Hmm I guess I don't get these. That’s because you aren’t the target demographic for these toys.
Well then what is supposed to be the demographic? An initial look would say younger kids, but most of the people on the forum here that are talking about buying them are probably adults. Again, I am all for more products and especially ones to bring in newer audiences.
People love the Kenner line itself, it's just it's version of the DNA reflex that's deplorable and that coming into serious stories involving the creature is annoying. No danger of that with this line, so far. It's just really cute.
I agree some of the DNA reflex idea they used is silly for ones like the scorpion, mantis, crab etc. that couldn't actually be facehugged, but all the others that could be facehugged I have no problem with it.
Literal kids are the intended audience, just like the Kenner toys were in the 90. The old Kenner toys are the things that got me interested in the franchise back when I was 9; I saw the toys, thought they looked cool as heck, and then learned there were movies and stuff and it was all downhill from there.
I’m interested in these new toys because I am a literal child trapped in an adult’s body by way of arrested development that I should probably see a therapist about so I can join adult society instead of blowing my spare money on children’s toys, but I might as well enjoy the ride while it lasts.
Also I got the Queen Alien and holy goddamn is it huge. It’s radically out of proportion with anything in the line, it just dwarfs the power loader. Like it’s a foot tall and the head seems only a little smaller than the NECA Queen.
Also the new Alien RPG clarifies that the scorpions that the Scorpion Alien comes from are giant scorpions (and therefore can be facehugged).