WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When Robert Kirkman created and wrote Super Dinosaur, his all-ages comic book series for Image Comics and his Skybound Imprint there, he and artist Jason Howard never imagined the characters would join the Hula Hoop® and the Original Frisbee Disc® as iconic American toys from Wham-O® but are thrilled to announce that's exactly what is happening. This November, Wham-O® will bring the Super Dinosaur Air Thunder™ and the Super Dinosaur Air Tube™, featuring Super Dinosaur and Derek Dynamo decked out in their winter gear, to all major sporting goods and department stores.
Robert Kirkman said, “It's a tremendous honor to be working with Wham-O® on bringing Super Dinosaur to the masses! They've been making the coolest toys for years and now they're working with the coolest concept ever ... a cool kid who teams up with his best friend, a dinosaur with robotic arms, to save the world! Who wouldn't want a sled with Super Dinosaur on it?!”
Kyle Aguilar, CEO of Wham-O®, stated, "We are thrilled to partner with Skybound and offer Super Dinosaur licensed items to US consumers. We believe these items will have tremendous success and will bring the Super Dinosaur characters to life on the slopes this winter."
The Super Dinosaur Air Thunder™ will have an MSRP of only $24.99 and the Super Dinosaur Air Tube™ will retail for only $9.99.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S., also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com
Wham-O®, which has returned to its roots in Southern California, has been an American popular culture sensation since it was founded in 1948. Beginning with the Wham-O® Slingshot, Wham-O® toys continue to capture the imagination of all generations. Whether twirling a Hula Hoop®, riding Morey Boogie® and BZ® Bodyboards or tossing the Original Frisbee® Disc, there is a toy to fit everyone. Wham-O® designs and manufactures more than 70 products that are carried by sporting goods stores and mass retailers around the world. Connect with Wham-O® at www.wham-o.com.
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Source: Wham-O Marketing