Upper Deck is rocking Gen Con with a life size alien lording over the crowds as they walk by the booth. That’s to help kick off the pre-launch of Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game.
The company has also teased the return of the Vs. system, which they’ll release more details on as the convention continues.
To celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary they’ve got a lot going on during the convention.
What fans seem to be most excited about is the new Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game. Upper Deck will be offering the product on presale there before fans can get it in stores for just $60 and we will be hosting demos of the game all weekend long for fans to give it a try. Fans who score the Legendary Encounters game can also score a FREE Alien “Legendary Hugs” slingpack!
Upper Deck will have a variety of Hello Kitty items at show special pricing. And any fans who purchase the new Marvel Legendary Villains game can score a set of four playable promo cards!
Upper Deck will be hosting win-a-box tournaments at the booth from Thursday through Sunday. There will also be a free raffle each day as a way of saying thank you to their fans for 25 great years. Upper Deck will be offering up free birthday cake to fans at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday as folks sing, “Happy Birthday” before passing out the delicious dish!
On Friday fans will definitely want to check out the $10,000 Legendary tournament taking place from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Those who register will also earn four Gen Con exclusive promo cards! Come see who has what it takes to become legendary as Upper Deck offers up big bucks to the game’s best players.
San Diego Comic-Con is under way and things are already buzzing. Upper Deck is heading to the show and you can find them at booth #307 in Lobby A with a variety of promotions exclusive for the convention.
As Upper Deck prepares to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with a new line of trading card products, the company will make four different promotional bags available to attendees for $10 each or $40 for all four. Each bag includes an exclusive San Diego Comic Con Hello Kitty promotional card and figure celebrating the pop icon through the decades – 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s – along with an Upper Deck Hello Kitty figure pack! Fans who purchase all four bags will also get a San Diego Comic Con exclusive black sparkle figure as a gift with purchase! Bags are limited to just 250 per day and will sell out! Additionally there will be a variety of Upper Deck Hello Kitty products for sale at show specials and free Hello Kitty temporary tattoos distributed to all fans. Even Hello Kitty herself will be making an appearance at the Upper Deck booth for photo opportunities with fans on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and again on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The core comic fans however will love to check out the latest from Upper Deck on the gaming side of the business with the company’s popular Legendary™ deck building game available for purchase and to just check out. Key staff involved in the game development will be on-hand to discuss and share details on upcoming expansions of the game.
One of the most exciting opportunities for comic fans however will come on Friday and Saturday when renowned artist Joe Jusko will be appearing LIVE at the Upper Deck booth to sign free oversized cards featuring his artwork for a future product release. Joe Jusko will appear Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Additionally, artist Neal Adams will be signing some of his Upper Deck artwork at his booth in “Artist Alley,” so we encourage fans to drop in to check that out as well!