ALIEN – Kenner 1979

Travel back to 1979, and if you had not seen the movie "Alien", then the 18" action figure by Kenner was simply a very cool scary looking action figure.

But, as people began to watch the movie in theaters, the rationale in making the Alien monster into a kids toy turned to protests.

An "R" rated movie being licensed for kids toys seems definitely like an odd pairing, so the action figures were removed or had the pricing marked down to move them out quickly from the stores. Hence a scarcity of the toy began, and the natural draw to the coolness of 18" of scariness have made it a highly collectible toy.

 

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