CHARLOTTE, NC – JoyRide™ Entertainment (a division of RC2 Corporation) and FUNimation® Entertainment announced today that they will insert an exclusive card from the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG into an upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist DVD. The card, Scar, Ishbala’s Crusader, features Fullmetal Alchemist’s mysterious killer and will be packaged with Volume 6 of the animated TV series, due in stores in November, which includes episodes 21-24 of the top-rated anime series. The card will not be offered elsewhere.
“This is a great opportunity for both JoyRide and FUNimation,” said JoyRide Entertainment Brand Manager Edward Bolme. “Fullmetal Alchemist DVD sales have been stellar, and inclusion of this powerful promo card featuring one of FMA’s most popular characters should help even more while also steering DVD buyers to the card game.”
“We’re happy to be working with JoyRide Entertainment on this project,” said Bob Brennan, director of licensing at FUNimation. “It’s a great incentive for fans of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime, the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG, and collectors. We look forward to working with JoyRide in the future to continue the expansion of the Fullmetal Alchemist brand.”
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About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is one of the nation's leading brand management and independent home video entertainment companies. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Fullmetal Alchemist TCG
Based on the top-rated anime series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG released in August with a 240-card Premier Edition base set. The first expansion set, Blood & Water, releases Nov. 9 and adds 110 cards to the game. It includes a full parallel foil set and a subset of chase cards printed on clear plastic. The game is supported with tournaments, a web site, and a dedicated volunteer corps. For more information, visit http://www.fma-tcg.com or e-mail email@example.com.