We have no idea whose bright idea it was to make a kid's toy as a tie-in for an R-rated movie, but whoever it was was a genius!
Not everybody agreed, though.
When Kenner came out with its 18-inch-tall Alien figure in 1979, parents' groups were outraged, and the toothy toy was yanked from the market. The kids in the commercial below don't seem to mind, though.
Thanks to that retail censorship, the toy became fairly rare. Too bad ... 'cause we WANT one!
(via Hero Complex)