What if The Thing had its own kid-friendly 1980s toy line?

Remember how old Alien toy ads transformed xenobiological body horror into an excuse to sell action figures? Fake commercial maker Arlox has harnessed this instinct for this Saturday morning spot shilling articulated plastic based on John Carpenter's The Thing. "Happy birthday, kids! You all got mutated torsos."

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[Via Geeks of Doom]

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What other awesome old horror movies could you do this for? A The Fly action figure you can squeeze to produce vomit perhaps? Or a bunch of Hellraiser action figures all in a nice puzzle box. Or your own little possessed Exorcist doll. Hug her and she says "Let Jesus f*&# you!".