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First Licensed Ripley Figure Arrives for Alien 35th Anniversary

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In 1979 Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox unleashed the space horror classic Alien onto cinema goers, and a classic was born.

In 1979 Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox unleashed the space horror classic Alien onto cinema goers, and a classic was born.

Now with the 35th anniversary we all have cause for celebration, as it continues to influence a whole new generation. Not only do we get to celebrate this amazing films longevity, but we also get to rejoice in some exciting figure related news. Ripley is getting a new action figure.

Now this will not be Ripley’s first foray into the realm of plastic models. For one, we covered some of her more recent appearances with an article showcasing some lost Alien designs. But she has had numerous other figures, of which you can see a small example of below.

Now the reason why this new release is so exciting is also the reason these above figures do not look quite right. This will be the first time that we have a licensed likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver.

National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for ALIENS in 1987. The officially licensed Ripley action figures from NECA will span multiple movies within the ALIEN saga: Initial plans include a figure of Ripley in her Nostromo jumpsuit from the original 1979 film, to be followed later by a Ripley figure based on the 1986 movie ALIENS, directed by James Cameron.

“As we celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of the most successful film franchises of all time, we are thrilled to introduce an array of commemorative products across different categories in partnership with iconic brands including NECA, SEGA, and many more,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products. “In addition to the highly anticipated release of Alien: Isolation™, hardcore fans can finally add Lieutenant Ellen Ripley to their ALIEN collections as we welcome her NECA figures into the family of officially-licensed merchandise. Many other exciting first-time and limited edition products will also release to celebrate this exciting milestone this year.”

Though no sculpt of the figure is available quite yet, we do have a concept piece of what the figure could look like, as well as an image of the Exo-suit power loader from Aliens which was released by Neca (the company making said figure).

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If your Xenomorph cravings are still not yet satisfied then take a look at some of the other promotional items 20th Century Fox has in store for us. A selection of them can be seen below, but look after the pictures for a full list of items that will be available for your purchasing pleasure.

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Bandai – Bandai’s premium collectors label “Tamashii Nations” will release super-articulated S.H.MonsterArts figures featuring diecast material. S.H.MonsterArts ALIEN Big Chap will be available May 2014.

Dark Horse Comics – A new comics program will debut later this year which includes Alien, Prometheus, Predator, and Aliens vs. Predator.

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles – New collectibles including MiniMates block figures, vinyl banks, bottle openers, and a reproduction of the original 18-inch Alien figure, available this summer/fall.

Insight Editions will produce a highly-illustrated and a detailed guidebook to the Alien creature.

NECA – Figures, board games, bobbleheads, plushes, and toys will hit major retail stores beginning in March 2014. Prototypes of the Ripley figures will debut later this summer at San Diego Comic-Con.

SEGA – The highly anticipated first-person survival horror game Alien: Isolation will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in late 2014.

Sideshow Collectibles – High end, limited edition Alien franchise products, including an immense bust of the Big Chap Alien design, available for pre-order in April 2014! Check out SideshowCollectibles.com for Alien Franchise products, and more!

Titan Books will release all-new canon fiction novels based on the film franchise, followed by a 35th anniversary retrospective called “ALIEN: Archives,” which will be the most comprehensive book ever created about the ALIEN franchise with new exclusive interviews with Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver and content that has never been released.

Other partners include Hollywood Collectibles for highly-detailed prop replicas, Upper Deck for an all-new collectible card game, Hallmark for ornaments, Square Enix for Aliens: Colonial Marines Play Arts KAI action figures, Titan Merchandise for stylized mini vinyl figurines, Rizzoli for wall calendars, and Rubie’s Costume Company for amazingly detailed Halloween costumes in addition to even more partners with apparel and additional collectible merchandise to be released throughout the year.

The examples so far some exciting prospects and some stunning sculpts of old characters. We do not know how good the Ellen Ripley sculpt will be as of yet, but based on the quality of Neca’s other toy brands it will no doubt be incredible.

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Image from cooltoyreview.com

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Check out the video below showcasing a diorama they did for Toy Fair 2014 as well as another figure release for the future.

Be sure to check back with Geek for more information on this line of figures as we get it. How do you feel about this new line of Alien merchandise? Why not drop us a comment below.


Images: Neca , 20th Century Fox, Sideshow Collectables, Sega, Titan

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