"Leading collectibles company has announced production of a new collectible line based on characters from the HIGHLANDER franchise."
Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp and Sideshow Collectibles are proud to announce production of a line of collectible figures based upon the HIGHLANDER franchise. California based Brainstorm Innovation Group, LLC. is the licensing agent for the deal. The 12" figures will depict popular HIGHLANDER characters from both the film and television series.
The original HIGHLANDER film (1986, 20th Century Fox) starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, a Scottish clansman born in 1518, who learns that he is an immortal being who must use his wits, and sword, to battle against other immortals, in an deadly game where the survivor will claim "the prize" and decide the fate of mankind. Tutored in the art of sword fighting by his fellow immortal Ramirez (Sean Connery), Conner finds himself pitted against the evil Kurgan (Clancy Brown), culminating in a final battle in New York City in 1985.
This now cult classic film has led to four HIGHLANDER feature films, Home Videos and DVD's, an animated series, fourteen original books and successful licensed merchandise. The HIGHLANDER franchise also includes the popular HIGHLANDER: The Series (119 one hour episodes over 6 seasons), starring Adrian Paul as Connor's cousin, and fellow immortal, Duncan MacLeod. The HIGHLANDER television series has since lived on in widespread syndication and distribution on VHS and DVD. To enhance the myriad of merchandise available for HIGHLANDER fans, Sideshow Collectibles will produce 12" figures of characters from the HIGHLANDER films and television series.
Collectors can expect the figures to be designed with the same features as many successful 1/6 scale, 12 inch collectible lines previously created by Sideshow Collectibles. The figures will be fully articulated, and easy to pose dynamically for display. Each will have various accessories and fabric clothing that accurately represent depictions of items and attire that the characters wore in the film and on the television series. Sideshow's talented staff of artists will put to use their remarkable talents, and attention to detail, for each and every figure, so that fans of the movies and series will have the most accurate reproductions of their favorite HIGHLANDER characters.
Peter S. Davis, Davis-Anderson's CEO, and Marcy Jo Anderson, President, noted "We recognize Sideshow Collectibles quality and attention to detail on such franchises as THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Sideshow was selected as a licensee for HIGHLANDER in order to offer our fans the best collectible figures of representing the characters featured in the HIGHLANDER films and TV series. "HIGHLANDER fans look forward to seeing Connor, Duncan and their other favorite characters from the films and TV series, as collectible figures."
"We are thrilled to be able to participate in the HIGHLANDER brand, and look forward to producing high quality collectibles that will thrill the HIGHLANDER fan base", said Tom Gilliland, Creative Director of Sideshow.
Elliot Lederman, Brainstorm's President and Founder noted, "This deal between Davis-Anderson and Sideshow will complement Davis-Anderson's exclusive high-end line of HIGHLANDER products available at http://www.highlandercatalog.com
. The HIGHLANDER collectible figures will be a nice addition to other HIGHLANDER licensed products as we plan for the 20th Anniversary in 2006."
Of the numerous notable characters from the HIGHLANDER franchise, Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will kick off the line with two of the most popular icons, Connor MacLeod and Duncan MacLeod 12-inch figures. These figures will be clothed in their modern day clothing, and will include their unique swords, and are scheduled to release in 2005. Other favorite characters will be announced soon.
About Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp
Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp, the a multi-award winning global turnkey organization, partnered with Davis-Panzer Productions, Inc., providing merchandising, product development, manufacturing and direct marketing of quality licensed entertainment properties sold direct-to-consumer through catalog, Internet, television, print and inbound/outbound telemarketing. They host eCommerce stores and create print catalogs for properties such as: HIGHLANDER® (Film and TV series), Marvel®, THE LORD OF THE RINGS(tm), ALEXANDER(tm), Xena: Warrior Princess(tm), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys(tm), and Conan®. For additional information visit the Davis-Anderson web site at http://www.davisanderson.com
About Sideshow Collectibles
Since its inception in 1994, Sideshow Collectibles has been a specialty manufacturer of licensed and proprietary collectible products that reflect a passion toward creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles, as well as film prop replicas and fine art collectibles. The Sideshow artisans are renowned sculptors, experienced model makers, painters and costumers, whose collaborative efforts result in intricately detailed likenesses of popular characters, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes and mystical creatures of fantasy, as well as legendary figures from history. Sideshow artisans have regularly distinguished themselves for their ability to achieve a level of authenticity seldom seen in the figure collectible arena.
Sideshow is the premier source for highly collectible figures, statues, busts, framed art, prop replicas and film-study maquettes. Sideshow products are available online at: http://www.sideshowcollectibles.com
as well as through specialty and collectible shops, comic book stores, other specialty retailers and via collectible web sites worldwide.
About Brainstorm Innovation Group, LLC.
Headquartered in Westlake Village, CA, Brainstorm Innovation Group is a full-service global licensing and merchandising agency, specializing in brand management, new business development, retail development and the creation of innovative licensing programs. Clients and properties include NHRA®, Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp, HIGHLANDER® film and TV series, Hulk Hogan, The Zodiac Girlz(tm), Emmett Kelly, Jr. and the Rubik's Cube. Brainstorm is a proud member of the Licensing Industry Merchandise's Association (L.I.M.A.). Learn more at www.brainstormlicensing.com