Alien Day-April 26-General chat

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Event is April 26th according to this -

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...ers-aliens-coming-as-878782?facebook_20160329

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Other Alien products arriving/being revealed for Alien Day include:

NECA‘s first ever Lieutenant Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) and Newt (Carrie Henn) figures as well as the release of a Kenner toy-Inspired Ellen Ripley figure

Funko LLC‘s Aliens Queen & Power Loader and Ripley figure set in the tradition of their wildly-popular ReAction retro action figure series

Dark Horse Comics will expound upon Brian Wood and Tristan Jones’ ongoing Aliens comic book series with exclusive covers for participating retailers and a deluxe 30th anniversary hardcover version of the original Aliens series from 1986

Titan Books launches the brand-new novel “Alien: Invasion (The Rage War book 2)” by Tim Lebbon

– Available on Audible; a brand new audio drama, “Alien: Out of the Shadows” – starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) in his first audio role, Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter series) and Corey Johnson (The Bourne Ultimatum) is a terrifying fight

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for survival and an intense struggle between human and artificial intelligence


– Fox Digital Entertainment, in partnership with Zen Studios, will launch three digital Alien pinball tables via iTunes, Google Play, PlayStation Network, XBOX Live and Steam.

– Together with Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment will re-release the fan-favorite “Batman vs Alien” comics for the first time in over a decade

– Horror apparel retailer Fright Rags will release limited edition Alien themed apparel

The Upper Deck Company will launch Aliens Anthology Collector Trading Cards and an “Aliens Vs” Trading Card Game

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Hot Toys will announce an all-new Alien Ripley 1/6th figure

Kotobukiya unleashes an assortment of highly-detailed collectables, including a 1:10 scale Warrior Drone ARTFX+ statue from Aliens and mini “Big Chap” figurines

Insight Editions will release the trade edition of the Weyland-Yutani Report

Sideshow Collectibles will debut an all-new Alien Internecivus Raptus Statue

Super 7 has developed several toys in honor of Alien Day, including Alien Muscle figures on card, an Alien ReAction carrying case with exclusive Alien figure, a Nostromo playset Kit Bash kit, a Japanese vinyl Queen and Aliens Glassware

Loot Crate will launch a limited-edition Aliens 30th Anniversary crate on 4/26 filled with exclusive merchandise, collectibles and more from all core licensee partners

– Japan-based toy company Medicom Toy will release a VCD (vinyl super deformed) Alien figure and a retro style Aliens figure via Diamond Comics

USAopoly will launch a pair of classic board games with a twist: Yahtzee Alien vs Predator and Clue: Alien vs Predator

Hollywood Collectibles will release a large-scale model of the Derelict from Alien, molded from an original model that H.R. Giger created for an exhibition in Las Vegas

Of course, it’s also a pretty safe bet that Alien Day will bring us some news tied to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. Set to star Michael Fassbender, Demian Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and Ben Rigby, Alien: Covenant hits the big screen August 4, 2017. Check back for updates as they become available.

Per Hollywoodreporter:

Never heard of Alien Day? Well, get ready, because it's coming April 26.

Reebok Alien Stompers, the shoes worn by Sigourney Weaver in the 1980s classic Aliens, are coming back to planet Earth.

As part of Alien Day, which is intended to be akin to Back to the Future Day and Star Wars’ May the 4th, Fox is unveiling a slew ofAlien-related merchandise coinciding with April 26. (The date is connected to the planet known as LV-426, which is key to Alienlore.)

Reebok is releasing an exact replica of the Alien high-top Stompers worn by Weaver as Ellen Ripley. Also being released is the mid-top version worn by Lance Henriksen as the android Bishop. The sneakers will be available beginning April 26 at Reebok.com and select Reebok stores worldwide.

The Stompers hold a unique place in movie history. The shoes were made by the company specifically for the James Cameron film and became, along with Back to the Future’s Nike Air Mag, some of cinema’s most famous footwear.

Reebok released a version of the shoe a year after the movie opened, but only for a limited time. The shoes have enjoyed a revival in recent years, with cosplayers making their own and certain shops creating custom versions.

Most iterations were not the high-top model but the mid-top, making the new shoes faithful to what was seen onscreen.

As part of Alien Day, certain Alamo theater locations are showing a double feature of Alien and Aliens, and Amazon’s Audible will release a brand-new audio drama, Alien: Out of the Shadows, starring Rutger Hauer, the '80s actor best known for starring in Blade Runner. Among other activities planned is an online trivia challenge in which movie fans can win prizes every 42.6 minutes on Twitter.

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Alien Day is finally upon us and we can finally reveal what we have been working on over the last few months.

Tomorrow, we will be hosting a screening of Alien at Syndicated BK in Brooklyn, NY at 10pm. The screening is currently sold out however we will still have activities in the theater lobby. Starting at 8pm eastern, we will be giving away pins, prints, and toys provided to us from NECA.

Oh and lets not forget that you will have the ability to reserve Laurent Durieux's print created for the event...

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Alien (Regular)
9 color screen print
24 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 550
Printed by VGKids
$65


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Alien (Variant)
9 color screen print with metallic inks
24 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 225
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We will also will have a very limited metal edition that will only be sold at Syndicated the night of the screening. The 24 x 36 inch screen print on metal sheet will cost $250 each and be out of an edition of 50. Twenty will be available to the general public and twenty will be available to ticket holders only.

Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the prints will not be on hand for the screening, however we will arrange for free shipping or pickup of the print at a later date from the gallery.

All remaining Alien prints by Laurent will go on sale Wednesday, April 27th at 12pm eastern on our homepage, Bottleneck Gallery.

Now what if you can't make the event?....well, we didn't forget about you guys either.

We will have two beautiful releases by Mark Englert and Chris Skinner going on sale at 12pm eastern on Tuesday, April 26th.

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"should we take a look inside?" (Regular) by Mark Englert
7 color screen print with glow in the dark layer
12 x 36 inches
Timed edition until April 27th at 1pm eastern
$50


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"should we take a look inside?" (Variant) by Mark Englert
7 color screen print with glow in the dark layer
12 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 225
$65


Both editions have an incredible glow in the dark layer:

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Hide and Seek by Chris Skinner
6 color metallic screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition of 175
$45


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Also, for one day only, you will be able to purchase an Alien inspired Jonesy enamel pin. 100% of all profits will be donated to the Bianca's Furry Friends campaign at the North Shore Animal League. Plus, we will be throwing in one of three random Alien inspired pins that were created for the screening. The set of 2 pins will cost $12 and shipping is free. We will announce how much was raised from the sale on Wednesday.
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Last but not least, we will be auctioning off a metal variant of Laurent's print on eBay where 100% of all of the proceeds will go to the campaign as well. We will post the link on our Facebook page once the auction starts on Tuesday.

We can't thank 20th Century Fox and ACME Archives enough for letting us be a part of this day and also a huge thanks to Laurent, Mark and Chris for being awesome.

This was a ton of information, so if you have any questions about the event or any of the releases please feel free to email us anytime.

Thanks!
-The Bottleneck Team
 
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it goes up for pre order in may. no price yet.
the maquette stands at just over 20 inches high.
Their last 20" maquette was Godzilla... and that was $800. Start saving your pennies!
20"? Damn! I still want it even though I don't have a place for it.
And $800? :dead: I might have to give up movie collecting to get this :LOL: or I hope they have a "16 split payment" option :rofl:

@jvules If you do find the exact preorder date, lemme know :notworthy::thumbs:
 
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Didn't even know about it. Wtf is Alien day?? Lol

I'd go for sure if it was near me. But something as awesome as that, I would assume is in Tokyo (aka $200 return from mine)
Yesterday was Alien Day. April 26. (4/26 - as in LV-426 the planet where we discovered the Alien).
It is a commercialized thingy like Star Wars May 4th ("May the 4th be with you").Yesterday, tons of merchants sold special Alien related products. Japan apparently went extra nuts!
Did it not say on that web site where all this was in Japan? ( I was too busy to actually read the thing!)
 
Yesterday was Alien Day. April 26. (4/26 - as in LV-426 the planet where we discovered the Alien).
It is a commercialized thingy like Star Wars May 4th ("May the 4th be with you").Yesterday, tons of merchants sold special Alien related products. Japan apparently went extra nuts!
Did it not say on that web site where all this was in Japan? ( I was too busy to actually read the thing!)

Think it might be at this store:
http://www.toysapiens.jp/english/

Will head there the next time I go to Tokyo for sure.
 
And apparently they were only available in men's sizes, lol. Probably due to the assumption that only men watch action flicks, therefore there would only be a demand for men. It was a cool idea, but seems like Reebok's PR got a little farked up according to Gizmodo....

Ellen Ripley, the lead character of the Alien films, is one of the most iconic female heroes in cinema history. And today, during the celebration of the franchise of which she’s the star, her fans have been screwed over in an incredibly crappy way.

Today is being hailed as “Alien Day” because April 26 (i.e. 4/26) matches the planet’s name in the first two films, LV-426. One of the most exciting promotions tied to “Alien Day” was Reebok’s decision to release a limited edition shoe based on the pair Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) wore inAliens. The shoes, called “Alien Stompers,” went on sale at noon EST and all 426 available pairs quickly sold out.

It’s a shame they didn’t make more shoes available, but that’s fine. What isn’tfine is the discovery that when the shoes went on sale, they were only available in men’s sizes 8-12. Yes, the shoes worn by one of the most famous female characters in movie history were only released in men’s sizes.




As you can see there, the shoes were listed as “Men Classics,” which is acategory on the Reebok website. The actual page is gone, because the shoes have sold out.

We contacted a representative for Reebok, who told us the following: “The Alien Stompers were released in men’s sizes due to retail demand.”

Adding insult to injury, Monday the Reebok Classic Twitter account said only 36 pairs were actually available, which is insane considering the company had been promoting this for weeks. However, that may have just been the United States, because a Reebok representative said, “426 pairs were available worldwide, to honour planet LV426 in the film.” (A low-top version worn by Lance Henriksen’s character Bishop was also scheduled for release.) But that’s all besides the point. This is horrible—and it seems insane no one at Reebok recognized the problem here.

Meanwhile, if you still want the shoes, you can get the kicks on eBay for buckets and buckets of cash. Dudes only.


Update: Several hours after this article was originally posted, we were contacted again by Reebok. We were told the person who gave us the original quote “was not authorized to give a statement” and that this was the real statement.

The Alien Stomper was mis-categorized on our US website as a men’s shoe. While size availability varied by market, the Alien Stomper is a unisex style and was produced in sizes (US Men’s) 3.5 – 12, which is a typical size range for a unisex model.

Currently we have not found evidence of the shoes being available in these smaller sizes, and have asked Reebok for additional information.
 
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