Another movie inspired semi-holiday is set to arrive next month, joining others such as Back to the Future Day on October 21, 2015 and of course Star Wars Day on May the 4th.
This time it’s the Alien franchise getting its own special day in Alien Day, which will be celebrated on April 26th. The date chosen is a reference to LV-426, the moon that where the Xenomorph species is encountered. But they’re not just picking a day, attaching the word alien to it, and leaving it at that. Many great things are on the way to helps fans celebrate the franchise, including the release of Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) Alien Stomper sneakers from Aliens, nationwide screenings of an Alien and Aliens double feature, and so much more.
Learn much more about Alien Day 2016 below.
Ripley’s Alien Stomper sneakers seen above are being released along with Lance Henriksen’s Bishop character’s mid-top version. You can find them at Reebok.com and select Reebok stores beginning on April 26th.
The double feature movie screenings are being organized by the Alamo Drafthouse. More information on that can be found right here.
But that’s just the start. Here’s a list of some of the many goodies fans can expect for Alien Day 2016:
NECA announces the first ever Lieutenant Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) and Newt (Carrie Henn) figure; as well as the release of a Kenner toy-Inspired Ellen Ripley figure
FUNKO will release an ALIENS Queen & Power Loader and Ripley figure set in the tradition of their wildly popular ReAction retro action figure series
HOT TOYS – The Hong Kong-based collectible manufacturer is announcing an all-new ALIEN Ripley 1/6th figure
KOTOBUKIYA – The Japanese manufacturer unleashes an assortment of highly detailed collectables this spring including a 1:10 scale Warrior Drone ARTFX+ statue from ALIENS and mini “Big Chap” figurines posed to strike up conversation around your home or office!
SUPER 7 – The San Francisco based designer toy and apparel company has developed several toys in honor of the ALIEN DAY: ALIEN Muscle figures on card; ALIEN ReAction carrying case with exclusive ALIEN figure; Nostromo playset Kit Bash kit; Japanese vinyl Queen and ALIENS Glassware
LOOT CRATE – The monthly mystery subscription box for pop culture fans will launch a limited-edition ALIENS 30th Anniversary crate on 4/26 filled with exclusive merchandise, collectibles and more from all core licensee partners.
HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIBLES to 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
MEDICOM TOY – Japan-based toy company MEDICOM TOY will release VCD (vinyl super deformed) ALIEN figure and retro style ALIEN figure via Diamond Comics
DARK HORSE COMICS expounds 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
USAopoly – Launches a pair of classic board games with a thrilling twist: YAHTZEE ALIEN VS PREDATOR and CLUE: ALIEN VS PREDATOR
TITAN BOOKS launches the brand-new novel Alien: Invasion (The Rage War book 2) by Tim Lebbon
INSIGHT EDITIONS – The illustrated pop culture book publisher will release the trade edition of the Weyland-Yutani Report
THE UPPER DECK COMPANY – The leading trading card company will launch ALIENS Anthology Collector Trading Card and the ALIENS “Vs” Trading Card Game system
DC ENTERTAINMENT – 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
AUDIBLE – A brand new audio drama, Alien: Out of the Shadows – starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner and Batman Begins) in his first audio role, Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series) and Corey Johnson (The Bourne Ultimatum) is a terrifying fight for survival and an intense struggle between human and artificial intelligence.
Last but not least, there will also be a massive trivia contest on Alien Day where fans will be able to win prizes. The contest will be held through the Alien Anthology Twitter account, and a new question will be asked every 42.6 minutes. In order to take part you’ll have to register beforehand, and you can do so and find out the official rules right here.