The original promo line for the 1979 movie ran: ‘In space, no one can hear you scream…’ Maybe with this kit, it could be: ‘In space, no one can hear you model…’ Certainly, director Ridley Scott’s horror-cum-science-fiction movie was a blockbuster, and still has the power to shock more than 30 years later.
Here's a piece of history, a pic taken at the 1980 London Toy Fair of the original Alien kit display.
A useful extra is the printed box base, which includes movie background details. For app-equipped smartphone owners, there's also a barcode pattern which takes you direct to Round 2's website.
Don’t let the scale comment put you off, as the kit looks terrific when built. It’s good to see the original Alien kit reissued after all this time, and if you put in the detail and finishing work, it should compare well with current offerings.
Assembled height: 228mm (9in)
Manufacturer’s ref: MPC793
Review kit courtesy Round 2 LLC.
Alien figures available here.
SMN note: Other Alien kits include the upcoming Kaiyodo Revoltech range, which should be released in a couple of months.