|By Business Wire
|July 24, 2014 04:30 PM EDT
With global anticipation for Marvel’s soon-to-be summer blockbuster Guardians
of the Galaxy hitting a fever pitch – especially with über-fans
attending the famed Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 beginning
today – CafePress (NASDAQ: PRSS), the World’s Customization Engine®, and
Marvel today launched an extensive line of fan-generated apparel and
consumer products showcasing the newly popularized heroes its online
CafePress joins Marvel For Cosmic Adventure With Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Photo: Business Wire)
The addition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to CafePress
follows in a long line of other popular Marvel properties that CafePress
has supported with an incomparable selection of exclusive designs and
products. Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Captain America, The
Avengers, Thor and Iron Man are some of the major releases from the
iconic brand that CafePress has amplified consumer engagement with
product offerings such as T-shirts, mugs, totes, and more.
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster
franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a
new team—Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space
adventure, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy expands the
Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter
Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after
stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with
ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the
ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a
quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a
tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the
revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true
power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his
best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the
galaxy's fate in the balance.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic
books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt,
Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot,
Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen
Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime
Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.
James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and
Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan
Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and
James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. Marvel’s Guardians of the
Galaxy releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy products from CafePress feature
characters such as Peter Quill, Drax, Gamora, Groot and fan-favorite
Rocket Raccoon on a range of items such as phone cases, messenger bags
“This is going to be the biggest hit of the summer. We are thrilled to
launch the new Guardians of the Galaxy experience in the weeks leading
up to big premiere,” said Ty Simpson, Vice President of Business
Development for CafePress. “Avid Fans attending this year’s Comic-Con
and globally have been eagerly awaiting this release. To give them this
‘sneak peek’ is fantastic.”
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is another noted addition to
CafePress' robust collection of hundreds of premiere licensed properties
that include an immense selection of wildly popular film, television and
animated properties. The customization leader is already highly regarded
for its broad collection of partnerships that include many popular
entertainment brands, well-known non-profit organizations and a number
of the world's largest e-commerce retailers.
For more information, and to shop for Marvel merchandise, visit: http://www.cafepress.com/+guardiansofthegalaxy+gifts
About CafePress [PRSS]:
The World's Customization Engine®. Launched in 1999, CafePress empowers
individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to create, buy and
sell customized and personalized products online using the company's
innovative and proprietary print-on-demand services and e-commerce
platform. CafePress' portfolio of e-commerce websites and companies
includes CafePress.com, CanvasOnDemand.com,
Imagekind.com, InvitationBox.com and LogoSportswear.com.
Additionally, CafePress Services drives revenue for
corporate partners by providing turnkey, personalized e-commerce
solutions. For more information click on www.cafepress.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney
Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based
entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000
characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel
utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and
publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.
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