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Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of CZX Middle-earth

Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of CZX Middle-earth

Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of CZX Middle-earth

CZX® Super Premium Trading Card Product Based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies Features Autograph Cards Signed by Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, and Orlando Bloom

Lake Forest, CA – October 4, 2022 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced the October 19 release of CZX Middle-earth.

Cryptozoic’s CZX® super premium trading card release showcases favorite characters and scenes from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. The ultra-high quality cards are thick and glossy, feature gold Deco Foil, and cover all six classic films. The Autograph Card signers include director Peter Jackson and stars Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), and Orlando Bloom (Legolas). Furthermore, CZX Middle-earth features a 50-card Base Set, CZX STR PWR Chase Set, Film Cel Chase Set, and randomly inserted one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn Sketch Cards.

“Each CZX trading card release takes years to create, because the goal is to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime, super premium experience, and CZX Middle-earth is no exception,” said John Sepenuk, CEO and co-founder of Cryptozoic. “We took our time to do justice to the six incredible The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. We made sure to have autographs by as many of the big stars as possible, as well as numerous fan favorites. The Sketch Cards were crafted by incredibly talented artists who love the films as much as we do. We believe that, for Middle-earth fans, this is the product of a lifetime.”

In addition to the aforementioned stars, signers of Autograph Cards for the set include John Rhys-Davies (Gimli), Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel), Liv Tyler (Arwen), Dominic Monaghan (Merry), Billy Boyd (Pippin), Mirando Otto (Éowyn), Bernard Hill (Théoden), and Manu Bennett (Azog). There are also Dual Autograph Cards and Autograph-Sketch Cards showcasing hand-drawn art alongside actor signatures. Furthermore, there is a rare Triple Autograph Card and an even rarer Quadruple Autograph Card.

The Sketch Cards present detailed, one-of-a-kind drawings of favorite characters from the six films. The talented artists include Carlos Cabeilero, David Day, Angelo De Capua, Yinshan, KangLe, Fan Sichen, Rhiannon Owens, Stephanie Rosales, Bob Stevlic, and HeNan San Pang.

CZX STR PWR, one of the Chase Sets, showcases characters from the films on rare, high-quality cards printed on foil board. There are four different rarities that are identifiable by their border color.

Film Cel, the other Chase Set, features cards created to resemble actual film cels from the various Middle-earth movies. These cels are printed on PETG acetate, are inserted into the card, and can be seen through a swatch display window.

Finally, the Base Set for the release includes a variety of stunning images from the movies, each featuring premium cardstock, glossy printing, gold foil, and etching.

CZX Middle-earth will be available October 19 from hobby stores and dealers worldwide.

 

 

Product Details:

  • Packs: 5 cards per pack, 6 packs per box
  • Base Set: 50-card Base Set features images from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
  • Chase Sets: Film Cel and CZX STR PWR (1:6 packs)
  • Inserts:
    • Single, Dual, Triple, and Quadruple Autograph Cards signed by various stars, including Autograph-Sketch Cards (1:6 packs)
    • Hand-drawn Sketch Cards (1:6 packs)
    • Foil variants of Base Set
    • Printing Plates

 

Binder: Full color 2” binder is sold separately and contains an exclusive Film Cel Card

 

 

Autograph Signers

Ian McKellen as Gandalf

Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn

Orlando Bloom as Legolas

Peter Jackson, Director/Writer/Producer

John Rhys-Davies as Gimli, Treebeard

Dominic Monaghan as Merry

Billy Boyd as Pippin

Liv Tyler as Arwen

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

Miranda Otto as Éowyn

Manu Bennett as Azog

Bernard Hill as Théoden

William Kircher as Bifur, Tom the Troll

Jed Brophy as Nori, Sharku

Sylvester McCoy as Radagast

Lawrence Makoare as the Witch-king of Angmar,Gothmog, Lurtz

John Callen as Óin

Mark Hadlow as Dori, Bert the Troll

Peter Hambleton as Glóin, William the Troll

Fran Walsh, Producer/Writer

Philippa Boyens, Writer

Sarah McLeod as Rosie Cotton

Bruce Hopkins as Gamling

Stephen Hunter as Bombur

Craig Parker as Haldir


For more information, check out the CZX Middle-earth product page.


About Cryptozoic

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 and sign up for the company’s Mailing List to receive the Fans First Newsletter and updates about products and events.

 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), part of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands and Experiences, extends the company’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by Warner Bros.’ biggest franchises from DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Game of Thrones, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, and promotional partnerships, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

 

 

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© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are TM of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s22)

 

© 2022 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s22)

 

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