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Diamond Select Toys Dials Up Stargate SG-1 And Stargate Atlantis License
Diamond Select: Jay Cochran - 2005.10.14


Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC and MGM are excited to announce a new license agreement for action figures based on the popular and long-lived Sci-Fi Channel series, Stargate SG-1 and its popular spin-off, Stargate: Atlantis!

"The Stargate universe is a perfect match for DST," said Chuck Terceira, Director of Diamond Select Toys. "We know the fans will love our attention to detail and commitment to delivering their favorite characters right from the show. Stargate has been incredibly successful and we knew it was time to take advantage of both shows' continuing popularity."

Stargate SG-1 is currently airing its ninth season on the Sci-Fi Channel as part of their Sci-Fi Friday lineup while Stargate: Atlantis has entered its second season. Both series have received critical acclaim for their writing, acting, special effects and more. With no signs of slowing down and exceeding 2 million viewers per episode, there does not appear to be an end in sight for the Stargate world.

"We are delighted to partner with Diamond Select Toys to bring a range of Stargate action figures to market. Their quality and attention to detail are renowned and make them the perfect partner for our premium sci-fi franchise" said Travis Rutherford, EVP of MGM Consumer Products &Location Based Entertainment.

The master sculptors of Jean St. Jean Studios and Plan B will provide highly detailed sculpts for the Stargate lines based on the series' stars, including Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge. Specific product announcements, as well as timetables for their release dates, will be featured in future Diamond Select Toys communications.

Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis are just the latest licenses to join Diamond Select Toys' growing portfolio, which already includes Marvel Comics, Star Trek, Street Fighter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Joss Whedon's Serenity.



ABOUT DIAMOND SELECT TOYS & COLLECTIBLES, LLC

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and
exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Capcom, Twentieth Century Fox, Hasbro, Backbone, Bliss House, and MGM, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Timonium, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com.



ABOUT METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is an independent, privately-held motion picture, television, home entertainment, and theatrical production and distribution company. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising approximately 4,000 titles, and over 10,400 episodes of television programming. Its film library has received 208 Academy Awards, one of the largest award winning collections in the world, and includes numerous successful film franchises, including James Bond, Pink Panther and Rocky. MGM is owned by an investor consortium comprised of Sony Corporation of America, Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Comcast Corporation and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.


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