Ripley’s battle with the xenomorph queen is sheet excellence on many different levels. From the special effects to the sheer size of these battling mothers, it’s hard not to put this in any Top 10 list of epic sci-fi battles.
Over the years, various companies have released models of the power loaded both with and without Ellen Ripley. Finally, the Good Smile Company is adding both to its Moderoid line of models. For $97.99 at the Big Bad Toy Store, you get a 1/12th scale of the last survivor of the Nostromo and the P-5000 Power Work Loader from Caterpillar, Inc. The kit is set for release in August 2022.
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The hydraulic cylinders extend and retract in conjunction with the model’s arm and leg parts. Using an internal gear system, the claws can also be opened and closed. The wiring cables have been recreated with soft tube material.
A plastic model kit of Ellen Ripley herself is included so you can display her in the Power Loader! Ripley is also articulated, making it easy to display her moving in tandem with the power loader. Water-slide decals to recreate the markings of the machine are also included.
The model kit will have water slide decals. I’ve checked out other Moderoid models, and some of them appear to come pre-painted, but weathering is up to the person building the model. I hope Ripley is fully painted. Assembling models is something I do every week, but I wouldn’t say I like painting faces and eyes; I never got good at it.
What do you think of this power loader model? If it doesn’t come pre-painted, would you still buy it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
[Source: Big Bad Toy Store]