Colonial Marines Xenomorph Soldier
Review by chachipower
Ok, a little wikipedia action before we start:
"Aliens: Colonial Marines is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Sega. The game is set in the Alien universe and takes place after the events of the third film in the franchise, Alien 3 (1992). The game is the third Aliens title that Sega has produced: the first was Aliens vs. Predator in 2010, and the second was Aliens Infestation in 2011. The game was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles and for Microsoft Windows on February 12, 2013."
This Xenomorph Soldier comes from the Colonial Marines line of toys from Hiya Toys as in like the sound you make when you do a Karate chop. It comes in a neat little satin finish window-type box.
Out of the tray you get a nice little 3.75 scale articulated Xenomorph Soldier.
The figure is done in shiny black PVC with a really nice gold dry-brushed highlights over the entire body.
Included in this set are six extra hands and a stand that replicates a vented floor. As you can see, the differences between the various hands is very slight.
Although the figure can stand on its own by taking advantage of the tail, you may want to use the stand when the figure has its tail in the air.
Also included is a Facehugger pod. The glossy detailing makes it look really slimy.
The Facehugger is nicely sculpted with a subtle washing of paint to bring out the details.
Since it is a 3.75" scale figure, I pulled out one of my favorites or comparison.
As usual, the Stormtrooper loses.
I really had fun with this figure. I'm not a big collector of 3.75" figures but I love the Aliens design even back when it used to give me nightmares. I wasn't expecting much articulation due to the skinniness of its body but Hiya Toys somehow worked in some micro joints. I'll be keeping my eyes on these guys.
|Posted 9 March, 2015 - 18:53 by chachipower|