E.T. fuckin’ terrifies me. It always has. I’m glad to know that I’m not alone in this, because apparently Rob at Topless Robot feels the same way. It all started when I was in my first year of kindergarten and my teacher decided it would be a great idea to show a bunch of 4 and 5 year-olds this goddamn horrific movie. I still have no idea what happens in that film other than that E.T. is a fuckin’ creeper and wanted to phone home.
So, apparently, The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA) has decided that, for the 30th anniversary of E.T., they will be producing a bunch of shit for it. Figures, plushies, toys, the works. What the fuck. Way to pass along the terror to future generations… I don’t understand why this thing is so popular! Didn’t it just have an anniversary not long ago? Gah.
Check below for the official press release.
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.
Source: Topless Robot