Sideshow Collectibles Tackles Tomb Raider LicenseTuesday, July 10, 2007
Sideshow Collectibles Celebrates the Legend of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Thousand Oaks, California (July 2007) – Sideshow Collectibles, world leader in the manufacturing of licensed and proprietary product, has partnered with Eidos Interactive Ltd in creating a new product line for fan favorite action-adventure video game series Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
In the decade since its first release, The Tomb Raider franchise has spawned comic books, inspired two live-action films, and has become one of the highest grossing video game series of all time. Sideshow’s new line will showcase the game’s acclaimed heroine as she appears in the 2006 video game release, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend. The license will allow Sideshow to produce 12-inch Figures and Premium Format Figures, Statues, Busts, and Dioramas priced between $49.99 and $299.99.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend was the seventh title to be released in the Tomb Raider series, which originally launched in 1996. The gun-wielding beauty, Lara Croft hunts for ancient artifacts in perilous locations ranging from abandoned ruins to jungle temples, trying to keep priceless relics from falling into the wrong hands. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend features Lara traveling the globe once again in one of her most challenging adventures.
About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations: Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause. Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Crossfire and Highlander.
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.
Lara Croft and Tomb Raider are trademarks of Eidos Interactive Limited. All rights reserved.. Manufactured by Sideshow, Inc. All Rights Reserved./p>