NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION CONSUMER PRODUCTS CELEBRATES "PARKS AND RECREATION" WITH NEW MERCHANDISE FOR SUMMER AND FALL
First-Ever Collector's Trading Cards With Cast Autographs and Show-Worn Costume Relics, as Well as Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson Posters and Collector's Tasseled Bookmarks
Ron Swanson Halloween Mask, Costume and Talking Bobblehead Also Up for Sale
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - June 18, 2013 - NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products celebrates the upcoming season of "Parks and Recreation" with a selection of new merchandise that will delight fans and viewers.
Items include the first-ever collector's edition trading cards from Press Pass Inc. Cards will include all the main characters as well as key guest cast such as Megan Mullally (Tammy Swanson), Paul Rudd (Bobby Newport) and Fred Armisen (Raul).
Each of the five-card foil packs will contain a random assortment of characters. Boxes will contain at least two autograph cards and one show-worn costume relic card. The first set will be available in June and the second edition in December at major retailers and hobby shops, as well as online.
In addition, new merchandise available this summer includes collector's edition tasseled bookmarks featuring Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson; a Leslie Knope poster featuring the effervescent bureaucrat and several of her motivational slogans; and an all-new Ron Swanson "Pyramid of Greatness" poster. These items will be licensed by Trends International and will be available in August at major retailers and online at the NBC Store (www.nbcuniversalstore.com).
And finally, Ron Swanson will be immortalized with a Halloween mask that features one of his classic expressions, as well as a long-awaited talking bobblehead, which will be the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys bacon and eggs for breakfast and a meat tornado for lunch. There will also be a Ron Swanson Halloween costume set that includes the mask and an apron. These items will be licensed by Ripple Junction and will be available this fall at major retailers and costume shops nationwide.
Additional information about the new merchandise is included below.
Collector's trading cards
The first edition of trading cards, from Press Pass Inc., will be available in June and second edition in December at Target as well as other major retailers and hobby shops nationwide. Five-card packs are priced at $2.99.
Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson posters and bookmarks
Posters and bookmarks will be available this summer from Trends International at major retailers, specialty shops and bookstores nationwide. Posters are priced at $6.99, bookmarks at $3.99.
Ron Swanson Halloween mask (sold separately) and Halloween costume with mask and apron
Available in fourth quarter from Ripple Junction at major retailers and costume shops nationwide. Price to be determined.
Ron Swanson talking bobblehead
Available in fourth quarter from Ripple Junction at major retailers and specialty shops nationwide. Price to be determined.
About Parks and Recreation
"Parks and Recreation" returns for its sixth season on NBC this fall. From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels (NBC's "The Office," "King of the Hill") and Michael Schur (NBC's "The Office," "Saturday Night Live"), "Parks and Recreation" is a hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Amy Poehler, NBC's "Saturday Night Live," "Baby Mama"), a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind., and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
In the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department, Leslie's office mates include Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe, "Brothers and Sisters," "The West Wing"), a health nut who wants to live to be 150 years old, and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari, "Human Giant," "Scrubs"), a fashion-obsessed wannabe player whose greatest dream is to own his own nightclub. Leslie's boss, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman, "Children's Hospital"), hates the very government he works for, and sports one of the most impressive moustaches on primetime television. Rounding out the cast are: Adam Scott ("Friends with Kids," "Party Down") as Leslie's husband and former campaign manager, Ben Wyatt; Rashida Jones ( "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "The Office") as her best friend, Ann; Chris Pratt ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Moneyball") as shoeshine boy extraordinaire Andy Dwyer; and Aubrey Plaza ("Funny People") as Andy's wife, April, who doubles as Ron's sullen assistant. Also starring are Retta ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") as the fun-loving Donna Meagle and Jim O'Heir ("Castle") as the department's punching bag, Jerry Gergich.
"Parks and Recreation" is a production of Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television. Along with Daniels and Schur, Howard Klein ("The Office") and David Miner ("30 Rock"), Daniel J. Goor (Late Night with Conan O'Brien") and Morgan Sackett ("Seinfeld") also serve as executive producers for the series.
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