The deal encompasses a wide swath of consumer products categories, including apparel, puzzles, paper goods, housewares, limited-edition artwork and more. Additionally, it extends beyond the 1980 film to include nearly all comic and animated iterations of the character.
“I’ve loved this movie since I first saw it opening weekend at the Village Cinema in Newark, NY,” says Mark Morse, president, Plastic Meatball. “As a kid, I was always frustrated that a proper merchandise program was never developed around the film. We’re hoping to correct that with a suite of authentic products that look like they could have been found on the store shelves of an alternate 1980.”
The first of those products will be a retro-style family board game, where players must travel to the various moons of Mongo to build strength and collect allies to help
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Plastic Meatball’s first wave of Flash Gordon merchandise will launch in January to align with the Kickstarter campaign. Drinking glasses in a “fast food” promo style will also be available, along with apparel, enamel pins, puzzles and more. Products will initially be available on the company’s website before moving to retail distribution.
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