Rather than offer a generic Marine in the latest wave of Aliens figures, NECA crafted a figure in the likeness of NECA sculptor Kyle Windrix’s brother Craig, who lost his long battle with cancer earlier this week. The figure serves as a great new recruit for the Marines forces, and a touching tribute to Craig that feels pretty special.
Windrix shares parts with his fellow Marines, but features all new long sleeves and a screen accurate flame thrower accessory. The new deco on his armor– featuring details such as Craig’s wife Dao’s name in a heart– are appropriately personal, and similar in style to the other Colonial Marines. I’ve never met Craig in real life, but from the photos I’ve seen this portrait sculpt does a great job with his likeness, leaving this cool new Marine as the most heartfelt soldier in the squad, for sure.
Craig’s memory will live on with all those who loved him, and this new figure feels like a great way to keep his legacy alive. To leave your messages of condolence for Craig’s family and friends, visit 5,000 Miles of Craig on Facebook.