REVIEW: AVP Cosbaby Line
You might remember way back in 1993, Activision decided to release the Alien vs. Predator for the old SNES system. You probably had it, while I was stuck with Sega Genesis or Intellivision or my old Tandy. That game led to constant rumors about a film starring two of the meanest groups of aliens out there. Some folks dream was realized (and possibly then shattered) with the release of the AVP: Alien vs. Predator film in 2004.
Hot Toys decided to commemorate that film by producing a line of Cosbaby toys based on the film. The line is made up of six figures (in order above - Celtic Predator, Scar Predator, Chopper Predator, Alexa Woods, Grid Alien and Alien Warrior) that have turned these sometimes-scary characters into cute little babies.
Sideshow, which distributes the line, has sent in all six figures for this review.
The line is packaged in a mini (5” tall) box, with the actual figure contained in a plastic bag inside. The packaging shows all of the figures, and while it looks like it may be blind boxed…there’s a little mark to show which character is contained within.
Each AVP Cosbaby stands approximately 3” in height with 10 points of articulation (neck, waist, shoulders, wrists, legs and feet). The Alien vs. Predator lineup consists of 6 different characters: Celtic Predator, Scar Predator, Chopper Predator, Alexa Woods, Alien Warrior and Grid Alien.
While the Alien pieces have no accessories, the Predators are loaded. They each come with a removable mask, wrist blades, combat staff and shuriken. Alexa Woods, played by Sannaa Lathan in the film, includes a mini alien head and staff.
I’m not sure why, but I’m not a fan of human Cosbaby figures. Maybe it’s because the humans have so little detail compared to the Aliens and Predators and other creature characters Hot Toys produces. With that being said, I think this lineup (minus Alexa Woods) is great. It gives a cute look to some of the most intimidating alien beings ever seen on the big screen.
For the most part, all that differs between the Predator figures is the mask (although the Chopper Predator has some decorative skulls on its’ back). So, it’s really up to whichever mask you prefer. Pretty much the only difference in the two Aliens is that the Grid Alien has some green goo on his head.
Are there any negatives with the line? Little things, like a post on one of the Predator’s hands being too long for the hole in its’ arm, subtract a few from the quality score. Overall, it’s a pretty fun line…especially if you’re a fan of the Alien vs. Predator film (or any of the Alien or Predator movies).
Contact Sideshow for wholesale information.
You can pick one up at the following:
Sideshow Collectibles: $7.50 ea.
AVP Cosbaby Grades:
Fun Factor: 8/10
Alexa Woods: 6.5/10
Have these figures? What do you rate them?