NECA Toys Kenner Tribute Rhino Alien Figure Review


NECA Toys is now offering the highly anticipated release of their Kenner Tribute Rhino Alien Figure that is one of this years most memorable releases in the line. The Rhino Alien was originally offered by Kenner in 1994 as part of the fourth series in that line. The Rhino Alien gets his much deserved update in the Ultimate line from NECA and he was surely worth the wait.

This is a great time to be a NECA fan and collector as they are giving you some of the best Alien figures that were ever made, including movie, and comic characters that were in the Dark Horse Comics pages and offered from Kenner in the early 1990’s. The Rhino Alien has been one of the most anticipated releases along with the Snake Alien that has already been offered, and is one of the more memorable figures in the Kenner line.

Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their Rhino Alien figure for review. 

Availability: April 2020

The Rhino Alien is packaged in a window box with artwork inspired from the classic Kenner packaging on the front, the Aliens logo and a Xenomorph on the sides, and a look at other figures that are in this line on the back along with a description.


The Rhino Alien is one of the most unique looking figures in the Alien collection that you’re going to own, just as the Snake Alien and the Scorpion Alien had. The Rhino Alien expands their offerings form the classic Kenner line and this gives you a much needed character and a beautiful update. The Rhino Alien is essentially how it sounds, with the character being able to walk on all fours, with the horn in the top of his head, and he has the ability to stand up on his own back legs just as a Xenomorph can. His arms and legs work well together and you can create some great poses with him, including some great action poses especially since he can walk on all fours.


His head sculpt is amazingly detailed, as is the rest of the body and he includes a hinge jaw with an extendable mouth, and just the look of this guy makes you want to run the other way or not be anywhere near him. His head also have teeth around his mouth and sides that make him even scarier looking. The amount of sculpted detail applied to him is just astonishing, and there is something new to look at every time you pick him up as the sculpted details are almost endless. The orange lava-like plastic is astonishing and there is even what looks like a face on his back.


The orange and black color scheme works extremely well together on this just like it did back in the early 90’s when Kenner had released their version of the figure. The orange obviously stands out on this one and because of this, he will stand out on your toy shelf as there isn’t really anything like this design or color scheme in this line. The tail on his back is short, and a bit pointy, and works well with the overall design. The dome is also removable, and you see more of that great detail underneath.

The articulation is standard for the Alien line and if you own the Scorpion Alien, and other figures, you should know quite what to expect here.


With Drake also released, we’re one step closer to a full collection of the retro Kenner line. Also included is a reprint of issue # 12 of the Dark Horse Comic that is offered as a mini-comic.


Overall, NECA continues to go above and beyond and have once again out done themselves on this release. Since it was announced, i’ve been so excited for this one and now that it’s in hand, you surely won’t be disappointed with the outstanding quality and incredible attention to detail given to him. Obviously, we still have more to go with the Kenner offerings, but the Rhino Alien is surely one of the best so far. Make sure to pick him up today at one of the stores listed below:


Entertainment Earth


Hobby Link Japan

Things From Another World

NECA eBay Store – $33.99 plus shipping (discounted price)

NECA Amazon Store – $33.99 plus shipping (discounted price)