SDCC12: Factory Entertainment
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Factory Entertainment was on hand during Comic-Con showing off their wide array of licensed product, from The Beatles Yellow Submarine to Universal Monsters. But first things first - new 2013 licenses! Factory Entertainment announced at the show their acquisition of the following hot movie and comic licenses: Jurassic Park, Jaws, Back to the Future, Judge Dredd and Shaun of the Dead. Collectors can expect a variety of product including new plush, Shakems (bobble heads), statues and prop replicas.
THE BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE: Recently remastered and released on Blu-ray, this animated classic has already received collectibles in the form of new Shakems and plush (see our story HERE). New items on display included Pepperland Band Shakems (with alternative heads: those of the animated Beatles and those bearded as the band), a cool Yellow Submarine Maquette, and most exciting: 1:6th scale Articulated Collectibles Figures of the cartoon Fab Four. Based on their animated appearance in the movie, these approximately 12" figures were given a more real world treatment by elongating their legs and arms to make them appear more human. The figures are a "what if the 'toon was real" approach without losing any of the cartoon charm. Ringo, Paul, George and John will each retail for around $129 and are slated to begin shipping this October. Each comes with real cloth outfits and a large assortment of accessories and interchangeable arms. They looked amazing in person.
UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: The item that has me most excited is Factory Entertainment's 1:1 replica of the fossil hand prop seen in the 1954 Universal classic The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Sculpted by Tyler Ham using the only surviving resources, this unique collectible is coming soon priced at around $400 and limited to only 500 pieces. Also on display was Factory Entertainment's new 1:1 Frankenstein VFX Maquette (read our story HERE), as well as a new Medallion replica from Dracula (750 pieces) and Wolfman Cane. While only the gorgeous wolf handle was shown at Comic-Con, the entire cane will be offered as the final product.
While not licensed product, Factory Entertainment had on display a line of monster figures called Crypto-Creatures. Factory Entertainment was gauging fan reaction on these and from what I saw, I thought they looked great.
JAMES BOND 007: Following their steel "Jaws" replica teeth and sold out reproduction of the Golden Gun, Factory Entertainment will be introducing several new authentic James Bond prop replicas. Look for Goldfinger Tracking Devices and the Goldeneye Lens and Keys (above) this fall, as well as a cool Moonraker Laser this winter.
MEN IN BLACK: Shakems (see our story HERE) and a cool replica of the Neuralyzer (HERE) have been announced, but Factory Entertainment have two new weapon replicas on display at the show. Coming soon will be chromed-out (real metal) props of the "Noisy Cricket" and Agent Sidearm (J2 Gun).