NECA Continues Its Aliens Kenner Tribute Line with Two New Action Figures

Here are the latest new collectibles from the fan-favorite horror toy creators.

By L.B. Lubomski

The latest two action figures in the continuing Aliens Kenner Tribute line from NECA have finally been fully detailed by the company. Based on original action figures created by Kenner back in 1992 for the Alien franchise, NECA has taken these classic designs and given them a modern reimagining.  Previous waves of the Kenner Tribute line have included fan-favorite characters such as Private Vasquez, Ripley, Sgt Apone, and more, all based on their ‘90s appearances.

The first figure that was revealed is of the unique Ultimate Rhino Alien, a huge rampaging behemoth of a Xenomorph measuring around 10” and chock full of details.

Prepare to be bowled over by the newest addition to NECA’s Kenner Tribute line! The Rhino Alien comes from the classic Kenner Expanded Universe of the early 1990s, and it’s back and better than ever.

Our team took inspiration from the original design, and then transformed it into an all-new modern behemoth featuring all of today’s detail and articulation. Rhino Alien measures approximately 10” and has a massive ramming horn for attacking its unlucky prey.

The packaging is an homage to the classic Kenner art, featuring custom illustrations.

The second figure is of Colonial Marine Private Drake, portrayed by Mark Rolston in 1986’s Aliens, of which this figure is loosely based on his appearance. Drake is in the standard 7-inch format and comes with his signature smartgun with a very cool bayonet attachment.

Space Marine Drake is the newest addition to NECA’s Kenner Tribute line! Hailing from the classic Expanded Universe Aliens of the early 1990s, Drake is back and ready to hunt some Aliens.

Our team has transformed this Kenner classic into a modern version with all of today’s detail and articulation. Drake stands approximately 7″ tall and features a massive Smart Gun accessory! The figure is highly posable, with nearly 30 points of articulation. It also comes with a special blade attachment that connects to the barrel of the Smart Gun barrel or the figure’s back.

The packaging is an homage to the classic Kenner art, featuring custom illustrations and a color palette reminiscent of the toy shelves of the early ’90s.

The Aliens Kenner Tribute Ultimate Rhino Alien is set for release in May 2020 and retails for $39.99. Space Marine Drake is scheduled to release in February 2020 with a retail price of $23.99. Both would make a welcome addition to any Alien fan’s collection.

Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for more coverage on collectibles such as these items and much more in the world of horror.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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