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Sideshow Collectibles Allies With New Line Cinema To Create 12-inch Figures From The Lord of the Rings

LOTR: Jay Cochran - 2005.12.26

The many heroic and indelible characters who populated The Lord of the Rings film series, are also among the most familiar and cherished images in Hollywood history. Sideshow Collectibles, a specialty manufacturer of iconic television and film collectibles, in association with New Line Cinema, is currently producing a line of Lord of the Rings Premium Format figures. This 1:4 scale figure line follows a very successful Lord of the Rings collectibles line, created when Sideshow Collectibles partnered with award winner effects studio, WETA workshop, to produce more than 180 high-end, collectable statues, busts, and helms. Sideshow Collectibles has worked closely in the past with New Line Cinema on licensed 12-inch figures from New Line's House of Horror, including such films as Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And, starting in second-quarter 2006, Sideshow Collectible's own Lord of the Rings range will expand to include 12-inch figures from the landmark film series.

The adventures and exploits of Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and their allies and enemies became touchstones of modern literature when first conceived by author J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings. Three landmark film adaptations from New Line Cinema won 17 Academy Awards(R) and introduced Tolkien's incomparable vision to a vast new audience of devotees. Sideshow Collectibles' line of 12-inch Lord of the Rings figures is sure to be as sought after as their other collectible figure lines.

Sideshow's 12-inch posable figures feature more than 30 points of articulation. The figures will combine intricate, layered costuming, action-oriented body poses, and will come fully equipped with weapons, shields, and other authentic accessories. The 12-inch figure line will be available in collectible and specialty stores worldwide, as well as directly through the Sideshow Collectibles website, www.sideshowcollectibles.com. The 12-inch figures will retail for approximately $50 to $75.

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 a manufacturer of licensed collectible products based on the following properties: The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Marvel Comics, James Bond, Aliens, Predator, Star Trek, John Wayne, Scarface, Terminator, Terminator 2, Terminator 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Universal Studios Classic Monsters, Highlander, X-files and many others. In addition, Sideshow manufactures its own line of historically accurate 12" collectible figures under the brands: Bayonets & Barbed Wire (WWI), Brotherhood of Arms (American Civil War), Fife and Drum (Rev. War) and Six Gun Legends (Western characters).

About New Line Cinema Corporation
New Line Cinema is the oldest and most successful independent film company in the world. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, licensing, merchandising and international marketing and distribution. New Line is a pioneer in franchise filmmaking and its Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the most successful film franchise in history. New Line is a unit of Time Warner (NYSE: TWX).

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