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Review Alien - Revoltech - Revoltech SFX 001 (Kaiyodo)Review Alien - Revoltech - Revoltech SFX 001 (Kaiyodo)Review

MaakieMaakie4個月前
This is a SFW review, but as a small warning I like to put out that there are quite a bit of phallic and yonic references in the design.

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Welcome to my review! Today I will be talking about a figure of Alien (also known as Xenomorph) ENTRY #1699 from the 1979 movie by the same name ENTRY #11520 ! This action figure ITEM #21667 is part of the Revoltech line ENTRY #23357 (specifically the first one in their sci-fi line ENTRY #25309 ) and is made by Kaiyodo ENTRY #7635 . The figure was originally released in 2010 with a re-release in 2013. In 2014 they released the figure again, but as a 'renewal' version. As I own the original 2010 release, this review will cover that one. I don't know which specific parts were improved or changed in the renewal. You can check out a review of the renewal version by THARGLET here: tharglet.me.uk/... . The only differences we managed to find are improvements in shading and decals.

I will start off with telling some more about her background.

Background

The 1979 movie Alien is an absolute classic in both the sci-fi and horror genre, so if you have not seen it, I highly recommend if you like either genres (or both)! Because of the solid acting and good use of sets and costumes it has aged very well and is still very recommendable to watch.

The Alien (also called the Xenomorph and a few other names) is the main enemy of the first movie. She enters a human spaceship and terrorizes the crew. Something that I personally really like about the Alien and the movie itself, is how (just like if something like this would happen in real life,) it's all completely 'alien'. You don't know what she can('t) do, you don't know her weaknesses, it's just this...being so completely different from a human that is moving somewhere along the small space you are living in...

The reason why and how I got her

Similar to my reason mentioned in the Batman Play Arts Kai review ITEM #78309 , this figure was a gift for my husband as we both really like the movie Alien. He's more into sci-fi and I'm more into horror, making this movie a very good combination for us to watch and discuss. It really never gets old!

Original art

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The movie Alien is very dark and a lot of the Alien her looks can be hard to see even in the movie itself.

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The design of the first movie was used, rather than other movies or iterations.

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Something that is quite hard to see in the movie is the skull with phallic extenstion that is underneath 'the hood'. A lot Alien collectibles simply forget about it or just paint some smudges of grey-ish shading. As you will see in the upcoming review, this was luckily not skipped by Kaiyodo!

Video

For people that prefer the box shots, first look and first shots of the figure as a video, please take a look at the inserted video below. For the people interested in pictures: keep on scrolling!



Parts of this video will also appear as gifs during this review! And again the following notice: Multiple of my gifs were too big for resizing and I don't have the software in which I made these gifs anymore. This means you'll have to watch the video to see all the angles and poses animated!

Review note

Before I start this review it's probably good to let you know my other references in this figure line (old to new):
- Yoko ITEM #2936 , my first ever Revoltech bought shortly after release in either 2008 or 2009 (have sold her since then)
- Gloomy Bear ITEM #11353 , bought the first release around 2010 (had this one shortly on display, now in storage).
- Woody ITEM #30387 , I bought one of his re-releases, but not sure which one, I think the one from 2013 (had this one for a long time on display, now in storage).

The figure from this review was released and bought by me inbetween my purchases of Gloomy and Woody.

My experience so far with the Revoltech line is that the posability is not as good as other well known action figure lines, such as Figma, but their detail quality is very high.

The Box

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The front of the box has a very cool look referencing the movie.

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My box of this figure arrived with the sticker to keep the front piece closed, already peeled off the front... I remember from my Woody that the sticker already came off a short while after getting him. Good idea from Kaiyodo, bad execution.

The side of the box explains the joint system of Revoltech.

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The other side of the box shows a cool picture of the figure.

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The back mentions the extra parts the figure comes with, highlights some details and shows some display options.

It's interesting how they make the facehugger and egg look so small, while they are about 75% of the height of Alien.

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The opened box looks really cool. There is a lot of information about the movie on the left side and the right side gives you a big window to look at the figure.

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I like the logo for the Sci-Fi Revoltech line and it also feels a bit special to have the item numbered '001' in it.

First Look

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The figure comes with the following parts:
- Alien herself
- Facehugger
- Egg
- Base
- Nameplate (can be attached to the base by a peg)
- Small orange storage box

Extra parts

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When it comes to the extra parts, let me start with the storage box, because I am just really confused by this item. I assume it's to hold loose parts of this figure, but the only part that can fit in here is the nameplate. It also can't be used as an extra base as there is no outer peg either to place the Alien her foot in. If someone reading this review can enlighten me, I would love to know. I can't remember any of my other Revoltech's coming with something like this (or maybe...my Yoko used to have one, but I am not sure anymore).

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The egg and the facehugger being included really helped in deciding to order this figure. The phallic and yonic designs are very present here.

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The facehugger can easily be inserted into the egg. I love the sculpting and painting on the center part.

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The sculpt of the back looks very good, but the paint is lacking and the decals look cheap to be honest.

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Although there is no posability, it's a really cool piece by itself to display.

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When held in bright (sun)light you can see the transparency effect in the egg, very cool!

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The egg also has a very nice glistering effect that can mainly be seen in movement.

Base

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The base of this figure is just...sad. The base has one peg and you can choose to either stick the nameplate in there or one of the feet of the Alien (and place nameplate loose next to it).

The main Figure

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Even with the small size, this figure just has a menacing presence because of it's design. The dark colors make the joints also blend away in the design.

Looking at all the details!

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The 'hood' is very nicely see-through.

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It can also easily be removed. Underneath you will find a really nice spine sculpt and some airbrushed colors.

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The mouth can smoothly be opened to reveal the well known tongue.

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The tongue can be pulled out because of a nifty mechanism. The detailing on the tongue itself is however, disappointing.

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The transparency effects return on a lot of parts of this figure and are super cool.

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The 'pipes' on the back have good sculpting and shading.

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The ribcage has transparent pieces layered over opaque pieces. What I really admire with this figure is all the detail, it would be so easy to just throw a lot of black shapes on this design and call it a day, but sculptor Yatake Yoshinori ENTRY #21908 went all out! From what I understand from the sculptor their website, they are also a very big fan of Alien and have made multiple fan made sculptures of her before this widely released figure, so that probably has helped in the love that went into this project!

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All the details are there and I always loved the 'double thumb' hands. I only think the silver at the fingertips is a bit crudely applied.

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I can just swoon on and on about those details.

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The feet are sculpted nicely as well, including the pointy pieces at the back. Only nitpicks are the base being a dust magnet and again the silver nails not being painted that well.

Posability

So let's throw all that positivity from the sculpt out of the way and get to the posabilty of this figure! My expectations were low because of my earlier experiences with Revoltech, but oooh boy.

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She can't stand by herself, so you are basically stuck with attaching either her left or right foot to the base peg and go from there.

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"Hi!"

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"Hello my baby
Hello my honey
Hello my ragtime girl"


There is quite a bit of movability, but you are so limited in what you do because of the peg that needs to stay in the base. Anything bending a bit more down than this was impossible to do, so this figure is not as dynamic as I hoped.

Final look

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With the posing being so frustrating, I settled on a more generic movie poster pose. Even though it's something simple, I do like the nameplate with the figure, makes it feel a bit more luxurious than your average action figure.

Size comparison

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The Alien herself is a bit bigger than your average Figma. She does not scale well with scaled figures, maybe it will look good if you let her terrorize trading figures.

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The facehugger with egg can be separately displayed with other figures. Displayed like this, it's like a high quality trading figure/small sized scaled figure standing on the shelf.

The Points

Positive
+ The facehugger and egg are awesome extra parts.
+ Really amazing detailing.

Neutral
+/- Closing velcro sticker on the box design is known for easily coming off (also with other Revoltech figures).

Negative
- Horrible base.
- Dramatic posability.

The Scores

Sculpting 9/10
Top notch sculpting work and amazing to see it on such a small scale all there.

Painting 8/10
Alien herself looks amazing, except for her cheap looking silver nails. Overall great paint, but some weird choices were made in production.

Posability 5/10
Horrendous, you are basically stuck to only using walking/standing positions and either need to use the ugly base at all times or find an alternative for the base.

Base 4/10
It's a weird choice to only have one peg in the base while you offer two things to be inserted to the base (figure and nameplate). Furthermore the base is a boring black disc and it will always be on display as the figure can't go without it.

Packaging 7/10
Cool packaging design, but the velcro sticker that keeps breaking off with Revoltech releases is annoying.

Extra's - Egg and facehugger 8/10
The egg and facehugger are such big extra's, that they can almost be counted as separate figures. The effects and sculpting on them are amazing, the painting very good except for some missing shading and cheap looking decals.

Enjoyment NA/NA
I decided to not rate enjoyment with this figure, as I'm currently torn about it. I love the sculpt of this figure, but the posability is absolutely frustrating. This has made me have such a love/hate relationship with the figure that it's hard to rate. A while ago I put her up for sale, to take her out of it again after a few weeks when I was certain about my emigration and moved her with me. This figure is in storage right now and I'm doubting if I should keep her in my collection or put her up for sale again when I can reach this figure again.

Conclusion

Amazing sculpt, bad posability. If you're a fan of this franchise and don't mind that you have to put this figure in a static pose, it's a recommendable figure. However, if you are someone that likes dynamic poses and playing with your action figures, it's better to skip this one, unless you really want the facehugger and egg.

Availability

Originally released for ¥2,714, which is a very fair price for what you get, this figure now goes for around ¥5K on average for a second hand copy. It's very hard to see if the sources selling it for ¥5K have the original or renewal version of the figure. As the renewal was released for ¥3,619 (almost ¥1K extra), I'm curious what was changed (or possibly improved) for this price hike (hopefully at least the base). THARGLET has reviewed the reneal version here: tharglet.me.uk/... . The only differences we managed to find are improvements in shading and decals. So the renewal still comes with the issues in posing and base.

Anyway, I would think that for the original release price you get a great sculpt for the Alien, facehugger and egg and can't complain that much about the issues with posability. However, I don't know if I find it worth the ¥5K myself if I would have to pay current market price.

And to finish it!

For those who read all this way, thank you! My next review will be about something cute again, Rio's prize figure ITEM #54033 from Hello Kitty to Issho!

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評分6/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Extra's

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ddarko4個月前#77297342In the ones I own, they do have the joints, but the armour pretty much restricts a lot of the movement. For some reason, my Nova has a lot of stiff joints in her left leg, but apparently it was a common issue with her release. I should do the hot water / blow drier treatment, but never got around to it haha.
Yes, the Alien Queen has a lot of bootlegs. So does the Ryu Hayabusa figure they did for Ninja Gaiden 2. I still kick myself to this day for not getting one when they had it at a local store back when it was released. Now, it is almost impossible to find the original. He has really good articulation by the way. The best Ryu figure ever made I think haha.
$25-$35 is decent. In the US, you can often find them for $19.99, but one has to be visiting at the right time to get one for that price.


Oh interesting! My NECA's are with so little joints I thought most of them were limited to 'swiveling around' only. I think only my Little Sister (Bioshock) has both arm and knee joints. Joint quality is so-so, they pop off quite easily.

Wow that Ryu bootleg looks pretty bad, it's missing so much of the shading! I've got to be honest: The joints on both look pretty obnoxious though, especially the one on the upper arms. From the real one, his sword and headpiece look very nice!

Yeah I think there was some kind of import deal (with Diamond Select Toys iirc) that makes us be able to get the figures for almost the same price. :) This is pretty rare for Europe, though!

tharglet4個月前#77298802Yeah, that's what the Legacy line is. To quote the translated version of kaiyodo.co.jp/i...
As regards the hood, no it is not removable on the figure - it's not designed to be able to grab it and the instructions do not list it as a removable part.


I see! Then it took Woody a lot of re-releases before he became 'Legacy'. :^)

Too bad, but on the other hand I was also surprised at how easily it can be removed from this figure!
4個月前
Maakie4個月前#77297273he got re-released as a 'Legacy of Revoltech'. Hrmm, now that I re-read that, maybe it's just a name for best-selling figures?
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Oooh~ Those are some really cool close-ups! I love the blue shading! Can you also remove her 'hood'?


Yeah, that's what the Legacy line is. To quote the translated version of kaiyodo.co.jp/i...
KaiyodoFrom the revoltech products released so far, we have picked up items with high resale demands and revived the package with a new design!

As regards the hood, no it is not removable on the figure - it's not designed to be able to grab it and the instructions do not list it as a removable part.
4個月前
Maakie4個月前#77297273
Yeah with the NECA I also have and had, they had some movement here and there, but it's very limited. Mostly limited to spinning head, arms and legs and no actual joints in knees or arms.
I was by the way surprised when I looked up the Alien Queen and saw a lot of bootlegs out there from her, overall I don't see much NECA bootlegs.
I'm not sure how it is in this country I recently moved to (Finland), but when I still lived in the Netherlands, they were pretty decent. Most of the average releases (normal sized figure with 1 or 2 accessories) were 20-30 euros, about $25-35.


In the ones I own, they do have the joints, but the armour pretty much restricts a lot of the movement. For some reason, my Nova has a lot of stiff joints in her left leg, but apparently it was a common issue with her release. I should do the hot water / blow drier treatment, but never got around to it haha.

Yes, the Alien Queen has a lot of bootlegs. So does the Ryu Hayabusa figure they did for Ninja Gaiden 2. I still kick myself to this day for not getting one when they had it at a local store back when it was released. Now, it is almost impossible to find the original. He has really good articulation by the way. The best Ryu figure ever made I think haha.

$25-$35 is decent. In the US, you can often find them for $19.99, but one has to be visiting at the right time to get one for that price.
4個月前
tharglet4個月前#77278152This is fairly standard for Kaiyodo imo - their renewals are usually just a change in the packaging, and are more re-release than a new version. The EVA figures I believe used to come with the crap "V" stands, and now it's a hex-shaped base which is a lot better and sturdier. The old Kaiyodo action stands are super-shite - the base isn't heavy or big enough, so most action poses tend to send the figure for a crash-landing.

That's disappointing. I'm not a Revoltech expert and from the 4 releases I got they were always earlier ones. Woody apparently also later got a 'renewal', if it's the same thing: he got re-released as a 'Legacy of Revoltech'. Hrmm, now that I re-read that, maybe it's just a name for best-selling figures? (Like games getting Platinum, Players Choice etc.)

When I still had my Yoko Revoltech I just had her stuck in one pose:

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It required a lot of balancing, and I was basically stuck with a flying pose as she couldn't properly be posed standing.

tharglet4個月前#77278175If you're interested in the mouth, here's a couple of photos I did for an upcoming blog of my Figma:
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https://i.ibb.co/K5VJXHn/image.png


Oooh~ Those are some really cool close-ups! I love the blue shading! Can you also remove her 'hood'?

Bah-Roo4個月前#77278540Oh god, I never knew that xenomorphs had a freaky human looking skull underneath their phallic black heads... that's horrifying! But kind of cool. But mostly horrifying XD
It's cool that that detail is included in this figure, even cooler that you can remove the hood. Does make you kind of wonder what the fuck is up with their anatomy tho, haha.
The mini mouth that pops out is the weakest part of this figure. I gotta say, in the banner pic for your review at first glance I thought that was a wrench sticking out of her mouth, lol


Haha, it's very hard to notice that in the overall pretty dark movies! :)

And LOL, when I saw the tongue I was just a bit disappointed, in close ups in this review it looks even worse than in person!

ddarko4個月前#77296521I actually do not have any Alien or Predator figures unfortunately. But, on another site I follow (ToyArk), they have a significant NECA coverage and there are lots of collectors of the NECA lines. So I’ve seen their discussions and figure reviews.
I do own NECA Sylvanas, Nova and Raynor (I love Starcraft and used to play a bit of Heroes of the Storm long time ago with Sylvanas as my main before she was nerfed). My experience was that their sculpt-work was exceptional, BUT, articulation was very limited, especially with Sylvanas. The paint colour was also a bit too dark for her skin, but that might have just been a design choice. From what I hear though, those figures are like the exception, and their other lines do have decent articulation like on the Aliens and Predators.
The other thing with NECA is that the price point is hard to beat when then contenders are Revo or Figma. Some of the Figma figures are the price of the Alien Queen lol.
Speaking of the Queen, there are three versions released by NECA so far. You have the blueish Queen from Aliens, a red one from the comics, and a brownish one from Alien resurrection. I have been waiting to get one of the Queens eventually, preferably the blue or brown one, just to have my Figmas and Revo ones posed in a battle setting for display haha.
P.S. I just realized that NECA might not be as cheap in Europe as it is in North America due to the shipping and import fees. So maybe they aren’t too attractive from the perspective of price point?


Yeah with the NECA I also have and had, they had some movement here and there, but it's very limited. Mostly limited to spinning head, arms and legs and no actual joints in knees or arms.

I was by the way surprised when I looked up the Alien Queen and saw a lot of bootlegs out there from her, overall I don't see much NECA bootlegs.

I'm not sure how it is in this country I recently moved to (Finland), but when I still lived in the Netherlands, they were pretty decent. Most of the average releases (normal sized figure with 1 or 2 accessories) were 20-30 euros, about $25-35.
4個月前
Maakie4個月前#77278123
Yeah especially with the inside of the facehugger and the side views of the Alien's head I thought to myself..."Is this NSFW?". :P
And ah, you seem to chime in on NECA, do you have some of them yourself? I have NECA figures from other franchises and overall the quality is very nice, but in my experience so far the non-human characters look better. And I googled it and wow, that Alien Queen is impressive!

I actually do not have any Alien or Predator figures unfortunately. But, on another site I follow (ToyArk), they have a significant NECA coverage and there are lots of collectors of the NECA lines. So I’ve seen their discussions and figure reviews.

I do own NECA Sylvanas, Nova and Raynor (I love Starcraft and used to play a bit of Heroes of the Storm long time ago with Sylvanas as my main before she was nerfed). My experience was that their sculpt-work was exceptional, BUT, articulation was very limited, especially with Sylvanas. The paint colour was also a bit too dark for her skin, but that might have just been a design choice. From what I hear though, those figures are like the exception, and their other lines do have decent articulation like on the Aliens and Predators.

The other thing with NECA is that the price point is hard to beat when then contenders are Revo or Figma. Some of the Figma figures are the price of the Alien Queen lol.

Speaking of the Queen, there are three versions released by NECA so far. You have the blueish Queen from Aliens, a red one from the comics, and a brownish one from Alien resurrection. I have been waiting to get one of the Queens eventually, preferably the blue or brown one, just to have my Figmas and Revo ones posed in a battle setting for display haha.

P.S. I just realized that NECA might not be as cheap in Europe as it is in North America due to the shipping and import fees. So maybe they aren’t too attractive from the perspective of price point?
4個月前
Oh god, I never knew that xenomorphs had a freaky human looking skull underneath their phallic black heads... that's horrifying! But kind of cool. But mostly horrifying XD

It's cool that that detail is included in this figure, even cooler that you can remove the hood. Does make you kind of wonder what the fuck is up with their anatomy tho, haha.

The mini mouth that pops out is the weakest part of this figure. I gotta say, in the banner pic for your review at first glance I thought that was a wrench sticking out of her mouth, lol
4個月前
Eccmy4個月前#77277619
Honestly, I'm eyeing more on the Xenomorph Figma ITEM #675881 than this Revoltech's.
The mouth design on this Revoltech is a disaster, it looks like they inserted a random piece of plastic. What's the point of all these other small details on the design if you can't get right such an important part of the creature? >_>
And from the look of your review, the posability problem too isn't a good prospect.


If you're interested in the mouth, here's a couple of photos I did for an upcoming blog of my Figma:
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https://i.ibb.co/K5VJXHn/image.png
4個月前
Maakie4個月前#77278123It's a bit of a shame that for the renewal there are only minor improvements in paint and not actual big changes in the design of the figure in general.

This is fairly standard for Kaiyodo imo - their renewals are usually just a change in the packaging, and are more re-release than a new version. The EVA figures I believe used to come with the crap "V" stands, and now it's a hex-shaped base which is a lot better and sturdier. The old Kaiyodo action stands are super-shite - the base isn't heavy or big enough, so most action poses tend to send the figure for a crash-landing.
4個月前
FigyourEd4個月前#77277054Nice Review!
The detail is quite impressive.
Even the detail on the facehugger is better than most R-18 figures.


Thanks for liking the review! And yeah I agree on you there haha.

Heldrik4個月前#77277319That was a nice review, Maakie.
Can't go wrong with with good ol' Big Chap. Seing how well made it us makes me wonder when the hell will Ripley get a figure... I'm not asking for something like the Kenner toys from the early 90's (although they were awesome) but come on, the protagonist definitely needs more love.


Thanks! :) And well, I guess you have to look at Western manufacturers for that. NECA has made quite a bit of Ripley figures and although I don't own one myself, I always thought this one was pretty decent for the price:

https://media3.reservoirtoys.com/15661-thickbox_atch/predator-series-9-jungle-disguise-dutch-figure-18-cm-neca.jpg

ddarko4個月前#77277416Nice review. It was pretty funny about the nsfw aspect. Never thought about it that way haha.
For Alien figures (and predators), I think the gold standard at the moment is probably NECA. They are good size, and the sculpt work is usually really good too. I don’t know if you have seen the NECA Alien Queen, but that thing is absolutely massive!


Yeah especially with the inside of the facehugger and the side views of the Alien's head I thought to myself..."Is this NSFW?". :P

And ah, you seem to chime in on NECA, do you have some of them yourself? I have NECA figures from other franchises and overall the quality is very nice, but in my experience so far the non-human characters look better. And I googled it and wow, that Alien Queen is impressive!

tharglet4個月前#77277421With my experience of clear plastics, there could be issues with integrity if they were clear. Would look cool though.
The orange box is Kaiyodo's standard accessory box - I have a bunch of these in a few different colours (yellow, orange, grey). As you found out, they're a bit useless as you can't store much in them so the vast majority of mine are empty. If you have a Revoltech with spare hands or something, those can go in there, but the Alien doesn't have anything meaningful that can actually fit. And many figures have parts that won't go in there, so I prefer just to bag the accessories together instead of use the stupid box.
Yeah, I get the feeling mine has more distinct paint, but that's all I could really see that looked different.


Yeah I assume they wouldn't be sturdy enough, but it would have been a cool look!

Similar to how with Figma everyone gets this same bag, these come with same/similar boxes. Alien doesn't even have extra parts to put in there, except for the nameplate I guess, haha.

It's a bit of a shame that for the renewal there are only minor improvements in paint and not actual big changes in the design of the figure in general.

Eccmy4個月前#77277619Excellent review, Maakie! I'm personnally a big fan of the Alien franchise (I do like the first film too, but my fave one is the second film by far), so I really enjoyed seeing a review of one of its figures for once.
Honestly, I'm eyeing more on the Xenomorph Figma ITEM #675881 than this Revoltech's.
The mouth design on this Revoltech is a disaster, it looks like they inserted a random piece of plastic. What's the point of all these other small details on the design if you can't get right such an important part of the creature? >_>
And from the look of your review, the posability problem too isn't a good prospect.


Thanks for enjoying the review! :)

I don't know anyone that has the Figma, but we can be 99% sure that the posability will be better at least. Looking at the prototype pictures, the sculpt seems to hit all the details as well and has some more nice shading. The tongue and facehugger are definitely sculpted better. Considering you pay a lot more for the Figma, this Revoltech might still be a good 'lower budget' choice. ;) If you eventually buy the Figma, I would like to hear from you!
4個月前
Excellent review, Maakie! I'm personnally a big fan of the Alien franchise (I do like the first film too, but my fave one is the second film by far), so I really enjoyed seeing a review of one of its figures for once.

Honestly, I'm eyeing more on the Xenomorph Figma ITEM #675881 than this Revoltech's.
The mouth design on this Revoltech is a disaster, it looks like they inserted a random piece of plastic. What's the point of all these other small details on the design if you can't get right such an important part of the creature? >_>
And from the look of your review, the posability problem too isn't a good prospect.
4個月前
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