2006 Merchandise & Miscellaneous News Archives
June 6, 2006: Alienware's Superman Systems Take FlightAlienware Celebrates June 28th Release of Warner Bros. Pictures' Superman Returns with Individually-Numbered Desktop and Notebook Systems That Brilliantly Capture the Superman Mystique with Magnificent Case Artwork and Exclusive Desktop Theme
In celebration of Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming epic action adventure film, Superman Returns soaring into theatres nationwide on June 28th, Alienware - the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server and professional systems - has released limited-edition desktop and notebook systems inspired by DC Comics' iconic Super Hero, Superman. The desktop and notebook systems showcase masterful artwork of the Man of Steel on the outer cases. Alienware's Area-51 Superman Edition desktop and Area-51 Superman Returns Edition notebook come with a certificate of authenticity. Each system also includes a specially-designed Superman desktop theme by The Skins Factory utilizing Stardock's Theme Manager software.
The case design of the individually-numbered Superman desktop was created by the revered artists at DC Comics. The artwork traces Superman's progression from child to Super Hero in vivid detail and includes other memorable characters such as Lois Lane and Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, the individually-numbered Superman notebook comes in a striking blue design adorned with the iconic S-Shield logo on the front panel of the notebook.
The special-edition desktop and notebook both feature an immersive Superman desktop theme that transforms users' icon, wallpaper, and media player designs by incorporating distinctive touches from the Superman universe, such as green Kryptonite and Clark Kent's glasses. Powerful as well as stylish, the Superman systems come loaded with an array of cutting-edge technology: the Area-51 Superman Edition desktop features Intel Viiv Technology with dual-core Intel Pentium D processors and high-definition audio, while the Area-51 Superman Returns Edition notebook also features Intel Viiv Technology and offers Intel Core Duo processors and dual hard drives to go with a 17-inch wide-screen display.
"The appeal of the Superman character has resulted in numerous successful incarnations, from comic books to movies to TV shows, and now at last, has extended over to PCs so fans can celebrate their favorite Super Hero every time they use their Alienware computer," said Frances T. Alvarez, Director of Licensing at Alienware. "Mind-blowing power and lightning-fast speed come to mind when people think of Superman, and these same qualities embody the heart of Alienware PCs, making us a natural fit to offer these once-in-a-lifetime systems."
Visit Alienware's Superman website for more details and some great artwork, including downloadable wallpapers and buddy icons for your computer.
Update: The Skin Factory designed the GUI interface for the Alienware Superman desktop and notebook computers...
Alienware's Limited-Edition Superman Systems Take Flight.
Limited-edition, individually-numbered Superman desktop and notebook systems from Alienware are now available. Alienware contracted The Skins Factory to conceive and create a specially-designed Superman desktop theme that radically transforms the users' Windows Media Player, icons, wallpaper and Windows XP's look and feel.
Drawing on years of fandom here at TSF, our creative team designed a theme that is true to spirit of the 'World's Greatest Superhero'.
Scouring the Superman mythos, our team of 'supermen' chose the most popular symbols of the classic Superman like Clark's glasses, x-ray vision FX, kryptonite, the famous Daily Planet logo and even the Kent family farm's mailbox. The wallpaper shows a young Kal-El headed toward Earth as the planet Krypton's shatters in the background.
The theme is only available when you purchase an Alienware Area-51 Superman Returns Edition Notebook or the Area-51 Superman Edition Desktop.
2006 Merchandise & Miscellaneous NewsListed below are all the Merchandise & Miscellaneous News items archived for 2006.
- January 6, 2006: A Rare Superman Kiddy Ride
- January 11, 2006: Fossil Superman Tattoo Watch Review
- January 19, 2006: Superman iPod Case Available
- February 5, 2006: Superman Helps Children Understand Religion
- February 6, 2006: New Phone Wallpapers From Verizon
- February 10, 2006: Nestle Superman Sticks Ice Pops
- February 16, 2006: Warner Bros. Launches Super Fashions
- February 16, 2006: Six Flags St. Louis Announces New Superman Ride
- February 20, 2006: Superman Merchandise Update
- February 25, 2006: Jim Lee Talks DCU Massively Multiplayer Online Game
- February 28, 2006: Superman Escape Competition for Aussie Fans
- March 8, 2006: Kelloggs Superman Fruit Flavored Snacks
- March 10, 2006: Who Wants To Be A Superhero?!?
- March 11, 2006: Superman Musical Returns to the Stage
- March 11, 2006: MonSFFA to Examine Superman Mythos
- March 11, 2006: Justice League Showbag at Sydney Easter Show
- March 14, 2006: More Superman Merchandise Revealed
- March 20, 2006: Superman Homepage at the Emerald City Comic Con
- March 21, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Videogame Announced
- March 22, 2006: Ovo Surpresa Superman from Nestle Brazil
- April 3, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Game Trailer
- April 8, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Site Launches
- April 9, 2006: Showtunes Theatre Puts On Superman Musical
- April 10, 2006: Bridge Tech Customs Superman Wheels
- April 14, 2006: Jakk's Announces Superman and Justice League Consoles
- April 15, 2006: SuperGuy - Behind The Cape Review
- April 18, 2006: Superman, Superman Everywhere - So What Exactly Are You Going to Buy?
- April 26, 2006: Kurt Adler Unveils Superman 2006 Holiday Collection
- April 28, 2006: Justice League Video Game Interview
- April 28, 2006: In A Single Bound at Tribeca Film Festival
- May 3, 2006: 2006 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois
- May 4, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Video Game Agreement Announced
- May 6, 2006: Join The AMF Superman Bowling Club
- May 6, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Video Game Voice Talent
- May 10, 2006: Alienware Superman Edition Computer Chassis
- May 11, 2006: New Justice League: Heroes Video Trailer
- May 12, 2006: One-on-One Interview with Stephen Skelton
- May 12, 2006: The Man from Krypton Returns!
- May 14, 2006: Superman Bowling Club Information
- May 16, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Website Updated
- May 16, 2006: DC Direct at ToyFair 2006
- May 18, 2006: Kotobukiya Announce Up-Coming Superman Statue
- May 18, 2006: Superman Tower of Power Ride Opens at Six Flags St Louis
- June 1, 2006: Superman Father's Day Promotion at Wal Mart
- June 2, 2006: Exclusive Interview with Crispin Freeman
- June 4, 2006: Build-A-Bear Superman Weekend
- June 5, 2006: Superman Products from Creative Tops
- June 5, 2006: Superman Effervescent Multivitamin for Children
- June 5, 2006: Superman Colgate Toothpaste Promotion
- June 5, 2006: Elliot S! Maggin Opinion Column in LA Times
- June 6, 2006: Alienware's Superman Systems Take Flight
- June 7, 2006: INHD to Feature Metropolis Illinois
- June 8, 2006: Creative Tops Reveals Superman Merchandise
- June 13, 2006: MTV on Superman Movie Merchandise
- June 14, 2006: Metropolis Illinois Superman Celebration Report
- June 19, 2006: Real Superheroes in a Real World
- June 20, 2006: Superman Bottled Water
- June 20, 2006: Superman and Supergirl Microman Figures
- June 22, 2006: Download a 3D Superman Returns Screensaver
- June 26, 2006: Press Mixer at Superman Celebration
- June 30, 2006: Geraldo Looks at the Superman Legacy
- July 12, 2006: Superman - The Man of Butter
- July 18, 2006: DC Comics Superhero Stamps
- July 18, 2006: Jason Ades Talks Justice League: Heroes Video Game
- July 27, 2006: Is Lex Luthor the Best Literary Villain of All Time?
- July 31, 2006: Superman Promotion in Rite Aid Stores
- August 1, 2006: Wizard World Chicago - August 3-6
- August 1, 2006: Joey Fatone's Superman Collection
- August 9, 2006: Superman Musical at the Historic Hoover Theatre
- August 10, 2006: Thousands of Fake Superman T-Shirts Seized
- August 11, 2006: Dark Horse Deluxe announces DC Comics Statuette Series
- August 17, 2006: Review - Superman: The Musical
- August 18, 2006: Atomic Comics Holds Special DC Stamp Event
- September 1, 2006: Aquaman Joins Justice League: Heroes Video Game
- September 5, 2006: Superman Exercise Flash Cards for Kids
- September 5, 2006: Superman Sketch TV Investigation
- September 6, 2006: Superman Features in Baltimore Entertainment Museum
- September 13, 2006: Playing the Justice League: Heroes Video Game
- September 15, 2006: More Superman Returns Videogame Screenshots
- September 17, 2006: Superman Costumes on Display in Indianapolis
- September 21, 2006: Superman Musical Performance in Utah
- September 27, 2006: EA Shows Off Superman Returns Videogame at Microsoft's X06
- September 29, 2006: Unlockable Costumes in Justice League Heroes Game
- October 4, 2006: Getting an Inside Look at Superman Returns: The Videogame
- October 5, 2006: Superman Toy Sale at Toys R Us
- October 8, 2006: Superman TV/DVD at Toys R Us
- October 9, 2006: Sociology of Superman Poll Preliminary Results
- October 10, 2006: EA Ships Superman Returns: The Videogame on November 20
- October 10, 2006: EA Concept Art Team Talk Superman Returns Videogame
- October 11, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame Hands-On Report
- October 11, 2006: Toyota Yaris Superman Limited Edition Car
- October 17, 2006: Fossil Ion Blue Superman Watch
- October 18, 2006: GamePro Reviews Justice League Heroes for PS2
- October 23, 2006: The History of Superman Video Games
- October 26, 2006: Justice League Heroes Podcast Online
- October 26, 2006: Fighting Examined in Superman Returns Videogame
- October 26, 2006: New DC Comics Super Hero Tonner Character Figures
- October 29, 2006: More Superman Returns Videogame Images
- October 31, 2006: EA Games Wallpaper Contest - Win an Alienware Superman Notebook
- October 31, 2006: Fans Celebrating a Super Halloween
- October 31, 2006: Review - Fossil Ion Blue Superman Watch
- November 1, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Audio Talk
- November 1, 2006: Superman Musical at Alex Theatre, California
- November 2, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame - Bizarro and In-Store Ads
- November 2, 2006: Justice League Heroes Unlockable Heroes and Outfits
- November 3, 2006: Review - Superman on Broadway
- November 4, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Goes Gold
- November 8, 2006: Review - Justice League Heroes for PS2
- November 9, 2006: Superman & Justice League Jigsaw Puzzles at Shop.com
- November 9, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Bizarro Mode
- November 12, 2006: Firefly to Sell Superman and Supergirl Phones
- November 13, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame - Flight Online Video
- November 15, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace
- November 15, 2006: Firefly Superman Mobile Phone
- November 15, 2006: HotToys to Release Clark Kent Figure
- November 15, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame TV Commercial
- November 15, 2006: Noble Collection Releases Superman Merchandise Range
- November 18, 2006: Anderson to Write Last Days of Krypton Novel
- November 20, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame Hits Stores
- November 20, 2006: Superman Returns DVD & Videogame Launch Party Report
- November 21, 2006: Bizarro Cheat Mode for Superman Returns Videogame
- November 22, 2006: Brandon Routh Talks Superman Returns Videogame
- November 23, 2006: NY Theatre Group Puts On Superman Play
- November 23, 2006: Superman on Thanksgiving Day
- November 26, 2006: New Superman Returns Videogame Trailer Online
- November 29, 2006: Kevin J Anderson Talks The Last Days of Krypton Novel
- December 4, 2006: Winners Announced for the 2006 SHIELD Awards!
- December 4, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Cheat Codes
- December 6, 2006: Noel Neill & Other Superman Guests at Phoenix Comicon
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