Saturday, July 4, 2015

NECA ALIEN Ripley Jumpsuit Figure Review

Jumpsuit Ripley

This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.

"In space, no one can hear you scream....."

This is the figure that all ALIEN fans have been waiting for for such a long time. It is awesome to know that Randy Falk doesn't give up easily, and that he will aggressively pursue and try all avenues in order to get a figure made. If I were Sigourney Weaver I would be ecstatic about these figures. The sculpt and likeness is amazing. 


Jumpsuit Ripley comes in the standard ALIEN packaging that we are all accustomed to. The front shows the figure with the accompanying accessories and the back shows the other figures that are also available in this wave.


As I said before, the sculpt looks great. They got all of the facial details just right. From her hair, to eyes, nose, lips, zippers, the undershirt, creases and wrinkles in the jumpsuit, the patches on the arms, the watch, and the sneakers. From head to toe, this figure is amazingly detailed.


Jumpsuit Ripley comes with my favorites accessories from this wave. This version comes with the flamethrower. NECA puts in a lot of attention to the details on the weapons and accessories for their figures. This time is no exception. The flame thrower is spot on to the one in the movie. It comes with a strap. Details such as the worn red tank on it gives it a little pop. 

Of course, the BEST accessory is Jones the cat with his bright green eyes. While the Compression Suit Ripley came with the scared hissing version, this one comes with a more relaxed kitty. I have been Jonesing for a Jonsey for a long time so this makes me happy.


Personally, this is my favorite figure of this wave of ALIEN figures. This is the classic Ripley in my mind when I think about watching this movie as a kid. NECA did an excellent job with likeness of her face and made sure to add two awesome accessories. This is definitely one figure that you are not going to want to miss out on. And if you liked this Ripley a lot then just wait until you see the next one...

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Friday, July 3, 2015

The Loyal Subjects: Transformers Laserbeak Review

Decepticon Laserbeak

When we went to Toyfair this past February one of the companies we got to see up close was The Loyal Subjects. They had a lot of great items on display that really caught our eye with a few different lines.  We were finally able to get our hands on some of these very unique figures and they really don't disappoint. I think a lot of collectors are always looking for new things that are unique to add to their collection.  A lot of us just don’t have enough space to buy and put out all of the things we love.  That’s one of the best things about The Loyal Subjects line, that they are detailed, made well, and don't take up a ton of space.  We will be reviewing some of their items over the next week or two to give you a up close look at the amazing collectibles they are putting out.

At first glance the figures seem very simplistic, but then you get to see their accessories and the cards that come with the figures.  In this review we are going to take a closer look at Laserbeak, and what he has to offer to us collectors.  

First of all, he is a very well made figure, with a perfect look of the original Laserbeak.  He is extremely fun to tinker and play with, I literally couldn't put him down once I had him in my hands.  He even has the exact tape cassette look on the bottom you would expect from the original figure.  The paint applications are precise, the decepticon symbol is a work of art, and the figure is sturdy.  The head, wings, and legs all move very well and give you a chance to pose him in different ways.  This is not a one mold no movement figure, he may be even cooler than any other Laserbeak I own or have ever seen. 

As we continue to review other Transformers and TMNT there is one thing we really notice about The Loyal Subjects figures, they are made well.  Again these are not one piece molds with 2 colors on them, they are detailed and fun to play with and pose.  The Loyal Subjects are grabbing people's attention, and I think you will be one of those people as well!

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The Loyal Subjects

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

NECA Alien Compression Suit Dallas Figure Review

Compression Suit Dallas

Pink, is his suit really pink in the movie? Dallas is that guy from Top Gun, telling Maverick he flew with his dad.  OK for real, Dallas is another integral part of the first Alien movie that had all us wondering what else is really out there.  To think in the movie they were just going home, and had to check out a planet that really had an Alien homing beacon drawing them in.  I couldn't imagine a future working in space like the crew from Alien, let alone checking out uninhabited planets that no one really has any idea what's on them.  Would you have just kept your track home, or would you have stopped to check out what the beacon was from the planet?  I guess the crew followed orders, but in the end the majority lost their lives because of it.


Dallas has that classic Alien(s) packaging that NECA continues to use for these figures and it works great. The color scheme for his suit really stands out in the packaging, but what I love most about this figure is the head sculpt.  Tom Skerritt is a cool actor that was in a lot of movies I watch as a kid in the 80's.  His head sculpt is spot on for this movie and all of those other movies he was in when I was a kid.  It's very detailed and gives the perfect look of Dallas in his compression suit from Alien.


The Dallas figure itself is the same compression suit that was used for Ripley and Kane figure.  What makes each one of them unique is their movie accuracy and amazing paint apps that bring the figure to life.  As I mentioned before I think this is one of the best face sculpts NECA has ever done for one of its movie accurate figures.  He is also made well, bends easily and no issues with paint apps on the figure.  I know some people were originally concerned with the KANE figure and some of the paint apps that were a little sticky.  The new compression suit figures from series 4 don't have any issues with this at all.  I am happy to have this Dallas figure, all three compression suit figures just look spot on and work well together.


The accessories Dallas comes with are the same ones used for Kane.  Why is that you ask? Well, they are what was used in the movie, NECA isn't going to be giving Dallas a M-60 because in the movie all the characters had the same weapons to choose from.  I actually like the gun and the light that both Kane and Dallas come with, if you have seen the movie then most likely these accessories are close to your heart. 


Yes, I now have a white, pink, and yellow compression set crew.  Doesn't that sound awesome, to set these figures up and reenact the terrors of what Alien brought us?  I can't really say which compression suit figure I like the best as they are all unique in their own way.  I really enjoy the face sculpt on the Dallas figure, as well as the rest of the compression suit figures.  NECA really did an amazing job on Series 4 Alien, I would suggest picking up all 3 figures from this line if you haven't already!

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