Alien: Resurrection Collectibles Are Only For the Most Serious Fans
These impressive pieces from studioADI really deliver.
By Jay Gervais
If you were a fan of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien: Resurrection, then studioADI has got an impressive line-up of collectibles that may completely empty your bank accounts. The studio was involved in the production of the film and helped bring these pieces to life on the big screen, therefore these molds are the sure to be the closest and most accurate pieces you’ll ever own from Alien: Resurrection.
Let’s first have a look at the Newborn design maquette they made as a study model early in the design phase for the film. A maquette is a small preliminary model or sketch of a sculptor’s intention for their final piece. The Newborn is, of course, the human/alien hybrid featured in the climatic conclusion of the film, which was blown out into space after Ripley 8 uses her acidic blood to cause a fracture on a piece of glass.
The changes noted by studioADI mention they de-emphasized the Newborn’s eyes and made the creature's body thinner and frailer than what appeared on-screen. The piece will be cast from urethane resin over an internal metal armature, then hand-painted and coated with automotive gloss sealer. It stands at an impressive 19” tall and weighs a total of 6.5 pounds.
Quantities are limited to just 100 units and, due to the made-to-order nature of the piece, you need to be patient and allow the sculptors 12-16 weeks to create your product. This one will cost you a total of $2,000, with the option to pay in installments or as one payment, if you prefer, plus the cost of shipping. If you are interested in getting your hands on this, check out the official product listing.
Next up, we’ve got the Alien Warrior half-head bust. This amazingly lifelike piece gets every intricate detail down and is sure to please die-hard fans of Alien who are looking for something unique to display. The bust will be painted to match the rich, dark sepia tone of the film’s visual style.
The measurements for the product are listed at 15” x 10” x 16” and it weights in at 10.5 pounds. Quantities are limited to just 150 units and, due to the made-to-order nature of the piece, requires 12-16 weeks for the sculptors to create your product. This will bring you down a total of $3,000, which also has the option to pay in installments or as one payment, including the cost of shipping. If you’re interested in this one, you can find it on this page.
This next piece was used as a gestural design maquette to assist the digital animators on Alien: Resurrection as they created the memorable scene of the aliens swimming underwater. The measurements for the product are listed at 17” x 5.5” x 3” with the total weight not indicated.
Due to the made-to-order nature of the piece, you will have to wait 3-4 weeks to receive this one. Unlike the previous two collectibles, this is not a limited-edition piece, so it will cost you a total of $250, plus the cost of shipping. There is no payment plan for this particular product. If you’re interested in ordering this, check it out here.
There is also another amazing piece for the Newborn. This piece is another maquette that served as a guide for the sculptor designing the full-scale creature during the film’s production. The measurements for this product are listed at 6” x 5.5” x 8” with weight indicated. At the rear of head, there is a concave that allows for it to be wall-mounted. This is certain to turn some heads at your next house or office event.
This is not a limited-edition piece, but it will still cost you $750, plus the cost of shipping, with no payment plan available either. Due to the made-to-order nature of the piece, allow 12-16 weeks for the sculptors to create your product. If you are interested in it, check it out right here.
We’ve saved the best one for last. This mind-blowing bust of the Newborn’s head might just be worth every dollar spent on purchasing it. It will be cast in translucent fiberglass from ADI’s Hero mold, then hand-painted and coated with a high gloss automotive sealer.
It’s limited to just 50 units and takes 12-16 weeks to be sculpted after ordering. This one will cost you a whopping $4,000, with the option to pay in installments or as one payment, plus the cost of shipping. If you’re interested in this one, check out their ordering page.
About the film, Alien: Resurrection takes place 200 years later following the death of Ellen Ripley, who met her demise in a fiery pit in Alien 3, but is revived as a human/alien hybrid clone with super-strength, designated as Ripley 8. She’s paired in the film with a unique group of space pirates, who distrust her in fear of being used to advance the military’s interest in the aliens. Following an alien outbreak, they are forced to work together in order to prevent the aliens from reaching Earth.
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who is known for classic films like Amélie and The City of Lost Children, was an odd choice to direct the fourth film in the popular franchise and was inexperienced in making horror films at the time. The film’s producers went with Jeunet due to his unique visual style, which is clearly evident in this film.
During filming, Jeunet required an interpreter because he could not speak English fluently, as he was a director from Europe who never worked on a Hollywood film before. While the film under-performed in comparison to previous Alien films, it still pulled in an impressive amount of money at the box office. Among critics and fans, Alien: Resurrection was a misunderstood film and is often regarded as the weakest entry in the series.
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