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Lance Alexander says: “I own this Kenner 18” Alien from 1979, complete and boxed with working jaw. Bought it years ago. Love to know value and rarity.”
KATHY TAYLOR OF VECTIS SAYS:
This Kenner Alien 1979 18” figure is the ultimate goal for
Alien collectors. Back in the day when the toy was available it wasn’t a good seller. The film was not suitable viewing for children; parents were not happy to allow their children to play with this creature and consequently there weren’t many produced and sold. It’s also fragile in construction, with many parts becoming damaged, especially the back spikes, teeth and tail. The arms can become detached and lost – as can the translucent head dome.
The market for adult collectables was not as it is nowadays – toys were generally meant to be played with by children, not cherished and kept within their packaging by adults.
Although this Alien action figure represents a faithful rendition of H R Giger’s creation Kenner did not pursue further marketing.
estimated value boxed