@WizKids , @CriticalRole Partnership Brings Exandria to Life Hot Toy Reviews January 21, 2021 The global RPG phenomenon goes to the next level with new product offerings! HILLSIDE, NJ, (Jan. 21, 2021) – WizKids, the premier manufacturer of premium pre-painted miniatures and tabletop games, today announced a partnership with Critical Role, the most popular story-driven and worldbuilding digital media brand in the world. Adding to its leading line of high-quality miniatures, WizKids will debut product offerings from the expansive world of Exandria, beginning Q1 2021. “I’ve been a rabid collector of WizKids’ minis for… well, a very long time, and to be able to work directly with them to bring the denizens and dangers of Exandria to life for everyone to use is beyond exciting,” said Matthew Mercer, Chief Creative Officer and cast member of Critical Role. “They bring such skill and expertise to their work, and this upcoming collection really captures the characters and atmosphere of Exandria. I think fans of Critical Role, as well as players new to our world, will greatly enjoy this opportunity for deeper play, collaboration, and imagination.” At launch, fans can expect to see iconic monsters and popular Player Characters (PCs) to enhance their own adventures in the roleplaying game set on the continent of Wildemount. Included in these is Critical Role’s Game Master Matthew Mercer’s famed deluxe “gargantuan” size, pre-painted Udaak. Sculpted with high-detailed features using premium paints, it’s truly a great foe, or ally, for any adventure! “In this new line, we’ve focused our releases on the player’s experience while in the world of Exandria,” said Patrick O’Hagan, Executive Producer RPGs at WizKids. “This way, we hope to empower players to create their own story and experiences with this thrilling roleplaying game.” Through this partnership, players can expect to see many additional releases in the coming years that span various continents in the world of Exandria, including products and RPG accessories like premium pre-painted—and unpainted—miniatures in the tiniest of figures all the way up to gargantuan and more. All packaging comes with a clear window, so fans can see exactly what they are getting on the store shelf. The first six box sets of premium painted figures will release in Spring 2021 and will be available at Friendly Local Game Stores (FLGS) worldwide. The deal was negotiated by Critical Role’s Licensing Agent, Jason Kletzky, President of Collaborations Licensing. To learn more about the partnership, visit: www.WizKids.com About Critical Role Critical Role is the most popular story-driven and worldbuilding digital media brand in the world. While it started off as a roleplaying game between a group of friends in 2012, Critical Role has since evolved into a multiplatform entertainment phenomenon that has branched out into a variety of shows and endeavors, including the flagship show Critical Role, comic books, animation, live performances, podcasts, fan art, graphic novels, multiple books on the New York Times Best Sellers list, philanthropy through Critical Role Foundation, original tabletop game publishing through Darrington Press and more. A passionate and engaged community tunes in each week to watch their favorite storytellers take on new adventures led by veteran voice actor Matthew Mercer and composed of other well-known voice actors Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey and Liam O’Brien. Engrossed in the stories, characters and camaraderie, over half a million regular viewers watch every week and hundreds of thousands more per month continue to discover Critical Role for the first time. For more information on Critical Role go to www.critrole.com.