Thursday, December 29, 2016

Minifigure Review: Pack C from M.U.S.C.L.E. Alien by Super7

 It's time for a look at Pack C from Super7's Alien themed series of their M.U.S.C.L.E. revival. Pack C includes Brett, Kane with a Facehugger, and the Attack Alien. Let's take a closer look at this set of three minifigures after the break, shall we?

 The Facts:

Height: 1 7/8ths to 2 1/8ths inches

Set includes: 3 figures

Non-Scalper Price: $6 dollars
 * As far as I'm aware, this is the first figure we've ever received of Harry Dean Stanton's Brett, the engineering technician on the Nostromo. The body sculpt is excellent with some nice detail on the shirt but, like some of the other human figures, the face is just weird. It's odd and nondescript with hollow, soulless eyes. It kind of looks like a Doctor Who villain or something. I'm not sure what Super7 was going for here, but the faces just don't cut it.

 * While Ripley's the star of the movie, Kane's kind of the star of the line since he has three separate figures (although two cover his face). Pack C includes Kane with Facehugger which features the Nostromo's executive officer in his weird undergarments with a Facehugger hugging his face. The body sculpt is simple but the Facehugger looks excellent with plenty of detail.

* The Attack Alien is a variant of the standard xenomorph from Pack A and features a slightly different pose and an extended inner mouth. This guy looks excellent; it's clear that Super7 put the most time and attention into the alien itself. I love the open hands and the positioning of them as if he's about to pop out from behind some machinery and grab an unsuspecting crew member.
One of the things I should mention here, which I've neglected to mention in the reviews for Packs A and B, is that Super7 has done a pretty good job of mimicking the M.U.S.C.L.E. feel on these figures. The color could be a bit darker to match the vintage line's trademark "flesh" colorway, but the figures feel more sturdy than many previous imitators have managed to go for. They're neither rubbery not too hard. The Alien and Kane are both excellent minifigures while Brett is hurt by Super7's weird facial design. Still a Great set, though. For $6 bucks a pack, it's tough to be too rough on these little guys.

If you're looking for more figures of these characters, I've reviewed the standard Alien from Pack A and Kane in Spacesuit from Pack B, the ReAction Alien (with Metallic Flesh) and Kane (with Chestburster), Neca's Xenomorph Warrior, and Kenner's Alien versus Predator 2 pack and some of the Kenner Xenomorphs (which included facehugger accessories) from their early 90s Aliens line. If you're looking for more M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, check out the following from both Super7 and Mattel:

M.U.S.C.L.E. by Mattel (1986)
#009 Wakusei Barukan
#080 Paper Miira
#179 Black Buffalo
#212 Parthenon 

M.U.S.C.L.E. Alien by Super7 (2016)
Pack A: (Alien, Ash, and Ripley) 
Pack B: (Alien Egg, Kane in Spacesuit, and Parker)

M.U.S.C.L.E. Masters of the Universe by Super7 (2015)
#1 Masters of the Universe Set (Green)
He-Man, Teela, & Man-At-Arms
Purple Skeletor & Skeletoken
Ram Man, Buzz-Off, & Man-E-Faces
Skeletor, Beast Man, & Trap Jaw
Whiplash, Tri-Klops, & Mer-Man

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