NECA's Director of Product Development, Randy Falk, is back from a well earned holiday and has already been sharing some snippets on Twitter that Alien fans are going to be really happy with.
The first concerns their controversial SDCC 2016 exclusive of Newt from Aliens. The exclusivity has frustrated many fans and collectors although NECA had stated that they were working on a way for international customers to get the figure. It seems a plan B is now almost signed off and we will find out more in the next week or so.
The second piece of news confirms that NECA are at least working on figures from Alien Resurrection with this tweet confirming that an Alien 4 Ripley is being worked on. This doesn't necessarily mean a Ripley figure will be released - there will obviously be approval rights and various other barriers to overcome before this Ripley reaches release.
Alien 4 is certainly not the best film in the franchise and has mixed feelings from fans, but whatever you feel about the film it fees great that we could be adding Alien 4 figures to our Alien collections. Randy Falk has also said previously that a newborn Alien Hybrid from Alien 4 is a future release possibility, so couple the hybrid with a Ripley and a Resurrection Xenomorph and that is a pretty awesome wave.