Diamond Comic Distributors and GTS Distribution Named as Key Distribution Partners for Retail Stores
Lake Forest, CA – October 17 2016 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, announced today that it will be working with Diamond Comic Distributors and GTS Distribution as their exclusive hobby retail distribution partners for their Mighty Meeples line of figures, which will first be released in December. Diamond Comic Distributors will be distributing Mighty Meeples to comic book stores and GTS Distribution will be delivering the figures to hobby gaming stores.
“We’re thrilled for the launch of the Mighty Meeple line, as it holds great sales potential for comic book shops. Plus, they’re really cool for collectors!” said Roger Fletcher, Vice President of Marketing for Diamond Comic Distributors.
“We are very excited to grow our partnership with Cryptozoic across all categories,” said Steve Snyder, President of GTS Distribution. “The Mighty Meeples brand is a perfect fit for our retail partners, and we look forward to being a part of its success."
First appearing over 15 years ago, the "meeple"—short for "my people"—possesses a distinctive shape that has made it a popular choice for player pieces in a variety of tabletop games. These oversized 1” tall wooden figures will showcase fan-favorite characters from DC Comics and Ghostbusters franchises.
This December will see the first release of any Mighty Meeples product with Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Series 1. The figures in the series will be sold in blind bag assortments that each contain three figures for a suggested retail price of $2.99. Also in December, the Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Justice League Collection Tin will be available for $14.99. The 30 distinctive figures in Series 1 offer a large variety for collectors to show off and gamers to play with in their favorite board games.
Next year, Cryptozoic will release more from its Mighty Meeples line, including figures for other DC Comics characters and the Ghostbusters-themed Mighty Meeples Ecto-1 Tin, which will arrive in stores in early 2017. GTS Distribution and Diamond Comic Distributors will be the exclusive distributors of these items—as well as any other future Mighty Meeples releases—for gaming and comic book hobby stores, respectively.
Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and Ghostbusters™:The Board Game, one of the most funded tabletop games in Kickstarter history. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.
About Diamond Comic Distributors (DCD)
Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.
About GTS Distribution
GTS Distribution specializes in servicing accounts of all sizes in the hobby retail and specialty store markets. With a knowledgeable and service-oriented staff with over 350 years of combined experience in these areas and 12 warehouses, GTS is a true full-service, wholesale gaming, sports, and entertainment collectibles distributor dedicated to the success of its customers’ businesses and futures. For more information, please visit www.gtsdistribution.com.