Unlike some movies whose promo campaigns include tie-in merchandise, the 2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. had basically no tie-ins. Too bad, for us original "kids from U.N.C.L.E.", who were looking forward to toys and paperbacks and the rest.
The only ancillary merchandise for purchase that I know about is the soundtrack by Daniel Pemberton and other performers of the time, which is a fun ride.
However, thanks to my friends at the Channel D Yahoo! discussion group, I was alerted that burger chain Carl’s Jr was doing some merchandising. Turns out, not much!
But we U.N.C.L.E. fans take what we can find!
Starting a few weeks before the movie’s release, Carl’s Jr replaced their normal “giant-size” cup with a special U.N.C.L.E. cup.
Unfortunately, the chain didn’t have a promotional window cling for the cup, and there weren’t U.N.C.L.E. kids’ meals (wouldn’t that have been GREAT!).
There WAS a counter card, even though some stores didn’t even set it out!
While we’re on the topic of U.N.C.L.E. stuff, let’s close with a home-made one. This U.N.C.L.E. item was sewn for me by my friend Kathy Porter in 1986.
See you next time.