Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'Eclipse' Merchandise Wrap-Up: Everything You Can Buy

Over the past few weeks, you've seen a lot of merchandising updates related to the Twilight series books and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. In addition to the fact that pre-sales are beginning in two major markets this week (Friday, May 14th), there have been updates related to the music, the toys, the games, and the books that are forthcoming from this franchise.

So, to make it simple and organized, here's a list of official Twilight-related goodies that are on the way in consecutive order (note that the retailers listed are not the exclusive options available for purchase and that other venues may, and in some cases definitely do, have the items available as well).

* May 15th - Nordstrom's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse line: Previewed yesterday, the Eclipse line follows Nordstrom's successful run with New Moon merchandise. See: for more (including details on a coming Eclipse premiere giveaway).
* May 18th - Eclipse Paperback Media Tie-in: Paperback book with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's one-sheet cover. Available at: Barnes and Noble.
* May 25th - Eclipse Mass Market Paperback: Paperback version of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer with unique cover of Kristen Stewart as "Bella Swan." Available at: Barnes and Noble.
* May 25th - Eclipse Collector's Edition: This is the hardcover collector's edition of Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse. Available at:
* May 27th - Eclipse Board Game: The third in the Cardinal Industries board game series. Available at: This video should give you an idea of what to expect.

* June 5th - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella - This is Stephenie Meyer's newest Twilight series release, a backstory book devoted to the Eclipse character "Bree." Available at:
* June 8th - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: The Official Soundtrack - While the artists list for Eclipse's soundtrack isn't yet available (except for with Muse), pre-ordering for the album is. Available at: A bonus tracks option is also available at with the same release date.
* June 29th - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion: This is Mark Cotta Vaz's third illustrated film companion for the Twilight series. Usually, these include photos, interviews, spotlight features, and more. Very, very interesting. Available through:
* June 29th - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: The Score: This is the official score to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse by Howard Shore. Available at:
* TBD - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Barbies: "Alice" and "Victoria" are two of the Twilight femmes being immortalized into plastic. As a part of Mattel's summer line (date of release to be determined), these two join the already-release Twi-o of Barbies, "Edward," "Bella," and "Jacob."
* TBD - Scene It? The Twilight Saga Deluxe Edition: Announced earlier this year, this game will be a combination of the three films (Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and is scheduled for a fall 2010 release.

Hope this helps to streamline your Twilight merchandising questions! As always, if and when any new information becomes available, I'll keep you posted.


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