ALIENS: REACTION (SUPER 7)
You know, every so often, I remember that Aliens is my favorite movie, and it’s got a diminishing presence here on the the site. It’s the sort of thing that happens when you tend to buy just about everything from said film, and keep up with reviewing it all as its released. Or the fact that you do sort of hit this point of only needing so many different versions of the same cast of characters. Back in April, I took a look at a few of Super 7’s ReAction figures from the movie, and I’m circling back with another from the set. This time around, it’s the film’s main character, Ellen Ripley!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Ripley is part of Series 1 of Super 7’s Aliens ReAction line, the third of the six human figures that I’ve looked at here on the site. In contrast to the rest of the figures in the set, this is Ripley’s fourth time in the ReAction style, and the second Aliens-based version, following up on Funko’s two-pack with the Loader and the Queen. Despite using the same basic style and design, she is, nevertheless, a unique figure. If I’m honest, I do feel like it might have been a good spot for a bomber jacket Ripley, since the final battle was already covered by Funko, but that might be my bomber jacket bias talking. The figure stands just shy of 4 inches tall (about a 1/4 inch taller than the Funko version), and she has 5 points of articulation. The sculpt is all-new, and it’s just kind of different from the Funko version. Not, like, in particularly notable ways. Just different. There are elements I like more, namely the head (and its more accurate hairdo) and the height/general build better matching Weaver. The detailing on the outfit is a bit of a step down, making her look a lot more basic, but it at least covers all the bases, and she still matches up with the other figures in the set. The paint work is similarly basic. The colors are close to what they are in the film; notably, they’re brighter than the Funko version, which again matches better with the Super 7 set, so that makes sense. Ripley is packed with her combo pulse rifle/flamethrower, which follows the stylings of the shotgun packed with Hicks, so that’s cool.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
After snagging the Hicks and Bishop when they were traded into All Time earlier in the year, I was definitely looking to pick up a few more of the figures in the line, but also totally content to wait for more of them to come through in trade. Ripley wound up being the first of them to come through in follow-up, so she wound up being the next one to get added to my collection. I didn’t really feel like I needed her at first, what with having the Funko version and all. That said, I appreciate this one for its distinct differences, and I like how she pairs with the rest of the set. Now I get to wait for the rest of the set to walk through…
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