Believe it or not, the Alien franchise has been around for 35 years. In 1979, Ridley Scott opened the door to one of the most successful franchises in the history of cinema, and now it’s time to celebrate that success with a few new Alien goodies coming to you from Fox Consumer Products and prominent partners like Dark Horse Comics, SEGA, Super7 x Funko, and many others.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the ground-breaking film Alien, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) in partnership with Fox Consumer Products will be releasing the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver.
The first figurine is expected to represent Ripley in her Nostromo jumpsuit from Alien, and the following Ripley figure will be based on James Cameron’s Aliens.
In addition to the highly anticipated release of Alien: Isolation, hardcore fans can finally add Lieutenant Ellen Ripley to their ALIEN collections as we welcome her NECA figures into the family of officially licensed merchandise. Many other exciting first-time and limited-edition products will also release to celebrate this exciting milestone this year.
Other partners will also be participating in the anniversary campaign by releasing products later this year.
Here is a list of what’s coming:
Bandai – Bandai’s premium collectors label “Tamashii Nations” will release super-articulated S.H.MonsterArts figures featuring diecast material. S.H.MonsterArts ALIEN Big Chap will be available May 2014.
Dark Horse Comics – A new comics program will debut later this year that includes Alien, Prometheus, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator.
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles – New collectibles including MiniMates block figures, vinyl banks, bottle openers and a reproduction of the original 18-inch Alien figure, available this summer/fall.
Insight Editions – Insight Editions will produce a highly illustrated and detailed collectible guidebook to the Alien creature that includes a sculpted cover and a custom-made stand.
NECA – Figures, board games, bobbleheads, plush and toys will hit major retail stores beginning in March 2014. Prototypes of the Ripley figures will debut later this summer at San Diego Comic-Con.
SEGA – The highly anticipated first person survival
Sideshow Collectibles – High end, limited edition Alien franchise products, including an immense bust of the Big Chap Alien design, available for pre-order in April 2014! Check out www.Sideshow.com for Alien Franchise products, and more!
Super7 x Funko – Glasses and retro ReAction Figures currently available online.
Titan Books will release all-new canon fiction novels based on the film franchise, followed by a 35th anniversary retrospective called ALIEN: Archives, which will be the most comprehensive book ever created about the ALIEN franchise with new exclusive interviews with Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver and content that has never been released.
Keep your eyes open for more announcements to come.