Covet This Bizarre E.T. the Extraterrestrial Merch From Universal Studios Japan

Covet This Bizarre E.T. the Extraterrestrial Merch From Universal Studios Japan

Steven Spielberg's Amblin classic raises the bar of ugly cute in this line of toys and accessories.

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Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

Universal Studios Japan has long outdone both Universal Studios Hollywood and the Universal Parks and Resorts in Orlando on both the cute merch and foodie game. Whether it’s Minions, Jaws (look up the Jaws hot dog pocket), Nintendo, Chucky, Casper, Back to the Future, or E.T. the Extraterrestrial—the the adorable and intricate factor is always unmatched. This cute but ugly weird line of E.T. merch that just came out is perfection, and we want it all.

Behold!

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Pull His Finger

Pull His Finger

ET finger measuring tape
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

No, really... it’s to measure things. What were you thinking?

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Peek-a-ET

Peek-a-ET

ET desk pen holder
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

The desk buddy is watching.

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The Gertie Fit

The Gertie Fit

E.T. in drag purse
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

This iconic E.T. drag look is a moment.

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E.T’s Hand Over Your Shoulder

E.T’s Hand Over Your Shoulder

E.T. all over print tote
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

He’ll be right wherever you are.

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Tip to Tip

Tip to Tip

E.T. socks
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

I would just endlessly be tapping my feet so they meet.

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It’s Fashion Fandom!

It’s Fashion Fandom!

E.T. in drag earrings
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

These are perfect, I don’t care how weird they are. These earrings are a statement.

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What Have They Done To Our Alien Boy?

What Have They Done To Our Alien Boy?

E.T. Arm
Image: Universal Parks ans Resorts

Where to begin? This the pièce de résistance because not only is it the most unhinged yet on brand piece of merchandise for E.T. it really has the most surprising use. It’s a technology cushion bar for your wrists while typing so it makes sense! I have never seen anything like it and I’m earnestly in awe of the ingenuity. We need more of this.

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E.T.-Touille

E.T.-Touille

E.T. headband
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

Will E.T. on my head control my movements?

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“Be Good” at Work

“Be Good” at Work

E.T. laptop case
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

Hands down my personal favorite item, “be good” on the go with your tech! We don’t have things like this at our Universal Studios and it’s unfair—I love merch that’s both cute and useful.

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The Case of the Pencil Case

The Case of the Pencil Case

E.T. pencil case
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

OK, this one looks normal until you realize there’s an alien sticking feet first out of a flower. That’s a choice, a mystery... perhaps E.T. said “There can only be one.”

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Cheeto Finger

Cheeto Finger

E.T. plush
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

Otherwise a perfectly cute version of E.T., but the light up finger reminds us of eating cheesy snacks.

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Wipe Away the Cheese

Wipe Away the Cheese

E.T. wipes
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

These work with clean up after snacks. The design elicits some questions. What is E.T.’s favo “rite” besides imprinting on children to survive on planet Earth? Kidding aside, these little practical towels make so much more sense than merch in the states. We love a functionality moment.

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E.T. Bed-Headed

E.T. Bed-Headed

E.T. pillow
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

A sight to be excited to wake up to.

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Retro Dishware

Retro Dishware

E.T. dishes
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

Look at the nostalgic color palette of these dishes—and the all-knowing affirmation to “Be Good” from E.T., because we know he’s watching and feeling what you’re seeing and feeling.

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Life-Sized E.T.

Life-Sized E.T.

E.T. life size plush
Image: Universal Parks and Resorts

This plush beats out E.T. plushes we’ve seen at Universal Studios Orlando in realism, and it’s true to size for the Amblin toy collector. It totally won’t be creepy at night in the dark.

For even more of the E.T. merch line (including that E.T. in a bike basket sculpture in the first image), visit the official page on the Universal Studios Japan website and be warned that these items are only available in the Osaka theme park in Asia. So you’ll have to plan a trip to get a chance at nabbing any of the above!


Want more io9 news? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s next for the DC Universe on film and TV, and everything you need to know about the future of Doctor Who.

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