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Dufferin Games Extends Line Of Marvel™ Game Room Products

Spider-Man™ leads collection of Dufferin Games billiard room products featuring the cast of legendary Marvel™ comic book characters.


Dufferin Games Extends Line Of Marvel™ Game Room Products

Dufferin Games Extends Line Of Marvel™ Game Room Products

Building on the success of the Dufferin Marvel pool cue series](/billiard-industry-news/dufferin-games-creates-licensed-marvel-pool-cues "Marvel pool cues by Dufferin Games") launched in 2001, Dufferin Games Ltd. adds to its line of Marvel™ game room product just as Spider-Man™: The Movie spins out a webful of interest in comic book action figures.

"Novel collectible product is very successful for us, especially game room equipment branded with characters that have the cachet of Marvel's," says Claude Church, CEO of Dufferin Games Ltd., Toronto.

A world-wide licensing agreement with Marvel Enterprises, Inc., signed last July, gave Dufferin Games the first-ever license to develop and distribute a line of billiard and game room products featuring Marvel's universe of characters.

New this spring is a series of pool cues sporting Marvel™ characters including Spider-Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, Wolverine™ and Captain America™. Spider-Man™ dart sets and game room décor are also new introductions to the Marvel™ line. Billiard tables and balls, table hockey and many more game room products featuring Marvel™ characters will be released over the next year.

The line's expansion is well timed to a noticeable trend in consumers searching for items that facilitate stay-at-home entertaining and family game times. "There's definitely a renewed emphasis on family cocooning and Marvel™'s characters and their storylines appeal to young and old alike especially when shared over a game of pool," says Church.

MarvelTM-branded billiard tables and game room product is distributed through Dufferin Games' stores and its extensive network of North American and international dealers.

Dufferin Games is a global manufacturer, distributor and retailer of billiard cues and tables, game room furniture and accessories. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the company. Dufferin Games operates the world's most technically advanced large scale cue manufacturing facility along with award-winning corporate-owned and franchise retail stores across the country. There are 21 Dufferin Games stores and 20 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information on Dufferin Games visit dufferingames.com

With a library of over 4,700 proprietary characters, Marvel Enterprises, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused in four areas: entertainment (Marvel Studios), licensing, toys (Toy Biz) and comic book publishing. Marvel facilitates the creation of entertainment projects, including feature films, television and DVD/home video, based on its characters and also licenses its characters for use in a wide range of consumer products and services including video and computer games, apparel, collectibles, snack foods and promotions. Marvel's characters and plot lines are created by its comic book division which continues to maintain a leadership position in the U.S. and worldwide while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. For additional information visit the Marvel Web site at marvel.com.

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  • Title: Dufferin Games Extends Line Of Marvel™ Game Room Products
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/15/2002 9:23:20 AM

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