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Gormiti: The Invincible Lords of Nature (Italian: Gormiti: Gli Invincibili Signori della Natura), later changed to Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return!, is a toy property based primarily on 2 in (51 mm) tall non-articulated mini figures with a trading card game play aspect.[1] The toys were created in Italy in 2005 by Grani & Partners/Giochi Preziosi.


Two Gormiti toys: "Crabs the Avenger" and "Mimeticus"

Gormiti is the name of plastic monsters mini figures, sold together with training cards containing a description of the same character. There are different game modes, and they are used by 4–8 years old children for free play and by adults as collection pieces.

According to the mythology, Gormiti are the warriors of the island of Gorm, divided into two great armies (Good and Evil) in a The Lord of the Rings-like set. The two armies are in turn divided into various peoples, usually tied to a natural element (People of the Sea, People of Lava ...) that characterizes appearance and powers.

The mechanics of sale is similar to that of the figurines: the sale in closed sachets does not allow the choice, and involves the purchase of duplication which in turn feed a phenomenon of exchange. The remarkable success has led to the spread of a large secondary market: figurines, games and other children's products marked "Gormiti", dedicated magazines, DVDs and a theatrical show.

Previously, in the 80s, the Giochi Preziosi distributed static figures of plastic sachets with similar aims, called Exogini, which were also a big hit. In that case it was however an Italianisation of existing static figures inspired by the Kinnikuman manga and anime, based on space wrestler. These figurines were similar to those produced in the US and Japan, except for the difference of the names of the characters, and the plastic used, harder, and similar to that used for the regular Gormiti.

TV series[edit]

The first television series, Gormiti, was co-produced by Giochi Preziosi and Marathon Media and based on the original Gormiti characters. It was broadcast for the first time on Italia 1 and Canal J from 27 October 2008. It started on October 5, 2009, on Cartoon Network in the United States, and Latin America on Disney XD of the year 2011. It consisted of three seasons, Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return!, Gormiti: The Supreme Eclipse Era! and Gormiti: The Neorganic Evolution. On January 3, 2011, Giochi Preziosi launched its series in Brazil, where it is the number one show on TV Globinho. Gormiti has been well known among boys in Brazil, long before the television show appeared. There are already over 200 Gormiti licensed toys on the market in Brazil.[2] The series got good ratings worldwide and positive reviews.[3]

A second series, Gormiti Nature Unleashed, produced in CGI, began airing in Italy in 2012. Apart from the setting and some characters, it is unrelated to the first TV series.

A third series, Gormiti, began airing in 2018.[4]

A fourth series, Gormiti Legends, further reboot of the franchise, which features some of the first Gormiti characters, released in Italy exclusively on the web, while in Spain also on television on the Clan television channel. It's about of a series of 10 episodes of 3 or 4 minutes each.

A fifth series Gormiti - The New Era, is in the works at Italian production company Rainbow.[5] It will be a live-action show, coming in 2024[6] and it costed nearly 15 millions euros.[5] The first two seasons have already been shot, each one is made of 10 episodes. The series was filmed in Italy.[6]

Video game[edit]

Owing to Giochi Preziosi's investment in the platform, Engine Software developed three Gormiti video games for the DigiBlast handheld between 2006 and 2007.[7][8][9]

A Gormiti: Lords of Nature video game for the Nintendo DS and the Wii was released by Konami in September 2010, and is heavily based on season one of the cartoon.[10]


  1. ^ Gormiti Official Site, Official Giochi Preziosi Gormiti Website.
  2. ^ "Brazilian TV debut for Gormiti". www.ltwmag.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  3. ^ "Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return!". TV.com. Archived from the original on 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  4. ^ I Gormiti al MipJunior e MipCom
  5. ^ a b Ravarino, Ilaria (2023-09-25). "Alla corte di Iginio Straffi, il Re Mida del cinema italiano". The Hollywood Reporter Roma (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-10-12.
  6. ^ a b Rastelli, Maura (2023-10-20). "Rainbow svela la nuova produzione TV Gormiti - The New Era in uscita nel 2024". Licensing Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-10-23.
  7. ^ "Gormiti 1: The Masters of Gorm Island". Engine Software. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  8. ^ "Gormiti 2: Lotta Oscura". Engine Software. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Gormiti 3: Aggualo nella Valle". Engine Software. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Konami unveils Gormiti: The Lords of Nature!". Konami Europe. December 2, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-10-26.

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