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Updated: Alien Day 2017 – Giveaways, Merchandise, Cinema Roundup

Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again – Alien Day is here once again! 4-26 – the reference to the planet LV-426 that our characters land on in Alien. Throughout the day there’ll be competitions to take part in as well lots of exclusive Alien merchandise to buy. The main highlight is a global live stream event from Fox Studios that will feature a Q&A with cast members of Alien Covenant. To round off the day, cinema chains across the globe will be showing the original Alien. In the UK, we can purchase an ‘Alien super ticket’ to see a double bill of Prometheus and Alien tonight as well as a preview of Alien Covenant on May 11th.

Global Live Stream Event

  • There’ll be a special one-hour live streaming event from Fox Studios Los Angeles that will feature a Q&A with various cast members from Alien Covenant and there’ll some exclusive new footage from the movie too. The winner of the Alien Fan Art contest will be announced too and the winner will find their artwork printed on an exclusive T-Shirt to be given away with the Alien Covenant blu-ray set. The live stream event starts at 10AM PST or 6PM UK Time.

 Alien Day 2017 - Giveaways, Merchandise, Cinema Roundup

Madame Tussauds

  • Some time in the Summer, the wax museum Madame Tussauds in London will be unveiling something special. They’ll be putting out a short trailer of whatever it is at some point today.

YouTube Space London

  • There’ll be an event at YouTube Space London where people  can attend an Alien-themed party with an art gallery, music and live demonstrations. There’ll be a Google Hangout with some Alien Covenant cast members and you’ll be able to watch a screening of Prometheus. I gather this is invite only but our very own staff member Xenomorphine will be there live-blogging the event.

Competitions

  • UK: HeyUGuys is giving away three merchandise packs for Alien Covenant.
  • UK & Some EU Countries: Eaglemoss is giving one winner a chance to go the red carpet premiere of Alien Covenant. Runners up will receive various merchandise items.
  • UK: Forbidden Planet is giving away a Alien Day bundle to one lucky winner. Three runners up will also get some Alien merchandise such as a T-shirts and books.
  • US: MU/TH/UR of all ALIEN Trivia Challenges – Fox will unveil a new quiz every 4 hours and 26 minutes and fans will be able to answer a series of questions for a chance to win a VIP trip to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Imprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as well as various prizes.
  • UK: HMV are offering tickets to the London premiere of Alien: Covenant.
  • UK: Titan Books are giving away Alien Supertickets for a showing of Alien and Prometheus tonight with an early viewing of Alien: Covenant on the 11th.

Merchandise

  •  Alien Day 2017 - Giveaways, Merchandise, Cinema RoundupThe second audio book drama – Alien: The River of Pain is now available to buy on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com or as part of your free trial with Audible.
  • Limited Edition Alien Mondo cards – exclusive to Walmart. You get a card with certain 20th Century Fox blu-rays or get the set of four if you opt for the Alien Quadrilogy blu-ray set. You also get a discount on an Alien Covenant ticket.
  • Sideshow Collectables have taken the wraps off the Alien Internecivus Raptus statue. It’s limited to 2000 units and is on sale for $450.
  • Mondo have various merchandise for order including a 4XLP of Jerry Goldsmith’s Alien score with some funky artwork from Tyler Stout, as well as some T-shirts and enamel pins. This cool looking Alien poster is also available.
  • NECA has released another Alien Day exclusive action figure. 2017’s figure is a tribute to the older Kenner Private Vasquez figure.
  • Empire have published its very first Virtual Reality themed magazine that is limited to 10,000 copies. It will feature a cardboard virtual reality set that you can put your smartphone into. You can find the magazine at select Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.
  • The first issue from the new Alien comic book series from Dark Horse – Aliens: Dead Orbit is out today. The story takes place on a Weyland-Yutani fuelling depot where an engineering officer must survive with limited supplies against a horde of Xenomorphs.
  • Corporal Hicks has written a review of the Scar Predator figure from Eaglemoss. Those guys are still bringing out various Alien figure statues over the coming months.
  • Super 7 is joining in on the Alien Day fun with a 3.75-inch ReAction Figure Blind Box.

Cinema

  • US – Certain RPX Regal Cinema theatres in the US will be showing a special screening of the original Alien tonight as well as some exclusive footage from Alien Covenant.
  • UK – A special screening of Prometheus and Alien will be happening at Odeon, Vue and Cineworld theatres across the UK tonight. Again there’ll be some exclusive Alien Covenant footage and you can use the same a ‘Alien super ticket’ for an advance screening of Alien Covenant on May 11th. Both me and Hicks will be heading off tonight to watch the movies.

We’ll try to keep this post updated throughout the day – any big news that pops up, we’ll post it separately. Let us know if you plan on buying any Alien merchandise or making the trip to your local cinema tonight to watch Alien.



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  1. PRJ_since1990
    Personally, I felt let down. They had some epic posters and other limited edition stuff last year and this year they had almost nothing (mondo wise). No interest or ability to play the vinyl records. Socks? Nah. NECA figures were unimpressive (I don't like the Kenner stuff, no nostalgia factor so not my thing). There were no screenings around me to go see (I've always wanted to see the first 2 films in theater). The audible drama will be cool I got that (really liked the first one, Out of the Shadows).

    I hope they can do something more like a full convention style thing next year, have all the living actors and actresses show up for autographs and pictures, screen all the films, costume contests, etc. THAT would be a true ALIEN DAY, IMO.
  2. Russ840
    Do you know what. I was really hoping that we would get an announcement of a new Alien graphic novel by Tristan Jones. No idea why I put that in my head but I am sorely disappointed.  Also, not happy we that no new game was announced.
  3. Nyarlathotep
    Cool Props new 1:1 scale Alien head.  More infos here and here, if you can read Japanese.

    http://www.hideousplastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/426alienHead.jpg

    -Windebieste.
    Local Trouble's wet dream right there.

    That is, a wet dream of white knuckled table flipping rage. 

    Here, have another awesome image.  lol.

    http://www.hideousplastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CP03-0001-09.jpg

    -Windebieste.

    http://media.tenor.co/images/bc7a31eb74a6208e82ada6b3cb300793/tenor.gif
    That's clearly the face of someone that has been repressing their desire for the skull.
  4. FiorinaFury161
    Lol the trivia has some loaded questions such as what company created Ash. They said it was hyperdyne or whatever it's called....obviously I answered Weyland Yutani....I feel like I'm correct

    Looks like Reebok is making more Alien shoes. This looks nice

    http://www.reebok.com/us/alien?SSAID=314743&cm_mmc=Rbkaffiliates_SAS-_-all_affiliates-_-all_campaigns-_-all_links&cm_mmca1=US

    I wish those weren't such a pricey collector's item  :-\ ... cuz I wanna wear the shit out of them.
    well, it's not like they are the only pair and have to be displayed behind bullet proof glass. If you want to wear them, rock em! I always had a habit (even as a kid with my basketball shoes) to clean my favorite shoes once I'm done wearing them and put them back in the box to keep me fresh. That reminds me... I need to clean my Giorgio Armani sneakers I wore yesterday :laugh:
  5. windebieste
    I thought the day made some great reveals.  The extra prologue to 'ALIEN: Covenant' was great - and I didn't have to be a US citizen to benefit from it.  Lots of product reveals and I'm going to order some of them luvverly Super7 blind box ALIENS.  They're definitely heading my way once I get paid.  Beyond that, there wasn't a lot that appealed - just the NECA figure for the new movie.

    Of course, I was disappointed there was no new game revealed.   Too bad that one.  Overall, though, it was pretty cool.  There sure is some weird stuff heading our way.  Mr. Potatohead Alien and Nesting doll Aliens were a bit confounding.  I mean, really?  those things are a thing but 'ALIEN: Isolation 2' is a no show..? 

    It is a bit bewildering sometimes, I'll say that much for sure.

    -Windebieste.
  6. Murfy426
    I think it was better than last year but mostly because of all the Covenant stuff coming out too. Product wise, like last year, only a few I was actually interested in. I brought some of those Fright Rag socks and I'll get the audio drama when I return to civilization and can download it without struggle.

    I'm disappointed we didn't get any new game announcement though.  :'(
    Same here, with halo wars 2 done and dusted this would have been a perfect time for creative assembly to announce alien isolation 2.
     Sadly though I don't think that game will be happening.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    I think it was better than last year but mostly because of all the Covenant stuff coming out too. Product wise, like last year, only a few I was actually interested in. I brought some of those Fright Rag socks and I'll get the audio drama when I return to civilization and can download it without struggle.

    I'm disappointed we didn't get any new game announcement though.  :'(
  8. SizzyBubbles
    Lol the trivia has some loaded questions such as what company created Ash. They said it was hyperdyne or whatever it's called....obviously I answered Weyland Yutani....I feel like I'm correct

    Looks like Reebok is making more Alien shoes. This looks nice

    http://www.reebok.com/us/alien?SSAID=314743&cm_mmc=Rbkaffiliates_SAS-_-all_affiliates-_-all_campaigns-_-all_links&cm_mmca1=US

    I wish those weren't such a pricey collector's item  :-\ ... cuz I wanna wear the shit out of them.
  9. FiorinaFury161
    Cool Props new 1:1 scale Alien head.  More infos here and here, if you can read Japanese.

    http://www.hideousplastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/426alienHead.jpg

    -Windebieste.
    Local Trouble's wet dream right there.

    That is, a wet dream of white knuckled table flipping rage. 

    Here, have another awesome image.  lol.

    http://www.hideousplastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CP03-0001-09.jpg

    -Windebieste.

    http://media.tenor.co/images/bc7a31eb74a6208e82ada6b3cb300793/tenor.gif
  10. Xenomorphine
    Lots of pictures to upload from the big event. Have to say I was impressed at how the astronaut suits (two different designs present) had actual functional displays on the insides of the helmets.

    The creature designer guy apparently revealed a partial spoiler without realising, during his talk. :) For those tracking our Twitter account, I tried to live-cast videos of all the major stuff, which should all still be on there.

    It all culminated with a screening of 'Prometheus', then the new footage you've all now watched, which segued into completely new footage (about ten/fifteen minutes) from the coming film.

    Have been in wait-and-see mode for AC, but what we viewed convinced me the characters should be on par with those of the original two films, reaction/interaction-wise. Very visceral, but the way the characters responded was what sold it. That frantic atmosphere which made Lambert's demise so memorable in the original film? It was there in spades and really helped.
  11. windebieste
    Cool Props new 1:1 scale Alien head.  More infos here and here, if you can read Japanese.

    http://www.hideousplastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/426alienHead.jpg

    -Windebieste.
    Local Trouble's wet dream right there.

    That is, a wet dream of white knuckled table flipping rage. 

    Here, have another awesome image.  lol.

    http://www.hideousplastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CP03-0001-09.jpg

    -Windebieste.
  12. Hudson
    Lol the trivia has some loaded questions such as what company created Ash. They said it was hyperdyne or whatever it's called....obviously I answered Weyland Yutani....I feel like I'm correct

    Looks like Reebok is making more Alien shoes. This looks nice

    http://www.reebok.com/us/alien?SSAID=314743&cm_mmc=Rbkaffiliates_SAS-_-all_affiliates-_-all_campaigns-_-all_links&cm_mmca1=US

    Well, Burke says it's Hyperdyne in Aliens.
  13. 426Buddy
    Anybody get anything cool today? I didnt do much this year.

    I did pick up some comics though.

    • Prometheus: Final Conflict one-shot
    • Newgiant hardcover special edition of aliens: book2 & 3
    • Aliens defiance #11
    • Aliens Dead Orbit #1
  14. Corporal Hicks
    Happy Alien Day! Looks like NECA's 2017 Alien Day figure is a Kenner Vasquez tribute.

    https://thenecastore.com/products/7-scale-action-figure-vasquez-alien-day-2017?variant=41052474698

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-TrPzSU0AIKJPv.jpg:large

    https://t.co/w4TbivIUMP

    I'm actually tempted by this one. Not sure I'd use it but I quite like it.

    I contacted Corporal Hicks, but I'm not sure if he got my mail. If you guy's are interested bottleneck gallery have a limited edition print of the Alien Covenant poster that was shown a few weeks back (the nice one). It will only be available for one night though and possibly for only a few hours ( as is the usual with these timed editions). Check it out.

    I did, thanks! Sorry I'm struggling with internet this week. Here's a link to the website: https://bottleneckgallery.com
  15. Highland
    I contacted Corporal Hicks, but I'm not sure if he got my mail. If you guy's are interested bottleneck gallery have a limited edition print of the Alien Covenant poster that was shown a few weeks back (the nice one). It will only be available for one night though and possibly for only a few hours ( as is the usual with these timed editions). Check it out. 
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