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Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC And AFX Ready For Round One

Video Game Figures: Jay Cochran - 2006.01.31

With the first series of Diamond Select Toys’ Street Fighter® Minimates nearing completion, Diamond Select Toys is excited to announce two exclusive two-packs only available through Action Figure Xpress!

The first twopack includes the beautiful yet deadly Chun-Li versus her incredibly powerful nemesis, M. Bison – each in their Player 2 outfits. In addition, the pink Chun-Li and the grey M. Bison will feature all-new faces to further distinguish them from their Player 1 counterparts!

“With so many different costumes available, the Player 2 versions are the most recognizable to fans,” says Michael Leavey, Diamond Select Toys’ Marketing and Sales Coordinator. “Anyone who has played the Street Fighter games against friends will recognize these exclusives.”

Not to be outdone, the second exclusive twopack features the immensely popular Ryu versus the unstoppable Akuma – also in their Player 2 clothes. The grey and blue Ryu is a noticeable departure from his classic white and red costume – the most recognized Street Fighter outfit from any of the video games. Akuma, dressed in red and black, is also quite the variation of his Player 1 coloring. Also featuring new faces, these popular Street Fighters are ready to fight!

Both exclusive twopacks will feature the usual Minimate articulation and stand two inches tall. Energy blasts are included with each character as well, to simulate their advanced fighting techniques. Scheduled for release this March, more details can be found at www.shopafx.com and www.diamondselecttoys.com.

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Capcom, Twentieth Century Fox, Hasbro, Backbone, Bliss House, and MGM, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Timonium, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com.

Manhattan based Art Asylum was founded by Digger in 1996 as a creative studio providing premier work services to the toy industry. In 2000, this award winning studio joined forces with Play Along Toys and transformed itself into a fully functioning toy new force in the boy’s action toy business. This new company launched toys for popular licenses such as Star Trek, Tony Hawk, Eminem, Lord of the Rings and Batman. Currently still working with Play Along-Jakks as a licensor, the Napster license is the company’s first acquisition in their new venture.

Honolulu-based ACTION FIGURE XPRESS is the mail order and online premier toy and action figure collectible shop since 1997. Offering easy, one-stop shopping for today’s discriminating toy and action figure aficionados, Action Figure Xpress prides itself on bringing innovative exclusives to the market as an alternative to “getting those rare figures without fighting the crowds.” For more information, visit www.shopafx.com

Capcom, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Breath of Fire are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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