May 13th, 2016
I’m not a huge fan of collectibles that are not directly from the films, but I think I’ll make an exception for this one, the Alien King Maquette from Sideshow is absolutely off the chain!
This thing is INTENSE, and I LOVE the aliens scrambling around their king on the base, the detail is outstanding. Here’s the official write up from Sideshow:
Working in direct partnership with Legacy Effects, the artists and nightmare makers behind the creatures and Queen from Aliens, Sideshow is extremely pleased to present the Alien King Maquette.
Standing as a complement to his Queen, the Alien King is a fully-realized canon character brought forth to once more haunt the dreams that Giger so carefully crafted for us all. Each angle and sharp edge speaks to the beautiful violence that this creature can bring forth should it so desire.
Standing a massive 20″ tall and 21″ long, the Alien King Maquette strikes a pose of unrelenting drive and energy, accentuated by the seven detailed alien warriors that swarm around his clawed feet.
The legacy of H.R. Giger and his film franchise continues to stand as a source of inspiration and reason to explore the outer reaches of what we find terrifying. Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Aliens with this, the Alien King Maquette.
This is a really big piece, measurig 20″ in height, 21″ long and 13″ wide and weighs 23 pounds! The character was designed by Amilcar Fong and the final sculpt, casting and paint job is all handled by the amazing folks at Legacy Effects, which of course is headed up by John Rosengrant who you should all know from Stan Winston Studios. By the way, if you don’t know who Amilcar is yet, I highly recommend you google him and prepare to drool.
Want to see more? CLICK HERE for all the details or to place a pre-order!
OK one more pic before the jump… MY BABIES!
And now to figure out how to sneak this in to the house without the missus knowing about it. It ships next year so at least I have a year to plan!