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Power Morphicon Bandai America Incorporated Morphs Power Morphicon as Premier Sponsor

Bandai America Incorporated Morphs the Event as Premier Sponsor

PASADENA, CALIF. – August 09, 2010 – Go, Go Power Rangers! The second annual Power Morphicon will morph the Pasadena Convention Center into Ranger Central. Power Morphicon will feature exclusive panels, guest appearances, and a silent auction the weekend of August 27-29, 2010. More than one thousand attendees will enjoy expanded offerings this year, featuring a variety of engaging experiences including more than twenty specialty vendors, costume contests and a Power Quest Trivia Game. This year the convention welcomes the master toy licensee, Bandai America Incorporated, as the premier sponsor.

The Power Rangers convention boasts an impressive roster of fan favorites from the iconic series, who will participate in panels and exclusive autograph signings. Special guests include Jason David Frank, Steve Cardenas, Karen Ashley, Barbara Goodson, Blake Foster, Walter Emanuel Jones, Matt Austin, Jessica Rey, Catherine Sutherland, Tony Oliver and many more. In addition, Bandai America Incorporated will be hosting a booth in the Dealers Room providing fans the opportunity to meet and take photos with two of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers characters on Saturday! The Bandai America Incorporated booth will also include a rare look at a collection of Power Rangers toys, and offer limited giveaways. Additional vendors participating in this year’s convention include CS Toys International, RedStarRobot and AnimeBooks.com among others.

“The Power Morphicon convention is one of a kind, allowing our audience to get up close and interact with the guests at our panels, and maybe even learn a thing or two at one of our Ranger Events,” said Erin Coplan, Executive Coordinator for Power Morphicon. “We have everything the Power Ranger fans could ask for and a lot of surprises in store they won’t expect.”

“Power Morphicon is very excited to have Bandai at our convention,” said Chairmen Scott Zillner. “We believe in their commitment to the franchise, and having them at our event only enriches the overall fan experience.”

“Bandai America Incorporated is delighted to celebrate fans’ devotion and enthusiasm for the Power Rangers brand at the 2010 Power Morphicon,” said Mark Schaffner, Executive Vice President of Toys for Bandai America Incorporated. “The diverse fan base is a testament to the brand’s pop culture dominance for nearly 20 years, and we look forward to creating imaginative and innovative Power Rangers play experiences for many generations to come.”

Power Morphicon takes place, August 27-29, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Children under 12 will be admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket and can have their badges signed by featured talent for no charge. Additional tickets, hotel and press information can be found at www.officialpowermorphicon.com.


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About Power Morphicon
The one and only Power Ranger convention, created by fans for fans, celebrates the series, the stories, the actors, toys and more that made the brand a pop culture powerhouse and cherished property. For more information and the most recent event news, visit www.officialpowermorphicon.com.

About Bandai America Incorporated
A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future,” Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today. The Bandai America Incorporated brand family includes Power Rangers®, Ben 10™, Harumika™, Tamagotchi™, Pocoyo™ and Teeny Little Families™ among other boys, girls, pre-school and hobby product lines. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan. Global interests encompass three strategic business units: toys and hobby, amusement facilities and content. The company is headquartered in Cypress, California. Find out more about our expertise in connecting with kids in fun and fresh ways at www.Bandai.com.

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