It's preview time!! Toy Fair 2012 is almost upon us, offering hundreds of isles filled with thousands of toys from across the globe. Can you come? Well...yes..if you pretend you are a comic shop, collectibles retailer or the easiest...PRESS! So..get crackin' on that. For the rest of you, you'll be depending on Team Idle (which doesn't sound very action packed but Team Hands sounds like a pedophile connection group) for all your plastic eye candy..and we will deliver. Oh yes..there will be toys...oh the toys you will see. What we are trying to say is there will be lots n lots of toys. Yesh.
At any rate, this article's focus is NECA's new line of E.T. collectibles!! It's E.T.'s 30th anniversary and NECA wants to celebrate with you..and your wallet. Here's the announcement...
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to produce consumer products around the 30th Anniversary of the film E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial next year.
An unforgettable adventure filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T: The Extra Terrestrial, follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends 10-year-old Elliott. Director Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history, and it continues to captivate audiences around the world.
Merchandise will include action figures, plush, toys, bobble heads, giftware, and more. Initial product launch will begin in March 2012.
“We’re very excited to bring E.T. back to toy shelves and to new generations of fans and collectors worldwide,” said Randy Falk, Director of Product Development at NECA.
To kick off this alien dance party, we've got...
E.T. Action Figures Series 1 - with Galactic Friends E.T. (with his towel and bag of Reese's Pieces) & Dress Up E.T. (in full on old lady battle gear). I strongly recommend making a deluxe E.T. with a glowing belly!
E.T. in his Space Ship - This seems to be a reproduction of the 1982 LJN E.T. Space Ship you could clip on your belt like a Pokemaster and deploy your E.T. to battle Pikachu!! The gimic was you open the space ship door and a ramp drops down. Then you hit the switch and E.T. comes flying out like a leathery, inarticulate projectile. owwwwch indeed.
E.T. Bendy Figure - This one seems to be a reproduction of the bendy you'd get with a box of Craft Macaroni and Cheese back in 2002 for the 20th anniversary of the film.
E.T. Replica Hand with Light Up Finger - Finally...an E.T. hand you can wear. Your boy/girl friend asks where you'll be later? You hold up your E.T. Hand and say "I'll be riiiight heeeeere". Perfection. The hand features a light up finger, activated when pressed (which is a shame as I'd love to walk around in the dark using it as a flash light..maybe it stays on? we shall see.) and an adjustable strap so kids from 8 to 40 can have alien adventures with little boys. hm. Everything is coming up pedophile today.
E.T. Head Knocker - Your standard bobble head with a slightly larger cranium for maximum bobble factor. ..but LOOK! He has his Speak & Spell! I'd say this is the number 1 accessory the action figure is missing...mainly because you'd be able to take pictures of your other action figures playing with a Speak & Spell.
That's all we've got for now! Word on the street is these products will hit this March, so keep a look out for pre-orders online any day now.