Tuesday, July 14, 2015
New NECA Alien Figures: Red Alien Queen and Isolation Xenomorph
NECA has done wonders with its Predator license over the years, so it made me wonder when (and if) it would finally get around to putting the same level of effort into its Alien line. While it still has a way to go, NECA's recent announcement about two upcoming Alien figures shows plenty of potential in this line's future.
The first figure is the deluxe red Alien Queen figure, which is scheduled for release this November. This figure is based on the red Alien Queen that was seen in the Aliens: Genocide comic miniseries that was published by Dark Horse, and it serves as a complementary piece for NECA's previously released red Alien figure that was also based on Genocide.
The red Alien Queen is basically a repaint of NECA's previous Alien Queen figure but with a slightly different head sculpt. Nevertheless, it you're willing to spend the money to cover its $100+ price tag, the red Alien Queen would make a colorful addition to any fan's Alien collection.
The second figure is the Xenomorph as it appeared in the recent Alien: Isolation video game. The figure looks very faithful to the original "Big Chap" design from Alien except with longer, reverse-articulated legs. The Isolation Xenomorph will also be released this November, along with two other figures from the same video game: Amanda Ripley in her jumpsuit uniform and Amanda Ripley in a space suit. If NECA decides to revisit Isolation again in its future releases, I hope that it produces a figure based on the creepy "Working Joe" androids that wandered the corridors of the Sevastopol space station.