“ Manufacturer: Kenner / Age: 4 Years+ „
The Aliens films are some of the favourite movies, excluding the ones where they turned into 'Alien vs Predator.' The best of the bunch in my opinion has to be the second films 'Aliens.' It was not until the mid nineties though that toymaker Kenner decided to start producing action figures from the film. Given that 'Aliens' does indeed have lots of aliens and lots of marines it seemed a good place to start. The films are aimed at a much older audience though and the figures are designed for younger kids, though I have to question this!
This alien is the nasty Hive Wars Acid Alien and he is one of the later figures in the lineup to have been produced. First off, great packaging and really cool colours which bring to mind the scenery from the film, so this is an instant draw for me as a collector and film fan. The figure inside can be posed at the limbs and bears a likeness to the very original alien from the first film. His body is spindly and slim and the head is a good elongated shape, just like the HR Giger creation. There is a shiny surface to the alien and the bodywork is smooth and refined.
The model benefits from some bold articulation on the torso and this brings it to life and there is some definition on the legs and head too. The only downsides are the colours, which are quite one dimensional and the spindly legs make him hard to balance. The toy is a decent size though and he stands at several inches in height and looks authentic and monstrous. A must-have item for the fans of the films and a consideration for the casual action figure buyer.