Jazwares, Inc. Awarded Toy License for the Upcoming 'A-Team' Feature Film
May 15, 2010



SUNRISE, FL – April 27, 2010 -Jazwares™, a leader in the consumer products marketplace, has been tapped by Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) to develop an extensive toy line for the upcoming feature film The A-Team.  The launch of the Jazwares product line will coincide with the movie’s release in June 2010. 

            "The release of The A-Team film will introduce a new generation of fans to the heroes of the popular series," said Laura Zebersky, executive vice president sales, Jazwares.  "The A-Team is a part of pop culture history and we look forward to playing a role in its return."     

            "Jazwares is part of the ‘A-Team’ of licensees we’ve assembled to work on the merchandising program for this fantastic property," said Lora Cohn, VP of Fox Licensing. "We are confident that both old and new fans alike will be pleased by what Jazwares introduces to retail.”

The Jazwares toy line includes 3 ¾-inch action figures in an assortment,12-inch B.A. Baracus and Hannibal Smith collector figures with voice chips, and an electronic A-Team van for the 3 ¾-inch figures.

             The A-Team follows the exciting and daring exploits of Hannibal Smith and his colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit.  Going “rogue,” they utilize their unique talents – and eccentricities – to try and clear their names and find the true culprit. The A-Team hits everywhere June 11, 2010.

            Liam Neeson, whose many credits include the Oscar-winning Schindler’s List and the recent box office hit Taken portrays Hannibal Smith, a master planner of inventive missions requiring split-second timing, unusual skills and a team of incredibly proficient and eccentric soldiers; Bradley Cooper, who shot to movie super stardom in the smash comedy The Hangover, is Templeton “Face” Peck, who can procure anything for the Team’s unorthodox and daring activities; Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, a professional mixed martial artist and a top rated UFC light heavyweight, isB.A. Baracus, the Team’s driver and muscle; and Sharlto Copley, who stars inthe surprise summer hit District 9,  is H.M “Howling Mad” Murdock, a gifted pilot– and certified loon.   Jessica Biel (The Illusionist) stars as Capt. Charisa Sosa, a former love interest of Face’s, but who’s now relentlessly pursuing the Team for a crime not of their doing. Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) is Lynch, a mysterious CIA operative who is a key player in the Team’s most explosive mission.

Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin’ Aces) directs from a screenplay by Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Carnahan, and Carnahan’s writing partner Brian Bloom (writing credit not final), based on the television series “The A-Team.”   The producers are Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Jules Daly, Stephen J. Cannell, Alex Young, Iain Smith, and Spike Seldin.

The Jazwares A-Team product line includes:

The A-Team 3 ¾-Inch Action Figures

(Ages6+/Approx. Retail Price: $6.99)

The A-Team is set to invade your home with an action-packed collection of highly detailed 3 ¾-inch Action Figures.  Now you can collect all of your favorite characters and recreate your favorite A-Team moments.   Perfect for collectors who have been a fan of the team for years or for those just getting in on the action.  Available as Sgt.Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, and Col. Lynch. (Each figure sold separately)

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A-Team VanClassic A-Team Van with Electronics

(Ages6+/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99)

The iconic vehicle is back in action with the Classic A-Team Van with Electronics! The recognizable GMC van is highly detailed featuring its red stripe and a fully equipped interior that fits the 3¾-inch Action Figures.  The Van even features sound clips from the movie and action packed sound effects.  Now you’re in the driver’s seat with Sgt.Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus and the team on their most covert missions!


The A-Team 12-Inch Collector Figures

(Ages6+/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99)

Bring the action to life with these highly detailed 12-inch Collectible Figures of your favorite A-Team characters. Each character features a voice chip with sound clips from the movie creating the ultimate must have for any fan of The A-Team.  These collectible figures are available as Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus and Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith. (Each figure sold separately)

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International A-Team 3 ¾-Inch Military 3-pack

(Ages6+/Approx. Retail Price: €12.99)

Suit up in your fatigues and join Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock and Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith on a secret military op. These highly detailed 3 ¾-Inch action figures will be strong assets in your undercover missions and bring the A-Team to life in your own home!  Available as Lt.Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith and Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock


About Jazwares

Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, Jazwares, Inc. has been committed to creating ‘quality products that push the boundaries of product design’ since 1997.  With its focus on innovation and function, Jazwares has established itself as a well respected leader in the consumer products industry, delivering a diverse line of goods featuring some of the most contemporary entertainment properties and its own intellectual property in the marketplace.   Today, through the expertise of their design specialists, Jazwares continues to offer a wide array of toys, consumer electronics, and stationery products.  Jazwares currently holds some of the hottest licenses around, including:  The A-TeamPercy Jackson & the Olympians, Hershey®, Astro Boy®, Planet 51, Megaman™, Sonic the Hedgehog™, "Robot Chicken", Skelanimals™, Bakugan™,  "Ben10", among others.  Jazwares goal is to invent top quality products that are fresh and exciting at an affordable price.    For more information about Jazwares, Inc., please visit www.jazwares.com.

AboutTwentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of prime time entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.


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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