Cryptozoic and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Announce Release of
First-Ever CZX Super Premium Trading Card Release Features Dual and Triple Autograph Cards Signed by Outlander Stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe
Lake Forest, CA – August 5, 2019 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, and Sony Pictures Consumer Products today announced the August 14 release of CZX Outlander.
Based on Starz’s hit time-travel drama Outlander, Cryptozoic’s first CZX™super premium trading card release features thick, glossy cards that sport gold Deco Foil, an unprecedented number of Dual and Triple Autograph Cards, and a long list of signers headlined by stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe. It is the company’s premiere product to have Autograph-Wardrobe Cards, individual cards that are both signed and contain a piece of fabric used to make the show’s lavish costumes. CZX Outlander includes a 54-card Base Set with episodic images from Seasons 1-4, two Chase Sets, and randomly inserted Autograph and Wardrobe Cards.
“We’re extremely excited to launch our CZX line of super premium products with CZX Outlander, the highest quality trading card set Cryptozoic has ever produced,” said Jamie Kiskis, VP of Marketing & Product Development at Cryptozoic. “Our team has been working on developing the CZX brand for more than three years now and a lot of effort has gone into the designs, photos, character selection, and acquiring dual and triple on-card autographs from stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe and other cast members. These are the most beautiful cards that Outlander fans have ever seen and we are proud to make the product our inaugural CZX release.”
In addition to Heughan and Balfe, signers for the set include Outlander creator Diana Gabaldon, who is signing for an Outlander trading card set for the first time, and fan-favorite stars Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser), John Bell (Young Ian Murray), César Domboy (Fergus), and Ed Speleers (Stephen Bonnet).
The product includes Dual and Triple Wardrobe Cards, each containing multiple pieces of the costumes used in the production of the series.
Lenticular, the first Chase Set, showcases images of the main characters on cards that have the illusion of depth, creating a 3D effect. Some cards in the set even feature small snippets of footage from various episodes that play out as the card is rotated.
CZ STR PWR, the second Chase Set, depicts characters from the show on high-quality cards.
CZX Outlander will be available at retailers nationwide on August 14.
- Packs: 5 cards per pack, 6 packs per box
- Base Set: 54 cards featuring episodic images from Season 1-4
- Chase Sets: Lenticular, CZ STR PWR
- Autograph, Dual Autograph, Triple Autograph, and Autograph-Wardrobe Cards (1:6 packs)
- Wardrobe, Dual Wardrobe, and Triple Wardrobe Cards (1:6 packs)
- Foil variants of Base Set (1:6 packs)
- Printing Plates (1:40 packs)
Binder: 3-ring binder is sold separately and contains an exclusive Wardrobe Card.
Autograph Cards (1:6 packs)
Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser
Diana Gabaldon (Author)
David Berry as Lord John Grey
Tobias Menzies as Black Jack Randall / Frank Randall
Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield
Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall Fraser
· John Bell as Young Ian Murray
César Domboy as Fergus
Ed Speleers as Stephen Bonnet
Andrew Gower as Prince Charles Stuart
Annette Badland as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
Claire Sermonne as Louise de Rohan
Dominique Pinon as Master Raymond
Gary Lewis as Colum MacKenzie
Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie
Grant O’Rourke as Rupert MacKenzie
Hannah James as Geneva Dunsany
Laura Donnelly as Jenny Murray
Lauren Lyle as Marsali
Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan
Maria Doyle Kennedy as Jocasta Cameron
Nell Hudson as Laoghaire MacKenzie
Rosie Day as Mary Hawkins
Simon Meacock as Hugh Munro
Stephen Walters as Angus Mhor
Steven Cree as Ian Murray
Tim McInernny as Father Bain
For more information, check out the CZX Outlander product page.
The “Outlander” television series is the hugely successful drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book Outlander series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide, with all the books having graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The Outlander series spans the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.
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 Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group and Sony Pictures Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
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