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Fox outlines Alien’s 35th anniversary toy lines

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has detailed the merchandise programme to mark the 35th anniversary of sci-fi classic, Alien.

Fox has signed deals with a range of partners spanning the toy, video game and publishing sectors.

NECA will release the first ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. The figures will feature the likeness of Sigourney Weaver and the range will span several movies from the Alien series.

Initial plans include a figure of Ripley in her Nostromo jumpsuit from the original 1979 film, followed by a Ripley figure based on the 1986 movie Aliens, directed by James Cameron. Prototypes of the range will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

Also on the way from NECA will be figures, board games, bobbleheads, plush and toys hitting retail in March 2014.

Elsewhere, Bandai’s premium collectors label Tamashii Nations will release super-articulated S.H.MonsterArts figures featuring diecast material.The S.H.MonsterArts Alien Big Chap will be available May 2014.

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