It would seem that retro styled toys are making some sort of comeback. Gentle Giant has been putting out jumbo sized replicas of the original Star Wars figures. And now Super 7 has announced their Alien Reaction line, which has an interesting story to it. According to myth, in 1979 prototypes were made of an Alien 3 3/4″ series but the line was never manufactured. Super 7 used those prototypes to make the series anew and finally make these figures a reality.
If your dream was ever to have Alien figures that you could mix in with vintage Star Wars … well I guess finally you are in luck! Go on and read the full details from Super 7:
[box style=”note”]In 1979, prototypes for 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN film were developed but never manufactured. Through our network of industry and collector contacts, Super7 has unearthed the original 33-year-old prototypes and will utilize these to help make these “lost toys” a reality.
With official authorization from 20th Century Fox, Super7 will produce the full series of ALIEN toys as part of our REACTION Figure Series (Retro-Action.) REACTION Figures are stylized exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging.
The original line up of 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN were scheduled to be RIPLEY, ASH, DALLAS, KANE in NOSTROMO SUIT, and the BIG CHAP (the nickname used on-set for the ALIEN creature).
Other ALIEN & ALIENS merchandise will follow, including Designer Vinyl Figures and retro-styled Glassware! Please visit Super7’s booth (#4729) at the San Diego Comic Con for teasers of what is to come in 2013![/box]