Factory Entertainment expands its line of Shakems™ Premium Motion Statues
February 6, 2013


Concord, CA –Factory Entertainment, Inc. will be unveiling additions to it highly successful range of Shakems™ Premium Motion Statues at Toy Fair 2013. Factory Entertainment launched its proprietary Shakems™ line in 2012, with a straightforward premise– take the fun and movement of a traditional bobblehead , add the accuracy and detail of a polystone statue, combine with some of the most appealing franchises in film, television and music, and you have a Shakems™ Premium Motion Statue.

Factory Entertainment’s initial round of Shakems™ included The Beatles, Men in Black, The Princess Bride and Garfield. Factory will be expanding the line in 2013 with additional Beatles items and will be adding Shakems based on other highly popular properties, including:

  • Back to the Future
  • Archer
  • Jaws
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Jurassic Park
  • Monty Python
  • Ghostbusters

The new Shakems™ will feature sound, where appropriate, and will replicate characters, vehicles and key scenes, including:

  • Back to the Future– Delorean time machine
  • Archer–Talking Sterling Archer
  • Jaws–Orca Boat Shark Attack
  • Monty Python—Singing Lumberjack
  • Jurassic Park–T-Rex Encounter
  • Ghostbusters–Slimer
  • Shaun of the Dead–Zombie Ed

The products are currently in development with a planned release starting in the summer of 2013. Initial prototypes will be unveiled in the Factory Entertainment Booth (#4979) at New York Toy Fair in February.

“Shakems™ are not only aesthetically pleasing but also tactile and just downright fun” said Barry Eldridge, Creative Director of Factory Entertainment. “You can collect them, enjoy them and interact with them.” Eldridge continued ”It’s truly a thrill to be able to add so many exciting properties to the Shakems™ line-up giving us a broad mix of both new and vintage brands, none of which have been presented like this before!”

About Factory Entertainment

Factory Entertainment is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality licensed toys and collectibles featuring a wide variety of music and entertainment properties, including The Beatles, James Bond, Men in Black, Archer, Universal Monsters, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Jaws, Monty Python, KISS, and The Princess Bride. For all the latest product information, as well as updates and preproduction previews, please visit www.factoryent.com

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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