Press Release from 4Kids Entertainment
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. and TC Digital Games, the owners of the popular Chaotic, trading card game (TCG) and animated series, have secured major international licensing deals for Chaotic with Dracco and H Grossman.
Dracco will produce a line of Chaotic-themed candy and chocolate eggs for worldwide (excluding the U.S.) distribution and toy specialists H Grossman will produce a range of Chaotic-branded scooters, skateboards, bicycles, inline skates, outdoor goods, tents, sleeping bags, yoyos, disposable camera sets, wrist bands, and badge makers. The new range will be distributed across a number of markets including the U.K., France, Germany, Nordics, Italy, Spain and parts of Eastern Europe.
Chaotic is the next generation trading card property specifically designed to combine trading card game play with an online multiplayer video game experience. Each Chaotic trading card is printed with a unique alphanumeric code that enables Chaotic players to upload their personal card collection to the Chaotic Website, www.ChaoticGame.com, and challenge players to head-to-head matches all over the world. The Website's features includes the Chaotic Game Pad (the interactive game play application), an army building section, a card trading feature (allowing users to trade their Chaotic cards online with other players), Web-based messaging and forum discussions.
Since its launch in North America in October 2007, Chaotic has grown globally, with a Website of over 1.6 million registered users who have collectively uploaded nearly 65 million cards to the site. During 2008, Chaotic was the best-selling TCG in Canada and was among the top five selling TCGs sold at mass retailers in the U.S. 2009 kicked off Chaotic's launch in Europe with the release of the TCG in the UK, France and Germany, where it is quickly building a strong following.
"With the launch of the Chaotic trading card game in Europe, the brand's popularity continues to grow internationally," said Sandra Vauthier-Cellier, Managing Director of 4Kids Entertainment International. "Teaming up with Dracco and H Grossman, two well-know companies in their respective brand categories, is a great way to launch Chaotic's international licensing portfolio."