Official Press Release
Medicom Toy Japan and Diamond Comic Distributors unite with Meltdown Comics to host the world premiere and signing event of the BE@RBRICK and KUBRICK collections based on the hit television series “Lost,” in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Fans will have the opportunity to buy one event exclusive BE@RBRICK per person, and have it signed by the show’s creators and executive producers. Series-one Lost KUBRICKS will be sold (no limit) until Meltdown sells out.
Also showcased at the event, will be a limited edition (three made in the world) 1000% BE@RBRICK which includes signatures from the cast and producers of “Lost.” This 1000% BE@RBRICK will be auctioned off at a later date with proceeds going to The Children’s Defense Fund.
Exclusive Lost art by executive producer Jack Bender will also be featured.
Scheduled to appear at the event are “Lost” co-creators and executive producers J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, and executive producers Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Carlton Cuse. Also scheduled to attend are writers Elizabeth Sarnoff, Paul Zbyszewski, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Kyle Pennington, and Brian K. Vaughan.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m./PST
Line for purchase and signing will start at 4:00p.m./PST
Only one Lost/Meltdown event BE@RBRICK per person may be purchased and signed, no exceptions.
Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 www.meltcomics.com
MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION Location: Tokyo Shibuya
Since establishment in June 1996, MEDICOM TOY has been a Japanese toy company who continuously creates new trends with merchandise in the global toy market that is solely based on its unique viewpoint and method. Its principal is to value the importance of both the product’s image and cooperation’s image. Such effort has been created many high-quality products, starting with 12 inch action figure, and eventually KUBRICK and BE@RBRICK which are now welcomed by the people around the world. Such popularity is supported not only by its collectors, but also many young people all over the world. Today, MEDICOM TOY continues its evolution by its self development, as well as collaborations with various groups from street culture to global corporations.
KUBRICK is the ultimate block figure which has achieved “minimalism of action figure.” Just by adding plastic parts to its 2.4 inch and 9 jointed part body, it can be changed from movies or comics’ characters to promotional mascots of any corporations. Because of an exquisite touch to arrange the original model into KUBRICK style, KUBRICK attracts many fans all over the world. Also, some of those excellent designs are developed to 400% Model (9.5 inch) and/or 1000% (23.6 inch), which stir up the excitement in the market.
BE@RBRICK is “an articulated 3D canvas.” Its body is in 3 sizes just like KUBRICK; 100% (2.8 inch), 400% (11.0 inch), and 1000% (28.3 inch). Based on its strict rule of “no decoration except paint on the surface is allowed,” enormous numbers of designs by world top-class artists including MEDICOM TOY have been released so far since 2001. Such huge collection has created BE@RBRICK Collectors from all over the world. Also it has become a dream canvas which many of young artists crave to express their arts on.
Diamond Comic Distributors
Founded by Steve Geppi in 1982, Diamond Comic Distributors has grown from a regional operation with 17 customers to the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and related pop-culture merchandise. From strategically located Distribution Centers throughout North America and the U.K., Diamond services more than 3,500 comic book specialty shops every month, plus another 1,000 retailers who carry comics and products as sidelines. Diamond also exclusively represents many of the comic industry’s top publishing powerhouses including DC Comics, Marvel Comic, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics and Wizard Entertainment.
Meltdown Comics is the largest comic book shop on the West Coast, located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. With a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations – and a reputation for hosting successful events in their Melt Gallery – Meltdown is a must-see pop culture destination in Los Angeles.
“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.
“Lost” was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz serve as executive producers. “Lost,” which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Studios.