, as well as Bandai America for
toy line of heroes, creatures and vehicles is expected to arrive at U.S. retailers in October, months before the film's release in December. The toys will also come with a 3-D Web tag, where fans can unlock other special online features tied to the product. Epic-adventure film
stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.
Bandai America's Dragonball action figures will hit stores in April to coincide with the release of
. The line will include seven 4" action figures based on the main characters from the film and 6" ripcord-activated figures.
"The introduction of
is the next installment to an amazingly successful franchise that boasts more than $4 billion in related merchandise
premieres on April 8 and stars Justin Chatwin (
War of the Worlds
), Emmy Rossum (
Phantom of the Opera
), Eriko Tamura ("Heroes") and others. The Dragonball franchise began as a manga series by artist Akira Toriyama in 1984 and has since grown its merchandise into other graphic novels, comic books, video games and toys.
Meanwhile, Fox L&M has also announced other major toy deals, including:
Scene It? Simpsons The DVD Game from Mattel, in celebration of the TV series' 20th anniversary
Family Guy Trivial Pursuit and 24 Clue Edition from USAopoly
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian glow-in-the-dark flashlights and Albert Einstein bobbleheads from Excalibur Electronics
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs plush Beanie Babies from TY and a 3-D View Master from Fisher-Price
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