Alien Day is here!!! On April 26th you can celebrate the Alien franchise however you want (I will binge watch the whole saga) and of course I cannot celebrate it without showing you this amazing Funko!! Of course it isn’t Friday so it cannot be ‘Friday Funko’ so a ‘Featured Funko’ it is and please read till the very end as I may have a little surprise for you die hard Fans!!
Alien is a science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott in 1979. It starred many amazing actors which include Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Veronica Cartwright. The film’s refers to (what you already know) a highly aggressive and dangerous extraterrestrial creature that hunts and kills the crew of the spaceship, one by one. The film became a box office success and received an amazing critical acclaim and snagging many awards including an Academy Award for Best Visual effects and best Direction for mr Scott, Carwright also received an award for best supporting actress.
Even after all these years it has remained highly praised, and is considered one of the greatest films of all time (and you can see why, way way waaaay ahead of it’s time. The Library of Congress deemed the film in 2002 as ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’, it’s also been selected for preservation in the United states National Film Registry. The American Film Institute ranked it as the seventh best film in the science fiction genre back in 2008.
After it’s success the film spawned many media franchises including novels, comic books, video games, toys as well as many other films!! It also kickstarted Sigourny Weaver’s career by providing her with with her first lead role, and what a strong role it is (quite the opposite of her role in Chappie). The story of her characters encounters with these creatures are shown in all the sequels which include Aliens, Alien 3 as well as Alien: Resurrection. There are also prequels to the series which include Prometheus as well as the 2017 film Alien: Covenant.
The Funko Pop
I don’t think I own a Funko Pop as detailed as this one!! From the tiny Alien popping out of it mouth, to each line underneath that massive cone of a head, they haven’t missed a single thing!! The fingernails and the hands themselves look absolutely amazing!! What I love about this Funko is the fact you can turn it’s head from side to side. You cannot do that with many of the funko’s. The paint job is great no markings or anything like that and it stands up very well, even though it’s top heavy.
Now for the big surprise….]
WE’RE HOLDING A GIVEAWAY!!
There are two Funko Pops up for grabs on roguesportal.com which is a geek website that I write for. Head over for a chance to win one of the two that is up for grabs!!!