New metallic Alien figure   New Ripley figure Funko

Entertainment Earth is now shipping pretty much all of its gigantic, multi-franchise line of action figures inspired by the Kenner line of Star Wars action figures from the 1970s.  Many aren’t aware that Ridley Scott’s Alien had its own line of figures by Kenner, developed and ready to produce until someone realized they were marketing toys to kids based on an R-rated movie most wouldn’t get to see.  Those figures were finally remade by Funko toys and discussed here at borg.com last November.

The success of the Alien line prompted figures from nearly every great sci-fi and horror franchise you can think of except Star Wars:  Firefly, Back to the Future, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Predator, Escape from New York, and Terminator.  Blockbuster horror films including Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and even the cult classic The Crow.  And classic monster films including Dracula, Phantom of the Opera, and The Wolfman.  We previewed all of them here.and here and here.  A similar but unrelated toy line is producing its own line of Six Million Dollar Man and The Twilight Zone figures, too.

Facehugger figure   Kane chestburst figure

Make no mistake, these figures aren’t for the discerning high-end collector of photo-real sculpts.  These figures celebrate all things retro in their dated styling and five-points of articulation in a world of figures made today with far more movement and features.

Now you can pre-order Wave 2 of Ridley Scott’s Alien as interpreted by Funko’s ReAction line from Entertainment Earth, including the creepy Facehugger, gross-out Chestburster, new metallic Xenomorph, and Ellen Ripley in spacesuit (sorry, no cat accessory included).  Click on the photos above to order.  You know you want to!

Which are the best?  We at borg.com have handled pretty much all of them and all the Funko ReAction figures and nicely designed cards are superb.  But it’s hard to beat the SDCC 2014 exclusive invisible Predator with green blood spatter, shown here.  Other key figures we bet will only increase in collectability in the future are the SDCC 2014 Jayne Cobb with hat from Firefly, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the whole design of the Mia Wallace figure from Pulp Fiction, complete with its with distressed, pulp paperback-style card back.

Glow in dark Predator

Fans of Predator will also want to pre-order the newest Predator variant, the Entertainment Earth exclusive glow-in-the-dark Predator, here, coming soon only from Entertainment Earth.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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