July 23, 2007

Covenant Plasma Rifle and Plasma Pistol will feature Laser Pursuit play.

SAN DIEGO, CA—(July 26, 2007)— Jasman Toys, a growing toy designer and manufacturer, plans to offer a sneak peek of its highly anticipated Halo 3™ replica weapons with Laser Pursuit technology at Booth #1116, hosted by Tor Books, during Comic-Con International 2007 in San Diego. The first Halo replica weapons of their kind, these weapons are precise recreations of the Covenant Plasma Rifle and Plasma Pistol seen in the extremely popular franchise of Halo video games.

Made from metal and plastic materials, the weapons are heavy, full-size replicas that will also function like their console-based counterparts. Vibrations, sounds, lights and recoil offer the most realistic experience possible. Even more intricate features are included; for example, when the Plasma Rifle “overheats,” the heat exchange flanges pop open from the side.

More than just a collectible, these weapons also contain Laser Pursuit technology, allowing users to recreate their favorite version of multiplayer play with friends. An infrared beam and included target register hits on an LCD counter.

Initially, the Covenant Plasma Rifle and Plasma Pistol will be available in October, shortly after the release of the Halo 3 video game. A Covenant Energy Sword is planned to be released in 2008. Halo 3 Replica Weapons with Laser Pursuit Technology will be available at Hot Topic stores across the country and other fine retailers.

  Halo 3™ Covenant Weapons with Laser Pursuit Technology

For every Halo™ fan that has fantasized about being part of the action, Jasman Toys introduces its line of Halo 3 Covenant Weapons with Laser Pursuit technology! Bring all the action of the popular video game to life with these full-size replica weapons that perform just like the ones in the game: vibration, sounds, lights and recoil, all packaged into heavy metal and plastic bodies. These realistic weapons even offer the most intricate features; when the Plasma Rifle “overheats,” the heat exchange flanges pop
open! An infrared beam and target register hits on an LCD counter, allowing you to recreate the game with friends; capture the flag, team battle, free-for-all… the possibilities are endless! Find out who has what it takes to be Master Chief.

Halo 3™ Covenant Plasma Rifle – SRP: $119.99

Halo 3™ Covenant Plasma Pistol – SRP: $79.99

Halo 3™ Covenant Energy Sword (Coming 2008)

About Jasman Toys

Jasman Toys is a growing designer and producer of high-quality, innovative toys for children of all ages. With toy categories that range from remote
controlled helicopters, electronic dinosaurs and shooting toys, Jasman has established a strong presence in the boy’s toys market. Jasman’s product
lines include Command Force®, Flight Factory®, Mighty Megasaur®, Laser Command® and Wild West Gunslinger®. Jasman products are available at toy,
hobby, gift, mass merchant and department stores throughout the United States and around the globe. For more information about Jasman Toys visit
the company website at http://www.jasmantoys.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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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