Today is a significant day, perhaps the most important day ever for Alien fans. You you should be ashamed of yourself if you hadn't figured it out yet. April 26th? 26/04? Obviously this is the day to celebrate LV-426, the moon where the aliens were first discovered. Fox has launched an intergalactic range of alien-themed gifts, many of which can be won via their Twitter competition today.
The prizes range from the coolest kicks ever — a re-release of replica Reebok high-tops worn by Sigourney Weaver as she battled through space in the movie of '79 — to the first-ever NECA action figure of Private Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein). Some are rare collectibles, others are new or re-released Alien goodies. It's a bold move to stir excitement for next year's Alien: Covenant.
The Xenomorph-themed treats, worth $6,363.72 overall, can be claimed by entering a day-long Alien trivia challenge that started 12 a.m. E.T. today via the Alien Anthology Twitter account. There will be a question every 42.6 minutes. See what they did there?!
There's a total of 35 questions, each for a different prize. Hint: the $174.99 Reeboks can be won with the 34th question. The shoes, which go on sale today at some Reebok stores, join the iconic ranks of cinematic sci-fi sneakers like Nike's self-lacing shoes in Back to the Future and Kyle Reese's Nike Vandals from The Terminator.
The day commemorates the epic franchise of all things Alien. These include four movies, two Alien v Predator pictures, and numerous spawn of video games, books, comics, and a galaxy of collectible things. As well as Covenant, another movie tentatively dubbed Alien 5 is also tipped to be in the works.
How To Enter
So dust off your flamethrowers and register for free on the official website here before April 26 midnight E.T. because it's time to grit your teeth for some nostalgia-heavy googling.
Every 42 minutes and 36 seconds a question will be tweeted. The question will be in a video. To win, you must reply correctly via Twitter with your response including "#AlienDay426 #Contest." You can submit up to 10 entries per question (which seems like a generous amount, no?). For the full list of prizes see here.
Here Are Some New Products Unleashed With Face-Hugging Force:
- Alien 30th Anniversary: Original Comic Series and Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone with new covers by Dark Horse
- Figure set of of Alien Queen & Power Loader and Ripley by Funko LLC
- New novel Alien: Invasion (The Rage War Book 2) by Tim Lebbon
- Audio drama Alien: Out of the Shadows available on Audible
- Three Fox digital pinball tables via iTunes, Google Play, PlayStation Network, XBOX Live, and Steam
- Re-release of Batman v Alien comics by Dark Horse
- Limited edition apparel from retailer Fright Rags
- Aliens Anthology trading cards by The Upper Deck Company
- Alien Ripley figure from Hot Toys
- Detailed collectibles like a 1:10 Warrior Drone ARTFX by Kotobukiya
- Trade edition of the Weyland-Yutani Report by Insight Editions
- Alien Internecivus Raptus Statue by Sideshow Collectibles
- Awesome toys like Alien muscle figures from Super 7
- Limited edition 30th Anniversary crate filled with Alien treasure from Loot Crate
- Vinyl super deformed Alien figure from Medicom Toy
- Yahtzee Alien v Predator game from USAopoly
- Model of Derelict by Hollywood Collectibles
There's Some Gorgeous Retro Artwork Too!
As if that teetering pile of Alien stuff weren't enough, there's also some eye candy from galleries releasing numerous new artworks. First up is the ethereal vibrancy of works by Bottleneck Gallery in NYC:
Mondo is fueling the hype further with some insane new posters of all things Alien. If that doesn't make something almost burst out of your chest with excitement, I don't know what will.
Here are some gems from Acme, who is helping with graphic Alien art shows in LA and Chicago:
This saturation of swarthy, toothy Alien goodness really makes you want to crawl into the birthing chamber. I know which prize I've got my eye on.