Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network Enterprises Announce Release of
Rick and Morty Trading Cards Season 1
First Trading Cards Based on Hit Adult Swim Series Feature Seven Chase Sets, Hand-Drawn Sketch Cards, and Autograph Cards Signed by Series Cast
Lake Forest, CA – June 22, 2018 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced the June 27 release of Rick and Morty Trading Cards Season 1.
The first trading cards for the hit Adult Swim TV series Rick and Morty feature a 45-card Base Set with images from Season 1 episodes, seven Chase Sets, and randomly inserted Sketch and Autograph Cards. Signers include nine members of the series voice cast.
“There’s never been a show quite like Rick and Morty, so we wanted these trading cards to reflect what makes it a pop culture phenomenon,” said George Nadeau, Manager of Product Development at Cryptozoic. “We put together an incredible list of artists to create hand-drawn Sketch Cards that capture the off-the-wall nature of the characters. The seven Chase Sets are some of our most creative and diverse ever, including sets that focus on unforgettable episodes ‘Anatomy Park’ and ‘Rixty Minutes’ and sets that are a bit more interactive, offering Standees, Stickers, and more.”
The hand-drawn Sketch Cards showcase a variety of interpretations of the characters from some of today’s hottest artists.
Signers for the Autograph Cards include fan-favorite voice actors Justin Roiland (Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith, Mr. Meeseeks), Chris Parnell (Jerry Smith), Jess Harnell (Scary Terry), Kari Wahlgren (Jessica, Cynthia), Maurice LaMarche (Stu), and Rob Paulsen (Snuffles).
The Chase Sets include “Characters,” providing images and descriptions of key characters; “Rixty Minutes,” showcasing some of the outlandish TV channels from the episode of the same name; and “Anatomy Park,” highlighting the theme park inside a human body in the memorable episode.
In addition, four of the Chase Sets offer fans cards that are more interactive: Temporary Tattoos, Scratch and Sniff, Standees, and Stickers.
Rick and Morty Trading Cards Season 1 captures all the zany moments from the first season as brilliant scientist Rick Sanchez creates amazing gadgets and goes on adventures across the universe with his grandson Morty, often endangering all of reality in the process. Despite his genius, Rick frequently clashes with members of his own family—Morty, daughter Beth, son-in-law Jerry, and granddaughter Summer—and involves them in his out-of-this-world escapades.
Rick and Morty Trading Cards Season 1 will be available at retailers nationwide on June 27.
- Packs: 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box
- Base Set: 45 cards featuring episodic images from Season 1
- Chase Sets: “Characters,” “Rixty Minutes,” and “Anatomy Park,” Temporary Tattoos, Scratch and Sniff, Standees, and Stickers.
- Inserts: Sketch Cards, Autograph Cards
Binder: 3-ring binder is sold separately and contains an exclusive Sticker Set.
Justin Roiland as Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith, Mr. Meeseeks
Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith, Actor Jerry
Jess Harnell as Ruben Ridley, Roger, Greebybobe, Dog Soldier #2
Kari Wahlgren as Jessica, Cynthia, Gazorpian Judge, Plutonian Chat Show Host #1, Hot Woman, Samantha, Talking Doll
Maurice LaMarche as Adult Morty Jr., Brad Anderson, Ship Captain, Stu
Phil Hendrie as Principal Vagina, Scary Glenn, Mr. Booby Buyer, Davin, Newscaster
Rob Paulsen as Snuffles, Centaur, Giant Judge, Quick Mystery Judge, Regular Legs
Ryan Ridley as Frank Palicky, Giant Lawyer, the Bachelor, Tom
Tom Kenny as Squanchy, Pawnshop Clerk, Mr. Jellybean, Chair #1, Phone #1
For more information, check out the Rick and Morty Trading Cards Season 1 product page.
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.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Mighty Magiswords, and We Bare Bears, as well as Rick and Morty on Adult Swim.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.
Adult Swim is part of Turner, a Time Warner company that creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.
About Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty is the critically-acclaimed, half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, grand-daughter Summer, and grand-son Morty into intergalactic escapades. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?
Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland who also serve as executive producers.
All Rick and Morty characters and elements © & ™ Adult Swim.
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