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NECA’s Comic-Con Exclusive ALIEN Figure Is Inspired by TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Wait, what?

That certainly is an odd headline to read. What does H.R. Giger’s vicious, acid-bleeding xenomorph have to do with pizza-loving reptiles who are proficient with weapons? More than you think, it turns out.

First of all, keep in mind that NECA has been given a lot of latitude with their Alien license, having made tributes to the old Kenner toys, video game versions, and even a two-pack with Batman. Second, remember what I said last week about how they have the rights to make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon figures for conventions only?

Now watch this:

So this is the world we find ourselves in: one where an animated series creates a PG-friendly rip-off of an R-rated movie monster, and a toy company that has the rights to both (sorta) makes it official. I mean, it’s a needless extra licensing fee to actually mention on the package that it’s based on the TMNT cartoon, so they don’t. But the name “Sewer Mutation Warrior Alien” is a strong, strong hint. And in case there were any doubt, NECA used the hashtag “#pizza” in their Tweet announcing it.


For those curious about specifics, it appears to be a repaint of the Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem xenomorph (fitting, since sewers actually did play a part in that), and as such is the best thing to ever be associated with that movie.


A limited number of preorders for non-attendees will be made available online starting June 20th, and members of NECA’s all-in Club Alien (for collectors who want every single Alien action figure they make) will also be able to get them too. So you can breathe a “sai” of relief.

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Images: NECA

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