Review by JoshB
The Alien ReAction figures from Super7 and Funko are a fantastic idea that hits every nostalgic note right on the money.
These figures are based off of unproduced prototypes from 1979. They would have been made by Kenner and would have had the same feel as the same figures of the time. Super7 unearthed the prototypes and brought them back to life in 2013 as "ReAction" figures. These figures are meant to replicate the look and feel of the toys as if they were originally released back in the day, right down to the packaging. Originally the brainchild of Super7, these have been picked up by Funko which allows for a wider distribution and lower price point. The collaboration with Funko also allows for the line to expand into other licensed properties.
Ash is the Nostromo’s science officer, who happens to also be an android. He’s sort of the Lobot of the Alien line. Portrayed by actor Ian Holm, Ash is the conduit between the ship and the Weyland-Yutani corporation, and his android heritage is a secret from the crew until he is attacked by Parker.
Ash is a simple action figure. The sculpt is nice, but there is nothing dynamic about him. He’s cast in blue PVC with multiple paint applications. Because Ash just rests in the bubble against the card, the elbows and back of the figure have scuff marks where it rubs against the card.
The lone accessory included with Ash is his Motion Detector.
One thing I noticed is that while all the other figures in the Alien line have the characters photo on the front, Ash does not. Instead he has an image of a generic Alien. Perhaps they could not secure the license for use of the actor’s likeness?
Check out all the Alien ReAction figures in full detail!
|Posted 10 December, 2013 - 19:48 by JoshB|