GEMMY POP CULTURE SERIES TO INCLUDE HANK WILLIAMS JR.


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Gemmy Industries, Inc.'s Pop Culture Series announces the addition of internationally known entertainer Hank Williams Jr. to its lineup of memorable Pop Culture icon animated figures.

Hank Williams Jr., son of American music legend Hank Williams, is an American icon and cultural hero. Hank Jr. enjoys a popularity that spans all music fans, regardless of age, as a result of his offering a combination of fun-loving, good time attitudes, serious country and blues-based music and conscientious patriotism.

Standing 19" tall and weighing 3.5 pounds, the piece features a characterization of Bocephus® --his father's nickname for him -- in black clothes and vest, authentically crafted hat, glasses and personalized belt buckle. The detail even includes Hank Jr.'s monogrammed red cowboy boots styled after the ones made famous on his Monday Night Football performances.

Powered by Gemmy's Synchro-motion™, Hank Jr. moves his mouth, head and hips to two of his signature songs, Family Tradition® and Born to Boogie®. The original masters of the two songs are featured with Hank Jr.'s original performances. 

The Hank Williams Jr. collectible will hit stores this summer, beginning with national distribution at Eckerd Drug starting July 1.

The Gemmy Pop Culture Series limited editions present select Pop Culture icons by combining detailed character likenesses with entertaining motion and sound.

Other current Pop Culture Series figures are James Brown, Dean Martin, Three Stooges, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby with others to debut in the fall of 2002. 

Based in Irving, Texas, and established in 1984, Gemmy Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of animated products, gifts and novelties that make people smile. For more information about Gemmy Industries, Inc. products, visit www.gemmy.com.

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FOR USE AS DESIRED
CONTACTS:
Gemmy Industries Corporation
06/01/02 JASON McCANN, Gemmy Industries
jasonm@gemmy.com, 972/550-7979 x485
For Hank Williams Jr. Information:
KIRT WEBSTER, Webster & Assoc. PR
kirt@websterpr.com, 615/777-6995