Sota Toys Says Your Move To Limited Edition

by Jay Cochran
August 05, 2004


Van Nuys, CA, Aug 5, 2004 -- SOTA Toys, one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing, and critically-acclaimed action figure and collectibles companies in America, specializing in the design, creation, and distribution of figures based on famous entertainment industry properties from film, TV, video games, and the music industry, as well as celebrities, sports figures and other notable personalities, has announced the Fall 2004 distribution of a Limited Edition Alien Vs. Predator Chess Set. The set will be limited to 3,000 units. Jerry Macaluso, president/founder, SOTA Toys, made the announcement.

Said Mr. Macaluso, This year will see the debut of our first, high-end chess set, inspired by the film, ˜Alien Vs. Predator.™ This is definitely NOT your traditional chess set, but more like a play set with a fully sculpted board that recreates the temple-like setting that will be seen in some of the major action sequences from the film.

The Alien Vs. Predator Chess Set will include, on the ALIEN SIDE: 8 Alien Eggs (Pawns,) 2 Chestbursters (Rooks,) 2 Fachuggers (Bishops,) 2 Warrior Aliens (Knights,) 1 Queen Alien (Queen,), and 1 King Alien (King.) On the PREDATOR SIDE, the set will include: 8 Throwing Blades (Pawns,) 2 Shoulder Cannons (Rooks,) 2 Wrist Knives (Bishops,) 2 Hunter Predators (Knights,) 1 Queen Predator, and 1 King Predator. The pieces will range in size from one and a half inches (Alien Pawn) to 3-1/2 inches tall (Alien Queen.)

The chess board/case will be modeled like the Stone Temple location of the movie, and will measure 19 by 19.The case will store all the pieces of the game within, and makes for a beautiful display piece on its own.


Set to be released by 20th Century Fox on Aug 13th, 2004,Alien Vs. Predator stars Lance Henriksen, and was directed and co-written by Paul W. S. Anderson. Please see for more info.

The film™s storyline is as follows: The iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises ever (Alien and Predator) battle each other on Earth for the first time on film. The discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they make an even more terrifying discovery. Two Alien races engaged in the ultimate battle. No matter who wins, we lose


Founded in 1997, SOTA Toys, Inc., is based in Van Nuys, CA. The company designs, creates, produces, and markets novelty products and action figures, based on well-known entertainers and celebrities. Recent products from the company include figures based on Riddick, Charmed, Snoop Dogg, Insane Clown Posse, Street Fighter: 15th Anniversary Edition,Professional Bull Riders, Inc., and original SOTA products When Puppets Attack! puppets,and Now Playing figures, based on monsters from famous horror films.

Founder Jerry Macaluso, a veteran toy designer, has had many years of experience in this business, having previously created and designed toys, action figures, and other products based on such well-known properties as "Star Trek," "Aliens," "Predator," "Spiderman," "Power Rangers," "Resident Evil," Playboy, Bruce Lee, and hundreds more. For more information visit


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