Are you plagued by the sensation that your living room is missing that certain specific something? The single object that could, like The Dude’s rug, really bring the room together? While I haven’t actually seen your living room, I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that this custom-made Aliens xenomorph skull is what you’re looking for.
If you don’t recognize the skull from its memorable cameo in 1990’s Predator 2, subtract 500 Geek Points from your score and retreat to the Corner of Shame. The skull put in its appearance in the finale of the second Predator film, as LAPD officer Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) finds himself inside the Predator’s spacecraft. Hanging on a wall of assorted extraterrestrial trophies was this sucker, a sly little wink to fans that would fuel the demand for an Aliens/Predator crossover movie. Sadly, that didn’t turn out very well, but this skull is still pretty damned cool.
The xenomorph skull is on sale via the Japanese website Psycho Monsterz, and it will only set you back a paltry $875. That’s a small price to pay to convince your Friday-night poker circle that you once killed an acid-blooded nightmare creature with your bare hands.
My only qualm here is the very existence of a xenomorph skull in the first place. As presented in the Aliens films, the xenomorphs seem to have a hard exoskeleton rather than a bony endoskeleton. That’s bothered me for two decades, so I’m throwing this out there right now: I think the Predator 2 Predator has been padding his trophy collection with fakes. If I’m wrong, I challenge you, Mr. Predator, to come forward and prove that your xenomorph skull is the genuine article.
Also, please don’t pull out my spine.