HEATHSIDE TRADING SIGNS GLOBAL LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR FOUNDATION WITH SKYDANCE
Product line to include die-cast ships, prop replicas, and resin figures and busts based on the hit television series Foundation
Pop culture products manufacturer Heathside Trading Ltd. has signed an agreement with Skydance to launch a consumer products line based on the global, hit television series Foundation, which will include die-cast ships, prop replicas along with resin figures and busts. The agreement was facilitated by Skydance Animation’s global licensing representative IMG as well as KJG Ltd. The Foundation licensed line will launch in Autumn 2024 through selected retail partners, as well as direct-to-consumer through MasterReplicas.com.
Darren Epstein from Heathside commented," We are so thrilled to be working with Skydance and IMG on this series of prop replicas, ships and die-cast. As big fans of the TV series, we are excited to offer new ranges of products under our Master Replicas and Khadou brands!"
Luis Fernández, Head of Skydance Consumer Products said, “We are excited to partner with Heathside to extend our Foundation stories through high quality collectible figurines and vehicles.”
Heathside Trading Ltd through Master Replicas will be making a curated selection of vehicles, prop replicas and figures available over the course of the license. This will allow fans to add to the continuance of their collections. with selected resellers who will be making stock available on a limited basis online.
From storyteller David S. Goyer and based on Isaac Asimov’s award-winning stories, Foundation premiered in 2021 and has become a cultural phenomenon, capturing the imaginations of sci-fi lovers and inspiring legions of fans around the world. The second season of Foundation premiered this summer and received wide-spread praise from critics and fans alike, earning a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
About Heathside Trading Ltd
Heathside Trading Ltd is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of Pop Culture Consumer Products based in the United Kingdom, offering ranges of product to customers globally on various formats. Relaunching MasterReplicas.com will enhance the ability to target a direct to consumer customer going forward. Heathside and its Khadou brand work and acquire IP for development of product across, TV, Manga, Anime, Film, Gaming and associated entertainment platforms.
Skydance is the diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high-quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The company first launched with Feature Films and has since strategically expanded to include Television, Interactive, Animation, New Media, and Sports, with studios in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Spain, and Canada. Skydance’s films include the box office record-breaking and Academy Award winning film Top Gun: Maverick; as well as the recently released Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts; Ghosted and The Greatest Beer Run Ever on Apple TV+; Heart of Stone, Spy Kids: Armageddon, The Adam Project and The Old Guard on Netflix, and The Tomorrow War on Prime Video. The studio’s upcoming film slate includes The Family Plan, The Gorge, and Mayday for Apple TV+; The Old Guard 2 for Netflix; as well as the eighth installment of the Mission: Impossible global franchise. In total, Skydance’s films have earned more than $8 billion at the worldwide box office. Skydance Television is a leading supplier of premium scripted content across a range of platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+. The studio’s current slate includes the Emmy-nominated series Grace and Frankie, which became Netflix’s longest running series following the release of its final season last year, as well as Foundation, Reacher, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Cross, The Big Door Prize, and FUBAR. Skydance Interactive creates and publishes original and IP-based virtual reality and other immersive video games including the top-selling, critically-acclaimed The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. The studio recently announced its next VR title: Arashi: Castles of Sin – Final Cut. Skydance New Media creates narratively focused interactive experiences crafted as original series, putting the audience at the center of the action and adventure, with the first two productions being with Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Games respectively. Skydance Sports develops premium scripted and unscripted sports-related content, documentaries, and events. The Sports studios’ slate includes Good Rivals, NFL Draft: The Pick Is In, Kelce, Air and the upcoming docu-series chronicling the Dallas Cowboys. Skydance Animation develops and produces high-end feature films and television series with full production capability across two studios in Los Angeles and Madrid. In addition to the studio’s first animated feature, Luck, Skydance Animation’s slate includes the feature films Spellbound, Pookoo, Ray Gunn and an untitled Jack and the Beanstalk project for Netflix and the series Wondla for Apple TV+. The Company’s investment partners include Tencent Holdings, Redbird Capital, CJ ENM, KKR and the Ellison Family.
IMG is a global sports, events and representation company. It is a leader in rights management, multi-channel content production and distribution, consultancy and fan engagement; owns, produces and commercially represents hundreds of live events and experiences; and manages licensing programs for the world’s best-known brands and trademarks. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.