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TOY ISLAND U.S.A -- TOY FAIR 1993 INTRODUCTION FEBRUARY 8-14, 1993 AUDIOTRONIC ROBOCOP TOY TAKES AIM AT DRUGS

 NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Orion Pictures Corporation has licensed to Toy Island the exclusive right to produce new audiotronic Robocop action figures. These toys utilize a unique voice mechanism to verbalize some of Robocop's most famous expressions. Robocop is the star of a new $24 million Robocop 3 movie written Frank Miller, author of "Batman: The Dark Knight."
 A spectacular, worldwide Robocop movie premier for Robocop 3 is scheduled in Tokyo for April 1993. The United States release is scheduled for Summer 1993. The videocassette of the high-tech, PG-13 rated movie will be released in Winter 1993/1994. In addition, the opening of high-tech Robocop theme park attractions are planned throughout the world.
 The new Robocop toy is even bigger and better than ever! In keeping with his stature as a law and order personality, Toy Island's Robocop champions an anti-drug message to kids. He actually says "Drugs Are Trouble!".
 Toy Island, a leader in the production of electronic and talking action figures will introduce Robocop during the upcoming 1993 Toy Fair in New York. In addition to the 12" figure, Robocop is also available in an 8" and 4-1/2" size.
 David Pagani, president of Toy Island states, "We are very excited about Robocop and his anti-drug message. We feel our toys present an excellent role model for children.
 "We know that we have a winner with Robocop. In 1987, the movie featuring the superhero grossed over $100 million worldwide. Riding on that success, the release of Robocop 2 in 1990 outgrossed the first Robocop film. It was also the number two videocassette rental in 1988 and one of the top ten videocassettes purchased in 1989. Robocop's popularity and phenomenal growth is directly tied to his high awareness and acceptance among children. For over five years, Robocop has been one of the top worldwide licenses with over $100 million dollar in sales."
 Other current licenses include Nintendo Games, comic books and collectibles. Negotiations are currently underway for licenses in other several other categories.
 Pagani has a colorful history of developing and launching blue ribbon winners including Smurf, A-Team and Rambo. And with Robocop, he's on his way to another major hit. For additional information or to arrange for a personal appointment at Toy Fair, contact Diane T. Creston, 212-486-7764.
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 /CONTACT: Diana T. Creston of Creston & Associates, Ltd., 212-486-7764/


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