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Weta Workshop Collectibles will soon be more accessible to a bigger audience of fans and collectors around the world.

Alliance Entertainment inked a new deal with Weta Workshop for the exclusive wholesale B2B distribution rights to its growing line of film-inspired licensed collectibles, including figures, prop replicas, and more. New Zealand-based Weta Workshop was founded in 1987 by Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger as a motion picture effects operation that has worked on hundreds of projects ranging from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, Thor: Ragnarock, Power Rangers, and more.

“Collectors love Weta Workshop’s film work, and the same artistry we bring to film is in our collectibles,” says Kelly Tyson, acting head of consumer products, Weta Workshop. “From-limited edition made-to-scale figures and prop replicas from Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies to mini and micro vinyl collectibles from The Dark Crystal, District 9, Ghostbusters, and Middle-Earth, we pride ourselves on the quality of our products.”

Under the new agreement, Alliance Entertainment begins shipping Weta Workshop Collectibles to retailers across North America, Central America, South  America, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, The Middle East, and African territories this week.

“Weta Workshop brings a passion and creativity to their products that have made them a favorite of collectible fans worldwide and Alliance Entertainment intends to give more customers than ever before access to Weta’s magical world,” says Tony Moyers, vice president of consumer products, Alliance Entertainment.

Retailers interested in learning more about stocking Weta Workshop Collectibles should contact Alliance Entertainment for details.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.