(July 19, 2006 - Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a new licensing agreement with CineQuest.com that will bring the first 12” collectible figures and 6” busts based on the highly-acclaimed television series, "Veronica Mars" to fans and collectors. "Veronica Mars," which has won significant praise and a loyal fan base for its smart writing and clever twist on the detective genre, returns this fall for its third season as part of the exciting new CW line-up. The first figures and busts – of Veronica Mars herself (Kristen Bell), Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) and Eli “Weevil” Navarro (Francis Capra) – will be released later this year, followed by a full line of 12” collectible figures and busts that will utilize digital scans of the cast taken by Gentle Giant Studios. “We continue to work with wonderfully creative and innovative partners and are looking forward to teaming up with CineQuest.com to launch a new line of collectible figures and busts inspired by this fantastic television series,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “'Veronica Mars' is smart and sassy and one of the best written shows on television. We fell in love with the concept and the cast from the first episode and are proud we were chosen to bring out collectibles based on the show,” said Mark Del Vecchio, President of CineQuest.com. CineQuest.com is a leading Internet retailer of movie and television collectibles, particularly those that feature strong female characters. The company will produce 12” figures and 6” busts of the colorful characters who live in Veronica Mars’ fictional hometown of Neptune, California, including, Wallace Fennel (Percy Daggs III), Keith Mars (Enrico Colatoni) and many more. About "Veronica Mars" Entering its third season as part of the new CW’s fall Tuesday night lineup, "Veronica Mars" has earned critical acclaim – making critics’ top 10 lists across the country - and garnered a loyal and loving fan base that counts "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon and author Stephen King among its number. Described as a bit of Buffy and a bit of Bogart, it follows the smart, fearless apprentice private investigator as she uncovers the mysteries (and social inequities) of her hometown of Neptune, California. "Veronica Mars" is from Silver Pictures Television in association with and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About CineQuest.com Based in Salem, New Hampshire, CineQuest.com is one of the Internet’s largest online retailers of movie and television collectibles, specializing in films and shows with strong female characters. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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