I wish this fake ad for The Thing toys was real


I had the pleasure of seeing The Thing for the first time on the big screen a couple weeks back (on 35mm, no less), and like most of you, the film left me with one lasting thought: “Gee, I wish that toy companies had properly monetized the intellectual assets herein!” Youtuber Arlox has brought our wistful fantasy into the light of day, which brings with it the cold realization that the shining, plastic future with real-firing grappling hook is naught but a cold dream.

Seriously, though, this video hits all the right nostalgia zones for a classic toy commercial, complete with ridiculously well-done cardboard sets to play around with that I always wish I could have had but I never did Mom.