It’s getting really hard to keep up with the rapid-fire announcements and reveals NECA has been doing on their site and through their Twitter lately. One of the more exciting announcements, to me at least, is the lineup and pictures of the first Aliens: Colonial Marines series. The lineup will include Hudson, Hicks, and a new Alien Warrior. These are slated for a Spring 2013 release.
Alien Warrior – The new Alien Warrior is, of course, based off of the Aliens designs down to the handle bars on the forearms. The Alien Warrior will have over 30 points of articulation. The early prototype shown has me instantly sold!
Hicks and Hudson – The Colonial Marines are painstakingly detailed as you can see from some of the painted Hudson shots. We’ve gotten a Hudson before in the past from McFarlane but it was a statue, check out the poses you can get from NECA’s articulation scheme! This is the first time we are seeing a movie version of Hicks (there may have been a Kenner version, I don’t remember … the only thing I do remember was that cool red-headed guy that dresses as an Alien, that thing ruled!). According to Randy the Marines will probably get variants down the line with helmets. There are also two different Hudson heads currently … the “Game Over Man” version will be packed with the first series.
Spring 2012 can’t come soon enough! Check out the gallery below with all the Alien goodness revealed this week.