or


[05/24/06 - 12:00 AM]
Mcfarlane Toys Gets "Lost"...

[via press release from ABC]

McFARLANE TOYS GETS �LOST��

ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE ACTION FIGURE LINE INSPIRED BY ABC/TOUCHSTONE�S HIT SERIES �LOST�

In a licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group�s Touchstone Television, McFarlane Toys will produce a series of action figures based on the popular television drama �Lost.�

Slated to be in stores in late fall, McFarlane Toys� �Lost� Series 1 captures six compelling characters from the series� first season: Jack, Kate, Hurley, Locke, Charlie and Shannon. Each 6-inch �Lost� action figure will come complete with a detailed base and photographic backdrop, capturing an episode-specific moment in the character�s story. In addition, each package will include a detailed prop reproduction, central to the character�s story, enabling fans to �own� a piece of the show�s mythology.

McFarlane Toys will also release �Lost� deluxe boxed sets � re-creating key moments between multiple characters, and small-scale dioramas � replicating central locations such as the mysterious island and the famous hatch.

McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane who spent time with the �Lost� cast principals in Hawaii, where the series is filmed, says: �All of the key cast members were kind enough to allow me to scan their facial likenesses so we can make the figures as realistic as possible. We now have the data, which will allow us to be more accurate than any toy company in this country could be. In visiting the set, we were able to take enough reference photography to ensure that the environment for each of the figures represents what the viewer has seen on TV.�

�In the end, we hope to be able to do all of the major cast members,� says McFarlane. �As the years go by, fans of the show will be able to collect their own society of �Lost� characters.�

�With its unique cast of characters and detailed fantastical storylines, �Lost� has fostered a passionate fan base that just can�t get enough,� says Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, Business Development, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television. �We are excited to team with Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys to offer the show�s loyal viewers a compelling line of collectibles that captures the series� intricacy, depth and appeal.�

About �Lost�
After Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a seemingly deserted Pacific island, its survivors were forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers has become reluctant heroes who must work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain if they want to stay alive. Danger and mystery loom behind every corner on the island, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets.

�Lost� stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Mr. Eko, Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Emilie de RavinCaire, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie, Terry O�Quinn as Locke, Harold Perrineau as Michael, Michelle Rodriguez as Ana Lucia and Cynthia Watros as Libby.

J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof co-created �Lost� and also serve as executive producers, along with Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. �Lost,� which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, is from Touchstone Television.

�Lost� is the fastest-selling TV series in Buena Vista International Television�s (BVITV) history, having been licensed in over 210 territories worldwide. Across countries such as Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, the UK and Russia, �Lost� has consistently been No. 1 in its timeslot. In the UK, �Lost� delivered Channel 4�s biggest-ever audience for a U.S. series launch, and on Seven Australia it was consistently one of the top two series on the network and held the second-biggest premiere in Australia�s television history. The series has been a Top 3 U.S. series on free TV channels in every international territory it has aired.

About Touchstone Television
Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywood�s leading production companies, supplying critically acclaimed, quality entertainment to the broadcast and cable television industry. The studio�s 14 new and returning scripted series on broadcast television in the 2006-07 season include the international franchise phenomena �Lost,� �Desperate Housewives� and �Grey�s Anatomy.�

About McFarlane Toys
Grammy and Emmy Award-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, best known as the creator of �Spawn� and the founder of spawn.com, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys. The international award-winning company is one of America�s top action figure manufacturers, with several successful television and movie licensing tie-ins, including �Tim Burton�s Corpse Bride� (Warner Bros.), �THE SIMPSONS,� �Napoleon Dynamite,� �Alien vs. Predator� (20th Century Fox), �Wallace and Gromit,� �Shrek� (Dreamworks), and the upcoming Hanna Barbera series (Warner Bros.). McFarlane Toys also makes official league-licensed figures for baseball, football, basketball and hockey within its Sports Picks� line, as well as the Legends lines in all four sports. McFarlane Toys has replicated some of rock music�s greatest icons and album covers, including Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Go to www.spawn.com for more information.





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)





[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/24/16 - 02:59 PM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Date for "Haters Back Off"
All eight episodes of will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[06/24/16 - 02:08 PM]
TLC Brings Back "A Baby Story" in a Whole New Way
TLC reinvented "A Baby Story" by bringing a live birth to Facebook in an unprecedented event early this morning with "A Baby Story Live."

[06/24/16 - 12:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" Posts Highest-Rated Episode of Second Season
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 22.

[06/24/16 - 11:23 AM]
Video: HBO's "High Maintenance" Tease & Photo - Debuts this Fall
The half-hour comedy series follows a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city.

[06/24/16 - 11:08 AM]
James Earl Joins "Scream Queens" in the Series Regular Role of "Candy Striper"
Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Earl is one of the new male leads opposite recently announced Emmy Award nominee John Stamos and Taylor Lautner.

[06/24/16 - 10:51 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2016 Slate
The streaming service confirms dates for "The Mindy Project" (October 4), "Chance" (October 19), "Shut Eye" (December 7) and more!

[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/24/16 - 08:32 AM]
Third Season of Emmy-Nominated Amazon Original Series "Annedroids" is Now Available on Prime Video
The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.

[06/24/16 - 08:23 AM]
Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit Tap Actor Anthony Anderson to Reveal "The Best Place To Be" in New Travel Channel Series
The series follows Hollywood's hottest A-List celebrities as they share the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee at their most favorite international destinations.

[06/24/16 - 07:30 AM]
VH1's Hit Series "Basketball Wives LA" Returns Sunday July 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Returning cast members include Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell and Angel Brinks.

[06/24/16 - 07:19 AM]
NBA Superstar LeBron James and Business Partner Maverick Carter Draft a Winning Lineup for New CNBC Series "Cleveland Hustles"
The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for an investment to launch their own brick-and-mortar stores.

[06/23/16 - 05:44 PM]
CBS to Encore "American Gothic" Series Premiere This Sunday
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Elementary" at 10:00/9:00c.