Our excitement over the NERF LMTD Aliens M41-A Blaster has barely settled and we are seeing another collectible that has our hearts racing. Coming from Japanese toymaker, Good Smile Company, is the Moderoid Power Loader model kit.
The plastic model features hydraulic cylinders that extend and retract according to the machine’s arms and legs movements. It further boasts an internal gear system that enables the claw on each arm to be opened and closed.
From official product images, we can see a fairly detailed figure completed with “cables”, recreated using soft, flexible tubes, and the machine itself does have some weathering details.
Rounding up the package are water-slide decals which you can apply to recreate the markings on the P-5000.
The 240 mm (9.4 inches) tall toy comes with a figure of Ellen Ripley, though not quite in Sigourney Weaver’s likeness. But Ripley here does get some articulation that allows her to be placed on the Power Loader and move in tandem with it. Cool!
I don’t believe NECA’s version from 2019 had an accompanying action figure? I could be wrong. Anyways, I did post NECA’s version but unfortunately, the post was lost along with many other posts when migrating from another host a few years ago. Ugh.
Good Smile Company’s US website is taking pre-orders for the Moderoid Power Loader with Ellen Ripley Model Kit for US$94.99. Do note that pre-orders will close on February 16, 2022, at 23:59 hours PST. Shipping is slated to happen sometime in September 2022.
Images: Good Smile Company [JP].