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Round 2 Models: Alien

posted by JamieH 8:23 AM
Friday, October 12, 2012

 

I’m not going to say much in this post. I’ll let the image speak for itself for a while.

We will have more news on the Alien license at Wonderfest. Feel free to speculate until then. 🙂



67 Responses to “Round 2 Models: Alien”

  1. Jamie, please tell us this means Halcyon re-pops. Please, oh, please. Well, at least as far as the APC + Dropship go…

  2. jaws62666 says:

    Great news Jamie. Same with the new NX01 and new bridge. NOW lol are we any closer to getting our pre order emails for our Premium edition Grail of grails yet .

    • JamieH says:

      I thought I could get the update out this week. Obviously didn’t happen. Look for it Monday or Tuesday. It will give a rundown of the order process. We’ll send out the emails to start taking orders by the end of the month. I can say the product is being loaded on a boat right now!

  3. jaws62666 says:

    Great news. Will this be the Final Club Update? Also I was doing as another builder did and was printing out the previous Updates, but the first five have lost the pics. Is there any way to recover these?

    • JamieH says:

      Jaws- This won’t be the last one. We’ll have one more close to when the kits ship out to you guys. I’m not sure how to send the stuff from the first five. I’ll look into it when I have a chance.

  4. derric1968 says:

    Awesome news, Jaime!!! I’m looking forward to hearing what you’ve got planned. The wait until Wonderfest just got a lot longer!

  5. Opus_Penguin says:

    This will be awesome!! I hope new re-ops of the Halcyon kits as well. Maybe the 1:1 Facehugger etc.

  6. Opus_Penguin says:

    Hey Jamie, I saw the news of the re-op of the Star Trek Bridge. Any news on if it will be complete (with the missing stations now included), and more accurized?

    • JamieH says:

      We are looking at doing more than just the figures. we want to nail down the costs involved before we announce everything we will be doing with it.

  7. phicks says:

    Jamie – Assuming you will not be using the old Halcyon molds for Alien kits, may I humbly suggest you ask Martin Bower and/or Bill Pearson to help design new kits for the Nostromo, Refinery, and/or Narcissus?

    Is the Ktinga on display at iHobby just the old version of the kit? I always thought the “head” would be the first place to make revisions, but the photos on the net look like the same old kit.

    • JamieH says:

      On the K’tinga, we had to keep this release simple. We adjust a couple fit issues and we’ve added some decals to dress up the front bulb a little bit.

  8. Brad says:

    Great news about the Alien franchise! Looking forward to seeing what you come out with down the road!

  9. Fraley1701 says:

    Hi Jamie –
    Doug Drexler mentioned something interesting on his Facebook page regarding the upcoming NX-01 refit and the original NX-01.

    “Doug Drexler – I’ve volunteered to create original art for the Box. They will also be re-releasing the NX-01 kit as well, which is 1000% authentic. Every teeny weenie detail is there, and it’s a BIG kit too.”

    Can you confirm this? Is he referring to the 1/350 scale NX-01?

  10. Mach7 says:

    Great news on the Bridge, I hope you can give us the whole bridge. Maybe a nice photo etch set?

    Any news on the Exploration set?

    Thanks
    Mark

  11. Fraley1701 says:

    Awesome news Jamie! Thank you!

  12. robiwon says:

    Jamie,
    Great news on the ALIEN license. At Wonderfest this year at the new product announcement upstairs you asked what licenses we thought R2 should go for, I suggested ALIEN. Did you have the license at the time or were you already working on getting it?

  13. Tomh says:

    Hey Jamie,

    I would love to see 1/1000 versions of both the Nostromo and the Sulaco.

    Nostromo = 243.8m

    Sulaco = 385m

    Both of these kits would be great a great desktop size, and as a bonus, they’d also be in scale with your some of your recent “Trek” offerings.

    Cheers,

    -Tomh

  14. jaws62666 says:

    Jamie , its Tuesday, will we be graced with the Club Update today

    • JamieH says:

      I had hoped to, but believe it or not I accidentally wrote over my text file yesterday and fires have sprung up today that have prevented me from getting it polished back up. I have the bones, but I lost about two hours worth of writing.
      FYI, what other kinds of things keep this from being my priority? Things like adjusting final packaging artwork to meet comments from the licensor for two products and email trouble. Stuff like this doesn’t get pushed back for any glorious reason, just day to day business… I will either rewrite it this afternoon or take it home with me tonight and hope we can have our service release it tomorrow. I’ve got a couple days off coming up and I need to get it out before that.

  15. J – Can you say whether or not you’ve acquired the Halcyon molds/license or just that old AMT Alien Warrior kit? Or does this mean all new tools as you move forward?

    Also, on the NX-01 refit, will your team be developing aztec wall paper decals in a similar fashion to the 1k Refit?

    • JamieH says:

      Nicholas-
      We are starting with the MPC Alien kit and we will be doing a lot more with the license. I like leaving you guys in suspense for a while. 🙂
      No aztec decals in the NX-01 Refit.

  16. Good old Ridley Scott pacing…nice touch. 😉

  17. jaws62666 says:

    Hey Jamie, any closer to the 1701 Update

  18. spock62 says:

    Jamie – Lots of great product announcements. Please consider further enhancements to the ST Bridge kit beyond figures, accurate seats, consoles, turbolift doors, additional stations, etc.

    Show a photo of your booth on one of the forums and a couple of kits were displayed that haven’t been mentioned, the F/A-18A Hornet and what looks like a F-15C. They look to be 1/48, correct? I didn’t realize AMT owned these molds, are other aircraft kits being considered? Being a big military aircraft fan, I hope you do produce more of these types of kits.

    • JamieH says:

      Spock- I know we are starting to trickle out aircraft kits, but I haven’t worked on the kits you mention. I did have a couple in mind, but we found out that we don’t have the tools. We have a handful of aircraft tooling and we will be rolling them out a bit at a time.

  19. RossWaddell says:

    Yea! Club Update 0009 arrived in my mailbox this afternoon – fantastic! Thanks Jaimie!

    Quick question – it mentions free shipping when ordering from autoworld.com – what about for Canadian club members?

  20. Fraley1701 says:

    I received the latest 1701 Club Update today and thank you Jamie! The engineering report from Gary was absolutely hilarious!!

  21. jaws62666 says:

    Jamie, I sent you an email over the weekend in regards to the ordering procedures from the latest club update. I actually signed up an Autoworld account over the weekend and bought the Psycho house for that can’t turn down price. Is this going to affect how I purchase my Premier Kit with the password or link you will provide me (any day now woohoo)?

    • JamieH says:

      Jaws- I don’t expect it will cause a problem. you will just have less to do when you receive our email. I am double checking just to be sure though.

  22. RossWaddell says:

    Thanks Jaimie! Happy happy joy joy!!

  23. Opus_Penguin says:

    Jamie, any news for club members on when we will receive the pre-order email for the big E?

    • JamieH says:

      Yes, keep a look out. The order email could be sent literally at any moment. We are double checking our ordering system to make it as water tight as we can to make sure everyone on our list gets the opportunity to buy their reserved kit. The email could be sent as early as this afternoon, but if you don’t see it keep an eye out through the rest of the week.

  24. jaws62666 says:

    Jamie , does this mean that we will have the kits in our hands within the next week or 2? Have they hit our shores already? I havent seen my email yet, but I keep looking like a kid on christmas morning.

  25. phicks says:

    Jamie – Previews magazine is the monthly catalogue in which comic book stores order product from Diamond, their distributor. A new Previews came out yesterday, and the Big E is still not solicited in it. Will the Big E not be available via comic book stores? All the other R2 Start Trek kits have been.

    On the Alien front, I really want to see a Nostromo and a Refinery model some day.

  26. jaws62666 says:

    great news Jamie, so does that mean our last Club update is in the process of coming out?

  27. Opus_Penguin says:

    Jamie do you have any info on when we will hear what kits to expect for the Alien franchise? Will we hear something before Wonderfest or any other model shows?

  28. JamieH says:

    BTW guys, feel free to lay out what YOU want to see. We are developing our plans, but if there is something you hope to see let us know. Hardware or figures, the first two films are full of prime candidates.

  29. Opus_Penguin says:

    Would love to see a 1:1 facehugger and egg with a tail that can wrap around your neck so you can wear it as a mask 🙂 Would also love to see a new Narcissus. Maybe a 1:1 motion tracker from Aliens (I know … wishful thinking)?

  30. Fraley1701 says:

    If you have the MPC molds, would like to see the old Six Million Dollar Man kits that were released under the fundimensions line! I am probably in the minority for this series, but Steve Austin was cool when I was a kid! The Bionic Bustout was the first figure model kit I ever built! 🙂

  31. Tomh says:

    Other than 1/1000 versions of both the Nostromo and the Sulaco, how about 1/72 scale models of the Narcissus, the Marine Dropship, and/or the APC? Or maybe an APC in 1/32 scale…

    Or how about 1/6 scale figures of Ripley and several of the Marines from Aliens (e.g., Hicks, Hudson, and Vasquez)?

  32. BatToys says:

    Is that update going to include how we pay for our 1701 club Enterprise?

    Thanks,
    Frank

  33. jaws62666 says:

    Jamie , are we still on track to see our email today, or is there any delays

    • JamieH says:

      jaws- I have been give every assurance that you will see the order email today.
      BatToys- The order email will give you payment directions.

      Everybody, I was surprised to hear that the Premiere Edition has hit our West Coast warehouse. Order today, and you could see your kit by the end of next week!

  34. jaws62666 says:

    Hey Jamie, is it going out as a mass email. Any confirmations yet. I have been on Hobbytalk and it doesnt look like anyone has seen the emails as of yet. My wallet is shaking , waiting to pay for this .

  35. jaws62666 says:

    You are the man, I am ready to hit “Buy” as soon as I get the email. Are the lighting kits in as well?

  36. fortress says:

    Well I will be the first then. Alien franchise? Well your
    hobby market street credit just went up 10 points on this
    move! All I ask is that it’s done the way you folks have been
    Doing things so far…..pretty darn well!

  37. fortress says:

    Snap!!! Well I was not the first to make a post after all. But by
    the looks of things everyone seems to be happy with the move
    and are on the same page about what they like to see. Well here
    is my 50 cents worth:

    USCSS Nostromo spaceship: Alien
    Narcissus Shuttle: Alien
    Colonial Marines Dropship: Aliens
    Colonial Marines Deep Space Transport Sulaco
    Colonial Marines APC: Aliens
    Alien Figure 1/35 scale
    Merchant Mercenary ship Betty: Alien Ressurection
    USCSS Prometheus from: Prometheus
    Alien Queen 1/35 scale

  38. Tomh says:

    Hey Jamie,

    Order placed for the 1/359 TOS Enterprise.

    Is there any word on whether we will be receiving email shipping notifications as well as tracking numbers?

    Last I heard, there were about 750 of us eagerly playing the waiting game…

    😀

    (On that note, could you let the 1701 Club members when you do actually hit the 1701 mark? I think all of us would appreciate hearing about that milestone.)

    • JamieH says:

      I am not certain if shipping confirmations will go out. I am guessing yes. I am checking and will let you know. Good idea to let you guys know when all 1701 sell through. Ill keep you posted.

  39. Mach7 says:

    Hey Jamie,

    Will anyone get #1 and/or #1701 from the 1701 club?

    Just wondering if I should try and game my order.

    Thanks
    Mark

    • JamieH says:

      Yes, all 1701 kits will be distributed so there will be a “1 of 1701” and “1701 of 1701”. Kits will not be distributed in order though. Also, the store order number has no correlation to the kit number or number of kits sold. The order number is represents the total number of product sold through autoworldstore.com since the system was put in place.

  40. jaws62666 says:

    Hey Jamie. The web site has the light kits as buy now. Are these in stock already? I preordered my accessory kit from Cult. Will they be in soon?

    • JamieH says:

      No, they aren’t here yet. They are apparently available for preorder though. The autoworldstore.com site is its own thing. I’m never privy to what goes on there. I have a little bit of input into our own website in that I supply information for it.

  41. Tomh says:

    I just got a new “1701 Club” update, which appears to be the final one…

    My thanks to you Jamie, along with Gary Kerr, Mike Anderson, Jim Small, Tom Lowe, and everyone else involved for making this kit a reality.

  42. Daveran says:

    Is there any update on the re-release of the Aliens Sulaco ship announced at Wonderfest 2014? I can’t find any information on this project anywhere.

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