The Pygmies Have Left the Island: Pocket God Toys Have Arrived at Barnes & Noble

SAN FRANCISCO - Oct. 11, 2012 - Bolt Creative, developer of the best-selling Pocket God franchise, in conjunction with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that the Pygmies are leaving their Pocket God-forsaken island for a well-deserved vacation at local Barnes & Noble stores! Players and fans can now get their hands on brand new Pocket God toys from their nearest Barnes & Noble location or by ordering the prolific Pygmy playthings through Barnes & Noble.com ( www.bn.com).

Produced by Funko, a Seattle-based maker of pop culture licensed items, Pocket God collectibles and toys available at Barnes & Noble include:

•    5-inch Collector Vinyl Figurines – These game-accurate figurines are available in four different Pygmy styles: Happy Pygmy, Warrior Pygmy, Zombie Pygmy, and the Moon Witch.

•    2.5-inch Blind Box Figurines – These smaller vinyl figurines come in 16 unique characters of varying rarity. Each figurine is packaged in an art collector blind box – fans will not know which Pygmy they have until they open it!

“Pocket God is here to stay, and partnering with Barnes & Noble is a great way for us to ensure that our beloved Pygmies cross over successfully into the real world the same way they have in the digital space,” said Pocket God co-creator and Bolt Creative CEO Dave Castelnuovo.

To get your hands on your own Pocket God figurines and toys, please visit your local Barnes & Noble or www.bn.com. To commemorate the launch, Bolt Creative is also holding a contest to give fans a chance to win some one-of-a-kind Pocket God swag, including autographed comics, posters, and more. For details, please visit http://www.boltcreative.com/.


About Bolt Creative

Bolt Creative is a San Francisco-based developer and publisher of original games, including the hit iOS phenomenon Pocket God, ranked by Apple as the #9 Top Paid App of All Time. Since its 2009 launch, Pocket God has mushroomed into a full franchise with the original game hitting multiple online and mobile platforms, Pocket God: Journey to Uranus bringing players and pygmies into outer space, and Pocket God: The Runs hitting iOS in the spring of 2012. The digital Pocket God Comics series has become one of the most successful digital comic series available and continuously outperforms megabrands. Fans can also purchase Pocket God merchandise such as figurines, apparel, and plush. Bolt Creative’s goal is to develop games that crack them up and entertain players for countless hours. For more information, please visit www.boltcreative.com.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, operates 689 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 667 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.  Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com ( www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than 3 million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ ( www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK® eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is one of only 50 U.S. companies so named.  Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

 


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