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Review by JoshB

The Alien ReAction figures from Super7 and Funko are a fantastic idea that hits every nostalgic note right on the money.

These figures are based off of unproduced prototypes from 1979. They would have been made by Kenner and would have had the same feel as the same figures of the time. Super7 unearthed the prototypes and brought them back to life in 2013 as "ReAction" figures. These figures are meant to replicate the look and feel of the toys as if they were originally released back in the day, right down to the packaging. Originally the brainchild of Super7, these have been picked up by Funko which allows for a wider distribution and lower price point. The collaboration with Funko also allows for the line to expand into other licensed properties.

Ellen Ripley is the Warrant Officer of the Nostromo, and one of the biggest bad-asses in movie history. Played by Sigourney Weaver, Ripley is the hero of the story and lone survivor in the attack by the Alien on the Nostromo.

While this figure does not really look like Sigourney Weaver, it does very much look like an attempt of Sigourney weaver circa 1979, which is kind of the point. It’s nice that it’s not a sexualized version of the character, which is what would have happened if it were produced to today’s design standards.

The figure is molded in blue with various paint applications. It has the standard 5 points of articulation and of course the hexagonal holes in the feet.

Ripley’s weapon is a flamethrower and it’s the same one that’s packaged with Kane.

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Posted 10 December, 2013 - 19:48 by JoshB
 
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