The Facts: Alien
Includes: Xenomorph (silver), egg, facehugger, research scientist, helmet, and three weapons.
All of the items from this set except for two of the weapons appeared in the Colonial Marines 'vs" Aliens set with the gold Xenomorph.
The Facts: Aliens
Includes: Power Loader w/ removable gun, purple Xenomorph Warrior, Colonial Marine, and rifle.
Includes: Runner Alien (orange), Weyland Commando, rifle, and
Everything in this set also came in the Colonial Marines vs Aliens set with the red Runner Alien except for the sentry gun, which came in the set with the blue Xenomorph.
The Aliens set is the worst set with the best figure. The Power Loader is a reused vehicle from The Corps and while it's OK the Colonial Marine is laughably bad. That being said, the purple Xenomorph is amazing. Seriously, if the figure has a ink wash or some dry brushing that guy would be simply amazing. He's still pretty good, though. This set definitely highlights the best and worst of this line for sure.
The Alien 3 set is solid. Very solid all around, in fact. The sentry gun is simple but makes a great accessory for the Kenner and the Weyland Commando almost could fit in with the Kenner line. The Runner Alien (similar to the dog Alien) is quite nice and looks really good in orange.
What's the verdict? Well, you're getting quite a bit here for $20 bucks. Unless you're a rabid fan looking to add to your Kenner collection this might not be worth a buy if you have the previous sets but for those that don't, there's a lot to love here.
Considering all the positives (cool Aliens, the egg and facehugger, nice weapons, the drone gun) and the negatives (inconsistent scale and quality with the human figures) I have no qualms with giving this set a Great review. If you were buying one $20 gift for a kid who loved action figures this isn't a bad pick at all. As a Kenner Alien/ Predator fan, there's a lot to love here as well.
I've reviewed so many different Xenomorphs that they've got their own review archive. Check out LV-426 for all of the Xenomorph and Facehugger reviews you could want!
Colonial Marines 'Vs' Aliens (Colonial Space Marine and Green Xenomorph Warrior)
Colonial Marines 'Vs' Aliens (Research Scientist, Egg and Facehugger, and Gold Xenomorph)
Colonial Marinex 'Vs' Aliens (Weyland Commando, Hover Bike, and Red Runner Xenomorph)