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Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:13 am
by AR-99
We know the movie tie in merch will be coming. Someone on the Yukitopia forum mentioned these:

Alita: Battle Angel - Iron City: The official prequel novel to the highly anticipated science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, based on Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita manga, set to be released on July 20, 2018. Hardback and TPB release date: June 26, 2018

Alita: Battle Angel – The Official Movie Novelization: The official novelization to the highly anticipated science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, based on Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita manga, set to be released on July 20, 2018. Hardback and TPB release date: July 24, 2018

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http://www.randomhouse.com/highschool/c ... id=2172894

Both are by sci fi author Pat Cardigan. Anyone read her work and your impressions?

Re: Alita: Battle Angel novel tie ins

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:32 pm
by Cahir
As I heard, Novels of the New trilogy of Star Wars are more detailed versions of movies. So, that is pretty good news, I guess.
And I stalked her GoodReads account... she has no Gunnm manga there.

Re: Alita: Battle Angel novel tie ins

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:27 pm
by zwolfbar
Alita Battle Angel Iron City releases in June like I told the yukitopia forum person.

Since I'm here there's also Alita Battle Angel Making of artbook in july too $45
Alita Battle Angel Dr. Ito's Journal $24.95
both were added last week on randomhouse distribution site.

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:29 pm
by AR-99
Cahir wrote:As I heard, Novels of the New trilogy of Star Wars are more detailed versions of movies. So, that is pretty good news, I guess.
And I stalked her GoodReads account... she has no Gunnm manga there.
Buying the prequel novel would be cheaper than the manga reissues and more in sync with the movie.

I read the Rogue One novel. It adds elements like character perspectives, background info not found in the movie. E.g. that Galen persistently made requests to Death Star engineering for modifications leading all the way to the exhaust chamber that Krennic finally approved. And Krennic visualizing the Death Star firing sequence and realizing the engineering flaw that was put in.
zwolfbar wrote: Since I'm here there's also Alita Battle Angel Making of artbook in july too $45
Alita Battle Angel Dr. Ito's Journal $24.95
both were added last week on randomhouse distribution site.
Thanks for the additional info. I changed the thread title to be more comprehensive. Revised Random House link including those 2 books is: http://www.randomhouse.com/highschool/c ... title_sort

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:18 am
by zwolfbar
Anyone keeping up with any figure companies who might've signed to fox to do alita works from that las vegas licence expo from few years ago?

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:00 pm
by AR-99
I was checking to see if the likely Funko tie-in would be in the works, and here's what is coming out under the Movies line:

Alita Battle Angel #1-3
~ Beserker
~ Doll
~ Motorball

http://funkopopnews.com/2018/01/21/janu ... neak-peek/

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:42 pm
by zwolfbar
If I have to I'd get berserker & motorball but it'll depend how it's sculpted as funko's sailor moon series looks awful to me but i prefer actual scale figures.
We also have e2c2 coming so hopefully kodansha can confirm the extras in deluxe v5 & maybe titan books explaining what prequel novel contains cause I have no clue where the story threads would start unless prequel novel is just prologue cut from script.

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:48 am
by kamugin
The only merch I am hoping for is a figure of Alita based on the manga and made by some big Japanese figurine maker like Kotobukiya or GSC. Movie related stuff = garbage.

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:23 pm
by jjaquinta
Damn. How did I miss this thread? I hadn't seen any word of a novel so I started my fan novelization last night.I'm not sure it's worth continuing if there is going to be a canonical one done. :-(

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:24 pm
by VehicleReversing
jjaquinta wrote:Damn. How did I miss this thread? I hadn't seen any word of a novel so I started my fan novelization last night.I'm not sure it's worth continuing if there is going to be a canonical one done. :-(
It's most likely gonna be movie canon, not manga canon so you're still safe on that side bro :)

I just want some subtle Gunnm merch, something like the factory logo/scrapyard currency chips/motorball circut name would be nice on a keychain or pin. Wouldn't say no to a good Alita figure though

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:00 pm
by jjaquinta
Hmm. I'll finish chapter 1, post it, and let people chime in if they think it's worth it. I'm trying hard *not* to be fan-fiction, and introduce more than the absolute minimum of material not in the comic.
I just want some subtle Gunnm merch
Have a look at the "Alita Necklace" thread. I've got a 3D printer and can do some basic stuff. A full figure is beyond my skill and the printer's fidelity. But I've done necklaces/medals/coins and the like for the local Roller Derby teams. So if anyone has a design for scrapyard company script, I can bash some out.

(During the last big snow here I said that I'd give a medal to anyone who could snow-blow my driveway. Here's the medal I made:)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 3cef8f9278
(I could do barjack or TUNED medals!)

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:52 pm
by zwolfbar
randomhouse removed most of the movie tie-ins so it'll probably be up again by summer cause retailers need about 4 months to accept preorders.

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:24 pm
by AR-99
Funko Pops coming, as expected, with an FYE exclusive: https://www.funko.com/blog/article/comi ... -angel-pop

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:20 am
by Alestorm
So apparently the prequel novel for Alita battle angel came out today.
Anyone got the download so we can dissect it? haha

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:04 am
by AR-99
Cover looks badass.

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:05 pm
by Abaddon
More junk from the movie: Hot Toys Battle Angel Alita 1/6 figure.

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(I'm surprised no one posted this one, it was shown first back in June).

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:23 am
by Silvery
Abaddon wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:05 pm
(I'm surprised no one posted this one, it was shown first back in June).
Oh, it was posted, albeit with a slight delay.