The Toyark has just received a new press release announcing the upcoming A Team line by Jazzwares!
JAZWARES™ SELECTED BY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX LICENSING & MERCHANDISING TO CAPTURE THE EXPLOSIVE ACTION OF THE UPCOMING MOTION PICTURE EVENT
THE A-TEAM WITH PREMIERE LINE OF LICENSED PRODUCTS
Jazwares, Inc. Awarded Toy License for the Upcoming Feature Film
SUNRISE, FL – November X, 2009 – Jazwares™, a leader in the licensed products marketplace, has been tapped by Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) to develop an extensive toy line for the upcoming feature film The A-Team. The launch of the Jazwares product line, which includes action figures in various sizes, vehicles, and electronics, will coincide with the movie’s release in June 2010.
“The release of The A-Team film will introduce a new generation of fans to the heroes of the popular series,” said Laura Zebersky, executive vice president sales, Jazwares. “The A-Team is a part of pop culture history and we look forward to playing a role in its return.”
“Jazwares is part of the ‘A-Team’ of licensees we’ve assembled to work on the merchandising program for this fantastic property,” said Lora Cohn, VP of Fox Licensing. “We are confident that both old and new fans alike will be pleased by what Jazwares introduces to retail.”
The Jazwares toy line will include 3 ¾” action figures in an A-Team assortment and villain assortment, 12″ B.A. Baracus and Hannibal Smith collector figures with voice chips, an electronic A-Team van for the 3 ¾” figures, plus other retailer exclusive packs. The product line will also include electronic items such as Walkie Talkies, an alarm clock and digital camera.
THE A-TEAM follows the exciting and daring exploits of Hannibal Smith and his colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit. Going “rogue,” they utilize their unique talents – and eccentricities – to try and clear their names and find the true culprit. THE A-TEAM hits everywhere June 11, 2010.
Liam Neeson, whose many credits include the Oscar-winning “Schindler’s List” and the recent box office hit “Taken,” portrays Hannibal Smith, a master planner of inventive missions requiring split-second timing, unusual skills and a team of incredibly proficient and …eccentric.. soldiers; Bradley Cooper, who shot to movie superstardom in the smash comedy “The Hangover,” is Templeton “Face” Peck, who can procure anything for the Team’s unorthodox and daring activities; Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, a professional mixed martial artist and a top rated UFC light heavyweight, is B.A. Baracas, the Team’s driver and muscle; and Sharlto Copley, who stars in the surprise summer hit “District 9,” is H.M “Howling Mad” Murdock, a gifted pilot – and certified loon. Jessica Biel (“The Illusionist”) stars as Capt. Charisa Sosa, a former love interest of Face’s, but who’s now relentlessly pursuing the Team for a crime not of their doing. Patrick Wilson (“Watchmen”) is Lynch, a mysterious CIA operative who is a key player in the Team’s most explosive mission.
Joe Carnahan (“Narc,” “Smokin’ Aces”) directs from a screenplay by Skip Woods (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), Carnahan, and Carnahan’s writing partner Brian Bloom (writing credit not final), based on the television series “The A-Team.” The producers are Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Jules Daly, Stephen J. Cannell, Alex Young, Iain Smith, and Spike Seldin.
About Jazwares, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, Jazwares, Inc. has been committed to creating ‘quality products that push the boundaries of product design’ since 1997. With its focus on innovation and function, Jazwares has established itself as a well respected leader in the licensed products industry, delivering a diverse line of goods featuring some of the most contemporary entertainment properties in the marketplace. Today, through the expertise of their design specialists, Jazwares continues to offer a wide array of stationery products and has expanded its line to include action figures, bath products and electronics featuring some of the hottest licenses around including Hershey®, Astro Boy®, “Planet 51”, Megaman™, Sonic the Hedgehog™, “Hannah Montana”, Bakugan™, “Ben 10”, ©Disney Princess and Thomas the Train, among others. Jazwares goal is to invent toys and related products that are new to the marketplace, featuring the licenses that kids want at an affordable price. For more information about Jazwares, Inc., please visit www.jazwares.com.
About Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.