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WizKids Announces Licensing Partnership for The Orville TV Series

Feb 20, 2019

Once again expanding its licensing portfolio and suite of collectible miniatures, WizKids, the leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, has announced a licensing partnership to feature a popular sci-fi TV series, The Orville, in upcoming HeroClix releases. The new line is slated to hit shelves worldwide in Fall 2019, sold exclusively through Alliance and Diamond distributors in the U.S.

Currently in its second season, The Orville is set 400 years in the future and follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. It is the second television series license to be added to the HeroClix line.

“We’re particularly excited to bring The Orville on board,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Rather than treading a line between serious and playful, the series is both simultaneously, which is a quality you see reflected in most HeroClix games.”

The first product to release will be a Jumbo Starter Set featuring the main crew, including Captain Ed Mercer, played by actor Seth MacFarlane, along with Commander Kelly Grayson, Dr. Claire Finn, Lt. Alara Kitan, Lt. Gordon Malloy, Lt. Commander Bortus, Lt. Commander John LaMarr, enabling HeroClix players and fans to embark in interstellar combat with their favorite characters.

Jumbo Games has signed a Simpsons licensing deal

October 21st, 2015

Jumbo Games has signed a pan European licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products for The Simpsons puzzles and games range.

Stewart Middleton, managing director at Jumbo Games, commented: “We are thrilled to announce The Simpsons as our newest licence. Not only is it fun and loved by adults and children alike, the brand is also recognised on a worldwide scale, and we anticipate it will be a strong addition to our portfolio due to its huge popularity.”

Sandra Vauthier-Cellier, senior vice president, EMEA, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, added: “We are very pleased to partner with Jumbo Games. Given its place as a top UK games and puzzles manufacturer, Jumbo is perfectly placed to meet the broad demographic reach and appeal of The Simpsons.”

Jumbo Games’ line of The Simpsons puzzles and games will be available at retailers across the UK, launching in 2016.