Nerd Corps eyes global expansion for Slugterra following Channel 5 premiere

Brand already enjoys toy support from Jakks Pacific with blasters, dart packs and collectable slug figurines.
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Nerd Corps is eyeing global expansion of its action comedy animation Slugterra following its successsful premiere on Channel 5 on Saturday, August 3rd.

The popular boys' animation made its UK debut on Disney XD in March this year, and currently boasts 39 episodes following the adventures of Eli Shane and his friends as they battle evil with duelling magical slugs.

The brand also currently enjoys toy support from Jakks Pacific, with a line of blasters, dart packs and collectible slug figurines launched at Smyth's, Toys R Us and The Entertainer. Smyth's is also on air sponsors for the series on Disney XD.

"We're excited to be expanding in the UK, which is a key market for us. We're on two great platforms now with Channel 5 and Disney XD, and Jakks and CPLG are excellent partners," said Juli Boylan, head of global consumer products at Nerd Corps.

"This is a crucial part of Slugterra's continued global rollout. With an evergreen brand like Slugterra, which harnesses boys' natural love of collecting, duelling and exploring, we can look forward to great success in the UK and globally."

Further Slugslinging activity can be found on and the site receives approximately two million visits a month from fans of the show.


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