The Simpsons ä & ã 2000 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PREMIUM
atcha from Inkworks, man!”
RALEIGH, NC –
November 20, 2000 – As Bart Simpson would say, “Wanna score
some new Simpsons trading cards? NO
PROBLEMO!” Inkworks announces the release of a new series of collectible
trading cards celebrating a decade of “D’oh!” with one of the best
known families on television: THE
THE SIMPSONS is the longest-running prime-time series currently on
television with over 60 million weekly viewers worldwide.
Inkworks was selected to present Bart, Homer and the rest of THE
SIMPSONS to the world in a
fun, interactive trading card format.
The all-new 81-card set is packed with cool and collectible stuff
including star autographs, episode highlights, character cards,
“Simpsons Exposed” cards, a Homer tribute, classic quotes and more.
Every pack also includes a Decoder Thingy that will enable
collectors to decode Bart Simpson’s chalkboard sayings or trivia on
the back of every card.
“We are very proud of this product,” said Martha Modlin, Executive
Vice President of Inkworks. “THE
SIMPSONS are a fun group to work with in a trading card format.
This set is ideal for both fans of the show and trading card
collectors in general because there are so many unique and exciting
aspects to these cards. We
worked hard to add an element of surprise and interactivity to these
cards as well as capture the fun-loving spirit that makes THE SIMPSONS
To add to the collectiblity of the set, there are
special “Hobby Store Only” boxes
that are loaded with bonus cards including:
Ups – Nine die-cut character cards (approximately 1:11 packs).
Way Cool Man!!
Ø Nuclear Neon – Six nuclear power plant inspired neon plastic cards that seem to glow (approximately 1:17 packs).
– Two paper and two plastic overlay cards that combine to create at
least 12 mix-and-match puzzles (approximately 1:27 packs).
– Five voice actors have autographed cards for the set:
Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Todd
Ralph Wiggum, Kearney, Database), Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson),
Dan Castellaneta (voice of Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney, Krusty
the Clown, Itchy, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Sideshow Mel, and
many more), Harry Shearer (voice of Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned
Flanders, Otto, Principal Skinner, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Eddie and many
more), Marcia Wallace (voice of Edna Krabappel).
special bonus card has been added for customers who buy full 12 box
THE SIMPSONS trading cards have a suggested retail price of $2.99 for a
seven card pack. There are
24 packs in a security sealed display box.
To add variety, fun and uniqueness to the packs themselves, four
different packs have been printed featuring Bart, Lisa, Homer and Marge. THE SIMPSONS trading cards can be purchased at trading card,
comic book, collectible and hobby stores, video and music retailers as
well as through the Internet. To
locate a store near you, call 1-888-COMICBOOK (toll free).
THE SIMPSONS, which airs on the Fox Network on Sunday nights at 8:00
p.m. (Eastern and Pacific)/ 7:00 p.m. (Central), is produced by Gracie
Films in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television. Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, along with
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, comprise the retail-oriented
strategic alliance of Fox Consumer Products.
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and
Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox
Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines.
Inkworks is a Raleigh, North Carolina based trading card company
specializing in entertainment properties.
Inkworks is the only major card manufacturer that has established
an Inkworks Guarantee. The
guarantee assures collectors that each display box contains a complete,
defect-free basic set. Inkworks
pledges the highest quality production, printing and packaging.
Inkworks’ licenses include Buffy
the Vampire Slayer, Angel,
Charmed, Elvis Presley, Roswell,
mummy 2, tomb raider, jurassic park iii, stan lee media, James Bond,
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