McFarlane Toys will release The 6" Elvis '68 Comeback Special Figure in a special edition collector's box to 'commemorate the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing'. Following this will be the Las Vegas figure in the same format. The release date for the 68 Comeback Special Figure in the USA and Australia is September, in Europe March. The release date for the Las Vegas figure in the USA and Australia is December 2007.
ELVIS ’68 Comeback Special Novelty Sign
After much anticipation, Bogar Enterprises, LLC announces the release of the ELVIS ’68 Comeback Special Novelty Sign in commemoration of one of Las Vegas’ most beloved performers - Elvis Presley. This novelty sign, which is licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is a replica of the towering backdrop seen in Elvis’ television special, popularly known as “The ’68 Comeback Special” that first aired on December 3, 1968 on NBC. The ELVIS ’68 Comeback Special Novelty Sign is sure to become a collector’s item for admirers of Elvis Presley and Las Vegas. The sign features red light emitting diodes (LEDs) that flash the name ELVIS in red lights just like the backdrop seen in the opening and closing segments of the television special. Bogar’s replica adds a 43-second sound chip playing one of Elvis’ most recognized tunes, “Don’t Be Cruel.”
“With the international popularity of Elvis and his association with Las Vegas, it was natural to create a novelty sign that would pay homage to both,” said Bob McMonigle, Owner and President of the Las Vegas-based Bogar Enterprises, LLC. “The ’68 Comeback Special is a milestone in Elvis’ career as well as one of the greatest moments in rock music history and it deserves to be commemorated.”
The ELVIS ’68 Comeback Special Novelty Sign has a suggested retail price of $49.95 and can be purchased in casino gift stores, hotel gift stores, specialty stores and souvenir shops throughout Las Vegas. The novelty sign can also be purchased at Graceland and online at www.LVSignCo.com and in Shop Elvis on www.Elvis.com.
Source: Various / Updated: Feb 22, 2007