Before I begin, I have to be upfront about the fact that I haven’t yet purchased the glorious Nic Cage fleece blanket from my last Best Buys post. I’m waiting for adequate funds so I can snuggle with Cage guilt-free. I assure you, the order will be placed very soon, and once that bad boy arrives I’ll post photo evidence of my new blankie along with an example of “nested scrolls” (see the Nic Cage post for details). Watch this space.

Anyway, this post is not about Nic Cage andĀ in fact itĀ delivers an even greater temptation than Nic’s face in fleece. Toy manufacturing goliath NECA recently released their Series 4 Alien assortment, featuring teeny-tiny Jonesy figures. Jonsey, the cat. From Alien. Remember?

If you don’t remember this, I’m honestly not sure how you found your way here, but welcome! If you do, I hope you’re as excited as I am, because I CAN’T EVEN. To be completely honest, when I read this Toybox write-up on the new NECA series 4 Alien line-up, I did not even realise that the headline: “NECA’s Jonesy Action Figure Also Comes With a Great Ripley Accessory”, was intended to be read ironically. Needless to say, I decided to roll with it. So when I say, “NECA Announces Jonesy Action Figure With Bonus Ripley Accessory, the Internet Rejoices”, “the Internet” is me. But despite my obvious cat problem, my love for Ripley also runs deep. In fact, I planned to name my cat Ripley until I discovered she was a total Princess (my cat, that is). I think what I admire most about her is her resilience in the face of adversity and huge mother flippin’ aliens. Jonesy shared a similar quality, both are survivors and perhaps that’s why I love them so much. So you see, there is in fact much to rejoice about. Here’s what we know so far:

– The series features the first Ellen Ripley toy to have Sigourney Weaver’s facial likeness.

– The series features two versions of Ripley and Jones: a Space-Suit Ripley, with hissing Jones and a jumpsuit Ripley, with chill, or neutral Jones.

– The series also features a Space-Suit Dallas. He is neither Ripley nor Jones.

Just look at this line-up (Dallas excluded for obvious reasons).



In short, this is a one-of-a-kind collectors investment and already a serious contender for this years Maven’s Best Buy (I just made that up, apparently it’s going to be a thing). Series 4 is available in March and you can pre-order here.