TBS's CONAN returns to Comic-Con International with all new Pop! Vinyl figures from TBS and Funko
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Conan O'Brien Returns to Comic-Con® International
With All New Pop! Vinyl Figures from TBS and Funko
Figures Commemorate O'Brien's Return to San Diego for Shows at Spreckels Theatre,
To Be Taped Wednesday, July 20 – Saturday, July 23
CONAN to Increase Presence at Mega-Event at TBS Comic-Con® Booth
Watch the Announcement from Last Night's Show:
Conan O'Brien will once again be immortalized with a set of four Pop! Vinyl figures to be available this July, when TBS's late-night series CONAN returns to San Diego for Comic-Con® International. Created by Funko for TBS, a division of Turner, this year's collectible figure designs include "Superman™ Conan," "Stormtrooper™ Conan," "Ghostbuster™ Conan" and "The Joker™ Conan." In addition, the world of CONAN will be put on full display through a virtual reality experience at the TBS Comic-Con® booth on the convention floor.
During the week of Comic-Con® International, CONAN will be taped at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre on Wednesday, July 20 – Saturday, July 23, including two rare weekend shows. Episodes will air that Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on all TBS platforms and will be available across TBS and Team Coco's digital, mobile and VOD platforms the day after airing.
Last year, CONAN became the first late-night show to tape a week of shows in San Diego during Comic-Con®, a milestone celebrated with the creation of the first-ever Conan Pop! Vinyl figures – "Conan O'Brien," "Batman™ Conan," "Zombie Conan" and "Conan's Monster" – which were handed out to thousands of fans attending the show's tapings. During this year's Comic-Con® International, new 2016 Conan Pop! Vinyl figures will be given away to audience members following each San Diego show, as well as directly to Comic-Con® attendees each morning. Supplies are limited, and details will be posted on the Comic-Con® website.
In addition to show tapings and giveaways, CONAN will be the focus of a unique virtual reality experience located at TBS's Comic-Con® booth on the convention floor. The experience will give attendees an exclusive peek into Conan O'Brien's world, both on and offstage, as seen through the eyes of a Conan Pop! Vinyl figure.
To promote CONAN's expanding Comic-Con® presence, TBS will feature Conan Pop! Vinyl figures extensively in on-air spots and within various off-channel media, including a banner on the Marriott South wall, wrapped trolleys and bus shelters. In addition, TBS will take over San Diego International Airport with messaging featuring the Pop! Vinyl figures throughout the entire footprint, including baggage claims, pedestrian sky bridges and escalators.
Additional information about CONAN's Comic-Con® shows can be found at www.teamcoco.com/ComicCon.
About TBS's CONAN
TBS's Emmy®-winning late-night series CONAN, hosted by Conan O'Brien, airs weeknights at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). The show, which draws the youngest audience of any hour-long late-night series, is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters, more than any other company in the collectibles industry. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling millions of figures to collectors around the world.
TBS, a division of Turner, is basic cable's #1 network with young adults. Available across multiple platforms in 95 million homes, TBS features bold, original scripted comedies, including American Dad!, Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked and the upcoming Search Party and People of Earth. The network also presents exciting competition series, such as Separation Anxiety and America's Greatest Makers. In late night, TBS is home to CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and the brand new eSports gaming league.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.