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Alien, Predator and Judge Dredd Meet! Comic Titans Do Battle In New Series

Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens

It had to happen eventually. Judge Dredd, the lawman of the future has come across many a foe in his time ranging from fighting Lobo to twisted versions of himself. So it is no surprise when we hear he is soon to go against both the xenomorphic menace of the alien, and the hunting skills of the predator all at the same time.

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Hiya Toys Release Awesomely Designed 1:18 Scaled Alien Figures

Collectibles. We here at Grizzly Bomb love them, and as a previous collector myself I am always on the lookout for some awesome new plastic creation that (if I cannot buy), I can at least talk about at some length. So it was pretty fantastic to come across Hiya Toys, a company that specializes in small 1:18 inch figures of some characters you may recognize.

The companies brief pretty much tells you that they are ready for business, and they’re not fooling around. This can certainly be seen in the work they have produced so far.

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NECA Alien Figures: New Images of Bishop and Face Hugger Kane Released!

If nothing else, figure makers NECA certainly know how to keep a fandom happy. When they are not making superbly sculpted figures out of retro game franchises (Robocop, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Batman are just a few of the characters that have under gone this process so far), then they are creating plastic versions of your favorite scary movie characters.

Now in its third series, the NECA Alien figures have given fans of the franchise the opportunity to own their own versions of characters like Hicks and Hudson from the series one, and exclusive NECA creation – Sgt Craig Windrix in series two. a tribute to NECA employee Kyle Windrix’s brother Craig, who recently lost his battle with stage 4 stomach cancer. Additionally, a whole heap of Xenomorphs are available too.

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With series three we have some new entries to the collectibles with Bishop (Aliens), Face Hugger Kane (Alien) and the Dog Xenomorph from Aliens 3. Up until recently we only had some generic, (but well detailed) photos of these figures.

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Luckily for all Alien fans however, NECA has released some higher quality images of two of these characters, giving us a much better look at the craftsmanship that has gone into their creation. Starting with Bishop (played by Lance Henriksen in the movie), we get an incredibly detailed facial sculpt of the actor, as well as his attire from the movie. Though not seen in this picture he does come with his trusty knife, so if you feel the need to reenact that classic cafeteria scene in figure form you now have the chance.

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Next up is Kane in his Nostromo space suit with an unwanted guest, the Face Hugger. The details on the Nostromo suit are great, as is the sculpt of the Face Hugger itself, which looks just as slimy and horrific as it does in the movie. Looking at it too long can make your throat feel quite uncomfortable! The cool thing about this figure is that the helmet can actually be removed, giving you an even better look at the character design and Face Hugger sculpt.

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NECA has also spared no expense on the packaging art, with the movie design of the film the character starred in incorporated into the actual blister pack artwork.

No news on the dog Alien from Alien 3 as of yet, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too long until we get some detailed photos of that figures design. But if you still need to get some Alien action figure freak on before the end of this article, then why not have a look at the soon to be released Alien Queen figure.

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If you were impressed by the look and sheer size of this new figure, then wait until you see the box art it will come in which is equally as stunning.

And just so we end on even more Alien action, why not look a this other figure NECA also created, which has to be one of my all time favorite plastic creations.

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What Alien franchise character do you think NECA should turn their hand to next? Why not let us know in the comments section below.


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KickStarter Project ‘Harbinger Down’ Needs Your Help

We here at Grizzly Bomb love a good horror flick and I have just heard news of a great creature feature raising funds on Kick Starter called Harbinger Down. Straight from the Kick Starter page here is the films plot.

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A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.

Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

Or for more information on the plot and tone of the movie you can watch these videos below with Alec Gillis talking about the Kick Starter project.

The really great thing about this project is the talent behind it. Lance Henriksen is on board and even though he has appeared in some utter tripe he is also one of the most versatile actors out there and is always entertaining in whatever he puts his hand to. Tom Woodruff Jr. you may not recognize but he is co-founder of ADI (amalgamated Dynamics INC) the company working on the movie. They have won academy awards and have done work on such classics as Alien vs. Predator, The Thing, Tremors, Pumpkinhead, Spider-Man and The Santa Clause 2…………Yeah so mostly amazing movies! Seriously if you do not know what these guys and gals do then check out there YouTube channel here. But Tom is also one of the most well-known suit performers and you will have seen his work on stuff like Aliens, Pumpkinhead and The Monster Squad. The main force behind this project is Alec Gillis who has worked with top directors like James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Neil Blomkamp and many more as well as contributing the effects he has also done second unit work and TV work. There are so many more professionals working on this movie that I do not have the space to list them but this film will be packed with some of the best workers in the film industry today.

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The thing that interested me about the project was the fact that it is only going to be using practical animatronics and make up effects for the monsters. None of this slightly dodgy CGI effects, this is going to be an old school affair. Many comparisons to The Thing are going to be drawn here (mutating organisms that like warmth, a crew stuck in the middle of nowhere, etc) but is that really a bad thing? The remake/prequel to the original thing was a bit of a wash out because of its reliance on obvious CGI and not prosthetics. It is about time we had an old-fashioned creature movie and I for one cannot wait. Look at some of the sketch designs to see some of the awesome stuff they have planned for the project, some of which has a H.P.Lovecraft feel to it.

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If you enjoy what you have seen here then there is still time to contribute to the project through the Kick Starter link . It ends on Friday June the 7th at 1.45pm EDT so if you love the movies of the 80s where monsters felt real and not clunky CGI creation and you want to donate then now is the time. If this has not won you over then maybe you should listen to Lance himself tell you about his passion for the project. Fingers crossed this project gets off the ground because it looks incredible.

Countdown to Halloween #12: Alien Xenomorph

The one creature in the universe that could discourage me from being an astronaut is strangely enough one of my favorite horror creatures.  The Xenomorph or Alien was first introduced in the 1979 film of the same name, and although the film came out before my time, it stills bring in the scares. The concept of Alien was brought forward by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett, who wrote the script for the 1979 film. However the Xenomorphs design was the brain child of H. R. Giger. The creature is truly alien in the way it looks, sounds and even evolves (I’ll discuss that later on). The Xenomorph has been in a grand total of seven films over its impressive lifetime, and although not all the films were perfect, the majority were some of the best Sci-Fi/Horror films ever made.

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