Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network Enterprises Announce Release of
Cartoon Network Steven Universe Trading Cards
First-Ever Trading Card Release Based on Cartoon Network Series Features Four Chase Sets, Hand-Drawn Sketch Cards, and Autograph Cards Signed by Creator Rebecca Sugar and Cast
Lake Forest, CA – June 12, 2019 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, and Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced the June 19 release of Steven Universe Trading Cards.
The first-ever trading card release based on the GLAAD Media and Peabody Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series features a 72-card Base Set with images from Seasons 1-5, four Chase Sets, and randomly inserted authentic Autograph Cards and hand-drawn Sketch Cards. Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar both signed Autograph Cards and drew one-of-a-kind Sketch Cards for the product.
“The team at Cryptozoic is, it’s safe to say, a bit obsessed with Steven Universe, so we jumped at the opportunity to create these trading cards,” said Dustin Porras, Assistant Product Manager of Trading Cards at Cryptozoic. “We know this may be the first introduction to the world of trading cards for many Steven Universe fans, so we’ve worked really hard to put together a set that is true to the show’s aesthetic and features lots of familiar names like creator Rebecca Sugar, plus others from the cast. We think Steven Universe fans will be really pleased and, who knows, some of them may even turn into trading card collectors!”
Aside from Sugar, signers for the Autograph Cards include fan-favorite voice actors Zach Callison (Steven Universe), Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Kate Micucci (Sadie Miller), and Charlyne Yi (Ruby).
The one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn Sketch Cards by some of today’s hottest artists offer creative and eye-catching interpretations of favorite characters from the show.
The Chase Sets include “Crystal Gem Friends,” providing images and descriptions of members and allies of the Crystal Gems; “Fusions,” showcasing characters on the show who are created through fusions of Gems; and “Greatest Hits,” cards in the shape of vinyl record sleeves that feature art for the show’s iconic songs, such as “What’s the Use of Feeling Blue?,” “Something Entirely New,” and “Peace and Love on the Planet Earth.”
The final Chase Set, “Totally Fabricated Bubbled Gems,” is part of Cryptozoic’s “Totally Fabricated” series, in which the company approximates what costume pieces and props may look like in real life for properties that do not actually have them (e.g., an animated series like Steven Universe). Cards in this set have small encased “Gems,” inspired by the corrupted Gems who are bubbled in the series and then become allies of the team.
Steven Universe Trading Cards will be available at retailers nationwide on June 19.
- Packs: 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box
- Base Set: 72 cards featuring episodic images from Seasons 1-5
- Chase Sets: “Crystal Gem Friends,” “Fusions,” “Greatest Hits,” “and “Totally Fabricated Bubbled Gems”
- Inserts: Sketch Cards (1:24 packs), Autograph Cards (1:24 packs)
Binder: Full-color 1.5” binder is sold separately and contains an exclusive “Totally Fabricated Bubbled Gems” Card.
Autograph Cards (1:24 packs)
Rebecca Sugar (show creator)
Zach Callison as Steven Universe, Onion, Tiger Millionaire, Pumpkin, Watermelon Stevens
Estelle as Garnet, Spoon
Michaela Dietz as Amethyst, Purple Puma
Deedee Magno Hall as Pearl, Yellow Pearl, Blue Pearl
Shelby Rabara as Peridot
Jennifer Paz as Lapis Lazuli
Kate Micucci as Sadie Miller
Atticus Shaffer as Peedee Fryman
Kate Flannery as Barb Miller
Erica Luttrell as Sapphire, Padparadscha
Grace Rolek as Connie Maheswaran, Cloud Connie
Dee Bradley Baker as Lion, Frybo, Centipeetle
Christine Ebersole as White Diamond, White Pearl
Ashly Burch as Rutile Twins
Kimberly Brooks as Jasper
Aimee Mann as Opal
Matthew Moy as Lars Barriga
Jinkx Monsoon as Emerald
Charlyne Yi as Ruby, Eyeball, Army, Navy, Doc, Leggy
For more information, check out the Steven Universe Trading Cards 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, and We Bare Bears, as well as Rick and Morty on Adult Swim.
Cartoon Network Enterprises is a part of WarnerMedia, a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.
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