Bandai Announces S.H. MonsterArts Alien Big Chap

When I saw the S.H. MonsterArts Aliens vs. Predators figures at NYCC, I was hoping Bandai had more of those movie franchises licensed. And they do! They’ve revealed the one that started it all, the Big Chap from Alien. Super-articulated (the tail has 18 individual segments) and using some die-cast, this should be some real hand candy for Aliens fans.

Due out this summer in June, the MSRP is $53.99. In space, no one can hear you scream.

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Hot Toys Announces AVP Celtic Predator

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Hot Toys is back with (surprise) not an Iron Man figure – it’s the Celtic Predator from the Aliens vs. Predators franchise. As Hot Toys has been known to do, this is actually a new version of the Celtic Predator they released a few years back, with new and improved features, like LED lights and interchangeable mandibles when he’s unmasked.

As much as I’d love to have a Hot Toys Predator (the Celtic Predator is available to pre-order at Sideshow), this is just whetting my appetite for Bandai’s MonsterArts AVP figures.

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NYCC 2013: Bandai S.H. FiguArts and MonsterArts

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If I had a million dollars, I’d probably buy everything that was in the Bluefin booth showcasing Bandai’s action figure offerings. They produce such awesome toys, in particular with the S.H. FiguArts and MonsterArts lines – Godzilla, DragonBall Z, Power Rangers, Sailor Moon… and now Aliens vs. Predator, and even Batman?!

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Bandai S.H. MonsterArts Aliens vs Predators Alien Warrior and Predator Wolf – Hi-Res Pics, Timing, and Price

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A week ago we got a more in depth look at the first figures from Bandai’s S.H. MonsterArts Aliens vs. Predators license – the Alien Warrior and the Predator Wolf. Now, courtesy of Bluefin, we’ve got high-res versions of the pics, plus the timing and cost for the U.S. releases.

The Alien Warrior is arriving first, next February, for $56.99. The Predator Wolf follows in March, for $58.99. I know that’s not cheap, but with the detail, articulation, and accessories, I think these could be a great value for this class of figure. What do you guys think?

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Bandai Releases Details for S.H. MonsterArts Alien vs Predator Figures

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I saw these figures at San Diego Comic-Con, and was really impressed by the sculpt and deco on the prototypes there. The big question I had was how would these figures be articulated. It looks like these will raise the bar for action figures for these two franchises. I know the license is specific to the AVP franchise, but one can hope they’ll expand to get more.

The Alien is due in January 2014 and will stand at 6.6 inches tall. The Predator follows in February and is 7 inches tall. These figures won’t be cheap, but I think a lot of people will find them irresistible. We’ll see these figures again at New York Comic Con.

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