WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS,
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP AND
CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH
FRINGE TRADING CARDS
Collectible Cards Based on Hit Sci-fi Series to Feature Cast Autograph and Wardrobe Cards
Now Available Nationwide
Irvine, CA – June 20, 2012 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group today announced the expansion of the companies’ partnership with Cryptozoic Entertainment™ – the premier developer of original and licensed games and trading cards, including The Walking Dead™ Board Game and The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Trading Cards – and now, trading cards based on the hit sci-fi series Fringe (which airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX and will return for its fifth and final season this fall). The Fringe Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Cards are the first cards based on the critically acclaimed series ever to be created, offering fans the opportunity to collect pieces and memories from their favorite series moments.
“We’re excited to partner with Cryptozoic, once again, as their high-quality and creatively designed trading cards give Fringe fans a chance to have a tangible connection to their favorite characters and moments of the most talked-about sci-fi series on television,” said Maryellen Zarakas, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and TV & Studio Licensing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Now available nationwide, Fringe Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Cards feature a 72-card base set, available in five-card packs and include two nine-card chase sets, along with exclusive cast autograph and wardrobe memorabilia cards. The randomly inserted autograph cards will include signatures from many of the series’fan-favorite stars, including Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham), Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop), John Noble (Walter Bishop), Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles), Blair Brown (Nina Sharp) and more. Fans can display their collected Fringe Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Cards in the exclusive Fringe Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Card Binder, all available at select hobby stores.
“As huge fans of great sci-fi television, we feel that Fringe provides the perfect opportunity to expand our partnership with Warner Bros. and creates a compelling trading card set that will get the fans excited,” said Scott Gaeta, chief operating officer at Cryptozoic Entertainment. “The Fringe Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Card set highlights mind-blowing moments from the show’s first two seasons, including the introduction of the Observers. The trading cards also feature wardrobe cards with pieces of the show's most iconic costumes, like Agent Dunham’s suit and Dr. Bishop’s lab coat.”
“Fringe is the ultimate puzzlebox of a show, with a passionately engaged fanbase,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “Any chance fans get to enter that world — whether on-air, online or through these new trading cards — is another fun opportunity to unravel the mysteries at the heart of the series.”
Fringe is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The creative team for seasons one and two included J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek), Jeff Pinkner (Alias, Lost), J.H. Wyman (The Mexican), Bryan Burk (Alias, Lost), Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers), Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers) and Akiva Goldsman (The Da Vinci Code).
For more information on Fringe Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Cards and the Fringe Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Card Binder, please visit www.cryptozoic.com/tradingcards.
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About Cryptozoic Entertainment
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 World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Food Fight™ and The Walking Dead™ Board Game. 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 additional product and event information.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) is one of the entertainment industry's most respected providers of original content, producing award-winning drama and comedy series for both broadcast network television and cable. WBTV is currently producing and distributing nearly 30 primetime series, with multiple programs on each of the five broadcast networks, in addition to shows on cable’s TNT, Showtime and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
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