Happy Alien Day!
We know it’s a marketing event designed to sell stuff, but it sure beats National Boss Day.
For that last couple years, 20th Century Fox is been declaring April 26 “Alien Day.” This marketing event is inspired by LV 426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo first encounter the xenomorph eggs in that little Sci-Fi classic, Alien. We share this otherwise useless information with you because a bunch of exclusive collectibles will be released on this date. It is a marketing event after all.
We’ll be sharing the coolest of these collectibles as they are announced and released, but we do have some advance news from toy company Super 7. The company behind the Kenner-inspired ReAction line of retro action figures, Super 7 has given us a sneak peek at a few of the items they’ll be releasing on Alien Day.
Alien ReAction figure carrying case with figures:
True to the entire ReAction line, this case is inspired by toy cases from decades past. In addition to holding up to 24 of the 3.75″ ReAction figures, the case will contain an exclusive glow-in-the-dark Alien figure. I love this idea both as a collector and as a father. If I could have gotten an exclusive Kenner Star Wars figure with my storage case in 1978, you bet I would have been all over it. This case and figure set is available for pre-order on EntertainmentEarth.com
Nostromo 3-pack with Kane, Lambert and Dallas in space suits:
The packaging features an exclusive Japanese window box style just for Alien Day, which might mean the figures themselves will be available elsewhere but just not packaged in such a way.
Super 7 recently announced a new 18-ince Alien Warrior figure, designed as the ‘successor’ to the classic 1979 Kenner Alien figure.
From Super 7’s website:
The imagined successor to the 1979 Kenner Alien toy. Fully articulated with glow accents, metallic snapping jaws (operated with a trigger on the back of the head like the original 1979 toy), and retro style packaging. The figure stands 18-inches and can also hang from its tail like the original 1979 Alien figure.
ReAction Alien 3.75 inch Figures:
The Alien 3.75-inch ReAction Figure Blind Box will be available from Super7 website starting @ Noon PST on Wednesday, 4/26. Boxes purchased online will be selected randomly between 3 new color variants. https://super7store.com
Personally, I like the my Alien Warriors in black, but to each their own!
ReAction Nostromo Crew Set:
As we mentioned earlier, Super 7 is the company behind the ReAction toy line. Their partnership with Funko has expired so they’ve regained full marketing rights of this line designed in the original Kenner figure style. We love the ReAction Universal Monsters and the crew of the Nostromo are pretty cool too.
These figures are available on EntertainmentEarth.com
Of course, Alien Day might simply be a good excuse to dust off your DVD of one of these fine films and give it watch. However you decide to celebrate Alien Day, every day is better with monsters (and aliens) in it!