CPLG signed a number of direct-to-retail agreements with Forbidden Planet, the world’s largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer.
Under the agreements, Forbidden Planet will launch collections for Archie Comics, including the Riverdale collection; Lionsgate’s upcoming installment of the classic Hellboy franchise; and Square Enix’ episodic adventure video game, Life is Strange.
The Archie Comic series have been a staple on Forbidden Planet shelves for many years. Archie Comics is home to popular comic characters, including Archie Andrews, Betty and Veronica, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, in addition to the Riverdale comic book collection. The inspiration behind recent Netflix series, the comics have been growing in popularity in recent years. Forbidden Planet’s first range of products will be based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics series and sees the characters featured on a range of apparel, gifting and accessories, launching into stores in the UK and on the forbidden planet website in April 2019.
Lionsgate’s Hellboy, starring David Harbour, is based on the acclaimed Hellboy comic books and graphic novels created by Mike Mignola. The film will be released in UK and U.S. cinemas on April 12. In support of the film, Forbidden Planet, a long-term supporter of the original comics, will expand its Hellboy product range to include apparel, accessories, and gifting items inspired by the latest film. Film product launched this month with additional product on shelf through April.
Life is Strange, the narrative adventure game series published by Square Enix, launched in 2015 allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. Life Is Strange 2 debuted a new episodic adventure in 2018, where the tragedy-struck brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz attempt to make it to Mexico, all while keeping Daniel’s growing telekinetic powers hidden from the world. Forbidden Planet will bring the characters and stories to life through a range of apparel, accessories and gifting launching from April 2019.