Cartoon Network Secures New Licenses for Rick & Morty
Thursday July 28, 2016
Cartoon Network Enterprises has signed five new licensees to create product for the Adult Swim animated series “Rick and Morty.”
Funko will expand its POP! vinyl figures with additional POP! vinyl figures, stylized plush and mystery mini collectibles.
Cryptozoic Entertainment will launch custom card and board games including Mr. Meeseeks Box of Fun, a dice and dares game, and a Total Rickall card game.
USAOpoloy will introduce a range of themed games, puzzles and cards including a “Rick and Morty” puzzle in August and the Monopoly: “Rick and Morty” Edition in September. Additional games and puzzles are planned for 2017.
PhatMojo will create a range of adult Halloween costumes and accessories including masks, Rick’s lab coat and a foam laser gun. The costumes will hit specialty stores this September, and Astro Gaming will launch custom tags for its wired and wireless gaming headphones.
Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, “Rick and Morty” follows a sociopathic genius scientist and his timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures throughout the universe. The series is currently in production for season three.
“We have been thrilled with the immense success of ‘Rick and Morty’ and are excited to bring these top notch licensees on board to expand our consumer products offerings,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises, North America. “Each new partner will provide fans with an even deeper connection to the series, as the offering now expands into collectible figures, exciting games and more.”