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Desc:ALIEN CAN'T BE BEAT
Category:Classic Movies, Advertisements
Tags:70s, alien, kenner, Better Toys
Submitted:Old_Zircon
Date:06/07/15
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Binro the Heretic
I wanted that fucking thing so badly, but it was whipped off the shelves so quickly.

Concerned parents groups pressured Kenner into recalling it because the head was very obviously a big black cock.
Old_Zircon
I'm too you to have seen it at the time, but I definitely remember seeing ads for it in the back of an old issue of Creepy in 5th or 6th grade.

fedex
I wanted one too, they are ridiculously expensive on ebay now

Old_Zircon
The other thing I remember seeing advertised near it, that I've never heard anything about, was this mail order kit where you got a foam latex prosthetic mask (you may have had to paint it yourself) and some spirit gum or something to attach it to you face so that, allegedly, the mouth would move with your own.

Also, Psycho prints on super8 film for like .

Old_Zircon
You aren't kidding about expensive, there's a boxed (but not sealed) one up right now for 00.

infinite zest
Holy shit! Off topic but I was looking through my parents' basement and found my old Tyco Transformers trainset. I think I used it once and put it back in the box; they're going for about 400 bucks! I should just quit my job and sell all this shit.

Old_Zircon
I used to have the complete Sectaurs collection including The Hive (which was like 30" tall) from when they were liquidating them for next to nothing at Building 19.

I had some Dune toys from similar circumstances (Toys R Us was trying to get rid of them fast) but every single one was defective in one way or another so the only one that we didn't end up returning was the Sand Worm (who I still have)

Caminante Nocturno
I don't recall the conflict being resolved this easily in the movie.
That guy
"It found us!! Let's hide somwhere else while it counts to 10."

"No, 20!! You have to count to 20 Alien, and NO peeking."

infinite zest
Unless you count the fact that gravity and physics conveniently decided to take a smokebreak at the end of Aliens..

kingjackhammer
Onother Twiumph fwor Awean!! :3
fluffy
Do they still make action figure ads like this? Or have they all succumbed to badly-rendered CG of the original characters doing things instead?
garcet71283
I like how it has the visible skull like in the original concepts.
Binro the Heretic
It has it in the movie, but it's a little hard to tell.

There are times when the light hits it right and you can clearly see the skull and other stuff under the semi-transparent top of the head.

infinite zest
"LET'S TRY THE KITCHEN!"

"GET AWAY FROM HER YOU BITCH"

"..let's try my bedroom for the next week.. sorry mom"
Boomer The Dog
The kid with the Alien, that's how my hair was cut in 1979, ha! Straight across 'visor' bangs and long on the sides.

Someone should have made the Alien from the diner scene in Spaceballs as a toy, top hat and everything.

Boomie
Old_Zircon
One more thing to blame George Lucas for:

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/193544/george-lucas-wouldnt-le t-mel-brooks-make-spaceballs-action-figures/

Sputum
Children's toy tie in for an R rated movie?
infinite zest
I was saying the same thing about the Robocop cartoon above, but at least Robocop had sort of an optimistic message, and I still have my VHS of Robocop 2 with the DARE PSA at the beginning.. and that movie was gearing more towards kids anyway, despite its R rating, and the third one was PG-13. The Alien franchise is far bleaker, and the one kid character fucking died and they did an autopsy on her before throwing her into the furnace!!

Caminante Nocturno
Everybody knew that kids were watching R rated movies. Theaters and rentals stores usually didn't care enough to enforce ratings. Even when they did, some kids had cool older brothers to help them out. Hell, my friend's dad showed a roomful of kids Terminator 2, and nobody batted an eye.

boner
Haha. Yup. I had one or two classmates whose parents wouldn't let them watch R-rated movies at the age of like 10, they seemed like the weird kids. Thanks, mom & dad for not giving a fuck.

Old_Zircon
They made me wait until I was like 15 or 16 before I could rent Russ Meyer movies. Even the PG ones.

infinite zest
Yeah.. for whatever reason the theatre that showed mainstream movies was super strict about everything, with ushers that'd come down the aisles with flashlights and everything, and after getting caught a few times sneaking into a different movie they finally banned me from the theatre with Starship Troopers. But the local indie theatre didn't give a shit and so I watched stuff like Kids and Priscilla Queen of the Desert..

Needtodestroy
Giger never saw that one coming.
infinite zest
A Giger Counter wouldn't work in space.. maybe with Predators on Predator world but not Aliens.

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