Moonscoop’s eagerly anticipated new animated series Hero: 108 has landed Playmates as its global toy partner (excluding Taiwan). The deal allows Playmates to develop and market show-related toys including action figures, vehicles, role play toys and accessories, playsets and electronic and handheld games for the property.
Slated for an early 2010 launch on Cartoon Network internationally, Hero: 108 is the result of one-of-a-kind collaboration between Taiwan’s leading online multiplayer game publisher Gamania Digital Entertainment, Moonscoop and Cartoon Network Intl. Telegael Teo of Ireland and Hong Ying of China are also involved in the toon production. The series is expected to launch on Cartoon Network platforms around the world in early 2010.
Loosely based on the ancient Chinese novel The Water Margin, Hero: 108 follows the outrageous adventures of a group of brave young defenders determined to end a conflict between animals and humans in a faraway kingdom. The group known as First Squad includes Lin Chung, Mighty Ray, Mystique Sonia and Jumpy Ghostface. The show’s striking character designs are by show creator Phoenix Tarng, who is also part of Gamania’s in-house creative development team. The series comes with a massive multi-platform online game developed by Gamania as well as a rich stream of online content and Flash games available at www.Hero108.tv.