The Macabre Mistress of the Dark Haunts Sideshow Collectibles
Thousand Oaks, California (October, 2007) - World-renowned manufacturer of licensed and proprietary product Sideshow Collectibles has signed to create a new line of products based on the famed Elvira character. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark was originally created to host a local Los Angeles TV show in 1981, introducing the horror movie of the evening and poking fun at the film throughout its broadcast. Her feature film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, released in 1988, earned her the Saturn Award for Best Actress from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, and the Elvira Halloween costume has notably become one of the best selling women's costumes in history. Sideshow's license includes rights for Elvira Statues, Maquettes, and Premium Format Figures with detailed clothing and accessories.
About Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
With her trademark raven-black hair and plunging floor-length evening gown, Elvira climbed from the crypt into cult status in the early 1980s as the hostess of the weekly horror-movie series "Elvira's Movie Macabre." The Elvira persona, however, quickly outgrew the show, spinning off into dozens of movies, TV appearances, and even comic books throughout the 80s and 90s, inspiring merchandising ranging from perfume to pinball machines. More recently, Elvira has become the unofficial spokesperson for "Halloween" writ large, keeping her in high demand for public appearances, TV interview and product promotions. When she's not busy entertaining fans, Elvira lends her fame and talent to a range of good causes, including safe-driving initiatives like "Take the Pledge to Slow Down."
About Sideshow Collectibles
Since its inception in 1994, Sideshow Collectibles has been a specialty manufacturer of licensed and proprietary collectible products. With Sideshow’s dedication to accuracy and artistry, these products reflect a passion for creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles, as well as film prop replicas and fine art pieces. Sideshow artisans are renowned sculptors, experienced model makers, painters and costumers whose combined efforts result in the creation of outstanding original designs and intricately detailed likenesses of pop culture icons, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes, mystical creatures of fantasy, and 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.
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