Animation Collective, producer of children's TV programme Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF, has hired Delta Leisure Group to release DVDs of the first four series of the show for the UK market.
TWF Complete Series One is already available from the likes of HMV and Toys R Us, plus online retailers Amazon and Play.com and Delta's own online shop. Series Two - The Rise of the Mighty Dexteras - will appear in the autumn, with release dates for Series Three and Four to be announced shortly.
The first DVD includes all the series one thumb wrestling matches, as well as a number of extras including biographies of the wrestlers and end of season play-off finals.
The DVD release programme will be supported by a tie-in with sticker manufacturer Panini. The firm is producing collectable stickers and albums based on the TWF characters and will advertise the continuing release programme in the back of the TWF sticker album that is released in September.
"Thumb Wrestling Federation has become a huge hit in the playgrounds across the country this year," said Charles Webster, Delta's director of product and marketing. "We expect those fans will want to access the programmes on DVD and we are very excited about being part of the TWF family of licensees."