Prepare to Have Your Face Melted… or Hugged By SUPER 7′s SDCC Re-Action ‘Alien’ Exclusives!
June 19, 2013

They say “In space no one can hear you scream”, but I’m on Earth and I’m screaming like an 8 year old girl over the overload of AWESOME that is Super 7′s reveal of their 2013 SDCC exclusives.   I’ve had to sit on this information for months, but now we can tell you all the faux-vintage brilliance that Super 7 has planned for this highly anticipated line.

I’m loving all the the thought and creativity that Super 7 has put into the line and the fun “what would Kenner have done?” seems to be their mantra.   It makes me want to say “Bring on the Nostromo Mini-Rig!”

I’ve seen a few folks ask about the alien “Big Chap” figure having 2 right hands, but that is not the case.  The BIG CHAP has two thumbs on each hand. Accurate to the film and (of course) accurate to the original Kenner prototype.

Check out the full press release below:

In 1979, prototypes for 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN film were developed but never manufactured.  Through our network of industry and collector contacts, Super7 has unearthed reference material and original 34-year-old prototypes and will now make these “lost toys” a reality. Under authorization from 20th Century Fox, Super7 will produce the full series of ALIEN toys as part of our ReAction Figure Series (Retro-Action).  Each is stylized exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging.

Super7 will offer FOUR different ALIEN ReAction Figure exclusives at San Diego Comic Con!

Read on for details of each exclusive:

SDCC EXCLUSIVE #1

ALIEN REACTION FIGURE “EARLY BIRD PACKAGE”

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Preorders for the ALIEN ReAction Figures will begin at San Diego Comic Con….and fans who preorder a set of the five ReAction Figures at our Super7’s booth will get more than they ever expected – a full Early Bird Package containing:

An ALIEN figures display stage (including original artwork created in the style of 1970s packages), Space Club Membership Card, ALIEN photos, and a sheet of ALIEN stickers!

But the best part is this Package is FREE when you preorder your set of five figures at SDCC!  The five ReAction Figures will be complete with accessories and on Blister Card packages -
* THE ALIEN (“BIG CHAP”) – with removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!
* RIPLEY – with Flame Thrower
* ASH – with Motion Detector
* DALLAS  – with Flame Thrower
* KANE in NOSTROMO SPACESUIT – with removable helmet and transparent visor

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The Early Bird preorder for the five figures is only $100.00 in the Continental US, Rest of the world $125 (+tax) and the cost includes shipping fees!  No additional postage necessary!    The figures will ship between October 1~December 31, 2013, and the Early Bird Package will be handed to you on the spot at SDCC.

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ALIEN REACTION FIGURES – EARLY BIRD PACKAGE | 5 Figure Preorder, Kit, and Free shipping | $100.00 for the set | Limited quantities – while supplies last | Available at Super7 booth #5245


SDCC EXCLUSIVE #2

ALIEN REACTION FIGURE 2 PACK “DISCOVERED SALES SAMPLES” BIG CHAP & KANE

Super7 tracked down a retired toy sales representative who had a storage unit filled with old catalogs and toys from the 1970s, including a most amazing find:  cases of “ALIEN SALES SAMPLES” designated for 1979’s Toy Fair!   Each package contains two figures – the ALIEN (Big Chap) and KANE (in Nostromo Space Suit) -  in unpainted “test shot” blue plastic.  These samples were intended for distribution to wholesale buyers looking for the “next big space movie” product in the 3 ¾” scale.   Ultimately, the line was cancelled –as shown by the large red stamp on the box and enclosed letter to the sales staff – and these samples never were taken to the trade show.

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Okay, full disclaimer: These two-packs are brand new and we are joking about “discovering” them.  As far as we have been able to ascertain, ALIEN figures were never displayed at any toy show or event, which made us wonder what really happened behind the scenes.   Taking that curiosity further, we decided to create “the sales samples that never existed” and turn it into fun collectible…and a great way to kick off the ReAction Figure series!

Super7 will bring a limited quantity of the “Discovered Sales Samples” to San Diego Comic Con!  This will be the first opportunity for collectors to own the ALIEN and KANE in ReAction Figure format – five points of articulation, extendable inner jaws, removable clear dome, removable clear space helmet.    Each two-pack in “cancelled” packaging (including the sales staff letter) retails for only $40.00

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ALIEN REACTION FIGURE 2 PACK – DISCOVERED SALES SAMPLES | Big Chap &  Kane | $40.00 for the set | Limited quantities – while supplies last | Available at Super7 booth #5245


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ALIEN REACTION FIGURE BASES

Classic 3 ¾” figures are known to have holes in the heel of the toy, and ReAction Figures will keep that tradition alive!   And if there is a hole in the foot, there needs to be a peg somewhere to connect…

Super7 has created an Exclusive Base in the shape of the ALIEN ReAction Figure logo complete with said peg.  These bases will fit the upcoming ALIEN ReAction Figures as well as most vintage 3 ¾” scale toys.   Visit the Super7 booth, sign up for our mailing list, and you will receive a Figure Base for FREE!

ALIEN REACTION FIGURE BASE | Free!  While supplies last. | Available at Super7 booth #5245


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ALIEN REACTION FIGURE CATALOG

Thirty-four years in the making!  Get the lowdown on Super7′s plans for the ALIEN ReAction Figure line in our “vintage style” catalog!  A limited quantity of this popular catalog have been printed for San Diego Comic Con – and these will be available for FREE!    Formatted exactly like the 3 3/4” space-figure booklets of yesteryear, this 12-page catalog features brand new information and photos on all five of the ALIEN ReAction Figures.    Much of the catalog text and imagery is adapted from original toy packages and sales materials from the 1979 ALIEN product line, continuing the fun, retro vibe of the ReAction Figures themselves.

ALIEN REACTION FIGURE CATALOG | Free!  While supplies last. | Available at Super7 booth #5245

 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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