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sicqnus
07-29-2005, 12:03 PM
When I feel heavy metal...
Here are a few pics of the new Japanese Aoshima/Miracle House die-cast APC & Dropship from James Cameron's Aliens. I received them today.

First, the box with the Action Fleet APC & the Konami APC :
http://img273.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aosh015bf.jpg
Side, you can see the box is smaller than the AF one. In fact you will see, the vehicle itself is smaller :
http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/8105/aosh028tu.jpg
Opening the box :
http://img58.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aosh034sp.jpg
Inside the box, the APC tank and two little marines figures (incl. Vasquez). The limited edition APC have an Alien warrior figure :
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3551/aosh044ie.jpg
APC - side - with turret down :
http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aosh051ib.jpg
APC - shot with the two figures :
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2143/aosh064hc.jpg
APC - above/rear shot with turret down :
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6933/aosh078tv.jpg
APC - Front with frontlights and markings :
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/4033/aosh082ah.jpg

sicqnus
07-29-2005, 12:50 PM
Now the huge beast !
The Dropship. The #01 is the regular one from the begining of the movie to the crash, the limited edition is the #02 used by Bishop to save Newt, Ripley & Hicks. The regular (dirty DS) have a pilot figure in the cockpit and the limited (clean DS) comes with an Alien Queen figure.
The APC can be fitted in the Dropships' belly.


First : the huge box.
http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aoz009sp.jpg
Comparison between the AF Dropship box and the Aoshima Dropship box (in front, the Konami Dropship) :
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2479/aoz011bq.jpg
The parts in the box. You'll have two sets of landing gears for inflight and landing mode :
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3798/aoz021db.jpg
The Dropship off the box with its accessories :
http://img102.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aoz034vi.jpg
Amazing shot of the Dropship with the APC on ramp :
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1931/aoz058fx.jpg
Another one with the figures :
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1461/aoz061zt.jpg
Another angle :
http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/5010/aoz071jg.jpg
Side with Marines and APC :
http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/3555/aoz092so.jpg
Rocket launcher detail :
http://img274.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aoz101sd.jpg
Nose details :
http://img64.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aoz110gk.jpg
Flight mode # 1 :
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4261/aoz126wa.jpg
Flight mode # 2 :
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5600/aoz136qa.jpg
Flight mode # 3 :
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1872/aoz142tx.jpg
Flight mode front :
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5571/aoz154yn.jpg
Vehicles underside shot :
http://img259.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aoz160kn.jpg

JediTricks
07-29-2005, 04:17 PM
Daaang, those are cool as all get-out! How much did they cost, or should I not ask? ;) I still love the interior of the Action Fleet APC, but that Drop Ship totally smokes the Action Fleet version.

sicqnus
07-29-2005, 06:40 PM
Prices are (in Japan) :
APC : $28 + shipping.
Dropship : around $96 + shipping.

A review of the second Dropship #02 (limited edition) here :
http://pony-hp.web.infoseek.co.jp/DROPSHIP.htm

Still available at HLJ.com

SWAFMAN
07-29-2005, 09:58 PM
You know the scene in Alien when the alien moves its head and mandible REALLY close to Ripley-Weaver, and all the saliva is dripping from the alien's mouth?

That's pretty much how I was as I looked at these pics! Between these, the Space 1999 Eagles, and the Code3 stuff, I'm in big die-cast sci-fi HEAVEN!

:D


Where the Hell am I going to put all this stuff :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: