company has announced production of a new collectible line
based on characters from the HIGHLANDER franchise."
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,
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!
For updated information on Dynamic Forces
specialty merchandise, product art, exclusive creator interviews,
columns and upcoming product releases, please visit the Dynamic
Forces website at www.dynamicforces.com