I couldn’t come back from Japan without an Alien figure:
The first thing that stands out on this figure is the detail in his head and on the main part of his body. He also has some copper-coloured highlights on his body, which stand out more in-person than they do in this photo.
A closer look at that head:
The ridges are nice and pronounced, and the shading on the plastic looks really good. Not many figures have the clear plastic shaded, so a plus for this figure.
Here we can see the highlights more, and his slender hands. I think the shading on the “back pipes” is a bit overdone, but still looks cool. I like the neutral-ish pose for his hands.
Close-up of a hand:
The fingernails are painted well, and I like the way they’ve sculpted his tendons. The brown-to-black paint is blended well. The lines on his arms are sculpted well, and he has the pokey bit from his elbow.
Love the shininess and the detail. The fin that pokes up above the “pipes” has a nice evenness with the parts protruding. You do rather see the ball joints in his legs quite well from this angle though.
Closer look at the tail:
I think the texture has been replicated well for a 1/12 figure. Some colour highlight here too. Tail indeed does end with a barb.
Everything barring the ball joints looks good back here. I think if this figure was reproduced today, they’d use smaller ball joints for the knees and ankles, so they don’t protrude so much. I could run my hand down the middle of that back though… and down his tail.
I think the colours could have been blended better here, and made a bit darker. Looks kinda odd having the tips be such a bright colour of brown.
And what kind of accessory would a xenomorph come with?
An egg, complete with facehugger! I really love the paint job on these two, and the amount of detail that went into the bottom of this facehugger.
Not too much to see here, but nice to see it isn’t totally flat, which makes it feel more natural. If you can call it natural.
The level of detail is replicated on the back – his spine looks good, and you can see where the body goes into the “fingers” of the facehugger. The egg has a very nice green-to-black fade going on.
Top of the egg:
The detail looks really good here too. The facehugger is a separate part, so you can display it separately if you wish, but the egg holds it sturdily despite the small connection between the two.
Love the wormy, alien texture here too. The paint is also neatly done, and this is actually slightly transparent, which looks really good in person when the light goes through it.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this figure. Would recommend to a fan of xenos, but don’t expect anything in terms of accessories – the xeno is “as-is”, plus the egg. Both are great pieces imo.