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Kenner line of toys

The full line of Kenner Aliens toys.

The Kenner Aliens toys were a 1992 line of action figures and accessories based on the Alien franchise, chiefly the 1986 film Aliens. The toys were originally intended to tie into the children's animated series Operation: Aliens, but when the cartoon was cancelled the toys were re-branded as simply Aliens products and went on sale regardless.[1] A total of four series were released before the toy line was cancelled in 1995.[2]

Several of the Aliens figures came packaged with exclusive Aliens: Space Marines mini-comics published by Dark Horse Comics that told stories relating to the individual characters. Along with the Aliens toys, Kenner also produced a line of Predator figures and, later, several Aliens vs. Predator sets.

OverviewEdit

The figures consisted of two "factions" — Lieutenant Ellen Ripley and the "Space Marines", and the Xenomorphs they face. Many of the Marine figures were based on characters from Aliens (albeit highly fictionalized), while the Xenomorphs came in a variety of altered forms, based on a wide array of different host species.

Some of the Kenner Aliens figures went on to appear in other media — the Gorilla Alien, Snake Alien and Flying Queen all appear as boss enemies in the video game Alien vs Predator on the SNES, while several others appeared or were mentioned in the Operation: Aliens trading card comic. Several of the Kenner toys would later be repainted and released under the Aliens: Hive Wars moniker through Kay Bee Toys, along with several previously unreleased figures.

ProductsEdit

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The 1998 Alien: Legacy card collection included a rare full view of the Alien artwork used on all of the Kenner Aliens and Operation: Aliens merchandise.

Series 1Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Future War Stories - FWS Military Sci-Fi Oddities: Operation: ALIENS Cartoon Series (1992)". Retrieved on 2015-07-29.
  2. "Toy Archive - Aliens". Retrieved on 2015-07-13.

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