Sideshow and DC Comics’ Heroic Alliance Continues
July 22, 2014

Sideshow Renews Agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment

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Burbank, Calif., July 22, 2014In July of 2011, amidst the excitement of San Diego Comic-Con, Sideshow Collectibles thrilled Con attendees by announcing the beginning of a new heroic alliance. Joining forces with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment, Sideshow gave fans a first look at a signature line of collectibles inspired by DC Comics, beginning with The Joker Premium Format™ Figure.

 

Sideshow has been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for our growing collection of statues and figures depicting revered DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Catwoman, and Wonder Woman, as well as items inspired by theatrical releases, such as Batman (1989), Superman (1978), and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Man of Steel. Today, we are pleased to share that Sideshow and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have extended their partnership with a new multi-year agreement.

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“The partnership we have formed with Warner Bros. has been truly rewarding,” said Greg Anzalone, President of Sideshow Collectibles. “Our passion for developing collectible figures against the timeless DC Comics brand is well matched by Warner Bros.’ continued support and faith in our company and our products.”

 

With the future wide open, and fans hungry for more, Sideshow’s creative team gears up for the next round of celebrated icons. Coming soon are the Lobo Premium Format™ Figure, Catwoman Legendary Scale™ Figure, and a collection inspired by the smash-hit Batman: Arkham video game series from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

 

“The opportunity to translate DC Comics titans from the vast pantheon of World’s Greatest Super-Heroes into amazing figural representations continues to be a satisfying challenge,” says Sideshow’s Creative Director, Tom Gilliland. “We especially can’t wait to dive into their new films. It’s a very exciting time to be part of the DC Comics universe.”

 

About Sideshow Collectibles:

Sideshow Collectibles is a specialty manufacturer of licensed and proprietary collectible products. With Sideshow’s dedication to accuracy and artistry, these products reflect a passion for creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles, as well as film prop replicas and fine art pieces. Sideshow artisans are renowned sculptors, experienced model makers, painters and costumers whose combined efforts result in the creation of outstanding original designs and intricately detailed likenesses of pop culture icons, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes, mystical creatures of fantasy, and legendary figures from history. This talented team of artists is regularly distinguished for achieving a level of authenticity seldom seen in the figure collectible arena. Recognized as a quality manufacturer, Sideshow has been highlighted in national trade and specialty toy publications where its collectible   figures and statues have been awarded ‘Best of the Year.’

 

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.

 

BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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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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