Weta Workshop out of New Zealand has just announced a preorder for a very familiar creature…. now you can get Ripley on speed dial as MINI EPICS: XENOMORPH VINYL FIGURE gets set for a late summer hatching! Weta got its start as “RT Effects” courtesy of creature and make up effects artists Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger. The company cut its teeth on classic films by Peter Jackson: Meet the Feebles, The Frighteners, and the cult gorefest Dead Alive. The workshop has also created contributing costumes, weapon and creature effects for Television series Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
Shrinking down some of the company’s “bigatures”, Weta has been branching out and creating high quality collectibles, clothing, posters and so much more for the past couple years. One of the most notable horror-themed lines is inspired by the film Krampus which the company also contributed effects for.
Now, Weta is adding to their “Mini Epics” line of super-stylish, ultra-expressive collectibles. This line already includes characters from many fantasy and science fiction films such as Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, District 9 and many more.
The newest member to this line is a stylish 7-inch tall Xenomorph. Principal Sculptor Mauro Santini has given this classic creature an exciting new shiny chromed look and boy, does it look great. With its translucent skull, you get a look at the inner workings of the brains of the creature, but be careful of the toxic saliva dripping from its mouth. With a very stream line skeletal feel, this vinyl figure is ready to infect your collection this July/August at a very reasonable price of $29.99 USD + plus shipping.
Expand your existing ‘Alien’, ‘Aliens’ with this endlessly collectible creation, or check out other great merchandise from Weta Workshop on its website or Social media accounts