Recently, I've been wondering why some movies, that you would think would be a no-brainer for merchandising, never got toys or collectibles back in the day, or only just now getting them, like in the case with the Dino De Laurentiis Flash Gordon movie. Speaking of, I wondered why that movie never got a toy line back in the day, but then it occurred to me that Mattel made a Flash Gordon toyline in 1979 to support a short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon series, so chances are they were probably languishing on discount store shelves when the film was released. I'm sure a Flash Gordon-mad kid could recreate the movie with the cartoon figures in the link above (They even made a King Vultan, that with some imagination could pass as Brian Blessed!), but for Klytus, I guess a kid would have to make do with spray-painting a Darth Vader figure gold. I remember at my babysitter's back in the day (1985 or so), after watching The Neverending Story, a bunch of us kids, mostly the girls, started talking and wondering why they haven't made any toys of the creatures in the film, especially of the dragon. Based on that talk, some toy companies were seriously losing money by not picking up the Neverending Story license. From my journeys on the Internet, I've found that Hasbro planned a toyline for The Dark Crystal that never came to be, and Galoob planned an action figure line for The Last Starfighter, but no spaceships (which I think kids wanted more, to be honest). I can see why they didn't get made, as with anything, it's a crap shoot, you don't know if you're going to make a success or failure. But it's interesting to see what could've been, right?