Tomorrow marks the first, ever #AlienDay426, and not only are there some awesome events taking place, but there’s a whole bunch of awesome exclusive products going up for sale. Here’s the coolest merchandise on deck for April 26th:
1. Space Marines Ripley – Kenner Tribute Figure (NECA)
NECA is celebrating HARD for #AlienDay, with the promise to unveil their Pvt. Vasquez and Newt action figures, as well as more Aliens toy announcements. Plus, they’re releasing a special edition Ripley action figure, available at Toys R Us and Hastings stores starting Tuesday. This variant of Ripley features her red shirt, scarf and bandolier, just like the vintage Kenner action figure released in the 90s, and she comes packed on a special card which emulates the artwork from those toys. A very limited number of Ripley figures will also be available on ToysRUs.com at this link starting at an undisclosed time on Tuesday April 26th.
2. Aliens Stompers Sneakers (Reebok)
Taking a page from Nike’s hugely popular Air Mag shoes, originally featured in Back To The Future Part II, Reebok is releasing a limited edition replica of the Stomper sneakers from James Cameron’s Aliens. The shoes will be available in two versions– mid-tops as worn by Bishop, and the amazing hi-tops worn by Ripley. These sneakers will certainly put a dent in your wallet, with a price tag around $175 per pair, but I can’t think of many Aliens collectibles cooler than these. The Stompers will be available beginning April 26th at Reebok.com and select Reebok stores worldwide.
3. Limited Edition Aliens Loot Crate (Loot Crate)
Loot Crate is getting in on the Alien action with a special edition crate dedicated to James Cameron’s sequel. Like every crate they release, the contents of this box are a mystery… but here’s what we DO know. It will cost $55, and will include items from Dark Horse, NECA, Quantum Mechanix, and Titan Merchandise. The crate will feature five exclusive products, and Loot Crate has offered the following hints about the stuff in the box:
The Aliens themed Loot Crate will be available HERE starting Tuesday April 26th.
4. Alien ReAction Carrying Case (Super 7)
Super 7 has released a whole lot of cool, retro style Alien toys over the past few years, including most of the crew of the Nostromo, multiple versions of the Alien, and even an egg chamber playset, all in the classic Kenner style from the late 70s. Now, they’re taking another page from the retro playbook, with the release of a figure carrying case, designed to store the 3.75″ figures in this collection. The vinyl case features all new artwork which emulates the painted style seen in actual vintage carrying cases from lines like Star Wars, and even includes an exclusive glow-in-the-dark Alien action figure, only available with this case.
Super 7 is also re-releasing their trio of Nostromo pressure suit figures with new Japanese packaging, as well as an Alien Queen vinyl figure from Secret Base, in a special Silver Gray colorway.
All three of Super 7’s Alien Day exclusives will be available HERE starting April 26th at 7pm PST.
5. Aliens Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP (Mondo)
The always-impressive Mondo has a whole bunch of awesome shirts, posters and more collectibles on deck for #AlienDay, from this excellent shirt by Tyler Stout, to replica patches from the Nostromo crew’s uniforms, to what is quite possibly the greatest ugly Christmas sweater ever created. But the coolest Mondo release, in my opinion, is the vinyl double album of the Aliens soundtrack. The album sleeve features gorgeous all-new artwork by Kilian Eng, and the records themselves are made of ultra clear vinyl… with green “Xenomorph Blood” liquid inside! The set is extremely limited, and goes for sale HERE starting at 11am CST on April 26th.
Of course, awesome merchandise is only one part of #AlienDay426. Alamo Drafthouse is hosting screenings all over the country tomorrow, and there’s also a Twitter trivia contest, with a new question posed by the official Alien Anthology twitter account, @AlienAnthology every 42.6 minutes all day long! If nothing else, grab yourself an Aliens collectible or two, and pop in the DVD or Blu Ray of your favorite Alien franchise movie tomorrow, and join in the celebration!
As for me, I’ll talk when I get back from the Aliens screening with Sigourney Weaver in NYC!