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The Weyland-Yutani Report Collectors’ Edition

Sideshow Collectibles have recently announced their involvement in the Collectors Edition of Insight Edition’s upcoming Alien – The Weyland Yutani Report:

“Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report is the first item to be produced in the thrilling new collaboration between Sideshow Collectibles and Insight Editions. Featuring a striking sculpted cover that captures the ferocious power of the Xenomorph, the book is designed to look as if it has been wrapped in the skin of the iconic creature. This cover sculpt is the first of its kind and unique to this exclusive edition of the book.

The interior of the 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 also 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.

Covering all aspects of this hugely popular franchise’s thirty-five-year history, Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report – Collectors’ Edition is the ultimate book for fans, delivered in a format that collectors will love.

  • 160 pages plus a stunning gatefold featuring a jaw-dropping original illustration of the Sulaco ship from Aliens 
  • 20 insert items that bring to life key moments from the Alien movies 
  • Features material from Prometheus, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection and is one of the first books to bring the worlds of Prometheus and the Alien films together 
  • Amazing new narrative that sees the sinister Weyland-Yutani Corporation explore the secrets of the Xenomorph 
  • Contains over 30 original illustrations by Xenomorph expert Markus Pansegrau, who has painstakingly recreated each version of the creature seen in the movies with stunning digital art 
  • Contains 10 illustrations by Alien tech expert John R. Mullaney, including cutaways of the Dropship and APC, and uniquely detailed renderings of the ships Nostromo and Sulaco and iconic weapons such as the Pulse Rifle and Smart Gun.

The book also features a wealth of inserts and removable items, including: 

  • Pvt. Hudson’s discharge papers 
  • Veterinarian report on Jonesy the cat 
  • Medical report on facehugger victim Marachuk, John J. 
  • Carter J. Burke’s communication card 
  • Chest X-ray showing Xenomorph implantation
  • Bug Stomper Dropship sticker 
  • Exclusive extracts from prisoner Morse’s tell-all novel, Space Beast”

010914_01 The Weyland-Yutani Report Collectors' Edition

The book is written by fan-favourite S.D Perry and includes artwork by our very own locusta and SM has also held a consultation role in the creation of the book.  The Weyland-Yutani Report Collectors’ Edition of the book will cost $325 and is due out December 2014. We are still awaiting details on the standard edition of the book.

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  1. SM
    •S.D. Perry (Author)
    Markus Pansegrau (Cover Design, Xenomorph illustrations)
    •Patrick Pigott (Cover Sculpt)
    •Don Bies (Cover Paint)
    •Anthony Mestas (Cover Paint)
    John R. Mullaney (Weapons and vehicle illustrations)
  2. The Eighth Passenger
    The collectors edition will feature monsieur Locusta's masterpieces printed on fine archival-quality vellum. The standard edition will feature Kimahri's stick figure drawings on 100% recycled toilet paper bound with chewing gum.
  3. SM
    I don't believe the content will change.  Just how it's presented.

    I wonder if predxeno would be so mad if this just regurgitated everything we already knew about the comic books...
  4. predxeno

    I didn't realise you'd read it already and knew everything that was in it.

    I didn't, but it seems to be the general opinion around here that the book won't have anything new for fans, that would be disappointing because what made the Aliens RPG book and the Aliens Technical Manual entreat was that it further explore the universe of the Aliens be discussing things the movies were incapable of describing.
  5. SM
    The RPG made lots of stuff up for the purpose of gameplay - the Aliens needed rules for how to act within the realm of the game. It couldn't be left speculatory.

    Like the sign says this is a report on WYs interactions with the Alien.
  6. predxeno
    What I'm saying is I hope there's an actual analysis of the Alien here rather than a simple rehash of what we already know; IMO, this is why Alien: Sea of Sorrows didn't do as well as it could have, every plot twist provided was pretty much focused on an aspect of the Alien that fans already know such as the life-cycle, Queen, etc.
  7. locusta
    As I stated it many times already, there is the standard edition hardcover coming for round about 50 $

    I guess since Sideshow is included with producing the CE cover (which makes it practically my first Sideshow release  ;D ), they wanted to announce the CE first, even though that the standard book was always scheduled first. At least that´s what my contract said.

    But patience, it was now an ongoing process for a while and a few weeks more waiting time should not lower the fun.

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