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MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

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Sir Nose
Mar 28, 2009


Arzakon posted:

My 6 and 7 year old daughters watched Alien and Aliens with me. Chest bursting scene was definitely peak terror
My daughter was a little older, maybe 10, when I showed her Alien. Her reaction to the chestburster-- "Aw, it's cute!"

She's way into Alien, Predator, Terminator franchises, but Alien is her fave.

Riatsala
Nov 20, 2013

All Princesses are Tyrants

Come watch ALIENS with Goons!! Or alone!! Starting in about 30 minutes after Miami Connection!!!

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https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill


It was my birthday on the 11th and I just got a job offer yesterday, so let's celebrate with photos of random Aliens/Predator merchandise in my collection because I'm a corporate shill and media whore who spends adult money on children's things related to a media franchise!

Here's a pair of old Kenner figures (Gorilla and Mantis Alien), and a pair of Eaglemoss figurines based on the Kenner line. The Gorilla and Mantis Alien toys share the same torso (and arm gimmick) but their arms, legs, tail, and head are different. Likewise, the Bull and Rhino Aliens also share the same torso and gimmick.



These are the NECA remakes of the Kenner Gorilla Alien, Scorpion Alien, and Snake Alien, and the original Kenner Snake Alien. The Snake Alien was the first Alien toy I ever got back when I was 9, and I specifically got it because my mom was afraid of snakes.





This is an Alien in a specimen tank from Bradford Exchange. It's actually filled with water and it's pretty heavy, and it also lights up with lights inside the tank.



NECA Space Jockey miniature, I think it's pretty sweet. I think they did one that's actually in-scale with their figures but it was like several hundred dollars and made of foam (wtf).



Alien, on the Atari 2600.



A bunch of ships, including the scout ship from 'Predator', the Derelict from 'Alien', and my Narcissus collection.



Kenner Spiked Tail, Lasershot, and Stalker Predator toys, and their associated NECA remakes.





A bunch of NECA Alien figures







Two shelves of Predator figures - there's a mix of stuff from the movies, the comics, video games, the Batman: Dead End fan-film, all kinds of random stuff. I can take close-up pics if there's interest.





A bunch of random Aliens - I like to collect different versions of the OG "Big Chap" Alien from the first movie when possible.





NECA's Queen Alien. I also have the McFarlane one from circa 2003 but it's in a box somewhere.



Three Aliens from the AvP Arcade Game



Dutch and Linn from the arcade game. They also made figures of the two Predators, but I passed on them because they're basically repaints of the figures for the Predators from the first two movies.



An Alien and the Newborn from 'Alien Resurrection'



The Alien from 'Alien Isolation', the Neomorph from 'Alien: Covenant', the Deacon from 'Prometheus', and a random Alien from 'Aliens'.



Random Kenner stuff (the rest are in boxes somewhere). Yes, the Scorpion Alien still explodes.





Micro Machines Action Fleet APC; this thing is pretty rare as it didn't see a retail release. Note the splattered Alien on the undercarriage, and the miniature Hudson and Alien inside. The Alien is actually the smallest Alien figure any company has made to date.







Action Fleet Predator Dropship, based on the design from the original AvP comic series.





The Predator 2 trophy wall from the end of the movie. I need to repair it and it's missing a couple human skulls, otherwise it would match the way it looked in the movie. There's also a couple bonus skulls: a Predator skull, a Super-Predator skull, and an Engineer skull and spine.









NECA remake of the Kenner Mantis Alien





NECA Power Loader, please excuse the dust





Whole lotta Aliens/Predator/AvP novels







Art books, RPG books, stuff like that. Not pictured: the blueprints book, which doesn't fit on the shelf.





Aliens/Predator/AvP comics. I used to have them all as single issues but I condensed them down into collections and trade paperbacks



NECA's Kenner Rhino Alien remake, next to the original



The Crusher, Raven, and a basic Alien from 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'. For a poo poo game, it actually got some pretty sweet merchandise.

Keltar
Sep 9, 2011


God drat that's a whole lot of concentrated awesome.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


Xenomrph posted:

Alien stuff

You might want to get your hands on this

https://www.wetanz.com/shop/vinyl-f...ph?currency=USD

Jay_Zombie
Apr 20, 2007

We're sealing the tunnel!


Xenomrph wins the thread. Hands down.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel


Are you an Aliens fan? I can't tell.

Jay_Zombie posted:

Xenomrph wins the thread. Hands down.

happyhippy
Feb 21, 2005

Playing games, watching movies, owning goons. 'sup


Pillbug

Dead. Jealous.

Though going to be a nightmare trying to direct someone to get you a book you want.

"The one that says Alien on it."

happyhippy fucked around with this message at 22:50 on May 14, 2020

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill


Pennywise the Frown posted:

Are you an Aliens fan? I can't tell.
I hardly ever think about Aliens tbh

happyhippy posted:

Dead. Jealous.

Though going to be a nightmare trying to direct someone to get you a book you want.

"The one that says Alien on it."

I’m really, really hard to shop for, because everything I want I either
- already have the moment it comes out
- is really obscure and I had to source it from ebay
- I know how/where to buy it to get it cheapest
- some combination thereof

Speaking of books, this just got announced:

https://bloody-disgusting.com/books...hise-exclusive/

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXC3-jb2m1c

Captain Rufus
Sep 16, 2005

CAPTAIN WORD SALAD

OFF MY MEDS AGAIN PLEASE DON'T USE BIG WORDS

UNNECESSARY LINE BREAK

Xeno defeats my collection hands down and I'm ok with that. Makes me feel like I don't have a problem in comparison!

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill


Captain Rufus posted:

Xeno defeats my collection hands down and I'm ok with that. Makes me feel like I don't have a problem in comparison!

I don't have a problem you have a problem!!

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer


I really enjoyed this

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


Xenomrph posted:

I don't have a problem you have a problem!!

Hmph, I go with quality over quantity.

Torquemada
Oct 21, 2010

Drei Gläser


So it turns out my wife wasn’t that freaked out by Alien! In fact she only jumped at the two cat scares. Random quotes: as Brett leaves to find Jonesy “Don’t split up the party! You never split up the party.” “Whoever did the production design on this had a really clear idea of what the future was going to look like”.

Lil Peeler
Oct 17, 2007

THE GREAT MANBABY SUCCESSOR

Soiled Meat

Watchin Terminator 2 again. Still fuckin rules.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Lil Peeler posted:

Watchin Terminator 2 again. Still fuckin rules.

Word.

That part where he throws the biker on to the hot grill makes me cringe every fuckin time.

Lil Peeler
Oct 17, 2007

THE GREAT MANBABY SUCCESSOR

Soiled Meat

My 26-year-old roommate has trouble watching movies made before 2010. I got her to watch up to the end of the viaduct Chase so I think this is a small victory. Maybe if I can get her to finish this I can get her to watch alien

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Lil Peeler posted:

My 26-year-old roommate has trouble watching movies made before 2010. I got her to watch up to the end of the viaduct Chase so I think this is a small victory. Maybe if I can get her to finish this I can get her to watch alien

Thats... uh... weird?

Lil Peeler
Oct 17, 2007

THE GREAT MANBABY SUCCESSOR

Soiled Meat

Yeah she says it's because she can't focus on "old movies" but I have a feeling it's because she needs to be spoon fed the plot to anything she watches

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


I've seen it before, but with high school kids.

DropsySufferer
Nov 9, 2008

Impractical practicality


If I could pick anything out of xeno's collection it would probably be the alien in the tank with water or the engineer.
As good as your collection is you're missing something:

16 ft tall queen

Owlbear Camus
Jan 3, 2013

It's a little bitty place.

...Okay, I'll just wipe it off, that's all. Just a little town.



Lil Peeler posted:

Yeah she says it's because she can't focus on "old movies" but I have a feeling it's because she needs to be spoon fed the plot to anything she watches

I think big blockbusters needing to be giant international hits is what really killed films. Like, I'm not some CHUD making GBS threads on other countries, but if you have to write a film that will both appeal to, make sense to, and appease everyone from flat-brim hat Avengers fans to Chinese workers to Chinese censors to UAE audiences etc etc everything has to become such flattened-down pap that all that's left is colorful spectacle.

Jay_Zombie
Apr 20, 2007

We're sealing the tunnel!


MarcusSA posted:

Word.

That part where he throws the biker on to the hot grill makes me cringe every fuckin time.

Same.
I think it's the slight delay between when he lands on the grill and when he realizes "oh poo poo, I'm burning!".

Jay_Zombie
Apr 20, 2007

We're sealing the tunnel!


DropsySufferer posted:

If I could pick anything out of xeno's collection it would probably be the alien in the tank with water or the engineer.
As good as your collection is you're missing something:

16 ft tall queen


She's only 15' 2' without those heels.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill


DropsySufferer posted:

If I could pick anything out of xeno's collection it would probably be the alien in the tank with water or the engineer.
As good as your collection is you're missing something:

16 ft tall queen


Oh my collection has nothing on Harry Harris, who has a bunch of original movie props including the full size Alien Queen puppet from ‘Aliens’.

Fun fact: the Queen puppet used in ‘Alien Resurrection’ was on-loan from Harris’ personal collection, meaning they used the exact puppet from the second movie when making Resurrection. They painted it brown for Resurrection, but after filming they repainted it to match how it looked for ‘Aliens’ before returning it.

Scooter_McCabe
May 31, 2011
I would like to speak to the manager about the socialists, please


mind the walrus posted:

The Friday the 13th game isn't anywhere near as scary as Alien: Isolation but it's easily the ultimate game that franchise will ever get, even if bullshit rights issues forced the devs to stop DLC and the Jason X content. Kane Hodder does the mocap, Tom Savini designed a "Jason from Hell" design. A few of the old actors consented to give their likeness. The maps are varied and filled with fanservice. Even in its neutered state it's worth a bargain buy:



Illfonic, the devs, just released that Predator: Hunting Grounds game which looks... it looks like it has a lot of the same general advantages of their Friday the 13th game but the commando gunplay looks really unexciting. Can anyone confirm?

The game is buggy as gently caress. The Predator is a glass cannon, the team of 4 commandos is more than a match for the predator and the NPC guerillas they face do dumb poo poo like shot walls rather than at the commandos. Don't buy it.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


Xenomrph posted:

Oh my collection has nothing on Harry Harris, who has a bunch of original movie props including the full size Alien Queen puppet from ‘Aliens’.

Fun fact: the Queen puppet used in ‘Alien Resurrection’ was on-loan from Harris’ personal collection, meaning they used the exact puppet from the second movie when making Resurrection. They painted it brown for Resurrection, but after filming they repainted it to match how it looked for ‘Aliens’ before returning it.

Didn’t he also lend the Sulaco prop he owned for Alien 3 as well?

pooch516
Mar 10, 2010


Rewatching Aliens now with my wife who's never seen it before.

Think she's going to leave me for Vasquez. Can't say I disagree with her judgement

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill


Vagabundo posted:

Didn’t he also lend the Sulaco prop he owned for Alien 3 as well?

I have t heard that one but I wouldn’t doubt it.

HiroProtagonist
May 7, 2007

This is an accurate representation of my current level of enjoyment.


mind the walrus posted:

The Friday the 13th game isn't anywhere near as scary as Alien: Isolation but it's easily the ultimate game that franchise will ever get, even if bullshit rights issues forced the devs to stop DLC and the Jason X content. Kane Hodder does the mocap, Tom Savini designed a "Jason from Hell" design. A few of the old actors consented to give their likeness. The maps are varied and filled with fanservice. Even in its neutered state it's worth a bargain buy:



Illfonic, the devs, just released that Predator: Hunting Grounds game which looks... it looks like it has a lot of the same general advantages of their Friday the 13th game but the commando gunplay looks really unexciting. Can anyone confirm?

i picked up F13 recently on a whim cause it was $5. I feel like it has been worth the few hours of play I've put in so far.

The main downside is the people who--I wish I was kidding--still think slurs and verbal abuse are cool in 2020. Got lucky the first few games with some cool players/teammates, then next few matches were just "r***ard" "f*****t" "n*****" everywhere with "you suck" no matter what anyone would be doing. And sadly the muting function doesn't seem to work (), I had to block them on Steam to stop being subjected to hearing it constantly.

I really did like the "Virtual Cabin" which is like a tour of Friday the 13th movie memorabilia. I'm not super familiar with the movies so I probably missed the bulk of the fanservice but even I still picked up on a bit of it.

Lil Peeler
Oct 17, 2007

THE GREAT MANBABY SUCCESSOR

Soiled Meat

Owlbear Camus posted:

I think big blockbusters needing to be giant international hits is what really killed films. Like, I'm not some CHUD making GBS threads on other countries, but if you have to write a film that will both appeal to, make sense to, and appease everyone from flat-brim hat Avengers fans to Chinese workers to Chinese censors to UAE audiences etc etc everything has to become such flattened-down pap that all that's left is colorful spectacle.

It's really frustrating because you can definitely point to very tangible differences in the way movies were made before they had to have worldwide universal appeal. Those movies tend to be better and more engaging, but they do expect more of their audience. There are small subtleties in the storytelling and writing that just don't translate across the world. And that's okay. The problem is that people raised on those movies haven't learned how to enjoy anything else.

SidneyIsTheKiller
Jul 16, 2019

She's delusional,
"where's god", etc.
Completely suicidal.
One day she snaps.
She wants to kill herself
but she realizes that
teen suicide is out this year
and homicide is a much healthier therapeutic expression.


Lil Peeler posted:

My 26-year-old roommate has trouble watching movies made before 2010. I got her to watch up to the end of the viaduct Chase so I think this is a small victory. Maybe if I can get her to finish this I can get her to watch alien

I'd be hard-pressed to describe any difference between movies from the 2000s and movies from the 2010s, and I usually tend to notice such things (this was more evident before everything got remastered, but I've always sworn there was this seismic shift in how movies generally looked pre- and post 1987, for instance).

SidneyIsTheKiller fucked around with this message at 09:23 on May 17, 2020

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

Chiming in to confirm that T1 and T2 are awesome and both hold up remarkably well. Watched them with my son recently and he'd never seen them before. He loved them both.

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Lil Peeler posted:

It's really frustrating because you can definitely point to very tangible differences in the way movies were made before they had to have worldwide universal appeal. Those movies tend to be better and more engaging, but they do expect more of their audience. There are small subtleties in the storytelling and writing that just don't translate across the world. And that's okay. The problem is that people raised on those movies haven't learned how to enjoy anything else.
I'm watching Kingdom, which is a Korean zombie thing. I am 100% certain I am missing huge chunks of stuff due to lacking cultural background but it's still light years better than it would be if they'd tried to generify it.

The funniest part of "generic" american films is how much extremely american stuff is left in because the people making it don't realise that it's american stuff.

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Anyone else completely forget that Sigourney Weaver was in Avatar?

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

Aside from enjoying it at the time, I've forgotten every loving thing about Avatar.

Riatsala
Nov 20, 2013

All Princesses are Tyrants

Splicer posted:

Anyone else completely forget that Sigourney Weaver was in Avatar?

All the time, but more in the sense that I forgot basically everything about Avatar, despite seeing it three times. That movie is teflon coated as far as my brain is concerned.

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madeintaipei
Jul 13, 2012



Splicer posted:

Anyone else completely forget that Sigourney Weaver was in Avatar?

Forget about that, remember she's in this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjQ2t_yNHQs

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