It all started with the 1974 now-cult-classic Alien, wherein the sci-fi horror genre was totally revolutionized. Since then, scores of viewers the world over have been awed by the three films time and time again. Now, three essential characters from three different Alien movies can be yours, courtesy of NECA!
Bishop, Dog Alien and Kane are all seven inches tall and come in exclusive 35th anniversary clamshell packaging, whether you want to display your prizes or dig right into ’em. Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit is from 1979’s Alien, and comes in special 35th anniversary packaging. The android Bishop comes from James Cameron’s 1986 work Aliens, and features the likeness of actor Lance Henriksen. The long-awaited Dog Alien is from 1992’s Alien 3. Don’t miss out on this brand-new third series of Alien toys! Grab them all together to save your wallet some work, too.
Relive the thrilling glory of James Cameron’s sci-fi masterpiece The Terminator with this new figurine in the ReAction series. This guy may be 3.75 inches tall, but five points of articulation make him completely poseable and ready for action. The T-800 is polished in mockup chrome and is steeled for victory. Perfectly desirable for any Terminator-head’s collection… and it’s not too early to be thinking about stocking stuffers for the sci-fi or Schwarzenegger nut in your circle, either!
Arnold lives on with a brilliant chrome sheen.
Article by Earnest Cavalli at Digital Trends.
Remember a few months back when James Cameron claimed that for the foreseeable future he would only be working on Avatar sequels and the occasionally documentary to satisfy his affection for the deep sea? Apparently that was no joke, as a recent interview with Sigourney Weaver claims that the next three Avatar films are going into production all at once.
Fans of the original Avatar will likely recall a rather major plot point that involved the death of Weaver’s character, so unless there’s some kind of ecologically-friendly alien magic keeping her alive indefinitely how much sense does it make that she should be prominently featured in the next three flicks?
Wait, that’s exactly what it is, huh? Weaver did die in the first movie, but her mind/spirit/connection to Gaea is going to live on eternally as some kind of spiritual advisor. Sorta like Obi Wan, only with more tongue-in-cheek references to that time she punched an Alien Queen right in the telescoping mandible. Granted, we have no insider information to support this idea, but if Weaver’s character isn’t some kind of ethereal forest spirit who offers stern warnings to the human forces that upsetting the balance of nature on Pandora will end in their bloody defeat, we will be stunned. Doubly so if the spirit doesn’t speak with a ton of reverb and isn’t a shade of ethereal green — any more blue would be a bit gauche, no?
JAKE SULLY of James Cameron’s epic AVATAR has finally joined the Sideshow line:
Featuring a light-up figure stand, this brand new JAKE SULLY figure is a testament to the skills at the studio and an awesome way to add a little colour to your display shelf. Plus, check out this awesome list of features!
* Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Jake Sully in the movie AVATAR in the Pandora scene
* Realistic 1:6 scale, standing approx. 18 inches / 45 cm tall
* Over 30 points of articulations
* Highly detailed head, body sculpture and painting in Na’vi Avatar skin color and patterns
* Wig with strings of beads
* Movable tail
* Four (4) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* One (1) right palm for holding gun
* One (1) right palm for holding knife
* One (1) brown sash
* One (1) green loincloth with strings of beads
* One (1) right forearm gauntlet
* One (1) pair of leg armors
* One (1) long gun
* Six (6) grenades with harness
* One (1) knife with sheath and harness
* One (1) piece of feathered hair accessory
* One (1) visor
* One (1) headset and one (1) mic on throat
* One (1) choker
* One (1) pair of arm bands
* One (1) pair of feathered arm bands
* Light-up figure stage imitating the Pandora scene with transparent pillar
Arnold Schwarzenegger created an iconic character in James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which itself was a great triumph. It was a breakthrough film in terms of special effects and technology and paved the way for so many of the CG-rich movies we have today. In honour of all it did and to commemorate the Terminator before he became the Governator, Sideshow has released a brilliant 12-inch figure that fans of the film are sure to love.
Because it’s Sideshow, you can expect the T-800 to not only be striking, brilliantly sculpted and an excellent piece of movie memorabilia, but to come with a ton of accessories that round it out. Here’s the list:
* Newly developed rubber upper body with PVC material limbs and over 30 points of articulation
* Two pairs of interchangeable hands
* One pair of interchangeable endoskeleton forearms
* Figure base with T-800 nameplate and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ movie logo
* Detailed costume including black faux-leather jacket and belt with buckle, jeans, grey T-shirt and black boots
* Gold rose box with 6 red roses
Good news for Avatar fans! Even as the film heads into theatres, James Cameron isn’t letting the opportunity for more 3D viewings (or more cash) slip by: a re-release is in the cards with about 10 extra minutes of new footage added in.
But more than that, Cameron recently made official all the talk about Avatar 2. SlashFilm has the news.
The Los Angeles Times has interviewed James Cameron to promote the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Avatar. The interview features a bunch of newsworthy bits, including a confirmation that Avatar will be rereleased theatrically in August with new footage, and that the sequel will focus on the Oceans of Pandora. Check out the highlightes below:
* In March it was rumored that Fox was considering rereleasing Avatar in theaters in Fall 2010, possibly with additional footage. Cameron confirms the rerelease and extra footage: “We’re working on finishing an additional six minutes of the film — which includes a lot of Weta work — for a theatrical re-release in August.”
* Avatar 2 will take us into the oceans of Pandora: “We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That’s not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film. ” … “Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.” Sounds good, but the question is, when can we expect to see the films on the big screen?
Cameron also talks about why he doesn’t want to just produce movies, how the enviormental impact of Avatar might change his outlook as a creator, and how he is becoming more fascinated by the reality of the science-fiction world in which we live than the sci-fi we see in television/movies/books.
For collectors, we’ve got some news on a new set of toys that’s just arrived over in our Avatar section. A pair of banshees, new Jake Sully figures, even a pair of awesome viperwolves. Make sure to check ’em out if you’re into the film. And take note: each one comes with a holographic card that, paired with your webcam, brings the Avatar experience to you. It’s a pretty awesome addition to the collection if I do say so myself. Check ’em out here:
James Cameron and one of his fans weren’t exactly full of holiday cheer on Wednesday night; rather, they chose to fling a few choice words at each other after a dispute over an autograph.
Here’s pretty much what happened: a fan approached the Oscar-winning director at LAX in hopes of getting his “Avatar” poster autographed; when Cameron turned it down, saying “he didn’t owe” the fan a signature, that’s where the fan goes ballistic. He accuses the director of not caring about his fans, and then goes on a tirade talking about how he paid $15 to see “Avatar” and can’t even get a signature in return.
Of course, there’s a chance that this guy was making the entire story up to sell the poster online; either way, should a director be obligated to sign the poster for a “fan?” Check out the video here (with a warning for language) and let me know what you think!
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