VENICE, CA, MAY 30, 2012: Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics, is locked, loaded, and ready to introduce our newest video game graphic, Space Invaders®.
The most influential shooting video game of all time has landed at Blik complete with the pixilated enemy aliens, mystery ships, and laser cannons.
Originally released to arcades in 1978, Space Invaders sparked a worldwide video game boom and is credited with the launch of the arcade phenomenon in North America. Made with Blik Re-Stik, Space Invaders by Blik are movable and reusable, allowing players to start a new game at any time. Space Invaders, exclusively owned by TAITO, is licensed and distributed in North America through Square Enix, Inc.
"The forerunner of modern video gaming, Space Invaders revolutionized video games from a novelty into a $68 billion industry. CPLG is thrilled to partner with Blik, an industry leader for this now iconic lifestyle brand," said Stephanie Gonzalez, Director of Licensing, CPLG.
"Growing up, I played Space Invaders at the corner arcade for more hours than I'd like to admit," said Scott Flora, Blik co-founder. "I still consider it one of the all-time great arcade games. It's exciting to reconnect with the brand and work with Taito to introduce Space Invaders to both old and new fans in a new medium."
Space Invaders is now available for $55 at Blik. High-res images available. Email Heather@whatisblik.com Space Invaders wall decals are an official TAITO licensed product.
ABOUT THE CPLG:
CPLG is one of the world's leading entertainment and sport licensing agencies with offices in the UK, U.S, Canada, Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. CPLG, the licensing arm of Cookie Jar, has more than 35 years of experience in the licensing industry. CPLG's often-imitated company structure provides each of its clients with dedicated licensing, marketing and industry professionals and a fully-integrated design, legal and accounting service. www.cplg.com.
ABOUT TAITO CORPORATION:
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as EXIT and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at www.taito.com.
ABOUT SQUARE ENIX, INC: Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
©TAITO Corporation 1978. SPACE INVADERS, ARKANOID, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX, TAITO, the TAITO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For 10 years, Blik has been the leading designer and maker of innovative self-adhesive, removable surface graphics. Co-founded in Venice, CA in 2002 by architect Scott Flora and food editor Jerinne Neils, Blik was an exploration into the concept of the "wall as canvas." Today, through groundbreaking production methods, original design and collaboration with such brands as Threadless, Upper Playground, Atari, Sanrio, Keith Haring Estate, Nintendo and Charles & Ray Eames, Blik is an I.D. Magazine Product Design Distinction Award Winner and participated in the esteemed Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. In 2010, Blik was named as one of Entrepreneur's Top 10 Brilliant Companies. The full Blik product line is available online and at retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit