Alien Day 2019 is approaching! With only 11 days to go at the time of writing this, Disney / Fox have unveiled what fans can look forward to from official channels via a press release on the official Alien website. We have transcribed the events below as well as added our own announcement for the special day.
Alien Day 2019
Titan Books announces two books with more news to follow on Alien Day! A comprehensive and definitive volume, telling the complete story of how Alien was made, The Making of Alien by J.W. Rinzler will be published on July 23 2019. Graham Langridge's Alien: The Blueprints will follow on September 10 2019 and presents technical drawings of the franchise's iconic spacecraft, including the Nostromo and the Covenant, in incredible detail.
Funko recently released an all-new 2019 line of Alien Pop! figures including a Vynl duo of Warrant officer Ripley with a tracker and Xenomorph, a POP! Xenomorph, a POP! Ripley in her spacesuit, a POP! Xenomorph keychain, a Pop! Ripley holding the adorable Jonesy is available as a Funko web exclusive and a metallic Xenomorph Pop! is available as a Funko select specialty series.
Acme Archives & Dark Ink present a new 40th Anniversary Alien print "Too Late to Scream" by Steve Thomas. This limited edition giclee print is available in a "Red Alert" regular edition or a "Blue" variant edition. Also available on Dark Ink - celebrate the true feline hero of Alien with "Jones," a limited edition silk screen print by Thomas Walker or admire the vastness of space with "Nostromo," a limited edition lithograph by Andy Fairhurst. On Alien Day, Dark Ink will have a promo for 26% off on all their Alien prints!
Available for preorder now Dark Horse Comics presents Aliens: Dead Orbit Oversized HC. This deluxe edition collects issues #1 - #4 of the hit Aliens story written and illustrated by James Stokoe. Featuring new cover art, never before seen process material, and high-res scans of original art this oversized hardcover will hit shelves on April 24, 2019 and will retail for $34.99.
Shop.FoxMovies.com offers a wide selection of exclusive Alien merchandise and apparel. On Alien Day, with a purchase of Alien merchandise, fans will receive a pack of Aliens trading cards.
NECA’s newest Alien action figures from the fantastically fun 1990s Alien vs Predator arcade game! These ultra-posable 9 inch figures retail for $23.99 and will be available in mass and local stores and at your favorite online dealer.
In the UK, Fanattik launches a range of Alien gifts and limited edition collectibles. The initial range includes art prints, playing cards, a 40th commemorative coin, pin badges with additional products added throughout this 40th anniversary celebration year.
The Loyal Subjects is proud to announce the long anticipated release of the Aliens GE Packout, hitting retailers everywhere in May 2019. Double the chase figures, double the Xenomorphs, packed with other rare Easter eggs; including chase chestbursters, pods, and facehuggers! Also, including your favorite characters; Ripley, Newt, Hudson, Vasquez, and Bishop! Great sculpt details, great paint details, tons of accessories, and killer articulation! Includes a collector card with each figure!
From Diamond Select comes the Aliens Xenomorph Letter Opener -- making opening mail a scream! On the surface, it looks like a detailed resin bust, but remove the tongue to reveal the metal blade sheathed inside its gaping maw.
Weta Workshop are set to unleash the latest addition to their Mini Epics family. This extra-terrestrial new release is bursting onto the scene next month. To be the first to know, sign up to the Weta Workshop newsletter at https://www.wetanz.com/alien.
Upper Deck has just released the Alien 3 Trading Card Set, which has joined the 2017 Alien & 2018 Aliens trading card sets in providing a robust trio of collectibles perfect for fans of all ages. For a more interactive experience Upper Deck brings Alien Covenant to the game table later this year in August as the 2nd expansion to the award winning Legendary® Encounters: An Alien™ Deck Building Game. If you’re itching to hunt Xenomorphs now, you can pick up the Original Legendary® Encounters: An Alien™ Deck Building Game and it’s first expansion right now at the Upper Deck Online Store.
Journey to LV-26 with Alien Day pinball specials! Enjoy 50% off on Aliens vs. Pinball on Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Google Play, Apple App Store and Mac. Aliens vs. Pinball combines three thrilling pinball tables into one terrifying pack inspired by the ALIEN franchise! http://aliensvspinball.com.
Alien: Blackout will be on sale for 80% off in celebration of Alien Day! On April 26th only, grab the ultimate fear-inducing horror mobile game for only $0.99! Available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.
Scified and Alien-Covenant will be presenting the continuation of the well received Alien: Unofficial Animated Series, however this time with a new title. In collaboration with Futprnts Workshop, we will be unveiling the first episode of the Alien: Analects!
Stay tuned for more from Alien Day 2019!
If you're a fan of Alien / Prometheus and would like to discuss Alien: Covenant and its upcoming sequel with other like-minded fans, be sure to join in our Alien: Covenant forum! Ranked the #1 Prometheus forum back in 2012 and reigning as the web's top Alien: Covenant fan site, it's a great place to discuss the upcoming Prometheus sequels, dissect details from every trailer and engage with other fans just like you.
The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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