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Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Standard Edition On The Way

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Standard Edition is on the way! Earlier this year Insight Editions and Sideshow Collectables published the Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Collectors’ Edition. But at over $300 it was outside the price range of a lot of fans who were clamouring for a Standard Edition.

And that wait is nearly over! A $45 hardback edition of the book is available for pre-order on Amazon (or £30 on Amazon.co.uk)!

For hundreds of years now, scientists at the Weyland-Yutani Corporation have been monitoring the behavior of an alien life-form so powerful that its potential for military application appears limitless. Although all attempts to harness the beast’s abilities have ended in appalling bloodshed, the acquisition of the Xenomorph remains a priority. As such, Weyland-Yutani has granted you access to their detailed files on the alien in the hope that you will be able to help capture and subjugate one of these fascinating yet deadly creatures

This exclusive in-world book utilizes specially commissioned illustrations and thirty-five years of Alien movie concept art and film stills to create a deeply engrossing reading experience that explores the nature of the Xenomorph in unparalleled detail. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report contains extensive information on the characters, locations, vehicles, and weapons from the movies, along with an in-depth breakdown of the Xenomorph’s life cycle, to give readers the most comprehensive look at one of movie history’s greatest monsters.

Covering all aspects of this hugely popular franchise’s thirty-five-year history, Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report is the ultimate book for fans.”

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Standard Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon! Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Standard Edition On The Way

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Standard Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon!

How exactly the Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Standard Edition will differ from the Collectors’ Edition is currently unknown but it is fair to assume that this version of the book will not include the sculpted slipcase.

We previewed the Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Collectors’ Edition back in August. You can check out that preview in our articles section.

The Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Standard Edition is currently slated for release on the 20th of September 2016. Thanks to Miguel Santos for the tip.



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  1. HuDaFuK
    Are there any differences from the Standard and Collector's Editions?

    As I mentioned previously, the Spanish standard version misses out most of the insert items - it has four or five whereas the collector's edition has more like fifteen or twenty. I imagine the English edition will be the same.

    Otherwise the actual contents of the book seems to be identical. SM mentioned the new edition will probably correct some of the mistakes in the original.
  2. whiterabbit
    The White Rabbit in the Matrix was a very obvious Alice in Wonderland reference.

    Still, 5,437 posts is quite impressive for a "casual fan" on a site like this.
    Indeed it is. However the Alice part wasn't apart of the context.

    I consider myself a casual fan because I love the movies and only once in a while go out of the way to read a book or comic. I want to buy some toys er I mean models- figures? or whatever they're called but the man in me says that's for children and hard core fans. I admit that I do read up on some of the expanded stuff because I'm interested in where the story could beheaded. Aliens is among my favorite films period, if not my most favorite.

    Still I don't do much more than chat here so I consider myself a casual fan. I mean I don't even have a Weaver autographed pair of panties. What kind of true fan doesn't have one of those.  :'(
  3. whiterabbit
    Casual fan here and no, I did not buy the book.

    I take it you're more of a hardcore Alice in Wonderland fan?
    Does that have aliens in it? To answer the question, no, I'm not an Alice in Wonderland fan. The whiterabbit moniker is more from the matrix iirc. Ugh it's been so long since my favorite sites server crashed and burned. Other than that, it means nothing.
  4. LordCassusSnow
    Funny, this book was announced and then there were rumors of a standard edition. Then Blomkamps Alien movie was announced and side show said there were no plans for a standard edition(im guessing because blomkamps movie would delete 3 and Resurrection which are mentioned in this book.). Now, if my theory is correct and alienkamp is dead ala Scott, then it makes perfect sense that a standard edition is being announced. Too bad its too late for tim lebbon to add his resurrection intro into predator incursion :/
  5. felix
    I'll probably order through the Bookweb at Kinokuniya. Hopefully they'll be a discount and i can get the price below $70.

    P.S - I thought i was the only Singaporean here!
  6. SM
    That depends how big an Alien fan you are, if you are a hardcore follower then there's no question whether or not this book is worth its price (the information inside is invaluable, never mind the beautiful illustrations); however what with the new canon that's coming out, many fans may want to reconsider purchasing and wait for a more updated version. :-\

    I guess that puts me on the fence. If it costs me more $70 bucks here in Singapore, i probably won't get it.

    I'd be surprised if it was more than $70 in somewhere like Kinokuniya. Popular sure isn't going to stock it.
    And if it does got for $70+, you can order online from The Book Depository, which is cheaper than retail about 99% of the time.
  7. Perfect-Organism
    however what with the new canon that's coming out, many fans may want to reconsider purchasing and wait for a more updated version. :-\

    What Hicks said.

    Plus, who cares if the book is overwritten one day? Surely you'd be buying it because it's a gorgeous book and wouldn't care if one day something it says isn't 100% accurate? And It'd still be an accurate tie-in to the existing four films anyway.

    Exactly.  If the future films negate current films 3 and 4 and the book gets revised without the film 3 and 4 entries, then this is the only proper technical reference you will have for those films.  And if future books feature alternate entries combined, then the book will be more expensive.  I would seriously try to save a few dollars and pick this up when it hits shelves in September.  You can't lose.  Looks like an awesome volume...
  8. felix
    That depends how big an Alien fan you are, if you are a hardcore follower then there's no question whether or not this book is worth its price (the information inside is invaluable, never mind the beautiful illustrations); however what with the new canon that's coming out, many fans may want to reconsider purchasing and wait for a more updated version. :-\

    I guess that puts me on the fence. If it costs me more $70 bucks here in Singapore, i probably won't get it.
  9. HuDaFuK
    however what with the new canon that's coming out, many fans may want to reconsider purchasing and wait for a more updated version. :-\

    What Hicks said.

    Plus, who cares if the book is overwritten one day? Surely you'd be buying it because it's a gorgeous book and wouldn't care if one day something it says isn't 100% accurate? And It'd still be an accurate tie-in to the existing four films anyway.
  10. Corporal Hicks
    Bottom line. Considering how much this costs would you recommend spending the cost getting it?

    I like the pics, but i wonder how good a long term investment this will be.

    For £30 I'd recommend in a heartbeat! The Collector's Edition is lovely but really depends on your own finances.

    however what with the new canon that's coming out, many fans may want to reconsider purchasing and wait for a more updated version. :-\

    Not at all. A) We don't know exactly how Alien 5/3.2 will effect the timeline/canon (which I'm starting to think is quite a pointless thing anyway) and B) the film wont be out for another 3/4 years at the least.
  11. SM
    Current and future projects are based on the timeline as it stands in the WYR.  Neill Blomkamp's film is still on hold and likely to be so for at least 18 months.
  12. RakaiThwei
    That depends how big an Alien fan you are, if you are a hardcore follower then there's no question whether or not this book is worth its price (the information inside is invaluable, never mind the beautiful illustrations); however what with the new canon that's coming out, many fans may want to reconsider purchasing and wait for a more updated version. :-\

    Are we certain that there are going to be updated versions?

    I mean... as far as handbooks go, I wouldn't even really purchase them. Look how many times Marvel's made guide books and almost all of them are now irrelevant. Same thing with Star Wars since the EU reboot. I'm an Alien fan (more so Predator but...) yet, I don't think I'll go out of my way to get either version. Especially with Blomkamp's movie believed to re-assign Alien 3 and Resurrection.
  13. predxeno
    That depends how big an Alien fan you are, if you are a hardcore follower then there's no question whether or not this book is worth its price (the information inside is invaluable, never mind the beautiful illustrations); however what with the new canon that's coming out, many fans may want to reconsider purchasing and wait for a more updated version. :-\
  14. felix
    Bottom line. Considering how much this costs would you recommend spending the cost getting it?

    I like the pics, but i wonder how good a long term investment this will be.
  15. HuDaFuK
    I wonder if any of the errors in the Collector's Edition will be corrected for the new version? Like how Vriess' first name is given as Dom when Crispin's novel says it's John (all the other names tie up between the two books), or how it erroneously says he died on the Auriga when clearly he lived.
  16. Corporal Hicks
    I wonder how they'll present it in the standard edition. It was a pullout in the Collector's Edition.

    Judging by the video of the Spanish standard version (Eight posted it earlier) the inserts are handled in the same way as the bumper edition, glued in with that peely snot glue. There's just far less of them.

    Hadn't actually watched the video - those kind of videos bore me a bit to be honest - but I've just watched now. Thanks.
  17. HuDaFuK
    I mean Burke's card can't be good for the binding of the book.

    It's held in a little wallet affixed to the inside of the (hard)back cover. Shouldn't damage the binding at all.

    I wonder how they'll present it in the standard edition. It was a pullout in the Collector's Edition.

    Judging by the video of the Spanish standard version (Eight posted it earlier) the inserts are handled in the same way as the bumper edition, glued in with that peely snot glue. There's just far less of them.

    I was a tad disappointed with it as it came across as if it'd been the whole thing but it was just so short. Would have liked it better had they been presented as excerpts.

    That kinda disappointed me too. Don't get me wrong, it was a great read, but the fact it was meant to be the document in its entirety when it was only like 8 pages long was a bit disappointing.
  18. Corporal Hicks
    I wonder how they'll present it in the standard edition. It was a pullout in the Collector's Edition. I was a tad disappointed with it as it came across as if it'd been the whole thing but it was just so short. Would have liked it better had they been presented as excerpts.

    I still think Morse has potential for future use - as does Fury, at a stretch.
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