LONDON– 25/02/10 - For Immediate Release
From the creators of TOXIC and The Official Ben 10 Magazine comes MEGATON– an all-new video game magazine for kids aged 8–12!
Packed with the latest video game reviews and characters, as well as exclusive Cartoon Network comic strips, brain-scratching puzzles and amazing competitions, MEGATON is on sale every four weeks.
Each issue of MEGATON is bursting with 100-pages of cool content and includes fantastic multiple paper-based gifts to collect, from sticker sheets and posters to 3D card models and trading cards, all guaranteed to keep children entertained for hours!
“MEGATON is the only magazine in the children’s market that offers 100 pages of pure gaming and comic content,” said SkyJack Publishing’s Managing Director, Matt Yeo.“We’ve created a truly exciting magazine that showcases kids’ favorite characters and brands in a unique and innovative format, and it’s one that also offers parents real value for money.”
“The addition of officially licensed Cartoon Network comic strips is fantastic news for us and our readers,” he continues,“as it will bring children back to the magazine time and again to read more about the TV shows they regularly want to watch.”
Says Alan Fenwick, Vice President, Turner CN Enterprises,“We’re delighted to be working with SkyJack Publishing on the launch of MEGATON. The magazine is a great brand extension for us and provides the perfect platform for kids and parents to interact with our properties.”
MEGATON # 1 includes a free Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom A4 sticker sheet (featuring 30 stickers), a double-sided LEGO Indiana Jones 2/Bakugan Brawlers A1 poster, and an A4 card model sheet for kids to make a cool character from the hit Cartoon Network TV show, The Secret Saturdays!
In addition to the magazine, Eurogamer has created a fantastic interactive website that ties into the print offering. Megaton.co.uk will officially‘go live’ on 25th March, utilising much of the magazine’s content but also creating additional online editorial and advertising solutions.
MEGATON # 1 goes on sale today, priced£2.99.
For more information on MEGATON magazine contact:
T: +44 (0) 7801 256327
For more information on Megaton.co.uk contact:
T: +44 (0) 1273 712562
For more information on Turner CN Enterprises contact:
T: +44 (0) 20 7604 4680 / +44 (0) 7932 389992
About SkyJack Publishing:
Formed in 2009, SkyJack Publishing provides print-based contract publishing services for the entertainment media industry. Clients have included Cartoon Network, Egmont Magazines, 20th Century Fox, Activision, The Mirror Group, Tesco, Morrisons, Topps, Dorling Kindersley and more. The company’s co-founders previously worked at Egmont Magazines for over a decade, where they created the highly successful TOXIC magazine and The Official Ben 10 Magazine.
About Eurogamer Network:
Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer Network is the publisher of Europe’s most popular independent videogames website, Eurogamer.net. The company also publishes a video site, Eurogamer TV, and a social network for gamers, Eurogamers. Eurogamer is available in ten languages across Europe. The company also operates live events such as the Eurogamer Expo and the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair, and publishes the world's market-leading industry resource, GamesIndustry.biz.
About Turner CN Enterprises:
Turner CN Enterprises is the merchandising and Home Entertainment division of Turner Broadcasting EMEA. The business is charged with building consumer product franchises for Turner’s children’s properties and adults brands and characters from the channel's growing library of award-winning original programming. Turner CN Enterprises also works to secure and support long-term licensee partnerships across all key merchandising categories including DVD and EST (Electronic Sell Through) content on mobile and online platforms. The division currently offers consumer product programs for an array of animation franchises including Ben 10, Bakugan, The Secret Saturdays, Hero: 108, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Robotboy. It also licenses brands including Adult Swim, CNN and Turner Classic Movies.