WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP PARTNER WITH
CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT FOR SMALLVILLE TRADING CARDS
All-New Collectible Cards Highlight Seasons 7–10 of Super Television Series
Now Available Nationwide
Irvine, CA – May 30, 2012 –Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group, along 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, announced today the launch of trading cards based on the long-running hit television series Smallville .
Now available in hobby and retail stores nationwide, Smallville Seasons 7-10 Trading Cards showcase the most exciting and memorable moments from the final four seasons of Smallville.
“We’re thrilled that our partnership with Cryptozoic can give the long-standing Smallville fans a chance to experience the show in an entirely new way,” said Maryellen Zarakas, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and TV & Studio Licensing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The creation of this Smallville trading card set highlights the popularity of the show, even after the series has wrapped – and confirms that Superman is a true iconic character whose story continues to fascinate people of all ages.”
This much-anticipated release features an 85-card base set along with randomly inserted cast autographs and wardrobe memorabilia, including pieces of Clark Kent’s red leather jacket and the Blur’s black trench coat. The Smallville Seasons 7–10 Trading Card set also offers randomly inserted autograph cards bearing the signature of Callum Blue (Zod), Sam Witwer (Davis Bloome), John Glover (Lionel Luthor), and more.
“We are very excited about the launch of this trading card set for Smallville, considered the most successful television show based on Clark Kent’s journey towards becoming the iconic hero we know as Superman,” said Scott Gaeta, chief operating officer at Cryptozoic Entertainment. “Much as they do with the show itself, fans will love theSmallville Seasons 7–10 Trading Cards, which give them the chance to acquire great pieces of memorabilia that highlight Clark Kent's ascent towards his destiny as Superman.”
“It’s been a year since the emotional series finale of Smallville and viewers seeing Clark Kent take to the skies for the first time as Superman,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “These trading cards are a true gift to Smallville’s legion of devoted fans and provide a great way for them to revisit some of the series’ best moments and reconnect with this show that inspired such passion.”
Now available in hobby and mass-market retail locations and from Cryptozoic, Smallville Seasons 7–10 Trading Cards are available in five-card packs and include two nine-card chase sets. For more information on Smallville Seasons 7–10 Trading Cards, please visit www.cryptozoic.com/tradingcards.
Soaring in its final four seasons, Smallville’s modern retelling of a hero's legendary origins blends realism, action and emotional depth to reveal a new interpretation of the enduring mythology, as Clark Kent completes his epic journey and claims his birthright as the world’s ultimate hero: Superman.
Smallville stars from seasons 7–10 included Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang, Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor, John Glover as Lionel Luthor, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen, Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer, Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy Olsen, Laura Vandervoort as Kara, Callum Blue as Zod and Sam Witwer as Davis Bloome, Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. The executive producers for the final four seasons included Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders, James Marshall, Michael Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Ken Horton and Tom Welling. Based on DC Comics characters, the series is from Tollin/Robbins Productions and Millar/Gough Ink in association with Warner Bros. Television. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
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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.comfor additional product and event information.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
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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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