Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that for the first time it has partnered with Bandai America Incorporated to offer an exclusive Wizard World Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Limited Edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Tokyo Vinyl® Green Ranger figures, Thursday through Sunday during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. With 1,500 total figures produced, only 500 will be available at Comic Con Chicago, exclusively at the Wizard World Store on the show floor, while supplies last.
The offering, a must-have for all toy collectors and Power Ranger fans, is an example of new Wizard World initiatives to offer high-end exclusive collectible figures. The Green Ranger figurines are the first Glow-in-the-Dark Tokyo Vinyl® by Bandai, manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today.
Celebrating more than 20 years of Power Rangers history, the powerful Mighty Morphin Green Ranger is now captured in a stylized, modern design as the Wizard World Power Rangers Limited Edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Tokyo Vinyl® Green Ranger figure. Designed by acclaimed Japanese vinyl artist Touma, this figure’s sharp angular features and oversized forearms and hands make this limited edition Ranger a statement in Tokyo pop art. This collectible figure is sixth in the series of Limited Edition Mighty Morphin Tokyo Vinyl® figures and an essential piece to any Power Rangers collection.
In addition to Jason David Frank, the original Green Power Ranger, the Wizard World Comic Con Chicago celebrity lineup will include Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Nathan Fillion (Serenity, “Castle”), Jeremy Renner (Avengers, The Hurt Locker), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Burt Reynolds (Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance) and dozens of others.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 15th of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 20, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 21, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-chicago.html.
About Bandai America Incorporated
A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future,” Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today. The Bandai America brand family includes Power Rangers®, GODZILLA®, Big Hero 6™, and SprüKits®, among other boys, girls, preschool and hobby product lines.
Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan. Global interests encompass three strategic business units: Toys and Hobby, Amusement Facility and Contents. The company is headquartered in Cypress, California. Find out more about our expertise in connecting with kids in fun and fresh ways at www.Bandai.com.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.