In 1979, director Ridley Scott changed the face of horror and science fiction cinema with Alien, spawning a legacy that continues to exist to this day. Before audiences had any idea what a "xenomorph" was, they were confused and terrified by the mere presence of a mysterious egg, unaware what its contents might be. Thanks to Sideshow Collectibles, you can own a piece of the sci-fi masterpiece with its latest Alien-inspired statue.
The statue sits at around 5 inches tall, which will complement the scale of an accompanying xenomorph statue.
Adding to the appeal of the new collectible, the base of the egg contain lights that illuminate, creating an eerie glow to an already ominous figure.
Often known as an "
Unlike many eggs found in the animal kingdom, which lie inert until the creature inside hatches, the
Concept artist H.R. Giger initially designed the egg as having only two "petals" that would unfold to release the Facehugger, but the studio noted that it too closely resembled human female anatomy, which censors would never accept. Giger then gave the egg four petals, making it appear more like a flower blooming than an egg appearing to give birth. However, he did note that by giving the
The latest installment in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, hits theaters May 19.
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