MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC exclusive ALIEN Reaction figures from Super7…

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Revealed way back in the summer of last year, the resurrected 1979 ALIEN action figure line from Super7 will finally be making it’s debut at SDCC next month! Under authorisation from 20th Century Fox, the guys are now in the final stages of producing the full series of 5 never before released toys as part of the new ReAction Figure Series (Retro-Action).  Authentically stylised exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures, each 3.75″ sculpt comes with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging. Super7 will be offering up a number of different exclusives for the con, so without further adieu, we bring you a round up of what will be on offer…

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ALIEN Reaction Figure “Early Bird Package”// SDCC with be the first chance anyone will get at pre-ordering the full set, with lucky early adoptees garnering a heap load of extras in the process including an ALIEN figures display stage (including original artwork created in the style of 1970s packages), Space Club Membership Card, ALIEN photos, and a sheet of ALIEN stickers! The set will obviously also include the 5 figures, each coming blister-packed with the following accessories-

  •  THE ALIEN (“BIG CHAP”) – with removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!
  • RIPLEY – with Flame Thrower
  • ASH – with Motion Detector
  • DALLAS  – with Flame Thrower
  • KANE in NOSTROMO SPACESUIT – with removable helmet and transparent visor

Priced at $100 shipped within the US, $125 worldwide, purchasers can expect the figures to ship between October 1st-December 31st 2013.

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ALIEN Reaction Figure 2 Pack “Discovered Sales Samples”// Super7 tracked down a retired toy sales representative who had a storage unit filled with old catalogs and toys from the 1970s, including a most amazing find:  cases of “ALIEN SALES SAMPLES” designated for 1979’s Toy Fair!   Each package contains two figures – the ALIEN (Big Chap) and KANE (in Nostromo Space Suit) –  in unpainted “test shot” blue plastic.  These samples were intended for distribution to wholesale buyers looking for the “next big space movie” product in the 3 ¾” scale.   Ultimately, the line was cancelled –as shown by the large red stamp on the box and enclosed letter to the sales staff – and these samples never were taken to the trade show… FULL DISCLAIMER: This never happened! In keeping with the mystery that surrounds the figures, Super7 have gone all-out with the production of a faux sales sample package! Featuring ‘prototype’ blue casts of both the Big Chap and Kane, the 2 pack has been packaged in an authentic ‘cancelled’ box with sales staff letter. Priced at $40 each, the set will be available at the Super7 booth next month…

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ALIEN Reaction Figure bases and catalogs// Joining the 2 packages above, Super7 will also be offering up a number of free goodies as well! As well as an authentic ‘vintage’ style catalog featuring brand new info and shots of the 5 figures, the guys will also be handing out ALIEN 3.75″ figure bases to all that sign up to the S7 newsletter! We’ll be keeping an eye out for more info on the general release soon, but in the meantime, we suggest heading over to the Super7 Flickr feed here for a closer look at the awesome line…

Published by Niall Anderson

Owner of ShinGangu, a UK boutique toy brand specialising in self-produced Japanese soft and keshi toys...

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