Astonishingly (or perhaps not quite to our wives and wallets), even after a full week of NECA reviews, we still have enough material for a NECA Week IV! I’d keep an eye out for that soon, but I do have one last little wrap-up to NECA Week III before we resume our normal schedule.
One thing that I tend to struggle with as a toy reviewer is straight repaints. Unlike some collectors, I do love me some straight repaints now and again, but when you crank out a 1000+ word review, you (hopefully) cover most of the bases. Having to then review a straight repaint of that figure later can be daunting. Can we just link to the previous review and say, “that, but, y’know, blue”? Well, I guess I could really. The website is free to read, but I digress.
Now, I’m going to call this article a review, the official entry for the blue-highlighted Xenomorph Warrior in the second wave of NECA’s Alien line, but it’s really going to be more of a quick gallery covering a few aspects of NECA’s Xenomorph figures. If you would like a refresher on the specifics, check out the original review from Wave One’s brown-highlighted Xenomorph.
I’ve been fortunate enough to come across all five of NECA’s current crop of Xenomorph’s (well, a little luck, and a big helping hand from BBTS) and it’s funny to me to look at my ever-growing hive and think back to when I decided I needed… one Xeno. Back then, I had only two Predators, both film-based, and I was good. One Alien made sense back in those days. Then, NECA found where they’d put all the fun colors: yellows, reds, blues, etc. and my small Predator/Alien collection has grown quickly as a result.
While the Predators outnumber the Aliens (so far) thanks to some really nice updates to classic Kenner versions and bringing the fan film Dead End to plastic, the Aliens have survived largely on the strength of their new Xenomorph sculpt and simply switching up the highlight colors. I just keep buying them! Continue to Page 2…