MEZCO TOYZ DONATES NEW FRIDAY THE 13th JASON FIGURES TO MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
February 10, 2009

New York- Overlooking the NY skyline from high atop their tony Long Island City headquarters, Mezco’s Director of Special Projects “handed off” various items from the new Friday the 13th line of figures to Megan Forbes, Collection Information and Access Manager of the Museum of the Moving Image. Mezco donated prototypes of the new film’s main character; Jason. In the new film Jason sports two looks, one with his classic hockey mask and another featuring a cloth covered face. The prototypes donated each feature one of the distinctive looks. 
 
Set to be released in on Friday, February 13th, the new Friday the 13th is considered by many horror fans to be the “must see” horror film of 2009. Mezco will be producing both seven and twelve inch figures of Jason, the main character. 
 
While the museum is partially closed for a major $65 million expansion and renovation, the Jason prototypes will nevertheless be accessible on the museum’s online Collection Catalog at http://collection.movingimage.us. When the museum fully reopens in winter 2009-2010, the prototypes will be on view as part of its core exhibition, Behind the Screen, in a section devoted to licensed merchandise. 

 
About Mezco: 
Mezco Toyz is a toy company unlike any other. Mezco combines humour and horror, with action and adventure to produce the most sought after collectibles and toys on this or any planet. Mezco Toyz is an experienced developer and manufacturer of action-figures, toys and collectibles and has created figures for such high-profile licenses as Little Big Planet, The Spirit, Goosebumps, Heroes, The Spirit, Hellboy 1&2, Cinema Of Fear, Family Guy, South Park, Animal House, Blues Brothers, Scarface, Under Dog, King Kong, The Goonies, and Edward Scissorhands among others. Learn more at www.Mezcotoyz.com <http://www.Mezcotoyz.com>. 
 
About Museum of the Moving Image 
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public. Construction is currently underway on a major expansion of the Museum, designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The project entails a complete renovation of the existing first floor and construction of a three-story addition housing a new theater, screening room, galleries, and a multi-classroom education center. The Grand Opening of the expanded Museum is scheduled for winter 2009-10. For more information, visit movingimage.us 

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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