I suppose this one was inevitable. NECA is releasing a Colonial Marines version of James Cameron for its Aliens line.
Here’s the write-up:
Director James Cameron joins the Aliens universe as an action figure! The first-ever action figure featuring his likeness is a tribute to the process of creating the movie Aliens as well as the director himself. USCM Colonel Cameron becomes the highest-ranking officer in the Aliens movie universe.
The 7″ scale figure has over 25 points of articulation and features the likeness of James Cameron as he appeared during the filming of Aliens. There are a few fun Easter eggs relating to the director hidden on the figure itself: a Canadian flag shoulder patch, the Lightstorm logo, and a Pandora planet patch.
The figure comes with pistol, pulse rifle, and tracking device, plus two “behind-the-scenes” accessories: a replica clapboard and the viewfinder he wore around his neck while filming for setting up shots.
This is a cute extra for fans who’ve probably wanted some sort of shout out to the man responsible for one of the all-time great sequels. I’m more on the fence as I think it’s crazy Cameron signed off on his likeness faster than the actors who played Sgt. Apone, Drake and Gorman. Hopefully NECA will show one of those three at San Diego Comic Con this week.