FanSets Announces Partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Create Collectible DC Pins with Innovative Designs and Augmented Reality Technology
New Collectible Pins Available for Suicide Squad and other DC Super Hero Properties
Denver, CO – September 30, 2016 – FanSets, the new limited-edition collectibles company, announced today a new partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to launch their cutting-edge, limited edition collectible pins and pin sets, with unique art and technology. The pins are designed to appeal to casual and serious collectors. FanSets will launch their Augmented Reality (AR) pins for an entirely new way to experience fan memorabilia. AR pins will each be associated with a particular 3-D image that can be viewed through a special Smartphone and tablet app. When particular pins are collected together, the app recreates a scene from the corresponding movie, TV show or print media in glorious 3-D. The app will feature light, sound effects and theme music with accompanying sounds. The music begins to play as a moveable portion of the pin is activated such as Batman standing above Gotham City or Batman soaring into action.
Pins featuring DC Super Heroes including such iconic characters as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and many more will debut this month on www.Fansets.com and at select comic book conventions and retailers. FanSets pins will cover everything in the DC Universe from comic books, animated TV shows to the live-action TV series and theatrical films. First out of the gate are character pins for each of the Super-Villains from this summer’s blockbuster Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Suicide Squad including favorites Harley Quinn and The Joker. Other Super Hero and Super-Villain pins and pin sets will follow soon after.
The DC pins will be unique featuring characters, vehicles, actor autographs, sound effects and music as well as cutting-edge, patent-pending Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Highlights of the release will include limited edition pins (fixed number production - destruction of molds after production run), general release pins (unlimited production number), exclusive membership club pins (only available to club members on fansets.com), high-quality construction and technology and original and impressive artwork and images.
The collectible pins, will retail starting at $8.95. A special membership club will make its debut later this year, and members will receive exclusive “members-only” pins and special savings.
FanSets will also have a special booth at conventions around the country and fans and collectors will also be able to find the official pins in specialty stores in the US, Canada and around the world.
“As long-time collectors of all things DC, we are thrilled to bring iconic DC characters to fans in our exclusive FanSets form,” said FanSets partner, Lew Halboth. “We are VERY excited about our first launch with the Suicide Squad pins. Our offerings will also range from the ‘Golden Age’ through ‘Rebirth’ in the comic book series, current and upcoming film titles, television and the animated properties.”
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SUICIDE SQUAD and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)
About Suicide Squad
From writer/director David Ayer comes Suicide Squad, starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis. Based on the characters from DC, the film also stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, Suicide Squad. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters August 5, 2016. Suicide Squad is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language. www.suicidesquad.com
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 DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About FanSets, LLC.
FanSets, launched in 2016, by Lew Halboth, John Garrison and Dan Madsen is a new limited-edition collectibles company producing cutting-edge, limited edition pins and pin sets, with unique art and technology, which are designed to appeal to casual and serious collectors. The company holds licenses for Star Trek, Harry Potter and DC Comics featuring characters, ships, vehicles, actor autographs, sound effects and music as well as cutting-edge, patent pending Augmented Reality (AR) technology. More licenses will be announced soon. For more info visit the FanSets official website at www.fansets.com and also learn about coming events and products, a special membership club and exclusive “members-only” pins and special savings.