20th Century Fox Celebrates The Sandlot's 25th Anniversary and MLB Opening Day
In celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of THE SANDLOT on April 7th, You're Killing Me Smalls with this selection of awesome merchandise. In honor of this anniversary, 20th Century FOX Consumer Products and Funko knock it out of the park with the unveiling of The Sandlot Pop! figures. Featuring the memorable characters of the beloved coming-of-age baseball film, the starting lineup includes Smalls, Benny, Ham, Squints, The Beast and a Target exclusive, a Squints & Wendy 2-pack. The Sandlot x Funko Pop! collection hits stores this June.
In addition, FOX Consumer Products teams with an impressive roster of partners:
By fusing eye-catching apparel designs with leading social media marketing and engaging editorial content, The Roosevelts (RSVLTS) recently launched The Sandlot collection with its signature button down shirts. The Sandlot x RSVLTS Collection, featured everywhere from ESPN to Good Morning America, can be found at RSVLTS.com and you can follow along THE JOURNEY at instagram.com/RSVLT.
Additionally, an all-new collection of exclusive Sandlot merchandise just released on Shop.FoxMovies.com. The collection includes a wide selection of apparel and never-before-seen products.
New Era and FOX Consumer Products collaborate to develop a hat line featuring iconic moments from The Sandlot customized for local major league baseball teams. The comprehensive program will be available in store and online later this Spring.
Plus, Twentieth Century FOX Home Entertainment is releasing a special 25th Anniversary collector's edition of The Sandlot on March 27. This crowd-pleasing collection includes a set of 10 custom Topps® baseball cards - featuring Scotty Smalls, Benny "The Jet" and the rest of the ragtag roster - created exclusively for this release. The major-league treatment continues with an all-new booklet filled with behind-the-scenes photos from the film director's personal archive and an all-new, full-color poster.
"We are so thrilled and thankful for our incredible fans that have supported The Sandlot over the last quarter century. The countlessSandlot t-shirts sold are a testament to our fashion partners, TLine and Hybrid Apparel; we look forward to future collaboration as we introduce new fashion programs around this quintessential baseball film," shared Ricardo Cruz, Head of Global Fashion for 20thCentury FOX Consumer Products.
In this beloved family-favorite movie, directed by David M. Evans, it's the early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) has just moved into town with his folks (Karen Allen and Denis Leary). Kids call him a dork - he can't even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood team recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It's the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded beast and its owner (James Earl Jones) who live behind the left field fence. Soon, nine boys have become best friends, Scotty is part of a team, and their leader has become a local legend in this hilarious and warmhearted comedy.
Critical acclaim for the movie focused on its charm and nostalgia, and the film has become an often-quoted cult hit. THE SANDLOT ranks in the Top 10 Best Baseball Movies of all-time by critics, sport fans and movie-lovers, including: IMDb; Sporting News; Baseball America; Maxim; Bleacher Report; SportsNation/ESPN and others.
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