Official Press Release
Runnemede, NJ – September 13, 2005 - Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp and Dynamic Forces are proud to announce a new line of high-quality collectibles based upon the HIGHLANDER franchise. The agreement between the two companies allows for use of HIGHLANDER characters from both the film and television series in a dynamic assortment of high end and cool collectibles.
The original HIGHLANDER film (1986, 20th Century Fox) starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, a Scottish clansman born in 1518, who learns that he is an immortal being who must use his wits, and sword, to battle against other immortals, in a deadly game where the survivor will claim "the prize" and decide the fate of mankind. Tutored in the art of sword fighting by his fellow immortal Ramirez (Sean Connery), Conner finds himself pitted against the evil Kurgan (Clancy Brown), culminating in a final battle in New York City in 1985.
This now cult classic film has led to four HIGHLANDER feature films, Home Videos and DVD's, an animated series, fourteen original books and successful licensed merchandise. The HIGHLANDER franchise also includes the popular HIGHLANDER: The Series (119 one hour episodes over 6 seasons), starring Adrian Paul as Connor's cousin, and fellow immortal, Duncan MacLeod. The HIGHLANDER television series has since lived on in widespread syndication and distribution on VHS and DVD.
"We've been working on this one for awhile," explained DF President Nick Barrucci. "And it was definitely worth the wait. We have some new and exciting things planned for the MacLeod clan! With the 20th Anniversary of the first film next year, the time is perfect for our dynamic collectibles to launch! We'll be working hand-in-hand with Davis Anderson Productions to promote each cool collectible through their huge list of fans!"
The agreement allows for DF to produce Statues and Dioramas, Lithographs and small scale figures (from the successful PALZ line produced by Palisades) from all aspects of the HIGHLANDER franchise. Trading cards will be produced based on the first four movies.
Look for more information on the release of the DF HIGHLANDER collectibles line in the weeks to come.
About Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp
Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp, the a multi-award winning global turnkey organization, partnered with Davis-Panzer Productions, Inc., providing merchandising, product development, manufacturing and direct marketing of quality licensed entertainment properties sold direct-to-consumer through catalog, Internet, television, print and inbound/outbound telemarketing. They host eCommerce stores and create print catalogs for properties such as: HIGHLANDER® (Film and TV series), Marvel®, THE LORD OF THE RINGS(tm), ALEXANDER(tm), Xena: Warrior Princess(tm), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys(tm), and Conan®. For additional information visit the Davis-Anderson web site at http://www.davisanderson.com.
About Dynamic Forces, Inc.
Dynamic Forces is the comic book and collectible industry's top producer of limited edition comic books, lithographs, and more.
A licensee of DC Comics, Top Cow Productions, Universal Studios, Revolution Studios' Hellboy, MGM's Army of Darkness, Sony Pictures' Underworld, Hasbro's G.I.Joe, Jim Starlin's Dreadstar, Howard Chaykin's American Flagg!, Red Sonja, Highlander, Frank Miller's Sin City, and many other industry giants, DF continues to set the pace in the comic collector and comic memorabilia markets. Product lines include: action figures, vinyl and poly resin statues, lunchboxes, trading cards, lithographs, giclees, apparel and much more!