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LOS ANGELES — February 10, 2014 — Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) announced today that it has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to bring the heroes and villains of the DC Comics universe to its roster of Q-Pop® figures.
The newly minted deal lets QMx take the decidedly lighthearted style of Q-Pops and apply them to such beloved DC Comics Super Heroes as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and other members of the DC Comics universe.
Q-Pops are a line of high-quality PVC figures that put a whimsical spin on pop culture’s favorite characters. The Q-Pop® style is reminiscent of Japanese chibi characters, but injected with a distinctly American flair. Each figure is approx. 3.5” tall and will include a themed base and word balloon with a whiteboard surface that will allow collectors to write in quotes or verbalize sound effects with an included dry-erase marker.
The DC Comics Q-Pop® line will be priced between $19.95 and $29.95, providing fans with an accessible line of figures to collect without breaking the bank.
“Q-Pops are each character's inner child come to life,” said Mohammad Haque, Design Director for QMx. “Part of their unique fun comes from filling in a silly phrase or quip in the word bubbles. It's fun to have them do the talking for you!”
“Each DC Comics Q-Pop® should evoke the pure joy of cracking open a comic book for the first time,” adds QMx CEO Andy Gore. "QMx hopes to capture the glee from our childhoods spent pretending to be Super Heroes and box it up with each Q-Pop®.”
“We’re excited to partner with QMx to add the fan-favorite DC Comics Super Heroes to their roster of Warner Bros. properties and beloved characters,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
QMx plans to release the first DC Comics Q-Pops summer 2014 at QMx-authorized comic, collector and specialty retail outlets around the country. They’ll also be available for purchase directly through the QMx website at www.qmxonline.com.
For updates on coming designs and release details, consumers can follow Quantum Mechanix via the:
- QMx Insider newsletter http://www.qmxonline.com/insider
- QMx Twitter http://twitter.com/QMxInsider
- QMx Facebook http://www.facebook.com/QuantumMechanix
BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s14)
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes — a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
About Quantum Mechanix
Based in Los Angeles, Quantum Mechanix Inc. is a creative studio and developer of screen-accurate replicas, collectibles and artwork inspired by entertainment's most beloved shows and movies. QMx’s focus on creating highly detailed and lovingly crafted products caters to the most demanding clientele - from dedicated fans to the industry's most prestigious studios and production companies. QMx currently operates under licenses from such studios as Bad Robot Productions, the BBC, CBS Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, Lucasfilm Ltd., Mutant Enemy Productions, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Licensed franchises include Battlestar Galactica, DC Universe, Doctor Who, Firefly, Ghostbusters, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Star Trek, Star Wars, Super 8, The Big Bang Theory and World War Z.
For more information, please visit http://www.qmxonline.com.