January 21, 2021
Plastic Meatball has announced their agreement with Crazy Ball to produce a line of cross-category merchandise based on the upcoming sci-fi/horror spectacular, “PG: Psycho Goreman.”
Plastic Meatball’s deal grants them worldwide rights to develop toys, apparel, games, housewares and more based on the characters and situations of the film, which will be released by RLJE Films theatrically and on-demand on Jan. 22, 2021.
“The team at Plastic Meatball just ‘got it’ immediately, and their approach to the merchandise has the same wit and irreverence as the film,” said Peter Kuplowsky, a co-producer of “PG: Psycho Goreman.” “We fell in love with their pitch immediately and I think fans of the film are going to be ecstatic about how these products gleefully satirize and endearingly indulge in the excess of movie tie-ins of the 80s and 90s.”
The suite of products includes a line of 3 ¾ inch action figures that will first be available as an “Early Bird” set, premium drinking glasses tied to a promotion at the Lester D’s Reel Diner restaurant chain, T-shirts, puzzles and more.
““This is the type of movie I adored at a very impressionable age,” says Mark Morse, president, Plastic Meatball. “It’s that… crazy gem you’d find hidden in the back of the video store, that once you’ve discovered it you immediately have to share it with all your friends. We decided to pretend we’d only seen the all-ages trailer and developed a product line designed for young kids, as if the film was an ‘E.T.’ clone – when it’s actually a pretty hardcore flick. What would those products look like? What would the fast food tie-in be? It harkened back to a time when you actually would find kid-targeted merch for properties clearly not appropriate for children. That seemed almost nostalgic in a way, which is an angle we always try to incorporate into our products.”
“PG: Psycho Goreman” follows siblings Mimi and Luke, who unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues' gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia. The film has been highly anticipated since the first trailer dropped in the spring of 2020.
Fans and collectors can sign up at www.plasticmeatball.com to be notified when the collection goes live in the spring.
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