Back in 2014, as part of Aliens Series 2, NECA released their original Big Chap Alien from the original Alien film. Since then, the Aliens line has seen tremendous growth and has become one of NECA’s best selling, and longest running, properties. As the line has grown, advancements have been made in how NECA articulates their Alien Xenomorphs, greatly improving the range of motion of the figures joints. For the 40th anniversary of Alien, they are revisiting the Big Chap Alien with an Ultimate 7″ Scale Figure release. NECA has updated the articulation and paint scheme, and included a newly designed Alien Egg, a new Facehugger, and a Chestburster. The figure is scheduled to begin shipping out to retailers in February.
Our friends at NECA were kind enough to send along a very early sample of the Alien 40th Anniversary Ultimate Big Chap Alien. I have a full photo gallery, and a review of the figure. After the jump, check out my thoughts on the updates, a rundown of what’s new on the figure, and of course my hi-res photo shoot.