It's not surprising that some youngin's would like a little slice of dark play. One of my favorite playtime activities was lining up refrigerator boxes, turning out the lights, and recreating the zombie attack from "Thriller" ... but while horrific, that was just a Michael Jackson video shown on regular TV.
But don't go thinking this was the way things were in the late '70s. Unsurprisingly, when these babies hit the shelves, the parents revolted: "the outrage of parent activist groups sent the plastic creature into retail exile." But thank god for YouTube: You can check out the clip after the jump. Hero Complex is offering free posters to anyone who brings the toy to their Alien screening on Sunday, but really, when you have a toy that cool, who cares about a poster?