Enter The Big Bang Ultimate Fan Giveaway Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to Comic-Con!

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCC - HeaderIn a bold twist to bring The Big Bang Theory to a new frontier, Warner Bros. and CBS Consumer Products are launching an exclusive, limited edition co-branded collection of The Big Bang Theory/Star Trek merchandise for the first-time ever that includes Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj’s preferred version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard Spock” themed product, as well as t-shirts and Funko bobble-heads featuring characters in Starfleet uniforms. This new co-branded collection of merchandise will be available only at Hot Topic stores nationwide and HotTopic.com from now until July. Hot Topic will also be the exclusive home to a new, limited edition The Big Bang Theory/DC Comics t-shirt, featuring Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj in their favorite DC Comics Super Hero costumes.

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Click to Enter SweepstakesIn support of these exciting new collections, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution have teamed up with Hot Topic to celebrate The Big Bang Theory airing 5 Nights a Week (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings) in off-network syndication. The partnership offers a second annual sweepstakes inviting fans to enter the “Ultimate Fan Giveaway” for an opportunity to attend the biggest pop culture convention in the world – the legendary Comic-Con in San Diego. Fans will also have the chance to win many great prizes, including the special edition DC Comics t-shirt and $500 Hot Topic gift cards. This year’s partnership is offering an even bigger bang with a larger collection of exclusive Big Bang merchandise at Hot Topic locations nationwide.

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Sheldon's Shirt of the Day - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCCFrom Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31, avid fans and pop culture junkies can enter the contest either by watching The Big Bang Theory every weeknight in syndication (in select markets) and identifying Sheldon’s special Hot Topic t-shirt online at http://www.BigBangContest.com or by visiting any Hot Topic store nationwide now through Sunday, June 2, signing up to be a HT+1 rewards member and purchasing any The Big Bang Theory t-shirt, including the exclusive “Big Bang DC Comics” Comic-Con edition t-shirt only at Hot Topic. One lucky fan will receive an all-expenses paid, fun-filled getaway for two to Comic-Con in San Diego, CA – including two tickets to Comic-Con, round-trip airfare, three days/two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation and special access to various events at the Warner Bros. booth.

“We’re excited to pay-it-forward to The Big Bang Theory’s legions of fans in this perfect alliance that brings together this pop-cult favorite with the iconic brands of Star Trek and DC Comics,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We had such a great fan reaction and experience with this promotion last year that we’re excited to team up with Hot Topic again to bring fans a bigger bang offering and more chances to win another out-of-this-world opportunity.”

“We are thrilled to renew our partnership with Warner Bros. on such an exciting merchandise program,” said Cindy Levitt, VP and General Merchandise Manager at Hot Topic. “We feel like we’ve created the perfect geek storm by combining The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, DC Comics, Comic-Con and Hot Topic in this program and promotion, and we couldn’t be happier that we can make it happen for our customers.”

“We approach each and every initiative we endeavor from the perspective of giving back to the fans,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “We know that fans of The Big Bang Theory and fans of Star Trek are going to go mad for this co-branded merchandise. We set out to deliver a truly unique co-branded opportunity and are thrilled to have gone where no man – or woman – has gone before.”

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Gift Card - DC Comics Superheroes T-Shirt - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCCAs part of the promotion, Hot Topic stores will also feature an exciting array of merchandise from The Big Bang Theory spanning apparel, accessories, gift and novelties, and toys, including Funko bobbleheads of fan-favorites Leonard, Sheldon and Howard in Starfleet uniforms.

The more viewers tune in to The Big Bang Theory 5 Nights a Week on broadcast television (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings) and go to a Hot Topic retail store, the more chances they have to win.

In addition to the trip to Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Hot Topic are offering viewers in 47 markets the opportunity to also win local prize packages that include $500 gift cards from Hot Topic. Markets include:

KBAK – BAKERSFIELD, CA WSTR – CINCINNATI, OH
KMPH – FRESNO, CA WACH – COLUMBIA, SC
KTTV – LOS ANGELES, CA KDFW – DALLAS, TX
KICU – SAN FRANCISCO, CA KDVR – DENVER, CO
WPCH – ATLANTA, GA WKBD – DETROIT, MI
KTBC – AUSTIN, TX KFOX – EL PASO, TX
WUTB – BALTIMORE, MD WWMT – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
WTTO – BIRMINGHAM, AL WHNS – GREENVILLE, SC
WCCB – CHARLOTTE, NC WTIC – HARTFORD, CT
WFLD – CHICAGO, IL KHON – HONOLULU, HI
WOFL – ORLANDO, FL WPGH – PITTSBURGH, PA
WPHL – PHILADELPHIA, PA WPFO – PORTLAND, ME
KCPQ – SEATTLE, WA WCWW – SOUTH BEND, IN
WMOR – TAMPA, FL KQCW – TULSA, OK
KUTP – PHOENIX, AZ WLFL – RALEIGH, NC
WTTV – INDIANAPOLIS, IN WNAB – NASHVILLE, TN
WJXT – JACKSONVILLE, FL WTVZ – NORFOLK, VA
WBXX – KNOXVILLE, TN KOKH – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
KVMY – LAS VEGAS, NV WFXR – ROANOKE, VA
WBFS – MIAMI, FL KABB – SAN ANTONIO, TX
WDJT – MILWAUKEE, WI WTTG – WASHINGTON, DC
WFTC – MINNEAPOLIS, MN WSJP – PUERTO RICO
KPLR – ST. LOUIS, MO

About THE BIG BANG THEORY
Comedy has Expanded to 5 Nights a Week (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings)! The Big Bang Theory is the story of two brainy best friends who could tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics – but when it comes to dealing with everyday life here on Earth, they’re lost in the cosmos. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) are brilliant physicists – wizards in the laboratory, but socially inept outside of it. Enter their beautiful, free-spirited neighbor, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. While Leonard spends his days looking for love, Sheldon is quite content video-chatting with platonic partner Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) or playing Star Trek 3D chess with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow Caltech scientists Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), and Howard’s new wife, the adorable microbiologist Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com

Created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), who also serve as executive producers along with showrunner Steven Molaro (The Class), The Big Bang Theory stars Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (The Muppet Movie), Kaley Cuoco (Hop), Simon Helberg (A Serious Man), Kunal Nayyar (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch (True Blood). The Emmy®-nominated series is from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About STAR TREK
With an over 45-year history and more than 700 hours of content from six television series and twelve movies, Star Trek is an entertainment and pop culture icon across the world. With its visionary philosophy and thrill for adventure, the Star Trek universe only continues to broaden into new territories. Star Trek is licensed by CBS Consumer Products. ™ & ©2013 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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 Hot Topic
Hot Topic is a mall- and web-based specialty retailer beloved by rebellious and expressive teens for more than 20 years. Hot Topic offers music and pop culture junkies band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories. Hot Topic operates 621 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at hottopic.com. Find Hot Topic on Twitter (twitter.com/hottopic), Facebook (facebook.com/hottopic), YouTube (youtube.com/hottopic) and Instagram (instagram.com/hottopic).

About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.

via Warner Bros. Press Release

Topps Announces MARS ATTACKS Heritage Card Set

Topps is releasing their MARS ATTACKS July release Anchors 50th Year Anniversary Celebration.

Since its initial release in 1962, MARS ATTACKS has made an indelible impression on pop culture, inspiring legions of fans around the world.  Now, Topps is proud to announce MARS ATTACKS‘ triumphant return to its trading card roots. Coinciding this summer with the landmark half-century milestone the company is pulling out all the stops for collectors to re-connect with the cult classic while ushering in a whole new generation of fans.

The commemorative trading card set, currently in development for release in July, is a cornerstone of the 50th anniversary campaign. In addition to reprinting the 55 iconic cards which comprised the original series, Topps is adding 25 never-before-seen subjects.

Ten cards, painted by Jason Edmiston, are based on storyboarded sketches from original series pencillers Wally Wood and Bob Powell that did not originally appear in the 1962 card set. Edmiston’s finished works pay homage to the pulp sci-fi style of Norm Saunders, the master painter who first gave MARS ATTACKS its signature look. Fifteen all-new cards are provided by Eisner award-winning comic book artist John McCrea, the acclaimed illustrator of IDW’s forthcoming MARS ATTACKS comic book series.  McCrea is known to comics fans as the co-creator of Hitman (in collaboration with writer Garth Ennis), among numerous other high-profile assignments.  His new, powerful imagery for the card set will provide fans with added insights to the comics as well as to the all-new MARS ATTACKS universe.

A variety of extra inserts are also designed to add collectibility and fun: limited edition multi-colored parallels and 3D lenticulars will be randomly included in packs. And, for the very first time, Topps will be including MARS ATTACKS sketch cards in boxes. Many talented artists are on board to provide their one-of-a-kind hand-rendered sketch art.

The original MARS ATTACKS series enjoys the distinction of being the most sought after and valuable non-sport trading card set of all time. Its legacy status has earned the new series Topps’ full “Heritage style” treatment.  In order to preserve the product’s retro sensibility, all cards will be printed on thick, old fashioned card stock. Similarly, the design treatments for the display box and wrapper mimic the now-classic 1962 packaging.

The trading cards will be complemented by a product licensing program geared primarily to core hobby fans.  A host of premium quality tie-ins are in the works:  action figures and plush toys (Mezco), comics and graphic novels (IDW), a commemorative book (Abrams), model kits (Moebius), costumes (Incogneato), T-shirts (Impact), statues and busts (Quarantine), holiday ornaments (Gentle Giant), limited-edition prints (Russell Walks), bobble head dolls and vinyl figures (Funko).  Regular updates about the cards and the licensed merchandise are posted on the official facebook page (www.facebook.com/marsattacks), catering to a growing community of over 50,000 followers.

For further information, contact: Adam Levine, email alevine@topps.com, phone (212) 376-0607

via Topps Press Release
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Mars Attacks! Martian Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko $9.99

The invasion has begun!  In celebration of 50 Years of Martian Mayhem, Funko adds to their line of Pop! Vinyl figures with Topps’ classic MARS ATTACKS Martian Commander!  Over 4″ tall and eager to invade your desk!  With his classic ray gun and big domed brain, this little space invader stands ready to vaporize anything that stands in his way.

Mars Attacks! Wacky Wobbler Martian Bobble Head by Funko $12.99

The invasion has begun!  Funko and Topps are proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of MARS ATTACKS with this officially licensed Wacky Wobbler bobble-head!  Standing 7 inches tall and wielding his classic ray gun rifle, this dastardly Martian Commander comes in a full color window box.  Display him in the package, or take him out and let his big brain bobble. An instant classic from Funko!
(The quality of the image provided is not that good, so here’s another one… I think it’s a mock-up, but it looks better!)

Star Trek Spock – Transporting Bobble Head EE SDCC Exclusive!

FigureoftheDay.com just posted this limited edition Star Trek SPOCK Bobble-Head. “It is an EXCLUSIVE EE San Diego Comic-Con Limited Edition to 1,500 Pieces.” Does that mean it’s from Entertainment Earth? This sure seems like it. Also it’s made by Funko, and we know that they have ties with them. They also say that “Your order today will include a FREE 24″ x 40″ Original 1979 SPOCK TV Poster while supplies last!” Spock will beam himself to you for $14.99 with FREE shipping.