Sideshow Collectibles Announces New License – The FlyMonday, October 8, 2007
Thousand Oaks, California (October, 2007) – Sideshow Collectibles, world leader in the manufacturing of licensed and proprietary product, announces the acquisition of a new license for Fox’s The Fly franchise. The 1986 film release of The Fly won the Academy Award® for Best Makeup, as well as the Saturn Awards for Best Makeup and Best Horror Film, with the Best Actor Saturn Award going to the film’s star Jeff Goldblum. Following this amazing success, the 1989 sequel The Fly II garnered box office and critical acclaim with award nominations for makeup effects and music. The genre classic films continue to be favorites of monster and horror fans as well as makeup effects artists. Sideshow’s license includes Statues and Maquettes of the mutant creature, which will be available soon for preorder at SideshowCollectibles.com
When scientist Seth Brundle uses himself as the test subject in a matter teleportation experiment, his DNA is crossed with that of a household fly. Brundle’s genetic code slowly mutates until he becomes a monstrous hybrid. The BrundleFly meets a bitter demise, but not before he is able to seduce the lovely reporter, Veronica. When Veronica gives birth to the hybrid Brundle’s son, the mutated genes are passed on and MartinFly emerges. At first bitterly exacting revenge on the scientists who raised him for research, Martin is able to use the same teleportation experiment that began his father’s demise to undo the mutation and put an end to the hybrid fly gene.
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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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