I spotted a few of the R.E.V.s toys in Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve and again yesterday afternoon. I’m told the toys did well in focus-group testing, especially the CD-ROM that comes with them.
I developed the CD-ROM with a team of people, including Max Bertolini, James Farr, Tim Brown and Arnold Jemison (of Jamit), Robbie Robbins of IDW, Hal Mangold, and several of my fellow Alliterates. It includes a PDF of a comic book, plus a Flash-animated version of the comic, complete with voice-overs. I had a blast working on it, and with luck we’ll get the band back together to do more in the future.
Look for R.E.V.s at stores near you, including K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us, and Target. If they’re not in your local stores yet, expect them to show up soon. If you spot them, please drop me a line and let me know. (Thanks to Brett Seymour for being the first to do so.) Thanks!