I caught ALIEN on the box recently and solved a mystery that's been bugging me for ages.
In the 1979 film can be seen some dangly springy plastic toy creatures in one of the Nostromo's doorways.
For yonks I've wondered what they are.....until now!
They are ...... Action Birdies!
Described as Patio and Room Decorations these slinky birds dangle and doingle from ceilings. I'm pretty sure we had one at home in the Seventies. Don't know the make. Do You?
You can even get modern re-issues!
They're called Hoptimist Busy birds
I can't find the scene in ALIEN where they appear though. i think its in a doorway near Mother.
Can anyone help?
I'm not the only one who thinks about these things either! On Worthpoint's listing for an Action Birdie [pics courtesy of Worthpoint] the seller said
"I believe there was a scene in 2001 A Space Odyssey that showed an Action Birdie in the spacecraft."
Its in ALIEN though isn't it readers?