LOS ANGELES, CA, November 13, 2006 – BandMerch, Inc., a leader in entertainment merchandising, today announced a partnership with SOTA Toys to exclusively manufacture and distribute collectible dolls for each member of the multi-platinum rock band Fall Out Boy. The dolls will be available starting in November 2006 through retail stores such as Hot Topic, Spencer Gifts and music stores nationwide.
Each member of Fall Out Boy; bassist Pete Wentz, vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley, has a unique doll created in their likeness. The dolls sportreplications of the outfits seen in the band’s video, “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’.” The suggested retail price of the dolls is $14.99.
“The Fall Out Boy dolls represent an exciting example of our innovative approach to licensed product categories,” said Kirsti Payne,Licensing Director at BandMerch. BandMerch and SOTA Toys are offering a “Golden Ticket Contest” where each doll will contain a contest entry form located on the backside of the package. Fans can fill out the entry form, send it in to the address specified on the form (specific rules for the contest can be found at http://www.sotatoys.com/fobgoldenticket.htm) and look forward
to the chance of winning tickets to a live Fall Out Boy performance, back stage passes, round trip airfare, and hotel accommodations for the show. The approximate retail value of the prize package is $1,000.
Fans will also have a chance to collect three different premiums when purchasing the Fall Out Boy dolls. Each doll sold in Hot Topic will include a Fall Out Boy trading card, while dolls purchased at Spencer Gifts will include an exclusive sticker. Transworld will be selling a special collection of all four Fall Out Boy dolls together and will feature a mini poster of the band. As an added bonus, a percentage of the named premiums will be signed by each member of the band.
About Fall Out Boy
Chicago’s Fall Out Boy – Patrick Stump(vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar), and Andy Hurley(drums) – formed in 2000 and gained a passionate grass roots following on the
road and online. The band has graced the cover of Spin, Blender and Alternative Press and have performed on Saturday Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman,
The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more.
Winners of 2 MTV Video Music Awards and Grammy nominated in the Best New Artist category, Fall Out Boy’s last release ‘From Under The Cork Tree’ has sold three
million copies, and the band are gearing up for their next Island release inFebruary 2007.
Founded on the belief that
artists should control all aspects of their career development, BandMerch, Inc.
provides merchandising solutions for entertainment clients worldwide. From
design and manufacturing, to marketing, sales and distribution, BandMerch
manages tour, wholesale, licensing and online retail services, tailoring each
package to a client’s individual needs and personal taste.
About SOTA Toys
SOTA Toys was started in 2000 as an action figure and collectible
company that sought to cater to niche markets and collectors. They’ve created
figures based on hit movies such as The Mummy Returns, American Werewolf in
London , and Land of The Dead as well as made figures based on hit video games
such as Tomb Raider and World of Warcraft. SOTA has been making music based
products since 2002 when they made vinyl products for bands, Insane Clown Posse
and Twiztid. Their latest music related success was the Johnny Cash figure
which has sold out on all three runs that were put into production.
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