ALIENS: REACTION (SUPER 7)
Wow, I took such a gap between Aliens reviews, didn’t I? Who knows how long it could be before I review another one? Well, I mean, I knows. I knows very well. The answer is “no time at all,” by the way, because I’m totally doing another Aliens review today. Is it an ill-advised move to group them together, knowing that it’s probably not super likely that I’ll have anything else Aliens-related to review next April 26th? Probably. But, I’ll risk it, especially if it means I get to get all meta with this intro. I do like my meta intros. Anyway, I looked at Hicks yesterday. Today, I’m gonna look at Bishop.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Bishop is another figure from Series 1 of Super 7’s Aliens ReAction line, the second of the six “human” figures, though I suppose “human” isn’t quite right for him. He prefers the term “artificial person” himself. The figure stands about 3 3/4 inches tall and he has 5 points of articulation. Bishop is another all-new sculpt, which isn’t a terrible shock. It’s a pretty cool sculpt, which captures his general look pretty well. He’s not the most thrilling character when it comes to design, of course, but that’s just Bishop. They make the best they can with what they have. Honestly, they make more than the best, because this figure’s pretty clever. See, while on the surface he’s just a basic Bishop, he gets a fun action feature. You can split him apart at the middle, recreating his post-Queen attack damage. There’s even a peg shaped like his gross android entrails. It works surprisingly well, and the split’s not as glaringly obvious as you might think. Sure, it’s clearly there, but it doesn’t jump right out at you. Honestly, if it sat just a little bit better at the back, it’d be pretty much perfect. Bishop’s paint work is fairly basic, but it fits the style well, and it captures all the main elements needed. The application is pretty clean, with no real slop or bleed over, which is nice. Bishop has no accessories, but the gimmick is the real extra.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Hicks was my main want from this set, but Bishop here happened to be the other of the two ReAction figures that got traded into All Time, and I was hardly going to just leave this one on his own. I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Hicks was just kinda basic, but Bishop’s actually a quite clever figure. He could have been very bland and boring, but he’s really fun instead.
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