C3 Entertainment, Inc., The Three Stooges brand owner, announced today an addition to the licensing agreement with Panini America, Inc., to include The Three Stooges in their 2013 Golden Age set.
Panini, a subsidiary of the Italian based Panini Group, the world leader in the published collectibles sector, already is at market with their 2012 Golden Age set that features The Three Stooges along with some of the greatest players in baseball and entertainers.
According to Panini, The Three Stooges were a popular inclusion in packs of 2012 Panini Golden Age, and they’ll have an even bigger presence in 2013 Panini Golden Age as they highlight a 9-card Three Stooges insert set. Each card will feature a unique photo and copy highlighting The Three Stooges. Collectors will find one of the special insert cards in each box, making them a highly sought-after collectible for all fans.
Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said “Panini including The Three Stooges again in the Golden Age is another indicator of how strong the brand is and how deeply embedded it is in American society.”
“The Three Stooges are iconic in American culture. When building a trading card product like Golden Age that features some of the greatest players in baseball and entertainers – there was no question, that The Three Stooges should be a part of it,” said Jason Howarth, Vice President of Marketing, Panini America.
The 2013 Panini Golden Age will release June 26, 2013.
About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:
C3 Entertainment, Inc., the home of The Three Stooges® brand, is a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges and other classic brands. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com and www.threestooges.com.
The Panini Group, established almost 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for MLBPA, NBA, NFL, NHL, FIFA, USA Baseball, Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of over 800. For more information visit us www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or www.paniniamerica.wordpress.com. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and on YouTube.