike the Original Alien who was only one the Nostromo ship for under 24 hours. If thats the case then how were the Xenomorphs in AVP smooth headed drones when in AVP R they're rigged headed? A reason perhaps is that the Predators have genetically altered the Xenomorph to have an execrated growth life cycle so they could have their hunt sooner or something. Probably isn't too smart to ponder the plot holes of AVP too much.
Supposedly there's a whole article detailing the topic on AVP Wikea or xenopedia or something.