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Alien (Big Chap)


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Great review Josh! Looks like

Great review Josh! Looks like Bandai did a excellent job with this one. I'm trying really hard not to cave in and buy it now. The cool pictures and poses aren't helping!

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Posted by mighty_mike on 15 November, 2014 - 02:02
Nothing Scarier

Great review Josh, and using your Kotobukiya chainbase background (I really need to build one myself) makes it even better. The only thing that's missing is an orange cat... right? riiight.

There's nothing scarier than a single Xenomorph and old "Chap is why Alien is still a great film when the franchise was in its purest form. One of the reasons I'm having a hard time focusing on playing Alien: Isolation (coming eventually to #cheap pop) is that there's only ONE alien to worry about and you never know when it's going to drop down from the ceiling, tail-through your neck- first.

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Posted by Rob on 15 November, 2014 - 10:14

I can vouch for the translucency of the skull, which is far, far lighter than the screen-version, and lighter even than the sub-par Revoltech version, which I'm loathe to admit I own. I'm guessing it's a sorta-kinda homage to other retro Big Chaps which are desperate to highlight Giger's masterstroke of a humanesque skull underneath a blind, phallic dome (and themes the whole evolution cycle of the Alien). It's still the one to own posing-wise, but yeah, dat skull will throw a lot of hardcore fans. And some of the proportions feel a mite off, namely the length of the tail and the 'pipes' out of it's back.

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Posted by stubbietubbie on 15 November, 2014 - 12:40