Thursday, December 26, 2013
Review: Super7 x Funko Alien ReAction Ripley Action Figure
To say that this was a long-awaited item is nothing if not an understatement. Fans of Alien were simultaneously elated and depressed when Ripley was revealed in the 1990s within the pages of Tomart's Action Figure Digest magazine. The prototype photos gave fans a glimpse into the cash machine that was space toys inside Kenner in 1979, and the clear desire to expand upon what Star Wars had delivered. The few figures we've seen from this line were put on hold, and today some of us actually have recreations of actual, unmade 1970s Kenner prototype action figures. The sculpting style is very similar to many of the early figures from The Empire Strikes Back, with quilting, the usual flat facial detail, and in the case of some figures you'll notice the flesh overspray from the hands bleeding over to the arms.
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