Funko Announces Licensing Agreement with Wizards of the Coast To Produce Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Figures
LYNNWOOD, WA – February 16, 2014 – Funko is excited to announce a new licensing agreement with Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) to produce Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker figures for their popular Pop! Vinyl Figures and new Legacy Collection Action Figures lines. “We are deeply honored and very excited that Wizards of the Coast chose Funko as a partner to develop truly cool collectibles for Magic: The Gathering. I know the fans of Magic have been waiting nearly 20 years to get their hands on some fantastic Action Figures and stylized Vinyl figures. I promise that we won’t disappoint them!” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko.
Twentieth Century Fox and Hasbro to Develop Magic: The Gathering As a New Film Franchise
Twentieth Century Fox and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have joined forces to make a series of films based upon Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast’s fantasy-adventure property, MAGIC: THE GATHERING. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), whose Genre Films banner is based on the Fox Lot, will serve as the franchise’s creative steward and produce in close partnership with Hasbro. The announcement was made today by TCF production president Emma Watts, and Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios.
Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion Announced
Wizards of the Coast today announced that the Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion will release on September 18, 2013.* Adding depth to the latest installment of the wildly popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, the Magic 2014 Expansion will give players the opportunity to explore new planes, fight new enemies and face new challenges. Available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC via Steam, PlayStation Network, iPad, and Android via Google Play and the Amazon App Store, fans will be able to check out the expansion for the first time this weekend at PAX Prime (August 30 – Sept 2) in the Magic booth (#1642).
Magic 2014 - Core Set Launches Today
July 19, 2013 – RENTON, WA – Wizards of the Coast today launched the Magic 2014 – Core Set, which comes hot on the heels of the release of Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers, the latest installment in the hit video game franchise. Featuring 249 black-bordered cards, the Magic 2014 – Core Set includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set and is available in booster packs, intro packs and fat packs. On September 7, 2013, fans are invited to attend Magic Celebration where they will have the opportunity to play in a special format event using cards from the Magic 2014 – Core Set and receive cool downloadable content.
Magic 2014-Duels of the Planeswalkers Available Today
Wizards of the Coast today launched Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers on PlayStation Network, iPad and, for the first time ever, on Android tablet via Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Magic 2014, which will also release on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC via Steam tomorrow, challenges players to “Ignite Your Spark” and help Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar in a quest for revenge as they track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe.
Magic: The Gathering at Seattle EMP Museum
Wizards of the Coast today announced that its popular Magic: The Gathering franchise will be part of a new fantasy exhibit debuting at Seattle’s EMP Museum this weekend. The exhibit will display several key pieces from Magic’s archive of incredible world-building imagery alongside artifacts from high-profile pop culture and fantasy phenomenons including Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. The Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit will launch tonight at 6:30pm PT with a special opening celebration – QUEST: Fantasy Exhibit Opening Adventure – followed by the official public opening tomorrow, April 27, 2013.
Gatecrash Set Launches
Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of Gatecrash, the second set in the Return to Ravnica block for Magic: The Gathering. Tensions are building on the city-world of Ravnica, where each guild continues to ply its own agenda to outsmart and outmaneuver the others. In this set, players will uncover the five remaining guilds – Orzhov, Dimir, Gruul, Boros, and Simic – in hopes to be the first to unravel Ravnica’s deep-rooted secrets.
Return to Ravnica Set Launches
Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of the Return to Ravnica set, which kicks off the highly anticipated Return to Ravnica block. This launch brings Magic: The Gathering fans back to the most revered plane in the Multiverse – Ravnica, a plane covered entirely by city and inhabited by 10 guilds all vying for control.
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Launches on iPad, Consoles Today
June 20, 2012 - RENTON, WA - Wizards of the Coast today unleashed Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 on iPad for the first time, along with Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC/Steam® and PlayStation® Network.* Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is the first major release from Magic: The Gathering this summer, kicking off the Magic 2013 campaign that entices players to “Face A Greater Challenge” against the ultimate evil mastermind of the Multiverse, dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas!
Face A Greater Challenge! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 to Launch This Summer
Wizards of the Coast today announced the Magic: The Gathering 2013 product line-up featuring the Magic: The Gathering 2013 Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 video game for iPad, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network platforms.