Two Jack Bauer Boxed Sets to be Released mid-2007
TEMPE, Ariz. – 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and McFarlane Toys announce a licensing agreement to produce action figures based on Fox’s multiple Emmy®-and-Golden Globe award-winning program – 24. In an affirming nod to how much the actors and series resonates with its peers, 24 has received multiple Screen Actor Awards® nominations and has won two awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – Kiefer Sutherland.
Two figures of the show’s hero, Jack Bauer (played by Emmy® Award and Golden Globe winner, Kiefer Sutherland) are currently in production. Both are packaged as boxed sets and taken directly from scenes from the action-packed drama on Fox.
"Without question, 24 is one of TV’s biggest cliffhanger programs," says McFarlane Toys’ CEO Todd McFarlane. "Kiefer Sutherland does an amazing job as Jack Bauer, the biggest reason people tune in each season. I know a lot of our fans will be excited to hear about us making figures of one of TV’s top action stars."
"All of us here at Fox are genuinely excited about the upcoming 24 product release from McFarlane Toys – Todd and his team have built their reputation on bringing innovation, creativity and magnificent attention to detail across all their intellectual property offerings. The passionate fans of 24 will not be disappointed and are eagerly awaiting this product launch," stated Michael Peikoff, Vice-President Domestic Licensing for 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising.
One of the most innovative, thrilling and acclaimed television dramas, 24 follows twenty-four consecutive hours in the intense life of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), a maverick anti-terrorist agent from the state-of-the-art Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). Each episode covers one hour of real time and each season’s unique storyline unfolds in one heart-stopping day.
McFarlane Toys’ 24 action figures are expected to hit store shelves in August and December 2007. Check back on Spawn.com for more information.
Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, best known as the creator of Spawn and the founder of SPAWN.COM, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys. The international award-winning company is one of America’s top action figure manufacturers with successful movie licensing tie-ins, including figures from the Oscar-winning animated feature film Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit (Dreamworks), Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (Warner Bros.), and the popular cult flick Napoleon Dynamite (Fox). Additionally, the company has acquired the action figure licenses for the Hanna-Barbera library and ABC’s hit series Lost. McFarlane Toys added a new dimension to its already expanding product line with the launch of McFarlane’s Pop Culture Masterworks which re-create iconic 3-D movie wall hangings using both traditional sculpting and the art of forced perspective. Releases include Jaws, Friday the 13th, Alien and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. McFarlane Toys also makes official league-licensed figures for baseball, football, basketball and hockey within its Sports Picks(tm) line, as well as the Legends line in all four sports. McFarlane Toys has replicated some of rock music’s greatest icons including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Mötley Crüe. Check out www.spawn.com for more information.
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