Happy Alien Day everyone! How are you celebrating? I will be attending a screening of Alien tonight, and as anticipation is reaching a fever pitch for Alien: Covenant on May 19, Fox and many other partners have announced quite a few Alien related products today as part of the festivities. From new Funko products to even more home video releases, to Hallmark. Lots has been shown, so let's dig in shall we?
First up, as always, the new film will be supported in Funko Pop form, as we get two versions of the Xenomorph, one a battle-damaged one exclusive to Gamestop, and an Oram who seems to be having a bad time with a facehugger exculsive to Hot Topic. The regular releases will be David, Daniels, and the regular Xenomorph.
PPW throws its hat into the ring with an awesome Xenomorph Mr. Potato Head from its PopTaters line. It will stand a full six inches and all the Alien bits are removable. they will also be putting out a set of nesting dolls and will be the first "artist series" of dolls released by them.
Eaglemoss has shown off its upcoming Space Jockey figurine from its ever-popular line of Alien pieces. This thing is mammoth, and will be available in October.
Hallmark has revealed their Keepsake PowerLoader w/Ripley ornament for this year, along with two Alien-related additions to thier Itty Bitty line. The Xenomorph will be available in June, and Ripley is available now.
Two new shirts are available right now at Hot topic, one featuring the Xenomorph face from the Alien: Covenant "Run" teaser poster, and the other a Weyland Corp logo shirt (which I am wearing as I type this.). both shirts are 100% cotton, and while I wish they were a blend, they fit well and have held up to washings.
NECA Toys has a special online-only Alien Day figure of Vasquez from Aliens available right now in their store, and also revealed their first Xenomorph figure from Covenant. that one will be in stores May/June.
ThinkGeek has an awesome Alien Xenomorph Journal available now as well.
Finally, Walmart has both in-store and online a new edition of the Alien films available that are packaged with the above Mondo Alien cards and movie cash for Covenant. These are hit or miss in stores right now but can just be bought right here now.So all you Xenomorph fans have plenty to spend all your credits on from now until well after Covenant hits theaters on May 19. And have a Happy Alien Day today!