Limited Run Items Include A “Schrute Farms Beets Watch,” A “Heroes Double Helix Necklace,” A “Heroes-Sword Letter Opener,” A “Chuck Supervisor Polo,” A “Caprica USB Drive,” And A New Edition Of The Ultimate Cylon Souvenir – the “Battlestar Galactica LED Toaster”
Small Batch of Limited Edition, Numbered Items To Be Given Away During The 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego, California
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 9, 2009 – NBC Universal has announced another batch of highly exclusive, special edition collectible items from hit shows such as “The Office,” “Heroes,” “Chuck,” “Caprica,” and “Battlestar Gallactica,” through the NBCStore.com (www.nbcuniversalstore.com).
This year’s exclusive, limited-run products include a “Schrute Farms Beets Watch,” celebrating the #1 beet-related agro-tourism destination in Northeastern Pennsylvania (a precious 1,000 units); a “Heroes Double Helix Necklace” that will enable fans to advertise their Heroic status (just 1,000 units); a “Heroes-Sword Letter Opener” that replicates Hiro’s famous Kensei sword (1,000 units); a “Caprica USB Drive,” celebrating the period 58 years prior to the events seen in Battlestar Galactica (limited edition of 1,000 Units); and a “Chuck Supervisor Polo,” as worn by the elite of the Buy More retail family (1,000 units). Also available will be an updated version of last year’s wildly popular chrome, pop-up style “Battlestar Galactica Toaster” — which creates the image of a Cylon on toast. The enhanced, 2009 edition — the "Battlestar Galactica LED Toaster” — is also emblazoned with the face of a Cylon that has red glowing eyes made of LED lights (limited edition of 2,000 units). Online pre-orders for NBC merchandise begin today.
The NBCStore.com is also proud to help celebrate this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, which takes place from July 22 to July 26, through a variety of innovative initiatives — NBC Merchandise will be featured in a showcase at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 (EntertainmentEarth.com), a small and highly exclusive batch of numbered, limited edition items will be given away to lucky Comic-Con attendees. Visit booth #2343 for details. Tons of scratch off NBCStore and Syfy.com discount cards that can be redeemed for online discounts at www.nbcuniversalstore.com will also be distributed.
In addition, NBC Universal will team with Brand Marketers to deploy a video truck that will be parked close to the convention center and will highlight a wide range of NBC Universal shows and products.
"The response to last year’s limited edition items was extraordinary, and we’re delighted to be back with a new batch of very cool and extremely exclusive merchandise,” commented Judith Dutch, Vice President, Retail Operations & Consumer Marketing. "We see these limited quantity items as a great way to expose even more fans to our online store, as well as to celebrate some of the hottest shows in television history. It also gives us the chance to bring a little of the excitement of Comic-Con to everyone who visits the online store, while at the same time bringing the store to Comic-Con through our scratch off discount cards."
Below is a list of EXCLUSIVE items available only at the NBC Universal Online Store:
Battlestar Galactica — LED Toaster
Caprica — USB Drive
The Office — Schrute Farms Beets Watch
Chuck –Supervisor Polo
Heroes Double Helix Necklace
Heroes — Sword Letter Opener
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