CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP
WITH CARTOON BOOKS AND BONE® LICENSE
Vinyl Figures Based on Graphic Novels Revealed at 2015 New York Toy Fair
Lake Forest, CA – Feb. 13, 2015 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading developer, designer and manufacturer of games and collectible trading cards, is pleased to partner with Cartoon Books to produce vinyl figures based on the popular award winning BONE® graphic novel series.
The artwork and story of BONE continues to resonate with fans of all ages around the world. The diversity of characters and adventure provide a substantial foundation and epic content to build upon. The Bone cousins, Fone, Phoney and Smiley and their fantastic hero’s journey offer the opportunity to complement their universe with branded vinyl figures.
“I’m looking forward to working with Cryptozoic,” said Jeff Smith, the creator of BONE, “I’m really a kid at heart and I love toys and figures. I already have a spot cleared out for this one right next to my computer!”
“The world of BONE is a perfect fit for a vinyl figure product line,” Jeff Parker, Cryptozoic Creative Director said. “We are excited to embark upon an adventure alongside Cartoon Books to bring it to life.”
BONE vinyl figure collectibles will be available for purchase online and in specialty stores worldwide starting Q4 of 2015.
Vinyl figure prototypes will be on display in the Cryptozoic Entertainment booth (#4868) at New York Toy Fair.
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 The Lookouts comic book. 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 Cartoon Books and BONE®
Cartoon Books was founded in 1991 by the husband and wife team of Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer to publish Smith’s comic book BONE. An instant classic when it first appeared as an underground comic book in 1991, BONE has since garnered over 47 awards worldwide and has sold millions of copies in 23 languages. In 2005 Scholastic launched its Graphix imprint with full color versions of BONE which continues to delight new readers across North America.
BONE® is © 2015 Jeff Smith
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