Cryptozoic Will Launch New Collectibles and
Offer Several Exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con
New DC Bombshells and Lil Bombshells Vinyl Figures,
Street Fighter Knockouts and Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figures,
and Exclusive Orphan Black Trading Cards Among Products
at Cryptozoic’s Booth #115
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will launch new collectibles, offer exclusive collectibles and trading card sets, host the team behind the Quidd app, and showcase several tabletop games at San Diego Comic-Con, July 20-23 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Cryptozoic’s booth (#115) will feature a celebration of the first opportunity to buy Series 2 of DC Bombshells and DC Lil Bombshells vinyl figures and Series 1 of Street Fighter Knockouts and Street Fighter Knockouts vinyl figures. Yoshinori Ono—the renowned producer of several games in the Street Fighter series—will be signing the figures based on the popular video franchise at Cryptozoic’s booth on Friday, July 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. Cryptozoic will sell several SDCC exclusives that were first made available via online pre-order: Orphan Black Trading Cards Season 2 and Season 3 Premium Packs, “Golden Goddess” DC Bombshells vinyl figures, Metallic Red 25th Anniversary DC Lil Bombshells Harley Quinn vinyl figure, and DC’s The Joker Calling Card Statue – “Bloody Noir” Edition. Fans can also enjoy previews and exclusive Promo Cards for trading card sets based on DC Comics Bombshells and Season 2 of the hit TV series Outlander.
In addition, Cryptozoic will be hosting the team from Quidd—the fast-growing iOS and Android app that lets fans collect digital stickers, cards, and collectibles featuring their favorite characters—at its booth throughout the show, as they offer free stickers, opportunities for fans to trade with each other, and chances to demo the app. Cryptozoic’s channels on Quidd feature popular Cartoon Network and Adult Swim characters from shows such as Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Regular Show.
For tabletop fans, there will demos and a chance to buy games based on Rick and Morty, Attack on Titan, and Batman: The Animated Series.
“For our team, heading down to San Diego for Comic-Con is like running away from home to join the circus, only to realize that the circus is our home, as we are with fans just as passionate as we are,” said John Sepenuk, CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment. “Most of our team would take time off to be at SDCC, if we weren’t already going to be there. It is a golden opportunity to unveil new products that we have been working on for the past several months, like our lines of vinyl figures, trading cards, board games, and digital collectibles. We are truly grateful to our fans and look forward to offering some surprises and exclusives that we know they will enjoy.”
Cryptozoic will be launching the following collectibles at Comic-Con:
DC Bombshells Vinyl Figures: Series 2 — These 7-inch vinyl figures feature some of DC’s most popular female characters. Packaged in display-worthy window boxes, Series 2 includes Supergirl, Poison Ivy, and Batwoman. They were designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg.
DC Lil Bombshells Vinyl Figures: Series 2 — Smaller in scale, each of these figures measures approximately 2.75-inches tall. Series 2 presents new poses for Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman and eight characters that are new to the line: Supergirl, Batgirl, Lois Lane, Zatanna, Killer Frost, Huntress, Bumblebee, and Cheetah. There are also two rare “Noir” variants, bringing the total number of figures in the set to 12. Designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Sam Greenwell, each figure comes in Cryptozoic’s signature, collectible blind-reveal tin.
Street Fighter Knockouts Vinyl Figures: Series 1 — These 7-inch vinyl figures feature the powerful women from the Street Fighter video game series. Packaged in display-worthy window boxes, Series 1 includes Chun-Li, Cammy, and Sakura. The figures were designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg.
Street Fighter Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figures: Series 1 — These 2.75-inch vinyl figures are based on fan-favorite characters from the video game franchise. Series 1 consists of Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Ken, Blanka, Guile, Sakura, M. Bison, Zangief, and Akuma. In addition, there will be two rare variant Chase figures. Designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Sam Greenwell, each figure comes in Cryptozoic’s signature, collectible blind-reveal tin.
Cryptozoic will be selling several San Diego Comic-Con exclusive products:
Orphan Black Trading Cards Season 2 and Season 3 Premium Packs — These sets based on the hit TV series Orphan Black, which airs on BBC America and Space, feature a heavy dose of signatures from actors on the series, with each four-card Premium Pack including three Autograph Cards and one Cryptomium Chase Card. Star Tatiana Maslany, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for the series, has signed numerous cards, which depict seven of the characters she played in Season 2 and six of her characters in Season 3. Every case contains 12 Premium Packs and is guaranteed to contain three Autograph Cards signed by Maslany. As these are special limited sets, there will only be 720 packs/60 cases available total for each set.
“Golden Goddess” DC Bombshells Vinyl Figures — Inspired by Wonder Woman’s roots in Greek mythology, these variants of the Series 1 DC Bombshells vinyl figures draw from classical Greek sculpture with their gold-and-white design for all three characters: Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn. Only 250 of each figure has been produced for this limited run, with each packaged in a display-worthy window box that is individually numbered. The figures were designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg.
Metallic Red 25th Anniversary DC Lil Bombshells Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure — To commemorate the 25-year history of the popular femme fatale, this variant of the Series 1 DC Lil Bombshells Harley Quinn vinyl figure stylishly sports only the iconic red color associated with the character. Each figure is stamped with a “Harley Quinn 25” logo on the base and comes individually hand-numbered from 1 to 500, making it the lowest-run DC Lil Bombshells figure Cryptozoic has produced to date. The figure was designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Sam Greenwell.
DC’s The Joker Calling Card Statue – “Bloody Noir Edition” — This variant of the regular DC’s The Joker Calling Card Statue, the first in Cryptozoic’s series of hand statues, is a hand-painted, 7-inch tall polyresin statue that depicts the villain’s iconic gloved hand splattered with blood from one of his many victims. In addition to the regular four interchangeable Joker cards, this variant comes with an exclusive Cryptozoic Promo Card. Each statue comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is individually hand-numbered from 1 to 200, making it one of the most limited statues Cryptozoic has ever produced. It was sculpted by Mana Studios.
Cryptozoic will preview two upcoming trading card sets that will be available for sale later in 2017:
Outlander Trading Cards Season 2 — Based on the second season of Starz’s hit time-travel drama Outlander, it includes a 72-card Base Set, four Chase Sets, and randomly inserted Autograph Cards and Wardrobe Cards, which contain pieces of fabric used to make the lavish costumes in the show. Signers for the set include stars Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), Andrew Gower (Charles Stuart), Stanley Weber (Comte St. Germain), and Claire Sermonne (Louise de Rohan). Cryptozoic will be giving away Promo Cards for the set throughout the show and offering a special two-card Outlander Trading Cards Season 2 Preview Set for $10, with each pack having a rare Promo Card inserted. Fans who come to the booth can see displays of selected Autograph Cards, and cards from the “Vive Les Frasers” Chase Set.
DC Comics Bombshells Trading Cards — The set is based on DC’s popular line of statues and comic books that is inspired by 1940s pinup art and reimagines DC’s history by placing its powerful female characters at the center of World War II. The 63-card Base Set and Chase Sets feature art from the covers of the DC Comics Bombshells comic book series—including drawings by Ant Lucia—and from DC Comics Bombshells variant covers of other comic books, as well as the illustrations used to create Cryptozoic’s DC Bombshells and Lil Bombshells figures. Inserts include hand-drawn Sketch Cards from some of today’s hottest artists and rare variants, such as Foil Boards and Printing Plates. Each hobby box contains a rare “Golden Goddess” variant of a DC Lil Bombshells vinyl figure. Fans who come to Cryptozoic’s booth can see displays of selected Sketch Cards and a “Golden Goddess” variant of a DC Lil Bombshells figure.
Finally, Cryptozoic will demo and sell some of its newest games, including:
Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park — The Game — Based on the episode “Anatomy Park” from Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, the 2-4 player strategy game sends players into the body of Ruben, a homeless man in a Santa suit, in order to save the microscopic amusement park inside. Players must design the best park possible by placing tiles while simultaneously avoiding and fighting Diseases, such as Tuberculosis and Hepatitis A. Certain actions shift around Ruben’s internal organs during gameplay, causing unexpected effects and forcing players to act out embarrassing bodily functions. There will be a demo at Cryptozoic’s booth on Saturday, July 22 at 3:15 p.m.
Attack on Titan: The Last Stand — Based on the popular anime series, this board game puts one player in the role of a fearsome Titan, threatening the last remaining human city. The other players are brave Heroes trying to protect the populace and preserve the supply depot in the final bastion of humanity! Designed by the award-winning Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc, the game requires strategic utilization of dice and features unique vertical gameplay, as the Heroes move up and down both the Tower and the 15-inch tall Titan Standee. There will be a demo at Cryptozoic’s booth on Thursday, July 20 at 3:15 p.m.
Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game — In this 5-8 player social deduction game based on the classic “Almost Got ’Im” episode of Batman: The Animated Series, players become various Villains of the Caped Crusader, one of whom is secretly Batman in disguise. Participants gather cards to form poker hands that activate special abilities, as the Villain players try to find out which one of them is Batman and the Batman player tries to Subdue the Villains before they discover his or her true identity.
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.
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