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@SpinMaster Games and CMON Launch the First-Ever #Marvel Game on #Kickstarter, Reaching Full Funding in Just 31 Minutes

First Campaign Exclusives Include Nick Fury, Hawkeye and Corvus Glaive Exclusive Miniatures, Plus an Add-On Expansion Pack Featuring The Infinity Gauntlet

TORONTO, ON – February 11, 2020 – Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com), a leading global children’s entertainment company, joined forces with CMON Limited (1792.HK; www.cmon.com), an international publisher and designer of tabletop board games and miniature games, to launch Marvel United, the first-ever Marvel game on Kickstarter.

The Kickstarter campaign is live today and reached its full $150,000 goal in just 31 minutes. The campaign gives backers the chance to get their hands on the ultimate edition of the game for fans and collectors, including exciting Kickstarter exclusives that won’t be found at retail, for a starting pledge of just $60. Backers who pledge $60 or more to the campaign will receive the Marvel United core box and all applicable stretch goal rewards unlocked throughout the campaign.

At the launch of the campaign, Spin Master and CMON also announced two exclusive surprises:

  • Every $60+ backer will receive three additional Kickstarter-exclusive miniatures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye and Corvus Glaive)
  • A Kickstarter-exclusive expansion pack featuring The Infinity Gauntlet is available as an add-on for $30

Backers should check back frequently throughout the campaign for more exciting exclusive reveals, many of which will be added to pledges for free.

Marvel United is the ultimate collector’s item for Marvel superfans, featuring completely original, never-before-seen “chibi-style” artwork and CMON-detailed miniatures of fans’ favorite heroes and villains. The game was a top-secret project that has been in development for almost two years. It is an entirely new board game with original gameplay, built from the ground up by award-winning and cult-favorite game designers Eric Lang (Blood Rage, Cthulhu: Death May Die, Rising Sun) and Andrea Chiarvesio (Kingsburg).

The game taps into the current all-play trend in board games that unites players, encourages cooperative play and communication, and leaves nobody bored!

About the game: It’s time to become the hero you were always meant to be!

  • Marvel United is a fast-paced, cooperative game for two to four players
  • Set up your Mission Board and select one of three included villains (Red Skull, Taskmaster and Ultron) to battle!
  • Each player chooses a hero from the five included options (Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Black Widow) and plays their hero’s unique powers from the Hero Card against the villain
  • Pay close attention to your fellow heroes’ moves and coordinate your efforts — your powers and abilities can be strategically combined to thwart the villain’s Masterplan!
  • If you solve your Mission and defeat the villain, everyone wins! If the villain completes their Masterplan, the heroes all lose
  • Add in expansion sets for even more variety and unique gameplay experiences
  • Marvel United provides 40-60 minutes of game play and is for ages 14+

“We are excited to unveil the first-ever Marvel game on Kickstarter, delivering a truly unique and original game to fans,” says Elizabeth LoVecchio, VP of Spin Master Games. “Spin Master takes pride in great partnerships and working with CMON exemplifies this value. Launching Marvel United on Kickstarter gives us the opportunity to bring the ultimate version of this game to superfans with exclusive expansions and characters that can be mix and matched in the game.”

Spin Master Games is an innovative leader in the gaming space with game-shelf staples like Hedbanz, Soggy Doggy and Perplexus. This adds to Spin Master’s licensed Marvel portfolio of games including 5 Minute Marvel, Sinister Six and Wakanda Forever.

The Marvel United campaign marks CMON’s 42nd Kickstarter. They have successfully funded 41 campaigns to date, raising over $60 Million total, making them Kickstarter’s #1 funded company. “Our goal is to make each campaign as fresh and exciting as our games,” says Geoff Skinner, CMON’s VP of Entertainment. “Marvel United is a passion project for everyone at CMON, and we worked as hard as we could to make sure there are lots of sensational surprises in store over the next three weeks.”

The 22-day campaign will be live through Wednesday, March 4th. The core box is scheduled to be delivered to backers at the same time the game hits retail in the Fall 2020, with any applicable stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusive rewards to be delivered soon after.

For campaign updates, please follow @SpinMasterGames and @CMONgames on Instagram.

About Spin Master

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 110 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 30 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year. To date, Spin Master has produced nine television series, including the relaunched Bakugan: Battle Planet and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,800 people in countries around the world including Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

About CMON

CMON Limited (1792.HK; www.cmon.com) is an international publisher and designer of tabletop board games and miniature games. Beginning from small hobbyist roots, CMON Limited has grown into a multinational group that publishes multiple award-winning games, including Zombicide™, Death May Die™, Arcadia Quest™, Rising Sun™, Blood Rage™, The World of Smog™ and many more. Known in the hobby industry for working with the top game designers, artists, and sculptors in the world, CMON Limited has built an impressive portfolio of both original, best-selling IPs, as well as licensed material. In addition to having worldwide retail distribution, CMON is also the #1 fundraising company of any type on Kickstarter, having raised over $57 million on the platform since the debut of Zombicide in 2012.

Daniel Pickett

AFi founder and Editor-In-Chief Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on Bloomberg News, MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.