Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square and Mezco Toyz Unveil Super Week “Treasure Hunt” With Limited Edition Coins
August 4, 2014

New York (July 24, 2014) – A limited edition of 3 different collectible coins will open the door to win unbelievable prizes and give exclusive access to the Art Of Living Dead Dolls private book party during New York Comic Con’s first ever Super Week (October 3rd-12th).

Ripley’s Times Square has commissioned Mezco Toyz to create a series of 3 collectible coins. The limited 300 edition of each coin will be “blind boxed” with one “golden” coin for each series. The lucky collectors who find a “golden” coin will be eligible to win a collection of Ripley’s merchandise, Mezco New York Comic Con Exclusives, and other goods worth over $502.


One of the three “golden” coin holders will be randomly selected to receive an additional grand prize package totaling the winnings to more than $1007 comprised of Ripley’s Times Square and Mezco Toyz merchandise.

Additionally every coin set will grant admission to the special Coin Holder Only event at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium to celebrate Mezco Toyz’s newest book; The Art Of Living Dead Dolls.


The private book party will take place during New York Comic Con’s inaugural Super Week the night of Friday, October 10th beginning at 8pm. The focal point of the evening will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with the creators of the Living Dead Dolls themselves; Ed Long, Damien Glonek, and Mez Markowitz. The unholy trio will be available to autograph books as well as pose for photos with fans. Fans who purchase less than a full set of three coins may gain entry by purchasing a discounted ticket (see location for details). A selection of 13 of the creator’s favorite pieces of art from the book will be transformed into one of kind canvases and auctioned during the event. In addition, 13 random attendees will also be selected to receive special gifts during the evening.

The Ripley’s limited edition Super Week coins will be available online at well as at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Times Square Odditorium gift shop at 234 West 42nd St in New York City, while supplies last, starting in early September.

About Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square:

Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world’s most unbelievable curiosities. With more than 500 hundred rare artifacts, astonishing relics, and thrilling interactive exhibits, this one-of-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected, where the entire family will rediscover wonder around every corner. Featuring countless original pieces and galleries, including the new “Little Apple” room, Ripley’s Times Square location offers guests unforgettable experiences that can only be found in New York.Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is open from 9:00am – 1:00am. For further information, visit

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 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, Texty Bears, Mez- Itz and more, Mezco also produces many of today’s most popular collector-friendly licensed products including: DC Universe, Sons Of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, 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 The Art Of Living Dead Dolls book

A ghoulish homage to the world-record-holding doll line, The Art Of Living Dead Dolls book is an artistic celebration of the beloved darkness created over 16 years ago.

Entombed with over 100 spine-tingling images from more than 80 different artists, this art book is printed on deluxe glossy 100lb stock. Featuring an embossed cover and presented in full color, it is a perfect addition to any library, coffee table, or mortuary. 

The Art of Living Dead Dolls is packed full of unique imagery created by world-renowned artists including Joshua Hoffine, Angus Oblong, Dan Brereton, Yuki Abiko, Emily Yishizawa, Michael Pasquale, Rotten Orange, Stephen Blickenstaff, Shelby Vogal, and many more.

Also contained within this volume is a section of fan art, tattoos from those who have pledged their flesh to Living Dead Dolls, and highlights from the wildly successful 2006 Living Dead Dolls Art Show. 

The Art of Living Dead Dolls additionally features a foreword by legendary master of monster portraiture, Basil Gogos.

The Art of Living Dead Dolls is a must-have for any fan, purveyor of the macabre, or just those interested in things that go bump in the night. 

But be warned: viewing of this book alone may very well lead you down a path of nightmarish insanity!

About The Living Dead Dolls:

Since first breaking out of their crypt and into the collectible world in 1998, the Living Dead Dolls have proven to be an unstoppable juggernaut with an ever-growing fan base. Now a worldwide phenomenon, the Living Dead Dolls hold the world record for the World’s Longest Continually Running Series Of Collectible Horror Themed Dolls. They have spawned a board game, glassware, school supplies, plush toys, vinyl mini-figures, licensed Halloween costumes, and much more. Living Dead Dolls continue to gain momentum as they make nightmares come to life. For further information on The Living Dead Dolls visit:

About Super Week:

A first of its kind pop culture festival. For one week the entire city of New York will become a playground for super heroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans of all sizes. With different pop culture themed experiences happening in every corner of the City – New York Super Week is an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of New York City. The event will take place October 3-12, 2014 leading into New York Comic Con.


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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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