A dog tag is the informal name given to the identification tags worn by military personnel such as the Colonial Marines, given their resemblance to actual dog tags often worn by pets. The tag is primarily used for the identification of dead and wounded personnel and carries basic information such as rank, name and ID number. They are a collectible item in the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines.
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Behind the scenesEdit
Before settling on the final dog tag design during preproduction for Aliens, a design with a more rounded edge on the side with the hole for the chain was considered, and at least two of which were actually built as prototypes — Hicks' and Vasquez's.
Although each Marine has two dog tags on their necklace in the film, many dog tags were split up and sold separately to increase the dealer's profit.
To promote Aliens: Colonial Marines, SEGA gave the website Terrorizer an Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition, an iPhone 4/4s case and a set of dog tags to give away in a contest. The dog tags were also available as a pre-order bonus.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Hollywood Collectibles Group had on display replicas of Bishop's, Hudson's, Drake's, Frost's and Gorman's dog tags from Aliens at their booth, with the sign next to them saying, "COMING SOON!"
- Several of the dog tags in Aliens: Colonial Marines belong to the Marines from the film Aliens. However, in almost every case, these tags are found in locations where they could not possibly have ended up, given the events of the film.
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- Corporal D. Hicks (Michael Biehn) Dog Tags | Prop Store - Ultimate Movie Collectibles
- Dog tag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://www.alienscollection.com/props.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.propstore.com/product/aliens/corporal-d-hicks-michael-biehn-dog-tags/
- ↑ http://www.proparchives.com/action/action-films-2010s/predators/predators-isabelles-alice-braga-hero-dog-tags
- ↑ http://www.proparchives.com/action/action-films-2010s/predators/predators-isabelles-idf-dog-tags-alice-braga
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://www.proparchives.com/science-fiction/science-fiction-1980s/aliens/aliens-two-clear-perspex-dog-tags-on-a-metal-neck-chain
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 http://www.proparchives.com/science-fiction/science-fiction-1980s/aliens/aliens-1986-dogtags
- ↑ http://www.harryharris.com/accdrake.htm
- ↑ http://www.terrorizer.com/news/win-aliens-colonial-marines-goodies/
- ↑ http://www.gamoholic.net/index.php/Stiri/PC/ALIENS-Colonial-Marines-pre-comanda-si-bonusuri-exclusive.html
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=145923