Comicbook.com: Joe Comicbook: 9th September 2014
Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Weird Al, and Aerosmith To Be Featured In The Simpsons Boutique Collection
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have just announced the next line-up of celebrities to be featured 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.
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.
The third wave of five celebrity figures and merchandise, which features 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. Previous figures released as part of the “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars” program include Hugh Hefner, James Brown, Yao Ming, Tom Hanks, Kid Rock, The Who, Britney Spears, Mark Hamill, Lucy Lawless and Tony Hawk.
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.