Cherno Alpha has been around for ages Production began in 1948 under the new five year plan ordered by Joseph Stalin. The Production was slow as the soviets began their space program. It wouldn't be until 1975 when the first Cherno unit was finished. Sadly the Soviet Union had no use and failed to launch them. They were locked away until the events of the Pacific Rim.
An I the only one that sees a face in the torso? Like, you see those two orange lights next to each other, then underneath looks like a small, flat nose, and RIGHT under that you see a small space that looks like a mouth, and finally you see the lower jaw/chin. If that was intended, that's pretty cool. If not, it's still an interesting look. Can't wait for NECA to make a figure of this guy!