LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With the highly anticipated sequel to the 2008 "Iron Man" movie scheduled for release this year, Sakar International is gearing up for a complete line of branded "Iron Man 2" spy gear inspired by Robert Downey Jr.'s billionaire industrialist turned Super Hero. The products are being developed under a license agreement with Marvel Entertainment, following Sakar's earlier Marvel licenses for "Iron Man," "Hulk" and "The Amazing Spider Man."
The line is expected to include over a dozen SKUs ranging from spy watches, walkie talkie/voice changers and digital and video cameras to nightvision goggles, blacklight decoders, micro-listening devices and video game accessories. Availability will coincide with the movie's planned opening on May 7, 2010.
"Iron Man 2" - again starring Robert Downey Jr. - is a coveted license in light of the success of the first film. The 2008 version was the second biggest movie opening in history for a non-sequel. It was also the #1 movie worldwide for three consecutive weeks and sold over 17 million DVDs globally.
"The 'Iron Man' franchise lends itself to branded youth electronics because of the story line and gadgets like electromagnets and power suits that appear in the various Iron Man properties," said Paul Gitter, President of Consumer Products for North America, Marvel Entertainment. "Sakar's line of spy gear will fit right in and provide good play value for any child who is an Iron Man fan."
"'Iron Man 2' is among the most sought-after licenses in the market today, and it's rich in opportunities for product development," said Liza Abrams, Sakar Vice President of Licensing. "It's a tribute to Marvel Entertainment's care and feeding of the franchise, and it will result in one of our strongest lineups of branded merchandise to date."
Sakar's "Iron Man 2" license is the latest addition to a rapidly expanding licensing program. The company also holds licenses for well-known brands including Kodak, Made for iPod, Crayola, LeapFrog, Sanrio's Hello Kitty, The Weather Channel, and Nickelodeon properties such as iCarly and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Sakar will be exhibiting in Booth # 9841, Central Hall, at the 2010 International CES that opens today in Las Vegas.
About Sakar International
Sakar International Inc. designs and manufactures a wide range of technology, toy, and consumer electronic products. Founded in 1977, the company is the manufacturer of Vivitar camera equipment and accessories, a market leader in rechargeable batteries and youth electronics, and a producer of licensed products for leading consumer brands. Products range from digital cameras and camcorders with related accessories to computer, iPod, GPS and gaming accessories, binoculars, MP3 players, clock radios, gift and toy electronics. The company is privately held and headquartered in Edison, N.J. For more information, visit www.sakar.com.
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