THE BEST Aliens

Alien Big Chap Figure

Alien Big Chap Figure

Celebrating the Alien’s 30th anniversary, this Big Chap figure is based on H.R. Giger’s original design; it stands 16″ tall with 19 articulation points and an extendable set of inner jaws.

Bust: PredAlien

Bust: PredAlien

Designed by Academy Award-winning FX artists, this PredAlien concept bust isn’t for the squeamish; it merges two of sci-fi’s ugliest nasties and is individually painted and finished.

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Movie Trailer #2: Planet 51

Movie Trailer #2: Planet 51

Trailer #2 for Planet 51 isn’t earth-shattering, but improves on the first trailer by squeezing in more character exposition, examples of 50s-style Americana and cutesy robot sequences.

DC Trailer: The Conduit

DC Trailer: The Conduit

Wii-only shooter The Conduit launches June 23; check out this DC/Launch Trailer, which mixes energy weapons and Washington’s greatest landmarks (with predictable results).

Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

Created by SVA student Jake Armstrong for his thesis, The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9 is a fantastically illustrated sci-fi short about a misunderstood (and ultimately harmless) monster.

Space Defenders T-shirt

Space Defenders T-shirt

One man’s offense is another alien’s defense: in deference to our ET overlords, arcades on the other side of the galaxy usually rename Taito’s classic game as “Space Defenders.”

Aliens vs. Predator Tee

Aliens vs. Predator Tee

Forget the movie franchise; this old-school Aliens vs. Predator t-shirt by Amex Bros. shows how it’s done with a Mars Attacks-style alien in a robot suit battling a T-Rex.

E3 Trailer: Mass Effect 2

E3 Trailer: Mass Effect 2

Half of this E3 trailer for Mass Effect 2 was already seen in the teaser, but what’s new is worth watching: let’s just say that Shepard is packing some seriously radioactive weaponry.

Celebrity Alien Invaders

Celebrity Alien Invaders

Essentially half a century of aliens on one t-shirt, Celebrity Alien Invaders pits a Space Invaders defense ship against hordes of Marvin the Martians, A.L.F.s, E.T.s and a TIE Interceptor.

Oceansize (Short Film)

Oceansize (Short Film)

Another animated short film by Supinfocom Arles students, Oceansize remixes the sci-fi/underwater plot of The Abyss, the alien black oil of The X-Files and Resident Evil’s monstrous bosses.

Space Invaders/Futurama

Space Invaders/Futurama

It looks like Futurama’s Raiders of the Lost Arcade segment, but the video above is an actual game; it includes Fry’s Rush soundtrack, episode clips and a Planet Express Ship cameo.

Teaser #2: Mass Effect 2

Teaser #2: Mass Effect 2

It may be a teaser, but with a length of over a minute, beautifully epic visuals and a huge character reveal at 0:39, this second video for Mass Effect 2 is full of Geth-slayin’ win.

Video: Scoop Volante

Video: Scoop Volante

Created in only 4 weeks, Scoop Volante is a fast-paced and funny animated film about an alien and an overzealous photographer; kudos to the 4-person team for a Pixar-quality short.

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Teaser: Natural Selection 2

Teaser: Natural Selection 2

Just like its predecessor, Natural Selection 2 is an aliens vs. marines Half-Life mod; it’s due out this year but we’re drooling over this in-engine teaser, which shows off the playable Onos.

Jimiyo T-shirt

Jimiyo T-shirt

Available only in May, this Jimiyo t-shirt is overflowing with awesome: Darth Vader, Terminator, Freddie Krueger and the Predator serve as the ultimate horsemen of the apocalypse.

Teaser: District 9

Teaser: District 9

Above: District 9 finally gets a teaser trailer; based on 2005 short film Alive in Joburg, it’s being produced by LOTR’s Peter Jackson and tells the story of alien refugees in South Africa.

AvP Requiem SD Vinyls

AvP Requiem SD Vinyls

Aptly-named Plastic Arts will be dropping three awesome (and slightly cute) 8″ Alien vs. Predator Requiem Super deformed vinyls this May; choose from Alien, Predator or PredAlien.

Invasion T-shirt

Invasion T-shirt

Looking a bit like Rokysopp’s “Happy Up Here,” this Invasion t-shirt it’s every 8-bit gamer’s dream come true: you’ll get waves of pixel invaders descending on a burning city.

Trailer 2: Monsters vs. Aliens

Trailer 2: Monsters vs. Aliens

A new, meatier trailer is up for Monsters vs. Aliens: the first half is focused mostly on Ginormica, but you’ll learn more about all the characters (including the big, bad alien invaders).

Captain Trailer: Spore GA

Captain Trailer: Spore GA

Due out this June, Spore’s Galactic Adventures expansion adds further depth to the space phase; this Captain Trailer focuses on a single avatar, which ain’t a bad thing.

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Free: GlueFO 2.0

Free: GlueFO 2.0

GlueFO 2.0 is a sticky remake of Asteroids, where your ammo comes from the targets themselves; although controlling your ship is easy, it’s balanced by the frenetic pace of the game.

Space Invaders Piggy Bank

Space Invaders Piggy Bank

This 1:6 scale mini-Space Invaders Piggy Bank is a multifunctionalist’s dream: it not only stores your 100 yen coins, but actually lets you play Space Invaders on its LCD screen.

Trailer: Stalin vs. Martians

Trailer: Stalin vs. Martians

Stalin vs. Martians is the actual title to a ridiculous RTS being developed by three Russian studios; yes, you get to play as Stalin, and yes, it’s actually inspired by Vodka and borscht.

Art: Franco Brambilla

Art: Franco Brambilla

From robots to UFOs to giant monsters, Franco Brambilla takes classic sci-fi staples and mixes them with near-photorealistic imagery; some giclee prints are available here. Thanks, Rick!

Invasion from Planet Fire

Invasion from Planet Fire

Though nearly a monochrome shirt, Invasion from Planet Fire is deliciously plastered with marauding aliens thrashing a city and belching out purple goo; it’s limited to 40 pieces.

Humans Are Among Us

Humans Are Among Us

Part of a Saatchi&Saatchi advertising campaign for the SciFi Channel, Humans Are Among Us has us tickled pink green with these goofy renditions of 50s B-movie posters.

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