TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS PRESENTS THE FOURTH WAVE OF CELEBRITY NAMES IN NECA MERCHANDISE PROGRAM CELEBRATING THE SIMPSONS 25th ANNIVERSARY
Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Weird Al, and Aerosmith Join Line Up of Celebrity Guest Stars to be Featured in Limited-Edition Boutique Collection, Available October 2014
Hillside, NJ – September 9, 2014 – The wait is over! The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, announced today the next line-up of celebrities as part of THE SIMPSONS exclusive “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars” program. The fourth installment of talent in this limited-edition boutique collection includes Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Weird Al, and Aerosmith.
In addition, the third wave of five celebrity figures and merchandise, featuring Penn and Teller, Bret Hart, Stephen King, Leonard Nimoy and R.E.M. is now available at various retailers, including Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com, as well as Hastings. This product line joins the first and second wave of the limited-edition collection celebrating “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars,” which includes Hugh Hefner, James Brown, Yao Ming, Tom Hanks, Kid Rock, The Who, Britney Spears, Mark Hamill, Lucy Lawless and Tony Hawk products.
The limited-edition boutique collection includes a diverse array of products including figures, collectibles and apparel featuring the animated likenesses of 25 of the most celebrated guest stars as they appeared on the show. This is the first time in THE SIMPSONS’ 25-year history that merchandise has been designed around celebrity guest stars.
The “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars” program launched in early 2014, with product roll-outs continuing throughout the year. New products will continue to be introduced every two to three months, featuring different groupings of guest stars, with limited quantities available at select retailers worldwide.
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