Adventure Begins For Sideshow Collectibles With Indiana Jones Franchise
Thousand Oaks, California (July 2007) - Sideshow Collectibles is proud to expand its relationship with Lucasfilm with the announcement of a new licensing deal to produce collectibles from the Indiana Jones film series. The adventure series began with the 1981 release Raiders of the Lost Ark, followed in 1984 by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. After fourteen nominations and seven Academy Award wins for the film franchise, the adventure continues with a much-anticipated fourth installment yet to be titled, set for release on May 22, 2008. Sideshow's product line will be inclusive of all four Indiana Jones films and will include 12-inch Figures, Premium Format Figures, and Life-size Busts that will range in price from $69.99 to $599.99
Professor of archaeology Indiana Jones is frequently called upon to save priceless relics from falling into the wrong hands. Dr. Jones faces many dangers as he travels the world, battling enemies from power-hungry Nazis to voodoo priests. Jones pieces together mysterious clues, deciphers ancient maps and navigates deadly booby-traps in search of hidden artifacts. Armed with his trusty bullwhip and charming wit, Indiana Jones defeats evil, woos distressed damsels, and recovers supernatural treasures.
About Lucasfilm and Lucas Ltd.
Lucas Ltd. Is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion picture and television productions, the company's global businesses include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts Entertainment; Lucas Licensing; and Lucas Online. Lucasfilm's feature films have won 19 Oscars and its television projects have on 12 Emmy Awards. Lucas Licensing Ltd. manages all the domestic and international merchandising activities of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones properties. Star Wars is the most successful film-based merchandising program history, generating over $9 billion in merchandise sales since 1977.
About Sideshow Collectibles
Since its 1994 beginning, Sideshow Collectibles has distinguished itself as a premier manufacturer and distributor of licensed and proprietary collectible products that reflect a passion toward creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles as well as film prop replicas and fine art collectibles. The collaborative efforts of Sideshow artisans result in intricately detailed likenesses of popular characters, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes and mystical creatures of fantasy, as well as legendary figures from history. With offices located in Thousand Oaks, California, Sideshow products are available online at www.SideshowCollectibles.com and through select specialty retailers worldwide.