Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hot Toys MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley Collectible Figure Review

This was part of my November 2017 haul (posted on my toy blog HERE)

This Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Ellen Ripley Collectible Figure was supposed to be released Q4 2016 - Q1 2017 but didn't arrive in Singapore until November 2017 which is Q4 2017 which makes it almost a year late. Quite a number of Hot Toys figures have a habit of arriving later than estimated recently, so much so I don't really bother with the projections anymore but just wait for them to turn up. I got my Hot Toys 12-inch Punisher figure even before Daredevil and Daredevil has already been released in many other countries. For the Hot Toys Punisher action figure review, you can check out the posts on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE.

Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Sigourney Weaver portrayed Ripley, the warrant officer aboard the Nostromo. The role of Ripley was Weaver's first leading role in a motion picture, and earned her nominations for a Saturn Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role. The producers wanted the Nostromo's crew to resemble working astronauts in a realistic environment, a concept summarised as "truckers in space". According to Ridley Scott, this concept was inspired partly by Star Wars, which deviated from the pristine future often depicted in science fiction films of the time.

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The box packaging is the standard slipcase design with the box contents contained within the slipcase cover. The figure and accessories are all contained within one tray which holds everything nicely in place.

The Instruction sheet tells you which hand is the correct one for the accessories included as well as the usual care that needs to be taken for the head movement. The outfit is supposed to be non-removable but I did remove the jumpsuit to examine the items within.

Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Ellen Ripley Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien |  Newly developed head sculpt with detail hair sculpture, highly-accurate facial expression and make-up | Her outfit (costume) consists of a green colored T-shirt, white colored shirt, blue-gray colored jumpsuit, with white and red colored sneakers. She also comes with a specially designed wrist watch.

The Hot Toys TrueType body used is approximately 30 cm tall with over 28 points of articulations. Six pieces of interchangeable hands are included. They consist of a pair of fists,  pair of relaxed hands,  right hand for holding flamethrower, and left hand for holding tracking device.

I'm glad Hot Toys went with the detailed hair sculpture instead of rooted / implanted real-like hair. The hair sculpt makes the figure look more like an action figure whereas rooted hair would have made her look more like a doll. There is a difference between an action figure and a doll in the collectible market with dolls being dolled up figures wearing dresses. Action figures are designed for action which is what Ripley is all about. The problem with rooted hair is that one must be adapt at styling hair and using the right hair products to create the right hair style for the figure. Sculpted hair takes away that issue.

The film Alien (1979) takes place in the year 2079 a.d. and yet, the shoes Ripley wears seems to be Converse high cut shoes from the 1970s. Very detailed in 1/6th scale too! She also wears socks inside the shoes. Do note she has no feet. It's something Hot Toys innovated and other companies are following suit.

Accessories include: custom flamethrower, frightened version of Jonesy the cat, specially crafted cat carrier box, tracking device, and Alien themed diorama figure stand with Ripley nameplate

Close-up of Jonesy the cat

The picture below shows Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley 12-inch Collectible Figure armed with a custom flamethrower with Jonesy the cat at her feet. I much prefer these customised diorama themed display bases to the ordinary and basic stands Hot toys usually provides.

Close-up of the Hot Toys 1/6th scale Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley head sculpt

Close-up of the custom built flamethrower seen in the 1979 film 

More close-up pictures taken of Jonesy the cat

The 1/6th scale Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley head sculpt is very life-like, realistic and bears a good resemblance to the female actor

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Hot Toys MMS064 Alien - The Nostromo Crew Member - Executive Officer Kane 12-inch collectible figure review posted on my toy blog HERE
Hot Toys MMS039 Aliens - 1/6th scale Power Loader with 12-inch Ellen Ripley figure (pics HERE)
Review of Sega "Aliens: Colonial Marines" Collector's Edition 8-inch (20cm) tall Power Loader Figurine HERE
S is also for Slugfest OR Bitch Fight: Ripley vs Queen Alien posted HERE

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