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February 2003 - Tempe, AZ McFarlane Toys has signed a licensing agreement with Intermedia Film Distribution Ltd., to release action figures based on this summer's blockbuster film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

McFarlane Toys will be releasing collectible action figures in conjunction with the domestic movie release on July 2, 2003 by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company. These figures include:

The release of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines marks the return of one of the most popular blockbuster brands in entertainment history.

To date, Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day have a combined international box office gross of $550 million. Terminator 2: Judgment Day DVD/video sales are also past the $200 million mark. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his signature role as the Terminator, heading a cast that includes Nick Stahl (In the Bedroom, The Thin Red Line), Kristanna Loken (Panic) and Claire Danes (William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, The Hours). Renowned character creator and original Terminator designer Stan Winston returns to supervise the film's animatronic and make-up effects, and ILM will once again produce the visual effects.

Grammy- and Emmy-winning Producer/Director Todd McFarlane, best known as the creator of Spawn and the founder of, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys. The international award winning company is one of America's top action figure manufacturers with several successful movie-licensing tie-ins, including Warner Brother's The Matrix trilogy, Shrek; X-Files; Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow; the first two Austin Powers films; the Beatle's Yellow Submarine; Akira and the company's seminal Movie Maniacs series featuring horror icons from such films as Terminator and Terminator 2, Alien, Predator, Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Friday the 13th; The Thing; Army of Darkness; The Fly; Blair Witch; Scream; A Nightmare on Elm Street; Halloween and more. The company also makes official league-licensed figures for baseball, football, basketball and hockey under its Sports Picks™ line, as well as rock music icons, electronic gaming and McFarlane's signature creation, Spawn. Check out for more information.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is an Intermedia / IMF Production in association with Mostow/Lieberman Productions and C2 Pictures. C2's Mario Kassar, Andy Vajna and Joel B. Michaels are producing with Hal Lieberman and Colin Wilson. Intermedia's chairman Moritz Borman as well as Nigel Sinclair and Guy East will executive produce along with Gale Anne Hurd.

ABOUT INTERMEDIA: Intermedia is a diversified entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles and Munich, which develops, finances and distributes motion pictures in collaboration with leading producing partners. Its parent company, IM Internationalmedia AG, is a German public company. Intermedia films include Iris, Nurse Betty, Sliding Doors, Enigma, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Quiet American, Adaptation, as well as The Life of David Gale, Basic and Mindhunters.

ABOUT C2 PICTURES: C2 Pictures is the Santa Monica-based filmed entertainment company founded and headed by former Carolco Pictures principals Kassar and Vajna. Their producing credits, which have spanned over two decades and yielded well over three billion dollars in worldwide box office, include the Rambo series, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Stargate, Diehard with a Vengeance, Cliffhanger, Evita and I Spy.

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