Day 6 of my post-Christmas Review! Continuing the theme from yesterday, it’s the next figure from the first wave of Funko’s Alien ReAction line. For the full story on how the line came to be, check out my review of Ripley.
Today’s figure is the Nostromo’s ill-fated captain, Dallas. Let’s see what that’s about!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Dallas was released as part of the first wave of the Alien ReAction line. He’s depicted in his jacketed look he sports for a fair bit of the film. He stands 3 ¾ inches tall and has 5 points of articulation. Like with Ripley, he doesn’t have a super detailed sculpt, but since it’s a sculpt from 1979, that’s okay. Of all the sculpts in the line, I feel that Dallas’s is the most dated looking. The details are all very smooth, and the likeness really isn’t there. Out of context, people would probably have a difficult time saying who he was. That’s not to say the sculpt doesn’t have its merits. The texturing on his jacket looks really good, and is more intricate than I would have expected from a figure of the time. The paint is once again on the simplistic side, but it’s not badly done. He has lettering on the back of his coat, which reads “NOSTROMO.” It’s a really nice touch, and could have been overlooked, so I really appreciate it. Lastly, Dallas includes the same flamethrower that came with Ripley.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Like with Ripley and the rest of the wave, Dallas was a gift from my incredibly awesome parents. He’s probably my least favorite in the set, but that’s not a bad thing. I just like him less than some of the cooler figures. Still, he looks great with the rest of the set, and he’s a cool figure if you’re a fan of the movie or of figures in this style.