Rubie’s to Develop Line of Marvel Costumes for USA and Canada
MELVILLE, NY (SEPTEMBER 20, 2013) – Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., the world’s largest Halloween products manufacturer and distributor is pleased to announce that it will be developing a line of Marvel costumes for the United States and Canada starting in 2014. Rubie’s currently produces Marvel product lines throughout Europe and other international markets.
Rubie’s plans to create the broadest collection of Marvel Universe products ever-before produced for Halloween, including costumes, dress-up accessories, masks, make-up, high-end collector costumes and accessories, pet costumes, animatronic decorative props, costume shoes, seasonal décor, and much more. Costume products will be available in toddler, child, tween, teen and adult sizes next year.
The officially licensed products will encompass all classic Marvel properties and new Marvel Films, including: Marvel’s Captain America:
The Winter Soldier, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel’s Ant-Man, and Marvel’s The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. In addition, Rubie’s will also produce costumes for the new ABC live-action television series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as all Marvel Classic characters including but not limited to Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Thor, Black Widow, and more.
“Marvel has been a tremendous success for Rubie’s internationally, so we are thrilled to offer our US customers the same popular, high quality products,” said Howard Beige, Rubie’s Executive Vice President. “Their library of more than 8,000 characters is a great complement to our other well established and prestigious line of licenses. Without question, we are delighted to further our collaboration with Marvel and create new and exciting collections for fans of all ages to enjoy for years to come.”
ABOUT RUBIE’S COSTUME COMPANY
Rubie’s, the world’s largest manufacturer of Halloween costumes and accessories specializes in the creation, design, manufacturing, and distribution of costumes, make-up, wigs, masks, hats, prosthetics, and accessory items. Rubie’s products are distributed wherever Halloween and masquerade costumes are retailed, including national retail chains, toy stores, costume shops, variety stores, party stores, and other specialty retailers located throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Latin and South America, Australia, and Asia. For more information please call 516-326-1500 or visit www.rubies.com .
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com .
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