While delayed about a year, the Alien 40th Anniversary celebration is now officially underway from NECA. In Alien, the crew of the USCSS Nostromo investigate, what they believe to be a distress beacon on an uninhabited moon. When Kane, one of their crew, is brought back unconscious with an alien parasite attached to his face, the crew unknowingly invites a hostile life-form onto their ship. Shortly after Kane awakens, a small creature bursts from his chest, and begins to grow rapidly. The surviving crew is left to battle the ferocious alien creature. The creature takes out the crew in a series of violent attacks, leaving Ellen Ripley as the last serving crew-member of the ship, narrowly escaping and forever left to battle the creatures.
For the line up, NECA is mixing all-new new figures in with updated re-releases of a few others. In total, there are three series of figure. Series 1, which we are taking a look at today, is exclusive to Target stores. This assortment includes Ellen Ripley, Arthur Dallas, and a Prototype suit Big chap Alien. Series 2 will be a more widely available release, as those will be available via online shops and “Mom & Pop” retail stores in July. The second assortment includes all-new figures of Samuel Brett and Dennis Parker, along with a blood covered Big Chape Alien. Finally, Series 3 will be coming to Walmart stores soon after that. The final assortment includes an all-new Ash, a Gilbert Kane with the actors likeness, and a Big Chap Alien.
Our friends at NECA have sent over the Alien Series 1 Figures to review. After the jump, you can read my thoughts on the figures, and check out my photo gallery. Look for this assortment to hit stores before the end of the month.