4/2/2015: Ultra PRO Sponsors Two High Profile Magic: the Gathering Teams
In partnership with several top Magic: the Gathering players around the world, we are pleased to announce two major sponsorships of highly accomplished professional Magic: the Gathering teams. First is the formation Team Ultra PRO, consisting of several renowned Magic: the Gathering players and deckbuilders from the United States. Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame players Bob Maher, Ben Stark, Paul Rietzl, deckbuilders Sam Black, Craig Wescoe, Adrian Sullivan and several others will be representing Team Ultra PRO at its Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir debut.
"I've been playing Magic for 20 years, and I've been using Ultra PRO sleeves on my decks for almost that long," said Matt Sperling of Team Ultra PRO. "When the possibility of teaming up with the most well-known supplies company in the game was presented to us, the reaction from the team was a unanimous 'Wow, let's do it!'"
The second major sponsorship is with Team Mint from Japan. Team Mint is led by seven-times Grand Prix champion and the most successful Grand Prix player in history Yuuya Watanabe. Watanabe's professional Magic: the Gathering career began in 2007 at Grand Prix Kyoto, where he emerged as the champion and qualified him for his first Pro Tour. Watanabe’s most recent win was at the 2014 Grand Prix Beijing over Sherwin Pu, placing Watanabe at a tie with Kai Budde for number of Grand Prix victories.
The competitive Magic: the Gathering community has long been a mainstay of professional tabletop gaming. As the leading brand in our gaming market and a strong supporter of the competitive and sportsmanship aspects the game, we wanted to align our brand and our culture with some of the most successful players and respected thought leaders in the history of Magic: the Gathering. We are thrilled to kick off our partnership with Team Ultra PRO and Team Mint this year and, together, we look forward to playing a key role in shaping the future of competitive tabletop gaming.
1/22/2015: Ultra PRO Supports the Pat Tillman Foundation Through New PLAY IT FORWARD Program
Giving back to the communities we serve has always been an integral part of our company culture. In 2014, Ultra PRO created PLAY IT FORWARD - a full product line of deck protectors, deck boxes and play mats aimed at benefitting charitable organizations. Through this program, we are proud to announce our partnership with, and our first donation to, the Pat Tillman Foundation through sales of our Camouflage line of trading card game accessories.
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships--building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation, please visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org
1/5/2015: Mage Wars Deck Protector Sleeves
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Arcane Wonders to offer two new Mage Wars Deck Protector sleeve designs, featuring the necromancer and monster eye. We anticipate shipping these new designs to distributors in February 2015. Sleeves are packed in 50-count packs, fit all standard size cards with MSRP of USD$4.49 per pack.
10/31/2014: Ultra PRO Sponsors Jasco Games' New Miniature Game - Dead Meat: Quarantine Zone America!
Today, we’re happy to announce that we’re sponsoring an exciting new Kickstarter by Jasco Games: Dead Meat: Quarantine Zone America! This tabletop game is an innovative take on the zombie genre, pitting unique human factions against each other as they fight on a battlefield that slowly swarms with zombies.
Be sure to check out the Kickstarter and look for the miniature that we sponsored!
8/11/2014: Ultra PRO Announces Partnership with Crypton Future Media
Ultra PRO International LLC (“Ultra PRO”) has entered into a license agreement with Crypton Future Media, Inc. (“CFM”) to produce a series of trading card and tabletop game accessories featuring the virtual pop singer Hatsune Miku and other PIAPRO virtual singers.
Hatsune Miku is a humanoid persona created in 2007 to characterize revolutionary singing synthesizer software created by CFM. Since its creation, Hatsune Miku has garnered the attention of Japanese pop culture fans worldwide. With the help of cutting edge 3D projection technologies, combined with live musical talents, Hatsune Miku performs sold-out concerts around the world since 2009, appearing as opening act on Lady Gaga’s North American ARTPOP tour this spring, and continuing to deliver as “Hatsune Miku Expo 2014” plans this year’s concerts in Los Angeles (October 11 & 12) and New York (October 17 & 18).
Ultra PRO plans to offer a full suite of Hatsune Miku accessories including Deck Protector sleeves, deck boxes, play mats and carrying cases. This partnership with CFM is a part of Ultra PRO’s overall strategy to increase its line of product offerings based on current pop culture icons.
About Crypton Future Media:
Crypton Future Media, INC. is a music technology company based in Sapporo, Japan. Crypton is Japan’s biggest importer and distributor of music software and various sound media since 1995, but also develops diverse music software, such as the singing voice synthesizer and character HATSUNE MIKU and other PIAPRO virtual singers.
5/19/2014: Join us on Facebook – Vote for your favorite Magic Commander Card to be featured on our next Command Tower Deck Box
The Super Sixteen have been chosen! Round 3 is open for voting!
From May 12th to May 31st, come vote for your favorite Commander Cards on Our Facebook Page. We have picked the top 64 Commander Cards and over the course of 3 weeks, they will be narrowed down to a single, player-chosen favorite. The winning Commander Card will have artwork featured on an upcoming Command Tower Deck Box and Deck Protector Sleeves. Who will reign supreme?!
4/24/2014: New Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Accessories Announced
We are proud to announce Ultra PRO's 2014 Sponsored Teams program which will be supporting the following four teams - Team TNLG (Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cardfight!! Vanguard), Team 316 (Cardfight!! Vanguard), Team P.E.A.C.H. (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters) and a new addition, Team Nova (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters).
3/1/2014: New Kabosu the Doge Licensed Accessories
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new line of accessories based on Kabosu, a cute and lovely Shiba Inu which inspired countless "Doge" memes across the internet. A portion of all product sales will be donated through Kabosu's owner to various animal shelters throughout Japan. For more story on the heartwarming story of Kabosu, check out this article on The Verge.
12/13/2013: Ultra PRO to include Geek & Sundry Collectible Card Inserts in Upcoming Deck Protectors
Ultra PRO has partnered with the leading voice of indie geek culture and popular digital entertainment network Geek & Sundry to bring five collectible cards to gaming hobbyist stores across the country. The current deck will include cards feature 5 of Geek & Sundry’s current shows: Spellslingers, TableTop, Co-Optitude, Outlands, and the Geek & Sundry Vloggers. The cards will distributed as bonus inserts in upcoming Ultra PRO Standard Size Deck Protectors. A few lucky fans will receive rare autographed cards signed by cast members of the shows, such as Felicia Day (The Guild) and Adam de la Pena (Code Monkeys.) Look for more information on Ultra PRO and Geek & Sundry’s Facebook page and Twitter feeds in the coming weeks, as well as geekandsundry.com!
Geek & Sundry is a digital entertainment company recognized for bringing the best in award-winning internet television content that features leading voices in geek culture and lifestyle. Founded in late 2011 by the producers of the pioneering hit series The Guild, the company offers a diverse lineup of compelling content and events that have cultivated a thriving community and social media presence for fans of comedy, gaming, comics, vlogs, music, and literature around the world. Geek & Sundry is spearheaded by prominent geek figureheads including Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural, Dr. Horrible) and Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory), and has launched fan-favorite shows such as TableTop, Co-Optitude, Written By A Kid and Spellslingers which have earned them over 1 million subscribers, 75+ million views. The network has also launched a vlog channel dedicated to the line-up of 20 vloggers, which was developed with the view of nurturing new voices for the next wave of geek talent. Geek & Sundry has won multiple accolades and nomination votes from the Annual Streamys, IAWTV, Diana Jones and Producers Guild awards since launch. The office is headquartered in West Hollywood.
12/10/2013: New Distribution Partner for Indonesia
Ultra PRO is pleased to announce a new distribution partnership in Indonesia formed with Mitra Nirwana. Retailers in Indonesia interested in carrying the Ultra PRO line of products can contact Mitra Nirwana by email at Sales@mitranirwana.com or by phone at (+62)81318031501.
11/1/2013: New Distribution Partner for Southeast Asia
Ultra PRO is pleased to form a distribution partnership with Genesis Frontier for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Genesis Frontier carries a wide variety of trading card games, including Cardfight!! Vanguard and other Bushiroad titles, as well as other figurines, toys and other collectibles catering to the anime and hobby markets. Genesis Frontier's website is at www.genesisfrontier.com.
8/23/2013: Sword Art Online products coming soon
Through a license with Aniplex USA, Ultra PRO will be bringing you new trading card accessories featuring popular anime title Sword Art Online. Products will be available to distributors in English territories.
7/11/2013: Ultra PRO Sponsored Teams
We are pleased to announce the three competitive gaming teams participating in Ultra PRO's 2013 Sponsored Teams program - Team TNLG (Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cardfight!! Vanguard), Team 316 (Cardfight!! Vanguard) and Team P.E.A.C.H. (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters).
7/5/2013: Updated Store Locator
We have updated our Store Locator! Websites are now listed and search functions made more robust. If your store's website is not listed through a "View Site" link, please send us an email through the Contact Us section and we will update your information.
5/8/2013: Coqui Hobby Distribution partners with Ultra PRO
Orlando, Florida. – May 6, 2013 – Coqui Hobby Distribution, LLC, a leading Hobby Distributor to Latin America, announced today its partnership with Ultra PRO, a leading manufacturer of game, comic, sports cards, and photo accessories. Coqui Hobby Distribution, LLC will immediately offer a full range of Ultra PRO products to Latin America.
“We are really excited for this opportunity to work with Ultra PRO.” said Sito Sanchez, President, Coqui Hobby Distribution, LLC. “Working with a category giant like Ultra PRO allows us an amazing opportunity to further expand our extensive product offerings to the region. This, in turn, will help us to continue to closely support a market that is hungry for expansion.”
Starting immediately, Coqui Hobby Distribution, LLC is able to offer Ultra PRO products to Latin America. For more information about Coqui Hobby Distribution, LLC and Ultra PRO products please contact: Rafael Rivera, Vice President of Sales at: email@example.com
About Coqui Hobby Distribution
Coqui Hobby Distribution, LLC is a leading distributor for Latin America. With their very knowledgeable staff and dedicated Organized Play specialist, Coqui Hobby Distribution, LLC is a region leader in bringing retailers the hottest products at competitive pricing without sacrificing customer service.
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