Cryptozoic Announces Cryptozoic Con 2020
Virtual Event Features Live Streams, Previews of Upcoming Products, and Exclusive Outlander Wardrobe Cards and DC Lil Bombshells and Cryptkins Vinyl Figures
Lake Forest, CA — April 9, 2020 — Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced Cryptozoic Con 2020, a virtual event that will take place April 16-17. During various live streams, the company will preview upcoming products in all categories, conduct giveaways, offer behind-the-scenes looks at product development, and present play sessions and tutorials featuring popular games. In addition, several exclusive products will be sold on the Cryptozoic Store during the event.
Starting the first day of the event, Cryptozoic will sell two exclusive vinyl figures: Blue & Pink Harley Quinn, part of the DC Lil Bombshells line, and Cosmic Cerberus, from the Cryptkins line. For Outlander fans, the company will sell two exclusive Outlander Convention Wardrobe Cards that contain fabrics used to make the costumes of stars Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and Ed Speleers, as well as giving away exclusive Promo Cards with purchases. In addition, several highly anticipated products will be previewed during the event: DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal, Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Hijinx at Hell High, Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game, Spycon, Outlander Trading Cards Season 4, and Cryptkins Unleashed.
“With the current state of the world and so many events being canceled, we wanted to create a fun virtual event for our fans that celebrates pop culture and our products,” said Jamie Kiskis, VP of Marketing & Product Development at Cryptozoic. “Our team is extremely excited to preview the games, trading cards, and collectibles that we have been working so hard on and can’t wait to get into stores as soon as the crisis passes. If you love Outlander or our Cryptkins and DC Lil Bombshells figures, we have some exclusives that will be amazing additions to your collections. We thank everyone out there for supporting us during this time and continuing to be fans!”
Cryptozoic’s exclusives that will be available online during the virtual event are:
Blue & Pink Harley Quinn (DC Lil Bombshells: Series 3): This variant of the vinyl figure from Cryptozoic’s retro-style DC Lil Bombshells line features blue and pink on Harley’s hair, face, outfit, and hyenas, as inspired by the character’s love of those colors in comics and 2016’s Suicide Squad movie. Each figure is individually hand-numbered from 1 to 300 on the bottom. The 2.75-inch collectible comes packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature collectible tin. It will be available for $25 starting April 16 at 12:15 pm PT on the Cryptozoic Store.
Cosmic Cerberus (Cryptkins™: Series 2): This is a variant of the Cerberus Cryptkins vinyl figure, part of Cryptozoic’s original IP depicting creatures from folklore and tabloid headlines. It is the first of four figures in the 2020 Cosmic variant series, featuring characters who hail from different constellations and possess otherworldly colors. The figure sports eye-catching translucent red paint that fades to translucent orange, as well as silver glitter and a metallic gold collar. The 2.25-inch collectible comes packaged in a miniature crate with a sticker marking it as “Exclusive Species” and includes a Bio Card. Only 300 figures exist, with each selling for $15 starting April 16 at 12:15 pm PT on the Cryptozoic Store.
Outlander Trading Cards Season 4: Convention Wardrobe Cards CE2 & CE3: These limited edition Dual Wardrobe Cards contain actual pieces of fabrics used in the production of costumes worn by stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe (CE2) and Sam Heughan and Ed Speleers (CE3) in Season 4 of Outlander. Only 200 of each card has been produced, with all cards individually numbered. Available for $30 on the Cryptozoic Store starting April 16 at 1 pm PT, each card will include Cryptozoic Con-exclusive Promo Cards P5 and P6, as well as the previously available Promo Card P4.
During live streams, Cryptozoic will preview the following products, coming later in 2020:
Cryptkins Unleashed: Cryptozoic’s original IP goes bigger than ever with 5-inch vinyl figures inspired by myth and folklore. The seven core creatures with all-new poses are Bigfoot, Nessie, Chupacabra, Cthulhu, Mothman, Unicorn, and Bob, the skeletal character from Cryptozoic’s logo who is coming to life to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary. In addition, collectors can chase rare Bone-Chilling Variants. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, each figure comes packaged in a window box.
Outlander Trading Cards Season 4: The latest trading card set based on Starz's beloved time-travel drama features autographs from stars Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and Ed Speleers. Based on the fourth season of the show, which finds Claire and Jamie trying to make a new home in 18th century America, the release includes a 72-card Base Set, five Chase Sets (including Playing Cards), and randomly inserted Autograph Cards and Wardrobe Cards that contain pieces of fabric used to make the lavish costumes in the show.
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Hijinx at Hell High: The fifth entry in the hugely popular series brings all the spellcrafting and trademark over-the-top humor and art to the world of high school. In the game, 2-6 players move up and down the Social Status Board, which ranges from the Ultimate Loser to Class President, and utilize the new keyword “Bully” as they try to annihilate their fellow Wizards.
DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal: Based on the wildly popular Dark Nights: Metal comic book series, the latest entry in the DC Deck-Building Game series lets 2-5 players take on The Batman Who Laughs and other evil versions of the Caped Crusader from the Dark Multiverse. Players must Rescue and Recruit fellow members of the Justice League, take advantage of instant rewards for defeating Super-Villains, and utilize foil cards with the new sub-type “Metal” as they race to save the Multiverse.
Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game: Based on Cartoon Network’s beloved series, this easy-to-learn card-drafting game features a fun battle-of-the-bands theme and eye-catching art with fan-favorite characters. Designed by Erica Bouyouris and Andrew Wolf, it lets 2-6 players each become a Steven and try to recruit characters to their Stage and Audience at Beach City’s event of the year. At the same time, they must fend off Party Crashers—Corrupted and Homeworld Gems—who want to ruin their amazing performance.
Spycon: A spinoff of the hit Spyfall series, this detective party game takes two teams to a super-spy convention where one player is a Spy disguised as a memorable historical or fictional character. The Spy’s goal is to describe their character using subtle references to a Keyword only known to their teammates, so that their team identifies the character before their rivals. Featuring over 70 original comical illustrations and characters like Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and Zorro, this 4-10 player game requires quick-wittedness and imagination to win.
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.
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