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Bandai’s Comic-Con Booth Turns Into Teen Titan Central

From Warner Bros. Animations animated television series, the Teen Titans are swooping into Comic-Con to join Bandai America Inc. for an exclusive autograph signing event.

Bandai Americas booth #3713 will be transformed into TEEN TITANS Central on Saturday, July 16 from 4:45-6:45 pm. During this time only, all fans will be given a limited edition 1.5 translucent figure of Beast Boy in mid-transformation. Voice talent scheduled to appear include Ron Perlman (Slade), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Hynden Walch (Starfire) and Tara Strong (Raven). Producers David Slack and Glenn Murakami, who specially designed the exclusive autograph card for Comic-Con attendees, will also be on hand.

TEEN TITANS continues to score tremendous ratings on two networks, and our toys and action figures featuring the wealth of characters from the show have been a huge hit with boys and girls of all ages, said Matt Golding, director of marketing, Bandai America Inc. Bandai America is extremely excited to be hosting this event with the talent from the show, as well as distributing our exclusive figure, for all the TEEN TITANS fans expected at Comic-Con.

In addition to the signing event, Bandai America will display action figures and other products from its portfolio of popular and award-winning toy lines. Sister divisions Bandai Ent., a leading distributor of anime home video/DVD, Bandai Cards and Bandai Video Games will showcase their latest releases and game demos.

The TEEN TITANS autograph signing will take place immediately following the Warner Bros. Animation Presents: Teen Titans Live! panel on Saturday from 3:30-4:30 pm in Room 6 CDEF. Based on the long-running DC Comics book series, TEEN TITANS stars Robin as the leader of a band of teenage superheroes that includes Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven. TEEN TITANS airs weekly on Cartoon Network and Kids WB!

Bandai Americas TEEN TITANS toy line was introduced in 2004 and has become a major hit at retail. The line includes 1.5 collectible figures, 3.5 figures, 5 feature figures, vehicles, playsets and role-play toys. In 2005, Bandai America expanded the brand into new product categories, including 10 action figures and 6.5 super-deformed plush and introduced a greater variety of characters that were never put in toy form before.

For the fall season, Bandai Americas key products include the T-Robo, a three-in-one vehicle/playset that features three T-Vehicles that can transform into the TEEN TITANS newest ally; the Drill Diver and Claw Crawler T-Vehicles that can be combined with one another, as well as the deluxe T-Sub to form an even greater fighting force; and unique role play toys which allow kids to assume the identity of their favorite character, including Cyborgs Spy Hand for conducting surveillance missions around dark corners.

Bandai America Inc. is a subsidiary of Bandai Co. Ltd., the third largest toy company in the world, with 30 subsidiaries in 13 countries worldwide. Global interests include toys and childrens entertainment, videogame software, multimedia, music, full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies and licensed apparel. Bandai America is headquartered in Cypress, California and more information is available at www.Bandai.com.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Ent. company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, SINKING IN THE BATHTUB. Producing for network and cable television, online, home video and feature films domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of 34 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 19 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Ent. company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC superheroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace. DC Comics website is located at www.dccomics.com.

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