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Twinings Tea just released a new line of Beauty and the Beast movie tie-in teas.
Yes, you're right, that is odd.
But get it? Tea. Mrs. Potts, Chip, etc…It works, I guess.
But that's not always the case.
The following are 11 of the strangest movie merchandising tie-ins of all time.
1. The Casino Royale popsicle
— ThisIsWhyImBroke (@thisisyimbroke)
Yep, that's a James Bond popsicle. In 2009 Del Monte put out a limited edition popsicle in the shape of Daniel Craig's Bond. And yes, it was called "License to Chill". I know.
2. The Addams Family cereal
Around the 1991 release of The Addams Family someone thought, "You know what would sell breakfast cereal? A family obsessed with the macabre." Sure.
3. The 50 Shades of Grey teddy bear
So Vermont Teddy Bear says the 50 Shades of Grey bear isn't suitable for kids b/c choking hazard with tiny handcuffs pic.twitter.com/12b4z6s0tW
— Bridget Johnson (@Bridget_PJM)
Because when you think "BDSM relationship", you think "teddy bear", right? Vermont Teddy Bear released a 50 Shades of Grey bear in 2015. Mask and tiny handcuffs included.
4. Sherlock Holmes at 7-Eleven
For the 2008 film Sherlock Holmes staring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, 7-Eleven had ties in on everything from coffee to taquitos. What a very logical brand fit.
5. The Avengers cologne
Why watch a superhero movie when you can…smell like one?
6. The Twilight engagement ring
— Womanista (@Womanista)
In 2009, Infinite Jewelry sold a replica of Bella's engagement ring for $1,979.
Which is nothing, considering the real one sold for $16,000. Except that asking for an engagement ring based on a vampire teen movie is pretty much proof you're not ready to get married.
7. The Star Trek V: The Final Frontier marshmallow dispenser
— AFilmSponsoredBy™ (@ProductsPlacer)
The 1989 film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier contained one reference to marshmallows. Therefore, a branded marshmallow dispenser was the logical choice for merchandising.
I can't wait to see what they come up with for Get Out.