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The checklist for the new Upper Deck Aliens 2018 set appears to have been released. As I consider Aliens to be one of the best movies of its kind ever made, I am always happy to get more cards, but UD has left some glaring holes in the autographs here.

Unfortunately Bill Paxton has passed away and UD evidently didn't have any stockpile of his signed stickers, as he has no autographs listed.

The bad part is that there appears to be no autographs from Michael Biehn or Jenette Goldstein and both their characters were key in Aliens. Goldstein has only signed one certified card in Star Trek Movies years ago, so I was really looking forward to getting something from her as Private Vasquez. Biehn has signed a few times before in Americana and Pop Century, but of course Private Hicks is a prime part for him.

Not sure why UD couldn't get a deal done with these two but, while more autographs from Weaver are always good, their absence hurts the set a lot. I know it shouldn't be all about the autographs, but as this is an older title, it is the filling in of missing pieces that makes it better than what is already out there. As it stands now this Aliens doesn't complete anything.
 
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Release Date is September 12.

I only had a week to decide how much to order.

Complete details are available now, after the order deadline.

From the Scifi Cards Newsletter...

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ALIENS Movie Cards
Upper Deck
September 12

This one really snuck up on us. Will be released in less than 2 weeks, so orders are due now and subject to what I can get. Great auto lineup, here’s what we do know about the Aliens movie cards:

100 Card Base Set
Parallels: Alien Blood (1:5 packs), Synthetic Blood #/99, Acid Blood Die-Cut #/25.
25 Card Alien Skin Chase Set (1:10 Packs Overall)
15 Standard Rarity (1:11 Packs)
5 Short Print (1:81 Packs)
5 Super Short Print (1:162 Packs)
10 Card Colonial Marines Chase Set (1:5 Packs)
10 Card Locked and Loaded Chase Set (1:5 Packs)
10 Card Look Into My Eye Chase Set (1:5 Packs)
11 Card Weyland-Yutani Plexi Business Card Chase Set (1:23 Packs)

15 Actor Reactor Autographs: Overall odds - 1:38 packs Specific group odds noted below.

AR-BI Lance Henriksen as Bishop - C 1:295
AR-BU Paul Reiser as Carter Burke - B 1:1,179
AR-CB Paul Reiser as Carter Burke - B 1:1,179
AR-CD Cynthia Scott as Corporal Dietrich - D 1:46
AR-CF Colette Hiller as Corporal Ferro - D 1:46
AR-ER Sigourney Weaver as Ripley - A 1:2,358
AR-JJ Christopher Henn as Timmy Jorden (Newt's brother) - D 1:46
AR-JO Carrie Henn as Newt - C 1:295
AR-LB Lance Henriksen as Bishop - C 1:295
AR-LG William Hope as Lieutenant Gorman - D 1:46
AR-PD Mark Rolston as Private Drake - D 1:46
AR-PR Ricco Ross as Private Frost - D 1:46
AR-PS Daniel Kash as Private Spunkmeyer - D 1:46
AR-RI Sigourney Weaver as Ripley - A 1:2,358
AR-RJ Carrie Henn as Newt - C 1:295

15 Actor Reactor Autographs Inscription Cards. Overall odds - 1:193 packs. Specific group odds noted below.

AR-BI Lance Henriksen "Bishop" - B 1:549
AR-BU Paul Reiser "I Made A Bad Call" - A 1:915
AR-CB Paul Reiser "Carter Burke" - A 1:915
AR-CD Cynthia Scott "Corporal Dietrich" - C 1:441
AR-CF1 Colette Hiller "Corporal Ferro" - B 1:549
AR-CF2 Colette Hiller "We're in the pipe, five by five" - B 1:549
AR-JJ Christopher Henn "Timmy Jorden" - C 1:441
AR-JO Carrie Henn "Can I dream?" - B 1:549
AR-LB Lance Henriksen "Not Bad... For A Human" - A 1:915
AR-LG William Hope 'Lieutenant Gorman" - C 1:441
AR-PD1 Mark Rolston "Private Drake" - A 1:915
AR-PD2 Mark Rolston "They ain't payin' us enough for this, man" - B 1:549
AR-PF Ricco Ross "Private Frost" - C 1:441
AR-PS Daniel Kash "Private Spunkmeyer" - C 1:441
AR-RJ Carrie Henn "Newt" - B 1:549

9 Actor Reactor Dual Autographs Overall odds - 1:540 packs. Specific group odds noted below.

DR-BB Lance Henriksen/Paul Reiser - B 1:1,253
DR-BG Paul Reiser/William Hope - B 1:1,253
DR-CD Colette Hiller/Daniel Kash - C 1:1,044
DR-DD Mark Rolston/Cynthia Scott - C 1:1,044
DR-FD Ricco Ross/Mark Rolston - B 1:1,253
DR-FS Ricco Ross/Daniel Kash - B 1:1,253
DR-JG Carrie Henn/William Hope - B 1:1,253
DR-JJ Carrie Henn/Christopher Henn - C 1:1,044
DR-RB Sigourney Weaver/Lance Henriksen - A 1:10,440

11 Weyland-Yutani Plexi Business Card Autographs Overall odds - 1:180 Hobby Specific group odds noted below.

WY-BI Lance Henriksen - C 1:570
WY-CB Paul Reiser - B 1:3,420
WY-CD Cynthia Scott - D 1:297
WY-CF Colette Hiller - D 1:297
WY-JJ Christopher Henn - D 1:297
WY-LG William Hope - C 1:570
WY-PD Mark Rolston - C 1:570
WY-PF Ricco Ross - D 1:297
WY-PS Daniel Kash - D 1:297
WY-RI Sigourney Weaver - A 1:6,840
WY-RJ Carrie Henn - C 1:570


5 Cards Per Pack / 20 Packs Per Box / 12 Boxes Per Case


I'm an Alien junkie, so I'll be opening some.

Ed

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Thanks for posting Ed, it is more Aliens and I like the addition of inscriptions and multiple auto designs. However the autograph odds of getting anyone but the 7 commons is pretty daunting.

I don't think you mentioned that there are sketches in here as well. In fact you are not guaranteed an auto in a hobby box, it is split with 1 auto or sketch per box. You also won't be getting a complete base set in a box, not with a 100 card set plus insert cards and hits. This is very similar construction to all UD's previous Alien products.
 
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1:2,358

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Originally posted by ravenheart:
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1:2,358

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Yeah, that's Weaver, and at 20 packs per box it rounds out to 1 every 118 boxes. And at 12 boxes per case that's 1 every 9.8 cases.

But let's not forget that this is UD and 3 months after release they will probably put this Aliens in ePacks as they did with previous Alien product. So these ratios may be accurate, but not to be confused with the total number of autograph cards that might eventually be available. Got it? Big Grin

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I'm curious about the business cards. . . could be interested. I pulled a bunch of the manufactured patches from the last release and wasn't impressed. . . hopefully the business cards are better.

Cool to see Paul Riser autographs again.
 
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