So let me do a quick run-down of all the interesting bullet points of figures.com's visit:
- A flame-thrower wielding figure is planned for Aliens Series 2 (probably it will be Apone). Official announcement will come at Comic-Con.
- There will be no Power Loader or Ripley for the series. They can't get the likeness rights for Sigourney Weaver and don't have plans to. (Bummer...)
- There will be an Alien Queen deluxe figure set. They are looking at a Q4 2013 or Q1 2014 release.
- The Hudson and Hicks 2-Packs that are coming later in the year (both come with battle-damaged Aliens) will feature screaming heads (shown below) with (yet to be attached) non-removable helmets and additional accessories.
- NECA is deciding how to release the Facehugger and Egg accessories. They will not come with any of the figure in Series 1 or 2.
- Aliens Series 2 will feature a blue Alien Warrior, a new version of the 1979 Alien from the original film, and the aforementioned Marine with Flamethrower.
- Col. Stars and Stripes, Jim Carey's character from Kick-Ass 2, is planned for Wave 2 along with an armored version of Kick-Ass himself. (see pic below)
- NECA does not yet know how (or if) the unmasked heads for Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl will be released. (I hope they are! They look amazing!!)
- Two more yet-to-be-revealed Dutch figures are planned for the Predator line. (How more variants of Dutch can there be!??!)
- A 1/4 scale Dutch is planned for Q4 2013 or Q1 2014.
- There will be new figures produced from the AVP (Aliens vs Predators) movies. The figures will feature double-jointed elbows and opening wrist gauntlets.
- NECA will be doing a "direct to customer" service. They are trying to figure out how they will set it up. This may be a subscription service, a simple order-from website or something more like a NECA Club. The goal is to deliver figures and products that wouldn't otherwise make it to retail stores.
- The first items from NECA's service will the the Predator Trophy Skull multi-pack (YES!!!!) and Bioshock 2-Pack featuring the Lady Splicer and Crawler. (see pics below)
- There will be more DC product beyond just the 1/4 Superman and Batman figures.
- They want to do a 1/4 scale Hulk, but it will be tough. But it is definitely on their "let's try to make it happen" list.
AVP work in progress