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NECA and 20th Century reveal new Simpsons merchandise for 25 Greatest Guests

July 17th, 2013 by Christopher Williams 1 Comment

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) today revealed artwork showcasing the first five celebrities included in the limited edition guest star merchandise program celebrating 25 seasons of THE SIMPSONS. Announced at Licensing Expo 2013, the first five guest stars include, Hugh Hefner, James Brown, Yao Ming, Tom Hanks, and Kid Rock.

The limited-edition boutique collection includes more than one dozen assorted product categories, which feature each star’s animated likeness as depicted in THE SIMPSONS and THE SIMPSONS MOVIE. Products include collectible miniatures and figures, apparel, games and puzzles, and more, and will begin rolling out globally in early 2014.

Coinciding with the reveal, NECA is also inviting fans to visit the official THE SIMPSONS Facebook page where visitors can share their favorite guest stars that have appeared as themselves on the TV series and in the film over the past 25 years. The most requested guest stars will be considered for inclusion in the merchandise program. Additionally, ten Facebook participants will be selected to receive a special Simpsons prize.

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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.