Sideshow Collectibles Granted License for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thousand Oaks, California (August 20th, 2009) – Sideshow Collectibles, a world leader in the manufacturing of licensed and proprietary product, has signed on to create a new line of collectible statues and dioramas based on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series, published by Mirage Studios. Launched in 1984, the first issue was intended by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as a one-issue parody of major comics at the time. When fans clamored for more, an iconic franchise was born. This year marks the 25th anniversary”Shell-ebration” of the brand, with TMNT comics and an upcoming live-action motion picture in the works. Sideshow is expected to introduce its unique line of TMNT product to the market shortly.
From their underground home in the sewers of New York City, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight petty criminals, evil masterminds and even aliens. Trained by their sensei, Master Splinter, these anthropomorphic heroes are skilled ninja warriors, and though their activities remain unknown to society, they defend humanity from the dangers of the underworld.
About Mirage Studios
Mirage Studios, Inc. is part of the Mirage Group, a group of companies located in Northampton, Massachusetts that owns, manages, nurtures and protects the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property.
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.