Sideshow Collectibles Partners with Electric Tiki Design For Distribution and Co-DevelopmentFriday, April 7, 2006
Creating Classic and ‘Tooned-Up’ Collectibles of TV and Film’s Most Beloved Characters
Thousand Oaks, CA Mar. 31, 2006 -Sideshow Collectibles and Electric Tiki, two of the most respected companies in the collectibles industry, have announced plans to join forces. Sideshow will be the exclusive distributor of Electric Tiki’s animated style products, and together the two companies will expand into new areas of design, development and manufacturing.”We have a long standing respect for Electric Tiki’s product and philosophy,” says Greg Anzalone, President and CEO of Sideshow Collectibles. “We’re very pleased to make Electric Tiki’s products more available to collectors, and we’re excited to add even more diversity to Sideshow’s offerings. Electric Tiki’s animated style product is the best on the market.” Sideshow will be marketing and distributing all of Electric Tiki’s brands, including the Teeny Weeny Mini-Maquette line, the “Tooned-Up” Television Maquette series, the Classic Heroes Collection, and Electric Tiki’s original creations.
Electric Tiki produces high-end, limited-edition collectibles from a variety of properties, including Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Munsters, Married With Children, Elvira, Mighty Mouse, Hellboy, and many more. President and CEO Tracy Mark Lee has had a long history with film and television, working as an animator with Disney before founding Electric Tiki in 2001. “It has been a dream of mine since I started Electric Tiki that someday we would get out of the garage and into the mainstream,” says Tracy. “We have strived to be unique and imaginative in an industry where imitation tends to be the standard. When Sideshow’s Creative Director, Tom Gilliland, contacted me and proposed the idea of becoming our exclusive distributor, it was the best gift I could have asked for as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary. I have always been a huge fan of what Sideshow does and the parallel of our humble beginnings make us the perfect match. Sideshow products are nothing short of high drama and we hope to bring some light comedy to their product range. Their focus on quality product above all else is extremely rare. Having Sideshow’s great team behind our product will only enhance our brand identity as well as giving the products worldwide exposure. It is an honor for us to partner with Sideshow and I look forward to many exciting collaborations.”
Sideshow will begin to accept pre-orders for new Electric Tiki products in April, including beloved characters such as Dick Tracy and Woody Woodpecker. Future offerings will include Lily Munster, Lobster Johnson, and Lassie. Collectors will also have the opportunity to add some of the currently available Electric Tiki gems to their collection, including The Lone Ranger, Flash Gordon, Betty Boop, and others! More information is available at www.SideshowCollectibles.com.
About Electric Tiki Design
Electric Tiki is a uniquely talented designer and manufacturer of limited edition animated style statues, busts, and maquettes from a variety of film and television properties. Creatively rooted in the classic style of yester-year, Electric Tiki puts an elegantly simple, dynamic spin on many memorable characters, both modern and retro. For additional information, please visit www.ElectricTiki.com.
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.