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Today is officially Alien Day! April 26th – a throwback to the planet LV-426 where the characters discover the crashed Derelict Spacecraft in Alien and Aliens. Throughout the day, those lucky people in the US can take part in a 24-hour Twitter event where fans can test their Alien knowledge and win some awesome prizes. Heaps of companies will be offering lots of Alien merchandise today including the Reebok Alien Stompers which won’t take very long to sell out as well as the Alien Out of the Shadows audio drama which I’m personally looking forward to.

Later in the evening, cinema chains across the US and UK will be playing both Alien and Aliens as a double bill. We’ll be sure to keep this post updated throughout the day for any new things that pop up.

Competitions

  • US: The @AlienAnthology twitter is giving away amazing prizes throughout the day.
  • US/Canada: Don’t Forget a Towel is giving away some Titan figures.
  • US: Follow boxlunchgifts on instagram, and repost & tag this image to win some mini Alien figures.
  • UK: Forbidden Planet is giving away some Titan books and merchandise.
  • UK: AvPGalaxy is also running a NECA Aliens figures competition.
  • ToyChestNews are offering an Alien Egg Bank to a newsletter subscriber.
  • ArtAsylum are offering a variety of DiamondSelect Alien merchandise.
  • SF Signal are giving away 5 copies of the latest novel in The Rage Wars, Alien: Invasion.
  • UK/US: Titan Books are giving away several books and vinyl figures via Twitter.
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Reebok Alien Stompers

Merchandise

  • The Reebok Alien Stompers have been sold out everywhere. You can find them on ebay for pretty high prices though.
  • The Aliens vs. Pinball pack for Zen Pinball is available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PSN, Steam, Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android.
  • Tim Lebbon’s Alien Invasion: The Rage War 2 is available to buy on Amazon.com.
  • Dark Horse is releasing an oversized hardcover edition of the original Aliens series. Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series is now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
  • Alien: Out of the Shadows Audio Drama is available to buy on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. We have an interview with Dirk Maggs, producer of the audio drama. Audible have also released a short teaser video to promote the drama. Den of Geek have published an interview with Rutger Hauer about his work on the project.
  • An Alien Derelict Spaceship Statue is available to pre-order on Hollywood Collectibles for $500.
  • The Aliens 30th Anniversary Loot Crate is now accepting orders.
  • The standard edition of Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report is finally available to purchase on Amazon.com.
  • Fright Rags will have an exclusive Aliens T-Shirt limited to 426 items.
  • Super 7 will have a Nostromo 3-pack featuring Kane, Lambert and Dallas figures, an Alien vinyl carry case with an Alien figure and lastly, an Alien Queen Molten Silver Gray vinyl figure. They’ll be available in Super 7 stores across the US and later in the evening online.
  • Mondo have heaps of Alien exclusive merchandise including T-Shirts and art prints. Most interestingly, they’re offering liquid-filled LPs of the original Aliens soundtrack.
  • Dark Bunny Tees are offering Aliens-themed T-Shirts and a Bag.
  • As previously announced, NECA’s Ripley Kenner Tribute figure is available at Toys ‘r Us stores.
  • The Diamond Select Toys Aliens Deluxe Minimates pack is now available. An awesome promotional animation for the pack by Alex Kropinak has also been released!
  • Sideshow Collectibles have released a new video showing their upcoming Alien King statue.
  • HiyaToys will be releasing Corporal Hicks and Power-Loader figures.
  • Kotobukiya have revealed their Alien 3 Dog Alien Statue.
  • The Toy Sapiens store in Tokyo, Japan have lots of Alien displays to celebrate Alien Day.
  • NECA and Carrie Henn revealed the upcoming SDCC-exclusive Newt figure. NECA also teased their Vasquez figure.
  • Dave Dorman and Udon announced the release of Alien Visions, a hardback art book.

See Alien & Aliens at the Cinema

  • US: Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens will available to watch as a double bill at various cinema locations across the US via Alamo Drafthouse. You’ll also find lots of exclusive Aliens merchandise there.
  • UK: In the UK, Cineworld and Vue theatres across the country begin showing them at 7PM UK Time.
  • Australia: For those of you near Melbourne, the Astor theatre will be showing Alien/Aliens tonight.
Alien Day! Happy Alien Day! Giveaways, Merchandise, Cinema Roundup

Happy Alien Day!

Are any of you guys out there buying anything Alien related or going to the cinema later?



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  1. Engineer
    I think the console versions are all alike, in terms of cost and number of achievements/trophies. And the mobile versions are all alike. On the Xbox one, I saw the price tag was $10. On iOS, it's free, but you only get one table at a time and you have to deal with ads, however you can buy permanent access to the tables for $3 each, buy ad-free play for $2, or pay for the bundle to get ad-free and all 3 tables for $7. So if you plan on buying at least 2 tables on mobile platforms, it'd be cheaper to buy the bundle.

    Btw, my alien day festivities included a chance to play "aliens: Armageddon" for the first time. It was alright... It was pretty out there, and they took a LOT of liberties with the aliens, but it was still fun for what it was...
  2. XenoZipper
    Yea it's weird for me on PS3 as well. Most tables in the game like all te Star Wars & Marvel tables all have between 2 or 3 trophies to shoot for but lately their last 2 Star Wars & all 3 Alien tables for me only have 1 achievement each. Strange setup. I also have Zen Pinball 2 on WiiU & the Alien tables aren't even available on that so yea it's messed up going across all the mediums.
  3. Engineer
    You know the one thing about the pinball game that really perplexed me?

    I first checked it out on Xbox one, by looking up some info on it. I was pretty stoked to get some new alien themed achievements, and I wanted to set one as the background on my console. I was kinda surprised to see there were only 3 achievements on Xbox one! But that's cool; achievements aren't a deal breaker to me... BUT, when I picked it up on iOS, and looked at the achievements it has 12 TOTAL!!! Why the difference?!?
  4. XenoZipper
    Aliens vs Pinball has been quite the blast to play. I grabbed all 3 tables for PS3. So far I got the trophies for both the Aliens & AVP table but not the Isolation one yet. Highest score so far I think has been on the AVP table for about 50million. Aliens is fun when you get to drive the APC for a short mini game after starting the first mission (when you play Film Order). Isolation has been my least favorite of the 3. I dunno what it is about that one but I can't seem to get anywhere with it unlike the other 2.
  5. Engineer
    Thanks again!

    Understandable you won't pick an absolute favorite between the two! But I'm excited to hear it's that good!

    That's good to know about audible too. But I kinda think the iOS version might be a better choice for me. I'd have it all the time on multiple devices! :-) betcha they do this whole trilogy eventually... At least!

    Did you (or anyone) check out the pinball game? I actually really like it! And I'm not a fan of pinball games, especially digital pinball. I nabbed the pinball game for free on iOS, but in the free version you only get access to 1 table at a time and they rotate to the next table every 5 days or so. I've only tried out the aliens table so far. I was planning to wait for the next table to rotate around (avp) to see if I like it enough to buy the bundle (unlimited access to all 3 tables, ad free) or just the individual tables I like best. I may also grab it for Xbox one; still deciding on that...
  6. Perfect-Organism
    I am listening to it right now as I am working on a project.  I can say that this is one of the single best Alien experiences that I've had since watching Aliens.  I know the story should have never taken place, but that is the premise.  The overall execution of this is beyond phenomenal.  I have visions of the entire catalogue of Aliens books and comics being turned into this.  Just epic.  And worth a price.

    SOLD!

    Thanks for the input!

    PS. Do you rank this as a better alien experience than alien: isolation?

    Ha ha!  Just as I posted the above, I thought of Alien: Isolation and I started weighing out my opinion.  The two are very different.  They are both high up there, and as I stated, it is one of the top experiences.  So I will say, that it ranks up there, and I elect not to pick a favorite at this time.

    BTW, you can get Audible for free right now on a 30 day trial, and you get a free audio book.  Duh!  I picked Alien out of the shadows of course.  After the 30 days, you start to pay.  Totally worth it, and I hope they do many more like this.  It elevates audio books to a whole new level.
  7. Engineer
    I am listening to it right now as I am working on a project.  I can say that this is one of the single best Alien experiences that I've had since watching Aliens.  I know the story should have never taken place, but that is the premise.  The overall execution of this is beyond phenomenal.  I have visions of the entire catalogue of Aliens books and comics being turned into this.  Just epic.  And worth a price.

    SOLD!

    Thanks for the input!

    PS. Do you rank this as a better alien experience than alien: isolation?
  8. Perfect-Organism
    I am listening to it right now as I am working on a project.  I can say that this is one of the single best Alien experiences that I've had since watching Aliens.  I know the story should have never taken place, but that is the premise.  The overall execution of this is beyond phenomenal.  I have visions of the entire catalogue of Aliens books and comics being turned into this.  Just epic.  And worth a price.
  9. Engineer
    Has anyone listened to the audio drama for "alien: out of the shadows" that came out? If so, I'd like to hear some opinions! I have a copy of the book, but I read a single customer review for the audio drama version that just came out, and it was a STELLAR review! The reviewer said some things about it that caught my eye too, so I'm thinking about buying it...
  10. windebieste
    April 26, 2016 has been and gone.  I enjoyed it immensely...

    Now looking forward to 4/26, 2017.  Coz you know... YOU KNOW it's gonna be absolutely loaded with 'ALIEN: Covenant' content.  That's a certainty.  Of course we'll be seeing stuff well before then but the movie will be released just 4 months later.  You can bet Fox will already have that day pegged for big announcements in terms of tie in merch for the movie. It's poised at the perfect point for such announcements. 

    I don't care what the naysayers claim.  Corporate opportunism or not, I say, Bring It!  I can't wait for 4/26/17.

    -Windebieste.
  11. Xenomrph
    I've seen a few opinions that LV-426 Day was some kind of corporate scam but it just comes off as peanut butter and jealous to me. "It's not even on the release date!" Neither are BTTF or Star Wars Days so who cares. Did the movies and cast get more attention than the day before? Yes. Were screenings packed, mine sure was and I'm guessing many were as Alamo Drafthouse is for movie fans. This is hipster BS at its worst, not like anybody put a gun to your head and forced you to buy anything. There's 60 some comments here of people sharing their experiences on a communal day celebrating our favorite flicks. Here's to more movie days and #HicksLives!
    I'm with you on that. It's a convenient day to rally fans (and non-fans, as my friends will attest) to watch the movies and have a good time. Like yeah people could complain about the commercialization stuff, but no one is forcing anyone to buy stuff. The Twitter trivia thing was fun, telling my coworkers to go home and watch an Alien movie was fun, I got a new book in the mail, it's all really harmless fun.
  12. viendammage
    I've seen a few opinions that LV-426 Day was some kind of corporate scam but it just comes off as peanut butter and jealous to me. "It's not even on the release date!" Neither are BTTF or Star Wars Days so who cares. Did the movies and cast get more attention than the day before? Yes. Were screenings packed, mine sure was and I'm guessing many were as Alamo Drafthouse is for movie fans. This is hipster BS at its worst, not like anybody put a gun to your head and forced you to buy anything. There's 60 some comments here of people sharing their experiences on a communal day celebrating our favorite flicks. Here's to more movie days and #HicksLives!
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Yes it is worthwhile to note that a fan started the whole 4-26 thing.  Especially in light of articles like this appearing in the press:

    https://www.inverse.com/article/14015-fake-fan-holidays-like-alien-day-are-missing-the-point-of-being-a-fan

    Yeah, that one pissed me off.  >:(

    A fan started the idea of using 4/26 last year too.

    Yeah I actually heard from him recently.

    Yeah? Anything fun?
  14. XenoZipper
    Yea it was a pain for me too. The pinball game wasn't showing up in the actual game itself when I booted it up or looked at the dlc in the psn. I finally got it by just searching new downloads altogether & they finally showed up there on the PS3.
  15. XenoZipper
    I only got the Pinball game & that was it. Didn't get a chance to watch any of the movies yesterday or partake in trivia. So yea off to a shaky start for the first Alien Day put maybe next year will be better.
  16. Corporal Hicks
    I only picked up the Fright Rags shirt and the Lootcrate. Was so gutted about those shoes. I did go to a double-showing with the lady friend though, got back at 1am. Stayed up a bit to cover that Covenant news. So tired right now.  :-\

    Not the greatest debut Alien Day but was still alright.
  17. HuDaFuK
    Ended up going round my gf's last night so sadly I didn't get to re-watch any films, but I did pick up a few goodies during the day. I won't be short of Alien-themed T-shirts for a while. Nabbed me a Loot Crate, too. Sadly both Hicks and I missed out on some Ripley sneakers :(

    Might stick Aliens on tonight, it's been a while.
  18. Xenomrph
    Watched Alien3 (assembly cut), did all the Twitter trivia, got Rage War book 2 in the mail, bought the loot crate, and picked up AvP2010 and Aliens Colonial Marines with all DLC on Steam (and bought a friend a copy of A:CM because why the hell not)

    All in all a pretty good day, haha.
  19. Perfect-Organism
    I wanted to watch ALIENS over dinner tonight (The perfect film for that sort of occasion I know).  I put in the Blu-Ray into the player and it said it can't play this type of disc.  WTF!  It always worked fine and there is not a scratch on it as it always rested in its case.  Now I am sad.   :'(   How many times do I have to keep buying this disc?
  20. Corporal Hicks
    I just got in from a double feature too. Interestingly the version of Aliens they showed as the blu-ray version. I love that no matter how many times I watch these films I'm always noticing something new. This time around it was someone doing a crossword at Ripley's inquest.  :laugh: I'd never noticed that before.
  21. chainsawsquirrel
    Where's the page for the competition hosted by this site btw? What's  up? I see nothing D:


    Nevermind, I found it!

    So, the first Alien day has now come to an end. And what a ride it hasn't been! :P Fingers crossed for you guys with the giveaways! Hopefully at least one of us will have something to show everyone in the merch section from alien day :) I'm really hoping I got the raptus alien statue, holy shit does that look cool. Maybe i'll buy one when I move out, make a nice house decoration, go with my other statues lol
  22. Giger Beast
    Going to the comic store after school to hopefully pick up the 30th anniversary Aliens graphic novel, followed by Toys R Us for the throwback Ripley figure.

    I watched Prometheus last night, and I plan on watching Alien tonight, with the following films each night this week. It's a little Alien week for me.  :)

    Sucks that the movies aren't playing near me, or anywhere in PA for that matter. Oh well.
  23. XenoZipper
    Anything happening in Canada?

    I know Alien is playing tonight in Toronto at 7pm at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas.  Anything else?

    Nothing in my area is happening. As far as I know, I'm the only person celebrating Alien day in my neck of the woods haha so it's just going to be some Alien vs Pinball & movie watching later. Maybe play a round of 2 of the Legendary Encounters game. I WISH they were playing the movies in the theater in my area but nope.
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