Williamsburg-based collectible company, Bottleneck Gallery announced a series of figures and pins inspired by Mac and Me. The “film” is a cult classic recently popularized by Paul Rudd showing the same clip of the film on Conan O’Brien.
Mac and Me Fans Rejoice?
The saying goes “there’s no such thing as bad press.” However, Bottleneck Gallery is taking liberties with the phrase and turning it into “there’s no such thing as bad nostalgia.” The company announced a line of Mac and Me resin figures and enamel pins. Mac and Me is an E.T. rip-off made by McDonald’s. Yes, that McDonald’s. The 1980’s were a simpler time. A time when a major fast food chain could release a movie and nobody seemed to bat an eye. Of course, the film industry in the 80’s was incredibly lucrative, so anyone and everyone was trying to get a piece of the pie. However, Mac and Me tanked commercially and critically. So, how did this trashy 80’s flick gain a fan base? The answer is Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd.
Rudd is a frequent guest on the Conan O’Brien show. Each time he appears on the show, he brings a clip of the latest film he’s promoting. But, he never brings a clip of his movie. Instead, he always plays the same clip from Mac and Me. The clip is bananas. See for yourself below:
So, due to the repetition of Rudd’s joke, and the fact 90’s kids run the show, Mac and Me gets merchandise. Unfortunately, for those in dire need of a Mac and Me figure, this initial run contained only twenty figures. Bottleneck drew a lottery earlier this week to determine the lucky winners. However, the enamel pins are still available. And, the set of figures proved so popular, Bottleneck promised to feature more Mac and Me merchandise in the future. What Mac and Me figures and pins would you like to see in the future? Let us know!
Image courtesy of Bottleneck Gallery.