Sideshow Collectibles Granted License for Conan the BarbarianTuesday, July 10, 2007
Sideshow Collectibles Celebrates Movie’s 25th Anniversary With Conan the Collectible
Thousand Oaks, California (July, 2007) – World-renowned manufacturer of licensed and proprietary product Sideshow Collectibles has signed to create a new line of products based on the film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold first starred as the fearsome warrior in 1982′s Conan the Barbarian, and returned for the sequel Conan the Destroyer in 1984. Sideshow will be releasing Premium Format figures depicting Arnold as Conan the Barbarian, expected to retail for approximately $299.99.
Conan the Barbarian quickly gained the attention of fans, premiering as one of the top ten grossing films of 1982 worldwide. Leading lady Sandahl Bergman received the award for Best Actress both from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films and from the Golden Globe® Awards. Following this success, Conan the Destroyer actress Grace Jones received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films. The acclaimed fantasy films portraying the muscled warrior are considered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting breakthrough. The Conan films remain fan favorites for their action, adventure and fantasy success.
About Conan Properties International
Conan Properties International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls all rights to Conan, associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and expanded upon by acclaimed authors and artists for decades. Conan is considered to be the world’s best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.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.
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