Executive Replicas Inc. Partners with Phicen Limited to Produce ‘Next Level’ Licensed and Original Collectibles
December 6, 2013
New York, NY, December 6 th 2013 – A new partnership has been announced between Executive Replicas Inc. and Phicen Limited. Executive Replicas specializes in the production of collectibles based on iconic movie characters, actors/actresses in a variety of formats including 1:6 scale figures, 1:1 scale prop replicas, busts, and statues.  Phicen Limited specializes in production of state-of-the-art 1:6 scale figures using their patented ‘seamless’ bodies. These companies, along with Executive Replicas’ creative collaborators – Go Hero LLC, have joined forces to develop the ‘next level’ in high-end, cutting-edge collectibles.
This partnership represents many years of investment and hard work from our respective companies, all moving in similar trajectories. Joining forces has created wonderful new possibilities.’ ~ Martin Dunlop, Co-Founder – Executive Replicas
With Executive Replicas’ extensive experience in licensing and production, Go Hero’s award winning art and design, and Phicen’s superior manufacturing and techniques – this new endeavor holds much promise for collectors and fans of designer toys, figures, monsters, sci-fi, film, TV, comics, and more.
This partnership is not only promising, but also a promise that with our passion for originality and quality we will reward collectors with more high value and high performance collectibles.’
~ Johnson Sun , Principal – Phicen Limited
The new partnership launches with the release of their first joint project – the ‘first ever’ 1:6 scale figure of the sultry pulp heroine, The Domino Lady . This release displays the vision for quality production that these companies have in the works, but this is just the beginning.
We share a passion for quality pop-culture collectibles…specifically figures. We look forward to delivering new products, using the latest technology, to fans that waited for a long time for their favorite characters to be given the proper treatment.’~ Winston Dunlop II, Co-Founder – Executive Replicas
Executive Replicas (with Go Hero) and Phicen Limited are developing a production lineup beginning in 2014. This line-up includes iconic pop-culture female figures as well as male figures using an upcoming ‘seamless’ male body developed by Phicen. Some of these projects include the long awaited Bettie Page, Commando Cody, The Spider, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and several ‘Sirens from the Sixties’. New licenses and projects will be announced soon.
With this combination of vision, artistry, technology, and creative properties at our fingertips, we are setting the stage for another big splash in the 1:6 scale market…and beyond.’ ~ Steve Forde, Principal – Go Hero LLC
For information on upcoming projects, license announcements, and for retail ordering information, visit the following: executivereplicas.com , phicen.com , and gohero.com
ABOUT EXECUTIVE REPLICAS Inc.: Since 2006, brothers Winston and Martin Dunlop founded Executive Replicas. Since then they have been behind the release of thousands of ‘fan favorite’ action figures, busts, statues, props, and other memorabilia.  Specializing in Classic Horror, Sci-Fi, as well as the related talent, both on and off screen, Executive Replicas serves the dedicated collector community by delivering top quality products. This versatile production company offers products internationally based on classic films and television programs so they can continue to be cherished by fans the world over. Notable Licenses: AMC Movie Network, Moonstone Books, Bluewater Comics, Lon Chaney Sr./Jr., Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Lost in Space, She Creature, Bettie Page, George A Romero, Bill Hinzman, The Shadow, Doc Savage, Invasion of the Saucer Men, I was a Teenage Frankenstein/Werewolf, and many other sci-fi and horror icons.
ABOUT PHICEN LIMITED: With their seamless encapsulation technique, Phicen has distinguished themselves in the collectible figure arena. Their team consists of expert artists, sculptors, model makers, painters and costumers whose collective efforts result in the superior figure creation. Phicen has combined their passion for quality, drive for authenticity, advanced production facility and pioneering manufacturing techniques to quickly develop and rapidly expand in the 1:6 scale world. Besides their 1:6 scale female seamless bodies, Phicen is also developing a new standard for seamless male bodies, as well as continuing to improve on their already ‘best in class’ seamless female bodies. Phicen’s work in figures has been recognized and adored by collectors around the world.
Web/Store: phicen.com
ABOUT GO HERO LLC: Founded in 2001, Go Hero has been at the forefront of the ‘designer toy’ movement by art directing, designing, producing, and consulting for entertainment properties. With an eye for the iconic, Go Hero collaborates with an elite group of like-minded companies, artists and craftsman to create products for the specialty market. Their award winning “firsts” in original/licensed pop-culture collectibles/lifestyle products are distributed and sold internationally. These works have also appeared in numerous television commercials, TV shows, books, magazines, music videos, and in major Hollywood film. Notable Licenses: Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Sinbad, Wrath of the Titans, Mechabot, Weekly World News, Bluewater Comics, Ray Harryhausen, The Shadow, Doc Savage, Adam West, Logan’s Run, Agent 13, and many other sci-fi and pop-culture icons.
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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