Super7 is going to be making five Alien figures supposedly based on actual 1979 Kenner prototypes that never saw production. The figures are designed to be reminiscent of vintage figures, with pretty much the same articulation similar packaging and even the copyright info in the same place as the vintage Kenner Star Wars figures.
"In 1979, prototypes for 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN film were developed but never manufactured. Through our network of industry and collector contacts, Super7 has unearthed reference material and original 34-year-old prototypes and will now make these “lost toys” a reality.
Under authorization from 20th Century Fox, Super7 will produce the full series of ALIEN toys as part of our ReAction Figure Series (Retro-Action). Each is stylized exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging.
Collect all five ReAction Figures -
- THE ALIEN ("BIG CHAP") - w/ removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!
- RIPLEY - w/ Flame Thrower
- ASH - w/ Motion Detector
- DALLAS - w/ Flame Thrower
- KANE IN NOSTROMO SPACESUIT - w/ removable helmet and transparent visor
Each figure is packaged individually on a blister card."
The Kane figure's hand is apparently able to hold vintage Star Wars figure blasters. It also looks like Kane isn't going to come with a laser pistol :(
I actually first heard about these from a Cineplex Magazine article (second to last page) titled "Alien Resurrection" (get it?). I'll probably pick these up, but I'm not sure if I'll take them out of the packaging or not (probably will).