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 http://www.comicshoplocator.com.
|Posted 28 December, 2004 - 20:49 by JoshB|