Best movie merchandising: Kong Arms!
But ElectronicKong Arms are a whole different kettle of wearable mass merchandising. They’re just one of the cagillion tie-insyou’ll see for Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake (in theaters Dec. 14). The lifelike, rubbery mitts come complete with dirt painted in the skin grooves. Amotion-activation box emits hair-raising ape roars and victim’s screams. In fact, they totally scare me. Case in point, my Kong Arms are safely packed away in a closet. But, apparently, they are safe for cute kids (like this one — how awesome is that face!) of 4 years or older.
Scale model of the Empire State Building and helpless blonde sold separately. (No, not really.)