[Business] IDW Publishing enters merchandise license agreement with Figurama Collectors
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IDW is excited to announce that Figurama Collectors Limited has been added to the roster of IDW licensees. Figurama will be producing collectible 1/6 scale Ragnarök figures based on the award-winning comics from Walter Simonson, Laura Martin, and John Workman.
The collectible figures will be distributed worldwide and be made available via specialty and independent stores as well as collectible/novelty E-commerce sites. Concept art of the first figure Ragnarök Thor figure showcases Thor vanquishing his enemies, capturing a breathtaking moment inspired by the comic book.
I couldn’t be more excited to see a Ragnarök Thor in person!” said Walter Simonson. “It’s going to make drawing that guy a whole lot easier!! Two thumbs up!”
“In this concept, we covered all the great elements from across Walter’s comic and combined them to give a complete picture about the comic and communicate a full experience,” said Mohammad Shanab, Founder and CEO of Figurama Collectors Ltd. “Our goal was to capture all the elements and details and freeze them in time in order to create a timeless piece while staying as true to the comic as possible.”
Ragnarök has been widely praised as one of the best comics currently running, earning a spot on CBR’s Top 100 Comics of 2015 list as “a master storyteller doing a masterpiece.”
Leading comic book trade site Comics Alliance has given the series its highest recommendation, stating that “Ragnarök is Simonson in top form.”
Fans of Simonson and his latest, greatest creation, can expect the first series of figures to roll out Q3 2017.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC:IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control for USA Network.