CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS REVEALS EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2011
Star Trek, Dexter, NCIS, The Twilight Zone, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation And More Hit Convention With Exclusive Products, Sneak Peeks and Signings
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 18, 2011 – CBS Consumer Products touches down at Comic-Con International 2011 with exclusive sneak peeks, signings and limited-edition product based on popular television properties including Star Trek, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Dexter, The Twilight Zone and more. It will be a fanboy’s – or girl’s – dream with the collection of merchandise amassed at San Diego’s premiere entertainment event, with hot products that can’t be seen anywhere else. CBS will be located in Booth 4129.
“Comic-Con is the ultimate destination to reach our audience directly – whether it’s the die-hard fan or casual admirer,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “By offering these exclusive items we can reward our greatest fans with products that can’t be found anywhere else.”
A complete rundown of product introductions and promotional items from CBS Consumer Products follows.
CBS (Booth #4129): StarTrek.com will offer free Enterprise Bottle Opener Keychains and wristbands to fans. The keychains are made of stainless steel and only 1701 will be available. There will also be a series of red, blue and yellow wristbands with Star Trek phrases on them. Collectors will find the wristbands at the CBS booth as well as the booths of Star Trek partners throughout the show. Be sure to watch the official Star Trek Facebook and Twitter pages for updates during Comic-Con for information on finding each wristband.
Abrams (Booth #1216): Fans can get the first glance at the publisher’s new Star Trek Vault book from author Scott Tipton.
Anovos (Booth #2913-E): Anovos Productions will offer an exclusive three badge pin set for the price of $20. Fans will also have a chance to get their picture taken with the Orion Slave Girls and Star Trek uniform models.
Bandai (Booth #mez 15B): The toy company will be unveiling a Jean Luc Picard Trading Card at the convention. Additionally, Bandai is showing off its Star Trek-inspired deck building games — based on The Next Generation — so fans will get a chance at a hands-on trial.
Chronicle Books (Booth #1506): The publisher will have their new trivia book, Obsessed with Star Trek, based on all Star Trek series and the first ten movies. Author Chip Carter will be there to sign autographs on Thursday, July 21st from 2pm-3pm and Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-11am.
Diamond Comics (Booth 2607): Fans will have a chance to check out Star Trek Mr. Potato Heads from PPW featuring characters from The Original Series.
Hallmark (Booth #2343): The greeting card company will continue to create Star Trek-themed holiday ornaments and will be offering sneak peeks of its 2012 designs at Comic-Con. They will also show off new Star Trek greeting cards.
IDW Publishing (Booth #2643): The award-winning publisher will host fan-favorite Star Trek comic book writer Mike Johnson, who will hold a signing. This follows the announcement that a new movie comic book series will begin in September. IDW will also offer a variety of new movie, TOS and TNG Star Trek comics series.
Lightspeed Fine Art (Booth #3745): The company will be unveiling five brand new limited edition lithographs featuring the Captains from all five Star Trek series. The lithographs will be titled “Trading Places” and will depict all five in one of their alter ego roles shown from the shows. Lightspeed will also hold a number of signings at its booth, including Stan Lee, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn,Eddie McClintok, Robert Picardo, Saul Rubinek and other Star Trek guests.
Quantum Mechanix (Booth #2994): New replicas will be on display in the booth, including the (ST2009) Enterprise Artisan Replica, the Kirk Animated Maquette and the Enterprise “Refit” Artisan Replica. New phaser replicas will be available for purchase.
Quirk Books (Booth #1636): The publisher will be showing off its upcoming title Star Trek: Book of Opposites which will hit shelves in September.
Simon and Schuster Kids (Booth #1128): The publishing giant will have Starfleet Academy Titles #1 – #3 available at the show.
Bif Bang Pow! (At Entertainment Earth, Booth #2343): Television’s most popular scripted show will hit Comic-Con with a brand new Abby Sciuto bobblehead available for purchase.
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing (Booth #1128): The publishing company will be promoting Club CSI chapter books for tweens at the show.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Bif Bang Pow! (At Entertainment Earth, Booth #2343): Television legend William Shatner will introduce a limited edition black-and-white Signature Edition version of the Mystic Seer Replica from The Twilight Zone. The authentic, functioning replica is featured in iconic episode #43 “Nick of Time” starring the famous actor. This exclusive version is limited to only 150 pieces and is signed by Shatner himself! Additionally, he is scheduled to be on hand to introduce the piece on Friday, July 22.
The exclusive black-and-white Signature Edition is available for $499.99, while a red limited edition with a cream colored head and not bearing Shatner’s signature is $249.99. Both items are completely authentic, arriving with napkin and menu holders, a working coin mechanism, can act as a bank, and dispense “fortunes”. These life-size Mystic Seer Replicas measure 13 ½ inches tall, 7 ½ inches wide and 6 inches long, and come with a certificate of authenticity. Both items are available for pre-order at sdcc.EntertainmentEarth.com and will ship in late 2011.
Classic television fans will have even more chances to purchase Comic-Con exclusives at reasonable prices. The Twilight Zone Bob Wilson/Don Carter Deluxe 8-inch action figure ($30), Icons of The Twilight Zone5-inch bobble head ($15) and the The Twilight Zone Talky Tina Doll Replica – EE Exclusive ($139.99) will both be available at the show as part of a slew of new collectibles including 8 exclusives and 21 product debuts.
Zenescope (Booth #2301): Author Paul Ruditis, who has written books based on the television show Charmed, will hold a signing at the Zenescope booth on Thursday, July 21st from 2pm-3pm and 5pm-6pm and Friday, July 22nd from 11am—12pm and 2pm-3pm.
Hallmark (Booth #2913-H): The greeting card company will be showing ornaments and greeting cards based on the classic television show Cheers.
Bif Bang Pow! (At Entertainment Earth, Booth #2343): Everybody’s favorite serial killer gets his very own action figure. The Dexter Dark Defender 3 ¾-inch figurine will be available exclusively at Comic-Con for $15.