NECA has posted a press release detailing the latest figures in their newest wave of Simpsons figures that don’t actually include The Simpsons. The Celebrity Simpsons 25th Anniversary Figures continues with a new wave in June. The third wave of figures includes the following celebs:
- Penn and Teller
- Bret “The Hitman” Hart
- Stephen King
- Leonard Nimoy
Check out the full press release after the jump as well as the first look at the figures.
PRESS RELEASE: NECA AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS REVEAL THIRD WAVE OF CELEBRITY NAMES TIED TO MERCHANDISE PROGRAM IN CELEBRATION OF 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIMPSONS
The Latest Celebrity Guest Stars to See Themselves Featured in Limited-Edition Boutique Collection Includes Penn and Teller, Bret Hart, Stephen King, Leonard Nimoy and R.E.M., Available June 2014
Hillside, NJ – May 12, 2014 – “Woo Hoo!” THE SIMPSONS fans rejoice! 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 appearing in NECA’s exclusive “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars” program. The third installment of talent in this limited-edition boutique collection includes Penn and Teller, Bret Hart, Stephen King, Leonard Nimoy and R.E.M.
In addition, the second wave of five celebrity figures and merchandise, featuring The Who, Britney Spears, Mark Hamill, Lucy Lawless and Tony Hawk, 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 wave of the limited-edition collection celebrating “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars,” which includes Hugh Hefner, James Brown, Yao Ming, Tom Hanks and Kid Rock products that have been available to consumers since Feb. 2014.
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.
For more information about the “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars” program, visit http://thesimpsons.necaonline.com.