CHECK OUT THIS BEHIND THE SCENES CREATION VIDEO OF THE CHESTBURSTER FROM ALIEN

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From Amanda Kooser at CNet:

Few images in film are as startling as that moment in “Alien” when the baby chestburster comes crawling out of of John Hurt’s torso in a spray of gore. It was so gripping, the slimy little parasite was brought back for the sequel, “Aliens.” Even better, it was created without the assistance of CGI.

A video shared by the Stan Winston School of Character Arts lets us all in on how that nasty little surprise was created. The video is narrated by Stephen Norrington, the special-effects wiz who built the device. He started with dental acrylic poured into a mold of the monster, cut it into pieces using a bandsaw, and held it all together with a cable-housing spine.

CONTINUE READING FOR A BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO ON THE CREATION OF THE INFAMOUS CHESTBURSTER!

NOTHING SAYS CUDDLY LOVE LIKE A PLUSH ALIEN CHEST BURSTER!

Source: Think Geek

 From the demented fiends over at THINK GEEK:

“Yes, Newt. Mommy was wrong. There really are monsters, and here’s one you can cuddle up with!”

Straight from your friends at Better Worlds Toys(TM), a division of the Weyland-Yutani corporation, comes the rebirth of a classic plush replica. That’s right, once more you can know the pleasure of owning your very own Aliens Chestburster without the parasitic infestation or the resulting xenomorphic carnage!

Ok, so maybe there isn’t a Better Worlds Toys(TM) but if Weyland-Yutani had a toy division we’re betting that’s what it would be called. However, the Chestburster Plush is 100% real and ready to cuddle up with you!

The Chestburster Plush is an officially licensed 20th Century Fox 1:1 scale replica of the original nymph-stage Xenomorph. Constructed of smooth velour that matches the color of the original design, the plush measures 48″ in length. Inside, a wire runs from the head to the tail, allowing you to pose the Chestbuster just the way you want it. It can even stand up on its own! Arms, teeth and inner jaws are all finely detailed. You’ll feel like you have an actual film prop.

Product Specifications

  • 1:1 scale plush replica of the original Aliens Chestburster
  • Officially licensed by 20th Century Fox
  • 48″ long from head to tail
  • Wire channel inside allows for lifelike posing

Behold: THE MAYHEM!