Mezco is dipping back into the world of ALIEN with a new Xenomorph based on the original concepts for the creature. The Big Chap is now translucent but sports a seamless body construction that eliminates the joints you’d typically see in action figures.
The Xeno is priced at $100 and will start shipping during the second quarter of 2022.
The One:12 Collective Alien “Concept Edition” features a seamless body designed with an internal skeleton armature that creates the feel of the creature’s suit from the film’s developmental stages. The aggressive eponymous creature has a hinged jaw with interchangeable inner mouths, as well as an interchangeable chest plate pierced by the ASSO-400 Harpoon Grappling Gun, as seen in the final scene of the movie.
The concept version of the Big Chap comes with the following:
- One (1) open Ovomorph egg
- One (1) closed Ovomoph egg
- One (1) coiled Facehugger
- One (1) open Facehugger
- One (1) Chestburster
- One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
- One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
- Protein polysaccharides exoskeleton
- Interchangeable chest plate
- Serrated, flexible tail
- Six (6) interchangeable hands:
- Three (3) pairs of posing hands
The Big Chap will come with all the same accessories as the screen version of the figure we covered in August. The difference is now the character and accessories are molded to have a “semiopaque, milky look.”
Yeah, that’s the only thing that ever grossed me out in the ALIEN franchise was the milky stuff found in the synthetics. Ugh. It’s probably because I wouldn’t say I like milk and the idea of being covered in that stuff. Just give the artificial lifeforms red fluids!
I’ve often wondered if the Xenomorph from Ridley Scott’s 1979 ALIEN would have had the same impact if it had more closely matched H.R. Giger’s original concepts. Those early designs contained visible eyes and a much more elongated head.
What always struck me as menacing about the Xeno was that you couldn’t see the eyesockets under need the dome. Instead, you were facing what appeared to be an unseeing blank surface with metallic teeth and the deadly inner mandible. Would audiences have felt the same terror if the creature had visible eyes?
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