Jada Toys Introduces Vehicle & Figure Inspired By Scarface

by Outsiders
April 12, 2005

Jada Toys today announced its agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to produce die-cast collectible products inspired by the epic film Scarface. With its reputation for bringing the hottest trends to the toy aisles, Jada Toys proudly introduces its first movie property product-the 1:18 scale Scarface 1963 Cadillac Series 62.

"We worked very closely with Universal Studios on this project to achieve the quality, look, and presentation deserving of this all-time classic," said Bill Simons, vice-president of sales, Jada Toys,Inc. "This is certainly one of the most colorful and unique 1:18 scale die-cast products ever introduced."

This stunning collectible replica features opening doors, opening hood and trunk, a tiger print interior, and an extreme attention to style and detail for which Jada Toys has become famous. Even better, the vehicle comes complete with a scale figure of Tony Montana clutching his trademark cigar and is finely packaged in the trademark Scarface black-and-white color scheme taken directly from the film's iconic one-sheet poster. The vehicle and figure set is scheduled to arrive at hobby retailers in May.

About the film
Academy Award-winningŪ actor Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film, in this gripping crime epic inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title. Directed by hit-maker Brian DePalma and produced by Martin Bregman, Scarface follows the violent career of Tony Montana (Pacino), a ruthless Cuban refugee who blasts his way to the top of Miami's drug underworld, attaining wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams. His rags-to-riches ascent is marked by memorable moments, including a scene in which the cocky Montana risks his neck to propose to Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer), the girlfriend of murderous drug kingpin Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Only in the film's devastating finale does Montana come to grips with the awful price of his lavish empire.

With its intense screenplay by Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone, driving music score by Giorgio Moroder, and superb insights into Miami's lifestyle, Scarface lays bare the sordid power of the American drug scene.
Scarface is rated R. Please consult www.filmratings.com for further information.

About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

About Jada Toys
Jada Toys, Inc. (www.jadatoys.com), headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., is a leading manufacturer of authentically licensed and highly stylized die-cast collectible vehicles. A hit with children and adult collectors, the Jada Toys product line is comprised of such popular brands as DUB City, Big Time Muscle, Import Racer! Option D, Homie Rollerz, and Von Dutch Garage. Working in-tune with leading auto manufacturers and aftermarket accessory companies, Jada Toys products accurately reflect the hottest trends from the automotive world.
For additional information and the hottest news on Jada Toys products, check out www.jadatoys.com


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