US: Alien toys launch after 34 years in stasis

Super7 is releasing the action figures after acquiring rights from Kenner.
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A set of toys based on Alien is finally hitting shelves some 34 years after the movie's release.

Super7 is launching the line in the US, after acquiring the action figure rights from toy maker Kenner. It also approached 20th Century Fox to acquire the correct licences.

"Kenner created five prototype figures, but they never proceeded with making molds for manufacturing," Super7's Frank Supiot told MTV's Geek News.

"The Super7 ReAction Figures are exactly what was planned to be released in 1979 – we do not want to change the toys or intentions in any way at all.

"It was mind blowing to realise what we were denied as kids. We should have had epic 'Aliens vs The Empire' wars in backyard battlefields across the country."

Supiot says he may launch other Alien toys if the first batch of figures are successful.

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