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Title: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2014, 08:02 PM
Hiya Toys has promoted their new "Aliens: Colonial Marines" Alien Lurker figure for a few weeks now.  It's up on Big Bad Toy Store for $20 by itself but I'm guessing by the case figures will drop in price dramatically.  I'm excited by these, as I was told if the Aliens do well, Colonial Marines could very well happen.

The Aliens sport multiple sets of hands, an egg, and a facehugger accessory.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jeff on March 7, 2014, 09:59 AM
So I finally had a chance last night to go looking for this.  I saw a few comparison pics on their facebook page with a GI Joe Storm Shadow figure.  Very cool.

I'm not sure what it is, but a lot of this 'designer' 3.75" stuff is really tempting me lately.  I've got one of the Acid Rain figures on pre-order at BBTS, I'm really tempted to throw one of these guys into the mix now too.  Maybe have him hiding out in the corner of my Cantina set-up or something. :P
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 7, 2014, 01:54 PM
I have a ton of 3.75" Aliens and Predator stuff ever since I played a home made level to Jedi Knight... 

The concept was a mash-up of Star Wars and Aliens, but making it seamless and believable.  The Empire had a research facility on a desolate planet which the Rebels learn about, and call in Kyle Katarn to investigate.  He arrives, and the research is biological in nature, and it's the Aliens being studied inside the facility...

He gets found, escapes, but knocks out power to the base...  In doing so, the site's cages open, and Aliens get loose, and Kyle must escape.  There are a lot of puzzles and things (remotely controlling a mouse droid to open a door, etc.), but things go horribly wrong.  The Aliens the guy designed were skins but he heightened the speed of them, and their aggressiveness, and they'd attack anyone from neutral Imp scientists to Stormtroopers to Kyle and droids.

Anyway, Kyle kills a bunch of aliens, stormtroopers, and more, and bails on the planet, tells the Rebels to stay away from it after what happened, and that's that.  Since that moment, I've had this mash-up fetish for 3.75" Aliens figures in my SW universe.  I got one Microman Alien (mucho expensive), and bought the Hot Toys Snap Kits when they came out, which actually gained value.  The last Aliens series was hands down the best.

If Hiya is going to delve into Aliens and possibly make human characters, I'm excited for this.  The thought of a line of Colonial Marines is just awesome to me.  I love that universe, and just wish Hot Toys hadn't bailed on it right after it got really good.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on April 7, 2014, 11:16 PM
Yup I pre-ordered.

If the Aliens Soldiers do well, there are already Colonial Marines and a Power Suit in the works for release.  You want USCMarines?  Start supporting the Aliens!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2014, 01:33 AM
Pre-ordered the Lurker...  Realized I only had ordered the Warrior.

I so want USCM's and the Power Suit...  They could do so well with those.
Title: Re: Terminator (Aliens, Predator, Etc.)... 4
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2014, 09:31 PM
A reminder that BBTS has TWO Aliens available for pre-order and that line is given the green light to expand if these two Aliens do well enough at retail.  It'll expand to Colonial Marines and Power Suit as well...  So, yeah, pre-order Aliens: Colonial Marines figures on BBTS, please!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2014, 04:49 PM
I see a few more on BBTS today.   Said it before, but man are these some nice looking figures.  Can't to get my hands on the alien soldier to test the quality.

Alien Boiler (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HIY10009&mode=retail):

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/aux1/large/HIY10009.jpg)

Alien Spitter (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HIY10010&mode=retail):

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/aux1/large/HIY10010.jpg)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2014, 08:58 PM
Quick dates on those...  June.  I'm surprised.  I think the Warrior up at BBTS is not due till like 3rd or 4th quarter?
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on June 11, 2014, 11:48 PM
Packaged pics surfaced and the warrior comes with a facehugger too, and multiple hands.  Niiiiiiiice.

https://twitter.com/HiyaToys/status/476758339393560576/photo/1
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 15, 2014, 02:34 AM
Friend of the site Melvin hooked me up with multiple images of the Alien Warrior, which is insane.

First, these come with extra sets of hands, eggs, and facehugger, plus a simple but visually appealing environmental stand (in this case, a simple steel grate floor).  That alone, I'm hooked a lot more now knowing that they're like a high-end figure in a small scale rather than just an alien in a box. 

It's something that, if Hasbro (haha) were to up the ante on Star Wars figures, I think "posed" hands ala a Sideshow figure would be the way to go.  Vader with a fist hand, and pointing, and an choking, and just plain holding a saber, would be pretty awesome.

It's like the last step they can make really, but I digress.

The Alien does come with these hands though, and that's neat because it gives them a little character (imagine it on something a lot less "animal" like?  Just sayin' it's a great idea Hiya Toys is basically pioneering here).  These are a great little idea, and something I've tried to customize a bit myself just for extra realism should I want it.

The articulation looks sick as hell, and the paint apps are something we've not seen in quite a while on a Star Wars figure.  Comparatively speaking, this is pretty outstanding stuff, especially for essentially a Chinese company's imported toy (IE: Not an American toy made in China but for the US market).

The price stings a little...  $22-ish is pricey for any figure, but I bought the Hot Toys Snap Kits by the case, and basically this is similarly priced (adjusting for inflation).  So I can't gripe a lot.

The detail, wow...  I'm anxious now, more than ever, to see these do well so the company hopefully continues this line to include the Power Suit and Colonial Marine figures (even if they're just generic non "Aliens" ones).

Click the thumbnails below to check out each image, and a big thanks to friend of the site Melvin for sharing:

(http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior002_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior002_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior001_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior001_Full.jpg)

(http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior003_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior003_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior004_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior004_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior005_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior005_Full.jpg)

(http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior006_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior006_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior007_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior007_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior008_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior008_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior009_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior009_Full.jpg)

(http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior010_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior010_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior011_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior011_Full.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior012_TN.jpg) (http://www.JediDefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Hiya_AlienWarrior012_Full.jpg)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Greg on July 15, 2014, 02:27 PM
That looks pretty slick. I love the egg with face hugger. While I probably won't purchase due to price (I was spoiled by some $10 Neca Xenos) it's great that Hiya packed in a bunch of extra stuff. I really can't wait for the Marines... I'll cave on those for sure.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 15, 2014, 06:28 PM
Given it's an import, extra hands, the egg and hugger...  I'm pretty sold on it being basically a mini-SS figure.  That trumped the price.  Plus I'm not jumping scales (I'm sticking to that, haha) so 4" or bust.  I have the Hot Toys Snap Kit guys, and some Microman Alien Warriors (which are awesome, came with basically some of the same stuff, and cost a lot more).

I'm anxious for the Marines and Power Suit at this point...  If they're even remotely close in quality, I'm impressed.

Their human figures (Our War line) are hit/miss.  The quality's there but there are tweaks needed to perfect those.  I'm curious to see how they'd go.  They really do creatures perfectly though, so they've got the ability and then some I think to really put out incredible toy lines.

I'd like to see a price cut to something under $20.  $15.99 would be more reasonable to buy multiples of anything they make I think.  Their Our War line is about $10/per, but blister packaged, and re-uses a lot of parts.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2015, 03:51 AM
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 (https://www.facebook.com/Hiyatoys)

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10984278_791764710917150_3803042540129023208_n.jpg?oh=065ec6083b0925d115e37334836a06e5&oe=55632736)

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.

Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jeff on March 10, 2015, 09:24 AM
Nice Review of the Xenomorph soldier (http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/colonial_marines_xenomorph_soldier).
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: McMetal on March 10, 2015, 01:01 PM
There are just too many companies running separate lines for this franchise. It would be next to impossible for someone wanting to jump on board at this point to catch up. But there is definitely some cool stuff out there.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2015, 03:41 PM
Hiya Toys is only making figures for the video game, which was a dud, but the toys are freakishly cool.

I got the Warrior and love it, and that review is definitely worth checking out if anyone's interested in buying modern Aliens figures...  I just am hoping if they get to Colonial Marine figures they'll be really nice.  Hiya's human figures are hit/miss.  Their aliens have been flawless though so far.

I am not really up on who all is making toys for the overall Alien umbrella?  There's Funko but it's all 4" retro stuff, then Hiya is all for just this video game in 4" scale.  I'm not up on other scales enough to know who's doing what.  I know there's a 6" or 7" line...  Is that it, barring high end stuff like busts and statues and whatnot?

There have been 3 companies make high-end 4" figures over the years, but at this point only Hiya's doing anything and it's kind of funny how they're doing some things from the movie, but via the video game.  You won't get Hicks, but you might get a Hicks-like guy.  ;D  I have a Hicks from Hot Toys and it'll be damn tough for them to beat those though, but their aliens are pretty damn awesome so maybe.  Like I say though, their human figures for other lines haven't always been perfect.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 11, 2015, 03:26 PM
Hiya posted another shot of the prototype Power Loader...  I'm already pondering how I could light an amber flasher on the top. :)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2015, 10:18 AM
Another review, this time the Alien Lurker (http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/xenomorph_lurker) figure.

Also, Hiya is doing a fan poll (https://twitter.com/HiyaToys/status/577796444024778754) on the Marines...
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2015, 02:52 PM
Voted but I honestly don't care which Marines they make, just make some f'n Marines! :)

And again, I cannot recommend people get the Aliens enough...  Get them, have them hanging in your Cantina or whatnot.  Let them stalk your figures.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: JediJman on March 17, 2015, 03:21 PM
Those are pretty cool.  Who sells them?  I liked the review, but couldn't figure where I would go to give them my money.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2015, 04:06 PM
BBTS (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=180&company=1349) is one of the only US places I've seen taking orders for them.

I'd still like to pick one up but just haven't pulled the trigger on which of the four versions I want most...
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2015, 06:57 PM
You can get them on BlackSheepToys eBay store too, but beyond those two places I've never seen them anywhere else.

Might I add, the aliens all come with eggs, a nice sizable base that looks like grated deck plating, and a face hugger...  You seriously can't beat stuff like that.  Those are sweet accessories to pack in with an alien and similar to how Microman's alien figures were done.  No chestbursters is all. :(
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2015, 12:22 AM
Straight from the source, they'll have 3 USCMarines and the Power Loader, then back to World War II figures.

3 Marines is a nice grouping, and the loader itself is obviously all kinds of kick ass.

Their Spring Offensive Germans were mixed reviewed though, so I'm sort of curious to see how they do with the USCM.  The headscuplts were so-so and the webbing didn't fit right, but aside from that they were SA soldiers, and decent.  Not quite 21st or FOV quality but not too many steps from it either.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on June 26, 2015, 02:17 PM
Hicks Prototype released today:

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11146510_865659586860995_3106068512051398228_n.jpg?oh=d0df991b8a446226c61af61d6d550b45&oe=562A9C31)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2015, 12:09 AM
Hiya got the paint master back on the Power Loader...  Not much, but what they show, holy ****.  :o

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11220136_867539473339673_5575327124476280319_n.jpg?oh=785e202943bd8b37755284998670c0e3&oe=562F35A9)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jeff on July 27, 2015, 02:53 PM
Pre-Orders @ BBTS !

- Aliens: Colonial Marines - 1:18 Scale Power Loader (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HIY10011&mode=retail) - $99.99

- Aliens: Colonial Marines - 1:18 Scale Hicks Action Figure (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HIY10012&mode=retail) - $24.99

- Aliens: Colonial Marines - 1:18 Scale Hudson Action Figure (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HIY10013&mode=retail) - $24.99

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HIY10011.jpg)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2015, 06:02 PM
Awesome, but I don't think they will look right next to my Funko figures...
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2015, 06:56 PM
They will look beyond awesome with the Aliens they made though so count me in for two Power Loaders and 2x each fig!  :D

Gonna hope for EE to carry these.  Wish I had some confirmation!  I have a Hicks from Hot Toys but this looks better IMO.  Hudson I can't wait to see.  Game over man game over!!!!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2016, 05:09 PM
Hiya have now pictured Hudson all painte up and stuff.  These have been now pushed to Q1 2016 which was expected.  I guess paint issues and an issue with accessories is the hold-up.  Either way I'm ok waiting if the quality is there.  I really want 2 loaders but one for now will suffice.  I'd like a few of each colonial marine too.  So far Hicks, Hudson (game over man!  Game over!) and a guy from Aliens: Colonial Marines are coming so that's a nice mix.  I'm really hopin they sneak in Bishop and Ripley...  Some steady gun grunts would be nice, especially Vasquez. 

If the loader sells, perhaps they'll try the apc? :x one can hope!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 6, 2016, 07:39 PM
(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/aux2/large/HIY10013.jpg) (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HIY10013.jpg)
Hudson (GAME OVER MAN!  GAME OVER!)

Look at those f'n awesome stands!  I'd buy like 30 of those alone.  :-X

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HIY10012.jpg) (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/HIY10012.jpg)
Corporal Hicks

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/HIY10011.jpg)
Power Loader

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/HIY10008.jpg)
Alien Soldier (older figure, out a while)

I'm excited for these. :)  HOt Toys figures came/went, were pricey (this much adjusted for inflation I'd wager) at the time...  And not as poseable.  They're poseable, but limited.  They're better sculpts, slightly less generic IMO and featured two body styles, a Ripley, etc.  COmbined they'll look awesome together IMO.

My only gripe, I don't see holsters for the pistols so I'm a lil bummed on that, but I think I could fix that via Marauder Inc.

This is awesome though.  Marines are $24.99.  Aliens are $22.99 (came out a year or two ago, awesome though and worth owning a set!), and the Power Loader is $84.99.  Pricey, but super articulated itself and pretty damn nicely painted to boot.  As are the Marines.

I'm down for 2 sets of Marines, 2 Loaders, and at least another set of Aliens.  I don't have a full set yet, but want more.

There's a Marine from the Aliens: Colonial Marines game that is coming too.  A spanish named character, not part of the movie.  I'm hoping they put out a Ripley and Bishop, as well as a steady-gunner (Vasquez is my vote as Hot Toys did her partner).

I'm just hell bent on getting these.  They look fantastic. :)  People who wanted 4" aliens figures, support this line.  It's a good investment IMO.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 18, 2016, 07:39 PM
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DC694398&id=JE-405087801

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DC694399&id=JE-405087801

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DC694401&id=JE-405087801

These are now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth, which is awesome since the free shipping will more than make up for the order being placed.

Not available till March however, via Previews who I guess are importing these (the hurdle the company is facing getting them sold here in the US).

I'm anxious to get 2 Power Loader suits and 2x each of the Marines.

I also am getting some extra Aliens, as they come with eggs, floor plate stands, and facehuggers...  Not bad for the price when you factor all of it in.

And in other news, Hiya teased on facebook that they're looking intently at doing a 1/18 APC ( :o) and were asking people if they had hi-res scans of the blueprints for it that are around.  Seem quite serious about at least making an attempt at it.  I can't guess on price, but assuming it'll be more than the $84 for the power loader.  :P  I'm willing to shell it out honestly.  It's stuff like this makes me feel good about toy purchases, actually. 
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: McMetal on July 12, 2016, 01:59 PM
Man, i might have to cave on the APC...that thing looks tight!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 13, 2016, 01:18 AM
Yeah, Hiya kinda won the toy world twitter today...  :o

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnK0CuzUkAU0F3j.jpg)

They'd been teasing about this for a while on social media, and I'd spoken with them regarding it.  They got blueprints that are official from the movie I guess, and have been released in some books that are high end.

The fact that they're even entertaining the idea of making it...  Good lord.  It'll be big, but not HUGE to the point I think it's cost prohibitive.  The thing ain't gonna be free though, but I would love to own that regardless.  Given what I've seen work for other lines though, they can pull it off I think.  Hell I'd love to try a 3D print of it even like they did.  Costly but if that were the only way to get it, hey, such is life.

I'm still waiting for my Power Loaders to process...  Fully poseable, hydraulic lines, etc.  If I have a gripe it appears to be that the hazard light doesn't light up, and I think I can fix it so it will easy enough. ;)

Love me some Aliens figures and hardware.

Now hopefully we get a Newt, Ripley, and the rest of the Marines...  Their facesculpts are kind of walking the line of video game animations/skins, and I think that's intentional, but they look good enough for me.  Nobody's making good 3.75" Aliens figures, not since Hot Toys and those command high premiums now.  I'll happily support this line. :)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2016, 09:48 PM
These are shipping...  Got the notice to pay up.  I'm anxious to get the Marines and Power Loader to review here.  See how they look with some Impy Techs helming them too.  :D

Hiya is at SDCC, and will have the APC proto there I guess.  They CLAIM a holiday release on that, but given how the Marines and PL got pushed back repeatedly I'm not expecting that to stick.  You never know though.  They're just such a small company, that's a tall order for them I think.  They've been working on this since last year though so hey, who knows.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2016, 08:38 PM
Hiya's 4" scale APC is winning the day at SDCC.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoAmMHjUkAAnzjF.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoAmMzkXgAEhwec.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoAmMmXVMAAdaSk.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoAmMkaVMAAxXbD.jpg)
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Darby on July 22, 2016, 09:47 PM
Holy ****.

I love the NECA Aliens stuff. I'd buy all of it but I've limited myself to SW. Amazing though.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2016, 09:57 PM
This isn't Neca, this is Hiya, so 4" scale not 7" or whatever goofy scale Neca does...  They're like not quite 6" I've heard.  Cool looking.

This is much more up my alley.  And I mix it with Star Wars...  The Aliens are always running around kickin stormtrooper ass.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Nicklab on July 23, 2016, 12:42 AM
OMG!  That APC is just amazing.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: McMetal on July 24, 2016, 05:58 PM
Wondering what the price will be on this thing...that is an insane amount of interior detailing. Very well done, I commend them.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 25, 2016, 12:36 AM
Their power loader is between $84 and $100-ish and so I'm assuming the APC won't be cheap.  We have more Hiya News in store too.  Ant got some time with their reps.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2016, 11:08 PM
We'll have a brief write-up from Darth_Anton at SDCC regarding the Aliens APC they're working on...  The enthusiasm the company's representatives showed, and the way they engaged fans visiting their booth, is impressive.  Stay tuned for it to be posted to the front page later this week!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on August 11, 2016, 11:16 PM
Also, got a Marine sample from Hiya to review...  Look for that soon.  It's an interesting mixed bag.  Mostly good, but not without some room for improvement.  We'll have a front page story up on it after my vacation is done.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on October 26, 2016, 08:30 PM
Hiya updated their facebook page with some video of their latest Aliens APC prototype...  They're basically showing off how many moving parts it has, as that's a vehicle with a lot to work with.

https://www.facebook.com/Hiyatoys/

It looks like the Lt.'s chair by the monitoring screens slides back and forth, the back drops to allow seating for the Marines in the rear, the main cannon slides on its rails for entering low clearance buildings, the side door slides open/closed (so Hicks can blast an alien trying to hold the door open), and so much more!  Tons of detail on this.  I have their Power Loader, and LOVE it.  Worth every cent I paid, and looks as good in a Star Wars display as it does an Aliens one.  It's very much like a model though, and a tad fragile compared to a traditional "toy" so if you pick one of those up, just go cautiously setting it up and posing it. (just a warning)

I'm really hoping they pull off the APC...  with as much teasing as they've done with it, I cannot imagine they don't get this into production and complete.  Their timetables may be slow, but it's worth the wait IMO.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2016, 02:06 AM
http://www.jedidefender.com/modx/index.php?id=2313

Hiya went nutty and posted a gallery of paint master pics of the APC...  and seemingly accidentally revealed it will light up in the C/O's command seat!  That is a ton of toy greatness.  I'm buying two, minimum.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2017, 03:58 AM
And up for pre-order on EE is the APC! 

Aliens 1/18 APC (Hiya Toys) (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DCL21455&id=JE-405087801)

When your jaw comes up off the floor from the price, realize this thing is what collectors want basically, and it's an import, and it's totally badass, and cool **** costs money these days.  As much a model as it is a toy.  Can't wait.  Only wish the Power Loader light lit up now that I see they're incorporating lights into this so much.

They're hinting they are working on feasibility of the Dropship that dumps the APC off...  Fly the friendly skies! :)

Not everyone's cup of tea at $250, but at this point and given what building your own would require, this is pretty awesome really.  I've paid as much or more for some things, but not many really.  At least not in the toy realm anyway.  Some 1/16 armor but that's been about it.  :-X  That said, pre-order is in from me.  I'm gonna eyeball it for a 2nd one too, but probably not a full priced one unless they go near sell-out.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: McMetal on January 4, 2017, 07:36 PM
I'm instantly out at that price, as I expect a lot of folks will be. I understand the collector logic to rationalize the value, it just doesn't work for me at that $ threshold sadly. Sure does look like a fine effort though.  :(
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2017, 08:15 PM
It's like the AT-ACT and Legacy AT-AT being compared.  It's just a completely different time to be a toy collector...  Hiya does very nice sculpting, hyper details, hyper articulation, superb paint apps.  But figures are $24, the Power Loader is around $100 and not terribly larger than a figure...  So I was kind of expecting $250.  I think I guessed that price actually, so I can't say it's shocking me at all.  And given what the prototype looked like, that it's a full detailed interior with access to 100% of it, it fits all the marines you could from the movie, it lights up multiple ways...  I'm not disappointed I guess? 

I mean I've bought cars for just 50% more of the price of this thing, so that's kinda funny, but at the same time I love Aliens...  The price sucks, but I'm up for one if not two of these at full price.  And up till Hiya, the only 1/18 Aliens line that was any good (poseable anyway) was the Hot Toys Snap Kits which spiked in price since they went out of production...  So I'm cool (enough) with this, barring something needing me not to be, from a financial POV. 

And the Aliens figures are selling out on a lot of the sites they're on.  I was told this only is happening because the Loader did well too out the gate apparently despite the price being kind of absurd.  People said the same thing on the Power Loader, that it was too much money for something that small, and nobody would buy it...  Apparently it's sold rather briskly.  But this isn't something meant to sell 10,000 units either, like a Hasbro toy, so the market's definitely smaller.

If this does well enough to justify it, they're already prototyping a dropship to see about feasibility of that...  $250 may seem cheap compared to what that costs.  :-\  That'll be one I have to really debate if I can justify the $ there.  I cannot imagine it for under $500.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: JediJman on January 4, 2017, 11:07 PM
The price is pretty reasonable compared to other collectibles with significant design and detailing.  Masterpiece Transformers can be in the $200 range and Sideshow/Hot Toys 12" figures are $250ish.  These are definitely targeting hard core collectors, not casual fans or kids.  Personally, if I was collecting the figures I'd be all over this.  I have a cheap GI Joe vehicle sitting where this would be in my Funko display shelf though and I think it'd be odd to have something this detailed with the basic reaction figures.  It's a really nice piece though - I hope it sells well.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2017, 11:48 PM
I have some of the Aliens reaction figures...  I liked the space suited ones for customizing, and the others I just kinda wanted because Alien never got its due in toy form really (at least in 4" scale) ever, and I've not heard much about it getting its due anytime soon either.  Hiya's licensing is weird because it's somehow got an OK I guess from what I heard, to work on Aliens stuff (not just the A:CM), but I've not heard them being able to do anything with Alien itself...  or I'd wish for that stuff with articulation too.

But yeah, the Power Loader next to the Funko guys, it doesn't jive at all...  Oddly though, it looks really cool with some Imperial Tech trying to use it to stack cargo in a hastily made hangar bay. :)

Prices suck though, no argument here...  I'm just glad I've found something to enjoy since my Star Wars spending is very low compared to past years.  I want to buy more Star Wars, I just don't, and I don't foresee the glory days coming back either.  Times are a changin' and such.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: JediJman on January 5, 2017, 10:19 AM
I hear that.  I've redirected my collecting budget to Masterpiece Transformers, but those can range from $60 to $200 a pop.  I think I'm nearing the end of that collection as my shelf space is almost used up and most of the core figures I really want have been made by Hasbro or a third party.  Probably for the best as it feels like SW merchandise is going to start creeping up there again with a new movie every year...
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 5, 2017, 09:18 PM
I've seen some of the Transformer stuff out there and it's insane...  Really detailed stuff.

I'm glad Star Wars has at least some decent stuff as it limps along, and I'm fine with it as it is I guess.  I just would love to have gotten like Han in his TFA outfit that he wore 90% of the movie, but articulated, and some other stuff...  Hurt more with Rogue One.  I would've loved to have had a shot at all the Rogues, some of the Rebel Troopers & officers & pilots...  Just good versions of more would've been nice.  The 5POA just will never resonate with me, and I'll just customize it some.  :-\

The Acid Rain line gets a ton of my $, and I've learned my lesson to pre-order as soon as it comes out, and not piss around.  ::)  I missed their SDCC exclusive this year too, and that's killing me.  Prices after the show were immediately insane and never came back.  Bah.

But what they do, I like, and it works in Star Wars dios and stuff to me...  I think without some crossover, I'm not into it then.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on February 19, 2017, 12:16 AM
Now make it A:USCM and Predator too because they revealed new Predator action figures which looked insanely well done.  One even appeared to have the flint lock pistol ala (I believe) Predator 2.  Wonder if we'll get a Danny Glover figure?

Also Aliens: Colonial Marines female troopers...  nice to get some diversity.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: McMetal on February 19, 2017, 12:03 PM
Any links to good pics?
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: efranks on February 23, 2017, 07:51 PM
Toy Ark has some good pics: http://news.toyark.com/2017/02/18/toy-fair-2017-hiya-toys-aliens-predator-figures-241644 (http://news.toyark.com/2017/02/18/toy-fair-2017-hiya-toys-aliens-predator-figures-241644)

I'm really digging the Predator figures and the female Colonial Marines.

I get why their APC is the price that it is but it's kind of outside my budget. As much as I'd like to pick it up, I think I'll be content with another couple aliens, the female CMs and the Predator figures. I'm glad Hiya took a chance on the APC though, that's going to be out there for those that want it.

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Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on February 23, 2017, 08:59 PM
I'm getting one.  I've committed and squirrel a little aside every couple weeks for it.  I'd like 2, but that's going to be very up in the air...  I'd just like one kind of for display, one kind of for fun/fiddling.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: efranks on February 24, 2017, 12:00 AM
I think maybe if I wasn't saving for Celebration I might throw down on the APC. Maybe if I don't spend too much cash in April I'll use the leftover for the APC.

Hasbro didn't really show me anything at Toy Fair that I'm all that interested in and even with the new movie coming this year, the only things I'm probably going to be down for are some single carded figures, and at $8 ea, it's not going to be an expensive year. It's pretty easy to talk myself out of Gentle Giant (not that they're offering much these days), Sideshow/Hot Toys, and Lego so that frees up a lot of collecting budget.

Like you, Jesse, I'm spending that money elsewhere. I backed the Eagle Force Kickstarter, I picked up a couple of the Valkyries figures from Marauder (and plan a couple more), added some vintage and repro G.I. Joe figures, outfits, and equipment, and I've been buying Lego parts for some MOCs I've been working on. I've also been eyeing the new Voltron figures, specifically the Lion combiners, based on the new Netflix series (which I really dig).

And now I have these new Hiya Toys figures on my short list for this year.

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Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2017, 10:36 PM
Yes, that is something that isn't a problem for me this year, haha.  I'm waiting for SW Land to open down in Florida then figuring a trip that year whatever is going on.  I just wanna see that.  But yeah, it'll certainly help.

I pay a lot out on dumb **** for my garage too, so squeezing in the APC isn't going to be simple, but I'm gonna figure a way.  I'm buying a $300 jack though, got a used lift this past fall/winter...  I figure it's investments in my physical well-being over the longer term.  :-\
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 30, 2017, 05:40 PM
Several new figures coming soon...  Lt. Jeremy Cruz and 2 female troopers too.  The Jeremy Cruz has a mechanical leg prosthetic too.  Pretty slick.  The human sculpts look to be a bit more crisp too...  something of a complaint from before was the relatively soft features on their Hicks and Hudson faces.  I like them but they're far from "perfect".  More generic IMHO which is almost better in a weird way.

I'm anxious for these.  Can't wait to get some more Aliens figures in my collection, especially since that APC is gonna need filled up. :P
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Darby on April 3, 2017, 01:29 PM
Blows my mind that one of the female figures has being from Waterloo, IA (where I'm from) as part of her bio.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on April 4, 2017, 05:46 PM
Gonna post a story for the female troops too.  No pre-order on them up yet on EE but I'm anxious to get one in and load up on free shipping from it.

Love me some Aliens 3.75".  Fantastic.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on May 9, 2017, 02:19 AM
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DCL50187&id=JE-405087801
Lt. Cruz (Badass looking!)

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DCL50190&id=JE-405087801
Pvt Redding (Making me all the more want a good Vasquez figure in this scale finally ::))

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DCL50191&id=JE-405087801
Pvt Bella (See Above)

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DCL21458&id=JE-405087801
Xenomorph Crusher (Basically a Xenomorph and a Ram mate?  Xeno Tank!)

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DCL21457&id=JE-405087801
Xenomorph Raven (Like a Male version of a Queen?)

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DCL21455&id=JE-405087801
And lastly, I'll just leave it here...  The APC is still available for pre-order, and yeah I get it, it's expensive, but you know you want this!  I just dropped $2k into a car.  I am owed this thing!)

The links are all sponsorship links to EE which, if you shop there, big shock, you keep the lights on here at Motel 8, so if you're gonna be do us a solid and buy with our links. :) #ShamelessPlug
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on January 24, 2018, 06:51 PM
So could anyone who has these give me a rundown on the quality? I was eyeing them up and thinking about grabbing an alien or two but I'm seeing some mixed things about them as far as QC goes. Just wanna be sure they're not gonna break if I look at em for the price. Any info would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2018, 01:26 AM
Hey man Iíll give you some details tomorrow when Iím not on a phone.  Itís a mixed bag of sorts but Iíd say just be cautious if you buy and loosen joints with hot water first if one feels even a little stuck.  Iíll post more tomorrow though man.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on January 26, 2018, 01:10 AM
Sorry man just killed on free time.

Basically the Hiya figures suffer from similar paint app heavy figures where a joint can seize.  The thinnest on the basic alien figures are the wrists and the hip socket.  There is a pretty small pin on the ball joint of the hip too and itís the only time I broke a Hiya alien.  A lurker to be exact.

The lurker also has a weird dome that is clear and separate and it never sat right on mine and falls off.

The soldier is my favorite and obviously most common.  All of them come with an egg and facehugger.  Eggs come in open and closed variety but I donít recall who came with which.  The spitter and boiler are cool and the spitter moreso imho, but the Soldier I have a few of.

As the humans go, Hiya is evolving there...  the likenesses are more attuned to the game than the real people theyíre based on.  Also parts arenít all cast in color but are painted and the paint for some of the humans flaked some I noticed at articulation points.

Humans donít have holsters for side arms and thatís annoying.  Also they lack the ďlobster tailĒ neck guard on the helmets which is meh, and the helmets strike me as slightly small.

The weapons are al fantastic and accurately scaled it seems, articulation is top notch poseability too.  The only figures in this scale for this property are Hot Toys Snap Kits which I have but which have spiked in value.

I think their 2nd round of humans looks improved and the company is listening to consumers.  Their Predators look incredible too but only time will tell.  The giant Aliens are cool but no Queen (yet) is kinda disappointing. 

Now, their Power Loader suit is incredible, but itís 50% action figure toy and 50% model.  Damn near everything that can move on the loader from the USCM ship, actually moves!  But it all feels hyper fragile so be hyper careful in turn, should you buy one.  I love it, really, and itís not cheap, but it looks badass in a dio for Aliens or Star Wars alike.  You can 3D print cargo boxes for it to pick up too but at a hefty cost themselves so just a heads up.

The company is very small, and I know some folks from it, and they work hard but have a lot of production delays.  It happens.

Iíve crossed Aliens over to Star Wars just for poops and giggles for a while since I played a cool ďcustomĒ level made for the old Jedi Knight game that did just that, with a cool storyline and everything.  It fit seamlessly and was a blast.  So my aliens tend to be chasing Stormtroopers more than USCM figures haha.  Those I have just because I like the property.

Hiya says they have rights to movie characters now so Iím hoping for a Ripley, Vasquez, etc.  also characters from other Alien films would be great.  For $20 roughly the figures are decent but the aliens themselves are better than the USCM right now.  So start with an alien and if needs be loosen joints with hot tap water.  You can even pop them apart and put them back together if it helps.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2018, 09:01 PM
Hiya is saying the Aliens APC is a done deal and will be sold this August.  I hope so, because I really want it despite the cost, and I'm fine with the constant pushing back of dates and stuff.  I just want to really be sure the APC is getting done actually, and not have it in some limbo.  They're saying now the pre-orders needed are met and it's happening sooooooo, yay!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: McMetal on March 23, 2018, 09:15 AM
I don't know if I want to live in a world where people will pony up for an APC but not a Sail Barge.  :D
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2018, 06:36 PM
I dunno man, half the price.  :P

Iím getting both but I dunno haha.  Might need a 2nd APC. 🤔
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2018, 12:16 AM
Some interesting notes from Hiya at SDCC...

The APC is pushed to November now (Yay, just in time for Xmas ::)), but it's pushed back for years so who knows.  I hope it gets made even though it's gonna hurt financially when it hits.

And Hiya is releasing a pack of eggs and facehuggers!  Now THIS is huge to me.  Facehuggers that wrap around figure's faces and eggs open/closed...  I'm down for that, definitely!  I want a nice hive!
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on March 29, 2019, 01:44 AM
Hiya APCs are happening.  Shipping via bbts here and there now and hopefully my EE order before too too long.  Thatíll be one big preorder off my shoulders.  Saw a vid review tonight and this thing is big.  Bigger than the Imperial Tank I think.  Hyper detailed and lots of lights on it.

Can and canít wait at the same time haha.  Lot of $.  But man itís badass.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: JediJman on April 5, 2019, 10:59 AM
Shipping via bbts here and there now and hopefully my EE order before too too long. 

I have tried deciphering this both sober and drunk, but I still can't figure out what you're saying.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jeff on April 5, 2019, 12:14 PM
Shipping via bbts here and there now and hopefully my EE order before too too long. 

I have tried deciphering this both sober and drunk, but I still can't figure out what you're saying.

[Jeff activates YINZER-2000 translator module]
*beep-beep-boop-beep-boop*

"bbts is now shipping pre-orders for the Hiya Toys APC.  I hope EE will receive their allotment soon so that the pre-order I placed will be fulfilled before too long.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on April 5, 2019, 04:25 PM
Jeffís translator worked.  Iím on my phone texting this more than half the time so I guess that comes out sloppy.

The EE price was better as I recall, but itís been a good deal longer wait compared to Hiya Direct, which didnít exist back when I ordered, and BBTS who are now moving on these.  Iím pleased these are made and all but I wish I actually could count on a date theyíd ship since itís like a $300 hit to the CC I would like to be able to plan for.  Instead, it will just be a big surprise. Yay.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: JediJman on April 6, 2019, 04:59 PM
Shipping via bbts here and there now and hopefully my EE order before too too long. 

I have tried deciphering this both sober and drunk, but I still can't figure out what you're saying.

[Jeff activates YINZER-2000 translator module]
*beep-beep-boop-beep-boop*

"bbts is now shipping pre-orders for the Hiya Toys APC.  I hope EE will receive their allotment soon so that the pre-order I placed will be fulfilled before too long.

LMAO!  Amazing work there R2-JS.
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on April 24, 2019, 03:01 AM
Inconvenient time for a hefty hit to the old credit card?  You bet it is!

So why not just decide to make sure that Hiya Aliens APC hits the old CC right about now!

So while Iím overjoyed mine is shipping after preordering it in early 2017, I have to laugh some at it hitting now when Iíd just made a pricey purchase this past weekend figuring I had plenty of time before this behemoth would hit.  I didnít.

I did however get it for less than most seem to have gotten it so thatís cool.

Iíll be happy to not have this charge hanging over me with every release date push back. 🤷‍♂️
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: Jesse James on May 2, 2019, 08:46 PM
So my APC arrived today.  Itís sizable but not like the sailbarge.  Itís to scale though and. I rly detailed.  If I have any gripe though itís that they put clear screens in on the right of Gormanís station but didnít backlight them with an LED.  Kinda ****** to cut that corner.

The screens have the heart beats of the team.  Faint but theyíre there haha.

Gormanís chair slides on small metal rods, the rifle racks work nicely, the tires are a softer rubber-like pvc, and itís easy to open and access everything inside. 

They included a pack in figure, one of their female uscm figures, and mine broke out of the gate so Iíll hopefully get a replacement figure. :-\
Title: Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
Post by: tmanthegreat on September 13, 2019, 11:55 AM
Bringing up an older topic, but I recently purchased the Hiya Colonial Marines APC model via Amazon Prime and itís really quite incredible 8)

The model really is a gem with accurate detailing throughout and a lot of working features.  Mine came with a ďBellaĒ action figure and that hasnít broken on me yet...  I guess my only gripe is that the top gun turret on my model is a tad loose, and while it could easily be fixed by tightening the screw that holds it to its baseplate, the screw is near-impossible to reach without removing the slide-rails that hold it in place. 

I also wish there were more Colonial Marines figures that were easily available and affordable other than just Cruz, Bella, and Redding.  (I missed out on Hicks & Hudson and canít justify nearly $100 for an action figure!)