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Alien: Classic Alien 18 Inch Figure

Released on 15 August 2008

4.0 out of 5 (6 customer reviews) | Write a review

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This 18" figure release is based on the well known Xenomorph creature first seen in Ridley Scott's 1979 science fiction horror film "Alien". Designed by the award-winning Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer H. R. Giger this Alien is a well known and instantly recognisable character and this large action figure will be a huge hit with fans.

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 Average rating (6 reviews)

 Alien: Classic Alien 18" Figure.

| | See all gimmi245's reviews (1)

The description is spot on. With other figures I end up having to re sculpt part to bring them up to par, {not in this case}. As far as I can tell it's an exact copy of the H.R Giger design from Ridly Scott's alien. It about 1/4 scale and is heavy, made out of a tough plastic and is very well painted and includes the transparent hood that reveals the scull / snake skeleton detail of the original, the dome was slightly misshapen on mine but not to bad. I had problems affixing the legs at the knee joints but heating with a hair drier fixed this.
I can't praise this figure enough and in my opinion is excellent value for money, a must for Alien fans. Jim. Worcestershire.

 Superb quality Alien action figure at a low price

| | See all rcl999's reviews (1)

Before I start let me just say that this is an extremely impressive model. The height, the weight and the sheer detail makes it a must for any Alien fan. I'm not sure what everyone else paid for theirs but mine cost 38 pounds and it was worth every penny. The picture shown really doesn't do it any justice.
As has already been stated, seven pieces need to be attached to the main body once it's removed from the box - both legs from the knee down, plus the dorsal fin and four tubes which are connected at the back.
Unlike most of the other reviewers I didnt have a problem joining either leg. In fact quite the opposite, they both slipped in easily - far too easily in the case of the left leg which then moved too freely. Too add to this problem, the right hip joint was also way too free-moving making it practically impossible to manipulate the creature into any decent stance without him ending up in a ridiculous looking yoga position!
To solve this I simply removed the leg and added enough cardboard around the joint until it became stiff when re-attached. For the hip joint I kept wrapping thread round the inner joint, frequently rotating the leg until it became stiffer (a thin shoe lace would probably have done it quicker). Also, on mine, there was a quarter inch scratch on one of the legs which had removed the body colour leaving a noticable white line. However, a black marker pen dabbed along the line completely concealed it. I'm sure this would work on any dark-coloured part of the model.
Like some people I too had problems trying to move the ankles, knee and elbow joints. But as it had not long been delivered I assumed the pieces were just cold so left it for a few hours to warm up before trying again, which did the trick.
The articulation points are the jaw, neck (turns and tilts), ball-joint at each shoulder, upper arms (rotation), elbows, wrists (rotation), waist (rotates 180 degrees and tilts forward and back), hips, legs at knee (rotation), knees, ankles, and tail (full articulation, and can if needed be used as an aid for stance). So 20 in total, plus the inner jaw/teeth extension - which in my opinion is best kept inside the mouth.
There are also two small holes in the sole of each foot if you wish to attach him to a stand. He would look stunning on a base in a glass dome.
Incidently, as has been mentioned before, the semi-crouched attack position is much the best pose. Mine stands at around 17 inches (43 cm) with the upper torso turned slightly to the left.
To sum up, if your looking for something that would stand out in any room and be hard pushed not to impress anyone who saw it then this is definitely worth buying. Beware though as I'm pretty sure it would terrify the living daylights out of any young kids!!!

 Excellent Model, Legs Hard To Attach, But Can Be Done

| | See all PATHIAN's reviews (4)

This really is a fantastically detailed model, you won't get any higher quality of sculpt unless you're looking at least at polystone statues. For this price, it's a great and monstrously big model (18" doesn't really cover it, it's massive when all the bits are put together!). The legs are a bit of a nightmare to join at the knees. As a previous reviewer mentioned, best thing to do is heat up the joints with a hairdryer for a few minutes and ideally get someone else to hold the torso whilst you gently-but-firmly shove them in.

 Brilliant

| | See all escortrsturbo's reviews (2)

First things, this thing is massive! Second thing for £30 you will NOT get a better alien figure! And yes I had problems with fitting the legs, but in the end I just stuck them in boiling water for a few seconds then pushed them into place, no problem!

 great, but too robust

| | See all amimat's reviews (1)

Recieved figure and first noticed that the bottom of the box was missing, not a packing/delivery fault it just wasn't there. As a collector most (1000's) of figures remain in box. However, couldn't resist having a look so ordered another one and ripped it open to put together. Firstly it's amazing and much taller than 18", great detail. Problem, however hard I try I can't get the legs to fully attatch (only half way) and fear that if I push any harder I'll damage this fantastic figure. The fact I've ordered a second proves how great it is and the value for money is unbelievable. Next one should arrive tomorow but don't know if I'll have the same problem with the legs as it's staying in the box, hopefully the box will have a bottom this time though.

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