Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers 2000)
The first Dan Aykroyd celebrity doll depicts him as Elwood Blues from the 1998 musical comedy film Blues Brothers 2000, the sequel to the 1980s film The Blues Brothers. The doll was made by Toy Biz in 1997 for the Blues Brothers 2000 Series which also includes a Mack Blues (John Goodman) doll.
The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. After Belushi’s death in 1982 the band continued to play with Aykroyd and guest musicians. The bank reformed with Goodman to make the 1998 sequel movie The Blues Brothers 2000 with Goodman as Mack Blues.
The Dan Aykroyd comes wearing a black suit with tiny black button, black tie, white button down shirt, black shoes, black sunglasses, and a black hat. White underwear is painted on the doll body.
The Celebrity Doll Museum also has the the Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) dolls from by The Nostalgic series and the figure Dan Aykroyd from Ghostbusters as Dr. Raymond Stantz.
The second Dan Aykroyd celebrity doll is another version of Elwood from the Nostalgic Series of doll made by Exclusive Premiere (Exclusive Toy Products) in 1997. While this doll was also released in 1997, it commemorates the Elwood from the original Saturday Night Live skit and The Blues Brothers band.
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