SIMI VALLEY, CA: February 19, 2017 -- Entertainment Earth - a popular worldwide toys and collectibles destination – is thrilled to announce the signing of a license with TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda (the Hamilton creator’s merchandise brand) to create a toy and collectible product line. The first product announced is Lin-Manuel Miranda and his beloved dog Tobi adorably designed in the highly popular Pin Mates™ brand of wooden figures.
“We are extremely happy to partner with such an inspirational talent,” commented Jason Labowitz, Entertainment Earth co-founder and president. “The birth of this extension to our Pin Mates™ line was a passion project for our staff, and we couldn’t be more excited about working on an innovative product line with Lin-Manuel.”
Set to hit shelves in July 2018, the Lin-Manuel and Tobi Pin Mates™ recently debuted at the TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda booth at BroadwayCon 2018 and introduced to the toy industry at the Entertainment Earth booth (#5471) during New York Toy Fair 2018, held at the Jacob. K Javits Convention Center from February 17 – 20, 2018.
Pin Mates™ debuted with a single wooden character at Toy Fair 2016 and since has grown into a line offering almost 200 uniquely numbered characters that range from 1 to 6-inches tall, spanning multiple licenses and delighting fans everywhere.
A renowned composer, lyricist, and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda first hit the Broadway scene 10 years ago with his musical In the Heights and followed that success with the critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning sensation Hamilton: An American Musical. He continues to inspire across many genres of entertainment, including writing GRAMMY® Award-winning music for Disney’s Moana and working on new projects such as Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns - set to hit theaters on December 25, 2018. Lin-Manuel Miranda is also working as the creative producer for the film and television adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy novel series by Patrick Rothfuss, being developed by Lionsgate and Showtime. Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, Lin-Manuel Miranda has worked tirelessly to raise much needed funds to aid in the island’s relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts by the Hispanic Federation.
“The future collaborations possibilities between Lin-Manuel Miranda and Entertainment Earth are endless,” continued Labowitz. “We look forward to working together to create products that spread joy, are great for families, are affordable and have a charitable component.”
A portion of every sale in this collection will be donated to charity.
To pre-order Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tobi Pin Mates™, visit entertainmentearth.com/teerico
About Entertainment Earth®, Inc.
Entertainment Earth® is where pop culture lives - pioneering the worldwide online retail and wholesale toy, gift, and collectibles industry, offering unparalleled expertise and an ever-expanding selection of tens of thousands of licensed products. Founded in 1996 and based in Simi Valley, California, Entertainment Earth is renowned for its popular website and print catalog, and its groundbreaking best practices that include selling products delivered in Mint Condition Guaranteed™, Risk Free Shopping, and Hassle Free 90-Day Returns policy.
Lin-Manuel’s TeeRico is merchandise with a soul. Our officially licensed products are made in the USA, created by fans, and primarily support charity efforts that have raised millions for immigrants, women, LGBTQ, and climate science organizations. Founded in Washington Heights, NYC in 2016, our key values are family love, protecting those in need, and high-end yet affordable merchandise and customer service.