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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Action Figure Review: Kane (with chestburster) from Alien ReAction by Funko
Height:3 7/8 inches tall.
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
*Just the concept of this figure is amazing. I mean, not only is this based on the most shocking and disturbing scene in Alien, it's just such a great, novel concept. Would this figure have really existed in a vintage toyline? Probably not! It also joins the rare list of action figures based on dead characters. Not characters who died during a story or who are ghosts, but characters whose figure represents them as being dead. Remember the Prince Theodred figure from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers? Yup, that was a figure of a character's lifeless body. So is Kane here. Disturbing!
*The chestburster looks really good! It's a super simple sculpt (as are many of Funko's retro efforts) but there's no denying what this is supposed to be. The way the chestburster protruded straight out of the torso and is covered with a generous spray of bright crimson blood is rather shocking, particularly against Kane's white outfit. Oh, and since Funko doesn't have John Hurt's likeness rights (NECA doesn't have them either for their Kane figure) Funko put a picture of the chestburster from the film on the card. Pretty funny, really.
*Kane does not come with any accessory. One of the cool things about vintage toylines was that prety much every figure came with something. Whether it was a movie accurate weapon or one completely made up by the toy company, each figure typically came with something. Kane could have come with any accessory that the first series figures came with or a plate of spaghetti.
*Maybe it's fitting the vintage style that Kane's emotionless but I really would have liked to have seen this figure with a screaming face.
Whether you're a die hard Aliens collector, a fan of the ReAction stuff, or just someone who loves chest bursting aliens, you'll find a lot to love about Kane. This is a great sci-fi/ horror figure that really captures your attention due to the juxtaposition of the kid friendly retro style with completely inappropriate source material. Like the upcoming Gimp figure from Funko's ReActon line, this is a toy I just have to own on principle. I'm not sure what kind of principle that is but, since Kane is a Great figure, I'll leave that question to be answered another day. By the way, you can also pretend that this is a Spaceballs action figure, if you want.
I've also looked at some other Aliens based figures, so check them out:
Alien ReAction by Funko
Alien (with Metallic Flesh)
Aliens by NECA
Corporal Dwayne Hicks
Private William Hudson
Sergeant Craig Windrix
Aliens/ Predator by Kenner
Alien versus Predator 2 pack
Series 1 Space Marines and the Power Loader
Series 1 Xenomorphs