They may not be the zippiest in production terms, but Hiya just blew my mind tonight. Hiya Toys Reveals 1/18 Power Loader Suit Prototype
From their Aliens: Colonial Marines (which makes for a billion times cooler toy line than it did a video game!), Hiya Toys has indeed prototyped the Power Loader. A rep from the site told me last year they were working on it, and that it was pretty complex to do. I'm loving that proto though!
Take note of those prototype humans too. I was told that they're also working on USCMs, which would be from the game (IE: No Hicks/Vasquez, etc., but the fact we could see hyper articulated USCM's is cool unto itself). I can't tell if any of the proto human figures are of said marines, but very well could be. One can only hope.
If you've been on the fence, I cannot say enough positives about their Alien figures from the game. The price nets you a hyper articulated Alien, an egg, a facehugger... How can you go wrong? They really do pack a ton of little bits and pieces in for the price. Oh, and a bitchin' stand that looks like deck plating to boot. I got the Alien Warrior last year, and am picking up more soon. It fits in flawlessly with my Hot Toys 1/18 figures to boot, and I'd army build the eggs alone to be honest. They could sell those in a box of 10, and I'd be down for a few.
Support lines like this... You'll be glad you did, and shocked how fun they mix in on your Star Wars shelf too, plus it helps fill in any lulls in Star Wars without being overwhelming to collect since they're smaller lines.