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Whether you believe those government agents were holding guns or walkie-talkies, there’s no denying that Steven Spielberg’s über-classic E.T. is one of the most imaginative fantasies ever constructed for the screen. Released in 1982, it was a movie that ignited and inspired a generation of kids while thrilling their parents and, among other things, immortalizing the Speak & Spell forever as an alien communication device.
The image of Elliott and E.T. flying across the full moon is one of film’s most imitated, but there’s nothing quite like the original to send a chill up your spine:
Throw in some John Williams, the gleeful laughter of childhood, and you’ve got yourself a party
We here at NECA — stalwart pop-cultural preservationists as we are — are celebrating the 30th anniversary of E.T. the best way we know how: with a whole load of brand-spanking-new merchandise from the movie. And you know when we do it up, we do it up right. I mean, action figures and Head Knockers are one thing (we’ve got ’em), but we’ve gone all out this time and we’ve got an actually E.T. hand with an LED light in the finger for that special bit of cine-magic.
As you can see in the image gallery above, the E.T. replica hand lights up in the finger when pressed. It’s got an adjustable wrist-strap and is battery operated, but seriously, it could run on coal for all we care. It’s a light-up E.T. hand! What could possibly be cooler than that?
What more could you need?
You could need E.T action figures and an E.T Head Knocker, that’s what. And of course we’ve got you set up there too. Both of the figures in our E.T. Series 1 assortment feature incredible detail straight from the movie. E.T. The Galactic Visitor comes with interchangeable necks, a white robe and candy, and Dress-Up E.T. has a dress (duh), a wig and a hat. Both figures have ball jointed necks, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles.
The E.T. Head Knocker is even larger, standing nearly a full 7″, and also exquisitely sculpted. It stands on a base that includes a Speak & Spell and is reaching its finger out to touch yours. Comes in a closed box and makes an otherworldly addition to your desk, shelf, dashboard or — why not? — bicycle.
All of our E.T. merchandise is available starting this month and we’ll be continuing to celebrate the 30th anniversary throughout the year with the new DVD and Blu-Ray releases. And just wait until you see what we’ve got in store for the Series 2 action figures!
Keep it tuned to your favorite wholesale action figures provider for updates on E.T. and all your favorite movies, games and more!
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