With Indiana Jones and Narnia II, Revenge of the Chronic already in the can and Batman, Hulk, Hellboy and Mummy sequels coming up, 2008 is set to be not only the summer of the sequel, but the summer of the lame merchandising tie-in, as well. With that in mind, let's look to history for some mistakes that today's merchandisers might want to avoid.
It's difficult to call this an "action figure," though that's how it's marketed; where's the Kung-Fu grip? "The Meat" has to be one of the weirdest movie toy tie-ins ever. It also violates Mom Rule #1: never play with your food!
The Human Torch ATV
Homer Simpson Talking Ice Bucket
Raiders of the Lost Ark Wax Nazis
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