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QMx teases new “Alien” Q-Fig

In space, no one can hear you squeee!

That’s the sound we are making after getting teased by Quantum Mechanix about a new upcoming Q-Fig series. The company sent out this teaser earlier today, with the signature image of a certain favorite Xenomorph:

We will have to wait until this summer to hear more about it, meaning it will most likely debut during SDCC 2018. As of now, we can see we will be getting a face-hugger, but will we get a full-sized xenomorph? More curious, does this mean we are going to get the crew of the Nostromo, or perhaps Space Marines if this includes Aliens 2? We can only speculate for now.

QMx has a great line of Q-Figs, which are adorable stylized mini-statues, that currently includes Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, and some Warner Bros. characters from Animaniacs.

“Alien: Nostromo Collection” Titan Vinyls mini-figure Unboxing & Review

In space, no one can hear you open toys. It’s a good thing for that, because when me and Andrea from [InsertGeekHere] did an unboxing video of the “Alien: Nostromo Collection” from Titan Merchandise, there was plenty of high-pitched noises. We really enjoyed opening up these Titan Vinyls, and if you are not too familiar with the franchise like Andrea was, you will still be very impressed with these awesome mini-figures.

Xenomorph terror begins again in this new trailer for “Alien: Covenant”

No one can hear you scream in space… or on freshly terraformed planets.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

The movie will star Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby.

You can check it out in theaters on May 19.

NY Toy Fair 2017: NECA – Aliens, Predator, TMNT, Marvel & DC Comics, and more!

NECA is always a personal favorite of mine to check out during NY Toy Fair 2017, and this year I had the pleasure of taking the booth tour with Summer, who gave us a ton of insight and tidbits about the many new products being released this year and beyond.

In this first video, check out some of the items featuring Ash VS Evil Dead (including a Slashy Ashy puppet), Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and Batman Returns in various scales.

That Doctor Strange will be a great addition to anyone collecting those 18-inch figures, and is a gateway figure for sure since I feel like I have been lured into picking that one up now.

In part two, we talk in-depth about the many new Aliens and Predator figures, including their Kenner style figures, “Predator” anniversary line, and more from these very popular series. We also see the first peek at their crossover with Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics, by giving us breath-taking figures from Batman VS Alien, Batman VS Predator, and Superman VS Alien. Your head may explode when you see these!

Finally, we see the completed set of their 18-inch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, six-inch figures based on AMC’s “Preacher” TV show, and a new statue of Rocky and Mickey from the Brisk Iced Tea commercials (although legally they can not say that name since they do not have that license).

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Super7 Unveils Alien M.U.S.C.L.E. figures

Super7 has been teasing these mini-figures for awhile, and we can finally see them in all their glory.

Today on their Facebook page, Super7 released this image along with the following info:

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“In space, no one can hear you scream..” Arriving on December 9th! Alien M.U.S.C.L.E. Wave 1!
Pack A: Alien, Ripley, Ash
Pack B: Alien Egg, Parker, Kane in Spacesuit
Pack C: Kane with Facehugger, Attack Alien, Brett
Pack D: Kane with Chestburster, Lambert, Dallas

This means we are just a few days away from their long-awaited release! Who will be picking these up on day one (and who will buy me a set?)!

“Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film” Book Review

There is a movie that I really like, I might even consider a favorite, but I can not make myself watch it that often. It’s one of those movies that you need to be in the right mood for, and that mood is unfortunately one of absolute lonesome terror where I don’t mind seeing a phallic looking monster explode out of someone’s chest. In case you are not picking up the subtle hint, I am talking about Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic, “Alien.” A film that would inspire many others after, as well as comics and video games, the original “Alien” used the groundwork laid out by Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” and took things to a new level that made an unforgettable experience where, unlike in space, everyone will hear you scream when you watch it. If you are like me and want to get to know the behind-the-scenes story of this great movie, Quarto Publishing has you in mind with their book, “Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film.”

Written by Ian Nathan, who has also written the definitive textbook on the history behind the original Terminator movie and it’s sequel, this 176-page tome chronicles the entire process of creating this movie, which in 1979 was quite the feat. The amount of physical effects that had to be used along with the highly-detailed set and costume designs combined with the vision of Ridley Scott and his team led to a movie that created a new type of fear for the viewer and ultimately, a whole new genre for horror. Nathan’s research and interviews give us new insight on the stories that led to so many memorable moments on film.

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The book is filled with added inserts, like posters of H.R. Giger’s artwork, pages of the original script, behind the scenes polaroids, international promo posters, and so much more. I love any book that includes extra bonuses like this, giving me something to read and something to hang on my wall after I am done. It feels like the book has helped me become a production assistant on the set, and I am part of the film crew that is making this epic space scare.

All of the questions you ever had about the movie are answered here. This includes the real reason that the aliens have acid blood, how they shot the chest-burster scene and how genuine the actors reactions were (hint: VERY), and who wore the alien suit. Hearing how the actors formed a true unit behind the scenes and their stories of working together showed how much these actors bonded and why they worked together so well on camera. I don’t want to ruin too much, but I really enjoyed the sections on Ripley’s character, especially with what was cut from the movie that you should read and I should do my best not to spoil.

One of my favorite elements of this book is all of the production artwork. I am a nut for production art, especially concept art and storyboards, and this book delivers on all fronts. While there are plenty of gorgeous full-color photos on set, it is hard not to love the work done by Moebius, Ron Cobb, Dan O’Bannon, and of course H.R. Giger. This movie would be nothing without the creative minds that propelled the ideas that Scott had and took it to a new level that he most surely did not expect. This is a movie about design as much as it is about fear, and the stage was set with every piece of the puzzle that the design team crafted.

You can order “Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film” on Amazon.com for around $20, and is an absolute steal at that price. Film making is an enigma, especially when it comes to creating intricate scenes with physical effects, and this book breaks it all down for us, as well as giving us the human element with the cast and crew who made this movie happen. This book is for any fan of the “Aliens” movies, as well as movie buffs in general whether you plan on becoming a part of Hollywood or just enjoy watching a great film.

It looks like I am going to have to put on my “big boy pants” and watch this movie again, now that I have a newfound sense of what went on behind the scenes. Will it make things any less scary for me? Probably not, and I certainly hope not, but knowing the story behind the story will give me a whole new way to admire this film.