The Walking Dead Minimates series 3 shamble into stores this Spring, and we're celebrating with a cool Minimate video contest.
Use the current The Walking Dead Minimates and create your best stop motion animated clip. Upload that clip to YouTube and send it to Skybound. Then Robert Kirkman will judge the best clips, and we'll announce the winner on Feb 10th right here on Skybound.com.
Hit the jump for the full press release and the contest rules.
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND SKYBOUND ANNOUNCE THE WALKING DEAD MINIMATES SERIES 3 DEBUTING THIS SPRING AND A CONTEST JUDGED BY CREATOR/WRITER ROBERT KIRKMAN
Make your own THE WALKING DEAD mini-movie video starring THE WALKING DEAD Minimates
Diamond Select Toys, the leader in toy manufacturing for the comic book specialty market for 2012, and The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and his Skybound imprint at Image Comics bring you The Walking Dead Series 3 Minimates coming this Spring, based on Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning, groundbreaking comic book series and graphic novels. To celebrate, Kirkman and Diamond Select Toys will judge a contest featuring fan videos utilizing The Walking Dead Minimates toys already available. The videos should tell an original story based on the universe of The Walking Dead, the leader in all original graphic novels for 2012. The Walking Dead 100 was the year's top selling issue of any comic book for 2012. Each video should be no more than 60 seconds in length and the winner will receive a personally autographed The Walking Dead Compendium and an autographed set of The Walking Dead Minimates Series 3 set. All videos will be the property of Skybound and the winning video will run on www.Skybound.com with the winner's name. The contest will end on February 5th and the results will be announced February 10th on www.Skybound.com.
THE RULES: Use The Walking Dead minimates to create a cool video. The video should be no more than 60 seconds long. Post the video on YouTube and then email the video link to firstname.lastname@example.org. The best video as selected by Robert Kirkman will receive a signed The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol 1 and a set of signed The Walking Dead Series 3 Minimates. The deadline for entries is February 5th at 11:59pm PST. The winning video will be announced on February 10th at 10:00am PST on www.skybound.com. Any questions regarding the contest, please send them to: email@example.com
The Walking Dead Minimates debuted in 2012 with Diamond Select Toys and sold out on both sides of the Atlantic. The Walking Dead Minimates Series 3 will feature the prison storyline from The Walking Dead and will include Rick Grimes in Riot Gear, Dexter, Hershel and Tyreese, each in a two-pack with a different zombie. All of the sets will be available at your local comic book store, your favorite online retailer and the Rick and Dexter sets will also be available at Toys "R" Us. All Minimates come from the pages of The Walking Dead comic book series. Pre-order the set now, find your local comic book store at: http://comicshoplocator.com.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe and Clone. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com.
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe and The Astounding Wolf-Man. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com.
About Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys acquired select assets of the New York based Art Asylum, creators of the global Minimates brand. Minimates have been recognized as the #1 selling block figure in the world and were the first toys ever to be inducted into the ToyFare Hall of Fame in 2007. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Microsoft, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Timonium, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com and www.artasylum.com