From the 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
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
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.
GODDAMMIT WHY WOULD WE WANT TO EXPOSE A NEW GENERATION TO THE HORRORS OF E.T.?! WHY WOULD WE WANT THEM TO SEE THE SCROTUM-BASED ALIEN ON TOY SHELVES, DESPERATELY TRYING TO POKE PEOPLE WITH THEIR GLOWING FINGERS?! WHY WOULD ANYONE WILLINGLY CHOOSE TO MAKE ANOTHER TOY OUT OF THIS NIGHTMARE?!
?I don’t want to overreact, but I think the only possible solution here is to shoot NECA’s offices into the sun. And maybe bomb a few Chinese toy factories, just to be safe. For the children.