This morning, Diamond Comic Distributors announced that Cryptozoic Entertainment has expanded its distribution agreement with the company, making Diamond the worldwide distributor of Cryptozoic’s merchandise product lines within the comic book specialty market and other select online and specialty retailers. This agreement extends Diamond’s current rights to distribute Cryptozoic’s board games and trading cards.
“We are pleased to expand our existing relationship with Cryptozoic through this agreement, which not only enables us to distribute their upcoming brand new line-up of collectibles and merchandise to comic shops; but also allows us to work closely with them to grow their presence in other diverse markets. We are excited to build upon what was already a strong business partnership and looking forward to exploring the many opportunities that it presents for both companies.” said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing, John Wurzer.
Since 2010, Cryptozoic has produced some of the best-selling board games, trading cards and other products based on comic books, TV shows, movies and more that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Their games include the DC Comics Deck Building Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and other table top games. Some of their trading card releases include several series of cards based on The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, DC Comics, and The Big Bang Theory. In addition, Cryptozoic organizes and hosts events worldwide to bring the gaming community together.
“Diamond provides the experience and distribution channels to successfully launch our new merchandise lines,” said Bill Schanes, COO of Cryptozoic. “We are excited to work together to achieve sales goals and expand distribution to the comic book specialty retailers and targeted specialty mass-market retail accounts.”