Utilizing Boucard's Footnote technology, POW! and Infinite Machines will soon introduce POWER PATROL, a new line of digital jewelry and wearables capable of storing and actually transferring digital super powers attained in a secret online game to a set of Power Patrol Rings that can be worn by fans wishing to emulate Super Heroes or Super Villains. The electronic Rings can transfer data back and forth from ring to ring, thus unlocking new powers, games, points and missions for the player or players.
"I've written about fictional characters most of my life," says Stan Lee, "but now that I'm actually working with a real-life superhero the experience is mind-boggling. John Boucard is to inventing as Spidey is to web-swinging. He has a high tech instinct for what the market needs and what the public wants. I predict that by next year his Power Patrol Rings will have become as ubiquitous as your TV's remote control. And that's just the beginning for John, who not only thinks outside the box, he can make the box itself interactive!"
John Boucard reports that his Rings interact with the POWER PATROL website (http://www.power-patrol.com/) and can only be secretly accessed by those possessing the Rings or recruited by a member of POWER PATROL. Additionally, ring-wearers playing the game can wirelessly receive and activate "secret missions" from Stan Lee himself, missions that only the best and brightest can solve. These missions could be digitally embedded in everything from trading cards, internet websites, movie theaters, posters, fast food outlets, or even in a DVD.
"It's a real thrill to partner with Stan, a kindred spirit and one of my childhood icons, in creating a unique, digital line of toys that will excite players and collectors alike. Each toy we create will offer new, high-tech features that have never been seen before. Most will employ our amazing Power Rings that can interface and actually communicate with your television, other stand alone devices and the Internet. We are developing various interactive products around Stan's new creations, whether it is a poster, a comicbook or even a complex action figure," enthused John Boucard, Founder/CTO of Infinite Machines, LLC.
Gill Champion COO POW! Entertainment says, "This type of Strategic Alliance with John and Infinite Machines is the kind of relationship POW! has nurtured to perpetuate Stan's global brand. The company continues to pursue and explore innovative areas of distribution and technology to monetize its new intellectual properties and franchises."