Super7 is gearing up for a retro-style summer with the release of classic vintage styled glasses AND the release of the LEGENDARY Alien 3 3/4th toy line that was scrapped over 34 years ago!
Click in to read the press release, see more pictures and hear Devall’s thoughts!
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.
Five ReAction Figures -
THE ALIEN (“BIG CHAP”) – w/ removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!
RIPLEY – w/ Flame Thrower
ASH – w/ Motion Detector
KANE IN NOSTROMO SPACESUIT – w/ removable helmet and transparent visor
DALLAS – w/ Flame Thrower
The Alien ReAction figures will retail for 19.99 a piece and will be available August/September
Also being release are four amazing vintage style collector glasses!
These four glasses present a memorable scene from the movie on the front side, featuring colorful artwork created exclusively for this Gift Set. The backs reveal the four-part lifecycle of the Xenomorph – the menacing ALIEN creature itself.
This collectible set includes:
THE SPACE JOCKEY
‘BIG CHAP’ aka THE ALIEN
RIPLEY & THE AIRLOCK
Each 16 ounce Pint Glass measures approximately 5 ¾” tall. Perfect for use in your kitchen, home bar, or dining area of The Nostromo.
The glasses will retail for 49.99 for the set of four and will be available in June!
Be sure to check out Super7Store.com for all the latest information on these amazing items!
I have to say, the gang over at Super7 have made an toy line that never made it past the prototype stage in the 70′s a toy reality! As someone who has been collecting and studying toys of the past, this is one of those legendary toy lines that a LOT of collectors wished would have become a reality. But when Alien was released to theaters, only the large scale 18 inch Alien figure made it to shelves. After that figure was boycotted and was pulled from the shelves, Kenner decided to not produce the 3 3/4th inch line.
It has become a thing of legend, with the prototypes surviving and making into the hands of private collectors. This past year at the San Diego Comic Con, Super7 surprised sci-fi and toy fans everywhere when they revealed they had acquired the use of the original prototypes and had the license from 20th Century Fox and were FINALLY going to produce these figures as they were originally supposed to have been released!
Out of EVERYTHING shown off and announced at SDCC last summer, THIS was the one reveal that I was most excited for. As a collector and fan of toys, this is a line that I believe every collector of the 3 3/4th scale would have hunted down! And finally we as collectors get the chance to own this legendary line. I will GLADLY pay 100 bucks for all five figures after all is said and done to own this amazing line finally after all these years of simply seeing pictures of the prototypes and wishing they were reality!
I advise ALL of you reading this to keep an eye out over at Super7Store.com and get your orders in when they put them live! If you are a fan of the classic Kenner-style figures in this scale, love the Alien franchise or are just a toy collector, vintage or otherwise, then these figures will be a MUST HAVE!