Want to recreate John Hurt’s super fun experience with eggs? I’m personally not down, but if that’s your thing, you can now buy one half of the experience. I don’t know where you’re going to find a facehugger, but this replica of the egg from Alien is a dead ringer for the real thing.
So to be clear, this isn’t desk toy material. This Alien egg replica is one foot, ten inches tall — not sure if that’s movie accurate, but it’s close enough. It’s definitely John Hurt accurate, though. Get close to this thing, and those four petals will unfurl, revealing — well, not a Facehugger, but a pretty good amount of storage space! Hey, we all love Alien here, but we’ll take a hard pass on the facehugger.
The top of the egg is motion-sensitive, so if you do a little hand wave over it, it’ll open up. You’ll also get a nice green glow from LEDs inside. I don’t remember that part from the movie, but I don’t think gratuitous LED lights ever need justification. It’s powered by batteries or USB power, which I’m sure Ripley would have loved to know a long time ago. Would’ve made things a lot simpler.
The Alien replica egg is available for preorder now on The Fowndry for $260, and it should start shipping out on May 21.