Mezco Unveils Batman Classic TV Series Mez-Itz and Batmobile with Toy Giveaway
June 10, 2013

New York, NY -DATE June 10, 2013 – Mezco Toys is proud to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to produce toys and vehicles based on the beloved DC Comics 1960′s Batman Classic TV Series.

The Mez-Itz line will feature the likeness of the actors from the series such as Adam West and Burt Ward, famed for their iconic portrayals as the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin. Mezco’s Mez-Itz line will also debut the Batman Classic TV Series toys, including the Batmobile.

Mezco will be revealing these new products to the general public for the first time on Tuesday June 25, from 11am-1pm at the famous Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium on 42nd Street in New York City(http://www.ripleysnewyork.com/).

The first 200 people to come view the display dressed as their favorite Batman Classic TV Series character will each receive a free Mezco DC Universe Mez-Itz, as well as a discount for entry into the Odditorium.

The Mez-Itz will be delivered to Ripley’s Odditorium in a life size Classic TV style Batmobile, similar to the one seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, which will remain parked outside from 11am-1pm. Photos and video are welcome!

Mezco will be producing Mez-Itz not only of Batman and Robin, but also of their famous Rogues Gallery as well: The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman and The Riddler. Every Super-Villain needs a henchman, so naturally Mezco will also produce The Riddler’s Thug, inspired by the original show.

Mezco’s first wave of Batman Classic TV Series products will hit stores in July 2013, a sneak preview will be available at San Diego Comic Con at Mezco’s booth 3445 as well as online at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives/

 

About Mezco Toyz

Mezco Toyz LLC, specializes in the design, manufacture, and marketing of toys and collectables for all ages. A design-driven company that continuously thinks outside the box, Mezco is a leader in collectable action figures, doll manufacturing and marketing. Creators of brands such as Living Dead Dolls, Hoods, Creepy Cuddlers, Mez-Itz and more, Mezco also produces many of today’s most popular collector-friendly licensed products including: South Park, Hellboy, Popeye, Family Guy, Scarface, DC Universe, Little Big Planet and Thundercats to name a few. With a consumer outreach that is comprised of wholesale, distribution and direct to consumer networks; Mezco’s product placement abilities span worldwide. The award-winning company has offices in the United States as well as in Hong Kong, overseeing all aspects of design, marketing and manufacturing.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes-a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes-to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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About Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

Located in Times Square in the heart of New York City, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world’s most unbelievable curiosities.  With 18,000 square feet of astonishing artifacts, exclusive oddities, exciting interactive exhibits and heart-stopping sideshow performers, this one-of-a-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected, where the entire family will rediscover wonder around every corner.

About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 11 million annually at its 90-plus attractions in 10 countries.  In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Odditorium are registered trademarks of Ripley Entertainment Inc.

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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