The National Entertainment Collectibles Association and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products showcased a limited edition merchandise program at Licensing Expo 2013, featuring the 25 of the guest stars who have appeared as themselves on “The Simpsons”.
The first cast of guest stars for the boutique merchandise line, set to release in early 2014, includes James Brown, Tom Hanks, Kid Rock, Yao Ming and Hugh Hefner, among music stars, actors, sports heroes and more. A new line featuring a different group of guest stars will be introduced every two to three months after the first rollout.
“We are honored to celebrate a show that continues to entertain generations of fans,” says Joel Weinshanker, president and chief operating officer, NECA. “When you look at the guest stars over the years, they read like a who's who of music, movies and television. I, for one, have made room on my shelf for all the amazing action figures that will be part of this program.”