10-26-04—- Yamato Toys Latest
Yamato USA, the North American subsidiary of Yamato Co. Ltd., is further pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for seven new items in additional to the previously announce 1/12 scale Scopedog. Not to be overlooked among these new offerings is the third volume of Yamato’s immensely popular Story! Image! Figure! Rurouni Kenshin (aka Samurai X) miniature collectible figures, as well as the new additions of Fighting Chun-Li and Fighting Cammy PVC statues to our equally popular Capcom Girls Collection.
SIF: Rurouni Kenshin Miniature Collectible Figures – Volume 3 Story! Image! Figure! A Yamato Original! Yamato continues its extremely popular line of Rurouni Kenshin (aka Samurai X) collectible miniature figures with this impressive third series. Beautifully sculpted by renowned Japanese “garage kit” artist Takayuki Shiragami, each blister carded figure stands between 4.0″ – 5.5″ and comes with a themed display base. Based on the overwhelming demand for the first two series, this is one item not to overlook!
SIF: Giant Robo the Anime Miniature Collectible Figures – Volume 1 Story! Image! Figure! A Yamato Original! The all-time classic anime Giant Robo rockets to life with this blister carded assortment of seven 4″ collectible miniature figures drawn from the Giant Robo series, The Day the Earth Stood Still, newly released by Media Blasters. The Giant Robo figures, themselves, feature interchangeable parts making them must haves for all collectors who want to recreate a variety of classic scenes from the anime. And did we mention Ginrei. Oh, Ginrei! In three lovely styles.
SIM: Zeorymer Action Figure Story! Image! Mechanics! A Yamato Original! A special treat for Giant Robot fans, Zeorymer from Hades Project Zeorymer. Measuring over 7″, Zeorymer is the second (IDEON being the first) in a line of action figures paying tribute to the Giant Robots of Japanese anime. Collectors will appreciate the figure’s detachable parts allowing simulation of a number of action sequences from the anime. Comes in two paint versions, each window boxed.
Berserk: Miniature Collectible Figures – Volume 4 Created by Kenturo Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme – violent, horrifying, and mercilessly funny – and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Yamato is proud to continue its prestigious line of Berserk collectibles with this fourth in a series of miniature figures. Measuring approximately 4″, these figures feature an amazing, detailed likeness of the characters from the anime / manga and come sealed in clamshell packaging.
Armored Troopers Votoms: Chirico Cuvie Action Figure A companion piece to the amazing 1/12 scale Scopedog, the Chirico Cuvie action figure is a must have all on its own. Cuvie features an impressive 20 points of articulation, including a special double jointed hip allowing the figure to be seated in the Scopedog’s cockpit. Cuvie also comes with a set of 16 accessories including flight helmet, gun and 6 sets of extra hands! Window boxed, Cuvie is sure to gain the notice of action figure collectors and fans of the Armored Troopers Votoms anime!
Capcom Girls Collection: Fighting Chun-Li & Fighting Cammy PVC Statues Yamato continues its Capcom Girls PVC Statue Collection with “Fighting Chun-Li” and “Fighting Cammy”, two of the loveliest – and deadliest – ladies from Capcom’s Street Fighter 2. Takayuki Shiragami, whose sculpts for Yamato’s Street Fighter Minis received critical acclaim, once again lends his talents to capture the very essence of motion, while maintaining perfect balance. Measuring well over 7.5″, each figure comes in two paint styles. “Fighting Chun-Li” and “Fighting Cammy” figures sold separately. And don’t forget to make room on your shelves for Yamato’s very own 1/12 scale ATM-09-ST Scopedog! Never before has a Scopedog figure of this magnitude been this articulated and loaded with this many features. This is the must have collectible for 2005!
– Courtesy some news sent in by Daniel Zelter, The Daily Camera and Scotsman talk about a new agency for Japanese parents, where they can exchange personal information about their sons and daughters, in the hopes that the parents can find a propsective spouse for them, since their children can’t seem to find the time to date.
– The Japan Times reports on the first ever bullet train derailment which occured due to recent earthquakes. Toki No. 325 bullet train on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line was running at 210 kph when the first of a series of powerful quakes hit Niigata Prefecture shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday evening.
10-25-04—- DBZ Trivia Game Lands In Stores
Parklife Games (http://www.parklifegames.com/), Inc. announced today that the company’s much-anticipated new game, Dragon Ball Z® The Trivia Game, the first trivia board game ever compiled to entertain and challenge American Anime (Japanese animation) fans, has begun shipping to retailers to land on store shelves this holiday season.
The new trivia game based on the multi-billion dollar property, Dragon Ball Z®, was created by Parklife Games Founder, Cherise Lambert, as part of the licensing agreement for Parklife Games from FUNimation Productions, Ltd., exclusive worldwide licensor of the property. “We’re expecting the strength of the Dragon Ball Z® brand and the loyal fan following to make for very strong sales of Dragon Ball Z® The Trivia Game available to consumers this holiday”, explained Lambert.
Lambert said, “It was a lot of fun to work with such a great property and we’re very excited that after 2 years of development and testing with fans, Dragon Ball Z® The Trivia Game is ready for consumers just in time for the 2004 holiday season. After Dragon Ball Z’s five consecutive years on Cartoon Network (276 English Episodes), there was an abundance of information to work with to develop the game. We worked very closely with FUNimation and DBZ fans on the content, game play and design, to create a very fun, challenging and engaging game. We created a game that tests fans’ knowledge of characters, attacks, locations within the DBZ universe, movie features and general trivia. With all of the different elements of the game, individual strategies, a little luck and knowledge of Dragon Ball Z®, Dragon