'Pacific Rim,' 'Jurassic Park,' 'Adventure Time,' 'Monsuno'
Movie, Toon Licenses Announced
Published: 02/27/2013 02:31am
A broad range of licenses for movie and animation properties has been announced.
Legendary Entertainment has a broad range of merchandise licensees teed up behind the release of its kaiju-themed summer tentpole Pacific Rim. In addition to the previously announced WizKids games (see "More WizKids Licensed Games") and Legendary comics (see "Legendary Touts Project with Del Toro"), NECA will be producing action figures, models, prop replicas, apparel and more; Cryptozoic will produce trading cards and accessories; and Titan Books will produce novelizations. Other licensees include Insight ("art of" book), Rubies (costumes) and Sideshow Collectibles (replicas and statues).
Hasbro will be making toys tied to Jurassic Park 4, according to Variety. The film will is due out June 13, 2014. As master toy licensee, Hasbro will have rights to action figures, plush, dolls, playsets, games, and more.
On the toon front, Cartoon Network is expanding licensing based on its hit series Adventure Time. USAopoly is producing games; Jazwares is producing 3” figures, consumer electronics, and other mass-oriented products; Funko is expanding its vinyl figure line; and Briarpatch is producing games and puzzles for kids five and up. BOOM! is producing comics (see "'Adventure Time's' One Big Cover").
Jakks Pacific is launching toys, including game cards, based on the Nicktoons series Monsuno. One-packs will include one Monsuno core (die-cast cores based on monsters), a transforming action figure, and three collector game cards. Two-packs and 4-packs will also be produced, along with other Monsuno toy products.
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