Cryptozoic Announces Release of CryptkinsTM Vinyl Figures and
Launch of CryptkinsTM Channel on Quidd
Original IP Featuring Characters from Folklore and Legend Debuts with Both Physical and Digital Collectibles
Lake Forest, CA – February 12, 2018 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced the March 15 release of CryptkinsTM vinyl figures and the immediate launch of the CryptkinsTM Channel on Quidd, the fast-growing platform for digital goods on iOS and Android. CryptkinsTM are Cryptozoic’s first original series of vinyl figures and are inspired by various creatures that have been the subject of folklore and tabloid headlines for decades. The CryptkinsTM Channel on Quidd will feature static and animated trading cards, stickers, and 3D figures based on both the initial 2.25-inch vinyl figures and future releases.
“With CryptkinsTM, we have an original IP that we’re really excited about, so we have planned a unique launch of both digital and physical collectibles,” said John Sepenuk, CEO of Cryptozoic. “Through the CryptkinsTM Channel on Quidd, people can explore the world of CryptkinsTM and discover these characters' colorful personalities. And then, beginning in March, they will be able to collect their favorite characters as vinyl figures. CryptkinsTM are highly collectible in any form and we’re excited to see fans try to get them all!”
CryptkinsTM vinyl figures are each approximately 2.25-inches tall and include legendary creatures like Nessie, Chupacabra, Cthulhu, Bigfoot, Jersey Devil, and Yeti. There are 13 figures in all, with 2 of them being rare and 1 of them ultra-rare. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, each figure comes packaged in a collectible, blind-reveal miniature crate.
The CryptkinsTM Channel on Quidd will feature several digital card sets: “Fun in the Sun,” showing diurnal CryptkinsTM; “Bump in the Night,” highlighting nocturnal characters; “Habitat Cards,” depicting the environments in which the different creatures are found; and “Which CryptkinsTM?,” a quiz-based set using the character silhouettes to test how well users know their CryptkinsTM. In addition, the animated card set “CryptkinTMCrates” shows the creatures breaking out of their crates.
Digital stickers will include several sets organized around the creatures’ origins and preferred terrain: “Take It to the Sky,” “Land & Sea CryptkinsTM,” and “Cosmic & Magical CryptkinsTM.” Moreover, the distinctive “Retro CryptkinsTM” set contains digital stickers of the CryptkinsTM inspired by the graphics of 8-bit video games.
Finally, the CryptkinsTM Channel includes three sets of 3D figures: “Folklore Box,” “Legends Box,” and “Mythical Box.” The digital figures can be rotated and viewed from multiple angles, as well as being shared with friends via social media.
CryptkinsTM vinyl figures will be available at retailers nationwide March 15 for a suggested retail price of $5.99 each. The CryptkinsTM Channel is live now on Quidd—free to download on the App Store and Google Play—and is being updated with new content all the time.
In addition, on February 16, Cryptozoic will launch a presale for Midnight Chupacabra, a limited WonderCon-exclusive variant of one of the CryptkinsTM figures. Anyone who participates in the presale will be able to pick up the figure at WonderCon Anaheim, March 23-25. Details can be found on the Cryptozoic website.
Product Details: CryptkinsTM Vinyl Figures
- 2.25-inch vinyl figures of creatures from folklore and legend
- Each figure packaged inside a blind-reveal, miniature crate
- Sculpted by Sam Greenwell
- 10 base characters:
- Jersey Devil
- Twilight Mothman
- 2 rare variants:
- 1 ultra rare variant
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.
Quidd is the leading platform for buying, trading and using premium, rare digital goods. Available for free on iOS and Android devices, the Quidd app enables fans to buy, own and use digital stuff, like stickers, GIFs, cards and toys, to express their fandoms, construct their identities, and have more fun with their favorite things. The best names in entertainment, including Marvel, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, Breaking Bad, and more, are using the Quidd platform to reach new audiences and build new businesses. Quidd is backed by Sequoia Capital with headquarters in NYC and an office opening in LA in 2018. For more information, check out our press kit or visit quidd.co.
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