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It’s Game On for Betty Boop, Hamilton Collection, and NFL

BettyBoop.NFLThe Hamilton Collection has partnered with King Features Syndicate to introduce a new series of collectible figurines featuring Betty Boop, the Queen of Cartoons, and NFL teams. The first in the series, “Three Boop-Oop-a-Doops,” is a bell figural measuring 4.75 inches high and features Betty Boop cheering on her favorite NFL teams. The figure is dressed in official team colors with logos emblazoned on her cheerleader’s uniform and megaphone.

Fans can view all available designs at The Hamilton Collection website.

Bleeker Hits National Robotics Week

FBleekerNRW_SignatureArt2013or the third year in a row, cartoonist Jonathan Mahood is devoting a weeklong comic series of his famed strip, Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog, to National Robotics Week. Distributed by King Features and created in 2007 for tech-savvy, cartoon-loving comics fans, the strip follows the adventures of Bleeker, a pet robot, and his friends. In seven consecutive strips, Bleeker follows his friend Karl, who may remind you of a household robot that has gained in popularity with consumers in the last few years, as he reunites with a fellow robot friend and old love interest.

Fans can follow the weeklong series at www.bleekercomics.com. National Robotics Week is a series of regional events and activities aimed at increasing public awareness of the growing importance of “robo-technology” and the tremendous social and cultural impact that it will have on the future of how people will live, work, and play worldwide. For more information about National Robotics Week, visit http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org.