SDCC05: The Teen Titans<sup>TM</sup> Join Bandai America for a Super Hero Invasion at Comic-Con 2005
Bandai America to Host Exclusive Autograph Signing With Voice Talent Behind Hit Animated Series & Distribute Exclusive 1.5" Teen Titans Figure to Fans
Straight from Warner Bros. Animation?s animated television series, the Teen TitansTM are swooping into the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con to join Bandai America Incorporated (booth #3713) for an exclusive autograph signing event.
Bandai America's booth will be transformed into "Teen Titans Central" on Saturday, July 16th from 4:45-6:45PM. During this time only, all fans will be given a limited edition 1.5" translucent figure of Beast Boy in mid-transformation (see attached photos above). Voice talent scheduled to appear include Ron Perlman ("Slade"), Khary Payton ("Cyborg"), Greg Cipes ("Beast Boy"), Hynden Walch ("Starfire") and Tara Strong ("Raven"). Producers David Slack and Glenn Murakami, who specially designed the exclusive autograph card for Comic-Con attendees, will also be on hand.
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"Teen Titans continues to score tremendous ratings on two networks, and our toys and action figures featuring the wealth of characters from the show have been a huge hit with boys and girls of all ages," said Matt Golding, director of marketing, Bandai America Inc. "Bandai America is extremely excited to be hosting this event with the talent from the show, as well as distributing our exclusive figure, for all the Teen Titans fans expected at Comic-Con."
In addition to the signing event, Bandai America will display action figures and other products from its portfolio of popular and award-winning toy lines. Sister divisions Bandai Entertainment, a leading distributor of anime home video/DVD, Bandai Cards and Bandai Video Games will showcase their latest releases and game demos (please check booth #3713 for more information).
The Teen Titans autograph signing will take place immediately following the Warner Bros. Animation Presents: Teen Titans Live! panel on Saturday from 3:30-4:30PM in Room 6 CDEF. Based on the long-running DC Comics book series, Teen Titans stars Robin as the leader of a band of teenage super heroes that includes Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven. Chronicling their youthful adventures, Teen Titans airs weekly on Cartoon Network and Kids' WB!
Bandai America's Teen Titans toy line was introduced in 2004 and has become a major hit at retail. Capturing the unique humor featured in the show, the line includes 1.5" collectible figures, 3.5" figures, 5" feature figures, vehicles, playsets and role-play toys. In 2005, Bandai America expanded the brand into new product categories, including 10" action figures and 6.5" "super-deformed" plush, and introduced a greater variety of characters that were never put in toy form before.
For the fall season, Bandai America's key products include the T-Robo, a three-in-one vehicle/playset that features three T-Vehicles that can transform into the Teen Titans newest ally; the Drill Diver and Claw Crawler T-Vehicles that can be combined with one another, as well as the deluxe T-Sub to form an even greater fighting force; and unique role play toys which allow kids to assume the identity of their favorite character, including Cyborg?s Spy Hand for conducting surveillance missions around dark corners.
About Bandai America Incorporated
Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of Bandai Co. Ltd., the third largest toy company in the world, with 30 subsidiaries in 13 countries worldwide. Global interests include toys and children's entertainment, video game software, multimedia, music, full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies and licensed apparel.
Bandai America Incorporated is the master toy licensee of some of the most popular properties and brands in children's toys and entertainment, including the Power Rangers, D.I.C.E., Teen Titans, Strawberry Shortcake and Tamagotchi product lines. Bandai America is headquartered in Cypress, California and company information is available at www.Bandai.com.
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 Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinking in the Bathtub. Since then, Warner Bros.' Animation's characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home video and feature films domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of 34 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parent's Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 19 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC superheroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.
|Posted 7 July, 2005 - 19:46 by JoshB|