Upper Deck Lands ‘Huntik: Secrets and Seekers’
Huntik: Secrets and Seekers is a brand new fantasy series coming to America in January from producer Big Bocca Productions, which produced the series with Rainbow S.p.A. and m4e AG.
Upper Deck has announced they will be the worldwide Master Toy Licensee launching with a line of 6” and 9” figures in the fall of 2009. Playmates Toys had previously been announced as the U.S. toy licensee, according to ICv2. A TCG is also in the plans for 2009.
The series is aimed at boys 6-12 years old with an initial run of 26 half hour animated episodes, debuting on CW4Kids Network on Saturday January 3, 2009.
The series synopsis from the property’s website:
Long before our times, humanity fought against an evil of unimaginable power. The darkness was broken only by the Seekers, humans able to invoke legendary creatures -the Titans -into their own plane of existence. With the Titans executing their every order, the first Seekers fought against the dark forces of the underworld and against themselves. Centuries went by, and one by one, the Titans were hidden: some were buried following grueling battles, others merely forgotten as time passed. The magical and powerful creatures lie hidden and dormant in the most remote part of the universe, waiting to be awakened by a new and bold group of Seekers.
After centuries, the Seekers divided themselves into chapters in order to find traces and clues of past and extinct populations in order to reveal the mystery of the Titans.
The Huntik reaching for these answers will travel from the tip of the South American continent to Europe, from North America to African terrains. Only the most worthy of Seekers are able to evoke the Titans and benefit from their unbelievable powers. But there are those who plot in the shadows. A secret organization led by the Professor wants to posses the Titan’s powers for his own evil plans.