Quantum Mechanix, maker of some of our favorite collectibles, has raised its game for Comic Con. Not only are they putting out more great Firefly and BSG schwag, they're also launching Doctor Who and Warehouse 13 lines. Update: Gallery fixed!
We're stoked to present a first look at these new toys and collectibles, many of which haven't been seen anywhere else yet. And a few of them are Comic Con exclusives.
You can get these items at Quantum Mechanix's booth here at San Diego Comic Con. And check their site, at QMxOnline.com, next week.
And yes, that scale model of a Viper II does have a working DRADIS. Here's a video showing it in action:
Quantum Mechanix also leaked us the announcement that it's taking on the Doctor Who license:
Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) announced today that it has signed an agreement with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) to develop and market a full line of collectibles based on the hit science-fiction television series, Doctor Who.
Premiering in 1963, the venerable British TV series is one of the most recognized entertainment brands in world. Some 31 seasons of Doctor Who have been produced, comprising 767 episodes, making it the longest running science-fiction television series worldwide. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Doctor Who is the "most successful science-fiction television series in the world," based on ratings, DVD and book sales, and iTunes traffic.
After a 20-year hiatus, a revamped Doctor Who was launched in 2005 and is now more popular than ever. Doctor Who is sold to more than 50 territories worldwide with global DVD sales in excess of 3.5 million. And with the successful transition to Matt Smith in the titular role, the latest actor to take on the role of the time-traveling alien, Doctor Who's popularity seemed assured for years to come.
"When people ask us how we determine what shows and movies to license, we tell them first and foremost a show must tell great character-driven stories," said QMx CEO Andy Gore. "And there has never been a greater character than Doctor Who."
QMx's Doctor Who license includes screen-accurate prop replicas, animated maquettes, travel posters and novelties. The company is already hard at work on several products and will have prototypes on display at the QMx booth (#3251) at Comic-Con International 2010 San Diego in July.
And the press release about QMx taking on Warehouse 13 too:
Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) announced today that it has reached an agreement with NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group to create a full line of prop replicas and prints based on Syfy's hottest show, Warehouse 13.
Warehouse 13 follows the adventures of two secret service agents working for a shadowy government organization specializing in the safe retrieval and storage of supernatural objects. The show, which offers a light-hearted blend of science fiction, steampunk and fantasy genres, features snappy dialog and eccentric characters plus some of the coolest gadgets on any television show, ever.
"Great characters, fun stories and props – lots of really cool props. Warehouse 13 is a replica company's dream license," said QMx CEO Andy Gore. "And we couldn't be happier that our partners at NBC Universal and Syfy trust us to be the first licensee to take this wonderful property into collectibles."
QMx's Warehouse 13 license includes screen-accurate prop replicas, posters and blueprints. The company is already hard at work on several replicas and will have prototypes of the Farnsworth – a handheld video communications device – at the QMx booth (#3251) at Comic-Con International 2010 San Diego in July.