Whenever a new movie hits theaters across this great land, you can count on two things: I will be in the lobby playing their busted Cruis’n Exotica machine and there will be some truly awful, bafflingly bad tie-in merchandise. At least Atari had the decency to bury their unsold copies of the E.T. video game in a New Mexico landfill. These items, however, were foisted upon an unknowing public, perpetrated and perpetuated by marketing departments and crazed fans with one bottom line: getting your cold, hard cash. Did it work? Probably, but that just means that we have more fuel for the fire on today’s episode of The Dan Cave in which I run down the worst movie tie-in merchandise of all time.
What is your favorite best worst movie tie-in merchandise? Let me know in the comments below.
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