Aliens Series 5 brings fans a mix of fan favorites and some previously released figures. In this wave, we get the 1986 Aliens version of Ellen Ripley, the Queen Attack version of Bishop and a releases of the Aliens: Genocide 2-Pack as individual red and black Aliens Warriors. Ripley features the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver. The figure has a flamethrower/pulse rifle combo weapon as well as a bandolier accessory. Queen Attack Bishop will feature the likeness of actor Lance Henriksen and includes a new open Alien Egg and a Facehugger, which has bendable tail. The Xenomorph Warriors, as previously stated, are available in black and red versions. You can grab them now on NECA’s Ebay Store:
- Aliens – Series 5 – 7″ Scale Action Figure – Queen Attack Bishop
- Aliens – Series 5 – 7″ Scale Action Figure – Lt. Ellen Ripley (Currently sold out)
- Aliens – Series 5 – 7″ Scale Action Figure – Genocide Red Xenomorph
- Aliens – Series 5 – 7″ Scale Action Figure – Genocide Black Xenomorph
NECA has given Toyark a first look at the final retail versions. We have a massive gallery, containing 120+ photos. Read on to check out the images and see a few thoughts on the wave as well.
Aliens Series 5 by NECA
- Highly sought after Aliens version of Ripley
- Bishop with Egg and Facehugger makes a nice combo pack
- Second chance at Genocide Xenos
- Easy to troop build with Genocide Xenos now
- Facehugger is extremely well detailed
- Ripley’s great combo weapon
- Nice articulation all around, even on the torn in half Bishop
- Ripley’s gun strap can pop off
Packed on the standard NECA packaging, the figures feature character specific art on each card (with the Genocide Xenos mostly sharing the same art). Aliens fans finally have the Ripley they really wanted. I figure this is going to be the hardest one to come by at retail, much like the previously released Ripley. The Queen Attack Bishop, though, may steal the show here. By including the new Alien Egg and Facehugger, the figure is a great combo pack and pretty good value.
Likenesses are good here, with Bishop coming off, perhaps, a bit closer to the actors likeness. Ripley has a more blanks stare, and an extra head (for attackign the Xenos, would have been cool. Ripley features articulation on par with any current NECA release. Movement is possible in multiple spots along the arms and legs. There is waist twisting available, but no ab crunch (not that it’s needed here). She includes the combo pulse rifle and flame thrower. Be careful of the strap, as the connector to the back of the gun is very small, with mine popping out during posing. Bishop even features articulation, which I was surprised to see. His arms can be posed at the shoulders, elbows and wrists. The paint application of his Android fluid and the internal “guts” all look fantastic and rightfully gruesome (for a synthetic human). The Xenos are both fantastic molds as well. Articulation is a little more refined compared to the Big Chap Alien, but not quite as articulated as the Dog Alien. They both have bendable tails which helps with balancing and dynamic poses. Paint was well applied all around, and I ran into no chipping issues.
All-in-all this is a very solid wave, with great, highly requested figures. The Ripley is going to be a must buy, especially if you plan on buying the upcoming Power Loader. She’s likely to go the quickest as well, so keep your eyes open. The Bishop combo pack is top notch and fans get a second shot at the Genocide figures. Those will come in especially handy as troop builders when the killer looking Genocide Red Alien Queen is released.
*NECA provided these figures for review purposes.
See a few select highlights below, and the full gallery after that.