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[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.





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