‘The Cuphead Show’ Launches New Merchandise Inspired by Video Game and Netflix Series
ONLINE SHOP FOR THE CUTTING HEAD TO DISPLAY! LAUNCHES
AS NEW VIDEO GAME-INSPIRED SERIES DEBUTS ON NETFLIX
New products inspired by iam8bit’s show include accessories, apparel and novelties,
Plus Publishing From Random House Children’s Books and Dark Horse, Jade City Foods Hot Sauce and Craft Coffees, Mad Engine Apparel, Youtooz Collectible Figures and More
NEW YORK, February 25, 2022 – The global phenomenon of gambling Cuphead builds on its successful international presence with exciting new products and Netflix-related partners The Cuphead Show!, which debuted on February 18. Since its launch, The Cuphead Show! has made the top 10 kids list in over 90 countries. Studio MDHR’s eight-time platinum video game, Cupheadhas caused a worldwide stir since its release in 2017 and continues to build momentum with new licensing partners across a wide range of product categories related to both the new Netflix series and classic video game including publishing , clothing, interior decoration and novelties. Cuphead is represented for licensing and entertainment by King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters.
Cuphead and Mugman characters and a few new faces from the show have been popping off the TV screen and into homes thanks to a curated collection of merchandise from iam8bit, available now. Recognized by fans for creating unique and memorable experiences and products inspired by their favorite brands, the online store includes t-shirts, socks and pins as well as a limited-edition 1930s-inspired art poster celebrating The Cuphead Show! launch. Plus, activewear, dresses, loungewear, jackets and more from crazy engine are available at Amazon.co.uk; a range of craft hot sauces and craft coffees featuring Cuphead, Mugman, the Devil, Elder Kettle, Mrs Chalice and King Dice are also in the works with Jade City Foods and will be available on www.inkwellislesstore.com; and collectible vinyl figures from Youtoozthe company that turns nostalgia and internet culture into amazing products people love, will debut this spring.
The Cuphead Show! is also supported by a comprehensive children’s publishing program from Random House children’s books set to launch in May, which includes Screen Comix, frame-by-frame retellings of the episodes in comic book form, as well as Step Into Reading, C&A, Little Golden Books, and 8×8 formats. The first books in the series, a Titled Screen Comix “Handle with Care” and a first Step Into Reading book titled “Welcome to the Inkwell Islands”are available for pre-order now and will be officially released on May 3, 2022. Additionally, “The Art of The Cuphead Show!” coffee table book is currently in development with Dark Horse Comics and slated for release in the second quarter of 2023. Dark Horse has also renewed its global agreement to further expand the existing range of Cuphead books based on the original video game following the introduction of his “The Art of Cuphead” art book and graphic novels to international markets.
“It’s an incredible moment to see Cuphead, which was so inspired by classic 1930s cartoons, become a full-fledged cartoon made with such skill and care by the incredible team at Netflix. Animation,” said the co-director of Studio MDHR. Chad Moldenhauer. “We take great care in working closely with our merchandising partners to ensure that we take pride in the things that are created for the Cuphead community, and it’s wonderful to see the same care taken by great partners to represent the world of The Cuphead Show!”
CupheadThe classic animation style and design of will also be featured on new products, including metal art posters of To display; vinyl figures and additional plush toys from Youtooz; puzzles and novelties of Toynk toys; and Funko recently launched new Cuphead collectible figurines, clothing and accessories worldwide. Plus hats, stickers, keychains and more from Scotty Gear Retail Corp will be released later this year. Cuphead publishing continues with the aforementioned Dark Horse program expansion, a series of prose novels based on games from Little, Brown Young Readers, and a mini book from Running Press to launch in summer 2022. And in Japan, 1000Toys recently launched new action figures, while brand new clothing and accessories are expected to be launched from kaitentai and Smartprise, as well as new novelties and gifts from Ensky.
“CupheadKing Features’ incredible momentum continues with the launch of its groundbreaking animated series on Netflix and DLC is hot on its heels,” said Jarred Goro, King Features Vice President, North America Licensing. “We are proud to work with these amazing partners to release products that fans will love. Cuphead is a true pop culture phenomenon and we look forward to expanding the brand’s presence worldwide. »
Cuphead is celebrated by fans worldwide for its arcade action gameplay, highly original art design, and award-winning soundtrack, featuring nearly three hours of original jazz, big band, and ragtime music. A true cultural phenomenon, the game has sold millions of units worldwide and won over 20 major awards. In addition to a wide range of new product releases, this year fans can expect the June 30 release of The Delicious Last Dish, the highly anticipated next chapter of the hit video game.
About Cuphead/Studio MDHR
Studio MDHR is an independent Canadian video game company founded by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer. Working remotely with a team across North America, Studio MDHR has launched Cuphead on Xbox One and PC to commercial and critical success. Cuphead centers on the brave brothers Cuphead and Mugman on their quest to repay their debt to the devil. Across the bizarre world of the Inkwell Isles, players face massive screen-filling bosses, acquire new weapons, and uncover hidden secrets in single player or local co-op. Inspired by a mix of classic action video games and 1930s cartoons, CupheadThe visuals and audio of are painstakingly created using the same techniques of the era: traditional hand-drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. The game starts on Xbox, Windows 10 computer, To smoke and GOGand has since come to nintendo switch and PS4.
About King Features
Characteristics of the king is a leading producer and distributor of the world’s most iconic intellectual properties and a leader in classic character licensing and franchise development. With one of the longest running consumer product programs in the industry, King Features’ portfolio includes world-renowned pop culture brands such as popeye®, Cuphead, Flash Gordon™, The ghost™, Hagar the Horrible, Moomin, valiant prince® and Mandrake the magician. King Produced Features The Cuphead Show! with Netflix Animation, which is currently streaming on Netflix. As a specialist in content syndication, the company distributes beloved comics such as blonde, Bailey Beetle®, Mutts™ and dozens more as well as columns, editorial cartoons and puzzles across multiple platforms and content providers around the world. King Features is part of Hearst Journalswhich publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Union Times (Albany, New York), and operates local digital marketing services and directories.