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Ordinarily when covering press releases, we here at the Fwoosh will take a few bite-sized chunks of the info, the relevant pics and links and then bundle them into a nice little article. However, in this case the latest SDCC-exclusive news from Super7 was so amazing we’re just gonna give it to you straight from the horse’s Alien’s mouth!

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.

 Super7 will offer FOUR different ALIEN ReAction Figure exclusives at San Diego Comic Con!




Preorders for the ALIEN ReAction Figures will begin at San Diego Comic Con….and fans who preorder a set of the five ReAction Figures at our Super7’s booth will get more than they ever expected – a full Early Bird Package containing:

An ALIEN figures display stage (including original artwork created in the style of 1970s packages), Space Club Membership Card, ALIEN photos, and a sheet of ALIEN stickers!

But the best part is this Package is FREE when you preorder your set of five figures at SDCC!  The five ReAction Figures will be complete with accessories and on Blister Card packages –
* THE ALIEN (“BIG CHAP”) – with removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!
* RIPLEY – with Flame Thrower
* ASH – with Motion Detector
* DALLAS  – with Flame Thrower
* KANE in NOSTROMO SPACESUIT – with removable helmet and transparent visor

The Early Bird preorder for the five figures is only $100.00 in the Continental US, Rest of the world $125 (+tax) and the cost includes shipping fees!  No additional postage necessary!    The figures will ship between October 1~December 31, 2013, and the Early Bird Package will be handed to you on the spot at SDCC.

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ALIEN REACTION FIGURES – EARLY BIRD PACKAGE | 5 Figure Preorder, Kit, and Free shipping | $100.00 for the set | Limited quantities – while supplies last | Available at Super7 booth #5245




Super7 tracked down a retired toy sales representative who had a storage unit filled with old catalogs and toys from the 1970s, including a most amazing find:  cases of “ALIEN SALES SAMPLES” designated for 1979’s Toy Fair!   Each package contains two figures – the ALIEN (Big Chap) and KANE (in Nostromo Space Suit) –  in unpainted “test shot” blue plastic.  These samples were intended for distribution to wholesale buyers looking for the “next big space movie” product in the 3 ¾” scale.   Ultimately, the line was cancelled –as shown by the large red stamp on the box and enclosed letter to the sales staff – and these samples never were taken to the trade show.

Okay, full disclaimer: These two-packs are brand new and we are joking about “discovering” them.  As far as we have been able to ascertain, ALIEN figures were never displayed at any toy show or event, which made us wonder what really happened behind the scenes.   Taking that curiosity further, we decided to create “the sales samples that never existed” and turn it into fun collectible…and a great way to kick off the ReAction Figure series!

Super7 will bring a limited quantity of the “Discovered Sales Samples” to San Diego Comic Con!  This will be the first opportunity for collectors to own the ALIEN and KANE in ReAction Figure format – five points of articulation, extendable inner jaws, removable clear dome, removable clear space helmet.    Each two-pack in “cancelled” packaging (including the sales staff letter) retails for only $40.00.


ALIEN REACTION FIGURE 2 PACK – DISCOVERED SALES SAMPLES | Big Chap &  Kane | $40.00 for the set | Limited quantities – while supplies last | Available at Super7 booth #5245




Classic 3 ¾” figures are known to have holes in the heel of the toy, and ReAction Figures will keep that tradition alive!   And if there is a hole in the foot, there needs to be a peg somewhere to connect…

Super7 has created an Exclusive Base in the shape of the ALIEN ReAction Figure logo complete with said peg.  These bases will fit the upcoming ALIEN ReAction Figures as well as most vintage 3 ¾” scale toys.   Visit the Super7 booth, sign up for our mailing list, and you will receive a Figure Base for FREE!

ALIEN REACTION FIGURE BASE | Free!  While supplies last. | Available at Super7 booth #5245




Thirty-four years in the making!  Get the lowdown on Super7′s plans for the ALIEN ReAction Figure line in our “vintage style” catalog!  A limited quantity of this popular catalog have been printed for San Diego Comic Con – and these will be available for FREE!    Formatted exactly like the 3 3/4” space-figure booklets of yesteryear, this 12-page catalog features brand new information and photos on all five of the ALIEN ReAction Figures.    Much of the catalog text and imagery is adapted from original toy packages and sales materials from the 1979 ALIEN product line, continuing the fun, retro vibe of the ReAction Figures themselves.

ALIEN REACTION FIGURE CATALOG | Free!  While supplies last. | Available at Super7 booth #5245

For more info on all of these items, please visit our official site athttp://www.super7store.com
Alien™ & © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Pretty amazing, huh? These figures look straight out of 1979! The sculpts are period-perfect and the paints really sell the illusion these are vintage figures being offered to the public for the first time. While I’m unfamiliar with Super7, if this is the level of quality they’re bringing to the table, then go find them a chair! I don’t know about you, but I’m a little frightened — these look so amazing I may have to start collecting another line! SDCC 2013 is poised to blow previous shows out of the water and The Fwoosh will be there, bringing you all the action from the front lines! Stayed tuned!

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