In this weeks ‘Ask Sideshow’ Q and A (9/23/09), many questions were asked about Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Aliens and other properties. Here is a short [FONT=Verdana]excerpt of this highly popular Sideshow feature: [/FONT]
In regards to your 12″ line, specifically the G.I. Joe line, I was wondering about character variations. We know that Sideshow has their own, unique take on the characters and their looks – and they are absolutely fantastic! My question is if Sideshow is limited to producing only single versions/variations of the characters, or is there a possibility that Sideshow may at some point create alternative variations of the characters? For example, we have a hooded Cobra Commander, but no silver-plated masked Commander. I’m not sure if something like this would require Sideshow to produce a whole new design for such characters, or just simply producing costume/feature additions to interact with the current versions of the 12″ characters. I am interested in how Sideshow will handle characters who through the ages have had many looks and various detail changes. And G.I. Joe is one of those lines that have many of these!
We absolutely intend to bring the various significant versions of the main characters to life in product form. Helmeted Cobra Commander is a definite, and the figure will have significant differences from the Hooded Cobra Commander. We regard it as wonderful that there have been so many interpretations of the characters within the original figure line, the 25th Anniversary line, within the comics, and other mediums over the years.
I would first like to thank you for releasing the Alien Warrior maquette. Does Sideshow have any plan on releasing a maquette from the first Alien movie?
In short, yes we do. Our goal is to offer complementary Alien Warrior designs from each of the films, and we began with ADI’s Alien3 maquette.
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