New toys from Diamond in January
Anime-nia Continues with New Trading Figures
Two great new trading figure sets based on two of the most popular new anime
series will be on retailers' shelves soon, and both are available exclusively
in North America through Diamond Comic Distributors!
Though anime has been a fan favorite medium for many years now, it seems like
the more time passes, the more popular it becomes. Franchises such as Gundam
Wing and Dragonball Z have had huge fan bases that continue to grow. To keep
the form fresh and fans satisfied, new series are regularly being created,
and most quickly attain popularity. Among those series are Mai HiME and Onegai
(Please) Friends. Fans of these and other anime can celebrate the popularity
and intensely appreciated art style of anime with the Mai HiME Trading Figures
and Onegai (Please) Friends Trading Figures.
Imported from Japan by CM's Corporation, the Mai HiME Trading Figures depict
characters from the new anime series from Sunrise. In this series, Mai and
her brother are traveling on a ferry, which becomes the site of a destructive
battle between two girls wielding supernatural powers. Mai discovers that she
too can wield these powers, known as the HiME. The assortment contains six
figures, each with two color variations, including Mai, Natsuki, Nao, Mikoto,
Fumi, and Mashiro. Scheduled to ship in April 2005, this series comes in special "mystery
box" packaging, for a more adventurous collecting experience.
The Onegai (Please) Friends Trading Figures - also imported from Japan - feature
characters from the new side story to the hit series, Onegai Twins. This assortment
includes six figures, each with four swimsuit color variations! Scheduled to
ship in June 2005, this assortment is ideal for fans of the Onegai series.
Monsieur Bome Collection Continues to Heat Up
The anime and manga motifs are hotter than ever, as displayed through the
new Bome: Kirasaki Mai and Sai Figures, available exclusively in North America
through Diamond Comic Distributors!
Bome is a famous Japanese sculptor who, for many years, created popular
garage kits (home-made kits or statues, often created in the garage or workshop,
that are made in small, limited numbers), and then went on to work with Japanese
toy manufacturer, Kaiyodo. Most well-known for his sexy, anime-style women,
Bome is regarded as a "fine artist" by his many fans, and
even hosted an exhibit of his works in early 2001 in Paris, France! Now, fans
of sexy anime and alluring art can exhibit their favorite artistic styling
with this new figure.
Imported from Japan, Mai is available in a red dress, and Sai in a green dress.
Constructed from durable PVC, both figures each have their own unique details
and facial expressions. These sexy anime-styled figures measure approximately
9" tall (with no articulation) and are the fifth and sixth figures in
the "Monsieur Bome Collection." Scheduled to ship in April
2005, this is one figure that no import toy collector or anime/manga fan will
want to be without.
Fans can find these and other great products based on today's most popular
Japanese imports at their local comics shop, or by contacting the Comic Shop
Locator Service toll free at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266- 4226) or online at
|Posted 28 December, 2004 - 20:49 by JoshB|