Upper Deck are due to release the Alien Anthology trading card set at the end of March 2016. Upper Deck is probably known to Alien and Predator collectors as the company responsible for the fantastic Legendary Encounter games (both Alien and Predator). It has been revealed that the company will also be producing a trading card set celebrating the Alien films:
“Chronicling each of the four movies in cardboard form, 2016 Upper Deck Alien Anthology looks back at the storied franchise with a comprehensive release. Top options include sketch cards and actor autographs.
Focusing on artwork instead of movie images, classic scenes are depicted with a variety of original art across a 100-card base set. Foil base parallels combine with standard insert to average one per pack.
A list of signers is not yet available but a key component of the release will be Autographs for top names in the overall film series and some will be short-printed. Another premium option, one-of-one Sketch cards offer original interpretations for notable characters and moments in Alien history.
Adding a non-traditional wrinkle to the mix, replica Marine Dog Tags (1:20 packs) can also be found as well as a limited Dog Tag Autograph (1:4 cases – #/5) parallel that is signed by select actors.
More traditional inserts each fall at 1:7.5 packs and include Character Bios, Weyland Yutani Propaganda Posters and artwork from the Legendary Encounters deck-building game.”
The full details of whose signatures will be included in the set are not available yet. The Alien Anthology trading card set will only be covering the Alien films – no Prometheus or Alien vs. Predator – and marks the first time since the Alien vs. Predator: Requiem set by Inkworks that Alien has returned to trading card form.
Thanks to Machiko Naguchi for the news.